Maersk Honam reaches anchorage outside Jebel Ali Port

The Maersk liner vessel Maersk Honam, which was hit by a serious fire on 6 March, reached anchorage outside the Jebel Ali Port (UAE) on Tuesday 24 April 2018.The fire broke out around 900 nautical miles southeast of Salalah, Oman, and remains under control. Firefighting activities were initiated by the Indian Coast Guard until vessels with special firefighting capabilities arrived at the scene. Salvage operations are led by Smit Salvage

Davies Turner goes east with express China rail service

Davies Turner is adding an export LCL cargo service by rail from the UK, via Hamburg, to China one year after launching an import LCL and FCL rail service in the other direction. Consignments destined for China are consolidated through the company’s nationwide hub and spoke trunking operations and then loaded at their regional distribution centre in Dartford onto one of Davies Turner’s daily trailer services to Hamburg. In Hamburg, consignments

Boeing Reports Strong First-Quarter Results; Raises Cash Flow and EPS Guidance

The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] reported first-quarter revenue of $23.4 billion reflecting higher commercial deliveries and mix, defense contract volume and services growth. GAAP earnings per share increased to $4.15 and core earnings per share (non-GAAP)* increased to $3.64 reflecting strong performance across the company. The company’s cash flow guidance is increased to between $15.0 and $15.5 billion, driven by improved performance. Full year EPS guidance is increased by $0.50to between $16.40 and $16.60, and core earnings per share (non-GAAP)* guidance is increased

American Airlines Cargo names GSAs in Croatia, Slovenia and Kuwait

American Airlines Cargo has further expanded its international reach with the appointment of General Sales Agents (GSAs) in three additional destinations outside of its network – Croatia, Slovenia and Kuwait. This brings American’s European network to 18 cities in 12 countries. In Croatia and Slovenia R-BAG the Central Eastern Europe and Balkans specialist company has been chosen to represent American from Ljubljana Airport (LJU) in Slovenia and at Zagreb International

Dachser’s growth gets a tail wind

In the 2017 financial year, DACHSER for the first time achieved revenue of over EUR 6 billion. The global logistics provider increased its consolidated gross revenue by 7.2 percent to EUR 6.12 billion. DACHSER also set other company records by handling a total of 81.7 million shipments (+2.1 percent) weighing 39.8 million metric tons (+4.3 percent). On a global level, DACHSER created 1,648 new jobs in 2017. “We systematically pursued

British Ports Association calls for funding commitments to deliver on welcome first steps on port connectivity

The British Ports Association (BPA) has welcomed the publication of the UK Government’s Port Connectivity Study; ‘Transport Infrastructure for our global future’, but suggested that investment guarantees, support and guidance for local planners and a new overarching freight strategy would be needed for Government to deliver on many of the report’s recommendations. The Study, along with a set of regional case studies on port connectivity to be officially launched by the UK Maritime

Air Partner appoints Ian Holder as Managing Director, Baines Simmons

Air Partner plc is pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Holder as Managing Director, Baines Simmons. He takes up the role immediately, reporting directly to Air Partner CEO Mark Briffa, and will also sit on the Group’s Operating Board. Ian joined Baines Simmons as a Principal Consultant in 2015 and his promotion follows a thorough internal and external recruitment search. He has a particular interest in the power of organisational safety


BIFA focuses on issues facing freight forwarders at Multimodal 2018

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) will once again be exhibiting at the upcoming Multimodal 2018 exhibition and conference. It will use the event to outline some of the work it is carrying out on behalf of its members that are facing significant challenges to their provision of freight and logistics services for international trade. Robert Keen, BIFA Director General, says that Brexit is likely to dominate much of the

IATA launches certification program for animals travelling by air

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched a new standardized global certification program to improve the safety and welfare of animals travelling by air. The Center of Excellence for Independent Validators for Live Animals Logistics (CEIV Live Animals) provides stakeholders across the air cargo supply chain with the assurance that CEIV Live Animals certified companies are operating to the highest standards in the transport of live animals. “Last year

FTA part of HGV coalition asking Minister for fair treatment in Clean Air Zones

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has joined with three other trade associations to raise concerns about the way HGVs are treated in future Clean Air Zones (CAZ). FTA, the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA), the National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) and the Road Haulage Association (RHA) have written a joint letter to Transport Secretary Chris Grayling, calling for Government support in ensuring that the introduction of CAZs will