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Maersk revamps Kenya connection

Maersk Line is enhancing its ME7 service from Mombasa to Felixstowe and Rotterdam, by providing a single transhipment at Salalah. It says the changes will make for more predictability and flexibility. [+]

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 ... [+]

Freightliner wins green funding

Freightliner, a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W) and a consortium of specialist suppliers have secured UK government funding to develop a Rail Freight Energy and Emissions Calculator (REEC) that will be deployed on the existing NR+ platform used for rail- freight planning. The ... [+]

Floods delay German and Belgium transport

Recent flooding has caused significant delays to transport in Belgium and Germany, reports supply chain visibility firm FourKites. It says that there have been delayed shipments and soaring wait times soaring in these two countries for road transport. The impact has been less severe in ... [+]

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 ... [+]

ABP appoints Southampton property chief

Associated British Ports (ABP) has appointed Ian Henderson as head of property for the Southampton region, taking up the role in October. He is currently group property director at Wincanton. A chartered surveyor with over 20 years of property experience, he has managed diverse property ... [+]

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 ... [+]

Committee to probe UK airline and shipping emissions

The Parliamentary Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) has launched an enquiry into how the aviation and shipping sectors can best achieve net zero emissions. It follows the publication of the government’s Transport Decarbonisation Plan in which it outlined its ambition for UK domestic aviation to be ... [+]

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 ... [+]

Dachser opens new site in Phoenix, Arizona

Dachser USA Air & Sea Logistics, the US subsidiary of German-headquartered logistics and forwarding company Dachser SE has opened a new, larger office facility in Phoenix, Arizona to handle increased volume. As well as serving the region and the wider US West Coast, it will manage ... [+]