June 2016

Brexit reaction from Europe’s freight industry

[ Courtesy FBJ and editor Chris Lewis.] A number of issues will need to be addressed to provide legal clarity and the stability that road transport operators need. These issues could include the use of and reintroduction of customs clearance and transit facilitation agreements, cross-border VAT, access to the market, access to the profession, and training standards and recognition. Transport operators may also be adversely affected by additional security issues such ... [+]

Port of Oakland gives Executive Director new 3-year contract

Port of Oakland Commissioners have awarded Executive Director Chris Lytle a new three-year contract.  The agreement means the longtime industry veteran will remain at the helm in Oakland through July 2019.  Commissioners unanimously approved the new deal at a meeting last week. “Chris Lytle has transformed the Port of Oakland and ... [+]

Time to break out the carnets in Brexit Britain?

[Courtesy Freight Business Journal editor Chris Lewis] Following the announcement of a ‘leave’ result in the EU referendum 24 June, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) says coming out of union risks disrupting the UK supply chains. The Government has two years to negotiate the new rules – one example is the ... [+]

Transit of Panama Canal Expansion has Begun

Early Sunday morning, June 26th saw the inaugural transit of the Panama Canal Expansion with the transit of Neopanamax vessel COSCO Shipping Panama through the new Atlantic-facing Agua Clara Locks. Originally named Andronikos, the vessel was renamed to honor and pay respect to the country of Panama and the Canal. Panamanian ... [+]

AN-124 Freighter Delivers 35-Meter Telescopic Bridge to Brazil

A loading system developed for the transportation of long aerospace cargoes provided the perfect solution to help load a 35-metre telescopic bridge onboard a Volga-Dnepr Airlines’ An-124-100 freighter for its delivery to Rio de Janeiro. The flight, organized under the Ruslan International An-124 joint venture between Antonov Airlines and Volga-Dnepr Airlines, ... [+]

B&H Worldwide Appoints Reg Echeumuna

Aerospace logistics provider B&H Worldwide has further strengthened its international management team with the appointment of Reg Echeumuna as Vice President – Americas.  He will be based from the company’s Miami facility and will report to Senior Regional Director Doug Coull. Echeumuna brings a wealth of experience in general management and ... [+]

Container transfers between different Maasvlakte terminals Rotterdam soon to become easier

In the near future, you will no longer require a physical Customs document to transfer containers from one Maasvlakte terminal to the other. The participating terminals (APMT, ECT and RWG) have made agreements to this end with the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration. This so-called ‘paperless transfer’ system considerably reduces ... [+]

DHL CARE Award recognizes four air carriers for excellence in transporting temp-sensitive goods, medications

DHL recognized the performance of four major air cargo carriers with the first DHL Carrier Award for Reliability and Excellence, DHL CARE Award. The award sets a new industry standard for reliability and quality for air-freight transport of temperature-sensitive life sciences products. The first recipients of the new award were: American ... [+]

Port of Los Angeles and CALTRANS Announce Completion of $51 Million Harbor Freeway Access Improvements in Wilmington

The Port of Los Angeles and the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), along with Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino, marked the official grand opening of the newly configured I 110 (Harbor Freeway) access ramps in Wilmington on June 20th. The completed construction project, which also includes key roadway modifications, ... [+]

Scandit Launches Mobile App, Scandit Flow

Scandit, developer of leading software-based barcode scanning solutions for smartphones, tablets, and wearable devices, recently announced the launch of Scandit Flow, a mobile data capture development platform that supports a wide variety of barcode-scanning intensive workflows across the supply chain, including Proof of Delivery, Inventory Management and Asset Management. Companies ... [+]

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