Heathrow to boost cargo capacity in the fight against COVID-19

Heathrow to boost cargo capacity in the fight against COVID-19 Heathrow Airport has called on more airlines and freight companies to maximise the use of the hub’s quieter flight schedule in the fight against COVID-19. Logistics companies have already begun importing key equipment such as COVID-19 testing kits via Heathrow in preparation for increased demand. Next week, Heathrow’s cargo movements are forecast to increase by 53%, as more airlines and

Capt. Y. S. Hwang elected as CINS Chairman

CINS, the Cargo Incident Notification System, has elected Capt. Y. S. Hwang (Evergreen Marine Corp.) as its new Chairman. In addition, the CINS Board has elected Uffe V. Ernst-Frederiksen (Maersk Line) as its Deputy Chairman. “I’m looking forward to undertaking this challenging role for CINS and the industry that the organisation represents”, commented Capt. Hwang on his appointment. “My role is to lead CINS forward on a path towards the

World's largest container ship completes first voyage from Asia to Europe

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company today announced that MSC Gülsün, the world’s largest container ship, has arrived in Europe after completing its landmark maiden voyage from the north of China. MSC Gülsün is the first of a new class of 23,000+ TEU* vessels to be added in 2019-2020 to the global shipping network of MSC, a world leader in transportation and logistics. Built at the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) Geoje shipyard

Stolt Tank Containers invests in depot expansion at Houston, US increasing storage capacity by 40%

Stolt Tank Containers (STC) has recently completed its US$11 million investment at its Houston, Texas depot, increasing storage capacity by 40% to 80,000 square metres. This significant upgrade means the depot now has the capacity to store 3,000 empty and 400 loaded tanks, offering customers a one-stop-shop for loading, storage, heating, cleaning and repairs. The Houston metropolitan area comprises the largest concentration of petrochemical manufacturing in the world as well

New Teesport Rail service drives environmental benefits for IKEA

PD Ports has launched a dedicated rail freight service between Teesport and Doncaster in partnership with GB Railfreight, for its major customer Containerships – Intra-European leader of multimodal transport. The new service is responding to the growing demand for Teesport as the Northern UK gateway for trade which continues to see year-on-year growth across its container platform. The twice-daily rail service removes 120 daily road movements from the heavily congested

Global Cargo Theft Intelligence Report for 2018 Issued

TT Club and BSI have issued the second edition of their report on global cargo theft, the first to cover a full year.  Highlighted findings include: theft from road vehicles once more accounts for the highest proportion at 84%; Slash and Grab the largest type of cargo theft at 26% globally but with significant regional variations; the combination of food, beverage, alcohol and tobacco making up the most common commodity

Turkish Cargo includes Sheremetyevo Airport near Moscow to its cargo flights network

As the fastest growing brand among the global air cargo carriers with its extensive flights network, Turkish Cargo included Sheremetyevo Airport (SVO), known as being the most important airport in Russia in terms of cargo activities, to its direct cargo flight destinations network. Located just 30 km far away from the capital Moscow, the area is considered an important export and import center in Russia. The accomplished air cargo brand

Descartes Acquires CORE Transport Technologies

Strengthens GLN Solution Footprint for Mail, Parcel and Cargo Tracking Descartes Systems Group (TSX:DSG) (Nasdaq:DSGX), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that it has acquired Core Transport Technologies NZ Limited (CORE), an electronic transportation network that provides global air carriers and ground handlers with shipment scanning and tracking solutions. CORE has been connecting commercial airlines, ground handlers and the wider logistics community with trading partners and

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Turkish Cargo launches new cargo flights to Porto

As one of the fastest growing global air cargo carriers, Turkish Cargo included Porto (OPO), the second largest city and the most crucial industrial hub in Portugal, to its wide direct cargo flight network. Porto, the recently-launched destination of the accomplished air cargo brand, is not only one of the most important industrial ports of Europe but also a vital exports point. Turkish Cargo will operate flights to/from Porto on

Maiden call: New OCEAN Alliance Asia service in Port of Hamburg

With the TAURUS – 14.424 TEU, belonging to the OCEAN Alliance, the first containership in the new Asia service Loop 7 has berthed in the Port of Hamburg. This service is part of the new Day 3 Product, with which the Alliance consisting of CMA CGM, Cosco, Evergreen and OOCL is entering its third year. With DAY 3, the OCEAN Alliance has 330 containerships in 38 services, increasing its transport capacity