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  • 20 Sep 2019 9:53 AM | Anonymous
    Freight Midpoint's Chairman Mr. Kemal KIRIKKANAT and General Coordinator Mrs. Selda KIRIKKANAT met with Mr. Prakash IYER from Merc Logistics Pvt. Ltd. (FM India Member) who has been the long-standing member of FM Family.

    Mr. Prakash came to Istanbul, Turkey for his business meetings. Mr. Kemal and Mrs. Selda visited him on Sunday September 15, 2019 at his hotel.

    They had a meeting in a friendly atmosphere that took one and a half hour.

    They discussed and evaluated logistics industry together with the role of networks to develop business.

  • 19 Sep 2019 10:21 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 18 September 2019

    UK-based company McLaughlin & Harvey has been awarded the contract to deliver the next phase of development at the Liverpool2 deepwater container terminal.

    The multi-million project includes the addition of ten cantilever rail mounted gantry cranes (CRMGs) and three ship-to-shore cranes (STS).

    The STS cranes are scheduled to arrive in November 2019 with the overall project expected to be completed during 2021. Detailed design and preparatory civil works have already commenced.

    There will also be additional reefer points installed to allow the terminal to handle greater quantities of refrigerated containers at the Port of Liverpool.

    Opened in November 2016, Liverpool2 is a GBP 400 million (USD 498.3 million) investment that provides an ocean gateway for international trade to and from the UK.

    The deepwater facility is capable of accommodating the world’s largest container vessels.

    “Since originally announcing our expansion plans we have gone on to secure some of the world’s major shipping lines as customers at the Port of Liverpool,” Mark Whitworth, CEO of Peel Ports, said.

    “That, and our growing customer base, is a vote of confidence in the North of England as a competitive route to international markets and Liverpool as a major port for global trade. We look forward to working with the team at McLaughlin & Harvey to deliver the next phase that will provide even more capacity to help meet growing demand,” Whitworth added.


  • 17 Sep 2019 1:56 PM | Anonymous

    New partners are going on to join with the valuable contribution of the members!

    Today we are glad to welcome NTI GLOBAL LOGISTICS from Portugal with the recommendation of Hussain Murad Shipping Services LLC, United Arab Emirates.

    Let’s have a warm welcome to our new member on board of the Freight Midpoint.

    Wish you a great cooperation together!

    ADDRESS: Rua D. Francisco de Almeida, N7A, 2760-037 Caxias (Oeiras), Lisbon, Lisboa, Portugal
    CONTACT: Bruno Nunes
    TEL: +351 216 025 209


  • 17 Sep 2019 12:30 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 17 September 2019

    SF Airlines has added intercontinental services with the first Boeing 747-400ERF flight touching down in Frankfurt-Hahn at on 15 September.

    The service took off from Wuxi at 00.30h, and after a stop-off at Chongqing, the flight continued to Frankfurt-Hahn Airport in Germany.

    The route is the longest one operated by SF Airlines, covering 9,540 kilometres and has a payload of 110 tonnes.

    It can consolidate and ship cargo between East China, West China and Frankfurt-Hahn through air-air and air-land transit under support from local customs in Wuxi and Chongqing.

    The flight features simplified flight approval procedures, an optimised transit regulation process and a more efficient customs clearance service.

    It promotes cross-border trading and value realisation through cargo circulation and facilities implementing the Belt and Road Initiative.

    The route will be able to transport more than 600 tonnes of shipments from China to Europe, and is expected to build a stable air logistics channel for manufacturing and business trading enterprises, and promote local foreign trade businesses.


  • 13 Sep 2019 4:24 PM | Anonymous

    We are proud to share with you that FM member Freight Systems Express (Wales) Ltd, United Kingdom won Tesco Collaborative Haulier of the Year.

    FSEW team attended the annual Tesco Primary Distribution Conference last week and Tesco have selected FSEW as their Collaborative Haulier of the Year (Packaged) 2019!

    The award recognizes suppliers and service providers who show themselves to be constantly striving to give Tesco and their customers the best possible service.
    Regarding the award, FSEW Managing Director Geoff Tomlinson commented: “FSEW have worked very closely with the TESCO team to successfully deliver new initiatives. These have meant our volume together has grown significantly over the last year, but without any negative impact being felt in the service provided".
    "As you would expect, FSEW had to fight off tough competition from several bigger firms to clinch the title, which is testament to the commitment in providing our clients with a prompt, reliable and value-for-money service"

    Congratulations to Freight Systems Express (Wales) Ltd, United Kingdom for the award and wish them continued success!


  • 12 Sep 2019 1:53 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 09 September 2019

    Avianca Cargo will begin a twice-weekly A330-200 freighter service between Bogota and Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) on October 02 this year.

    The airline says it selected the route due to DFW’s economic growth as well as its central US location.

    The move also complements a strategy of strengthening its Bogota hub by consolidating all cargo from South America for destinations in Europe and Asia.

    General managing director of Avianca Cargo Kurt Schosinsky commented: “We see great potential in this new route where we will handle mainly perishable cargo such as salmon and red fruits from Chile, flowers from Colombia, asparagus and mangoes from Peru and flowers and fruits from Ecuador. All these goods are in high demand in international markets."

