Freight News

Unifeeder adds Kaliningrad option

Feeder and shortsea operator Unifeeder is adding Kaliningrad to its network from 8 December with a new, weekly service to and from Hamburg. It calls at both Sea Commercial Port and Baltiysk terminals in Kaliningrad, as well as all major terminals in Hamburg. Connections to and from UK ports are available in Hamburg although the line adds that for large volume, direct sailings are possible. [+]

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 ... [+]

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 ... [+]

BIFA boss gets lifetime achievement award

BIFA director general Robert Keen was presented with a lifetime achievement honour at the Global Freight Awards in London on 14 November. He joined the industry in 1970 and worked for a succession of forwarders before joining BIFA in1999. He was appointed an executive director ... [+]

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 ... [+]

Sulphur surcharges not needed or wanted, says FTA

The Freight Transport Association in Northern Ireland says it is concerned over additional shipping surcharges imposed by lines to meet the cost of new sulphur limits in marine fuel, describing them as an old-fashioned hang-over from a previous era. Managing input cost changes is a ... [+]

Air Charter Americas doubles up

UK-owned broker Air Charter Service has moved its US headquarters on Long Island, New York to larger premises, double the size of its previous premises. ACS Americas had its most successful year in 2018, arranging almost 6,000 charter contracts across its nine offices with revenue ... [+]

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 ... [+]

Hapag-Lloyd beefs up US route

Hapag -Lloyd has added a sixth, 4,248teu ship to its Atlantic Loop 3 Service between the US and Europe. It said it would improve the reliability of the route. The service calls at Norfolk, Charlestown, Savannah, Port Everglades and Houston in the US and London ... [+]