Ex Beluga CEO Stolberg gets prison sentence

Yesterday's verdict in the trial of Niels Stolberg and three co-defendants brought to a conclusion a long-running trial which began in January 2016 Stolberg was sentenced to three and a half years in prison having been indicted and found guilty on several charges of credit fraud and false accounting while he was

Accenture’s Shipping-Based Blockchain Project Gets Go-Ahead

Accenture PLC recently announced that a consortium consisting of AB InBev, APL, Kuehne + Nagel and an anonymous European customs organization examined and approved its blockchain technology aimed at addressing global shipping issues. The pilot project marked an effort to transition to a process where data could be shared securely through blockchain

Top management reshuffles at Aeroflot, CargoLogicAir

Russia’s national air carrier Aeroflot has announced the decision by Giorgio Callegari, formerly deputy CEO, Strategy and Alliances, to step down to pursue personal interests. The airline has launched a search for his successor. Callegari joined Aeroflot in 2011, having previously worked for Italy’s Malan Viaggi from 1986 to 1989 and, later, for

Amsterdam Container Terminal connects with Silk Road

A new direct connection has been launched between Amsterdam Container Terminal and Yiwu in China The first train set off on its 11,000 kilometre, 16-day journey on 7 March 2018 from the intermodal railhead at Amsterdam Container Terminal to the trading hub of Yiwu in Zhejiang province. Reflecting The Netherlands’ diverse

Heavy lift operators adjusting to changing industry

Specialist heavy-lift companies RollDock and SAL Heavy Lift have decided to form a pool, but BigLift has ended a venture with the former.  February 2018 saw RollDock and SAL Heavy Lift, two leading players in the heavy-lift market, join forces for roll-on/roll-off and float-in/float-out heavy-lift cargoes. Both are well known for

Mammoet to invests in Teesside for UK growth

Mammoet has delivered a major vote of confidence in the Teesside economy by unveiling its new £7m facility. Dutch multi-national Mammoet is moving into a 30,000sq ft base on Teesside Estate and is forecasting growth of 50% in coming years. The six-acre plant in Thornaby will be the new home for more than 180

Uber’s self-driving trucks and Uber Freight

Uber is now loading up a small fleet of self-driving trucks with freight and making regular hauls across Arizona. The company has been conducting trips for commercial customers since November, but this is the first time Uber has discussed the project. The Arizona tests represent the first partnership between Uber Freight and

HHLA Rebranding Polzug

Polzug Intermodal in Georgia was taken over by a subsidiary in February and now operates under the new name “HHLA Project Logistics”. The company offers specialist transport solutions for the entire Caucasus region and neighboring areas of central Asia, including Afghanistan, dealing with heavy and oversized loads and unique requirements every

Crowley Carries Bridge Sections and Oversized Drill

Crowley Maritime Corporation’s logistics group is transporting multiple bridges in sections to Puerto Rico to support the roadway reconstruction efforts in the Utuado region. This project is essential to restoring access to Rio Abajo, a remote community in the mountains, following damage to the bridge caused last September by Hurricane Maria. Each

Leadership Role Hand-Over At CargoLogicAir

British cargo airline, CargoLogicAir (CLA), has confirmed management changes to support the next phase of its development strategy. Dmitry Grishin, who successfully led the establishment and launch of CLA as well as its initial network development, has now handed over his responsibilities to newly-appointed CEO David Kerr, a move previously announced