Mission accomplished: Antonov Airlines transports 70-tonne satellite system across the globe

Heavy cargo specialist Antonov Airlines has flown a 70-tonne high-tech satellite system from Munich Airport Germany, to Cayenne Félix Eboué Airport in French Guiana, South America, on behalf of German satellite manufacturer OHB System AG.

Working in partnership with heavy load logistics firm Kübler Spedition GmbH, an AN-124-100 variant from Antonov's fleet was used to transport the satellite and related equipment. 

Victa Railfreight hits grand total for safety training

Victa Railfreight has delivered its acclaimed Rail Safety Awareness (RSA) training course to the 1,000th delegate since starting the courses in November 2013.

The course is for staff who duties take them near railway infrastructure in depots, yards, terminals and sidings across the UK.

The 1,000th candidate was Martyn Kilner (pictured above, inset), who was enrolled on the Rail Safety Awareness Course at Drax Power Station on the 17 July 2019, along with seven of his colleagues.

Britcon delivers warehousing solution for Viking Shipping

Civil engineering and building specialist, Britcon (UK) Ltd, has successfully completed and handed over a new £1.6 million state of the art warehouse, office facility and open canopy storage area for Viking Shipping Services Ltd at its HQ site located just off the M62 in Selby, Yorkshire. The design and build contract was delivered on budget and within a tight time frame of just 29 weeks.

Genesee & Wyoming opens new office in Birmingham

Photograph caption (inset): Jack Hellmann –  President, Chairman and CEO of G&W – and Matthew Hammond – Chairman, West Midlands Growth Company & Midlands Chairman and Office Senior Partner, PwC Birmingham – celebrate the launch

The parent company of Freightliner and Pentalver, US firm Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W), has officially opened its new office in the UK.

Europa hits four major milestones in four years

Photograph (inset) caption: Europa Directors Carl Potter (HR Facilities) Maria Torrent March (Logistics) Andrew Baxter (Managing Director) and Robert Ross (Finance)

Leading logistics operator Europa Worldwide Group is celebrating its fourth birthday at its £30 million headquarters in Dartford, a state-of-the-art facility opened in 2015 as part of a major relaunch for the global independent logistics business.

Palletways ‘pioneer’ to retire

James Wilson (pictured above), CEO of Palletways, Europe’s largest pallet network, will retire at the end of June, the company has announced.

Wilson will be replaced by Palletways’ Chief Operating Officer, Luis Zubialde, who has worked at the company since 2006. Wilson will continue as a consultant to the company, and to its owner Imperial Logistics International (ILI).

Eddie Stobart celebrate new contract win in distilled spirits sector

Warrington-based transport and logistics business Eddie Stobart has been awarded a five-year contract by Lallemand Biofuels and Distilled Spirits (LBDS).

The contract, effective from 2 June 2019, will see Eddie Stobart deliver logistics support for LBDS' bulk cream yeast business for the UK’s distilled spirits industry. Yeast is a key LBDS product, used predominantly in the production of whisky.

LBDS is a division of US-based firm Lallemand, who specialise in the development, production and marketing of yeast, bacteria and other specialist food ingredients. 

The changing European toll landscape

Laboratory tests, field tests, certifications, formal approvals from transport authorities and ministries, products available to pre-order, order or deliver – the European toll market has not seen so much activity for years. But when it comes to Europe-wide toll boxes (EETS boxes), there is a great need for clarification if the product is to work as the customer is led to believe it should. Jürgen Steinmeyer (pictured above), Director Toll at DKV Euro Service, explains what hauliers should bear in mind.

New recruits help boost Baxter Freight’s long-term ambitions

Nottingham-based logistics firm Baxter Freight has appointed six new starters to strengthen its team and support its long-term strategy for growth.

Shella Galminaite, Amiel King and Nuno Santos have joined the customer service-driven logistics provider as account managers, Ryenne Riveral and Rachael Burdis as trainee finance administrators while Mick Glenny has taken on the role of domestic operator.

Stena Line leads the field at Irish Sport Industry Awards

Ferry operator Stena Line has been awarded the Best Sports Sponsorship of the Year accolade at this year’s Irish Sport Industry Awards for its sponsorship of the Dublin Horse Show. The shipping company took over sponsorship of the iconic Irish sporting and social event last year and is currently preparing for an even bigger event in 2019.