Freight News

Transaid helps delivery driver safety in Mozambique

A Transaid-supported project has helped train more than 450 truck drivers in Mozambique over two years, with all those surveyed saying the initiative has helped them to be better at their job. Transaid’s involvement was part of the initiative Employment and Skills for Development in Africa and funded by the German and Norwegian governments, with further support from Appload and EnergyWorks. The project focused on several key areas, and trained 31 drivers ... [+]

TT Club risk director to retire

TT Club global risk assessment director Laurence Jones is to retire after 50 years, the last 18 of them with the cargo handling insurance specialist. Based in Sydney, he has consistently championed safety in the port and terminal industry to assist the TT membership, and ... [+]

Wincanton to buy Zeus rights

UK logistics firm Wincanton, which in January announced a deal to be taken over by CEVA Logistics, part of CMA CGM, has itself acquired exclusive UK and Ireland software rights for Zeus’ digital freight management technologies – Freight Connect and Freight Command. It is part ... [+]

Food thieves get busy

Food products continue to be the commodity most at risk of theft globally, accounting for a third of all hijacking incidents, according to the latest British Standards Institution’s Supply Chain Risk Insights Report. Incidents are up by 29% from 2022, it says. .In the UK, ... [+]

Indianapolis comes to Immingham

The Port of Immingham welcomed the CMA CGM Indianapolis vehicles carrier on its maiden voyage on 13 February. The 2023-built LNG-powered vessel is the first of four car vessels, each , 200 metres long and with a 7,000 vehicle capacity. The vessel was in the east ... [+]

Rob Waterman to take the helm at Geest Line

Caribbean operator Geest Line has appointed Rob Waterman as managing director designate. He joins the company with over 30 years’ experience in liner shipping both with major container carriers and, more recently, in freight forwarding. Current managing director Captain Peter Dixon will retire in April ... [+]

Multimodal in line for visitor surge

Clarion Events, Organisers of the Multimodal supply chain event say that they have seen a surge in visitor registrations for the show at Birmingham’s NEC on 11-13 June. Multimodal 2024 already has over 230 exhibitors signed up, including Amazon, CEVA Logistics, DP World, Hapag-Lloyd, Kuehne+Nagel, Maersk, ... [+]

Dover seeks vision for the future

The Port of Dover has launched a six-week public engagement period to 31 March, seeking the views of local communities, users and wider stakeholders on the outcomes and ideas they think the Port should pursue to 2050. It is the latest phase of the Port ... [+]

WEC Lines takes first reefers

WEC Lines is entering the refrigerated container market, adding its first batch of 50 45ft high-cube pallet-wide units to its fleet. Demand for reefer containers has been rising steadily across various industries, including food & beverage, pharmaceuticals and healthcare. The new 45ft refrigerated containers are all equipped ... [+]

Girteka platform to entice future truck drivers

Lithuanian-headquartered trucking company Girteka has launched a new platform for drivers and future potential drivers to promote jobs as truck drivers and convince people to make first steps into the profession. It offers views, experiences, and knowledge of existing drivers, arguments for young generations, both ... [+]