Freight News

Grayling to be quizzed on Brexit transport

Transport secretary Chris Grayling faces questions on post-Brexit transport arrangements at the EU Internal Market Sub-Committee on Wednesday 14 November. It takes place at 10.15am in Committee Room 2, Palace of Westminster Lucy Chadwick, director general of the Department for Transport’s International, Security and Environment Group, and Martin Jones, deputy director, EU Division, Department for Transport will also attend. [+]

Out of this world

Volga-Dnepr Airlines and Bolloré Logisticshave delivered the first European Space Module (ESM) for the program which, in 2022, will take astronauts 64,000km beyond the Moon. The 14-ton module, transported in a special container to maintain precise temperature and pressure conditions, as well as 10 tons ... [+]

New information system speeds up Heathrow cargo, says CCS UK

The CCS-UK User Group says its AIS (Advance Information System) is bringing real results at Heathrow Airport, and helping to reduce congestion at the UK’s busiest airfreight gateway. Two years ago, CCS-UK User Group – the body which represents all users of the UK’s air cargo ... [+]

ASM draws up CDS contingency plan

  Freight software firm Agency Sector Management (ASM) says it is working on contingency plans in the event that the replacement for HMRC’s CHIEF system, Customs Declaration Service (CDS) is delayed. CDS is due to replace CHIEF) system in phases by January 2019, but there is uncertainty ... [+]

Allport opens in Germany

Allport Cargo Services (ACS) has opened a new office in Germany at Schwalmtal, central Germany, close to Mönchengladbach and Düsseldorf. It will handle all aspects of freight forwarding. It is headed by managing director, Sascha Stroetges who has extensive freight forwarding experience in continental Europe. ... [+]

FTA welcomes Northern Ireland clarification but wider worries remain

The Freight Transport Association welcomed news that Northern Ireland’s (NI) commercial vehicle operators will have unrestricted access to the Republic of Ireland (ROI) in the event of a no-deal Brexit, but said that the lack of clarity on permits for British operators must be addressed ... [+]

Twill offers all options

AP Moller–Maersk Group’s Twill digital forwarding arm says that all ‘door-port-port-door’ combinations are now available on its online platform. It says this will give greater flexibility, more control and a wider variety of options for customers to determine how they wish to ship their goods, ... [+]

Air Partner continues the good work

Charter firm Air Partner says its freight gross profit was up 36.4% for the six months ended 31 July 2018, following on from a record 2017. As well as business from the oil and gas and charity sector, demand from automotive and aerospace remains strong, ... [+]

ABP makes room to grow in Cardiff

ABP South Wales has invested £400,000 to increase open storage at its Port of Cardiff. The investment will increase the amount of space by 13,000sq ft by redeveloping and resurfacing of a quayside area on North Side, Queen Alexandra Dock. The transit storage area will be used ... [+]

VIIA adds Turin-Calais route

French Railways’ VIIA arm has added a second rail motorway service into Calais, from Turin. The new route, which runs twice a day from the Italian city’s Orbassano terminal, complements the existing twice-daily route from Le Boulou on the French-Spanish border, to Calais, inaugurated in ... [+]