First of many for Baxter Freight

Nottingham-based Baxter Freight has appointed six new starters. Shella Galminaite, Amiel King and Nuno Santos have joined as account managers, Ryenne Riveral and Rachael Burdis as trainee finance administrators and Mick Glenny as domestic operator. Baxter Freight is now looking to fill an additional 12 account manager roles by the end of the year. To apply, send CV and a cover letter to careers@baxterfreight.com or call 0115 975 0400 for more ... [+]

Minister to address FTA Scottish gathering

Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity for the Scottish Government, Michael Matheson is to deliver the keynote address at the Freight Transport Association’s Logistics Scotland conference in Falkirk on 30 May. The news comes as the minister confirmed a £5 billion package of investment ... [+]

Infrastructure body calls for zero-tolerance to freight emissions

Emissions from freight traffic on road and rail should be reduced to zero by 2050 and there should be a complete ban on the sale of diesel-powered heavy trucks by 2040, said the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) in a report published on 17 April. Sir John ... [+]

Rhenus extends its Americas empire

German-owned forwarder Rhenus has acquired Miami-based Freight Logistics. Freight Logistics operates its own consolidation hub near the International Airport in Miami and has its own offices in Argentina, Brazil and Chile. It follows acquisitions by the Rhenus Group in Brazil and Canada. Freight Logistics s founded ... [+]

Kuehne + Nagel overland hub open for business

Kuehne + Nagel’s has officially opened its new Overland hub at East Midlands Gateway. With 40,000sq ft of temperature controlled warehouse space dedicated to pharmaceuticals and a 155,000sq ft cross-dock area for general cargo, the new site will combine activities currently carried out in Birmingham ... [+]

DHL team complete cyclone mission

Deutsche Post DHL’s Disaster Response Team moved nearly 800 tonnes of aid to south-east Africa after it was struck by cyclone Idai. The 12-strong team was deployed at Beira Airport between March 24 and April 12at the request of the United Nations, handling incoming relief ... [+]

Emigration made easier

IAG Cargo has launched a new relocations service for people moving abroad - the first time an air freight carrier has offered a home relocation service directly to consumers, it says. It has partnered with Santa Fe Relocation,  and offers 24-hour support in over 67 different ... [+]

New owners for Speedy in the East Midlands

Gary Sawyer, owner of the Bolton, Wigan and Oldham franchises of Eddie Stobart Logistics urgent transport arm, Speedy Freight has now taken over the Leicester and Derby franchises. The Castle Donnington branch is now recruiting up to 30 drivers and will also be taking on up ... [+]

Xpediator appoints IT director

UK freight forwarder Xpediator has appointed Dan Harris as IT infrastructure service and operations director. He was most recently at Sainsbury’s Argos as senior IT development manager where he supported the integration of Argos following its purchase by Sainsbury’s. [+]

A warehouse problem shared

Imperial Logistics has added two new functions to its ShareHouse digital warehouse platform. Visitors can now request offers direct from suitable warehouse providers, and message them with any additional questions, allowing providers to respond and create a tailored offer. The Berlin-based startup has also launched ... [+]