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Maersk to open Dublin and Doncaster sites

Global shipping and logistics operator has signed a lease for two new distribution centres in Dublin Along with a 15-year lease for a new warehouse in Doncaster. In Ireland, it will rent two new warehouses in the Quantum Logistics Park in the North of Dublin with a combined space of 250,000sq ft and built to LEED Gold and BREEAM Excellent environmental standards. Dublin based developer IPUT Real Estate will complete the two ... [+]

Containerships launches German-Dutch Teesport link

CMA CGM’s Containerships arm has launched a new service between of Hamburg, Rotterdam and Teesport. The DUKE service will operate weekly and will also offer intermodal access across mainland Europe and UK with a daily connection from Italy to Rotterdam by rail. [+]

Hubdrop to speed pan-European pallets

The Palletways Group, a subsidiary of DP World’s Imperial, has rolled out its new direct injection Hubdrop service across the UK and in its networks in the Benelux, Iberia, Italy, Germany and Hungary for customers that ship large volumes of international freight. The service allows shippers ... [+]

MSC to set up airfreight arm

Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has become the latest global container shipping company to develop an air freight arm. MSC, which by some counts in the world’s largest container shipping operator is developing an MSC Air Cargo solution to complement its seafreight services. It follows similar moves by ... [+]

Aramex joins Pallet-Track

Freight forwarder Aramex UK has joined the Pallet-Track network. Dubai-headquartered Aramex’s UK operation is based in an 80,000sq ft warehouse complex in Poyle nbear Heathrow Airport. It will service the SL3-6 and RG10 postcodes for Pallet-Track. [+]

WFS sets the dogs on rogue battery shippers

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) and Diagnose are pioneering detection of undeclared lithium batteries using dogs. It follows a six-month trial in France.     Currently, there are few means to physically check for undeclared lithium batteries, which pose one of the biggest threats to flight safety due to ... [+]

ABP and Solent Stevedores break ground on rail terminal upgrade

Associated British Ports and Solent Stevedores are to invest £17.5m in upgrading the rail terminal at the port of Southampton. The project will create an 18-acre facility, which will link the existing intermodal rail transport site with laden and empty container handling, storage, maintenance and repair ... [+]

Ten million boxes through London Gateway

DP World London Gateway has handled its 10 millionth container since it opened nine years ago Last year the port handled 1.8m TEU, an increase of almost 650 per cent compared with its first full year of operation in 2014. A new £350m fourth berth will ... [+]

UPS appoints Europe supply chain chief

UPS has appointed Susanne Klingler-Werner as the new president for UPS Supply Chain Solutions Europe. Since joining UPS from Menlo Worldwide Forwarding in 2005, she has held roles in Global Freight Forwarding (GFF) operations, air freight product management and pricing and revenue management. Klingler-Werner is ... [+]

Emirates goes live on WebCargo

Emirates SkyCargo capacity is available for ebookings on the WebCargo platform on 27 September. It is part of a phased introduction, with the UK Spain, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy and Turkey going live on that date. Capacity will be available to customers across all ... [+]