Freight News

Logistics UK welcomes grace period for NI SPS checks

Logistics UK’s policy manager for Northern Ireland, Seamus Leheny  has welcomed the government’s announcement that it would extend the grace periods relating to border checks on SPS agri-food goods, originally set to expire after 31 March. He said: “We are pleased the government listened to the advice we shared with Rt Hon Michael Gove MP and European Commission vice president Maroš Šefčovič at a recent roundtable meeting.” The decision would give time to plan and deliver a permanent scheme that will reduce friction on SPS goods, such ... [+]

Freeports – Chancellor names eight lucky winners

The Chancellor has chosen eight locations for the first freeports in England in today’s Budget.They are: East Midlands Airport, Felixstowe/Harwich, Liverpool, Humber, Plymouth, Solent, Thames and Teesside.  However the British Ports Association said more designations could be needed elsewhere to prevent regions losing out. BPA chief ... [+]

Multimodal to take place in October

The Multimodal freight conference and exhibition has been postponed again  – to 19-21 October. The event at Birmingham NEC was originally planned for June 2020 but has been repeatedly postponed, due to the Covid-129 crisis. However, it says that it is now “committed” to the new dates ... [+]

Air cargo demand recovers but space shrinks

Air cargo demand returned to pre-Covid levels in January 2019 for the first time since the onset of the crisis, said the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in its latest figures. January demand also showed strong month-to-month growth over December 2020 levels, it added. Global ... [+]

Strength in depth for Antwerp

Antwerp was visited by its deepest draught vessel ever when the MSC Regulus, drawing 15.7 metres entered the port on Sunday 28 February. The trial was part of a programme that will see the draught incrementally increased from 15.5 metres to 16 metres – part ... [+]

All aboard MSC’s Orient Express

MSC’s European logistics arm Medlog is offering a rail and sea link between Turkey and the UK. It uses a train service from Omerli in Istanbul’s industrial zone to Tekirdağ, about 100 miles west of the city on the Sea of Marmara, with an eight-day ... [+]

Unifeeder links Gdynia with London

DP World’s shortsea arm Unifeeder has added a weekly service from Gdynia, Poland to its London Gateway/St Petersburg service. Departure from Gdynia is on Monday with arrival in London the following Friday. [+]

Rapid-fire expansion for Bullet Express

Glasgow-based international logistics company Bullet Express has acquired a new, 30,000sq ft storage facility 300 yards from the M74 motorway, adding a further 5,000 pallets to its capacity to 26,000 pallets. It follows a surge in demand from both existing and new customers for storage ... [+]

Forwarder wound up in High Court

Vehicle logistics specialist Freight Forwardings Ltd was wound up in the High Court on 12 January and the Official Receiver appointed as liquidator, said the Government Insolvency Service. The company came to its attention following complaints from customers that funds had not been properly distributed ... [+]

London Gateway to fast track new warehouse

DP World is to fast-track the delivery of a speculative 146,000sq ft warehouse at its London Logistics Park before the end of 2021 to meet demand space from online retailers in the South East of England. It follows the letting upon completion of LG231, a ... [+]