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Swiss forwarding merger on the cards?

Peter Ulber’s announcement last week that he will step down as Chairman of Panalpina next May has fired rumors that the company is a takeover target for Kuehne & Nagel. Meanwhile, CEVA Logistics has acquired CMA CGM Log as part of a new strategic partnership with CMA CGM. Nicolas Sartini

Outsize Cargo for Heavy Lift Air Specialist

Outsize and heavy lift air cargo and project forwarding specialist, Volga-Dnepr has delivered two GE-90 aero engines and accompanying aerospace equipment for GECAS, the aviation leasing and financing firm.  The payload onboard Volga-Dnepr’s An-124-100 freighter flight from Dallas, Texas, to London, consisted of two GE-90 engines as well as two propulsors and fan cases

Cosco Shipping orders 5 plus 4 multi-purpose vessels

Cosco Shipping Specialized Carriers announced that the company has ordered five firm plus four options for 62,000dwt multipurpose vessels at Cosco Shipping Heavy Industry (Dalian).  The newbuilds are priced at USD33.5 million per vessel. The newbuild orders come after Cosco Shipping Specialized Carriers have won several pulp transport COA contracts over

Brexit Forum To Help Support Its Customers

To help customers to better prepare for the upcoming Brexit, CML, hosted its very own Brexit forum to educate and inform attendees of the potential impact that Brexit may have on logistics operations.  The event was held on the 31st of October at the Hinckley Island Hotel and lasted for six

Trio forge port agreement

ALE, the Port of Dundee and OM Heavy Lift have signed an agreement with the aim to provide the full service of port operations for the offshore wind and decommissioning industries. The Port of Dundee currently works with offshore wind and decommissioning clients in the North Sea, to provide but the

Not everybody is on the technology bandwagon

At a two-day conference in which rapid technology development and what's to come was the focus of so many presentations, Eric Fuller of U.S. Xpress provided a reality check which is valid across the logistics industry. On a panel earlier this week at Marketwaves18 near Dallas entitled "Enterprise Truckload Carriers Speak

Successful test of simultaneous four-crane lifting method

An innovative method known as 'QUAD' lifting has been successfully trialed by Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC) in the Gulf of Mexico. The trial, which took place on 22 October, involved semi-submersible crane vessels Thialf and Balder operating in dynamic positioning mode, using four cranes in parallel. DNV GL has certified the technology that enables the QUAD

Operators busy as air freight peak season gets a boost

As the air freight peak gets underway, Dachser has announced it will be organizing charter flights for the Frankfurt-Shanghai route, offering customers in central Europe and China weekly round-trips.  “We are expecting this year’s peak season to be another strong one for air freight. Having our own charter means we can create

Rhenus and Logistics Plus Join Forces

Logistics Plus Inc. (America) and Rhenus Project Logistics (Germany) announced that they have joined forces for the modernization of two lignite-fired coal power plants in Turkey.  The project scope is approximately 40,000 cbm and includes 5 stators, each 200 metric-tons; 5 rotors, each 55 metric-tons; and hundreds of full truckloads, flatbeds,