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Multimodal 2015 Seminars

Meantime Communications Director Julian Pryke hosted some of the Multimodal 2015 seminars at the Birmingham NEC from 28th to 30th April 2015. Over 290 exhibitors were visited by over 8,500 delegates at the show. Next year’s Multimodal is from 10th to 12th May 2016. Click on the top image to download the presentations. Click on […]

Cologne to host TIACA’s next Air Cargo Professional Development Workshop

TIACA’s next Air Cargo Professional Development Workshop, aimed at growing management skills for air cargo professionals, will take place in Cologne, Germany from 22nd to 24th June 2015. Read the full story here

Innovation takes centre stage at record breaking Multimodal show

Over 8500 supply chain leaders visited Multimodal 2015 last week and took part in three days of logistics master classes Read the full story here

MULTIMODAL: UK WINS VITAL CONTAINER CONCESSIONS TO KEEP TRADE FLOWING

As container ships grow ever larger – vessels of 24,000 TEU are now on the drawing board – the risk posed by overloading grows greater too. Read the full story here

MULTIMODAL: GREEN IS GOOD, BUT IT’S ALL ABOUT THE BOTTOM LINE

The Co-op may have won a Multimodal Environmental Contribution award this week for shifting 35,000 tonnes of food deliveries from road to rail – but future policy will be dictated by transport providers’ costs and performance, not just their green credentials.   Read the full story here

MULTIMODAL AWARD ACKNOWLEDGES CO-OPERATIVE’S CARBON-BUSTING SWITCH TO RAIL

The Co-operative Food has won a significant award for environmental stewardship after switching flows of products off the roads and on to the UK rail network.   Read the full story here

MULTIMODAL: RAIL NOW KEEPING URGENT DELIVERIES ON THE MOVE

Freight trains are now carrying more intermodal traffic, mainly fast-moving consumer goods, around the UK than coal. But more work is needed if rail operators are to wean more customers off road transport and “green” the supply chain, a seminar at the Multimodal exhibition in Birmingham heard on Tuesday. Read the full story here. 

MULTIMODAL: SOARING E-TAIL NEEDS A NEW SUPPLY CHAIN MODEL

E-commerce penetration in the UK is the highest in the world at 15%. This figure could soar to 40% by 2024, visitors to the Multimodal exhibition at Birmingham’s NEC were told this afternoon, presenting serious supply chain and environmental challenges. Read the full story here.  

CRESEADA INTERNATIONAL CELEBRATES 30 YEARS IN LOGISTICS

Nigerian-based logistics specialist Creseada International is celebrating 30 years of delivering trusted supply chain solutions for customers globally. Read the full story here

Larry Coyne Honoured With Lifetime Achievement Award

Larry Coyne, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and founder of all-cargo carrier Coyne Airways, has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Coyne, who founded Coyne Airways 22 years ago, picked up the Cargo Airline of the Year award at a dinner in central London, UK, on Saturday, 25th April 2015.  Read the full story here […]

Jim Jackson welcomed to the TIACA Hall of Fame

Miami, FL, USA, Tuesday, 21st April, 2015 – James ‘Jim’ Jackson, a driving force behind the standardization of Aircraft Unit Load Devices (ULD) and the supporting aircraft and ground-handling technical requirements, has been welcomed to The International Air Cargo Association’s (TIACA) Hall of Fame. Jim is an air-cargo handling and logistics innovator, a lifelong champion […]

TIACA promotes phased approach for Advance Data regulations to keep shipments moving

The Association has published a new position paper urging regulators to take a sequential approach, and ensure compatibility and operational feasibility on both Customs and Civil Aviation aspects Read the full story here

China Railway Import and Export Company and Kerry Logistics (China) Sign Strategic Cooperation Agreement

China Railway Import and Export Company (“China Railway”) and Kerry Logistics (China) Investment Limited (“Kerry Logistics (China)”), a subsidiary of Kerry Logistics Network Limited (“Kerry Logistics”, stock code 636.HK) announced it had signed a strategic cooperation agreement at a ceremony held on 3 April 2015 in Beijing. Read the full story here

WIN: Thai freight forwarders gather to mobilize e-AWB

A successful e-freight workshop held in Bangkok at the beginning of April has inspired the Thai air cargo community to speed up e-AWB adoption in the country. Read the full story here

