Green light for Tilbury2

Forth Ports’ Tilbury has gained development consent from the Secretary of State for Transport to build its £200 million Tilbury2 terminal adjacent to the current 930 acre site in Thurrock. Forth Ports added that construction would start “in a matter of weeks”. Tilbury2 will cover over 150 acres on the former Tilbury Power Station site. When operational in Spring 2020, it will be the UK's largest unaccompanied ferry port, in conjunction ... [+]

DHL sets up China joint venture

Deutsche Post DHL Group is to transfer its supply chain operations in mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau to SF Holding and set up a new joint company, SF DHL Supply Chain China. The RMB 5.5 billion (EUR 700 million) deal involves only the supply ... [+]

BIFA launches young forwarders group

The British International Freight Association is launching a BIFA Young Forwarders Network (YFN) to support people who have recently joined the sector. The launch will take place on 6 March at National Apprenticeship Week. Training development manager Carl Hobbis, said BIFA aimed to create several regional networking ... [+]

FTA welcomes customs Brexit waiver

The Freight Transport Association has welcomed an announcement by HMRC that it will temporarily waive security and safety declarations for post-Brexit logistics movements. It followed a meeting on 18 February between HMRC officials and industry groups which confirmed that, from 29 March, the status quo will ... [+]

New MD for Kerry Germany

Kerry Logistics has appointed Oliver Loch as managing director in Germany. He was previously international key account manager Europe at Rhenus Freight Logistics. Based at the German headquarters in Raunheim, near Frankfurt, he will be responsible for driving the strategic business development of Kerry Logistics’ ... [+]

ACS goes it alone in Shenzhen

Allport Cargo Services has opened a new standalone export container freight station in QiYang, Shenzhen. Nearly 50% bigger than the previous facility at 13,000sq m, with 48 loading bays, the warehouse is export customs supervised and owned and operated by ACS. ACS has also promoted ... [+]

Mues to get Imperial on the right lines

Imperial Logistics has appointed Juergen Mues as chief operating officer. He will assume overall responsibility for all operational aspects of the business, and joins from Swiss Railways Cargo. His appointment o is part of a rationalization of the business, which is currently geographically diversified and ... [+]

Europa on target for £400m turnover

Europa Worldwide Group reported turnover of £180m, revenue up 24% and the turnover set to surpass £400 million by 2022 at its fifth annual Management Conference at Hodsock Priory in the East Midlands. Managers from 16 locations listened to the board outline plans for business ... [+]

New leaders to spearhead Gefco growth

Gefco Group has nominated five new leaders to expand its freight forwarding business including industrial project cargo and life sciences and healthcare logistics solutions. They are: Alicja Szewczyk, global human resources people and culture manager (main picture); Valentin Elistratov, global commercial director (pictured below, left); Karin ... [+]

Panalpina and Agility hold merger talks – updated

Swiss-based forwarding giant Panalpina is in talks over a possible merger with Kuwait’s Agility, Bloomberg reports. It appears that is a move by major shareholder Ernst Goehner Foundation to rebuff an earlier $4 billion offer for the company by DSV. Panalpina is reported to have ... [+]