Freight News

Minister reveals stopgap solution for Welsh ferry ports

An interim solution will needed to keep goods subject to health controls moving between Ireland and Wales, said Minister for Economy, Vaughan Gething. In a written statement on 19 January, he said that the UK Government has agreed in principle to fund building costs of Border Control Posts to handle sanitary and phytosanitary controls on goods arriving in Wales from Ireland as part of its Spending Review. While the Welsh government ... [+]

KN keeps tabs on ship delays

Kuehne+Nagel is launching a disruption indicator to measure the efficiency of the world container lines. The Seaexplorer indicator shows the cumulative waiting time in days in the ports of Prince Rupert, Vancouver/Seattle, Oakland, Los Angeles/Long Beach, New York, Savannah, Hong Kong, Shanghai/Ningbo and Rotterdam/Antwerp. For ... [+]

DFDS marks a start on ICT integration

Following its acquisition of ICT Logistics in September 2021, DFDS has started to integrate the Baltic, Central Eastern Europe and CIS specialist into its network. ICT Logistics has a head office in Herning, Denmark, and specialises in full - and part load, groupage and oversize ... [+]

GB accompanied trucks lead Dublin Port decline

Trade volumes at Dublin Port declined in the fourth quarter of 2021 by 10.3% to 9.1 million gross tonnes, while for the whole year the fell by 5.2% to 34.9 million gross tonnes. The decline in the fourth quarter was driven by an 11.9% reduction in ... [+]

BIFA winners put it between the posts

Rugby star Matt Dawson likened the performance of the 2021 Freight Service Awards winners to his own delivery to Jonny Wilkinson when he scored the drop goal that won England the World Cup in 2003.The host of the British International Freight Association’s event in London ... [+]

Schiphol sees growth in a difficult year

Freight at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol grew 15.7% in 2021 over 2020 to 1.66 million tonnes. Inbound cargo was u 15.2% to 869,241 tonnes in 2021 while outbound increased by 16.1% to 798,063 tonnes. The top three destinations for cargo by tonnage were Shanghai, Chicago and Dubai. Full ... [+]

Record entries for Safety Award

A record 30 organisations from around the world have submitted entries for the 2021 TT Club Innovation in Safety Award. Covering products and procedures that achieve a demonstrable improvement in cargo handling and transport safety, they range in focus from bulk cargo handling to containerised ... [+]

Faster fashion thanks to Ceva’s new Polish site

Ceva Logistics has won a long-term eCommerce fulfilment contract with fashion platform About You. It will manage a new 40,000sq m fulfilment operation in Wroclaw-Magnice, Poland, using its automation and technology capabilities to deliver greater productivity and shorter lead times to the retailer.  Some 1,000 employees ... [+]

STRING partners aim to make hydrogen trucks more than just a theory

Some 13 local and regional governments in the STRING consortium in Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway, together with six private companies have applied for EU funding to set up the GREATER4H project, a network of hydrogen fuelling stations from Hamburg to Oslo. Members of the consortium ... [+]

Better barging by DP World

DP World is to launch a premium barge service between its Rotterdam World Gateway and the Upper Rhine region from 1 February. By ‘bundling’ containers in the hinterland, it is possible to call at only one terminal in Rotterdam in a fixed schedule. This in ... [+]