February 2017


Freight on Rail welcomes London terminal plan

Freight on Rail said it welcomed planning approval for a rail freight interchange at Howbury Park in South East London. It said it was an important element of the network of strategic rail freight interchanges being developed across the country to ensure that consumer freight can be transported long distance by rail to the edge of conurbations. Bexley Council’s planning committee voted to support a recommendation to agree to Roxhill’s ... [+]

UCC made simple

Broker KGH Customs has created a site to help companies get ready for the new EU Union Customs Code (UCC). - uccmadesimple.com It includes a self-assessment tool to help firms ascertain quickly how prepared they are and what they need to do. There is also a checklist. [+]
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Rhenus to move HQ to Port Salford

Forwarder Rhenus Logistics has confirmed started building its new headquarters and warehouse at Port Salford, on the Manchester Ship Canal, expected to be fully operational by late 2017. Rhenus says it has enjoyed strong and sustainable growth, with the past year seeing a 10% increase in volumes and is relocating its ... [+]

Plane parts firm sets up at Heathrow

Aircraft parts firm AeroVision International is to use specialist logistics provider B&H Worldwide’s Heathrow base as a new forward stocking location for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. It would give customers outside of North America greatly improved access to its inventory of regional aircraft parts, it said. [+]
Leading ferry company Stena Line will once more be the principal sponsor of this year’s Northern Ireland Logistics and Transport Annual Gala Dinner, hosted by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT).   The event will take place at Titanic Belfast on Thursday 23rd February and is widely regarded as the premier dinner for the transport and logistics profession in Northern Ireland.  Over 300 representatives from all sectors of the industry will be in attendance.  This year’s guest speaker will be NI football team manager Michael O’Neil and the event will be compared by TV personality Zoe Salmon.  Pictured ahead of the dinner are Anna Breen, Stena Line’s Freight Commercial Manager (Irish Sea North) and Nick McCullough, Chairman, CILT.

Stena to sponsor Ulster transport dinner

Stena Line will once again be the principal sponsor of this year’s Northern Ireland Logistics and Transport Annual Gala Dinner, hosted by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT). The event will take place at Titanic Belfast on Thursday 23 February, attended by over 300 representatives from all sectors of ... [+]

French railways buys into Swiss freight business

French Railways’ SNCF Logistics arm has bought a 45% stake in the Cargo subsidiary of independent Swiss rail operator BLS. SNCF said it would strengthen its presence in the north-south market as BLS operates a prime route to italy. SNCF’s two Captrain subsidiaries are the second largest in the German ... [+]
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Minister pays a visit to London’s biggest building ‘superstore’

Housing minister and Croydon Central MP Gavin Barwell paid a visit to the Port of Tilbury on 16 February to see for himself the place where much of the country’s building material comes in. He was given all the latest gen on Tilbury, including the fact that it handled over ... [+]

UPS cuts times to eastern Europe

UPS has cut its ground times from the UK to Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia and for express shipments to Lithuania and northwestern Poland following enhancements to its network and infrastructure. Shipping times are reduced by up to 24 hours following recent time in transit improvements as part ... [+]
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New Stena ships to sail to Belfast

Stena has earmarked four new ro-pax ferries announced last year for delivery in 2019 and 2020 for two of its Belfast routes. The vessels are currently being built at the AVIC Shipyard in China and, with a capacity of 3,000 lane metres will be the largest ferries ever to operate ... [+]
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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 ... [+]

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