Freight News

Gebrüder Weiss gets green light for Ipsen buy

Austrian forwarder Gebrüder Weiss has gained regulatory approval in Austria and Germany for its takeover of Bremen-based Ipsen Logistics, announced in July. Gebrüder Weiss will take on the 180 employees at eight locations, thereby strengthening its position in the German market. Ipsen locations in Germany will begin operating immediately under the name of Gebrüder Weiss, while the national companies in Belgium, Malaysia and Poland will change their names at the ... [+]

Black market fuels lockdown cargo thefts

Over €85 million of products were stolen from supply chains in 46 countries in Europe, Middle East and Africa (in the first half of 2020 despite Covid lockdowns, says the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA). While opportunist cargo thieves almost certainly reduced their activity in the ... [+]

Xpediator appoints chief executive

Central and Eastern Europe freight specialist Xpediator has appointed current joint interim chief executive and chief financial officer Robert Ross as chief executive of the Group. Robert. A search will commence shortly for a new chief financial officer. It follows the decision by former chief ... [+]

Portico strengthens customs team

Portsmouth stevedore Portico has recruited 17 additional staff in preparation for the end of the Brexit transition period on 1 January. Able to clear goods at any UK port or airport, Portico customs is fully accredited and authorised by the government, this means they can ... [+]

Work starts on Frankfurt Airport truck park – updated

Frankfurt airport operator Fraport has started work on a new truck park at CargoCity South. The 14,500sq m lot is near Airport Gate 32 and will provide space for another 61 trucks, bringing the total truck parking spaces available at CargoCity South to 135. The ... [+]

TT Club appoints Middle East director

TT Club has appointed Abdul Fahl (pictured) as through transport management services (Gulf) director. An Arabic speaker and with a masters degree in maritime law, Fahl has been a claims executive and senior claims executive during his seven and a half year career at TT ... [+]

Swiss train bookings go on line

Schweizerzug, Swissterminal Group’s rail freight operator, will launch a fully integrated digital booking platform for its services between Rotterdam/Antwerp and Switzerland on 1 October. The online system will offer complete visibility and control over bookings, increasing transparency, eliminating wait times and reducing errors. It gives ... [+]

Palletforce sets up Brexit taskforce

EV Cargo’s Palletforce pallet network arm has set up a Brexit Taskforce to help customers prepare for the UK’s imminent departure from the EU. It will use its own extensive knowledge of international shipping and customs formalities, combined with the specialised expertise of EV Cargo divisions, ... [+]

Fast deliveries for 11 more US cities

Lufthansa’s  time:matters Americas high speed logistics arm has added 11 new airports to its US domestic Sameday Air network, including Syracuse NY, Greensboro in North Carolina and Laredo in Texas, and increasing the total to 100. It has also recruited Alaska Airlines asa partner, taking ... [+]

Out with the old, in with the new at Lufthansa

Lufthansa Cargo took delivery of its 13th new Boeing 777F in Frankfurt on 29 September, delivered from Everett Airport in Washington State. The new aircraft bears the name "¡Buenos días México!", which it took over from an aircraft with the registration D-ALCH that had already ... [+]