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  • 17 Jan 2019 3:38 PM | Anonymous

    This notification is for your kind attention from FM Italy member Blu System Srl.

    Mr. Stefano Baroni informed us that they have changed their company name from Blu System Srl to BLU SYSTEM SRL A SOCIO UNICO.

    The new company name has been effective from 11 December 2018.

    Please be informed that all of the other company details remain same.


  • 17 Jan 2019 11:30 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 17 January 2019

    Virgin Atlantic Cargo and Delta Cargo will double their cargo footprint at Heathrow Airport when they move into the purpose built dnata City East later this year.

    The move – scheduled for the second half of 2019 – will increase the size of Virgin and Delta’s cargo operation at Heathrow to 335,000 sq ft and customers will benefit from greater automation and faster truck and cargo handling times.

    The facility will deliver the highest levels of service, security and automation, with customer trucks benefitting from a door management system, allowing drivers to complete paperwork at the gatehouse on arrival without leaving their vehicles and then be assigned to a cargo door.

    Inside, investments in technology will enable staff using handheld devices to manage the flow of cargo, while the double-train ETV system will increase storage to 245 positions for pallets and containers.

    The location will provide further benefits for customers moving temperature-controlled healthcare and life science products as well as offering a dedicated perishables zone an enlarged AVI centre for live animals.

    Tania Boyes, director – cargo operations at Virgin Atlantic says moving into dnata City East will be a “game changer”.

    She says: “It will not only double our capacity at Heathrow and provide space to grow, it reinforces our commitment to be easier to do business with, to use new technologies and automation to simplify and improve our customer experience, and to leverage our partnerships.”

    Rafael Figueroa, managing director – operations and customer experience at Delta Cargo says: “This state-of-the art facility will put the customer at the forefront with improved facilities and innovative technology solutions, as well as positioning Delta Cargo and Virgin Atlantic Cargo for future growth in this key market.”

    Gary Morgan, CEO of dnata UK says: “As a key partner, we are excited to be supporting the growth of both airlines by not only investing in this brand new facility but by also embracing their commitment to using new technologies to achieve service efficiencies and benefits for their customers.”


  • 15 Jan 2019 1:32 PM | Anonymous

    FM is going on to introduce you new members.

    FM valued member CSC GLOBAL SERVICES FORWARDING SA DE CV, Mexico referred one of its reliable, experienced and active partners BROKERS & TRADING S. R. L.

    We are happy to announce you that BROKERS & TRADING S. R. L. successfully completed membership requirements and joined among Freight Midpoint professionals from ARGENTINA.

    Let's welcome our new member on board of the Freight Midpoint..!

    Have a great cooperation together!
    ADDRESS: Paraguay 523 - 1° Piso – Of. “B” - 1057, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    CONTACT: Mr. Javier Muñoz
    TEL: +54 11 4893 0719


  • 15 Jan 2019 1:08 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 15 January 2019

    AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) saw total volumes carried in 2018 went up by 2 percent, exceeding 700,000 tonnes across ABC's growing international route network.

    This growth was driven by 25 percent surge in special cargoes transportation by the Russian all cargo carrier last year.

    Pharma volumes surged by more than 60 percent year-on-year, while dangerous goods shipments using the airline's abc DG product rose by 40 percent. abc XL demand for oversize and heavy cargoes increased by over 20 percent versus 2017, and ecommerce business delivered via AirBridgeCargo's abc e-com product was up 6 percent.

    The carrier expects this growth trajectory to continue in terms of shipment volumes as it increases its focus on performance quality and customer satisfaction.

    The increase in total cargo volumes is also attributed to the introduction of new destinations, notably Ho Chi Minh City, Shenzhen, Budapest, and Columbus. On top of this, effective fleet utilisation and team strengthening facilitated the company's growth.

    "2019 will be an exceptional year for ABC - the year of our 15th anniversary - and we are delighted to achieve another company milestone supported by the consistent results of 2018," highlighted Sergey Lazarev, general director of AirBridgeCargo Airlines.

    One of the main areas for further progress this year will lie in the development of digital front-end solutions for the convenience of ABC customers worldwide.


  • 10 Jan 2019 2:35 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 09 January 2019

    The multimodal transport arm of P&O European Ferries has launched new services from the Turkish ports of Pendik, Ambarli and Mersin to Trieste, with onward connections to its European intermodal network.

    The new services - with six weekly sailings a week in each direction - will connect with rail links Trieste to P&O Ferries’ continental hubs in Rotterdam and Zeebrugge, with onward shortsea services to British Isles’ ports where applicable.
    Wim Blomme, Intermodal Director at P&O Ferrymasters, said: “We are continuing to expand the reach of our services into Eastern Europe and Asia, to where many customers have moved their centres of production. This new link between Turkey and our European network will give them certainty on transit times and reduce their transport costs because of the partnerships we have put in place.”

    John Freyne, P&O Ferrymasters’ Intermodal Business Development Manager, added: “We expect Turkey, where we opened our first office last summer, to become an important hub as we focus on supporting new trade lanes both with road transportation solutions and the introduction of highly sustainable Intermodal assets. Across Europe and increasingly Asia, too, our customers rely on our services, however seemingly complex their need may be, to just sort it for them.”
    Customers will be supported by one of the company’s local customs experts in Turkey to help facilitate the import and export of goods to and from the country.

    It will be possible to transport hazardous cargoes with a payload of up to 25 tons.