The WACO System welcomes new members in Africa and Asia

Kenya-based supply chain specialist Freight In Time to represent six East African countries in the network, and Spence Maldives Pvt Ltd to be The WACO System member for the Maldives Read the full story here

Shippers share supply chain best practice at Multimodal seminars

Over 8000 supply chain decision makers are expected to visit over 300 exhibitors in three weeks’ time Read the full story here

Engineering expertise enables HANSA HEAVY LIFT to safely load exceptionally long fractionator column in Italy

Crowds turn out in the port of Ortona to welcome HHL Lagos, one of the largest vessels to ever berth at the Italian port Read the full story here

Multimodal 2015 launches achievement awards and gears up for record attendance

Multimodal 2015 is set to be the biggest in the show’s eight-year history, as its Awards evening grows to include categories celebrating young people and women Read the full story here

Joerg Roehl appointed to manage APAC region for HANSA HEAVY LIFT

HANSA HEAVY LIFT has appointed Joerg Roehl to manage its business in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region. Read the full story here

TIACA Workshop Inspires Next Generation of Air Cargo Leaders

TIACA’s latest Professional Development Workshop for aspiring leaders held in Johannesburg is a success for 18 participants from across the supply chain Read the full story here

Kerry Logistics sponsors UK soccer team

Kerry Logistics backs soccer team local to its Leeds UK facilities Read the full story here

Coyne Airways appoints KIWI Logistics as new GSA in Singapore

Coyne Airways has appointed KIWI Logistics Cargo GSA as its General Sales Agent in Singapore. Read the full story here

Multimodal 2015 Seminar brochure

Multimodal 2015 Seminars brochure. Click on the front page to read the full programme and see biographies.

TIACA and The Cool Chain Association stage back-to-back events in Miami

The Cool Chain Association and TIACA co-locate summits during the week of the 19th of May in Miami Read the full story here

TIACA Times Spring 2015 issue now out

Drones, screening technology, the quest for e-freight, biofuels and news, views and interviews from TIACA all in the latest issue of TIACA Times. Click on the front cover to read the full issue.  

HANSA HEAVY LIFT grows Asia footprint

HANSA HEAVY LIFT opens new office in Shanghai/China as part of ongoing global expansion Read the full story here

BFS & WIN Partner to promote e-AWB in Thailand

In an effort to increase transmission of electronic AWB data in Thailand, Bangkok Flight Services, the largest handler at the country’s main cargo airport BKK and WIN, an e-platform for independent forwarders, have joined forces to overcome barriers. Read more here

Retailers share supply chain innovation at Multimodal 2015

Green initiatives, omnichannel opportunities, and compliance will top the agenda at the UK and Ireland’s leading logistics show Read the full story here

ITS Marine boss Alasdair MacMillan appointed Careers at Sea ambassador

Recruitment specialist ITS Marine’s Managing Director, Alasdair MacMillan, to champion careers in the Merchant Navy at his first Ambassador workshop. Read the full story here

HANSA HEAVY LIFT boosts management team

HANSA HEAVY LIFT has appointed Maximilian Harmstorf as Head of its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region, based in Hamburg/Germany. Read the full story here

LATIN AMERICA ON THE AGENDA AT TIACA EXECUTIVE SUMMIT

TIACA will focus on challenges and opportunities in Latin America, and host interactive workshops on global airfreight issues at its conference in May 2015. Read the full story here

Marine recruitment specialist ITS Marine partners with IMarEST

Global marine recruitment consultants ITS Marine has extended its international reach by partnering with the world’s leading body for marine professionals, the Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology (IMarEST). Read the full story here

IJS Global and H.Essers announce new strategic partnership

Global forwarder IJS Global is teaming up with Brussels-based logistics provider H.Essers. Read the full story here

Multimodal 2015 opens for registration and announces speaker line up

The UK and Ireland’s leading logistics show, Multimodal, has opened online registration and announced its Seminar speaker line-up. Read the full story here

HANSA HEAVY LIFT AGREES NEW FINANCE DEAL

HANSA HEAVY LIFT announces the completion of a long-term financial agreement with itscore banking group for its fleet of Heavy Lift vessels. Read the full story here

The Transit Group speeds shipment process with IVS’s e-Waybill solution powered by WIN

