Dunkerque customs goes 24-hour

Customs at the French Channel port of Dunkerque have authorized 24-hour, seven days a week clearance operations. It follows a pilot scheme operated by forwarder company DSV, since 15 November. Previously, it was possible to validate declarations outside the opening hours of the customs services, but required the operator to have a presence. [+]

Imperial Logistics set to conquer hazmat market

Imperial Logistics has opened a new hazardous materials warehouse near Osnabrück in the Lower Saxony region of Germany. The site features the latest safety and environmental protection systems, and was officially opened by local mayor Sebastian Huedepohl. The 12,500sq m warehouse accommodates 20,000 pallets of chemicals ... [+]

Ligentia buys UK’s Air & Cargo

Ligentia Group has bought the business and assets of UK-based forwarder Air & Cargo Services. It said the move would substantially increase its footprint in the country and strengthen its freight forwarding proposition, expanding its global network to over 70 offices, 450 employees and generating ... [+]

AV Dawson extends steel contract

Teesside shipping and logistics company AV Dawson has secured a three year extension to support British Steel operations at its Special Profiles facility in Skinningrove and at its Teesside Beam Mill in Lackenby. The Middlesbrough based business has operated on-site logistics on the sites for ... [+]

DHL Freight gains ISO standards

DHL Freight has received external certification of its global management system based on ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 at 88 branches thus far, with certification of all branches worldwide to follow by 2020. The matrix of certifications guarantees uniform management system and processes ... [+]

Top honours for SEKO fashion clients

SEKO Logistics has sponsored the ‘Best Innovation in Fashion Retail’ category in the Drapers Awards 2018 - three of which went to its own customers. This is the third consecutive year SEKO has supported the highly-respected awards in fashion retailing, which were presented before an audience ... [+]

It’s time to keep tabs on freight rates, says Xeneta

Oslo-based freight rate specialist Xeneta is advising shippers to keep a close eye on fluctuating ocean and air freight rates due to the ongoing trade war between the US and China. It says that in an unpredictable geopolitical environment, highlighted by last week’s arrest of ... [+]

The fast train from China

Davies Turner has made its weekly rail import LCL service from China more direct. When the service was introduced two years ago, multi country consolidation) containers were carried by rail from Wuhan into Warsaw in Poland, where consignments destined for UK were transshipped to a ... [+]

LV Shipping offers steel transport solution

Middlesbrough-based forwarder LV Shipping has taken delivery of a new fleet of curtainsiders from TIP Trailer Services to carry steel pipes and related products for Van Leeuwen. Manufactured by Krone in Germany, the Profi Liner trailers are a mixture of standard and high-cube and designed for ... [+]

Transvalair joins Palletways

Freight forwarder Transvalair has joined the Palletways network. It will handle full load express deliveries for Palletways customers in four Redhill postcode districts around Gatwick covering parts of Surrey and Sussex. Transvalair, which started life in 1973 as a Swiss cargo airline, has operated as a ... [+]