Freight industry says farewell to Queen of the Skies

Kuehne+Nagel’s Apex Logistics International will have the honour of putting the very last Boeing 747 into service. The 747-8 freighter will be operated under a long-term charter agreement with Atlas Air, supporting customers on the volatile Transpacific trade lanes. After a half-century production run, the last jumbo jet, christened Empower, was presented to the public at a ceremony at the Boeing Everett Delivery Center in Seattle. Kuehne+Nagel board member for air logistics, Yngve ... [+]

ABP to acquire Marchwood military port operation

Associated British Ports is to acquire Solent Gateway Ltd (SGL), operator of Marchwood military port on Southampton Water. ABP, which owns the nearby port of Southampton, says it will deliver Solent Gateway’s vision and support its plans, for development and job creation while substantially upgrading ... [+]

New UK leader for Transmec

Imran Mohammed, London branch manager at pan-European logistics specialist Transmec, has been promoted to UK general manager. He takes over from John Simkins who has stepped aside after nine years in the role. Previously serving as UK finance director for 18 years, Imran Mohammed became London ... [+]

Monster freight for IAG Cargo

As one of the world’s leading carriers of livestock, IAG Cargo has carried some interesting creatures over the years but surely none as impressive as the Patagotitan Mayorum ‘titanosaur’. This, the largest known land animal ever,  roamed what is now Patagonia in Argentina, around 100 ... [+]

Liverpool forwarder Warrant becomes employee owned trust

Liverpool based freight forwarder Warrant Group has become an employee owned trust after owners Ian Jones and Lynsey Morrison sold 90% of their shares. They will step back from the business over time. Andy Simpson (pictured, below) has been made managing director and John Healy finance ... [+]

Cargo-partner enhances Irish Sea offering

Austrian-owned forwarding and logistics company Cargo-partner has enhanced its road freight network between the UK and Ireland. It recently introduced daily and weekly road transport options handled by its teams in Dublin, Manchester, Basildon and Bradford. It offers groupage, part load, full load and express van ... [+]

Air Canada rolls out the red (and black) carpet for London cargo customers

Air Canada Cargo unveiled its renewed London Heathrow customer reception area, the first part of a wider project to modernize many parts of its largest European hub. The reception includes a living wall featuring three types of locally-sourced mosses to help purify the air as well ... [+]

Zeus recruits green chief

The Zeus freight platform is to appoint Dr Christopher de Saxe as its first head of sustainability. Dr Saxe is currently senior research associate at the Centre for Sustainable Road Freight, University of Cambridge. In his new role he is charged with developing commercial pilot ... [+]

DP World to build Southampton truckers’ haven

DP World is to lease a 7,500sq m site next to its Southampton container terminal to develop facilities for lorry drivers. The £15m project, on land previously used for car storage, will deliver facilities including a restaurant, showers, toilets and 24-hour security as well as increasing ... [+]

XPO offers green solution for a green customer

Logistics company XPO has developed a multimodal service to move products for energy management and automation firm Schneider Electric between France and the UK. XPO’s road fleet transports containers of freight from Schneider Electric’s Mions site near Lyon to the rail terminal in Vénissieux to  Dourges ... [+]