The Transit Group in South Africa is using software by IVS to produce electronic Security Declarations and take advantage of WIN’s connectivity to 90 airlines. Read the full story here

Kerry Logistics and Puninar Logistics’ Shareholders Form Joint Venture for Business Expansion in Indonesia

Kerry Logistics, a leading logistics service provider in Asia, today announced the formation of a new joint venture – Kerry-Puninar Logistics, with the shareholders of PT Puninar Saranaraya (“Puninar Logistics”), one of Indonesia’s largest logistics companies for business expansion in Indonesia. Read the full story here

TIACA calls for risk-based approach to security as US issues new freighter regulations

TIACA members have been advised that recently released updates to Security Programs for all-cargo aircraft in the USA must be implemented by February 16th, 2015. Read the full story here

D.T. Gruelle avoids airline surcharge using QuestaWeb’s e-AWB solution powered by WIN

WIN e-platform helps deliver efficiencies for independent forwarder D.T. Gruelle. To read full story click here

Global recruitment specialist ITS Marine boosts management team

Global recruitment specialist ITS Marine has appointed industry expert David Rogers as Business Manager, Technical Ship Management. Read the full story here

Kerry Logistics expands international freight forwarding footprint in Middle East and Canada

Kerry Logistics Network Ltd (“Kerry Logistics”; Stock Code 636.HK), has announced two strategic acquisitions to expand its business in the Middle East and Canada. Read the full story here

HANSA HEAVY LIFT vessel sails open hatch to deliver tall cranes

HANSA HEAVY LIFT’s 3D software simulates lift before the voyage to ensure safe loading and installation during discharge of three cranes. Read the full story here 

Multimodal face lift for 2015

Multimodal is ringing in the changes with a fresh logo, new web site, and an innovative registration system. Read the full story here 

The WACO System continues Latin America growth with new Panama member

Global independent freight network The WACO System has appointed General Cargo S.A as its new member in Panama. Read the full story here

Kerry Logistics boosts Supply Chain Solutions team with two new managers

Kerry Logistics has expanded its Supply Chain Solutions team after a series of strong business wins and customer demand for sophisticated solutions to increasingly complex logistical requirements. Read the full story here 

The WACO System expands Latin America presence with new Mexico member

Universal Cargo M, S.A De C.V. has joined global freight management network The WACO System as its member in Mexico. Read the full story here    

Rosewood Pets teams up with Kerry Logistics for Supply Chain Asia Solutions

Rosewood Pets has teamed up with Kerry Logistics to manage imports from China supported by the supply chain specialist’s Virtual Buying Office (VBO). Read the full story here 

Kerry Logistics – First Hong Kong Company to Win Global Logistics Provider of the Year

Kerry Logistics Network Limited (“Kerry Logistics”; Stock Code 636.HK), a leading logistics service provider in Asia, has been named Global and Regional Logistics Provider of the Year at the Payload Asia Awards in Singapore. Read the full story here 

E-Freight Champion Joins TIACA Board

John DeBenedette, Managing Director of forwarder IT platform Worldwide Information Network (WIN), boosts technology expertise on The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA)’s Board.  Read the full story here

The WACO System Joins WiseTech Global’s WiseIndustry Partner Program

Members of the global management network to benefit from single-platform software solution Read the full story here

Aurora Air International establishes new world headquarters at MidAmerica St.Louis Airport

Carlos Smith, President of Aurora Air International, today announced the airline’s intentions to establish its new world headquarters at MidAmerica St. Louis Airport.  In a Skype briefing from San Diego, California, Mr. Smith joined the MidAmerica St. Louis booth at the International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) Air Cargo Forum (ACF) 2014 to announce the company’s […]

TIACA Rolls Out Professional Development Workshop Program At Air Cargo Forum

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Air Cargo Leaders Call For Collaboration As TIACA’s ACF Opens in Seoul

The air cargo industry must work closely with regulators to deliver safe, reliable, efficient global trade, delegates at The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA)’s Air Cargo Forum heard today Read the full story here

TIACA Times Fall 2014

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Kerry Logistics expands international freight forwarding operations in Oceania

Kerry Logistics Expands IFF Operations with new joint ventures in Australia and New Zealand

HANSA HEAVY LIFT RESCUES STRANDED SEAFARERS

HHL Elbe rescues couple from Red Sea after their catamaran capsizes

New registration system boosts Multimodal networking opportunities

Multimodal embraces social media solution for next year’s show as stand sales top 70%

