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IATA: Cargo demand set to return to near 2019 levels next year

Air cargo volumes are expected to return to near 2019 levels next year, according to IATA’s latest market forecast. The airline association said that improved business confidence and the important role that air cargo should play in vaccine distribution is expected to see cargo volumes grow to 61.2m tonnes, essentially matching the 61.3m tonnes carried in 2019. It also projected that a continued capacity crunch due to the slow reintroduction

Qatar Airways Cargo appoints Wexco, ECS Group subsidiary, in Australia

On 01 November, Qatar Airways Cargo appointed Wexco, part of ECS Group, as its general sales agent (GSA) in Australia. Through that new agreement, Qatar Airways and ECS Group are extending their strategic partnership which today covers 20 countries worldwide. The partnership will leverage Qatar Airways’ strong presence in Australia, promoting destinations to the Middle-East, Europe, the Americas and Africa to the Australian exporters. Qatar Airways serves five major Australian

DHL Supply Chain to build 482,000 sq ft warehouse at DP World London Gateway

Work has begun on a 482,000 sq ft warehouse for DHL Supply Chain at DP World London Gateway. DHL will construct the brand-new bespoke facility at Plot 3040 on London Gateway’s Logistics Park with the main facility build due to commence in early 2021. On completion, DHL will lease the facility from DP World London Gateway. The 42m high bay warehouse will feature 36m of clear internal eaves height. DHL

Carriers struggle to cope with equipment shortages

Strong demand for container shipping space on major trade lanes from Asia to Europe and North America saw cargo rollovers increase month-on-month in October as carriers struggled to keep ocean supply chains operating smoothly. Overall container rollover ratios at leading transshipment ports rose to 28.5% last month, up from 26.9% in September and 22.2% in October 2019, according to Ocean Insights, the world’s leading real-time and predictive ocean container tracking

PD Ports unveils plans for River Tees digital platform

PD Ports launches new digital initiative for River Tees. L-R Andy Koss, Head of Sembcorp Energy UK, Frans Calje, CEO of PD Ports, and Julie Underwood, Executive Director of International Trade at the North East England Chamber of Commerce. PD Ports has unveiled plans to launch a new innovative digital platform to enhance the national and international competitiveness of the River Tees. The platform, which aims to promote the strengths

Turkish Cargo carries COVID-19 vaccines

Continuing its contributions for the sustainability of the global supply chain by building a global air cargo bridge all across the globe with its cargo flights, Turkish Cargo started to carry COVID-19 vaccines with its strong fleet, wide flight network and special cargo service quality. Offering service to 127 countries around the world, Turkish Cargo carried the COVID-19 vaccines, manufactured in China, to Brazil which is at a flight distance


Global freight forwarders granted relief from post-Brexit customs brokerage paperwork

DDC FPO, a global provider of business process outsourcing (BPO) solutions for the freight industries, announces their multilingual customs brokerage processing services to the UK and EU transport and logistics companies as the Brexit transition period comes to an end this year. Brexit’s forecasted disruptions to global trade highlight the demand for external customs brokerage processing expertise and business continuity among international freight forwarders and 3PLs. DDC FPO presents its

Logistics UK announce 2020 award winners

Twelve of the UK’s finest logistics businesses are celebrating today (13 November 2020) after being recognised as the ‘best of the best’ at Logistics UK’s 2020 Logistics Awards, sponsored by Port of Dover. The awards celebrate supply chain leadership and excellence and recognise leaders who have made a significant contribution to the industry, either as individuals or as businesses. “Logistics UK is the only business group representing all of the logistics industry, so we are ideally placed to recognise the

GPS Group and VARO Energy embark on further expansion

GPS Group, the growing storage and logistics provider, and VARO Energy (“VARO”), a downstream energy company active in North West Europe, announce that they are further strengthening their strategic partnership. The formal beginning of the construction of a new railway line and ethanol storage tanks, at the Port of Amsterdam, represents the expansion of the companies’ contractual relationship. This investment is the next step in GPS’s strategic partnership with VARO.

Warehouse organisation with Beaverswood Shadow Board

Improved organisation of workplace tools is in warehouse and logistics centres is provided with new Modulean Lite shadow boards from workplace visual communication solutions specialist, Beaverswood. Designed for comprehensive compliance with 5S (Sort, Set in order, Shine, Standardise, and Sustain) lean processes, the new mix and match range helps people to rapidly locate and identify tools and equipment in a busy environment. This enhances production levels and reduces errors while