Press releases

John Batten to become MD of Coyne Airways

John Batten will take over as managing director of all-cargo carrier Coyne Airways in September. Read the full story here

Kerry Logistics Launches Hybrid Electric Vehicles in Hong Kong

Kerry Logistics, a leading global logistics service provider, has deployed three hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), as part of its green initiatives across the globe. Read the full story here

Action needed to avert UK airfreight capacity crisis

A Thames Estuary airport would add to the UK’s economic woes, as the country’s competitiveness continues to be compromised by the lack of capacity at Heathrow, according to Larry Coyne, CEO of all-cargo airline Coyne Airways. Read the full story here

Multimodal to launch air freight pavilion after record breaking show

Six thousand and seventy visitors attended this year’s Multimodal in Birmingham last week, an increase of over 18% on last year. Read the full story here

Bright future for independents as WACO celebrates 40 years

Ninety delegates from over 50 leading independent forwarders held over 700 bilateral meetings and welcomed new member Nigeria-based Creseada International Limited at the WACO- Systemʼs Conference and Annual General Meeting last week. Read the full story here

All change in distribution as retail becomes e-tail

We will be doing 60% of our shopping online by 2020, compared with 30% today. But visitors to the Multimodal exhibition at the Birmingham NEC heard in a highly informative seminar today that there is no single successful business model as traditional bricks-and-mortar retail evolves into e-tail. Read the full story here

Dachser commits £23 million as Multimodal opens with a bang

Dachser announced on the eve of Multimodal that it is to invest £23 million in a major new integrated logistics centre close to its existing operation in Northampton, UK. Read the full story here

Multimodal 2013 opens next week

The UK and Ireland’s leading freight transport and logistics exhibition will include a three-day seminar in conjunction with the CILT and the FTA. Read the full story here

Multichannel retail revolution forces logistics rethink

Multimodal 2013 panel to reveal how supply chain operators must innovate to fulfill retail’s changing demands. Read the full story here

WACO-System hosts successful India meeting

Multimodal seminars unveiled

Multimodal, the UK and Ireland’s leading supply chain event, has announced its seminar programme, which is now bookable at www.multimodal.org.uk Read the full story here

Coyne Airways launches African Services

Coyne Airways has launched customer- focused services to over 30 destinations across Africa, through three of the Continent’s main hubs. The airline has extensively trialled routes through Lagos, Nigeria, Nairobi, Kenya, and Johannesburg, South Africa, to create a comprehensive African service from virtually anywhere in the world. Read the full story here

Multimodal registration opens

Registration for Multimodal has gone live, as top speakers sign up for seminars. Read the full story here

Multimodal launches shipper survey

Multimodal is quizzing freight buyers on the issues that affect their supply chain decisions as the show prepares to launch on-line registration. Read the full story here

Coyne Airways: European legacy carriers predicted to exit long haul freighter market

The outlook for niche carriers is bright, according to Larry Coyne, speaking on the eve of his airline’s 20th anniversary celebrations. Read the full story here

Drewry and WACO-System launch air freight product

Independent specialist advisors Drewry and global forwarder network WACO-System have entered into a cooperation agreement that will introduce the first independent multi-trade air cargo freight rate benchmarks into the market. Read the full article here

WACO launches social resposability programme at India event

OVER 110 leading independent forwarders have gathered at WACO-System’s Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) in New Delhi, India. Read the full story here

KART Launches China-Vietnam LTL Trucking Service

Kerry Asia Road Transport (KART) has launched a new scheduled twice-weekly trucking service connecting Shenzhen and Hanoi, through its ASEAN-China road network. There are emerging trade channels developing between China and ASEAN countries and KART’s ‘Less-than-Truckload’ (LTL) service will initially connect the industrial cities in southern China and northern Vietnam, providing shippers and 3PLs with […]

Kerry Logistics Becomes First Hong Kong Logistics Company to Win Freight Forwarder of the Year Award

On 5 September, Kerry Logistics won the “Freight Forwarder of the Year” award at this year’s Payload Asia Awards 2012 in Singapore. It is the first time for a Hong Kong logistics company to win in this award category in an international competition. Read the full story here

Kerry Logistics Acquires Taishan Insurance Brokers

Kerry Logistics has further expanded its business portfolio by entering into the insurance sector through the acquisition of Taishan Insurance Brokers Ltd (TIB), which offers a full range of insurance brokerage and consultancy services in Asia. Read the full story here