TSA Administrator John Pistole to speak at TIACA’s Air Cargo Forum

John Pistole, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) US Department Homeland Security Administrator, will address delegates at TIACA’s Air Cargo Forum (ACF) in Seoul, Korea, on October 8th. Read the full story here

HANSA HEAVY LIFT’s Engineering Know-How Helps to Safely Deliver an Exceptionally Long reactor

HHL Richards Bay successfully discharged two reactors, one measuring 56 meters long, at the Port of New Orleans/ USA, at the beginning of August 2014. Read the full story here

WACO and Drewry expand air freight market cooperation

Independent specialist advisors Drewry and global forwarder network The WACO System have expanded their cooperation agreement to include exchanging and sharing market intelligence in the air cargo market. Read the full story here

TIACA Strengthens Its Board With E-freight Expertise from Kale

Amar More, Senior Vice President (SVP), Kale Logistics Solutions, has joined The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA)’s board to help support wider adoption of e-freight. Read the full story here  

TIACA TIMES Summer 2014

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The WACO System Snaps Into Action To Move Giant Crocodiles

Two saltwater crocodiles have taken a 12,000 km trip to a new home with help from Mainfreight International in Australia and Freightworks in the UAE. Read the full story here

HANSA HEAVY LIFT grows Latin American Presence

HANSA HEAVY LIFT has appointed Platetrade S.A. to support its Sao Paulo/Brazil office as part of the ongoing development of its agency network. Read the full story here

TIACA’s First Professional Development Workshop A Success

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA)’s inaugural air freight-specific educational workshop heralded a success by students. Read the full story here

TIACA Welcomes End To Burden Of Screening Reporting

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) has applauded a move by US regulators towards a more risk-based approach to air cargo screening. Read the full story here

HANSA HEAVY LIFT announces Steven Neuendorff as new Head of Americas

HANSA HEAVY LIFT has appointed Steven Neuendorff as Head of Americas, based at its regional headquarters in Houston. Read the full story here

Kerry Logistics Wins Double Accolades for Second Year Running at The 28th AFSCA Awards

Kerry Logistics, a leading logistics service provider in Asia, was again honoured with two prestigious  awards at The 28th Asian Freight and Supply Chain Awards (AFSCA) last night in Shanghai, winning Best Road Haulier – Asia and Best Logistics Service Provider – Project Cargo Read the full story here

Two new African members for The WACO System

Global freight management network The WACO System has welcomed WorldNet Logistics (Mocambique) Lda and WorldNet Logistics (Namibia) (Pty) Ltd as new members. Read the full story here

TIACA’s Air Cargo Forum Puts The Focus On Cooperation

Industry leaders and business innovators will join The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) at its October event in Seoul, as part of the Breaking Barriers, Creating Opportunities Conference. Read the full story here  

Streetwear brand Carhartt Work in Progress teams up with Kerry Logistics to streamline Asia distribution network

Kerry Logistics has secured a contract with Carhartt Work In Progress to help streamline the streetwear brand’s Asia distribution network. Read the full story here

Air Freight Forwarders Urge Feds to Resolve Small Business Issues Before Implementing New International Air Cargo Data and Screening Rules

A coalition of associations representing air freight forwarding companies is calling on the federal government to solicit input from small and medium sized forwarders before expanding the Air Cargo Advanced Screening (ACAS) program. Read the full story here 

Coyne Warns Carriers Must Embrace Change To Survive

Coyne warns carriers must embrace change to survive

Kerry Logistics lightens the load for British Designer Tom Dixon

Lighting, furniture and accessories design brand Tom Dixon has teamed up with Kerry Logistics to help support its global expansion. Read the full story here

Multimodal 2014 breaks records

Multimodal 2014 was the biggest in the show’s seven-year history, with over 290 exhibitors welcoming over 7100 visitors in Birmingham last week. Read the full story here

Multimodal told- new box weighing rules will save lives

A new UN code of practice requiring container weights to be verified before shipping will enter into force in July 2016. If the issue sounds dull and procedural, it is nothing of the kind. Read the full story here

