Freight News

Palletforce Sets Record Volumes

Palletforce Sets Record Volumes EV Cargo’s Palletforce has just set new weekly and daily records for network volumes after successfully implementing a range of measures and member support to protect and grow its business amidst the COVID-19 challenges. Last week Palletforce volumes hit an all-time high with the network handling over 100,000 pallets during the week, with volumes 13% higher than the same week last year, and this week it set a ... [+]

Turkish Cargo takes one in twenty freight shipments

One in 20 airfreight shipments is now carried by Turkish Cargo, says the carrier, quoting May statistics published by World Air Cargo Data. However the global air cargo market has shrunk by 28.5% as a result of the covid pandemic.  The carrier has continued service ... [+]

American Airlines appoints cargo president

American Airlines has named Jessica Tyler as its new president of cargo and vice president of airport excellence. The appointment and role are part of American’s recent right-sizing of its management and support staff after the covid pandemic. Tyler’s predecessor Rick Elieson has moved to ... [+]

Eurotunnel freight hits post-Covid high

Eurotunnel’s Le Shuttle Freight service moved 108,000 trucks in June, down 11% on the same month in 2019. For the six months January to June 2020, carryings were 665,350, down 18% on the same period last year. However, daily freight traffic reached a high for ... [+]

Hartlepool turns on the gas

PD Ports’ Port of Hartlepool has won a pipeline contract with Italian-owned global oilfield services company Saipem to service the Tolmount field, one of the largest undeveloped gas discoveries in the Southern North Sea. Hartlepool will handle, temporarily store and load 26,000 tonnes of steel pipes ... [+]

Dunkerque gains green certificate again

Dunkerque Port has again been awarded Port Environmental Review System (PERS) certification by the EcoPorts network. The latest certification, issued by the European Sea Ports Organisation praised in particular the Dunkerque’s redevelopment of brownfield sites and the manual of environmental recommendations for site set-up by ... [+]

CCC celebrates two years with Europa

Full-load road operator Continental Cargo is celebrating its second year since its acquisition by Europa Worldwide Group in 2018. Established in 1973, CCC is one of the biggest players on the roll-on roll-off market between Europe and the UK, and  operates a fleet of 270 trailers, ... [+]

TCS terminal system goes live in Tilbury2

Tata Consultancy Services has deployed its TCS DynaPORT terminal operating system at Forth Ports’ new Tilbury2 unaccompanied freight ferry terminal. The platform is already implemented at Forth Ports’ lo lo container terminals at Tilbury and Grangemouth in Scotland. It streamlines order-to-invoice processes and supports vessel, ... [+]

Glasgow back on Emirates’ map

Emirates SkyCargo says it will operate scheduled cargo flights to 100 destinations in July. Cities added to the network include Glasgow, Accra, Algiers, Athens, Fort Lauderdale, Larnaca, Los Angeles, Male, Moscow, Phnom Penh, Rome, Santiago, Sialkot and Tunis. [+]

New chief executive for Containerships

Rob Waterman has been appointed as chief executive of Containerships – CMA CGM GmbH based in Hamburg. He replaces Claude Lebel who is retiring. Waterman has been chief executive of CMA CGM (UK) Shipping since March 2013, based in Liverpool. [+]