BIFA now supports extension of ‘Transitional Simplified Procedures’ in no-deal Brexit

With U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s attempt at a third vote in Parliament over a Brexit deal appeared to be falling apart today, there may be a glimmer of hope for the logistics industry in the face of what looks to be an inevitable “no-deal” Brexit nightmare. The British International Freight Association (BIFA), has apparently […]
  • Randy Woods
  • March 25, 2019

European Shippers’ Council says U.K. logistics community needs more time for Brexit

The European Shippers’ Council (ESC) has joined the ranks of industry voices desperately warning of the potential repercussions from the March Brexit deadline. In a statement, the organization said it is advocating for a transitional period to allow governments and companies to “finalize their preparation at least until December 2020.” The council met at a […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • December 27, 2018

3 logistics companies weigh in on the potential of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit

With peak season upon us and the Brexit deadline creeping ever closer, the anticipation surrounding the potential impact to affected supply chains connecting the United Kingdom to the European Union. is growing uneasily. At present, there have been few updates from U.K. or E.U. officials regarding their progress on trade negotiations, leaving the logistics community […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • December 18, 2018

Six companies merge to form largest privately owned logistics firm in U.K.

This week, six United Kingdom-based logistics companies have joined up to create the largest privately owned logistics conglomerate in the country, to be called “EV Cargo.” According to Ecommerce News Europe, a Hong Kong-based private-equity investment firm EmergeVest – which has been expanding its foothold in the logistics industry -- is the force behind the […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 30, 2018

British forwarders see demand increase during usually slow time of year

The United Kingdom-based logistics community is experiencing the first subtle waves of the disruptions to the supply chain sure to come with Brexit, according to one regional forwarder Davies Turner. The company said it is experiencing an unseasonal bloat in demand for warehousing capacity for early 2019 – which is normally a slow period following […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • November 6, 2018

Heathrow runway expansion wins majority Parliament vote amid opposition

Today, industry members with a stake in the battle for the expansion of London Heathrow Airport (LHR) have cause to celebrate following news of the U.K.’s House of Commons majority vote on the project, forecasted to cost £14 billion and see completion in 2026. However, the controversy around the decision has not died down. Groups […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 26, 2018

Emirates SkyCargo launches Dubai-U.K. routes

Tomorrow, Dubai-based Emirates SkyCargo launches daily services to London Stansted Airport (STN) and Edinburgh Airport (EDI) on 777-300ER aircraft, opening up 500 tonnes of capacity (inbound plus outbound) per week between the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates. The carrier cites strong growth in demand for the transportation of pharma products between the two […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • June 7, 2018

David Kerr assumes role of CEO at CargoLogicAir

David Kerr assumed the position of CEO at U.K.-based all-cargo airline, CargoLogicAir, succeeding Dmitry Grishin. It was originally reported in October 2017 – shortly after Kerr parted ways with his previous employer Etihad Cargo, that he would be joining CLA on Jan. 1. Kerr held various roles during his seven-year career with Etihad, with the […]
  • Nina Chamlou
  • March 5, 2018

Kerr to join U.K.-based CargoLogicAir in 2018 after leaving Etihad

Three weeks after announcing that he was stepping down as senior vice president at Etihad Cargo, David Kerr has secured a new position in the airfreight industry as incoming CEO at CargoLogicAir (CLA). He is scheduled to take the reins of the U.K.-based all-cargo carrier on Jan. 1, 2018. Kerr, who will continue on at Etihad […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 26, 2017

China Southern and Stansted link China, U.K.

The only direct freighter service between China and the United Kingdom will begin June 20, when China Southern sends its first flight from Guangzhou to Stansted Airport. The carrier will operate two frequencies each week, creating new direct access to Chinese markets. Exports to China from the U.K. will include traditional and luxury goods. The […]
  • Staff Reports
  • June 16, 2015

Pace quickens to airlift humanitarian aid to Nepal

Humanitarian response organizations from around the globe are trying to speed up the air transport of relief supplies and aid workers to Nepal following the April 25, 7.8-magnitude earthquake. Efforts have been slow because the Kathmandu International Airport, in the nation’s capital, is a difficult airport to access, requiring specific training of flight crews, and […]
  • Staff Reports
  • April 29, 2015

Cargo theft a growing problem in EMEA

In 2014, losses in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) as a result of cargo theft totaled US$80 million, according to the Transported Asset Protection Association. The association reported an average of  three major cargo crimes occurred each day in 2014, targeting high-value, easy-to-steal goods in the supply chain, with an average loss of […]
  • Staff Reports
  • April 16, 2015

Liège: An important hub in the fight against Ebola

Although the Ebola crisis in West Africa has subsided as a top story, there is still no cure and the fight goes on. Liège Airport in Belgium has played a significant role in providing humanitarian aid to affected countries. Since October of last year, 111 widebody aircraft carrying an average of 90 tonnes of humanitarian […]
  • Staff Reports
  • February 18, 2015

Volga-Dnepr delivers UN helicopters to Sierra Leone

To assist with the ongoing Ebola virus outbreak emergency in West Africa, Volga-Dnepr Airlines used one of its heavy-lift An-124 Ruslan freighters to transport three United Nations helicopters from Moscow to Freetown, Sierra Leone. The multi-purpose helicopters – Russian-built Mi-8’s, each weighing 7.3 tonnes empty – will be used to support the UN Mission for […]
  • October 29, 2014
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