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Maritime increases London Gateway’s northern exposure

Maritime Intermodal has launched two new daily rail services from DP World London Gateway to its terminals at Trafford Park (Manchester) and Wakefield. The DB Cargo-hauled trains are the operator’s fifth and sixth to date, following the launch of Maritime Intermodal in April and can move up to 76teu in each direction. Export services operate Monday to Friday and imports Tuesday to Saturday. Maritime also plans to increase the number of ... [+]

Tyne’s fast work ensures express delivery

The Port of Tyne handled an express delivery this summer – unloading five fully-finished carriages for northern train operator Transpennine Express in less than an hour. Built in Japan, Hitachi is bringing its lightweight, aerodynamic bullet train technology to the North. The 50.4 tonne carriages arrived ... [+]

Unifeeder to offer enhanced Swedish service

Unifeeder has upgraded its short-sea and feeder service between Sweden and the rest of Europe. From August, it will offer eight weekly sailings between Sweden and major hubs in the UK, Poland, Germany and Russia. According to the carrier, it is the first intra Baltic service ... [+]

Rail link for Lahore

Pakistan International Container Terminal (PICT) - a subsidiary of International Container Terminal Services - and Pakistan Railways have launched a rail container service between Karachi and Lahore. PICT is the only terminal at the port of Karachi with an internal rail connection. [+]

ACS turns on the lights in Niger

Air Charter Service was recently called into action to move almost 400 tons of components from France to Niamey, Niger to allow a new power plant to completed in time for the African Union summit. The only aircraft capable of carrying three 40 foot containers ... [+]

FedEx raises its game in Ireland

FedEx Express is to introduce a Boeing 767F freighter on its Dublin-London-Paris route. The first Boeing 767F to begin service in Europe for FedEx, the new aircraft increases capacity and raises environmental and noise performance compared to the aircraft it replaces. It can carry up to ... [+]

Three thousand trailers and 730 football parks

Ekol Hungary and Rail Cargo Hungary have celebrated the transportation of the Turkish-owned logistics operator’s 3000th trailer by train between Budapest and Neuss, Germany. Ekol says the carbon savings from the four times per week, 30 hour service is the equivalent of 730 football pitches ... [+]

Single-site solution for SEKO in Chicago

SEKO Logistics has consolidated its Chicago operation into a single site following its acquisition in January of customs broker and forwarder GoodShip International. The facility will be a cross border ecommerce parcel processing hub for international, domestic and returned parcels. The 103,000 sq ft facility ... [+]

Rhenus to provide wings for Wings for Aid

Rhenus Air & Ocean and unmanned aircraft specialist Wings for Aid are to explore for the feasibility of a 'last mile' delivery service for relief goods in disaster areas. Wings for Aid uses pilotless small planes and smart technology to land boxes of emergency aid ... [+]

North-east ports are partners in maritime

A new partnership has been signed between Port of Tyne in Newcastle and PD Ports on Teesside along with car maker Nissan, Connected Places Catapult, Accenture, Royal HaskoningDHV and Ubisoft to create the UK’s first Maritime Innovation Hub. Partners in the ‘2050 Innovation Hub’ will collaborate ... [+]