China to Dartford in 17 days

Freight forwarder Davies Turner says that its direct weekly intermodal container rail freight service from China to the UK, which re-started in mid-March has broken its existing record transit time, arriving at its regional distribution centre in Dartford a week ahead of schedule. Tony Cole, head of supply chain services said: “While air freight and ocean freight shipments face significant capacity and schedule issues, the first consol container that left China ... [+]

Vital medical supplies get the VIP treatment

Global logistics provider, GEFCO, has transported a large shipment of medical supplies on special charter flights from Shanghai to Bratislava to help tackle COVID-19 in Slovakia and the Czech Republic. The deliveries took place on 31 March to 1 April 01using two Boeing 787 planes temporarily ... [+]

Finance star for Beacon

London-based forwarder and supply chain finance firm Beacon has appointed Brenton Booth as head of supply chain finance. Prior to joining Beacon in April, Booth ran his own strategy and product development consultancy. During his 25-year career, he also served as global head of product ... [+]

Imperial signs Istanbul deal

Logistics company Imperial has signed a partnership with Turkish freight forwarder M Ekspres (MEX), to create a multi-modal freight management business housed within Imperial’s freight management capability. The business will be based in Istanbul and will provide air- and ocean import and export forwarding services. ... [+]

Leman opens Greenland office

Danish-owned forwarder Leman has opened a branch in Nuuk, Greenland. It had previously served the territory via Aalborg. Leman services include regular shipments by air and sea through fixed agreements with long-term partners, such as Air Greenland and Royal Arctic Line with large guaranteed volumes. Leman ... [+]

Meierkort takes charge of Damco emergency programme

AP Moller forwarding arm Damco has appointed Mike Meierkort as head of Americas, in charge of the launch of the new rescue program in the US. This includes a ‘Park and Save’ option to pre-pull laden Customs-cleared containers and store boxes and chassis intact in ... [+]

Business as usual for Davies Turner

Davies Turner chairman, Philip Stephenson says that the group's surface freight subsidiary, is continuing to operate services and logistics operations as near to normal as possible. This is despite global cargo capacity crunches in air and ocean freight. He says: “Innovative thinking has been central to ... [+]

New man at the helm at Dachser Ireland

John van den Berg has taken over as managing director of DACHSER Ireland, succeeding Albert Johnston, who is retiring. Mr Van den Berg has been with DACHSER since 2006, joining the Irish country organisation in July 2019. The 49-year-old from the Netherlands began his Dachsercareer in ... [+]

Customs training continues

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is reminding its members that its Customs declaration online training is still available, with grant funding available from the Government. Robert Keen, BIFA director general says: “However, with trade discussions between the UK and the EU stalled, and no sign ... [+]

Partners fly face masks to Europe

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS), Airbus and Bolloré Logistics have worked together to distribute two million face masks to health workers in France and Spain battling the coronavirus. Airbus operated one of its own A330-800 passenger aircraft to Tianjin in China to collect the shipment, returning to ... [+]