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DSV expands Immingham hub

Logistics operator DSV is expanding its warehouse and offices at the port of Immingham. The centre, which is being increased to a 100,000 sq ft logistics facility, will be fully operational at the end of May and has been designed to further streamline customer service levels and reinforce DSV’s UK domestic network. Immingham has become a significant gateway to Scandinavia, Germany and the Benelux countries. DSV Road director of operations, Karl ... [+]

Forwarders dismayed by ‘return home’ plans for truck drivers

The Clecat European forwarders’ alliance has hit out against proposals by nine European transport ministers that would ‘encourage’ operators to allow drivers to return to their home base at weekends. It says that the proposals would reduce the competitiveness of European transport and would frustrate ... [+]

IRU publishes safety guidelines

The IRU has published new international guidelines to reduce the number of people injured and to minimise transport disruptions resulting from load related incidents in the workplace and on the road. “Safe and Efficient Goods Reception for Road Freight” sets out standards on safe loading ... [+]

Truck parking closures misconceived, says IRU

The International Road Transport Union (IRU) has described the closure of secure overnight truck parking areas between Brussels and the Channel coast in a bid to tackle the migrants crisis as counterproductive. It says that the move threatens the safety of drivers, removes essential facilities, ... [+]

Palletways appoints in Poland

The Palletways Group has appointed Tomasz Cegielski as managing director for its new Polish network based in Lodz, Poland. He joins the pallet network with over 20 years’ commercial and logistics experience, including the past 11 years at DB Schenker in Poland as head of ... [+]

Pakistan close to TIR

Pakistan has signed a guarantee agreement for TIR an important step in making the global transit system a reality in the country. Signatories included the Federal Board of Revenue and IRU member, the Pakistan National Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce. [+]
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Ferrymasters promotes trailer man

P&O Ferrymasters has promoted trailer operations general manager Mark Timmermans to the company board in the new post of trailer director. The new role is designed to strengthen major growth plans by the company’s Assets division, where intermodal director Wim Blomme was previously responsible for ... [+]

France-Spanish border goes electronic

The first ever border crossing to use electronic consignment notes between Spain and France has taken place, says the International Road Transport Union (IRU). The e-CMR version of the traditionally paper based CMR consignment note will allow transport operators to input electronically, store logistics information ... [+]

UPS to buy UK haulage broker

UPS has bought UK and European road transport broker, Freightex for an undisclosed sum.  Freightex has eight locations in the UK and Europe and matches customers’ outgoing freight shipments with available trucking capacity in its network of carriers. The purchase follows UPS’s acquisition of North American ... [+]

Palletways opens new German hub

Network operator Palletways opened a new national hub at Knüllwald, central Germany. The new 50,000m² site includes a 7,300m² transhipment hall, parking and infrastructure, which will upgrade services from the existing hub in Homberg and triple delivery capacity across the region. The new hub will allow ... [+]