GBA spends £4m on new wheels

European logistics operator GBA Services is spending over £4 million on its largest-ever vehicle purchase. It comprises 20 DAF XF106 double sleeper tractor units, 30 low-mileage used units for a new contract, 15 brand new Lawrence David Tall-boy 4.65m high pillarless curtain-side trailers, 30 Mercedes Sprinter vans, six of them refrigerated. Many are left-hand-drive for allocation to GBA’s European stations in Germany, Poland, Austria and Portugal. [+]

Turkish Cargo wins AEO status

Turkish Cargo has obtained Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) status for its worldwide operations. The move is expected to streamline its operations by speeding up customs clearance and to help the carrier’s entry into new markets. [+]

Cargo carrier strengthens team

British all-cargo airline CargoLogicAir has appointed Frank De Jong as chief operations officer. Having previously held a number of executive roles with, he was lately director product development at CargoLogicManagement, a British management consulting company serving the international cargo airlines of Volga-Dnepr Group and its ... [+]

Seatruck ups Liverpool-Dublin capacity

Seatruck Ferries has increased capacity and frequency between Dublin and Liverpool by replacing its smallest vessel on the route, the Clipper Ranger, with a larger P series vessel offering almost twice the capacity. It has also added additional Friday sailings, bringing its frequency on the route ... [+]

Palletforce’s global strategy pays off

Palletforce has reported a 45% increase in European volumes after it extended its coverage from eight to 24 countries in the past 12 months and launched a global service focusing on Asia earlier this year. European development director Mark Tabor (pictured) has spearheaded improvements in tracking ... [+]

DSV wins AEO status

DSV in the UK has been awarded Authorised Economic Operator F (AEOF) accreditation, covering its road, air, sea and solutions operations. The forwarder had to prove it met specific criteria, including an appropriate record of compliance, a satisfactory system of managing commercial and transport records ... [+]

Teesport is Seacon’s friend in the North

PD Ports has formed a partnership with forest products terminal operator and freight forwarder Seacon to establish a northern UK point of entry for its customers. Already operating at the Port of Tilbury will use PD Ports’ Teesport as its Northern logistics hub. Seacon commercial manager Martin ... [+]

Expanding Newport buys former steel site

ABP South Wales has purchased a 10 acre site next to the east gate at its Port of Newport to expand its port-centric manufacturing operations as well as increasing storage capacity for existing customers. The sale of the Neptune Works, most recently used by AIC Steel, ... [+]

Kerry opens Pakistan arm

Asian-owned forwarder Kerry Logistics Network has formed a new subsidiary in Pakistan to take advantage of new business opportunities along the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (‘CPEC’), part of the Belt and Road initiative. CPEC is a multi-billion infrastructure development plan to link China with markets in ... [+]

Red Kestrel ready to fly

Who says Britain doesn’t build ships any more? Fabrication of Red Funnel's new £10m state-of-the-art freight ferry for the Isle of Wight is on schedule at Cammell Laird's on Merseyside. Work on Red Kestrel is well advanced with the superstructure and bridge complete together with 64% ... [+]