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Vaccine is Amman-bound

Worldwide Flight Services’ Frankfurt Cargo Services arm put its first BioNTech Covid-19 vaccines into the hold of an Amman-bound Royal Jordanian Airlines’ Airbus A319. FCS, the largest airline-independent cargo handler at Frankfurt, has been completing its preparations to support Covid vaccine shipments as part of WFS’ Project Coldstream initiative to move an anticipated 16 billion doses of vaccine. In Frankfurt, this has included gaining CEIV certification by IATA in September as ... [+]

Lufthansa takes staged approach to Frankfurt upgrade

Lufthansa’s supervisory board has approved investment in its main cargo hub at Frankfurt, on a modular basis. Modernisation of the Lufthansa Cargo Center has already begun in January 2021 and is due to be completed in 2028. Digitalisation, new product requirements and the increasing importance of ... [+]

DHL expands Leipzig pharma site

DHL Global Forwarding has expanded its Life Sciences & Healthcare facility in Leipzig by 2,500sq m. It houses state-of-the-art equipment for storing and handling temperature-controlled pharmaceutical and medical products, such as vaccinations and is the second DHL Global Forwarding facility to be expanded in terms ... [+]

Aggregate win for Tilbury

The Port of Tilbury and FM Conway have extended their agreement for a further five years to load aggregate for the latter’s Theale facility. FM Conway is the largest independent supplier of asphalt in the south east and the new agreement will also see the ... [+]

Brussels boss takes to the Cloud

Former Brussels Airport director of cargo and logistics and current TIACA chairman Steven Polmans is to join cargo community network Nallian. As chief customer officer, he will be responsible for accelerating the expansion of Nallian’s global network of cargo communities that operate the Nallian Cargo ... [+]

Kerry Logistics opens chemical site

Kerry Logistics Network has opened a chemical logistics centre in the Cangzhou Lingang Economic and Technological Development Zone in Hebei province. Located close to the Tianjin Nangang Industrial Zone, it has a total area of 320,000 sq ft, comprising Class A warehouse, Class B warehouse, ... [+]

Tariff freeze for Portland Port

Portland Port has frozen its fees in 2021 to help its customers cope with the coronavirus pandemic. Commercial general manager Ian McQuade said “Portland Port acknowledges the significant challenges faced by all industries during this pandemic, so to help, we have decided to keep our ... [+]

Elfyn rallies to EV Cargo cause

Top rally driver Elfyn Evans has become a brand ambassador for EV Cargo. The 32-year-old from Dolgellau in Wales narrowly missed out on being crowned FIA World Rally Champion in a nail-biting season finale and is gunning for championship victory in 2021. He’s an official ... [+]

Women on the march at ABP

Associated British Ports (ABP) has joined Maritime UK’s Diversity in Maritime programme. Its ports in Southampton and East Anglia have been recognised by the Diversity in Maritime Charter for their success in implementing initiatives to attract a more diverse workforce. Twenty volunteers from across the business ... [+]

New name for Geodis’ project arm

Geodis Industrial Projects is to be renamed Geodis Project Logistics. The forwarder says the change reflects the more diversified service portfolio which now goes beyond the industrial segment. Geodis is also integrating its Aid & Relief business as well as its Marine Logistics teams into ... [+]