Chilly outlook for Ceva at London Gateway

CEVA Logistics has officially opened its new cold chain facility at DP World London Gateway. The 10,000sq m Chill Hub offers up to 10,000 pallet positions with seven independent chambers capable of operating from -25°C through to +16°C. Dedicated areas will handle pharmaceuticals, fresh and frozen produce, beverage products and flowers as well as other goods requiring temperature specific handling and storage. Labelling, boxing, re-palletising, price coding, tagging and kitting are also ... [+]

Europa breaks ground on Corby hub

Europa Worldwide Group has started work on its £60 million, 715,000sq ft  logistics facility at Midlands Logistics Park in Corby, due for completion in June 2020. It will become the company largest facility in the UK and will form part of its Europa Warehouse arm’s 3PL logistics offering. The ... [+]

Ferrymasters adds Romania-Poland link

P&O Ferrymasters has launched a new intermodal service between Oradea in Romania and Lodz in Poland. It follows the introduction of services between Oradea and Zeebrugge and Piacenza. The 48-hour service will initially offer two departures each way per week, increasing to three by mid-2020. The ... [+]

Johnson’s Ireland plan is a dead duck, says Tudor boss

Boris Johnson’s proposals for replacing the so-called Irish backstop was never likely to be agreed by the EU, said director of Leeds-based Tudor International Freight, Adam Johnson, following reports that the bloc had rejected the government’s alternative framework. He explained the backstop was the element of ... [+]

Geodis tests out no deal technology

Freight forwarder Geodis is carrying out dry runs organized by French Customs to test the future customs arrangements in the event of a no-deal Brexit in partnership with French chemical firm Arkema. Since September, French Customs have been organizing a series of full-scale simulations with all ... [+]

Young forwarder winners announced

Winner of this year’s Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year (YIFFY) Award is Evgeniya Khokhlova, who represents the Russian association (FAR) and is a specialist in project logistics for SVH-Freight. The announcement was made at the FIATA World Congress, which took place this year in ... [+]

Slicker, quicker systems for Europa’s new subsidiary

Continental Cargo Carriers has carried out a raft of upgrades to its IT systems since it was acquired by Europa Worldwide Group in June 20218, says the new Dartford-based owner. It says that CCC’s 20-year-old IT system has been overhauled and replaced with a brand-new ... [+]

Allport declares war on waste plastic

Logistics company Allport Cargo Services has launched a single-use plastic policy as part of its ‘Doing well by doing good’ Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) strategy. The company, part of logistics group EV Cargo, aims to reduce its use of avoidable single-use plastics and replace ... [+]

More funds for customs decs

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is to provide a further £10 million in grants for customs agents and intermediaries to build capacity in managing declarations. It follows the £5 million made available from December 2018 and £16 million in September 2019 to build capacity ahead of, ... [+]

Hellmann ventures into France

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has opened its first own air and sea freight branch in France, at Villepinte, close to Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris. The network in France will be expanded further with the opening of additional branches, it added. Hellmann will continue to ... [+]