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GB Railfreight and MSC extend their successful multimodal partnership
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 08:51

GB Railfreight (GBRf) has announced it has won a three-year contract extension with Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), running container services out of the Port of Felixstowe.

GBRf first began their relationship with MSC in 2002,...

UKWA CEO outlines challenges and opportunities for post-Brexit logistics industry
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 10:18

Speaking at a special meeting co-hosted by leading logistics industry trade associations UKWA (the United Kingdom Warehousing Association) and BIFA (the British International Freight Association), UKWA CEO Peter Ward outlined the huge oppor...

DB Cargo UK and TAS launch pioneering digital route learning programme
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 08:00

DB Cargo UK is now offering digital route learning for its drivers.

The rail freight operator has filmed rail routes across the country using a specialist camera to create an online route programme that drivers can access via tablet...

Samskip signals success for 45ft lightweight reefer
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 12:34

Proof that a new type of refrigerated container is prompting growth in Samskip’s temperature-controlled volumes arrived in Rotterdam during early May, when the multimodal operator added 51 more lighter weight 45ft length units to its fleet....

First train arrives for £2.4bn Sirius Minerals project
Monday, May 15, 2017 - 12:45

The first freight train of material for the construction of a new polyhalite mine in North Yorkshire has arrived in Teesside.

The train, which was carrying some of the aggregates needed for the project arrived at logistics expert, AV...

Samskip unveils multimodal carbon calculator
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 10:25

In line with its Sustainability strategy, Samskip has unveiled an online CO2 carbon footprint calculator designed to visualize the benefits when using multimodal transport versus road transport.

Previously, when a client requested th...

Genesee & Wyoming completes acquisition of Pentalver
Friday, May 5, 2017 - 14:31

On 3 May 2017, Genesee & Wyoming Inc. has announced that its subsidiary, GWI UK Acquisition Company Limited, has completed the acquisition of all of the issued share capital of Pentalver Transport Limited (Pentalver) from a subsidiary o...

Eurotunnel inaugurates new Freight Shuttles to meet traffic growth
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 21:40

Jacques Gounon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Groupe Eurotunnel SE, accompanied by Xavier Bertrand, President of the Hauts-de-France Region, today inaugurated the first of three new, third generation Freight Shuttles.

With...

Peel buys in Sheffield
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 21:13

A giant former steel site next to Meadowhall is set to be turned into a logistics hub.

Peel Logistics Property has bought the 48-acre site beside Junction 34 of the M1 from steel company Outokumpu for £8.5m. The firm said it was a ‘p...

The Eurotunnel Group: Further increase in revenues during the first quarter of 2017
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 09:31

Revenues for the first quarter of 2017 increased by 1%1 to €231.8 million

 

  • Shuttle revenues stable at €130.8 million
  • Railway Network revenues increased by 4% to €68.9 million
  • Europorte: revenues stable...
Eddie Stobart to buy iForce
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 09:10

Eddie Stobart Logistics plans to buy iForce with the proceeds of its flotation on the AIM market next week. It has conditionally agreed to buy the business for a total of £45 million, subject to admission to AIM.

In its Admission Doc...

MSC UK makes dual appointment
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 12:27

MSC UK has announced the appointment of Michael Collins and Jonathan Burke to its UK Board of Directors with immediate effect.

Jonathan Burke is appointed UK Operations Director following the announced retirement of Kelvin Wilden....

Maritime at Multimodal
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 13:35

Following the success of their attendance at Multimodal in 2016, Maritime Transport Ltd (Maritime) this year returned to the NEC for the three-day event, meeting several of their current customers whilst also discussing new opportunities wi...

First train to China
Monday, April 10, 2017 - 15:16

The first ever UK to China export train departed on Monday, April 10, laden with containers full of British goods.

The train will make the 7,500 mile, three-week-long journey, departing from DP World London Gateway’s state-of-the-art...

Davies Turner jumps onboard with Express China Rail Service
Monday, April 10, 2017 - 10:43

Davies Turner, the UK's leading independent freight forwarding company, says that three months after it introduced a fixed-day, weekly rail service for LCL cargoes to the UK from the Chinese rail terminals of Wuhan and Hefei, it is pleased...

