January 2019

Matthew Farrall to spearhead Gwynedd Shipping growth

Gwynedd Shipping has recruited Matthew Farrall as its new general manager at its Deeside depot. A first class honours degree in Logistics and Supply Chain Management from the University of Huddersfield he has worked for Hellman Worldwide , Palletforce, Hoyer and Clipper Logistics. He will take charge of the growth and management of Gwynedd’s pallet network, warehousing and general haulage operations across the UK, reporting to managing director, Andrew Kinsella. [+]

Smart tracking on the canals

The ST4W Consortium is holding a workshop entitled Smart Tracking Data Network for Shipment by Inland Waterway on 20 February at Liverpool John Moores University. Part of a series aimed at determining industrial needs, requirements and limitations of current inland waterways practices in the UK, it will raise awareness of ... [+]

New report details UK’s squandered truck-hours

A new report commissioned by the UK Major Ports Group says that trucks are needlessly losing over 50,000 truck hours a day to traffic bottlenecks on the country’s roads and railways. It argues that focussing investment on just 2.4% of the road network and only seven out of 1,000 main ... [+]

South’s loss is Liverpool’s gain

Retailer B&M has increased its cargo into Liverpool by 30% following delays in southern ports and, after completing a successful trial the company will now ship 80% of its stock via the port. Head of supply chain Jerome Wildsmith, said: “Over the past few years, we have strengthened our relationship with ... [+]

Ceva rejects fresh CMA CGM bid

Ceva Logistics has rejected a CHF30 per share offer from CMA CGM for the remaining shares in the company, saying that it was too low. The shipping line already holds a major stake in the forwarder, under a deal in which Ceva also acquired 100% of CMA CGM Log, the ... [+]

New rail link to the Midlands

GB Railfreight has launched an intermodal service between ABP’s Birch Coppice terminal, near Birmingham and Felixstowe – its fifth new intermodal service in the past 18 months and the second into the Midlands terminal. The 33-wagon train will initially run five days a week. [+]

DHL signs Turkey labour deal

The International Transport Workers’ Federation and European Transport Workers’ Federation affiliate Tümtis have signed a collective labour agreement with DHL Express in Turkey. The unions said it comes on the back of a long and sometimes difficult struggle with DHL Express workers holding a picket line for 556 days as ... [+]

ABP recruits new HR head

Alison Rumsey, currently group HR Director at Network Rail Infrastructure will become ABP’s chief HR officer later this year. The date will be confirmed in due course. [+]

DB Cargo and Maritime Transport join forces

Railfreight operator DB Cargo UK has signed a pact with container and logistics operator Maritime Transport to combine their expertise to increase capacity at two of the UK’s main ports. A new Maritime Intermodal division will initially run four dedicated services out of Felixstowe and Southampton. DB Cargo UK will be ... [+]

Member States press for UK cabotage

A group of EU countries was pressing the European Commission to give UK hauliers and airlines cabotage rights within the EU, according to the BBC. Under the European Commission's contingency plans in the event of a no deal Brexit published on 19 December, the Commission tabled a proposal whereby ... [+]

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