DB Cargo’s Eco Neutral project helps families in Rwanda

DB Cargo has run the first train in the country with a zero carbon footprint by helping to fund an eco-project in Rwanda to offset the emissions. The carbon neutral train delivered finished vehicles from Germany to DB Cargo’s London Eurohub. Calculations were made to determine how much it would cost to compensate for the emissions released during the journey. These took into account distance, weight, payload capacity, backload statistics,

TIACA's 28th Air Cargo Forum and Exhibition opens for registration

The global air cargo industry’s leading event, the Air Cargo Forum (ACF) and Exhibition, hosted by Groupe ADP and Air France KLM Cargo, is open for on-line registration at aircargoforum.org.  The three-day exhibition, from the 26th to the 28th of October 2016 in Paris, France, is free-to attend, with day passes and early bird discounts available for the education program, called Vision 2020. The Forum, which takes place at the

PD Ports' CEO appointed new Chairman of the High Tide Foundation

PD Ports’ CEO David Robinson has been appointed new chairman of the High Tide Foundation, a charity aiming to raise the aspirations of young people in Teesside which the award-winning port and logistics company co-founded. Over the past five years he has steered the growth of Teesport, the UK’s fifth largest port by volume, with investment of more than £80m and he is now at the helm of increasing job

Sustained growth in European logistics for Dachser  

Dachser Ltd in the UK maintains its growth path, and its market share in European road export services continues to increase. A new daily direct road trailer service to and from San Sebastian (Spain) in co-operation with Azkar Dachser Group, the Dachser SE Group’s subsidiary organisation in Iberia, was introduced last Autumn and has gone from strength to strength. It has proved very popular with existing and new customers alike. 

New guide to Port of London shipping terminals

A new publication out now highlights the diversity of the port terminals and wharves on the River Thames. Produced by the Port of London Authority – ‘Port of London Handbook 2016’ sets out key information for people involved in the transport, shipping, freight, logistics and related sectors. The 148 page full-colour A4 book includes: Articles about the latest river and PLA developments Details of the different terminals in the Port

Jungheinrich UK opens Dartford regional sales centre

Jungheinrich UK is opening its first new additional regional sales centre in almost 20 years at Crossways Business Park, Dartford, Kent. The expansion of the sales and showroom network will be marked with a two-day product showcase on 18th and 19th May, where a range of factory refurbished Jungheinrich materials handling equipment can be acquired at discounted prices and on zero per cent finance packages. Over the two ‘open days’

How to manage compliance and finance when you expand overseas

Many exporters I talk to have ambitions to expand their businesses overseas. However they all have one thing in common, as they are all worried about how they will handle the increased compliance. They don’t know about the complexities of recruiting and paying staff, and they are worried about the cost and difficulty of dealing with overseas taxes. In this article I’m going to give you a step-by-step guide on

Upgraded Port of London Ship’s Bridge Simulator to boost trade and growth

The Port of London Authority (PLA) has invested £250,000 upgrading its ship’s bridge simulator, adding a full tug bridge simulator in a move that is set to enable a boost in port trade and helps terminals verify their expansion plans. The Thames is the UK’s busiest waterway, handling over 45 million tonnes of cargo a year. For over a decade the bridge simulator has been an essential tool for training

Five steps to an optimised logistics network

Optimising the logistics network to deliver customer service edge at the lowest practical cost is a vital process – but it’s also far from straightforward. Craig Ryder and Gavin Parnell, Directors at Go Supply Chain Consulting, recommend a five-step approach. When is the right time to look at optimising the network? The glib answer is ‘constantly, because change never stops’. But there are times when optimisation is more than usually

PD Ports' pioneering youth scheme is recognised by the Responsible Business Awards

PD Ports has been recognised for continuing to champion young people into work after it was reaccredited for the second year as part of the Responsible Business Awards. It achieved a ‘Big Tick’ in the Inspiring Young Talent category which praises businesses that address youth unemployment and the UK skills gap through ‘youth friendly’ recruitment, inspiring work experience programmes or successful apprenticeships. The award-winning ports and logistics business is based