Green machinery for Teesport

PD Ports has taken delivery of three Liebherr electric rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes, as part of the latest phase in the port operator’s container terminal expansion at Teesport. The RTGs, which stand at are more than 24 metres high and weigh 135 tonnes, are the first of PD Ports’ electrically powered fleet and a greener alternative to existing diesel cranes. PD Ports’ chief executive, Frans Calje (pictured, below), said: ““We are continuously ... [+]

Virgin flies vital supplies from Shanghai

Virgin Atlantic teamed up with Virgin Group’s not-for-profit foundation, Virgin Unite, to fly a special charter with essential medical supplies and equipment for the NHS from Shanghai to London. The Boeing 787-9 aircraft departed Shanghai at 11:40 local time on 3 April landing at 16:50 the ... [+]

China to Dartford in 17 days

Freight forwarder Davies Turner says that its direct weekly intermodal container rail freight service from China to the UK, which re-started in mid-March has broken its existing record transit time, arriving at its regional distribution centre in Dartford a week ahead of schedule. Tony Cole, head ... [+]

Tilbury says it with boxes

The port of Tilbury made its own unique contribution to the Clap for Carers event on 2 April, shuffling 137 suitably-coloured containers to create a tribute to NHS workers and other key workers. Asset and site director Paul Dale, said: “We wanted to recognise the important ... [+]

Vital medical supplies get the VIP treatment

Global logistics provider, GEFCO, has transported a large shipment of medical supplies on special charter flights from Shanghai to Bratislava to help tackle COVID-19 in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. The deliveries took place on 31 March to 1 April 01using two Boeing 787 planes temporarily ... [+]

Biggest container volume ever for Liverpool2

Peel Ports’ Liverpool2 deep-water container terminal has handled its largest ever cargo volume in a single vessel call since it opened in 2016, after the MSC Federica exchanged 5,452teu. The vessel is part of MSC’s Turkey Canada service and includes calls at Montreal, Liverpool, Sines, Valencia, ... [+]

East Midlands is vital lifeline

East Midlands says it has continued to operate 60% of its scheduled flights during the COVID-19 crisis, more than any other major European Airport. The latest European air traffic statistics, published by Eurocontrol, show that EMA has seen the smallest drop in flight numbers of any ... [+]

Qatar steps up Netherlands freighters

Qatar Airways Cargo has increased freighter frequencies to the Netherlands from nine to 34 each week. The Boeing 777 and 747 freighters operate to Amsterdam and Maastricht, with 27 weekly frequencies to Amsterdam and 7 weekly frequencies to the latter. Amsterdam is one of the ... [+]

Partners fly face masks to Europe

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), Airbus and Bolloré Logistics have worked together to distribute two million face masks to health workers in France and Spain battling the coronavirus. Airbus operated one of its own A330-800 passenger aircraft to Tianjin in China to collect the shipment, returning to ... [+]

Geodis organises China airlift

The French Government has commissioned Geodis to organize an emergency movement of millions of masks from China. The forwarder is planning 16 flights over the coming weeks, with a weekly volume of around 2,400sq m. If necessary, the schedule could be extended into May. GEODIS ... [+]