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; Cargo integrity and; The UK’s new approach to import controls – understanding the Target Operating Model. Among the 55 industry speakers attending are: Jon Gore, head ... [+]

Cathay Mail delivers better customer experience to postal users

Cathay Cargo says that its enhanced Cathay Mail platform will give post offices track-and-trace visibility and improve customer experience.The “mail as cargo” solution integrates mail-handling data with air cargo systems using the the postal air waybill (PAWB) to remove much of the shipment paperwork previously ... [+]

EV Cargo opens China e-commerce centre

EV Cargo has opened a new e-commerce fulfilment centre in Hangzhou and appointed Jason Lin as vice president – commercial for Greater China. The company, which bought Allport in the UK and owns the Palletforce network, recently opened  branches in Shanghai, Ningbo and Qingdao, adding ... [+]

UPS opens German pharma hub

UPS Healthcare has opened its first dedicated healthcare logistics facility in Germany, in Giessen, about 50km north of Frankfurt-am-Main. The 27,200sq m GMP- and GDP-compliant space has over 30,000 pallet positions capable of supporting storage at 2°C to 8°C, 15°C to 25°C and down to ... [+]

Barcelona test-bed for autonomous airport trucks

Handler World Freight Services (WFS) and airport operator Aena have launched a proof-of-concept trial for autonomous cargo vehicles at Josep Tarradellas Barcelona - El Prat Airport. The project is aligned with the first automated ground vehicle (AGV) guidelines being developed by IATA’s Ground Operations Automation and ... [+]

Rhenus takes fresh look at UK  market

Rhenus Fresh specialises in perishable cargo handling, and has handled ocean and air freight imports and exports since 1985 and will now offer UK customers temperature-controlled services in the transportation of chilled and frozen produce. Rhenus recently opened a fresh goods department in Norway in 2021 ... [+]

Antonov makes an exception for Italy-Saudi move

Ukraine-based Antonov Airlines moved quickly to move time-critical cargo from Italy and Belgium to Saudi Arabia on board of one of its AN-124-100 aircraft. The super heavy cargo specialist delivered 13 plant components at short notice to help minimise downtime at a petrochemical plant on ... [+]

Envirotainer reports jump in shipments

Pharma cold chain solution specialist Envirotainer has reported a 24% increase in medicines shipped around the world in its temperature-controlled units. Its fleet moved around 744 million doses (272 000 pallets) in 2022 compared with 600 million in 2021. Envirotainer expanded its production site in Rosersberg, just ... [+]

Lufthansa Cargo chief to move on

Lufthansa Cargo board chair Dorothea von Boxberg is set to move on to a new post as chief executive of the Lufthansa Group’s Brussels Airlines from 15 April. Lufthansa Cargo said a long-term successor would be announced as soon as possible. [+]

DSV to boost presence in US semiconductor sector

Danish-owned forwarding company DSV is to acquire two US-based logistics firms to boost its semiconductor service offerings - S&M Moving Systems West and Global Diversity Logistics, for an undisclosed sum. DSV added that the move would also align with its new Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport operations and ... [+]