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People-smuggling continues despite Covid, says TT Club

Enhanced border control measures and travel restrictions during the Covid crisis have only temporarily shifted the focus or means of people smuggling, says insurer the TT Club. It quotes a recent report by the European Migrant Smuggling Centre, part of Europol, which says that smugglers have been increasingly putting migrants in trucks and freight trains, along with using small boats to cross river borders and the English Channel. Managing director, loss prevention ... [+]

Transaid launches Uganda driver programme

Transaid, with support from the Employment and Skills for Development in Africa Programme, has launched an urgent response to support HGV drivers in Uganda during the Covid pandemic. The international development organisation is working with local partners to roll-out safety advice and provide hand-washing facilities, ... [+]

Etihad to offer 20-city network from 10 June

Etihad Airways will link 20 cities in Europe, Asia and Australia via Abu Dhabi when it introduces a special flight programme on 10 June. Connections will be available via Abu Dhabi to Jakarta, Karachi, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Melbourne, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, and Tokyo to major ... [+]

We’re world number one, says Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways says that it is currently the largest cargo and passenger airline in the World. The airline’s share of the global market has grown significantly over the past three months as it has not only continued operating but also expanded to more than 30 ... [+]

International effort delivers vital supplies

UK-based Allport Cargo Services – part of EV Cargo Global Forwarding - partnered with fashion industry customer Promeco to supply face masks to France and Belgium. The deliveries required 28 ACS charter flights capacity on scheduled commercial flights from China to Brussels, Ostend-Bruges and Liege ... [+]

Qatar Airways to resume Dublin flights

Qatar Airways will increase passenger and cargo flights between Doha and Dublin to daily from 13 June. It will also increase services to Milan and Rome on the same date along with resuming services to Venice from 15 July. [+]

THE Alliance merges services

The ‘THE’ Alliance group of container lines - - Hapag-Lloyd, Ocean Network Express, and Yang Ming - say that the FE4 service between Asia and North Europe will remain merged with FE2 until the end of September 2020. FE2 will continue to serve Pusan, Shanghai, ... [+]

TAPA warns of post-corona crime wave

The Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) is warning that there could be spike in cargo thefts as coronavirus lockdowns begin to be lifted across the Europe, Middle East and Africa. With entire national populations being advised to stay at home since the beginning of March, cargo ... [+]

Kerry sustains food charities

Kerry Logistics Network has supported two food charities in setting up delivery networks across Manchester, home of its UK headquarters. The Kerry Logistics UK team delivered groceries and ready meals for Open Kitchen MCR and The Bread and Butter Thing free of charge at the ... [+]

Unions demand deep-clean at XPO

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has criticised logistics operator XPO’s response to the covid-19 pandemic, saying that at least six workers have died at its European sites in the UK, France, Italy and the Netherlands. The unions says that although it remains unconfirmed whether the ... [+]

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