New rail service links London with Duisburg – and beyond

GB Railfreight and Transfesa have launched a new Channel Tunnel rail service between London Gateway and Duisburg, Germany, on behalf of CMA CGM Logistics. The inaugural train left London Gateway rail terminal on 10 April. The new service will offer onward connections to other destinations, including Poland and China. Initially, it will operate one eturn trip per week but has the potential to reach six return services per week in the ... [+]

Be prepared for disruption in Birmingham from 1 May

Thought leaders from tech companies and start-ups will share their insights on Digital disruption and Brexit at the Multimodal at the Birmingham NEC on 1-3 May, say show organisers, Clarion Events. Digitisation, digital transformation, and disruption will be discussed by innovators including INTTRA, Freightos, Nexiot, and ... [+]

ICHCA sets up dangerous goods group

Cargo handling group ICHCA International is to set up working groups on Dangerous Goods, Digital & Innovation and Straddle Carrier Safety. The new groups will form part of the recently-renamed ICHCA Technical Panel (ITP), which next meets for on 18 April in The Hague, Netherlands. [+]

More power for Eurotunnel

Eurotunnel has awarded GE Power’s Grid Solutions a contract to improve the power supply in the Channel Tunnel. The tunnel operator said it would increase the power and stability of its network at peak demand, when eight trains are running simultaneously. . [+]

Rotterdam invests for the future

The Port of Rotterdam Authority has started construction of a £175m Container Exchange Route that will link the deepsea container terminals, empty depots, rail terminals and distribution companies at Maasvlakte. It aims to reduce transfer and improve hinterland connections. Trains, inland vessels and feeder vessels ... [+]

Taking loading to a new level

Equipment maker 2nd Level Solutions is offering a new solution to increase space available in trucks, sea containers or airfreight ULDs by creating a second cargo floor. Payload Porter, which has a patent pending, is available either in reusable plastic or in recyclable cardboard. The plastic ... [+]

Ekol upgrades Zeebrugge rail link

Turkish-owned logistics operator Ekol has introduced a new rail service from Sete in southern France to Zeebrugge, Belgium, offering onward connections to the UK and Sweden. At the same time it has increased its ro ro sailings, using its own vessels, between Izmir in Turkey ... [+]

Level crossing smash hits Felixstowe rail traffic

Container train services to and from Felixstowe are being disrupted after a Freightliner service from Birch Coppice near Birmingham hit a car at a level crossing on the branch to the port on 14 March. A Police spokesman said that the car driver sustained “life-changing ... [+]

Sun shines for Tunnel in February

Channel Tunnel operator Getlink says its Le Shuttle Freight service had its second-best ever February, with 133,287 trucks transported. This was an increase of 5% compared to February 2017, despite the particularly poor weather conditions in the final week. Traffic has increased by 7% since ... [+]

DFDS slims down in Italy

DFDS’ Italian activities are to be restructured following unsatisfactory results, said the Danish-owned forwarder and logistics company. Much of its business are rail services between Italy and the UK, Sweden and Denmark/ which will either be offered by other operators or cease by 1 April. Warehousing and ... [+]