BIFA welcomes export support

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has welcomed additional support tfrom the Department for International Trade (DIT) to 160,000 exporters and international investors. BIFA Director General, Robert Keen says: “We understand that UK businesses are now eligible to secure export insurance cover to major international markets, in addition to export finance, to keep trading during the coronavirus outbreak. We also understand that DIT is ready to provide assistance with customs authorities ... [+]

FTA calls for COVID-19 funding

The Freight Transport Association has called for a Supply Chain Continuation Fund to be set up, to give help and support to specific areas and sectors hardest hit by the economic slow-down.  FTA said that while the extension of the Corona Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) announced ... [+]

Virus shakes up global supply chain

The coronavirus has shone a light on the fragility of global supply chains, and businesses around the world will probably diversify their operations after the crisis, says Dr Kerstin Braun, president of London and New York international trade finance provider, Stenn Group. Dr Braun, commented: "2020 is ... [+]

MSC has a plan to keep global trade moving

MSC group president and chief executive Diego Aponte says that the line has introduced a Suspension of Transit programme that uses major transhipment hubs including Bremerhaven, Turkey’s Tekirdag Asyaport, Busan, Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah Port, Lome in Togo and Panama as advance storage posts to ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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. ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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 ... [+]

Europa gets urgent beds to new hospital

Europa Warehouse and its transport team in Dartford jumped into action this weekend to deliver beds to the NHS Nightingale coronavirus hospital at ExCel in East London. Europa's client Accora UK received a call at 8pm on Friday evening from the NHS requiring specialist beds urgently Working ... [+]

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 ... [+]