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Major shipping route under improvement as A14 works begin

Freight companies across the UK have been given a huge boost after a £1.5bn government scheme finally began in November.

For years, the 21-mile stretch of road between Cambridge and Huntingdon has been considered by many as ‘the road from hell’ due to congestion and accidents. And with the East of E...

Air freight link added to UK’s largest cargo airport

British exporters buoyed as AirBridgeCargo (ABC) launch twice-weekly flights from Heathrow to its international network at Moscow hub.

After expanding its operations in both the US and south-east Asia earlier this year, ABC have now turned to Europe as they continue to add to the air freight services. With airpor...

Changes to Canada's Air Cargo Security

Air freight security rules in Canada changed on the 17th of October, including extra screening for shipments carried on passenger aircraft.

Shipments received with Unknown Consignor status will not be loaded onto a passenger aircraft unless additional security measures have been taken. According to the Air Cargo Secur...

Liverpool Port Receives Investment

The new Peel Ports container terminal, Liverpool2, will enable the largest vessels to call directly in the heart of the UK.

Liverpool2 deep water container terminal has just received six specialist cantilever rail-mounted gantry cranes from China, less than one month before the grand opening next month....

Flights between UK and China to double

UK and China has agreed to allow thousands more flights to operate each year after a deal was struck in London to more than double the permitted passenger flights number and an unlimited number of cargo flights.

Over 100 flights every week each way will be allowed instead of 40, with an unlimited number of cargo flights. Department for Transport stated that the change will “create new oppo...

Future of AN124 Aircraft in Doubt

The future of the AN124 aircraft is in serious doubt after Ukrainian manufacturer Antonov said it would not work with Russian companies after January 1 2017 and could halt international AN-124 operations altogether.

Ukrainian manufacturer Antonov said it may stop working with Russian companies after January 1 2017, which puts the future of the AN124 aircraft in worrying doubt. Ukraine announc...

Supply Chain Seeking New Technology

Supply chains are relying more and more on digital technology, which has led to the air cargo industry looking beyond the electronic air waybill.

Markus Flacke, managing director at CHAMP Cargosystems said one of his reasons for attending an IATA e-AWB workshop in Atlanta, was to promote the idea that the industry needed to ...

Unmanned Cargo Ships

Ship designers, ship operators and regulators are getting together for a future which could see unmanned cargo ships become a reality.

Ship operators assume that increasing automation will give them the possibility to optimise ship use and cut the fuel consumption. Paelle Laursen, chief of Maersk Line Ship Managem...

IATA and FIATA Reform

Long awaited reforms, presented by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) guarantees to treat freight forwarders as equals alongside airlines.

The IATA – FIATA Air Cargo Program, signed on 18th June 2016 by Tony Tyler, the IATA chief executive and Huxiang Zhao, the FIATA president, moves decision-making on the rules gover...

French Strikes Impact International Supply Chain

Workers unions across France oppose reforms which would allow citizens to work longer hours, causing disorder, a national shortage of available fuel and an impact on the international supply chain.

A recent push by government officials to extend the legal working week from 35 hours to 46, increase the power of an organisation to reduce pay, lay-off workers easier and renegoti...

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