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Freightliner and Tarmac open new depot
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 09:52

A new Tarmac rail depot contained within Freightliner’s existing Garston complex, which will take around 10,000 trucks off the roads every year, has been officially opened by the Mayor for Liverpool City Region, Steve Rotheram and local M...

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Hyster developing monster 48 tonne electric forklift
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 08:25

Hyster Europe has revealed more details about its zero-emission, high-capacity, electric trucks, announcing that a 48-tonne capacity Hyster laden container handling truck powered by electric motors is being developed.

“The first...

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Freight forwarders soon to get updated trading conditions
Monday, September 18, 2017 - 09:13

The new edition of the British International Freight Association's (BIFA) Standard Trading Conditions (STC) will be launched on 1st October 2017. The terms were last revised in 2005.

The revised edition has been produced following...

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Peel launches new Liverpool rail service
Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 19:10

Peel Ports is set to launch a new rail container service for its customers using the Port of Liverpool. The company is in advanced contract discussions with both a rail provider and shippers, with the aim of running the first services bef...

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FTA launches new Logistics Awards celebrating Leadership and Excellence across the Supply Chain
Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 17:42

Nominations are open for the inaugural FTA Logistics Awards, recognising leadership and excellence from across the supply chain

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has launched the FTA Logistics Awards to celebrate supply chain l...

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DB Cargo wins with China train
Friday, September 15, 2017 - 21:07

Rail freight operator DB Cargo UK has received a prestigious industry award from the Rail Freight Group (RFG) for its launch of the first ever rail freight service to travel from China to the UK.

DB Cargo UK received the ‘Judges...

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NOR update
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 15:16

Two leading container industry bodies, the Container Owners Association (COA) and the Cargo Incident Notification System (CINS), supported by the leading freight transport insurer, TT Club have published an in-depth guide for those seekin...

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Leicestershire distribution complex bids to become a main supplier for £16.5bn Heathrow expansion
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 11:46

A massive new warehousing and distribution complex is bidding to become a main supplier for the planned £16.5 billion expansion of Britain’s biggest airport.

Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) has backed a bid...

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Maritime Transport delivers ‘good return’ despite Hanjin Shipping collapse
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 09:23

Maritime Transport saw pre-tax profit rise almost 10% year-on-year despite the collapse of "significant customer" Hanjin Shipping last year.

According to its most recently filed accounts to Companies House the Felixstowe container ha...

London Thamesport receives first train move for Armitt Group
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 14:44

The first train has arrived at Hutchison Ports London Thamesport bringing steel coil for UK shipping agent and logistics company, The Armitt Group. Operated by DB Cargo, this is the first train to use the Group’s fully integrated 120,000 sq...

Port of Tilbury completes consultations
Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 09:58

The Port of Tilbury has now completed the statutory consultation process which invited views from the surrounding communities and statutory consultees on its proposals to build a new port terminal, TILBURY2, on the Thames close to the curre...

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Transmec invests to meet Multimodal demand
Thursday, July 27, 2017 - 09:59

Transmec Group is investing €6 million (£5.4m) in expanding its 600-strong multimodal fleet and launching new pan-European rail services to meet growing demand.

The transport and logistics operator is purchasing 160 Huckepack trailer...

Tough ‘Brexit’ terms could prompt UK pivot to emerging markets
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 16:46

The UK will try to spark its economy through trade with emerging markets if it is unable to preserve the basic outlines of its current relationship with European Union trading partners, says the Agility Mid-Year Emerging Markets Review.

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Impact and Konecranes/Gottwald win orders
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 15:36

Konecranes Lift Trucks and Impact have worked together to develop a bespoke container handler for bulk logistics specialists Bertschi UK to ensure maximum efficiency at its Middlesbrough base. 

The 45 tonne reach stacker has a 33 ton...

CS Wind buys massive Reach Stackers from CES
Friday, July 7, 2017 - 13:54

The CES Group offers innovative material handling and transport systems as well as technical customer service.

Through its plant in Italy it develops and produces the world's first Reach Stacker with variable wheelbase and side-mount...

Cars via landbridge to Zeebrugge
Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 12:26

The first intermodal landbridge shipment of China-built Volvo Sedan S90 automobiles for the European market have arrived in Zeebrugge

The cars were produced in the Volvo (Zheijang Geely) assembly plant in the Chinese province of Heil...

Long to succeed Mears
Monday, July 3, 2017 - 11:31

Genesee & Wyoming has announced the appointment of Gary R. Long as Chief Executive Officer of its UK/Europe operating region, which is led by the UK’s Freightliner. He succeeds Russell Mears, who will transition to the role of Senior Ad...

Port of Tilbury unveils plan to reinvigorate rail freight offering
Friday, June 30, 2017 - 08:28

The Port of Tilbury has unveiled its plans to reinvigorate its rail offering at the latest Rail Freight Group conference hosted at Orsett Hall, Thurrock, on Wednesday 28th June. With three rail terminals in the port and the Essex Thameside...

Channel Tunnel innovation
Friday, June 30, 2017 - 08:12

The first stone of the future Freight Train Scanner, the first of its kind in France, has been laid by Jacques Gounon, Chairman and Chief Executive of Groupe Eurotunnel and Patrick Jeantet, Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of SNCF a...

VIIA Britanica multimodal service set to go double-daily
Friday, June 23, 2017 - 14:44

SNCF Logistics’ VIIA Britanica rail service for unaccompanied road trailers between the French Pyrenees and Calais, with on-forwarding to the UK, could be doubled in frequency from one round trip per working day to two by the end of the yea...

Rosslare to grow?
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 09:42

The Irish Rail owned Rosslare Europort in the South East of Ireland has featured prominently in the Irish Rail response to the Governments ‘National Planning Framework’ consultation. The National Planning Framework is the plan that sets out...

Women win Awards...
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 08:01

Recently, there have been three awards celebrating the successes of the women working in logistics and transport. Below is a summary of the roll of honour...

 

Inspirational women recognised at 10th FTA everywoman in T...

P&O Ferrymasters and Erontrans launch Poland rail link
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 08:18

Pan-European supply chain provider P&O Ferrymasters has joined forces with leading Polish logistics company Erontrans to launch an intermodal rail service linking the UK, Benelux and central Poland via Europoort in Rotterdam.

In...

FTA urges Customs rethink
Monday, June 12, 2017 - 09:01

The Freight Transport Association (FTA), which represents the UK’s freight and logistics industry, has called for the new government to review its decision to leave the EU Customs Union, given the confusion caused by the results of the Gene...

iPort Multimodal facility on track for early 2018
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 09:29

The strategic multimodal rail terminal that will provide Verdion’s £500m iPort development in Doncaster with freight service links to all UK ports and the Channel Tunnel is set to be operational by early 2018.

The 35-acre multimodal...

GB Railfreight boosts London freight business with DP World contract
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 09:05

GB Railfreight has announced that it has signed a 3-year contract to manage the movements and preparation of all trains running in and out of the DP World London Gateway Port.

GB Railfreight commenced operations at DP World London Ga...

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....

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