Maersk to distribute Covid vaccine in ‘standard supply chain’

Maersk has signed a partnership with pharma manufacturer Covaxx to distribute a Covid-19 vaccines globally, using normal temperature-controlled  equipment. US-based Covaxx is carrying out Phase 1 clinical trials of its UB-612 vaccine in Taiwan and has an agreement with the University of Nebraska Medical Center to conduct Phase 2 trials in the US, following regulatory approval. The company has commitments for over 100 million doses of UB-612 around the globe and ... [+]

Apply for permits ‘just in case’, government tells hauliers

The government is encouraging hauliers to apply for ECMT (European Conference of Ministers of Transport) permits “as a precautionary measure” in case current negotiations fail to eliminate the need for them. The announcement set alarm bells ringing in the trade, with Logistics UK saying that in ... [+]

Remember, remember the fifth of November – Multimodal Brexit seminar

The next Multimodal Connect webinar will take place on 5 November on the subject of Brexit - the Tactics : Quick Wins, Tricks of the Trade and Mitigation.With the prospect of a last minute Brexit deal still hanging by a thread, importers and exporters are ... [+]

Greencarrier buys Transpoint’s road arm

Nordic logistics comp[any Greencarrier Freight Services has bought the road logistics business operations in the Baltics and CEE countries from Finnish Railways (VR) subsidiary Transpoint International. Greencarrier Freight Services chief executive Mikael Forsberg said the move would make his company one of the largest operators ... [+]

Geodis to buy Poland’s Pekaes

Geodis has reached an agreement with Innova Capital for the acquisition of one of Poland’s major road freight operators, Pekaes. Originally a state-owned firm, Pekaes operates a full- and less-than-truckload  FTL and LTL network in Poland for palletized freight with 20 branches and has 10,000 ... [+]

DSV gets on the road from China

DSV has launched a road service between China and Europe. Branded DSV Silkway Express, it offers transit times of 14-18 days at rates much lower than air freight and more flexibility. The forwarder says it will collect the cargo precisely when it is ready at ... [+]

DSV to offer drop-trailer option

DSV has launched a full load unaccompanied trailer service between Germany, Central and Eastern Europe and the UK via the Immingham/Rotterdam route. Aimed at less time-sensitive and non-perishable goods, the unaccompanied service offers cost and flexibility advantages and, with Brexit on the horizon, it will be ... [+]

Irish logistics managers hard-pressed but determined to go green

Irish logistics businesses’ overheads costs have risen by 5.9% over the past 12 months, according to the latest edition of The Manager’s Guide to Distribution Costs, published on 8 October. Produced by FTA Ireland (FTAI) in partnership with KPMG, BWG Group, ENPROVA and Analytiqa 2020 it details ... [+]

Kent roads to be invitation only for international truckers

A Kent Access Permit will be mandatory for HGVs using Channel crossings at Dover or the Channel Tunnel after the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December said the Government in the latest version of its Border Operating Model. There will also be ... [+]

Xpediator buys Nidd Transport

East and Central European specialist Xpediator has acquired Ripon, North Yorkshire-based international groupage freight forwarder and operator, Nidd Transport for £4.6 million. Established by Tony White in 1984, Nidd specialises in deliveries to mainland Europe by road with particular focus on France, Spain, Portugal and Germany ... [+]