Business

Eurotunnel rebrands as Getlink

Groupe Eurotunnel has rebranded itself as Getlink. The new identity comprises four commercial brands – Eurotunnel Le Shuttle and Le Shuttle Freight; private French rail operation Europorte; ElecLink, a planned electrical interconnector between the UK and France; and private European railway training centre, CIFFCO. [+]

Yusen to buy Keswick’s Romanian logistics arm

UK-based Keswick Enterprises Group is to sell its Tibbett Logistics subsidiary in Romania to NYK forwarding subsidiary Yusen Logistics for an undisclosed sum, subject to Romanian Competition Council approval. The sale is expected to complete before the end of the year. Tibbett Logistics will become a ... [+]

FTA to host Brexit talks

Business Secretary Greg Clark is to visit the Freight Transport Association (FTA) head office at Tunbridge Wells in Kent to discuss the impact of Brexit with chief executive, David Wells this Friday (17 November). Mr Clark, who is also the local Conservative MP for Tunbridge ... [+]

Customs Brexit fears are justified, says BIFA

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) says that the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee is right to have concerns over the government and HMRC’s plans for Customs procedures post-Brexit. BIFA says that it agrees with a report by the Committee which said that more needs ... [+]

DFDS to buy Dutch special transport specialist

DFDS has acquired Netherlands logistics company Alphatrans. The Danish-owned shipping and logistics company said it would add new countries to its network along with its expertise in special transport. DFDS will acquire all the shares in the Dutch Group following an agreement signed with owner, Martin ... [+]

EU Customs Union for Ulster?

The BBC is reporting that a leaked account of a meeting of EU diplomats this week suggests that Northern Ireland may have to abide by the EU's customs union and single market rules if it is to avoid introduction of border checks after Brexit. BBC correspondent ... [+]

One-day conference on Brexit and Ireland

Freight Transport Association Ireland is hosting a conference in Dublin on 20 November(08.30-13.40)  to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing Irish business post-Brexit. Key figures attending include: Deirdre Clune MEP;Ray O’Leary – Assistant Secretary, Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport; Declan Allen and Dr Amr Mahfouz ... [+]

Forward Computers launches CRM mobile App

Nottingham-based freight software company Forward Computers has announced the launch of its new “SalesTrip” mobile App. As the latest addition to its cross-platform family of mobile Apps, SalesTrip can run across Apple, Android or Windows smartphones and tablets. Fully integrated with the backoffice ForwardOffice CRM module, ... [+]

UK publishes trade bill

The UK Government published its ‘Brexit’ trade bill on 7 November, in which it set out the steps it would take to minimise disruption after March 2019. It includes provisions for the UK to implement over 40 existing EU trade agreements, making the UK an independent ... [+]

European buyers ‘cutting back on UK orders’

European businesses are planning back orders from UK suppliers because of the slow progress of Brexit talkssaid a survey by the Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) published on 6 November. It found that 63% of non-UK EU firms expect to move some of their ... [+]