GB Railfreight's John Smith wins FTA Multimodal Personality of the Year 2017
Saturday, April 8, 2017 - 16:41

John Smith, Founder and Managing Director of GB Railfreight was named Multimodal Personality of the Year at last night's awards evening in Birmingham.

Smith, who founded GB Railfreight in 1977, was recognised for his inspirational le...

Fargo Systems to give away tickets to the British GP at Multimodal 2017
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 - 11:34

Fargo Systems Ltd (FSL), the UK’s leading provider of logistics software to the container haulage industry, will be giving away tickets to the 2017 British Grand Prix at this year’s Multimodal exhibition.  Be sure to visit the FSL stand sit...

CEVA opens multi-user distribution facility at iPort
Monday, March 27, 2017 - 09:04

CEVA Logistics has officially opened a state of the art shared-user warehouse at the new iPort intermodal logistics park on the outskirts of Doncaster in the UK.

The 215,800 square foot facility boasts a number of special features in...

Eddie Stobart to float on AIM
Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 08:53

Eddie Stobart Logistics has set out plans to float on AIM.

Controlling shareholder Greenwhitestar UK, the holding company of the haulier, has Carlisle-based minority shareholder Stobart Group that it intends to seek admission to Lond...

Chemicals, cooking oil and confectionery deliver record demand for Tees container park
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 10:59

An inland container storage facility in Teesside, that was built on the back of a business hunch, has reported record growth over the last year.

The £2.6m Tees Riverside Intermodal Park, or ‘TRIP’ as it has become known, was part of...

Eurotunnel welcomes 25 millionth truck
Friday, March 17, 2017 - 12:10

Eurotunnel has welcomed the 25 millionth truck to use its Le Shuttle Freight service since the service began on 25 July 1994.

This 25 millionth truck, from the fleet operated by UPS, the express courier specialist, was carrying packa...

BIFA highlights challenges at Multimodal
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 11:50

Once again, BIFA – the British International Freight Association – will be exhibiting at the forthcoming Multimodal 2017 exhibition and conference and will use the event to outline some of the work it is doing on behalf of its members that...

DB Cargo UK and Outokumpu celebrate anniversary
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 17:15

DB Cargo UK and Outokumpu are celebrating working 40 years together after a contract renewal sealed their ongoing partnership.

Three to four services will run each week from Sheffield to Immingham and one a week to Liverpool for the...

Yusen Logistics goes Carbon neutral
Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 14:03

Yusen Logistics has been awarded a contract for a total supply chain solution for NEUE HALBERG-GUSS (NHG).

The contract is for the movement of engine blocks from the manufacturer in Germany to the production plant of a leading Americ...

Finalists announced: Vote now for FTA Multimodal Awards
Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 08:45

Voting for the FTA Multimodal Awards is now open, with the finalists announced...

The finalists are:-

  • The Seafreight Operator of the Year Award - sponsored by Freightliner Maersk, CMA CGM, M...
Eurotunnel Group 2016 annual profits up
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 09:52

Jacques Gounon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Groupe Eurotunnel SE stated:

“2016 was the best year in our history. Our three core businesses each outperformed their sector: the Fixed Link is a unique asset in the infrastruc...

Waldeck delves deeper into the virtual world at Multimodal
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 14:45

At this years’ Multimodal, delegates can take the opportunity to experience Waldeck’s world of virtual reality (VR), exclusively at stand 4057.

Delving deeper into the virtual world, delegates will be invited to put on the headset an...

Eurotunnel transports electricity!
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 16:52

Work has begun on a new power link between Britain and France, designed to reduce the risk of blackouts.

A 51km (32 miles) cable will carry direct current through the Channel Tunnel so electricity produced on either side can be impor...

KN Eurasia Express: New rail transport service between China and Europe
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 11:28

With the launch of KN Eurasia Express, Kuehne + Nagel offers less than container load (LCL) shipments between China and Europe. The new service complements the company's existing full container load (FCL) rail offering for import and export...

BIFA promotes onto its Board
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 17:20

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) Board and Council recently approved the promotion of Robert Windsor and Spencer Stevenson to Directors of BIFA.

Windsor, who joined the BIFA secretariat in June 2009 will continue...

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