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Stena takes the keys for new ferry

Stena later has officially taken ownership of the Stena Estrid, at a ceremony at the AVIC Weihai Shipyard in China, following the successful completion of sea trials. She is the first of its three new ferries destined for the Irish Sea on routes from Dublin to Holyhead and Belfast to Liverpool. Stena Line owner Dan Sten Olsson attended a service while the Reverend Stephen Miller of the Mission to Seafarers blessed the ... [+]

Buildings make way for cargo at busy Southampton

The Port of Southampton has started demolition of a longstanding landmark to make room for more cargo. The former Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) building, a prominent feature of the skyline, is being taken down along with a dry goods storage shed in the Eastern Docks as ... [+]

Top honours for Ceva’s new French HQ opening

French Prime Minister of France, Edouard Philippe and the president of the “Sud” region Renaud Muselier opened CEVA Logistics new global headquarters in Marseille on 14 November. Accompanied by CEVA's chief executive Nicolas Sartini and chairman and chief executive of Ceva’s own owner CMA CGM Group, ... [+]

Ziegler to open London Gateway site

The UK arm of Belgian-headquartered forwarding and logistics company Ziegler has taken a long-term lease on an ambient distribution facility at DP World London Gateway Logistics Park, due to be completed in April 2020. The 95,000 sq ft warehouse will be its London logistics hub, handling ... [+]

French forwarder sees African opportunities

French-headquartered forwarder Heppner says it aims to tap into the growing opportunities offered in West Africa with its new branch in Dakar, Senegal, its first on the continent. It says that business prospects had been boosted by natural resources projects and by the growth of the ... [+]

Lufthansa to retire all MD11Fs by 2020

Lufthansa Cargo has brought forward its its fleet modernisation plan, saying it will buy two more new Boeing 777F freighters, but at the same time withdraw all its older MD-11 freighters by the end of 2020. The carrier says that overall, it will have the ... [+]

Cargobeamer signs Russian rail deal

German-owned intermodal transfer equipment specialist CargoBeamer has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Russian railways to introduce new products. Cargobeamer has developed technology that moves semitrailers quickly on and off rail wagons without the need for cranes or strengthening of the road equipment, allowing ... [+]

XPO invigorates Vigo operation

XPO Logistics has opened a multimodal transport hub in Vigo in Spain. The 3,000sq m site doubles the company’s facility space at the location in the north-west of the country, close to the border with Portugal. The new site has 22 cross-docks for domestic and ... [+]

We’ve got it all under control, says Etihad

Etihad Cargo has opened a Cargo Control Centre at its head office in Abu Dhabi. It is the nerve centre for real-time monitoring, tracking and active management of all shipments, flights, and UAE road feeder services iand will help the carrier fulfil its delivery as ... [+]

Norman ports ready to conquer the world

Ports of Normandy is entered the final stage of its enlargement programme for the port of Ouistreham outer harbour – the installation of a protective shield fabricated by Manche Industrie Marime (MIM) based in Dieppe. Ports of Normandy president Hervé Morin declared that the cooperative ... [+]