Awards all round for Imperial in Africa

Kenya Revenue Authority has presented Imperial Logistics’ Managed Solutions business with a trophy for exemplary tax compliance, presented by no less than the country’s president Uhuru Kenyatta. Imperial Logistics healthcare business in Nigeria has meanwhile been recognised as a Company to Inspire Africa by the London Stock Exchange. Its subsidiary, Worldwide Healthcare was listed in the Exchange’s ‘Companies to Inspire Africa Report’, now in its second year. The report recognises high-growth firms ... [+]

Tyne tackles after-school activities

Members of the Connected Kids Club get stuck in with Port of Tyne chief executive Matt Beeton. The port is supporting the Meadow Well branch of the club, which offers affordable after school facilities for children aged 8-13 years. Mandi Cresswell, chief officer at Meadow Well Connected ... [+]

Chop-chop for globe-spanning chopper-swop

Volga-Dnepr Airlines and Panalpina have helped the Babcock multinational corporation swop helicopters stationed on the opposite sides of the globe in the UK and Australia in the minimum time. Two Aberdeen-based AugustaWestland AW139 helicopters needed to get to their new base in Melbourne, Australia, while two ... [+]

Unifeeder goes inland to Austria

DP World-owned short-sea specialist Unifeeder has opened a depot in Vienna to ensure availability of 45’ palletwide containers for the local exporters. It cited the location’s geographic location and accessibility to the highway and rail networks. The new depot would help customers cope with last-minute ... [+]

DHL steps on the gas to cut emissions

DHL Freight has deployed one of the first liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered long-haul trucks in Europe capable of towing a mega trailer. During a year-long trial period the Iveco Stralis vehicle will operate a daily shuttle between DHL’s logistics centre and a BMW Group production ... [+]

Record traffic is icing on the cake for Pall-Ex Italia

Pall-Ex Italia has celebrated its tenth birthday with record annual turnover and double-digit year-on-year growth since 2012. The company says it has been instrumental in establishing the pallet distribution model within Italy, after selecting the country as its first location for European expansion a decade ago. Pall-Ex ... [+]

Bigger ships find a berth in Perth

Two of the largest vessels to visit Perth Port in recent years docked within 24 hours of each other in mid-March to offload a total of 2,600 tonnes of fishmeal. The 1,500 tonne Fri Sky arrived from Norway and her sister ship, the Fri Sun ... [+]

Boost for Dundee decommissioning

A new alliance of businesses in the North Sea Oil & Gas decommissioning sector has been launched in Dundee. Forth and Tay Decommissioning includes ABB, Augean North Sea Services, COES Caledonian, Forth Ports, John Lawrie Group, Offshore Decommissioning Services and Well-Safe Solutions. Founding partner, Charles Hammond, ... [+]

Newark recruit for Palletways network

Newark-based packing and haulage company International Logistics Centre, has joined the Palletways network. The family-run business, which was founded in 1988, specialises in transportation, shipping, export packing, warehousing and storage, working in Africa, Russia, the Artic, Antarctica and the Middle and Far East - and ... [+]

São Paulo to be Virgin’s first South American city

Virgin Atlantic Cargo is to launch flights between London Heathrow and São Paulo, Brazil in 2020. A daily 787 will offer several tonnes of capacity on the carrier’s first foray into South America and will give direct access into the continent’s largest import and export ... [+]