Virgin to fly freight-only to Frankfurt

Virgin Atlantic is to operate cargo only services between Frankfurt and its London Heathrow hub from 25 April. Initially, the service will operate twice a week before increasing to three times a week from 1 May. Connections to and from the US will be available over Heathrow. It is the first time that the airline has offered direct flight services to and from the Germany gateway The service will operate using Boeing ... [+]

Miners on the move with Antonov

Antonov Airlines has moved 14 pieces of mining equipment weighing 216 tonnes on two AN-124-100 flights from Istanbul to Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso and Monrovia, Liberia. The carrier has seen an increase in charters for mining projects since the beginning of the year and last month ... [+]

Logistics firm greets Teesside travellers

Passengers arriving at Teesside International Airport are now being greeted by a 7-metre banner advertising local logistics firm AV Dawson, which recently rebranded its local base to Port of Middlesbrough. AV Dawson Joins a growing number of businesses investing in the regional airport, itself the subject ... [+]

Fourth ship for Dunkerque-Rosslare route

DFDS’s Ark Dania made its first call at the port of Dunkerque-Port on 9 April, en route from Rosslare in Ireland. The ro ro vessel, which has a capacity of 190 freight units, 12 cabins and space for 400 trade cars, will call at Dunkerque ... [+]

PD Ports to handle sheet piles on Humberside

PD Ports has secured a long-term agreement at its Immingham site to store and handle steel sheet piles for Sheet Piling UK. The port and terminal operator will store and handle up to 16,000 tonnes of imported as well as offer services such as clutch ... [+]

Spec build for East Mids

Logistics property developer Segro is to build its first speculative units at its 700-acre East Midlands Gateway Logistics Park. It will create over 220,000 sq ft of warehousing, scheduled for occupation in October. The unit will have a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating and will be a ... [+]

Agility opens Maputo logistics park

Agility has opened a logistics park in Maputo, Mozambique. The 290,000sq m site is on the new Maputo ring road with easy access to major highways leading to the north of Mozambique and to South Africa. The 32,000sq m of Agility warehousing constructed for the ... [+]

Building business without the trucks

Forth Ports Tilbury has signed a deal with Tarmac to build the UK’s largest construction aggregates terminal as part of the £250 million Tilbury2 scheme. The multimodal terminal will use the latest technology to discharge the world’s largest deep-sea vessels and deliver materials by rail ... [+]

Barcelona’s BEST terminal handles first LNG ship

Hutchison Ports BEST terminal in Barcelona has the first container ship using LNG, theCMA CGM Scandola on the MEX 1 service between Asia and the Mediterranean. The vessel is 366m long, 51m wide and has a capacity of 14,800teu. BEST is working together with the Port ... [+]

New car carriers set to slash UECC carbon emissions

United European Car Carriers (UECC) launched the first of three LNG-battery hybrid pure car and truck carriers PCTCs at the Jiangnan Shipyard in Shanghai on 12 April. Glenn Edvardsen , chief executive of UECC – a joint subsidiary of NYK and Wallenius Lines - described the ... [+]