Freight News

DSV Panalpina has wind in its sails

DSV Panalpina has formed a strategic partnership with wind turbine maker Vestas. The forwarder will execute and manage Vestas’ inbound and outbound general freight and special project transportation. It seeks to reap the advantages of combining DSV Panalpina’s global footprint with 60,000 employees in 90 countries and complete range of services across the entire supply chain, with Vestas’ volume and experience in special project transportation, delivering and installing more than ... [+]

Cork traffic dips but boxes up

The Port of Cork’s total traffic took a dip of 5% from 10.6 million tonnes, to just over 10 million tonnes in 2019 but container business remained buoyant, it said. The minor decline was attributed to as fall dry bulk cargo through the port. Overall ... [+]

DP World extends Rwanda’s supply chain

DP World says it has opened Rwanda's first fully fledged cold storage area at its recently inaugurated Kigali Logistics Platform. The new facility is expected to boost the country’s agricultural sector by helping local to expand their production beyond tea and coffee and export a ... [+]

New Hof home for Dachser

Dachser is stepping up its contract logistics activities in Upper Franconia in Germany, moving to a new warehouse in Hof. It will provide space for around 39,000 pallets and have 47 docking bays. Construction is expected to be completed by the autumn. [caption id="attachment_28716" align="alignleft" width="300"] ... [+]

EFL ensures smooth transition for Byrne clients

Dublin-based freight forwarder EFL International has taken on the customers and businesses of one of the city’s last independent operators, Byrne Airfreight. Ex-Aer Lingus employee Eddie Byrne, who founded Byrne Airfreight in the early 1980s, retired in December 2019 but it was anxious to find his ... [+]

A gold star for King’s Lynn

ABP’s Port of King’s Lynn has launched a new long-term contract with Norfolk recycler Goldstar Metal Traders. The firm deploys over 400 skips and containers throughout the Midlands and East Anglia and exports ferrous and non-ferrous metals to central Europe and the Baltic states from ... [+]

Double vision on the Channel

P&O Ferries has released the first official images of its new ‘double-ended’ 230-metre long super-ferries due to go into service between Dover and Calais from 2023. They will cut fuel use by 40% through a combination of fuel and battery propulsion while a heat recovery system ... [+]

Davies Turner shares its AEO experience

Davies Turner is offering Authorised Economic Operator consultancy services to existing and potential clients. The forwarder says its clients have noted a significant increase in the number of tenders and preferred supplier qualification applications that ask whether they have AEO accreditation, fuelled by Brexit negotiations. It ... [+]

Maritime Minister takes a look at Tilbury – and Liverpool

The Port of Tilbury welcomed Maritime Minister, Nusrat Ghani on 24 January  to see progress of the new Tilbury2 port which is due to start operations in April 2020. The Minister also learned about the port’s community outreach, employment and re-training programmes to support former armed ... [+]

Many questions remain as Brexit gets green light

With the Withdrawal Agreement receiving royal assent on 23 January, the Freight Transport Association warned that many questions still needed to be answered on the UK’s future relations with the European Union. Director of policy Elizabeth de Jong, said: ““While FTA is pleased to see the Withdrawal ... [+]