October 2013

Schenker opens in Kenya

DB Schenker Logistics has opened a new multi-customer facility in Kenya. Located on the main highway from the port of Mombasa and only 5km from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, it offers 6,200sq m of warehousing and 5,600sq m of open yard space. It is aimed at customers from industrial, electronics, healthcare and consumer industries.   [+]

First meeting for Welsh freight group

The first meeting of a new Ministerial Task and Finish Group on freight transport in Wales took place on 31 October. It is chaired by former president of the Wales TUC, Brian Curtis, and has been set up to advise the Transport Minister Edwina Hart on what needs to be ... [+]

FTA’s man in Ireland moves on

The Freight Transport Association’s General Manager for Ireland, Tom Wilson, retires from the association on 8 November. FTA said that in just over ten years with FTA, he had made a major contribution towards developing the association’s profile and influence in Northern Ireland, and his extensive experience has more recently ... [+]

Rails return to Uganda

Rail service between Kenya and the north and northwest of Uganda has been restored after Citadel Capital’s Rift Valley Railways completed the first phase of the rehabilitation of 500 kilometers of track. The route links Kenya with Tororo in Eastern Uganda and Gulu in the north and had been semi-derelict ... [+]

Russia adds more offices to TIR ban

The International Road Transport Union reports that Russia's Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation has further extended its restrictions on TIR guarantees to the North Caucasian and Southern Customs Regions, as well as the airport Customs offices of Sheremetyevo, Domodedovo and Vnukovo. This was despite a ruling by the country's ... [+]

New rail freight representative group

The UK's five major rail freight operating companies - DB Schenker Rail UK, Freightliner Group, GB Railfreight, Direct Rail Services and Colas Rail - and infrastructure operator Network Rail have formed the Rail Freight Alliance. Endorsed by the Rail Delivery Group industry grouping, it aims to delivering whole-industry cost savings, ... [+]

Allport finds itself in The White Company

The White Company, one of the UK’s fastest growing multi-channel retailers, has chosen Allport Cargo Services to manage its global sea, air and overland freight movements – and to re-define its supply chain operations to support its international growth plans. ACS group solutions director, Clyde Buntrock, said: “Our LIMA supply ... [+]

Brussels rejects Ramsgate state aid action

The European Commission has rejected a complaint that an agreement to delay payment of port fees by ferry company TransEuropa to the port of Ramsgate was unauthorised state aid. The action was brought by Thanet Green Party councillor Ian Driver against Thanet District Council, which owes the port. Belgian-owned TransEuropa ... [+]

Alliance buys in America

Essex-based Alliance Group's US arm, Alliance Pacific Corporation (APC) is to take over Houston-based Embassy Freight (There is no connection with the UK company of the same name). Embassy's clients and services will be fully integrated into APC from 1 January 2014 and former chief executive officer, Steve Winters will ... [+]

Potter is motoring

Yorkshire-based Potter Logistics reports increased turnover across all areas of its business the company continues to show profitable organic growth, the company said in its financial results for the year ending April 2013. The business posted a profit before tax of £1.12 million, an increase of 8.5% year on year. ... [+]

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