PGS to open greenest warehouse yet

Midlands-based UK and international haulier PGS Global Logistics has invested £10 million in what it says is the greenest storage and distribution hub in central England. The purpose-built, carbon neutral warehouse in West Bromwich will double its pallet storage capabilities from 15,000 to 30,000 with Very Narrow Aisle (VNA) pallet racking to maximise capacity while electric forklift trucks and a fully integrated warehouse management system will handle storage, picking and ... [+]

XPO brings art to the Merseyside masses

A team of specially trained XPO drivers and a special truck  are piloting the Tate and MuMo museums’ Art Explora Mobile local visitors in locations across Liverpool, St Helens, Knowsley, Sefton, Wirral and Halton during April. The mobile exhibition displays artworks from Constable to Henry Moore, ... [+]

New guidelines for Lithium batteries

A group of freight industry bodies including insurers the TT Club, the Cargo Incident Notification System Network (CINS) and cargo handling organisation ICHCA have produced a series of guidelines for safe transport of Lithium-ion batteries in containers. Lithium-ion Batteries in Containers Guidelines (101.A) is intended ... [+]

Mixed bag of results for Kerry Logistics

Hong Kong-based Kerry Logistics Network says its annual revenue in 2022 increased by 10% to HK$86,649 million (2021: HK$78,955m, excluding discontinued operations). Core operating profit dropped by 12% to HK$4,790m (2021: HK$5,441m) but core net profit increased by 11% to HK$3,572m (2021: HK$3,220m). E-commerce and Express (E&E) ... [+]

Multimodal reveals conference line-up

Organisers of the Multimodal show in Birmingham NEC on 13-15 June have revealed the programme of discussions and presentations. These include: Peak Season Preview 2023; Digitalisation of International Trade and Transport; A Rail Retail Revolution; Roadblocks to sustainable freight - and how to overcome them; ... [+]

Ukraine war disrupts chemical supply lines

The conflict in Ukraine has had a significant impact on chemical logistics, says UK-based specialist operator Suttons International. Supply chains in Europe and globally have been compromised and many long-established routes have been disrupted. However, the long-term effects are yet to be fully understood, it ... [+]

Trade unionists slam DP World freeport role

The Trades Union Congress has criticised the decision to appoint Dubai-based port operator DP World as one of the operators of the Thames Freeport, pointing out that it is the parent company of P&O Ferries. The ferry operator was widely condemned after it sacked 800 ... [+]

Kern joins online insurer Breeze

The Breeze digital insurance online platform for forwarders and logistics companies has appointed Patrizia Kern as its chief insurance officer. Kern has over 30 years’ experience in senior roles across the marine insurance industry, most recently at Swiss Re Corporate Solutions’ global marine division, where ... [+]

EV Cargo opens China e-commerce centre

EV Cargo has opened a new e-commerce fulfilment centre in Hangzhou and appointed Jason Lin as vice president – commercial for Greater China. The company, which bought Allport in the UK and owns the Palletforce network, recently opened  branches in Shanghai, Ningbo and Qingdao, adding ... [+]

Security at your fingertips in Antwerp

DP World Antwerp Gateway has introduced fingerprint scanning technology to help improve security for container collection. In collaboration with NxtPort, the digital platform of Port of Antwerp-Bruges, DP World has successfully tested the Certified Pick up (CPu) software with Belgium logistics companies Katoen Natie and Van ... [+]