Kerry Logistics Opens New Freight Offices in Myanmar and Sri Lanka

Kerry Logistics, a leading global provider of logistics services, continued its expansion across Asia with two new offices opening, one in Myanmar (Burma) and another in Sri Lanka. Read the full story here

Kerry Logistics Starts Construction of New Warehouse in Ho Chi Minh City

Kerry Logistics, a leading global logistics service provider, has started building a new 11,000 sq. m. warehouse in the Song Thang area of Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. Read the full story here

Kerry Logistics Buys Land for New Logistics Centre in Thailand

Kerry Logistics, a leading global logistics service provider, has acquired 55,000 sq.m of land at the Eastern Seaboard Industrial Estate (“ESIE”) in Rayong Province, Thailand for the construction of a 35,000 sq.m logistics centre for the automotive sector. Read the full story here

Kerry Logistics Expands Cold Chain Distribution in Australia

Kerry Logistics has set up a joint venture with Mosskito Logistics in Australia to tap into the cold chain distribution segment in Australia. The joint venture has been rebranded as Kerry Logistics Cold Chain. Read the full story here

Kerry Logistics Expands Automotive CBU Facility at Laem Chabang

Kerry Logistics, a leading global logistics service provider, has completed the expansion of its automotive Complete Built Units (CBU) facility at the Kerry Logistics Centre Laem Chabang (KLCLC) in Thailand. Read the full story here

Kerry Logistics Wins Prime Awards for Eco Business 2012

Kerry Logistics won the ‘Green Logistics Service Provider’ at ‘The Prime Awards for Eco Business 2012’, organised by MetroBox Magazine and supported by the world’s largest international newspaper Metro Daily. The award is in recognition of the company’s efforts and achievements to protect the environment. Read the full story here

Kerry Logistics Wins Outstanding Brand Awards 2012

Kerry Logistics won the ‘Logistics Company Award’ at ‘The Outstanding Brand Awards 2012′ organised by the Economic Digest, a business magazine based in Hong Kong. The award was presented to Kerry Logistics in recognition of its strong brand reputation in the logistics sector. Read the full story here

Kerry Logistics Wins Contract from Continental Tyres in Thailand

Kerry Logistics, a leading global logistics service provider has been awarded a major new contract by Continental Tyres (Thailand) Co Ltd to manage the company’s warehouse storage and management, local transportation and express distribution across the country. Read the full story here

Kerry Logistics Secures Freight Forwarding and Logistics Contract with Exego Group

Kerry Logistics, a leading global logistics service provider has secured the contract to provide international freight forwarding and logistics services to the Exego Group, the largest retailer and supplier of after sales automotive parts and accessories in Australia and New Zealand. Read the full story here

Multimodal 2012 is biggest ever

Multimodal 2012 – the fifth of the annual Multimodal events devoted to the UK and Irish transport and logistics industries – proved to be the biggest ever in terms of exhibitor and visitor numbers – with 5,345 attendees at the show, an increase of 32% on the previous year. Read the full story here

Kerry Logistics Opens ISO tank facilities in India and China

Kerry Logistics, a leading global logistics services provider, has opened an ISO tank depot in India and a foundry to supply engineering parts for tank customers in China through its member company Kerry-ITS. Read the full story here

WACO Systems expands under new Director

Global freight network sets sights on growth under leadership of new Executive Director Richard Charles. The WACO System has boosted its membership by five and appointed a new Executive Director, as it prepares to celebrate forty years of business. Read the full story here 

Kerry takes full control of operations in Spain

Kerry Logistics, a leading global logistics services provider, has completed the acquisition of its former joint-venture, Kerry Salvat Logistics S.A., through a buy-out of the remaining shares from its partner Salvat Logistica, S.A. Read the full story here  

Kerry Logistics Starts Third Phase Expansion at Kerry Siam Seaport in Thailand

Kerry Logistics has broken ground on the expansion of Kerry Siam Seaport (KSSP), one of the leading multipurpose ports in Asia. Construction started on the third phase of its facility at Laem Chabang in Thailand. Completion is due in the fourth quarter of 2012. Read the full story here

Kerry Logistics Invests in Central China Expansion

Kerry Logistics is expanding its presence in Central China, building a new logistics centre in Zhengzhou in Henan Province. Construction of the facility will begin in the second quarter of 2012 with a scheduled completion date in the first quarter of 2013. Read the full story here