Inland waterway

Multimodal reveals conference line-up

Organisers of the Multimodal show in Birmingham NEC on 13-15 June have revealed the programme of discussions and presentations. These include: Peak Season Preview 2023; Digitalisation of International Trade and Transport; A Rail Retail Revolution; Roadblocks to sustainable freight - and how to overcome them; Cargo integrity and; The UK’s new approach to import controls – understanding the Target Operating Model. Among the 55 industry speakers attending are: Jon Gore, head ... [+]

Deugro invests for India growth

German forwarder Deugro has set up a DHP Heavylift Solutions arm in Mumbai to operate its own barges and specialized trailer equipment in India. The initial investment is in two barges and four heavy duty modular trailer combinations. The new equipment will allow it to ... [+]

Former freight hub repurposed for green freight

Former freight ro ro hub Dartford International Ferry Terminal, recently acquired by the Port of London Authority (PLA) is being used to test a scheme to move light freight into London by river. The London Light Freight River Trial, a Cross River Partnership (CRP) initiative, ... [+]

Barge firm puts Leeds back on the shipping map

An inland vessel operated by MMS Workboats is returning commercial traffic to the Aire and Calder Canal in Yorkshire. Following a significant investment by the Hull-based firm and extensive trials, the 500-tonne capacity barge MMS Off-Roader has been transporting marine aggregate from ABP Humber’s Albert Dock ... [+]

Multimodal on track to be biggest ever in 2023

Organisers of the Multimodal freight show and conference in Birmingham say that 2023 is on track to be the biggest event yet. Visitor demand for the exhibition – which takes place on 13 –15 June at the NEC - has prompted early opening for registrations, resulting ... [+]

CMA CGM Group to be Paris Olympics partner

The CMA CGM Group is to be the official logistics partner for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Through its CEVA Logistics and CMA CGM Air Cargo subsidiaries, the Group will organize all the international transport and customs brokerage activities and provide and operate ... [+]

Entries open for Multimodal Awards

The Multimodal Awards 2023 are now open for entries. This year two of the Awards categories, Road and 3PL, have been split to ensure that smaller firms also get the recognition they deserve during the voting stages. Winners will be chosen by Multimodal newsletter readers and ... [+]

Multimodal opens for registrations

Registration has opened early for the Multimodal 2023. The logistics and transport industry event takes place on 13-15 June at Birmingham’s NEC. Registration has been made easier with a new intuitive website Exhibitors and speakers benefit from a dedicated section for best practice templates to help ... [+]

Port of London has plans for parcels

The Port of London Authority has acquired Masthouse Terrace Pier on the Isle of Dogs in East London with a view to increasing light freight on the river. With good connections to the nearby Canary Wharf office area it plans to make it the first ... [+]

New vessel to give inland waterway freight a push

Lithuanian ship designer Western Baltic Engineering (WBE) has unveiled the Electric Eeel, which it believes is the first ever electric pusher vessel on Europe’s inland waterways. Klaipeda headquartered WBE said the first electric pusher is due to be built next year for the Lithuanian Inland Waterways ... [+]