Tuesday 20th Aug 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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Maersk targets logistics with Vandegrift buy

AP Moller-Maersk has acquired US customs house broker Vandegrift, saying that customs house brokerage is a key component in Maersk’s strategy to become an integrated container logistics company, providing end-to-end solutions to customers.

Unifeeder Gdynia Service to call at DP World London Gateway

Unifeeder is to begin operating a direct service between Gdynia, Poland and DP World’s London Gateway facility as part of its strategy to provide a competitive transport alternative for its customers to ensure a steady flow of cargo to the UK, via multiple points of entry.

B&M increases cargo imports into Liverpool

Retailer B&M is to increase its cargo into the Port of Liverpool by 30 per cent following frustrations with delay-struck southern ports and inland logistic issues.

Siemens opens robotised module factory

Siemens has opened a completely automated battery module factory in Trondheim, Norway with a robotised and digitised production line featuring eight robotic stations with a capacity of up to 300 MWh per year to cater to the worldwide demand for reliable battery solutions.

Maritime 2050 strategy

The government has launched a new maritime strategy which outlines short, medium and long-term proposals to better position the UK as g global centre of emerging technology and world leader in the maritime industry for the next 30 years.

Port of Felixstowe and DFDS increase capacity

The Port of Felixstowe and Danish ferry operator DFDS have agreed to invest in a new linkspan, tractor units and additional trailer parking facilities to increase roll-on/roll-off capacity at the UK port by over 40 per cent.

DP World to acquire Chilean logistics company

DP World has entered into an agreement to acquire 71.3 per cent stake in Puertos y Logistica S.A., (Pulogsa) and will offer US$502 million to acquire all outstanding shares of the business in consideration for 100% equity ownership.