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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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Espace get new owners
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 12:23

European freight forwarding firm, Espace Europe Ltd, has moved to an employee ownership model in order to secure the long-term future of the business.

The business, which has its headquarters in Lichfield, Staffordshire, handles...

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Fargo Systems appoints Sales and Marketing Lead
Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 15:36

Fargo Systems has announced the appointment of Kate Gardner to the position of Sales and Marketing Lead. 

Fargo Systems provides logistic software solutions to over 80 per cent of all major container transport providers in the U...

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Jungheinrich champions holistic approach to automation with Logistics Systems rebrand
Monday, October 2, 2017 - 10:12

Jungheinrich UK has announced the rebrand of its ‘Systems & Projects’ operation to ‘Logistics Systems’, reinforcing its position as a market leader of end-to-end intralogistics solutions and materials handling equipment.

Sin...

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Good times for Gideon Hillman
Monday, October 2, 2017 - 09:23

Gideon Hillman Consulting has been awarded a total of over 40 consultancy projects so far this calendar year; calling once again upon the wide range of specialist skills, unique to the highly experienced and qualified Gideon Hillman team...

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GLP buys Gazeley European assets from Brookfield for $2.8b
Monday, October 2, 2017 - 08:00

Global Logistic Properties, which is still in the process of being acquired by a Chinese investment consortium, has expanded into Europe by acquiring a portfolio of Gazeley-branded logistics facilities from Brookfield for $2.8 billion, ac...

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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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Sad news from Wincanton
Friday, September 29, 2017 - 11:06

Wincanton has (today, Friday 29th) announced the sudden death of its chairman, Steve Marshall.

Mr Marshall had been chairman of the Chippenham-based group since 2011.

In a statement to the Stock Exchange, the company s...

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Stena increases North Sea ro-ro capacity
Friday, September 29, 2017 - 08:09

Stena Line is increasing capacity on its Rotterdam-Killingholme ro-ro service from January with the introduction of two new ships, the MV Misida and MV Misana.

Earlier this year it also decided to increase capacity on its Rotter...

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DX expands with Ikea
Friday, September 29, 2017 - 07:52

DX Grou...

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Lineage Logistics customers complete successful migration to BluJay Solutions’ Transportation Management Platform
Friday, September 29, 2017 - 07:38

BluJay Solutions, a leading provider of supply chain software and services powered by the world’s first Global Trade Network (GTN), announces the successful migration of several Lineage Logistics customers to BluJay’s Transportation Manag...

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Agility is First Forwarder to Achieve QEP Experto Status
Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 09:32

Agility, a leading global logistics provider, is the first freight forwarder to receive QEP experto accreditation from ...

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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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Bowker adds further Flexis to its forklift fleet
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 17:44

Bowker Group, one of the UK’s largest independent third party logistics (3PL) service operators, has added a fleet of five new Flexi articulated warehouse trucks at its facility in York.

The introduction of the new trucks means...

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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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Seabridge holds course
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 16:13

SEABRIDGE® and COSCO Shipping enjoyed a wonderful day at the world famous Royal Dublin Golf Course for their Annual Golf Day.

SEABRIDGE®, an AEO approved company, provides overnight groupage and full-load freight to and from Ire...

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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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Transaid goes French
Monday, September 25, 2017 - 12:26

A team of 58 cyclists from across the transport and logistics industry have completed a 240-mile London to Paris cycle ride to raise vital funds for international development organisation Transaid.

The group had already raised m...

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Brett Aggregates and ABP scoop award
Friday, September 22, 2017 - 16:21

ABP Ipswich and Brett Aggregates have won this year’s Rail Freight Group (RFG) Community and Environmental Responsibility Award for their work in developing a new rail-based flow from the Port of Ipswich to London Concrete in Watford....

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PD gets Specialized
Friday, September 22, 2017 - 11:49

Specialized, a US-headquartered bicycle and accessories manufacturer has appointed PD Ports as one of its preferred logistics partner to serve its UK retailers.

As one of the UK’s major port groups and portcentric logistics spec...

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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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WEC Lines launches new link to Liverpool
Friday, September 22, 2017 - 07:53

The Dutch carrier WEC Lines is launching a new service between the port of Liverpool and Huelva, Vigo, Leixoes and Dublin. The weekly service, operated with 300 teu vessels, begins at the end of September. The offer is expected to grow si...

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Longer semi-trailers work says FTA
Friday, September 22, 2017 - 07:47

The Freight Transport Association says a report by the Depa...

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Davies Turner adds apprentices
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 12:44

Davies Turner & Co Ltd has again recruited a total of 12 A-level school leavers and graduates for this year’s trainee programme, including two IT net developers which are being funded through the Apprenticeship Levy.

Even thou...

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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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Ministry of Defence contract boosts Kuehne + Nagel
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 08:43

Kuehne + Nagel said that the performance of its contract logistics division “continues to be impressive” after a “game-changing” contract with the Ministry of Defence saw turnover rise 33% year-on-year.

According to its most-rec...

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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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Sims Metal and Peel launch scrap metal facility on Medway
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 13:23

The Sims Metal Management UK Metals business unit (Sims UK), part of Sims Metal Management Limited, the world’s leading publicly listed metals and electronics recycling company (Sims), is expanding its UK capabilities, with a new dedicate...

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