  • 09 Jan 2019 12:22 PM | Anonymous
    Dear All,

    We are glad to inform you that ICARGO WORLDWIDE LOGISTICS INC. has become a Coffee Break Sponsor for FM 6th AGM, INO Summit 2019 Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. With their sponsorship ICARGO WORLDWIDE LOGISTICS INC. will now be able to significantly increase their brand awareness not only during the event but also for the remainder of the year.

    If you would like to further promote yourself and easily increase your company’s exposure please consider one of our sponsorship packages. Please contact us at with any questions or to sign up for sponsorship.

    We are proud to highlight our most recent sponsor and delegate:
    Ms.Maya Andrada


  • 08 Jan 2019 12:00 AM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 08 January, 2019

    The South Carolina Ports Authority reported 6.4 percent year-over-year container volume growth, with a record 2.3 million TEUs handled in 2018.

    The year marked the third consecutive calendar year of record TEU volume for SCPA. The Port moved 199,701 TEUs in December alone, a 9.2 percent increase over December 2017 and the strongest December in SCPA history.

    As measured by the total number of boxes handled, SCPA moved 114,018 pier containers in December and a record 1.3 million pier containers in 2018.

    “We are pleased to report our strongest December in history and record-breaking growth of our container business in calendar year 2018,” said SCPA president and CEO Jim Newsome.

    “January is already off to a strong start, and despite uncertainty in the trade industry we are optimistic that volumes will remain strong as we work to achieve our plans for 4.4 percent growth in fiscal 2019.”


  • 07 Jan 2019 9:35 AM | Anonymous

    Freight Midpoint (FM) 6th Annual General Meeting will be held during 28, 29, 30 June 2019 under the INO Summit 2019 at Grand Hyatt Kuala Lumpur Hotel, Malaysia. You are invited to join us,- Catch human touch, make friends, win new partners and increase your shipment volume. For more information >>

  • 03 Jan 2019 5:43 PM | Anonymous

    This notification is for your kind attention from FM South Africa member WORLD TRANSIT FREIGHT.

    Mr. Arrie Joubert informed us that they have changed their company name and rebranded from World Transit Freight to FREIGHTX (PTY) LTD.

    The company name change to FreightX (Pty) Ltd is effective 1st December 2018 and they have already started to use the new name on their company documentation.

    He also stated that they has moved to new premises where they operate together with a group of companies that give them access to a complete supply chain solution. They are now able to offer over and above customs brokering and forwarding, Dangerous Goods Packing, crating solutions, container packing and unpacking, project packing solutions, trucking into Sub-Saharan Africa both part loads and full loads and local transport solutions. 

    Their operations team has also grown as below:

    Arrie Joubert                 Director
    Graham Howard            Management
    Justin Visser                 Management
    Liandri Joubert              Accounts
    Ansome Strydom           Operations
    Peet Venter                  Operations
    Iris Staal                       Operations
    Nadine van der Zandt    Operations

    Kindly review updated company details as below:

    Tel: +27 (0) 87 232 1399
    Address: FreightX (Pty) Ltd, Pomona Freight Park, 154 Constantia Ave, Pomona, South Africa

    Please kindly login to see their new email addresses.


  • 03 Jan 2019 1:41 PM | Anonymous

    Original news was published on 03 January, 2019

    Over 130,000 containers have been moved by barge between Virginia and Richmond in the past decade.

    The Port of Virginia is celebrating the 10th anniversary of the barge service connecting its terminals in Norfolk Harbour to a marine terminal in Richmond, some 100 miles up the James River. “Over the 12 months of 2008, a total of 149 containers were loaded onto a barge -- retrofitted to handle containers -- and made the journey along the James River to what was then called the Port of Richmond. Now, 10 years later, more than 130,000 containers have made the trip up and down the river,” the Virginia Port Authority (VPA) noted.

    The barge service has an interesting history. In 2008 the Port of Richmond had not handled a vessel in two years and was largely idle. The service to Virginia was initiated by the VPA and the City of Richmond, with the help of funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) and the Richmond Regional Transportation Planning Organization (RRTPO). The first barge carried just 14 containers on chassis.

    Volume has grown steadily and the VPA has been instrumental in supporting the service at key points. In 2011 the VPA took over the Port of Richmond, signing a five-year lease on the site. That was extended to a 40-year lease in 2016 to support the VPA investing in a berth upgrade, a new mobile harbour crane and other equipment. A second barge with 40 reefer plugs was added in 2016 and a third barge has now been purchased.

    Richmond Marine Terminal (RMT) is run as a terminal of the VPA, and 14 ocean carriers today offer bills of lading with RMT as the origin or destination. There are now three weekly services and annual volume for the first 11 months of 2018 reached almost 30,000 containers.

    “What has been achieved by leveraging the barge is a real accomplishment,” says John F. Reinhart, the CEO and executive director of the Virginia Port Authority (VPA). “Because of the success that we’re having, we are increasing the number of sailings per week. In turn, we’re accelerating our investment in the terminal, which leads to economic investment and job creation in the immediate area.

    “This operation,” Reinhart continued, “has set the standard for how to develop a sustainable barge service. Richmond is maturing into an important inland transit point for cargo and has become integral to our operation.”
    “Increasing barge shipments to Richmond is a huge benefit to the Commonwealth,” added Andreas Addison, the First District representative on Richmond City Council. “Shipping more than 130,000 containers on the barge reduces traffic congestion in Hampton Roads and along I-64 while increasing access to new industries and jobs in Richmond. We have only just begun to realise the potential this expansion of the Richmond Express can bring.”


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