XPO Logistics helps to deliver a camp for seriously ill children

XPO Logistics has announced that it will be funding the delivery of equipment, materials, and resources across the UK this year for Over The Wall, a national charity that provides camps for children with serious illnesses.  

Having first partnered with the children's charity in 2020, XPO had previously agreed to transport the residential camp equipment to venues across the UK at no cost. However, these camps were unfortunately cancelled following the outbreak of Covid-19.  

Menzies Aviation launches ‘Cargo Go Live’ initiative at Baghdad International Airport

Edinburgh-based Menzies Aviation has announced that MASIL, its joint venture with Iraqi Airways, has commenced cargo operations at Baghdad International Airport, with the launch of its ‘Cargo Go Live’ initiative and manifesto for creating a world-class cargo terminal at the airport.

Plain sailing for Continental Cargo Carriers

Roll-on roll-off (RoRo) specialists Continental Cargo Carriers (CCC) reports that normal service has now resumed following the challenges at the start of the year – with the end of the Brexit transition period. 

Established in 1973, CCC is one of the biggest players in the RoRo market between Europe and the UK, delivering full and part-load consignments daily. It operates a fleet of 270 trailers, with a 4,000m2 warehouse and employs a team in Belgium and the UK. CCC was acquired by Europa Worldwide Group in 2018 but is a wholly separate division.

Virgin Atlantic to launch cargo-only service between London Heathrow and Frankfurt

Virgin Atlantic has announced the addition of cargo-only services to Frankfurt from its London Heathrow hub. From 25 April, the airline will fly twice a week before increasing to three times a week from 1 May.

This is the first time that the airline has offered direct flight services to and from Frankfurt and with connections via Heathrow, the service will offer same day connections to and from the US. The service will operate on the airline’s Boeing 787 aircraft which will offer up to 35 tonnes of cargo capacity, bolstering its existing daily trucking offering.

Europa fast tracked for profit

Dartford-based Europa Worldwide Group has appeared for the first time in The Sunday Times Profit Track 100 2021, which ranks Britain’s 100 private companies with the fastest-growing profits (over their latest three years).

Europa is the highest listed logistics company, placed at number 32 out of 100 businesses in the league table, alongside two other logistics firms: Edge Worldwide Logistics (listed at 78) and Simarco (listed at 100).

SEGRO to build speculative 220,000 sq ft warehouse at East Midlands logistics hub

Developer SEGRO has announced plans for a new 220,000 sq ft unit at its East Midlands logistics hub, the 700-acre SEGRO Logistics Park East Midlands Gateway. 

This is the first speculative development at the park and will create more than 220,000 sq ft of modern warehousing which SEGRO will market to potential or existing customers. 

Clipper Logistics set to provide e-fulfilment services for JD Sports

Clipper Logistics has signed a letter of intent with JD Sports to provide e-fulfilment services from its distribution centre in Sherburn, near Leeds.

It is anticipated that Clipper will provide e-fulfilment services to supplement JD Sports' existing e-commerce operation. Clipper will also provide logistics support to trunk product to the site from JD Sports' other warehouse location.

Choosing Flexi technology is Smart choice

Ecommerce supply chain specialist, Smart Services Logistics, has introduced Flexi articulated warehouse truck technology at its fulfillment facility at Chadwell St Mary, Essex.

The company, which provides logistics fulfillment support to a range of clients across the Greater London area as well as nationwide, decided that its materials handling needs were best served by the award-winning Flexi after an extensive evaluation of the various lift truck options available.

Stena Line outlines roadmap to fossil-free shipping

Accelerating its transition towards fossil-free shipping, Swedish shipping company Stena Line has outlined plans to reduce its CO2 emissions by 30% by 2030 and be completely fossil-free by 2050.

Viasea to open UK-Norway route

Norwegian short sea shipping specialist Viasea will be offering a new direct route to Norway from Immingham.

The new weekly service, which commences on 1 May, will visit four ports in Norway – Oslo, Moss, Larvik and Kristiansand – giving access to the whole of the southern part of Norway in one route.