Freight News

Managers on the move at ABP

Associated British Ports (ABP) regional director for Wales and short sea ports Andrew Harston will take up a new role as strategic adviser from 1 July. Most recently he spearheaded ABP’s role in the successful bid for the Celtic Freeport. He has also chaired the East of England Offshore Wind sector group ”East Wind”. He will continue development of these, and other, projects as well as maintaining and developing relationships ... [+]

Hapag adds West Africa links

Hapag-Lloyd has introduced a new service between Morocco and West Africa. WA1 will operate fortnightly between Tanger Med, Nouakchott, Freetown, Conakry, Monrovia, and back to Tanger from 15 May. Connections are available in Tanger with Hapag-Lloyd's global network. On 7 May, the carrier will also ... [+]

PGS to open greenest warehouse yet

Midlands-based UK and international haulier PGS Global Logistics has invested £10 million in what it says is the greenest storage and distribution hub in central England. The purpose-built, carbon neutral warehouse in West Bromwich will double its pallet storage capabilities from 15,000 to 30,000 with ... [+]

XPO brings art to the Merseyside masses

A team of specially trained XPO drivers and a special truck  are piloting the Tate and MuMo museums’ Art Explora Mobile local visitors in locations across Liverpool, St Helens, Knowsley, Sefton, Wirral and Halton during April. The mobile exhibition displays artworks from Constable to Henry Moore, ... [+]

New guidelines for Lithium batteries

A group of freight industry bodies including insurers the TT Club, the Cargo Incident Notification System Network (CINS) and cargo handling organisation ICHCA have produced a series of guidelines for safe transport of Lithium-ion batteries in containers. Lithium-ion Batteries in Containers Guidelines (101.A) is intended ... [+]

Container rates tumble but…

Deepsea containerised cargo volumes fell a further 2.5% during the final quarter of 2022 during what is traditionally the peak season, said the Global Shippers Forum and consultants MDS Transmodal in their latest Container Shipping Market Review. GSF secretary general James Hookham said that volumes have ... [+]

Mixed bag of results for Kerry Logistics

Hong Kong-based Kerry Logistics Network says its annual revenue in 2022 increased by 10% to HK$86,649 million (2021: HK$78,955m, excluding discontinued operations). Core operating profit dropped by 12% to HK$4,790m (2021: HK$5,441m) but core net profit increased by 11% to HK$3,572m (2021: HK$3,220m). E-commerce and Express (E&E) ... [+]

Multimodal reveals conference line-up

Organisers of the Multimodal show in Birmingham NEC on 13-15 June have revealed the programme of discussions and presentations. These include: Peak Season Preview 2023; Digitalisation of International Trade and Transport; A Rail Retail Revolution; Roadblocks to sustainable freight - and how to overcome them; ... [+]

Ukraine war disrupts chemical supply lines

The conflict in Ukraine has had a significant impact on chemical logistics, says UK-based specialist operator Suttons International. Supply chains in Europe and globally have been compromised and many long-established routes have been disrupted. However, the long-term effects are yet to be fully understood, it ... [+]

Government promises simpler customs

The government announced new measures to simplify customs import and export processes for traders, taking advantage of new freedoms following EU exit, in the Budget on 15 March. Improvements to the Simplified Customs Declaration Process (SCDP), following consultation in 2022, include increasing the amount of time ... [+]