Freight News

East Mids appoints cargo chief

East Midlands Airport (EMA) has appointed Steven Harvey as its new vice president of cargo. His previous roles in a 30-year career in the industry include being a director CargoLogic and roles at Atlas Air, Volga Dnepr and Ruslan International. EMA handles several express and mail operators and is second only to London Heathrow in cargo handled. It is also one of the few major UK airports to have a dedicated ... [+]

Shipping lines turn to green tech

MSC says it has become the first major shipping line to use 30% biofuel blends. It has started to routinely use biofuel in its vessels calling in Rotterdam following successful trials earlier this year. Heavylift operator SAL meanwhile said it had become the first shipping company ... [+]

UN calls for wider TIR adoption

The United Nations adopted a resolution to connect landlocked countries with global markets in early December, reports the International Road Transport Union. IRU secretary general Umberto de Pretto took part in a high-level panel on regional integration and infrastructure connectivity in New York which called ... [+]

Tech firms invited to pitch to North-east ports

The Port of Tyne is to hold an Innovation Live! event on Tuesday 17 December. Teams or individuals will compete to pitch tech solutions or concepts to a panel of experts, with the chance of winning prize funding if the panel judge their idea to ... [+]

‘Ulster freight to be diverted to Liverpool and Stranraer’

  Freight to and from Northern Ireland could be diverted through the port of Liverpool or a revived Stranraer port after Brexit to allow for new border checks, reports the BBC. The plan would allow trade to use the Border Inspection Post at Liverpool for food ... [+]

Home from the Humber with Fracht

Swiss-headquartered project forwarding specialist Fracht has completed the movement of a 515 tonne, 190 metre tunnel boring machine from the recently completed River Humber utility tunnel back to Germany. Having been tansported from its German base to site by Fracht, TBM Mary had completed a 5km ... [+]

PD Ports catches ‘em young

PD Ports played host to the shipping people of the future when it gave primary school pupils a guided coach tour around Teesport. The pupils from Stockton’s Hartburn Primary School heard first-hand from staff about the different jobs available. They were the first to benefit from ... [+]

Jolly hockey-sticks for Geodis

US-based sports equipment company True Sports has chosen Geodis Netherlands as its European logistics partner, building on their longstanding partnership in its home country. Geodis Netherlands will start providing warehousing and distribution services out of its Rotterdam warehouse for the True Hockey brand. The sports ... [+]

Students see Portsmouth best practice at first hand

The International Port played host to postgraduate students from the University of Portsmouth, accompanied by principal lecturer Dr Jonathan Potts to help broaden their working knowledge of the maritime industry, with a specific focus on operations and sustainability. The students are currently studying for their master's ... [+]

Kerry adds Middle East offices

Hong Kong-based Kerry Logistics Network is setting up a new office in Bahrain and opening a new bonded logistics facility in Dubai, increasing its  global network coverage to 55 countries and territories. The Bahrain office focuses on automotive, oil & gas, fashion & lifestyle and ... [+]

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