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Flexi meets Expect’s expectations
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 18:05

Expect Distribution operates around 300,000 sq ft of modern warehousing and distribution space across strategically located sites in West Yorkshire.

The company’s high quality facilities – in Halifax and Bradford – provide storage fo...

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Pentalver to expand at London Gateway
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 17:26

Pentalver Transport Limited, a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W), has commenced work on Phase 2 of the Pentalver container facility at Berth 7, DP World London Gateway, the UK deep-sea container port and Logistics Park on t...

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ABP invests in Cardiff
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 17:16

ABP South Wales is investing over £4 million into warehouse improvements and handling equipment at the port of Cardiff for steel, forest products, and other general cargo. The port operator took over the stevedoring of steel and general car...

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Wincanton grows national transport coverage with new facility at DP World London Gateway
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 16:47

Wincanton has announced plans to establish a 2.5-acre container haulage base at DP World London Gateway. 

DP World London Gateway represents a strategic location within the UK’s largest consumer market, and also provides excellent co...

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CML joins AiO
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 16:43

CML has announced that it has become a member of the All in One (AiO) Global Logistics Network - one of the world’s leading cost saving international logistics networks. Due to the networks strict application process and revolutionary appro...

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Hellmann UK announces partnership with FootJoy
Friday, August 18, 2017 - 16:38

Acushnet Europe Limited has chosen Hellmann Worldwide Logistics UK to manage e-commerce fulfilment for its market-leading FootJoy brand in Europe.  Acushnet Holdings Corp., Acushnet Europe Limited’s parent company, is the global leader in t...

A.P. Møller - Mærsk A/S improves underlying profit and grows revenue
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 08:06

In Q2, the revenue of A. P. Moller - Maersk grew by 8.4% to USD 9.6bn year on year, mainly due to higher freight rates in Maersk Line. The underlying profit in Q2 improved from USD 134m to USD 389m with Maersk Line contributing with an unde...

BUILT/ picks Gideon Hillman
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 15:24

BUILT/ is an exciting new builders warehouse concept backed by a leading industry player.

The first branch is due to open in Aston (Birmingham) in September 2017 with additional branches rolling out across Birmingham over the next 12...

Hoover Candy awards major contract to Yusen Logistics
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 - 14:52

Hoover Candy has awarded a major contract to Yusen Logistics.

The contract is for the UK supply of Hoover Candy’s complete product range to the independent trade, using Yusen Logistics’ award-winning domestic appliance network.

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...

Davies Turner strengthens North American freight services
Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 08:36

Davies Turner has added a new oceanfreight service from the UK to the USA and appointed a new partner in Canada as part of a strengthening of its transatlantic freight and logistics operations.

The UK's leading independent freight fo...

SH Pratt Group to set up Halo at London Gateway
Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 08:33

SH Pratt Group, one of Europe's leading fruit importers, is to take a lease on a bespoke temperature-controlled distribution facility at DP World London Gateway Logistics Park. The Luton based firm has agreed a ground-breaking deal to site...

UKWA will work with HMRC to get the best post-Brexit excise deal for UK supply chains
Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 08:30

The United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) has published a ‘Positioning Paper’ that highlights ways in which the supply chain sector can work with Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to ensure that post-Brexit excise legislati...

CargoLogicAir launches twice weekly 747F UK-Mexico service
Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 08:22

CargoLogicAir (CLA), the only British all-cargo airline, is to launch its first scheduled cargo route on Aug.19, providing maindeck services connecting the UK and Mexico.

Twice-weekly Boeing 747-400 flights will depart from CLA’s bas...

CCS-UK to provide new module to speed up airfreight handling
Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 08:12

CCS-UK User Group - the body which manages, and commissions enhancements to the CCS-UK community system  - is working on a new module that will speed up deliveries to, and collections from, transit sheds at London Heathrow Airport.


