Rhenus to buy Rhineland freight firm

Rhenus is to take over fellow German logistics company LOXX, subject to approval by the competition authorities. Headquartered in Gelsenkirchen, near Essen, it specialises cross-border cargo in the Rhine/Ruhr region. As well as the 17,000sq m logistics centre in Gelsenkirchen, the acquisition will include business sites in Pleidelsheim near Stuttgart and in Warsaw, Poznań and Katowice in Poland. [+]

Tech firm suggests ways to avoid 20-day Dover delays

Increasing check-in times to 20 minutes at the Port of Dover, in line with non-EU member customs policy, would lead to a queue of 70,594 and a backlog of around 20 days, says digital simulation firm, Simul8. It adds that while the 27-acre emergency lorry park ... [+]

DSV to open second Stockholm site

DSV is to open a second Stockholm site in Rosersberg by the end of 2021. The traffic around Stockholm is particularly dense during rush hours and in addition to its cross-docking terminal to the south of the city, DSV will establish a logistics centre at ... [+]

DHL to open South Africa super-hub

DHL Global Forwarding is investing ZAR 126.5 million (£6m) in a new hub in Johannesburg. The new 13,000 sq m facility will be located within the bonded zone at Skyparks Business Estate close to OR Tambo International Airport. Twice the size of its current set-up, this ... [+]

Transport Logistic is off

This year’s Transport Logistic exhibition, scheduled to take place in Munich in May, has been cancelled. Event organisers, Messe München, said that the decision was taken based on international travel restrictions, which are unlikely to be lifted until the Spring. [+]

Fifth of trucks turned away from Holyhead

The Welsh Government ssays that around 20% of HGVs had been turned away from Holyhead port since 1 January because they did not have the correct paperwork. With an increase in freight traffic expected, more could be turned away while forecasts from the UK Government ... [+]

DFDS freight up in December

DFDS’s freight volumes jumped 27.9% to 3.594 million lane meters in December 2020, compared with the same month in 2019. However, traffic for the full year in  2020 was down 1% on 2019, at 40.886m lm. DFDS said its North Sea volumes were boosted by ... [+]

Irish ‘back door’ to France slammed shut

All UK passport holders entering France from Ireland will need to present printed evidence of a negative result from a private (not NHS) pre-departure Covid-19 PCR or other antigen test taken up to 72 hours prior to their arrival, reports ferry booking agency Motis. They must ... [+]

XPO takes a stand against the traffickers

XPO Logistics is sponsoring Truckers Against Trafficking Truckers Against Trafficking for $25,000 to fund training of commercial drivers to recognize wrongdoers and their victims. TAT’s no-cost education program has trained over 975,000 truck and bus drivers to spot the signs and thousands of drivers have ... [+]

Brexit reality begins to bite

Problems with cross-Channel shipments in the first few days since Brexit, including week, parcel operator DPD’s temporary suspension of deliveries to the EU, are just the “tip of the iceberg”, according eCommerce trade expert Hurricane Commerce. Hurricane says that the issues caused by lack of complete ... [+]