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Freightweek news update Week 29

LONDON: July 21, 2017 - In response to demand on its North Sea route from Rotterdam (Europoort) to Harwich (UK), Stena Line is replacing its current RORO capacity with larger vessels. Read more: North_Sea.pdf

WILMINGTON, NC: July 20, 2017. North Carolina Ports and CSX will begin a daily, intermodal rail service between Wilmington and Charlotte from July 28, 2017. This double stacked train, dubbed the Queen City Express, marks the official return of intermodal rail to North Carolina Ports. Read more: intermodal.pdf

BASEL: July 20, 2017. Panalpina has reported a consolidated a net profit of CHF29.9 million for the first half of 2017 on net forwarding revenue of CHF2.6 billion. Read more: Panalpina_H1.pdf

ATLANTA/CHICAGO: July 20, 2017. Coyote Logistics, a business unit of Atlanta-based UPS, is investing US$6 million in a new 48,000 square foot Atlanta-based facility. Read more: Coyote.pdf

ATLANTA/TOKYO: July 20, 2017. Delta Air Lines Cargo has appointed Eric Anderson as director, Cargo Sales for the Asia-Pacific region, a role previously held by Eric Wilson, who was recently promoted to managing director, Global Cargo Sales. Read more: Asia-Pacific_director.pdf

PONEU-ISENBURG, Germany: July 20, 2017: time:matters is now flying to Birmingham and Dublin from Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden five days a week. Read more: new_services.pdf

CHICAGO: July 20, 2017. Swissport Cargo USA has opened a state-of-the-art warehouse at the North Cargo Area of Chicago O'Hare Airport. Read more: OHare.pdf

DOVER, UK: July 18, 2017. For the first six months of 2017, P&O Ferries has reported a 14 percent year-on-year increase in freight volumes at its two continental rail hubs, Zeebrugge and Europoort. Read more: PO_Ferries.pdf

SCHINDELLEGI, Switzerland: July 18, 2017. Kuehne + Nagel has acquired perishable forwarders in Kenya and the U.S. to increase its fresh-chain network by 150,000 tons. Read more: KN_perishables.pdf

DUBAI: July 17, 2017. Emirates and flydubai are forming an extensive network partnership to scale up their operations and accelerate growth. Read more: flydubai.pdf

LELYSTAD,The Netherlands: July 17, 2017. DGM Software Development Group has developed and implemented for public use a DGXML dangerous goods data sharing standard for any mode of transport. Read more: XML_DG_standard.PDF

DOHA: July 17, 2017. Qatar Airways Cargo has begun an airlift of 4,000 Holstein cows from Europe, the U.S. and Australia to help launch a new dairy industry for the State of Qatar. Read more: Milk_Farm.pdf

DUBAI: July 17, 2017. DP World is to advise Indonesian government and port officials on the development of the Kuala Tanjung greenfield port and logistics zone and Belawan port in North Sumatra. Read more: Indonesia.pdf

LONDON: July 17, 2017. Software company Agency Sector Management has upgraded its Sequoia software to give users a complete freight management system, from job and shipment management and documentation through to Customs declarations, job costing, and invoicing. Read more: soup_to_nuts.pdf

LIVERPOOL, UK: July 17, 2017. Peel Ports Group, owner of the Port of Liverpool, is to invest in equipment and port infrastructure works at Liverpool2. Read more: liverpool.pdf

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Written on 13/02/2018, 21:22
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Written on 12/02/2018, 21:16
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