Wednesday, July 17, 2024

DHL Express attains 300th TAPA certification

The Birmingham Service Centre of DHL Express in the UK has become the 300th facility worldwide to be awarded with the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) security certification. This independent recognition confirms that DHL Express has implemented the highest security standards for transporting shipments through the supply chain. This “milestone” for the DHL Express global […]

Will Brexit mean anarchy in the UK?

With huge changes in international trade caused by Brexit and the implementation of the Customs Declaration Service (CDS), all eyes will be on Birmingham next June with the 12th Multimodal being held at the NEC, writes Stuart Flitton. Among the many challenges forwarders are facing is the impending launch of CDS, which will replace the […]

Multimodal 2018: What do shippers want? That is the question

The age-old questions of ‘what do shippers want?’ needs to be answered if meaningful Key Performance Indicators (KPI) are to be produced. The session entitled ‘Developing KPIs for air freight shippers’ at Multimodal 2018 was held in Birmingham on 2 May, focused on the work of Global Shippers Forum and Cargo iQ, an IATA interest […]

time:matters extends spare parts network to Birmingham and Dublin

time:matters has extended its spare parts logistics flight network with services from Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden to Birmingham and Dublin on weekdays. Customers from Southern Germany can now benefit from a faster service for spare parts to the UK and Ireland, with urgently needed spare parts on site from 8am the next day so technicians can get to […]

Multimodal 2017: Industry needs to speak same language

The industry needs to speak the same language to improve quality, Multimodal 2017 delegates were told in the Valuing Air Cargo Performance session in Birmingham (UK) on 4 April. In the session, speakers agreed that quality has improved considerably but further improvements are still needed, and all players in the supply chain need to speak […]

Multimodal to host meeting of Cargo iQ Working Group

Multimodal 2017 seminars will include a series of debates focused on air cargo challenges and opportunities, and the event will play host to a meeting of Cargo iQ’s Working Group. Air cargo leaders from across the globe, including Heathrow Airport’s Nick Platts, DB Schenker’s, Lothar Moehle, Air Canada Cargo’s, Mark Olney, and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol’s, Jonas van […]

Virgin and Delta to co-locate cargo handling in the UK

Virgin Atlantic Cargo and Delta Cargo are to co-locate their dnata cargo handling facilities under one roof across the UK. The airlines will co-locate their cargo handling at London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Belfast, Birmingham, East Midlands, Leeds/Bradford and Newcastle from 8 June. The companies say the move will provide single drop-off […]

UK air cargo community must improve collaboration

The UK air cargo community would find it much easier to influence government aviation policy if it collaborated more closely, Heathrow Airport head of cargo, Nick Platts believes. Speaking at the Mulitmodal 2016 seminar, ‘Future of UK Airports’, Platts told delegates attending the event in Birmingham that one united voice would benefit the air cargo […]

Qatar Airways Cargo volumes up 37.5% in 2015

Qatar Airways Cargo saw cargo volumes increase by 37.5 per cent in 2015 to 1.5 million tonnes with all business areas seeing strong growth. Imports into Doha increased by 29 per cent, with export traffic up by 10 per cent and transshipments shot up by 39 per cent compared to 2014. The increase in volumes […]