Agility reports 12% Q2 earnings increase
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 15:17

Agility has reported second-quarter earnings of 13.4 fils per share on net profit of KD 16.8 million, an increase of 12.8% and 12.1% respectively over the same period in 2016. Agility EBITDA grew 14% to KD 32.6 million. Revenue increased 10...

DSV on the up...
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 15:01

DSV has reported growth of 37.8% in Q2, 2017 EBIT before special items, leading to significant margin expansion. With more than 50.0% growth in earnings and cash flow, the Company stated that it was very satisfied with the Group’s performan...

New Amazon facility completed
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 14:56

Verdion has completed the construction of a logistics facility for Amazon at iPort, its railfreight interchange in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, covering more than 557,000 sqm.

The warehouse itself spans more than 102,000 sqm and cost...

Bryson Products awards contract to Gideon Hillman Consulting
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 - 14:44

Established in 1974 and growing rapidly ever since, and tripling in size in the last 5 years, Bryson Products Ltd (Bryson) were looking to move their warehouse and distribution operations from their current site in Coulsdon to a new purpose...

Europa goes Danish and sets out objectives
Monday, August 7, 2017 - 15:08

Europa Road, a dedicated division of the ambitious independent logistics provider, Europa Worldwide Group, has added two additional services to its operations in Denmark by sealing a new partnership with leading Nordic logistics company, FR...

Clipper wins EWM contract and publishes strong results
Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 10:06

Clipper Logistics has announced that it has signed a new 5 year contract with The Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group of companies to provide logistics services to the EWM Group on a predominantly exclusive basis throughout Great Britain.


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...

Breezemount deploys new tracking and ePOD solution with major contracts
Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 09:54

Two-man home delivery specialists, Breezemount, have deployed the latest developments in live customer delivery tracking and electronic proof of delivery from PODFather.

Breezemount operate a fleet of over 250 vehicles from 23 operat...

American Airlines expands European trucking network
Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 09:47

American Airlines Cargo has expanded and extended its European trucking network which connects offline cities with its global network.

The Netherlands, Germany and France all feed nightly freight into the airline’s London Heathrow (L...

Top grade for P&O Ferrymasters reefers in BRC foodstuffs audit
Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 09:43

Leading pan-European supply chain solutions provider P&O Ferrymasters has achieved a top grade AA rating for its Europoort-based reefer trailer operation in an audit for British Retail Consortium (BRC) Storage & Distribution recerti...

Crown Paints opt for Flexi articulated truck technology
Sunday, August 6, 2017 - 09:35

Crown Paints has invested in a fleet of seven articulated very narrow aisle (VNA) forklift trucks from Narrow Aisle Ltd’s Flexi range for operation at its production facility in Hull.

Narrow Aisle also provided Crown with an integrat...

FTA in Multimodal News
New FTA Director of Policy appointed
Monday, July 31, 2017 - 11:20

The Freight Transport Association (FTA), the UK’s largest and most active membership association in the freight and logistics industry, has appointed Elizabeth de Jong as its new Director of Policy.

De Jong, who joins FTA from the Ra...

IAG Cargo in Multimodal News
IAG Cargo celebrates all round improvements
Monday, July 31, 2017 - 11:13

IAG Cargo reported improvements in revenues, traffic levels and yields in its second quarter results just published. ​  IAG Cargo reported commercial revenue of €260m over the period from April 1 to June 30, 2017, an increase of 7.6% on 201...

BIFA in Multimodal News
BIFA names new National Chairman
Monday, July 31, 2017 - 09:47

Mark Bromley has succeeded Fred Osborn as the elected National Chairman of BIFA – the British International Freight Association – for a two-year period.

Osborn becomes Immediate Vice-Chairman for a two-year term. Alongside him is Joh...

Port of Barcelona in Multimodal News
Port of Barcelona has best ever half year
Friday, July 28, 2017 - 18:51

The Port of Barcelona has logged its best ever half-year traffic figures, with total traffic in H1 2017 up by 18% and lo-lo container throughput up by 27.2%, year-on-year.

Overall cargo traffic in H1 2017 totalled 28.6 Mt (+ 18% year...

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