Multimodal hears how cargo is squeezed out of airport capacity debate

Addressing Multimodal’s first air freight seminar, arranged by The Loadstar, Chris Welsh, director of global and European policy at the Freight Transport Association (FTA), said Howard Davies’s Airports Commission was considering the UK’s urgent lack of airport capacity only from the passenger perspective. Read the full story here 

Royal seal of approval for Multimodal charity support

HRH The Princess Royal, patron of Transaid, paid warm tribute at Multimodal today to the charity’s pioneering work in final-mile delivery. Read the full story here

Multimodal discusses how exporters can succeed in China

Multimodal discusses how exporters can succeed in China Read the full story here

TIACA honors Jacques Ancher at AGM

Air Freight industry veteran Jacques Ancher was inducted into The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA)’s Hall of Fame at TIACA’s Executive Summit in Istanbul, Turkey, last week. Read the full story here

Agenda for More Rail Freight – launched by FTA at Multimodal

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) today called for “a joint industry approach to encouraging greater use of rail freight by shippers,” when it launched “Agenda for More Rail Freight” as part of the FTA Seminar Day programme at Multimodal 2014, Read the full story here

Multimodal hears how smart thinking meets ever greater humanitarian need

The instinct to help those in need is as old as humanity itself, but the stakes are higher than ever before. The aid industry has been forced to go global in response to a doubling in the number of people affected by humanitarian crises in the last decade. Read the full story here

Multimodal hears that price matters most to online customers

The click-and-collect market in the UK will virtually double in size from £61 million this year to £118 million by 2016. Yet, in the fast-changing world of online retail, there is one constant. Read the full story here

TIACA launches professional development program

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) has announced a summer launch for its new air freight-specific educational workshop series at its Executive Summit and Annual General Meeting in Istanbul Read the full story here

Liana Coyne appointed Chief Operating Officer of Coyne Airways

Coyne Airways has appointed Liana Coyne as Chief Operating Officer (COO) as part of a restructure that sees John Batten, Managing Director, leave the airline. Read the full story here

The WACO System appoints four new members

Global Freight Management Network welcomes grows its footprint in the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America at its biggest event to date. Read the full story here 

Shippers take centre stage for Multimodal biggest show to date

Over 280 exhibitors prepare to welcome thousands of cargo buyers as Multimodal launches its inaugural awards Read the full story here

TIACA: E-commerce growth creates compliance challenge for global mail parcels

TIACA calls for standardized approach to Advance Data programs on the eve of its AGM and Executive Summit in Istanbul Read the full story here

FROM BOARD GAME TO BOARD ROOM WITH MULTIMODAL

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GACAG CALLS FOR EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT TO APPROVE DEAL ON AVIATION EMISSIONS

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Multimodal 2014 Seminars

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HRH The Princess Royal to visit Multimodal 2014

HRH The Princess Royal will visit Multimodal 2014 and take part in a seminar session focusing on the work of charity Transaid, which supports transport initiatives in developing countries. Read the full story here

TIACA appoints Meantime Communications

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) has appointed Meantime Communications as its Marketing and Public Relations agency, following a competitive bidding process. Read the full story here

Coyne Airways’ Soccermen shoot for Golden Globe

The story of the “world’s worst football team”, helped to its first victory by sponsorship from Coyne Airways, is set to be immortalised in a film released by its wonder coaches, Matt Conrad and Paul Watson. Read the full story here

HANSA HEAVY LIFT expands in Latin America

HANSA HEAVY LIFT has opened a new office in Sao Paulo, Brazil, as part of ongoing expansion plans. Read the full story here

Click and collect sparks final mile innovation

Click and collect purchases in the UK will be worth over four billion pounds by 2018, according to a report by Verdict, and a panel at Multimodal 2014 will be investigating the latest final mile delivery trends servicing those e-consumers. Read the full story here

Kerry Logistics secures Joseph Joseph contract

Kerry Logistics is to work with UK-based designer kitchenware specialist Joseph Joseph Read the full story here    

Multimodal 2014 launches on-line registration

The UK and Ireland’s leading supply chain show has launched on-line registration and announced its Best Practice Seminar programme. Read the full story here

Multimodal 2014 best practice seminars

 Multimodal 2014 best practice seminars

HANSA HEAVY LIFT expands its presence in Australia

As part of ongoing expansion plans HANSA HEAVY LIFT has extended its network with a newly- established set up in Australia, based in Perth, and effective from the first of January 2014. Read the full story here