    John Ackerman, EVP Global Strategy and Development at DFW added: “This new service represents a milestone for DFW as the first scheduled South American freighter that will further the Airport’s strategy for developing trade lanes between South America and Asia.”

    In a related move, Avianca and United have expanded their current codeshare agreement to include widebody flights that connect Sydney and Bogota with California.

    The outbound flight from Bogota operates three times a week and connects with United in Los Angeles for Sydney while a daily return flight routes via San Francisco and Los Angeles to Bogota.

    “The extension of this codeshare agreement will imprint further dynamism in the relationship between Australia and Colombia,” commented Avianca spokesperson Ana Maria Copete.

    “This extension provides Avianca with an unprecedented reach, given that this is the first time Avianca´s brand reaches such a distant destination," she added.


  • 10 Sep 2019 1:36 PM | Anonymous

    FM is going on to introduce you new members! Today we are glad to announce that NIP CARGO S.R.L. has joined among us from Argentina and Uruguay with the management's reference.

    Let’s have a warm welcome to our new members on board of the Freight Midpoint.

    Wish you a great cooperation together!
    Bolivar 216 1ero, Of. A. CP1066 Caba, Buenos Aires, 1066, Argentina
    TEL: +5411 5272 3258
    FAX: +5411 5272 3258

    Juncal 1355 Esc. 1106, Montevideo, Uruguay
    TEL: +5982 9158105
    FAX: +5982 9158105

    Santiago Avalle Mautone
    Sabrina Akerman
    Gadiel Felder Albaum



  • 10 Sep 2019 12:30 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 10 September 2019

    The UK Department for Transport, in partnership with ABP’s Port of Southampton, today launches the UK’s first Port Economic Partnership (PEP).

    This is touted as an innovative initiative to create stronger links between ports and government, to maximise long-term trade and economic growth.

    The Partnership will be launched at an event today during London International Shipping Week, on board the PHAROS lightship.

    As part of its strategy, ‘Maritime 2050 – Navigating the Future’, launched in January 2019, the Government outlined the creation of Port Economic Partnerships as one way of creating a strong business environment for ports to thrive, in turn, boosting trade and driving the national economy.

    Areas that the Partnership will focus on include leveraging the maximum benefit from public and private sector investment and ensuring that planning processes are as efficient as possible.

    It is anticipated that this will better facilitate ports’ investment in new freight-handling facilities and other infrastructure needed to grow trading volumes and maintain the UK’s position as a leading maritime nation.

    The Partnership will focus on ensuring that public and private sector organisations at local, regional and national levels, work together to enable improved links with our global trading partners, ready for a post-Brexit world where the resilience of our trading hubs is more critical than ever before.

    The UK’s first PEP will see the Port of Southampton, the UK’s number one export port and Europe’s leading cruise turnaround destination, work closely with DfT to trial the concept.

    Maritime minister, Nusrat Ghani, MP, said: “I am delighted to announce the first Port Economic Partnership with the Port of Southampton. This fantastic endeavour will be key to supporting the ambitions of Government, helping to cement the UK as a leading maritime nation. Not only this, but this project will also allow the Port of Southampton to drive sector growth, enhance its offer to customers and serve its local community.”

    Alastair Welch, ABP’s Regional Director for Southampton, said: “We are proud and excited to be joining the Government in launching the UK’s first Port Economic Partnership. It’s great to see the Government put maritime at the heart of the nation’s economic future. This is another fantastic initiative capable of turbo-charging trade and boosting the nation’s exports.

    “ABP looks forward to working collaboratively with Government to deliver the benefits which the Partnership will bring to support the Port of Southampton’s future growth. Ultimately, this important step will safeguard our position as the UK’s number one export port and a leading gateway for international trade, making significant contributions to jobs and the UK economy, both regionally and nationally.”


  • 06 Sep 2019 1:47 PM | Anonymous

    New partners are going on to join with the valuable contribution of the members!

    Today we are glad to welcome FAIR LOGISTICS & MOVERS from Pakistan with the recommendation of Infinity Shipping Services, Pakistan.

    Let’s have a warm welcome to our new member on board of the Freight Midpoint.

    Wish you a great cooperation together!

    ADDRESS: 7, 2nd Floor, Doga Plaza, Fazal Town Phase 2, VIP Service Road, Opposite Islamabad Airport, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
    CONTACT: Sajid Ali
    TEL: +92 51 5161207 / 8
    FAX: +92 51 5161209


  • 06 Sep 2019 10:43 AM | Anonymous

    FM keeps expanding with the valuable contribution of the members!

    Today we are pleased to welcome MAPLE CONSOLIDATIONS LTD. from Bangladesh with the recommendation of Nashrah Shipping & Logistics, United States of America.

    Let’s have a warm welcome to our new member on board of the Freight Midpoint.

    Wish you a great cooperation together!

    ADDRESS: V.I.P Tower (11th Floor), 51/1, Inner Circular Road (VIP Road), Naya Paltan, Dhaka, 1000, Bangladesh
    CONTACT: Kazi Md. Harunur Rashid
    TEL: +880 2 9352604 / 9331159 / 9361903 / 9331736
    FAX: +880 2 8362749


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