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Ministerial approval given to Mossend International Railfreight Park
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 17:05

It has just been announced that Ministerial planning approval, for the construction of Mossend International Railfreight Park (MIRP) has been granted.

David Stirling, PD Stirling Ltd. Said:

“We welcome the Reporter’s r...

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TT Club/UK P&I and Exis Technologies join forces
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 08:29

Freight insurance specialist TT Club and the UK P&I Club, a leading provider of P&I insurance and other services to the international shipping community, two Thomas Miller managed transport insurers, have joined forces with Exis T...

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Expansion plans for automotive steel logistics hub
Thursday, October 12, 2017 - 07:56

AV Dawson, which owns and operates an around 40.5 ha freight terminal in Teesside, is expanding its automotive steel logistics operation as it anticipates demand starting to outgrow existing facilities.

The company's current aut...

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FTA Awards - deadline extended due to overwhelming demand
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 17:42

The date for nominations for the FTA Awards has been extended  by a week to 12.00 on Monday 16th October.

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

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DB Schenker lands Hitachi Rail
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 13:51

DB Schenker UK has won a long-term contract with Hitachi Rail Europe. The company with manage Hitachi’s central warehousing and spare parts distribution for its Intercity Express Programme in the UK.

“Our operational team is pro...

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HS2 update
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 13:33

Transport for the North has welcomed the announcement of funding to ensure that Northern Powerhouse Rail can connect seamlessly with HS2, future-proofing the railways of the North of England. This will ensure that as much of the North as...

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DB Cargo UK runs trial train to Wolverhampton
Friday, September 29, 2017 - 16:08

Rail freight operator DB Cargo UK and steel and mining company ArcelorMittal launched a trial service moving 1,300 tonnes of steel coil by rail to Wolverhampton yesterday (Friday 29 September).

It is envisaged that the service w...

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Felixstowe upgrade
Friday, September 29, 2017 - 15:09

Campaign for Better Transport has welcomed increased capacity for freight trains from Felixstowe which will cater for the immediate, suppressed demand for rail freight services.

The enhancements to the branch line, announced by...

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UNIT45 selects ORBCOMM
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 17:50

ORBCOMM has announced that UNIT45 B.V., an industry leader in the design, construction, financing, and delivery of 45 foot containers for European intermodal transport operations, has selected ORBCOMM to provide its end-to-end telematics...

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Victa Railfreight lands RFG award
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 16:59

Victa Railfreight has been named Business of the Year at the Rail Freight Group annual awards.  

A delighted Victa MD, Neil Sime, said:

“Being named Business of the Year means a lot to everybody in the company. It recogn...

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Dark thoughts
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 16:54

With the clocks going back at the end of October, it is approaching the time of year when many of us will arrive at and leave our workplace in the dark.

The shortening daylight hours often prompt business owners and senior manag...

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First jumbo train departs Cardiff
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 16:06

DB Cargo UK and Cemex UK made history when the first jumbo train of 34 wagons transported 2,300 t of building materials to be used in the construction industry from ABP’s port of Cardiff to Acton in London.

The train, operated b...

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Gefco continues to grow
Friday, September 22, 2017 - 07:58

Gefco has generated a turnover of EUR 2.262 billion in H1/2017, 1.9% more than in H1/2016. Earnings before interest and tax etc (ebitda) leapt to EUR 114.8 million, an increase of 25.8%.

The firm, 75% owned by Russian Railways a...

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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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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...

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