New chief for Dachser Air and Sea

Former managing director of Dachser Air and Sea Logistics’ Asia Pacific region Edoardo Podestá has become chief operations officer. He replaces Jochen Müller who has agreed not to extend his contract when it expires in 2020 but will stop working for Dachser with immediate effect. Podestá joined Dachser in 2003 as part of the management team for the Züst Ambrosetti Far East Ltd. joint venture after Dachser had taken full ... [+]

Beetlemania sweeps through Tilbury

A wildlife area created six years ago to offset losses of habitat from Tilbury’s London Distribution Park development has been ranked by one of Britain’s foremost entomological consultants as of national importance for insects and other invertebrates. The site at picturesquely named Mucking Landfill was ... [+]

Government signs fresh Brexit ferry contracts

The Government has signed fresh contracts with ferry companies to keep supplies of medicines and other vital goods on the move in the event of disruption to ports after Brexit, according to a report in The Guardian newspaper. The deals with Brittany Ferries, DFDS, P&O ... [+]

ABP greens its fleet

ABP has added 12 more electric vehicles to its fleet at the Port of Southampton, which now make up the majority of its fleet. There are now 28 ABP zero emission vehicles operating around the port. ABP calculates that it will remove 15 tonnes of ... [+]

Chilly outlook for Ceva at London Gateway

CEVA Logistics has officially opened its new cold chain facility at DP World London Gateway. The 10,000sq m Chill Hub offers up to 10,000 pallet positions with seven independent chambers capable of operating from -25°C through to +16°C. Dedicated areas will handle pharmaceuticals, fresh and frozen ... [+]

DP World expands Peru footprint

DP World has expanded its container handling operation at the Port of Callao in Peru into a full maritime and logistics operation. Since building the greenfield Port of Callao, it has acquired maritime services company Cosmos Agencia Maritima, Neptunia and Triton Transport, which run logistics ... [+]

Simpson drives diversity at Dover

Jane Simpson has joined Dover Harbour Board. She has held senior positions at Network Rail, and was recently as head of capital delivery for Severn Trent Water. She will provide increased support to the board’s diversity agenda, the Port being a signatory to the Maritime ... [+]

Trial trains to run from London Gateway to the City

Rail operator Orion is to run a trial freight service from London Gateway to London Liverpool Street station next year, according to a report in Rail magazine. The train, which are expected to operate in April or May next year, will use Class 769 bi-mode ... [+]

Welcome return for Stena Europe

The Stena Europe has resumed sailings on the Rosslare - Fishguard route following an extensive refit. The ferry operator said the upgrade programme took longer than had been anticipated but athe vessel will be a significant improvement. Trade director, Irish Sea (south) Ian Davies said: “I ... [+]

Be prepared, but don’t panic, Gothenburg boss tells traders

The port of Gotherburg in Sweden says it is sending out a message to the country's exporters, telling them that the must be ensure that goods are ready for customs clearance before they reach the port terminals. “If an exporter does not have everything in ... [+]