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P&O Ferrymasters builds with Kingspan
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 09:41

P&O Ferrymasters has won a contract worth up to €115 million over five years to deliver all the logistics requirements for Kingspan Insulated Panels, the manufacturer of innovative building products.

The agreement – which wi...

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Unipart and Volkswagen Group UK sign five-year contract
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 08:46

Unipart Logistics – which is part of Unipart Group, one of Europe’s leading private manufacturing, logistics and consultancy companies – has won a new five-year contract with Volkswagen Group to run their UK aftermarket supply chain.

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Cargo traffic surge buoys Li Ka-Shing's British ports empire
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 17:00

The UK ports empire owned by Asian billionaire Li Ka-Shing bolstered turnover last year after a rise in cargo traffic, accounts show.

Hutchison Ports Europe, which owns the UK’s biggest port Felixstowe as well as London Thamespo...

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Davies Turner adds more apprentices
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 14:54

Davies Turner & Co Ltd has recruited another 11 youngsters for this year’s trainee programme.  The scheme is now in its ninth successive year.

The new recruits will learn all aspects of Davies Turner’s business during the tw...

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Xpediator hikes payout as interim profit triples on revenue growth
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 14:36

Freight management firm Xpediator PLC has hiked its dividend on Monday on the back of a sharp jump in profit amid strong trading and contributions from acquisitions.

For the six months ended June, pretax profit tripled to GBP2.2...

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DFDS ups capacity on Norway - Belgium - Immingham route
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 12:46

DFDS is to expand and improve its route between Norway, Belgium and Immingham.

Currently, the weekly service is operated by side port/container vessel Lysbris Seaways, which mainly carries paper and containers with various types...

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Europa’s Nordic adventure
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 12:32

Europa Road has extended its services with the launch of a dedicated new Nordic Hub in Leeds. Europa is building new daily services from the hub to Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark.

Europa Road is the European road freight di...

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Kinaxia Logistics Transforms its Warehouse Operations with JDA
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 07:59

Offering high quality, flexible warehouse solutions through advanced management systems is a must for today’s logistics companies. That’s why Kinaxia Logistics selected JDA Software, Inc. to support its warehouse operations with several s...

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Agility receives WDA(H) authorisation for pharmaceuticals
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 07:53

Agility has received a Wholesaler Distribution Authorisation (for Medicines for Human Use) from the UK Medicines Healthcare & Regulatory Agency (MHRA). The certification, referred to as WDA(H), authorises warehousing and cross-dock of...

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GB Railfreight runs first service from Solent Stevedores to iPort Rail
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 12:21

On Tuesday 18th September, GB Railfreight Class 66 locomotive no. 66752, ‘The Hoosier State’ had the privilege of being the first freight train to arrive at the newly-opened iPort Rail inland port in Rossington, Doncaster.

The f...

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Unifeeder increases capacity and coverage to the UK
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 07:44

With two weekly sailings to the UK and bigger vessel intake, Unifeeder claim their customers will enjoy an increased capacity from the UK to Poland as well as improved transit time out of Riga.

The new vessel has a capacity of 8...

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Staples Vegetables achieves Earned Recognition with Descartes’ SmartCompliance™ software
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 12:42

Descartes Systems Group has provided essential Key Performance Indicators for drivers’ hours for the independent farming company, Staples Vegetables to achieve the Driver and Vehicles Standards Agency’s (DVSA) Earned Recognition accredita...

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ABP aims for frictionless trade with Blockchain
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 10:08

Associated British Ports has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work with digital logistics enabler Marine Transport International to create one of Europe’s first detailed pilot programmes to examine the implementation of blockchain...

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A.P. Moller - Maersk rings the changes
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 08:19

To better serve customers and unlock growth potential in the Logistics & Services segment, A.P. Moller - Maersk will combine its offering for ocean products and supply chain services to be able to offer more comprehensive end-to-end l...

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Fargo Systems introduces brand new TOPS Mapping Suite
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 12:49

As part of its continued investment in developing the TOPS software to improve usability for customers, Fargo Systems has refreshed the mapping in TOPS with a whole new suite which has been developed using the latest, cutting-edge technol...

