DHL road back in Iraq

DHL has officially extended its day definite road service into Iraq, reports the TradeArabia News Service. The DHL Economy Select service will complement the existing airfreight and time definite services, and will serve countries across the Gulf and and Levant region with a slower transit time but without weight and size restrictions. DHL was the first logistics company to establish operations in Iraq in 2003 and since then, has expanded across the ... [+]

Nippon Express in Vladivostok

Nippon Express (Russia) is to open a sub-branch in , terminus of the Trans-Siberian Railway. Economic activity in the city has been invigorated by major Russian domestic car manufacturers starting up plants and Japanese companies setting up local operations. [+]

UPS and TNT announce terms

UPS and TNT Express have formally announced  on a recommended all-cash offer of €9.50 per ordinary share for TNT Express. It values the latter's outstanding ordinary shares at about €5.16 billion. UPS will finance the Offer by using €3.7 billion of available cash on its balance sheet and €1.46 billion ... [+]

Schenker in Namibia

DB Schenker Logistics has opened up its own business in Namibia following the acquisition of its partner Desert Logistics. Schenker Namibia offers air and ocean freight, freight forwarding (road and rail), customs clearing, warehousing and distribution, courier services, and ground handling, based in Windhoek and with an office in Walvis ... [+]

New awards celebrate female talent

Networking and support group, Women in Logistics UK, has launched two annual  to celebrate the talent in the industry. The winners will be announced at the Women in Logistics Ball on 6 July. The Jean Haslam Woman of the Year (Individual Award) is open to any logistician who challenges pre-conceptions as ... [+]

Seine solution for Paris retailer

Norbert Dentressangle, is to use the River Seine to transport goods to stores in Paris on behalf of retailer, Franprix.The logistics specialist will use the river to deliver to 80 stores in the capital, saving almost half a million road miles each year. From September 2012, Norbert Dentressangle will manage ... [+]

Redhead in Bristol

Independent logistics company Redhead International has opened a new depot in Bristol. It will give quicker and easier access to the company’s services to over 40 counties. Redhead’s Mark Price who will be managing the new operation said: “The new Bristol depot will be a valuable resource not only to ... [+]

BDP boost UK team

US-owned global logistics specialist has appointed Anthony Akerman and David Marshall as UK. country manager and Aberbeen branch manager respectively. Managing director, BDP International Europe, Yves Letange, said the move underscored the importance of the U.K. market in the global economy, and world trade, particularly its energy and chemical ... [+]

Get hip or go under, new report warns logistics industry

The transport and logistics industry is just not ‘hip’ enough to attract talent and is in urgent need of a radical transformation by 2030 if it is to stay competitive, according to a new report by accountancy firm PWC published on 29 March. It said that poor pay was a turn-off ... [+]

Pall-Ex looks north

Pallet network Pall-Ex has has chosen Carlisle as its Northern Hub. The new 40,000 sq ft facility is based on a 30-acre site close to the M6 and will facilitate delivery across northern England and Scotland. As well as providing hauliers with new truck stop facilities, it will also offer ... [+]

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