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. [+]

Updated: Government cancels M20 lorry park plan

The Government has dropped a controversial plan for a lorry ‘stacking’ area off the M20 near Dover, after companies affected by the scheme requested a judicial review, which was scheduled to be held on 6-7 December. Any future plans for such areas would be subject ... [+]

Ferry port operators raise Brexit concerns

British Ports Association ferry port operators met with the junior Department for Exiting the EU Minister Robin Walker MP on 14 November to outline the implications and challenges which may arise when the UK leaves the EU, including customs and other bureaucratic documentation BPA chief executive ... [+]

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 ... [+]

Coercion will not get freight off the roads, says IRU

Policies that try to force freight off roads onto other modes of transport will not work, warns the International Road Transport Union (IRU) in its response to the European Commission’s ‘Clean Mobility’ package. Marc Billiet, who leads IRU’s activities on goods transport in the EU, ... [+]

DHL to open Hanover hub

DHL is making “an eight-figure investment” in a freight hub at Hanover Airport Business Park to cater for the less-than-truckload and full load truck markets. The new site, building of which is expected to start in early 2018, will have over 80 loading bays and ... [+]

Box haulier opens Felixstowe site

Container haulage company James Kemball has opened a new loaded container storage depot at the port of Felixstowe with initial capacity of over 1,600 boxes. The five-acre site at Clickett Hill Road will operate from 06.00 Monday – 05.00 Saturday and extend to Saturday mornings in ... [+]

Ferrymasters to offer express option

European trailer operator P&O Ferrymasters has launched an express option managed from its Amsterdam office. Carrying anything from a parcel to full loads, it uses a vehicle fleet ranging from small pick-up vans to full trailers - with single or double drivers – and includes ... [+]

Generous Europa staff raise 12 grand

Staff from Europa Worldwide Group raised more than £12,000 as part of the company’s 50th anniversary charity initiative this year, for causes including Cancer Research UK, Animals Asia, Macmillan, Alzheimer’s Society, the British Heart Foundation and the Brain Injury Association. Over the year, individuals and ... [+]

DFDS to raise cancer cash

DFDS is helping to raise funds for research charity Breast Cancer Now. The ferry operator is donating £5 to the charity for every booking made on its Dover to Calais or Dunkirk services, through a dedicated ‘Think Pink’ page on its DFDS website. On Friday 3 November, DFDS ... [+]