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Bibby buys from Briggs
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 16:24

Bibby Distribution has expanded its fleet in Wakefield and Corby using Briggs Equipment. With an overall value of more than £1.5million over five years, this latest logistics solution is built around Yale three-wheel electric forklift truck...

Pentalver unveils new brand identity
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 15:35

Pentalver Transport has unveiled its new brand identity following its acquisition by Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W) in May of this year. Pentalver has commenced re-branding its intermodal container terminals at each of the four major...

ASC invests
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 08:42

International logistics firm Advanced Supply Chain has invested £5.7m in its fleet.

The Bradford-based company has seen a number of new contracts recently, and invested in a 56-strong fleet of Mercedes vehicles to keep up with demand...

Barber to lead Transaid
Monday, June 26, 2017 - 07:51

International development organisation Transaid has appointed Caroline Barber, 37, to take over as Chief Executive with effect from 1 August 2017. She will replace Gary Forster, 35 who is stepping down after 11 years, including the last six...

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...

Downton in the news...
Friday, June 23, 2017 - 09:05


Smiths News, the UK’s leading newspaper and magazine wholesaler, has awarded a contract to transport operator CM Downton covering daily trunking operations between its magazines hub in Hemel Hempstead...

World’s largest container ship calls at the Port of Felixstowe
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 11:40

The world’s largest container ship, the 21,413 TEU OOCL Hong Kong, has made its maiden call at Hutchison Ports Port of Felixstowe.

The call represented a double celebration it also marked the return of OOCL to the UK’s largest contai...

Brookfield puts IDI Gazeley up for sale for £1.5bn
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 11:00

Brookfield Property Partners has put the European arm of its logistics firm IDI Gazeley up for sale for a price thought to be close to £1.5bn.

IDI Gazeley recently speculatively embarked on the UK’s biggest shed construction since th...

Oakland installs border checkpoint
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 10:41

More than 5,000 HGV cross from mainland Europe every day.  Despite Border Force only being able to check around 10% they still detected more than 23,000 migrants in a six month control period.  Nobody knows how many more get through or how...

Maritime Transport invests in new Scanias
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 10:07

Maritime Transport has invested in Scania’s Next Generation truck, trialling its efficiency, sustainability, driver comfort and overall performance.

Following John Williams’ acquisition of the business back in 2001, Scania and their...

New STS at Grangemouth
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 09:52

The Port of Grangemouth, Scotland’s largest container facility, has placed an order with Liebherr for a new multimillion pound ship to shore container crane as part of a major investment programme at the port to increase handling capacity a...

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...

XPO wins ADAMA and Fujitsu business
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 08:48

XPO Logistics has secured a renewed multi-million pound contract with leading crop protection specialist ADAMA Agricultural Solutions UK to provide logistics and transportation solutions at its 200,000 square foot facility in Derbyshire....

Century gets in the saddle
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 08:24

Century Logistics is to manage Cycling Sports Group’s new UK logistics centre

Cycling Sports Group UK has opened a new logistics centre, based at Thetford, Norfolk. 

All the Company’s UK management, P&A logistics, sales st...

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals awards UK supply chain to Yusen Logistics
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 08:15

Yusen Logistics has been awarded a major contract by India-based pharmaceutical manufacturer Glenmark Pharmaceuticals

Glenmark were looking to reduce delivery lead times to their UK customer base, whilst maintaining stringent quality...

Knights of Old Group fleet investment
Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 08:08

The Knights of Old Group has embarked on a further phase of expansion with the addition of 12 MAN tractor units, worth nearly £1million. 

The 12 TGX26.500XXL tractor units represent a substantial investment for the company.


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...

Howard Tenens orders another fleet of Flexi trucks
Friday, June 16, 2017 - 10:02

Howard Tenens, one of the UK’s largest privately owned logistics companies, has once again invested in articulated forklift technology from Narrow Aisle Ltd.

A total of 9 Flexi HiMAX  trucks have been ordered for use at Howard Tenens...

Clipper lands RepairTech
Friday, June 16, 2017 - 08:47

Clipper Logistics hads announced the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of RepairTech Limited ("RepairTech").

RepairTech is a specialist provider of consumer electronic repair services based in Southam, Warwickshire.

Asda opens doors to £100m automated DC
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 11:36

Asda has opened the doors to its new £100m automated distribution centre in Warrington, with an official visit by Prince Andrew.

The warehouse is 97 per cent automated, with 600 employees working alongside robotic technology.


Arco picks XPO
Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 11:10

XPO Logistics has been awarded a national distribution contract by Arco Limited, the UK's leading supplier of safety equipment, workwear, gloves and maintenance supplies to the manufacturing, construction, oil and gas, food production and p...

Maritime and MSC continue to grow
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 17:30

Maritime Transport has introduced new vehicles to their dedicated vehicle fleet for Mediterranean Shipping Company (UK) Limited as they both continue to experience growth in 2017.

The relationship between Maritime, the UKs largest pr...

Priority freight fast-tracked...
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 11:23

Priority Freight has reached 17th the eighth annual Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 league table, which ranks Britain’s mid-market private companies with the fastest-growing international sales.

From the 32 companies headqu...

Tilbury begins consultation for new terminal
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 13:09

The Port of Tilbury begins its formal statutory consultation on Monday 19 June to seek further views from local communities and other stakeholders on its proposals to build a new port terminal and associated facilities near to the current p...

TT Club announces robust results and AM Best affirms A- (Excellent) rating
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 08:51

TT Club, the leading international transport and logistics insurance provider, today announces its financial results for the year ended 31 December 2016, and AM Best affirms its A- (Excellent) rating for the 11th consecutive year


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.


Expect Distribution wins Lansinoh contract
Monday, June 12, 2017 - 10:02

Expect Distribution has signed a three-year warehousing and distribution contract with Lansinoh Laboratories, a supplier of breastfeeding products.

Under the new deal, Expect will take delivery of shipments, store them in its recentl...

Miles Vartan Consultancy supports Port of Tilbury in getting AEO status
Monday, June 12, 2017 - 09:07

The Port of Tilbury’s success in achieving full Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status highlights once again the value of a programme that supports the swift and efficient flow of cargo across borders.

“AEO approval confirms that...

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...

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