Issue 3 2021 - Freight Business Journal

New CEVA health product puts patients centre-stage

CEVA Logistics has launched Forpatients,

a healthcare

temperature-sensitive solution and will launch a new logistics product from the second quarter of 2021.

The CEVA Forpatients

suite of healthcare logistics encompasses temperature- sensitive solutions, pharma and biopharma, medical devices, consumer health, hospital and

home care, diagnostic and laboratory services. The new umbrella gives greater visibility of CEVA Logistics’

range of

services to its customers and assures them of the central

position of the patient. The company is also launching an advertising and social media campaign to show how logistics solutions support healthcare. CEVA’s healthcare solutions

address quality, privacy and compliance requirements, including being fully GxP and GDP compliant and meeting all national and international

regulatory requirements. With the support of its

parent company, the CMA CGM Group, CEVA has committed to operating a network of more than 40 airfreight stations by


the end of 2021 that will allow it to service major healthcare gateways in regional markets and supply more than 1,450 healthcare trade lanes globally. (Pharma report, page 22)

News Roundup Forwarding & Logistics

Peel Group’s regeneration arm Peel L&P has appointed Neal Biddle as development director to take forward its GatewayEast development near Doncaster Sheffield Airport (DSA). GatewayEast offers 11 million sq ſt of residential and commercial space in distinct zones including cargo, logistics, and advanced manufacturing, along with retail, leisure and residential properties.

Swiss-based Aviation and logistics consultants Change Horizon and UK freight industry public relations company Meantime Communications have joined forces to promote gender equality in airfreight. They are calling on

businesses, trade associations and individual professionals to sign the Women in Aviation and Logistics Pledge to promote gender equality in the airfreight industry. “Although the debate on

improving gender balance in air cargo has been going on for

many years now, there are still too few women in decision- making roles, speaking at, or even attending, industry events,” said Change Horizon founder Céline Hourcade.

“We have outstanding female

professionals in this industry and their distinct expert voices must be elevated through gender parity.” Meantime Communications

UPS names new Europe president

Daniel Carrera has been appointed as the new president of UPS Europe. A Spanish national, he is the second European president of UPS Europe. He has held several senior leadership positions across the region, and was most recently president, West Europe

District, alongside acting as the international ambassador for diversity and inclusion. Before joining UPS, Carrera was EMEA director of global accounts at Menlo Worldwide. Following UPS’s acquisition of the company in 2005, he oversaw the successful

integration of the sales teams of Menlo Worldwide and UPS Supply Chain Solutions. In his new role, he will be

responsible for managing operations and more than 50,000 people across 56 countries and territories.

The Government says it will delay Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) checks on food and agri imports from the EU for six months to give businesses more time to prepare. The checks, originally

scheduled to start in July, will now begin on 1 January 2022 while the requirement for health certificates has been delayed from April to October. The government said it would

help companies deal with the Covid pandemic. The move follows the similar

pushing back of checks on imports into Northern Ireland from Great Britain, a move that has sparked a legal challenge by

the European Union. Customs import declarations

will still be required, but the option to use the deferred declaration scheme, including submitting supplementary declarations up to six months aſter the goods have been imported, has also been extended to 1 January 2022. Safety and Security

declarations for imports will not be required until 1 January 2022. The delay applies to English

ports only. Controls and checks on SPS goods are a devolved matter but the Cabinet Office said it would continue to work closely with the relevant administrations on

their implementation, in particular with the Welsh

Government on their timetable for completing supporting Border Control Post infrastructure. Director general of the British

International Freight Association (BIFA), Robert Keen, said: “It’s no surprise that the government has extended the deadline for the introduction of checks and customs declarations on imports to the UK from the EU. The experience of our members since 1 January has clearly shown that large sectors of the trading community have not been prepared for the changes in processes brought in by phase one of the Border Operating Model.

We have expressed significant concerns regarding phases two and three of the Border Operating Model; and various Government departments have been unable to provide satisfactory answers to many of these.” Keen added: “One of the most

significant unresolved problems to date relates to Delayed Declarations, something that BIFA has repeatedly warned is a regime that invites non- compliance. Extending the option to use the deferred declaration scheme, including submitting supplementary declarations up to six months aſter the goods have been imported, to January 2022, just adds to the real danger of non-compliance.” FTA Ireland (FTAI) welcomed

the extension of trade easements for imports into Great Britain from

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founder Emma Murray, added: “We have been talking about this for far too long - it is time to take action. We want the Pledge to kick-start a movement for change, which will benefit us all, transforming air cargo into the diverse industry it should already be, and encouraging and attracting the next generation of air cargo leaders.” Anyone signing the pledge

or supporting the cause will be invited to join the program, which will kick off with an introductory session at the end of March 2021.

Danish-owned forwarder Leman is to open five new branches in China on 19 April, at Shanghai, Ningbo, Shenzhen, Qingdao, and Tianjin. It has also hired more than 60 employees in the country, adding to its 750 staff in Denmark, UK, China, Sweden, Norway, Finland, and Greenland.

German forwarder Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has appointed Patrick Oestreich as its new chief commercial officer. He succeeds Jens Möller, who took over the position on an interim basis in August of last year. For the last two and a half years, he was responsible for strategic sales and account management in Europe as senior vice president at XPO Logistics.

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has opened its first branch in Egypt. It offers its entire portfolio through its head office in Cairo, primarily imports from Europe, North America and Asia. At the same time, the new location serves as a gateway to the Middle East, especially for automotive, healthcare, FMCG and fashion customers. Hellmann plans to open two additional operational locations in Port Sokhna and Alexandria in October. The move follows the launch of operations in Oman last summer.

National distribution business Swain Group has won a contract to provide port centric storage and distribution for natural stone supplier, Global Stone. Swain will dedicate two acres of its existing storage site at DP World London Gateway to the management of Global Stone’s inbound containers through London Gateway and other UK ports.

Dimerco has started operations at Indonesia’s first eCommerce Bonded Logistics Center. The 10,000sq m bonded warehouse will provide an integrated, multimodal transport service to customers and deliver significant benefits, including faster fulfilment and reduced costs. The forwarder says it offers lead times of 1-3 days, compared to direct B2C deliveries where standard lead time is up to 14 days thanks to faster customs clearance. It also avoids the need to pay duty and tax in advance.

Kintetsu World Express has opened a warehouse in the Free Commercial Zone at Penang Airport, Malaysia. KWE Malaysia can store and manage products and materials for corporations without a physical presence in Malaysia. Part of the warehouse area is temperature-controlled, suitable for handling precision electronic equipment, medical equipment, and other freight requiring specific temperature and humidity levels. It also runs a truck shuttle between Penang and Kuala Lumpur and is also expanding transhipment to third countries via Malaysia.

Project forwarder FH Bertling Logistics has appointed United Logistics as its dedicated network agent in Qatar. United Logistics will bring its local partner and asset network, on-site logistics know-how and customs clearance solutions while Bertling will offer its global spread, project logistics/engineering background, IT solutions an experience of handling large-scale logistics projects in the oil and gas and energy sector. The partners will explore new business opportunities in the growing LNG industry and other expanding sectors.

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