Rail

Ferrymasters draws back the curtain on new swapbodies

P&O Ferrymasters is investing in 240 new 45’ curtainside swap bodies to further extend its pan-European intermodal network. The investment is an integral part of the company’s strategic growth plan. The first of their kind in the P&O Ferrymasters fleet, they will be used on rail and road. The design of swap bodies minimizes empty weight, cutting fuel consumption and carbon emissions. The design also allows easy access via the open ... [+]

P&O Ferries takes up the slack in Scotland

P&O Ferries says it will increase capacity on its Zeebrugge-Teesport route by almost 25% to create an alternative gateway to Scotland following the closure of the DFDS service to Rosyth. The ferry and logistics company currently carries more than 100,000 freight units a year to Teesport ... [+]

CH Robinson launches China-UK rail link

Freight forwarder CH Robinson has launched a rail freight service from nine terminals in China and Europe, including Barking in the UK. It offers empty container pick up, collection at factories, customs declaration at origin, customs clearance and pan-European distribution by intermodal and truck services ... [+]

Faster than the speed of flight?

DP World has gone into partnership with the Virgin group to develop a transport system which, its proponents say, world, DP World Cargospeed could deliver freight at the speed of flight but at a cost closer to that of trucking. A pod-like vehicle, capable of carrying ... [+]

Davies Turner gets on board the fast train to China

Davies Turner is adding an export LCL rail service from the UK to China one year after launching an import LCL and FCL rail service in the other direction. The first leg of the journey is by road, to Hamburg, from the operator’s Dartford hub. The ... [+]

Peel launches the Scouse-Scottish express

Peel Ports has partnered with DB Cargo UK to provide a new container rail service between the Port of Liverpool and Scotland for the first time. The service, due to begin on 8 May, will operate to Mossend terminal in Glasgow, with onward road delivery ... [+]

Industry welcomes port links study

Freight industry groups have welcomed a Port Connectivity study by the Government, announced on 24 April. The UK Major Ports Group (UKMPG), which represents gateways handling 75% of the country’s seaborne trade, said there would be significant value to the economy from making a step change ... [+]

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 ... [+]

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. [+]