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ECS and 2XL tie the knot
Friday, May 26, 2017 - 11:47

The logistics companies ECS European Containers and 2XL have reached an agreement to join forces and form one European logistics group.

The exclusive talks between the two family-owned companies started one month ago. During the nego...

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,...

Hapag-Lloyd and UASC complete merger
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 16:49

Hapag-Lloyd and United Arab Shipping Company have completed the merger to become one combined company. This is a major milestone in the history of both companies. 

The “new” Hapag-Lloyd will be one of the top 5 global carriers. It wi...

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...

Kuehne + Nagel and GlaxoSmithKline expand their successful partnership with new UK domestic distribution contract.
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 07:48

GlaxoSmithKline Plc (GSK) – headquartered in Brentford, London – is one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies. Kuehne + Nagel has now secured the contract to manage the domestic road distribution of all GSK’s fast moving consumer...

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...

Irish RoRo and LoLo report out
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 10:09

Just published, the 2017 edition of the Irish Freight RoRo and LoLo Capacity Analysis and Report reveals that the combined amount of freight RoRo and LoLo vessel capacity employed serving the Irish market in April 2017 stands at an annual e...

New Far East services begin calling at DP World's UK terminals
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 09:57

This weekend, DP World's UK terminals will welcome the first services from the Far East following a global shake-up of the world’s shipping lines.

Inaugural calls of Asia/Europe services by THE Alliance, a shipping consortium made up...

DFDS announces biggest-ever trailer order
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 09:53

DFDS is investing €22 million in expanding its fleet of  trailers and containers in response to growth in DFDS’ logistics activities

The ferry operator will add 860 new trailers and 200 containers over the next few months.


UPS buys Ireland's Nightline logistics group
Friday, May 5, 2017 - 15:05

US logistics company UPS has agreed a deal to buy Ireland's Nightline Logistics Group, one of the biggest  express delivery and logistics companies in Ireland.

Nightline also operates the Parcel Motel service, which offers a "virtual...

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...

US Gateway opens at Bristol Port
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 21:43


Bristol Port has welcomed a new shipping service to the USA from Royal Portbury Dock. 

Capable of carrying more than 7,000 vehicles, Theben will take British-built Jaguars, Land Rovers, Minis and heavy construction plant to...

Maersk Line deploys its first 2nd generation Triple-E
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 - 21:33

On 27 April 2017, Madrid Maersk, a 20,568 TEU container vessel and the first 2nd generation Triple-E, called the Port of Tianjin in China. This was the first port on its maiden voyage. Maersk Line has deployed Madrid Maersk in its Asia – Eu...

Clipper recruits new COO
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 07:27

Emma Dempsey has been appointed chief operating officer of Clipper Logistics.

The new COO has over 20 years’ experience working in supply chain and prior to joining Clipper held roles at Accenture, Marks & Spencer and Unipart....

A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S: Maersk Line and Hamburg Süd sale and purchase agreement approved
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 07:24

On 1 December 2016, Maersk Line announced its intention to acquire Hamburg Süd, the German container shipping line, and on 14 March 2017, Maersk Line announced the signing of a sale and purchase agreement with the Oetker Group, owner of Ham...

Hat-trick of contract wins for Europa Warehouse with long-standing customer
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 07:22

Europa Warehouse, a division of Europa Worldwide Group, has resealed a £250k contract with Outback Barbecues for the third year running.

An existing customer of Europa Warehouse since 2014, Outback has signed a new deal for 2017 with...

Candy Group extends its logistics partnership with Kuehne + Nagel to further increase operational efficiency
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 18:00

Candy Group, among the European leadersin the household appliance and floor care market, has awarded Kuehne + Nagel a new three-year contract to manage its complex supply chain.

Candy Group and Kuehne + Nagel can look back on eight y...

New TOPS Container Control Module completes the puzzle of container lifecycle management
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 17:56

The new TOPS container control module for Fargo Systems Ltd’s (FSL) leading transport operations management software TOPS is a game changer.  This tool makes managing off-dock container storage easier, giving TOPS users complete visibility...

P&O Ferrymasters earns BRC foodstuffs approval
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 17:55

Two key offices at leading pan-European logistics provider P&O Ferrymasters have been awarded British Retail Consortium (BRC) global standard for Agents and Brokers (A&B) for the distribution of chilled, frozen and ambient packed pr...

Engino picks Import Services
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 17:53

Engino, the innovative manufacturer of thought provoking Construction toys is extending its European presence by investing in UK distribution to not only service the UK but also Ireland and Western Europe. 

To obtain the necessary in...

Impact’s flexible approach helps Global Shipping Services navigate waves on demand
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 08:34

Global Shipping Services has renewed its hard-working materials handling fleet with 22 diesel-powered Cat® lift trucks from Impact that will help handle almost one million cubic metres of timber each year.

The company, which has thre...

Samskip Logistics adds to reefer portfolio through Rimar acquisition
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 10:33

Samskip is to expand its global refrigerated foods transportation interests once more, announcing plans for Samskip Logistics USA to acquire the activities of New Jersey-based freight forwarder Rimar Consultants Inc.

Rimar Consultant...

Kuehne + Nagel opens a new branch in Aberdeen
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 16:57

Kuehne + Nagel strengthens its global Oil & Gas network with a dedicated European Hub.

The 11,000 square metre facility has been fully operational since the end of March 2017. With close links to Aberdeen Airport and Aberdeen Har...

Alpha Animation partners with Import Services
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 15:34

Retail logistics specialist, Import Services, is celebrating another major account win, with the recent addition of Alpha Animation.

Alpha joins Southampton container port-based Import Services’ great portfolio of progressive Clients...

P&O Ferries launches new dedicated freight service
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 15:19

P&O Ferries has announced the launch of a new dedicated freight service between its Zeebrugge and Hull terminals, effective May 3.

The ferry and logistics company has chartered the 118 metre Elisabeth, a 5,000 ton container ship...

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....

Williams Shipping invests
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 16:14

Briggs Equipment has helped Williams Shipping to improve cargo handling capabilities in two key areas of its business

UK-based Williams Shipping, a family-owned business specialising in marine and logistics services across the UK and...

DSV wins major award
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 15:00

DSV has been named as a winner at this year’s FTA Multimodal Awards, in the 3PL of the Year category.

The prestigious FTA Multimodal Awards, which took place at the amazing VOX at Resorts World at the NEC, recognises and rewards exce...

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