IATA

IATA submits to air cargo modernisation

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has adopted a resolution to accelerate the modernisation and transformation of the air cargo industry. The resolution builds on the momentum created by the entry into force of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO’s) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA). “The TFA commits governments to making trade faster, cheaper and more efficient. Air cargo processes are stuck in another century. To ensure that air cargo is ready

FTA

New FTA Director of Policy will take the helm as UK exits EU

The Freight Transport Association (FTA), the UK’s largest and most active membership association in the freight and logistics industry, has appointed Elizabeth de Jong as its new Director of Policy. De Jong, who joins FTA from the Rail Delivery Group where she was Director of Policy, is an expert in delivering success in highly complex, high profile industries, a skill which FTA Chief Executive David Wells says will stand her

Dubai

Open for business with Dubai Trade FZE: Embracing the country's flourishing market

Ravi Kumar, Head of Strategy & Innovation for Dubai Trade FZE, provides an analysis of the premier trade facilitation entity that offers integrated electronic services from various logistics service providers under a single window. Dubai Trade underlines Dubai’s position as the perfect base for trading across borders with its unique geographical location, appealing infrastructure and seamless processes across the private sector and government agencies. Dubai Trade integrates the major stakeholders

Peru

100 tonnes of confectionery flown by Air Charter to Peruvian warehouse

Approximately 100 tonnes of confectionery has been flown by Air Charter Service to a Peruvian warehouse. The leading aircraft charter specialist delivered the 100 tonnes of confectionary to restock the Peruvian warehouse that had suffered from fire damage and lost most of its supply of sweets. Richard Thompson, President of ACS Americas, commented: “The company’s logistics provider called us saying that the sweets needed to be flown from Mexico as

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Walker Logistics restores WW2 aircraft in Berkshire, UK

Logistics services company, Walker Logistics, has restored a World War Two aircraft in a Berkshire village, within the UK. Walker Logistics intended to commemorate the role that the village played in the War by restoring the aircraft, which took off from Membury Airfield more than seven decades ago. The site is currently home to the company’s 200,000 sq ft multi-user warehouse, the same location where aircraft took flight, partaking in the D-Day

Cumbernauld, Scotland

Greater expansion in Cumbernauld, Scotland by UK freight forwarder Davies Turner

Greater expansion of UK freight forwarder and logistics company Davies Turner is underway in Cumbernauld, Scotland. Doubling its Cumbernauld capacity, Scottish shippers now have even more freedom to choose a service that delivers. The implementation of an additional 20,000 sq ft of warehousing, with a height of 10m, has doubled the capacity of the existing warehouse: the amount of racking has also been increased and five powered dock-levellers and another two floor-loading

The Container Shipping Industry Gathers to Forecast for 2018

After a period of significant change, the container shipping industry is now moving towards a state of stability and growth. Although there are still some key challenges to be faced in the coming months, the industry is showing good signs of revival after new deals and sector alliances have shaken up the market. Taking place in November, at an ideal time to review the year and to look forward to

New FTA Director of Policy will take the helm as UK exits EU

The Freight Transport Association (FTA), the UK’s largest and most active membership association in the freight and logistics industry, has appointed Elizabeth de Jong as its new Director of Policy. She will take up her new position on July 3, 2017. De Jong, who joins FTA from the Rail Delivery Group where she was Director of Policy, is an expert in delivering success in highly complex, high profile industries, a

Yodel names bespoke vehicle Athena as part of SP Training fleet

DB Cargo UK is now offering digital route learning for its drivers. The rail freight operator has filmed rail routes across the country using a specialist camera to create an online route programme that drivers can access via tablet or computer. The programme was created in collaboration with Track Access Services Limited (TAS) and runs high quality footage of the route alongside a moving map, whilst advising on other areas

Budapest airport participates in sino-hungarian logistics forum in Shanghai

Hungary and Budapest Airport may play a leading role in further expanding economic cooperation between China and Central Eastern Europe. This was the main message at an economic forum held under the sponsorship of the Consulate General of Hungary in Shanghai, with the participation of a series of key players, ranging from the postal services of the two countries, logistics and e-commerce operators, to cargo airlines. The Consulate General of