Freight News

Stobart train is a fixture

Eddie Stobart Logistics has made permanent its new rail service from the port of Tilbury to Daventry, originally launched as a fourth month trial in September. The new service, which has a forecast capacity of 200 containers a week will “within a matter of weeks” be expanded to run daily Monday to Friday, and there are also plans to run weekly to Widnes, Cheshire. The service leaves Tilbury at 09.00 ... [+]

Felixstowe to boost DFDS capacity

The Port of Felixstowe and DFDS said on 21 January that they had agreed to increase ro ro capacity at the UK port by over 40% including a new linkspan, tractor units and 300 additional trailer parking. The port’s chief executive Clemence Cheng, said the investment ... [+]

DHL to open Danish super-hub in 2023

DHL Express is building a DKK 1 billion (€134 million), 26,172sq m hub at the eastern freight area of Copenhagen airport. When it opens in 2023 it will be able to handle 37,000 packages per hour five times as many as the existing facility. Packages ... [+]

Purchase order management from Cargo-Partner

Logistics information provider cargo-partner is offering a dedicated Purchase Order Management service to help ensure that shipments arrive on time and in full – no matter what transport services are involved. It covers all areas of order and supplier management: from communication with suppliers to ... [+]

Europa signs up pricing manager

Europa Air and Sea has appointed Matthew Greenway to the new role of pricing and procurement manager. He will be responsible for reviewing the overarching strategy and working closely with suppliers to drive a closer and better business relationship. [+]

It’s all up in the air, says charter expert

UK licences, certifications and access for UK operators to the EU internal air transport market would become invalid, in the event of a Hard Brexit on 29 March, says Bob Simmons, technical director at Baines Simmons, part of the training and consultancy division of ... [+]

Ship operator gets wind in its sails

Specialist shipping operator BBC Chartering is targeting the global yachting community with a new BBC Yacht Transport service. With more than 160 vessels trading globally, BBC Chartering says it offers yacht owners the highest regular sailing frequency for heavy lift vessels in the market, along ... [+]

Brisk business for ABP South Wales

ABP South Wales saw an increase in several commodities during 2018 following investment in infrastructure and services. Chemicals products and steel were both 10% up on 2017, while coal increased by 38%. Timber saw a 22% increase in imports while import and export of mineral ... [+]

FedEx Trade Networks becomes FedEx Logistics

FedEx has rebranded its FedEx Trade Networks forwarding arm as FedEx Logistics. It will continue to operate from its global headquarters in Memphis, offer servings including air and ocean cargo, trade brokerage and facilitation, supply chain services and cross border e-commerce and fulfilment. [+]

FTA to hold Brexit webinar

FTA will hold a webinar, No Deal Brexit Briefings for Logistics Managers on 25 January. Hosted by FTA’s team of experts, it will cover customs declarations and duties, non-customs checks and EU27 workers andl provide a comprehensive guide to No Deal planning across all transport modes. It ... [+]