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Lufthansa Cargo works with "Direct Ramp"
Lufthansa Cargo is sold with 1.7 million metric tons of cargo and mail and the sales of 8.6 billion freight ton kilometres per year, one of the largest airfreight enterprises around. Just at Frankfurt Airport alone, Lufthansa coordinates around 1,400 orders a day. Over 90 loading docks are used to handle the.....

Polymer Logistics debuts 'CleanPal' pallet in USA
Polymer Logistics, the leader in retail-ready packaging pooling, has announced the launch of the "CleanPal" brand of nestable plastic pallet in the USA with pilots with two customers for perishable goods in four categories: Produce, Meat, Dairy, and Bakery.When compared to traditional wood pallets, the.....


Port of Antwerp participates in railway to duisport
The Port of Antwerp and duisport strengthen their cooperation. The port of Antwerp participates in the rail shuttle, which connects the two ports. The duisport Group started the direct rail connection from Duisburg to Antwerp under difficult conditions in 2006. The commitment of the port of Antwerp to the.....

Nigerian Shippers Council commends new warehouse
The Airfreight Stakeholders forum of the Nigerian Shippers Council on Wednesday embarked on a facility tour on the ground handling company headquarters located at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.The team led by its Chairman, Toyin Olufade was received by the Managing Director and Chief.....


France: Calais strike suspended until Tuesday, July 7
The strike action in the port of Calais have been suspended until Tuesday, July 7 for the time being, Dutch motoring association ANWB reports. The timetable of ferry crossings between Calais and Dover thus returns to normal. There are, however, still hundreds of trucks waiting on both sides of the Channel......


"Cold chain export shipments now unbroken"
Logistics export soon under one roof at Veiling BelOrta
The idea took some time to realize, but at the end of June, the moment was there: an agreement has been reached on theGAP BelOrta - Brucargo project. A Gateway Access Point is realized on site at BelOrta, in conjunction with various parties. Soon the first shipment will leave through the new full-in-house.....

Maersk: no issue funding Greek operations
Oil and shipping conglomerate A.P. Moller-Maersk said it was experiencing no problems funding operations in Greece or getting paid by Greek customers despite the imposition of capital controls by Athens.Maersk Line, the world’s largest container shipping company, has offices in Greece and vessels passing.....


Ferry strikes not affecting UK food supplies, yet
The ongoing strikes in Calais are continuing to cause chaos on both sides of the Channel. Although trucks are stacked at both Calais and Dover, the lack of deliveries does not yet seem to be affecting the fresh produce supply in the UK.UK supply not affected, yetColin Galbraith from Moorhouse & Mohan:.....

Macro Plastics’ Shipper Bin maximizes return ratio
If you are shipping cross-country or internationally and are still using wasteful cardboard or wood bins, you should consider switching to the Hybrid 44P or “Shipper Bin” from Macro Plastics. This new injectionmolded plastic bulk shipping container with a 48” x 44” base maximizes space utilization in.....


HCCR gets Top Performer Award
The Hamburger Container- und Chassis-Reparatur-Gesellschaft (HCCR) got the “Top Performer Award” from Carrier. Carrier is one of the leading manufacturers of air conditioning and refrigerator units in the world. By winning the award HCCR has beaten more than 100 other service centres in Europe alone.©.....

Shippers want to change to port labor contracting process
At the annual meeting of the Agriculture Transportation Coalition in San Francisco last Thursday, agricultural shippers talked about their experiences that stretched over nine months as labor contract negotiations slowly moved ahead between the West Coast dockworkers’ union and the terminal operators and.....


Belgium closes E40 due to chaos Calais
From Tuesday, 4.30 pm, Eurostar Le Shuttle trains started running between the United Kingdom and France. Thirty MyFerryLink employees set fire to three stacks of tyres at around 300 metres from the French entrance to the Channel Tunnel, and blocked the railway with concrete slabs. Due to the delays, the.....


12 hour delay in Dunkirk
Huge back up at Calais, as port is again blocked by strike
Due to continued strike action the port of Calais remains blocked. There no ferries crossing the Channel and the trains are running empty because protesters are blocking the entrances. On the A16 and the A26 the exit to the ferry terminals is closed as are exits 43 and 44 to the Channel Tunnel.Huge back.....