August 2013

Widening work in Liverpool

Peel Ports has appointed Farrans Construction to upgrade Gladstone Lock and the adjacent quayside infrastructure at the Port of Liverpool, ahead of the launch of the port’s deep water container terminal Liverpool2 in 2015. The increasing size of modern vessels has led to a need to increase the width of the Seaforth passage to improve turnaround times within tidal windows. [+]

Protests ‘interfering with our business’ says logistics chief

Uniserve managing director, Iain Liddell said that Uniserve has not concluded any formal agreements with DP World, despite being the target of protests by the United union over union recognition. (See: 'Unite targets Uniserve in London Gateway protest' below.) Activists from the union staged a protest at Uniserve's Tilbury depot on ... [+]

Freight flows to Gibraltar unaffected by reef row

Freight traffic between the UK and Gibraltar has so far been unaffected by the border delays that have affected passenger transport to and from the Rock. Formula Goss International (FGI), which currently loads one or two groupage trailers a week to Gibraltar said that operations “are not affected at the ... [+]

Peel Ports secures funding

Peel Ports has completed refinancing of some of its bank facilities. Three specialist infrastructure investors – Westbourne, IFM and AXA - have provided funds which have allowed £152.5m of debt to be refinanced. The debt is in the form of eight-year loans and refinances portions of three-year debt raised by ... [+]

New Singapore centre for Ceva

Ceva has started operations at its new logistics center in Singapore. Located in the eastern part of the island and close to the expressways, airport and major seaports, it is housed in the 42,000 sq m multi user warehouse facility at Tampines LogisPark. It is described as the signature facility ... [+]

Arvarto sees optical opportunity in France

Arvato Transport is offering a new network for in-night deliveries for the optical sector in France. An in-night network is being set up in conjunction with a leading French shipping company with a launch date of 1 September. Avarto's director of transport management, Patrick Bos, comments: “On the French market, ... [+]

Unite targets Uniserve in London Gateway protest

Unite activists were due to stage a protest at Uniserve's Tilbury depot on 22 August in its continuing dispute with the nearby DP World London Gateway port over union recognition. The Uniserve site was chose, says the union, because it has confirmed that it plans to set up operations at ... [+]

New dispute over Russia border checks

A fresh row has broken out over Russia's border procedures, this time over delays to traffic to and from Ukraine, reports EUObserver. European Commission trade spokesman, John Clancy sent a warning to Moscow after it was reported that Russia had brought road and rail transport with its neighbour to a ... [+]

Writing the book on pallets

Anand Assi, project director at palletised freight network Pall-Ex, has just received a Doctorate in Business Administration from Aston Business School for his thesis on ‘hub and spoke’ palletised freight. He is currently spearheading the European expansion of the Leicestershire-based operator With Pall-Ex Italia, Pall-Ex Iberia, Pall-Ex Romania and Pall-Ex France ... [+]

Palletways adds Czech and Slovakia

Palletways is to extend its pan-European coverage to include full services to and from the Czech Republic and Slovakia from 2 September, bringing its coverage to a total of 13 countries. The Palletways Group network now comprises well over 300 depots and 12 hub operations, with a distribution network made ... [+]

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