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BIFA expands training team with another key appointment
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 09:47

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has expanded its training team with the appointment of Claire Capaccioli as Trainer – Freight and Customs Procedures.

For some time the trade association for freight forwardin...

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Logistics Academy student Emily starts a career with PD Ports
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 08:54

Teesside student Emily Clark says experiencing the Tees Valley Logistics Academy at Stockton Riverside College convinced her to change plans to study architecture at Cambridge or Lancaster to instead start a civil engineering apprenticesh...

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New mast allows Flexis to speed up the container loading process
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 12:41

New ‘Quad’ mast means Flexis can speed up the ISO container pallet loading process

Narrow Aisle Ltd has announced that its popular Flexi LITE articulated lift truck model is now available with an integrated four-stage ‘Quad’ lif...

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Swissport UK checks-in with SEGRO at Heathrow
Monday, September 17, 2018 - 12:37

SEGRO has let a 36,000 sq ft facility to cargo handler Swissport UK. The deal will allow Swissport UK – an existing SEGRO customer - to grow its business and increase cargo handling at the UK’s hub airport, Heathrow.

The leading...

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Four awards in one week for Direct Rail Services
Friday, September 14, 2018 - 15:58

Direct Rail Services (DRS), scooped their fourth award of the week, with their Class 88 locomotive being named as Train of the Year – freight/ mixed traffic at the prestigious National Rail Awards held in London on September 13. With over...

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Eddie Stobart launches new train service
Friday, September 14, 2018 - 07:37

Eddie Stobart has announced the launch of its new train service, connecting the Port of Tilbury to Tesco’s site in Daventry, and then Daventry to Mossend, Scotland.

This is Eddie Stobart’s first ever train service to run from th...

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Kuehne + Nagel deploys blockchain technology for VGM Portal
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 16:09

Kuehne + Nagel for the first time leverages the benefits of blockchain technology in a large scale operational environment with 800,000 transactions per month while upgrading its well-established VGM Portal. The enhanced solution provides...

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PD Ports launches strategic partnership with Seacon to serve UK importers
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 16:01

PD Ports has formed a partnership with Seacon (SG), a UK port-based terminal operator, freight forwarder and one of the UK’s largest independent suppliers to paper and pulp importers in the Forest Products industry, to establish a point o...

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DSV expands LCL services into northern England
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 15:46

DSV in the UK has recently expanded its less-than-container-load (LCL) Sea Freight services to further enhance its offering to customers by running an additional consolidation service into the North of England.

The new premium s...

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Seatruck further increase capacity on Dublin Liverpool route
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 13:48

Seatruck further increases capacity on Dublin Liverpool route

Seatruck Ferries, the Irish Sea freight specialist, have increased capacity and sailing frequency on their Dublin to Liverpool route.

The smallest vessel on...

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ABP and Shipping Minister Nusrat Ghani MP launch the Women in Maritime Charter
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 13:44

ABP hosted Shipping Minister Nusrat Ghani to launch the Women in Maritime Taskforce Charter, a new initiative to encourage more women to take up roles within the industry.

The Charter calls on signatories to take positive action...

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Descartes successfully submit first declarations under new Customs Declaration Service
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 13:40

Descartes Systems UK Ltd is proud to announce that the first successful declarations submitted via HM Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC) new Customs Declaration Service in the UK were achieved with Descartes e-Customs.

The Customs Decl...

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Don’t miss out, enter the FTA’s Logistics Awards - deadline extended to 21 September!
Friday, September 7, 2018 - 12:41

There’s still time to enter the UK's Flagship Awards for the Logistics Industry.  The FTA Logistics Awards 2018, the only awards for the industry and by the industry, celebrate the best of the best from this vital sector – including opera...

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Major expansion to UK’s biggest port announced
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 14:46

ABP has announced a major expansion plan for two of its key operations in the Port of Immingham.

Last year, ABP announced a £50 million investment for its container terminal offer across the Ports of Hull and Immingham, the firs...

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Hybrid technology makes operations greener and cleaner for DP World
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:52

DP World has announced it will be investing in the latest green technology at its UK ports to cut emissions and reduce its carbon footprint.

The company has placed an order for 12 hybrid straddle carriers at its terminal in Sout...

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