New Airfreight Director for DB Schenker Logistics in the UK

Schenker Limited has announced the appointment of Steve Williams as its new Airfreight Director with effect from 28th May 2012. Williams has a solid background within the UK airfreight industry and joins DB Schenker from Panalpina where he was Head of Air Freight North West Europe. Schenker Limited CEO Helgi Ingolfsson says, “Having Steve join our UK board will further strengthen our organisation in general and the airfreight division in particular, at ... [+]

GEFCO takes hands-on approach to rail

French logistics specialist GEFCO has is to develop its own rail transport network in Europe. Since 11 December, GEFCO has worked with three private railway operators to transport automobiles to destinations throughout France and Europe and now uses rail for 25% of its automotive activity, compared to a European average of ... [+]

North and South unite to fight Humber’s corner

Humber ports-based businesses are to launch a new partnership to promote the estuary internationally at the Multimodal Logistics conference at the NEC on 2 May. HumberPort brings together major players, including Associated British Ports (ABP), Able UK, Danbrit and DFDS Seaways to promote in a coordinated way what it says is ... [+]

Funds for green trucks

Hauliers are being invited to bid for a slice of a £9.5m invested by the Department for Transport and the Technology Strategy Board in a low carbon truck demonstration trial. The scheme will deliver fleets of low-emission heavy goods vehicles as well as supporting infrastructure such as fuelling stations and ... [+]

Dover works to allow longer ships

The Port of Dover is extending pier A at Eastern Docks to allow longer vessels to moor in berths two and three. The work, to be completed prior to the Olympic Games, will provide improved mooring for DFDS vessels and an alternative berth for the large P&O Spirit class ships ... [+]

Seatruck starts major ports reshuffle

Freight ferry operator Seatruck is to launch a service from Heysham to Belfast on 7 May, replacing its existing service from Heysham to Larne. The new Heysham - Belfast service will be opened by sister vessels “Arrow” and “Ranger”, which will be switched from their current duties into Larne. Then, later ... [+]

Hellmann offers regular services to East Europe

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics is offering an extended service to Romania, Slovenia, Hungary and Slovakia from this month with delivery from the UK and other European countries at 10am and 12am. The ‘priority’ service guarantees delivery on the first available departure, but the new ‘fixed date’ service offers customers within selected ... [+]

Mundo takes on FESCO agency

Mundo International Logistics UK has been appointed as UK agent for FESCO North West Europe, part of the FESCO Transportation Group, one of the largest operators in Russia and CIS. The range of maritime, rail and road transport services includes a weekly service from all main UK ports to St.Petersburg, Vladivostok, ... [+]

Maersk is back but…

Maersk Line has resumed bookings from North Europe to Asia following the suspension introduced on 23 March due to a spate of cancelled vessels following Chinese New Year. However, the carrier has also announced a general rate increase of $300 per teu and is also levying a $300 per box ... [+]

CEVA spreads east

CEVA Logistics has opened new premises in Bucharest, Romania. The new office, close to the biggest Romanian airport and seaports, will provide freight management solutions, including international air and ocean freight management services, cargo planning, freight management consultancy, worldwide door to door deliveries and customs clearance. CEVA’s senior vice president, Eastern ... [+]

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