BIFA welcomes longer time for customs grants

The funding was initially revealed in December 2018, and the deadline for applications is now 31 May 2019. Robert Keen, director general of BIFA said: “This scheme is intended to help support the extra demand for customs brokerage services associated with the UK’s departure from the EU, as well as issues associated with the replacement of the current system used to process customs entries. “During our meetings with both HM Treasury and ... [+]

First of many for Baxter Freight

Nottingham-based Baxter Freight has appointed six new starters. Shella Galminaite, Amiel King and Nuno Santos have joined as account managers, Ryenne Riveral and Rachael Burdis as trainee finance administrators and Mick Glenny as domestic operator. Baxter Freight is now looking to fill an additional 12 account ... [+]

Rhenus extends its Americas empire

German-owned forwarder Rhenus has acquired Miami-based Freight Logistics. Freight Logistics operates its own consolidation hub near the International Airport in Miami and has its own offices in Argentina, Brazil and Chile. It follows acquisitions by the Rhenus Group in Brazil and Canada. Freight Logistics s founded ... [+]

Kuehne + Nagel overland hub open for business

Kuehne + Nagel’s has officially opened its new Overland hub at East Midlands Gateway. With 40,000sq ft of temperature controlled warehouse space dedicated to pharmaceuticals and a 155,000sq ft cross-dock area for general cargo, the new site will combine activities currently carried out in Birmingham ... [+]

Satisfaction or your money back pledges Kuehne + Nagel

Freight forwarder Kuehne + Nagel has launched KN Pledge, an online solution that offers guaranteed lead time, 100% money back guarantee, extended cargo liability, instant pricing, and carbon footprint offset for full container load (FCL) shipments. It covers all delivery combinations from port-to-port to door-to-door ... [+]

New owners for Speedy in the East Midlands

Gary Sawyer, owner of the Bolton, Wigan and Oldham franchises of Eddie Stobart Logistics urgent transport arm, Speedy Freight has now taken over the Leicester and Derby franchises. The Castle Donnington branch is now recruiting up to 30 drivers and will also be taking on up ... [+]

Ocean expert returns to Davies Turner

John Adams is rejoining Davies Turner as head of trade, Middle East, Indian Subcontinent, South Africa and emerging markets at the forwarder’s ocean management team. He spent seven years at shipping line, MSC, and is replacing Todd Moore, who retires this month. Previously, Adams spent ... [+]

Xpediator appoints IT director

UK freight forwarder Xpediator has appointed Dan Harris as IT infrastructure service and operations director. He was most recently at Sainsbury’s Argos as senior IT development manager where he supported the integration of Argos following its purchase by Sainsbury’s. [+]

A warehouse problem shared

Imperial Logistics has added two new functions to its ShareHouse digital warehouse platform. Visitors can now request offers direct from suitable warehouse providers, and message them with any additional questions, allowing providers to respond and create a tailored offer. The Berlin-based startup has also launched ... [+]

Go digital or go under, says freight expert

Freight forwarders need to stop focussing on pricing and embrace digitalisation - or get left behind - said SeaIntelligence Consulting founder Lars Jensen told the WACO System’s recent Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Limassol, Cyprus. In his keynote speech, Jensen told WACO members that “Digitalisation is ... [+]