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French ports to run Swiss rail shuttle

A rail shuttle container service is to be launched between the French ports of Marseille Fos and Le Havre and Switzerland in mid-March in a joint initiative with intermodal operator Naviland Cargo. Operating three times per week, the service will run to Chavornay – in the French-speaking region near Lausanne – with connecting rail shuttles from each port to the Dijon Gevrey facility in mid-France. The new service is expected to capture ... [+]

New Year, new yard for Felixstowe

Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling pressed the button at a ground-breaking ceremony on 11 January to get the latest phase of expansion at the Port of Felixstowe. About 13 hectares of new paved container yard is to be constructed directly behind Berth 9 ... [+]

Tonnage up at Teignmouth

ABP’s Port of Teignmouth handled its highest cargo tonnage since 2008 - over 450,000 tonnes in 2017. Traffic included clay, animal feed and aggregates. Investment included an £850,000 new Mantsinen crane.   [+]

Scots roads are Ulster Achilles heel, says FTA

Northern Ireland continues to be disadvantaged by poor road access to Scottish ports, says the Freight Transport Association after ferry company Stena Line raised concerns over the issue. FTA says that while road connections within Northern Ireland have kept pace with economic development- work on a ... [+]

Happy New Year for ABP Southampton

Port of Southampton owner and operator ABP predicts that 2018 looks set to be another record-breaking year. Director Alastair Welch says that, following the success of 2017, when the largest vessels in the world came to Southampton and more than one million containers were handled by ... [+]

Round the globe with DHL

Following the announcement in June last year that DHL was sponsoring Susie Goodall in the Golden Globe Race in mid-2019, the round-the-world sailor introduced her newly refurbished craft at the London Boat Show on 10 January. DHL has provided logistics support throughout the refurbishment process, bringing ... [+]

Sweden is Ekol’s first Nordic foothold

Turkish-owned Ekol Logistics is to launch its own operations in Sweden under the Ekol Nordics banner during January 2018 - the 16th country where it has established its own operations. It will offer international FTL, LTL and groupage transport, initially between the Nordic countries and Turkey, Middle East and other countries where Ekol has its ... [+]

WFS signs Big Apple lease

Airfreight handler Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has signed a 15-year lease on a new 346,000 sq ft cargo terminal, the first phase of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s Vision Plan to enhance ageing facilities at the US gateway. WFS is already ... [+]

Best year in six for P&O’s Larne-Cairnryan route

P&O Ferries says it carried the highest volume of freight on its Larne-Cairnryan service in six years during 2017. It moved 210,533 lorries and trailers on its seven sailings a day during the last 12 months, a 1.3% increase on 2016 and is the best ... [+]

Bringing it all back home to Bristol

Bristol-based Kings Heavy Haulage is helping to bring a piece of aviation and freight history back to its home city. The outsized load specialist loaded an old Bristol Type 170 Freighter in Portbury Dock for delivery to the Aerospace Bristol museum in Filton. The aircraft originated ... [+]