Volga-Dnepr to create central Russia hub

Volga-Dnepr Group has signed a strategic partnership agreement with the Republic of Tatarstan government to develop cargo sector at Kazan airport, about 600 miles east of Moscow in central Russia. The signing ceremony was part of the official meeting between Tatarstan President, Rustam Minnikhanov, and chairman of the Volga-Dnepr Group’s Board, Alexey Isaykin at the International Aviation and Aerospace Salon in Zhukovsky. The deal aims to increase transit and commercial flights and ... [+]

Schiphol seeks freighter slot solution as freight surges

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in the Netherlands processed 837,671 tonnes of cargo in the first six months of 2021, up 27.7% on last year. Some 572,111 tonnes were on freighter flights, up 23.4% and 265,560 tonnes in bellyhold, up 38.1%. Schiphol has been facing capacity shortages for ... [+]

DHL adds pharma space in Frankfurt

DHL Supply Chain is expanding its dedicated pharma space in Florstadt, 35km north of Frankfurt am Main, Germany with a 344,445sq ft logistics centre, bring the total at its pharmaceuticals and medical products campus to 753,473sq ft. Scheduled to open in late 2021, it will offer ... [+]

Hybrid ships for Brittany Ferries’ Anglo-French routes

Brittany Ferries says that two new hybrid LNG-electric ships will join its fleet in 2024/25 serving the Portsmouth to St Malo and Caen routes. They will replace the Bretagne (Portsmouth/ St Malo) and Normandie (Portsmouth/Caen), the oldest ships in the fleet At sea, the new ships ... [+]

Cargo-partner expands in north-east Europe

European logistics company cargo-partner has increased its storage capacity in Brwinów near Warsaw (Poland), by 3,000sq m. The iLogistics Center now provides 11,000sq m of storage space at a temperature range of +15 to +25 °C, including a 1,000sq m bonded warehouse area. The facility ... [+]

Southampton on the right lines

DP World Southampton has completed a crane rail extension that will allow the world’s largest cranes to service the full length of the quay. It will facilitate the movement of some of the terminal’s 12 Liebherr cranes which stand up to 130m high and increase flexibility ... [+]

A safe pair of hands

Freight forwarder Gebrüder Weiss is now sponsoring goalies’ kit for all keepers at Vorarlberg Austrian Football Bundesliga team SCR Altach. The partnership with the Club (officially known as Cashpoint SCR Alatach, after its major sponsor) was launched in 2019 covering just the men’s professional goalies ... [+]

Appointments and promotions spearhead EV Cargo growth

Hong Kong-based forwarding, supply chain and technology company, EV Cargo has appointed Paul Coutts as chief operating officer on 1 September 2021. He is expected to be based in Singapore and joins from Singapore Post where, as Group chief executive, he has overseen the transformation ... [+]

Smiles all round as CargoBeamer opens Calais terminal

German multimodal specialist CargoBeamer has opened its new terminal in Calais with a four round-trips a week service to and from Perpignan in southern France. Another route between Calais and Domodossola in Northern Italy will be launched later this year, it says. Services are operated by ... [+]

Samskip goes it alone in Finland

Samskip has established its own business entity in Finland, replacing an agency arrangement. The new organisation, based in Helsinki, will be led by country manager Atte Ingman (pictured below) who has 30 years of experience representing European and Asian shipowners, including establishing successful subsidiaries in ... [+]