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  • Freightweek news update Week 02, 2018

    HOLZWICKEDE: Germany: January 12, 2018. The Rhenus Group has acquired Brazilian import broker Pirâmide SeaAir Comércio Exterior with offices in São Paulo, Guarulhos and Viracopos airports and the port of Santos. Read more: Piramide.pdf COURBEVOIE, France: January 11, 2018. The GEFCO Group is to acquire Europe-Morocco transport specialist GLT that operates between Algeciras and Tangiers. Read more: GLT.pdf HONG KONG: January 10, 2018. EVA Air has appointed Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited its handling agent as of January 05, 2018 for its 60 passenger and eight freighter flights per week. Read more: EVA.pdf NEW YORK, JFK: January 09, 2018. Worldwide Flight Read More
  • Germany to allow longer trains

    BERLIN: January 09, 2018. German railway operators have welcomed a decision by the federal government to allow more 740-meter trains to operate. Currently only 11 percent of Germany's rail network can handle the longer size. The federal Transport Ministry says the cost of rail upgrades to remove network bottlenecks will be 405 million euro and result in a cost benefit of 4.8:1. The heads of DB Cargo, SBB Cargo International, the Havelland Railway, the Port of Hamburg Railway and Lokomotion Rail say there is now a great opportunity to move freight from road to railways. Port of Hamburg head of Read More
  • Amazon expands at Cincinnati hub

    SEATTLE: January 12, 2017. Dave Clark, senior vice president Operations for Amazon Prime Air, says the company has just added 210 acres to its future air hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (CVG). The Northern Kentucky Tri-County Economic Development Corporation (Tri-ED) has already leased 900 acres to Amazon capable of handling 100 aircraft. In January last year the company announced it would invest US$1.49 billion and create over 2,000 jobs at CVG. The Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority has agreed to provide Amazon up to US$40 million in tax incentives that will allow the company to keep a portion of Read More
  • Dunkerque added to Central America reefer service

    CURACAO: January 04, 2018. Specialist reefer and bulk cargo carrier StreamLines has begun a new weekly service linking Central America, the Caribbean, U.S. East Coast and Europe. Operating 1,200 TEU-capacity vessels that include 380 reefer sockets, the company's new 'Blue Stream' service will make its first call at Dunkerque's Terminal des Flandres on January 11, 2018. Carrying fresh and frozen produce from Costa Rica, Honduras and Guatemala, the eastbound rotation will originate at Willemstad (Curacao) and make calls at Oranjestad (Aruba), Puerto Limon (Costa Rica), Puerto Barrios (Guatemala), Puerto Cortes (Honduras), Port Canaveral (Florida), Wilmington (North Carolina), Tilbury (UK), Rotterdam Read More
  • Arizona plans bridge not wall with Mexico

    PHOENIX, AZ: January 06, 2018: As Donald Trump seeks US$18 billion from the U.S. Congress to build his border wall with Mexico, Arizona's Republican governor Doug Ducey has announced the launch of 'SkyBridge Arizona', a new air cargo hub at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport that will include both Mexico and U.S. Customs facilities. In November Mesa SkyBridge was selected to develop a new logistics-related business park on 360 acres at the regional gateway, some 20 miles southeast of Phoenix. The company has said it will spend US$20 - US$25 million to leverage the airport's three 10,000 ft. runways that are 162 Read More
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