Updated: Government to spend £705m on post-Brexit customs…

The government has announced £705 million funding for border infrastructure and after Brexit. It includes up to £470 million for customs and inspection infrastructure including new border infrastructure inland. The package includes £235 million investment in staffing and IT systems with £10 million to recruit around 500 more Border Force personnel and £20 million for new equipment, £100 million to develop HMRC systems and technology to ensure that new controls can be ... [+]

Clecat gives cautious welcome to new road rules

With the European Parliament agreeing the 1st Mobility Package to reform road freight transport on 8 July, European forwarders’ organisation Clecat said it welcomed the uniform legal framework for the industry but warned against unintended yet far-reaching implications of the new regulatory package. Director general Nicolette ... [+]

Globelink Fallow stalwart to retire

John Slater is retiring from Globelink Fallow on 31 July after over 50 years in the industry. He was one of the Romford-based consolidator’s best-known faces, particularly in the North of England and the Midlands, where he worked on the sales team for over 20 ... [+]

App keeps track of milk on the move

DAMCO, the forwarding arm of the AP Moller Group has developed a new app for Nestlé Nutrition‘s Wyeth Nutrition division to digitise shipment processing of its infant formula consignments globally. It allows truck drivers to record and report on all of Wyeth’s local container transport ... [+]

DHL retains CEIV pharma standard

DHL Global Forwarding has been recertified to IATA’s CEIV Pharma Standard. It covers stations around the world, including Barcelona, Bogota, Tokyo, and Chicago. [+]

BIFA welcomes training cash

BIFA has also welcomed the package of measures unveiled by the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 8 July to scale up employment support schemes, training and apprenticeships.Director general Robert Keen added: “We are ready to help any of our members that are willing to capitalise ... [+]

EV Cargo pledges to avoid the Arctic

EV Cargo Global Forwarding has signed the Arctic Shipping Corporate Pledge to avoid intentionally routing vessels or sending goods through the region as part of a potential new global trans-shipment route. The Pledge, co-founded in 2019 by Nike and Ocean Conservancy, is a response to an ... [+]

Hellmann appoints Geodis as French land transport partner – updated

German forwarder Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has appointed Geodis as its land transport partner for France, ending its long-standing cooperation with Heppner. The two companies already cooperate in the UK. Last year, Hellmann opened its own sea- and airfreight branch near Paris. Heppner has meanwhile joined ... [+]

DSV to open Europe’s largest logistics centre

DSV plans to invest 2 billion Danish Kroner (£242m) in a new logistics centre at Horsens in Jutland which it says will be Europe's largest with a single leaseholder. It will be built next to the forwarder’s existing facility and will allow for future growth ... [+]

BIFA signs up to freight rates club

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has signed an agreement with Drewry to help bring the maritime research consultancy's confidential freight rate benchmarking service to its members. It follows the signing in June by European forwarder’s group umbrella CLECAT of an agreement to raise awareness the ... [+]