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Multimodal registrations jump by a third

This year’s Multimodal has seen a 33% increase in visitor registrations, says the organisers of the show which takes place on 11-13 June at Birmingham’s NEC. Its popularity has also driven an increase of 17% in exhibitors with a spike in attendance from shipping lines, technology providers and warehousing solutions providers. All aspects of the transport, logistics and supply chain industries are present. Minister for Roads and Local Transport, Guy Opperman, will ... [+]

Rhenus buys Belgian barge firm

German forwarder Rhenus’ PartnerShip inland waterways arm is extending its operations to Antwerp by increasing its shareholding in Belgian-based operator DGA Shipping from 45 to 100%, buying the balance of the company from Germany’s HGK Shipping. DGA Shipping offers across the country and in Amsterdam, ... [+]

Multimodal reveals awards finalists

The organisers of the Multimodal 2024 show in Birmingham on 11-13 June has announced the finalists for the Modal section of its awards. The awards are independent endorsements for excellence across supply chain businesses and individuals, and ensures all sizes of businesses are represented. Voting for the ... [+]

Self driving parcel boats win government funding

Self-driving parcel boats designed to deliver by river are among the schemes that will    a total of 41 of the UK’s most visionary companies will share the government’s £1.8 million Transport Research and Innovation Grant (TRIG) for 2023, unveiled on 21 March. RAD Propulsion is ... [+]

Sustainability to the fore at Multimodal 2024

The Multimodal supply chain industry event will have a focus on how net-zero targets can be achieved this year with the bulk of this year’s conference programme focusing on sustainability, with keynotes from speakers including Amazon, Pledge, Zeus and the Smart Freight Centre.Amazon will explain ... [+]

Surface transport competition rules go under the microscope

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is reviewing the Rail, Road and Inland Waterway Transport Block Exemption Regulation ahead of a recommendation to government on whether to vary or revoke it. It is one of the EU block exemption regulations that were in force ... [+]

Multimodal in line for visitor surge

Clarion Events, Organisers of the Multimodal supply chain event say that they have seen a surge in visitor registrations for the show at Birmingham’s NEC on 11-13 June. Multimodal 2024 already has over 230 exhibitors signed up, including Amazon, CEVA Logistics, DP World, Hapag-Lloyd, Kuehne+Nagel, Maersk, ... [+]

Work starts on new port for Paris

The Haropa port authority has started construction work of the (Port Seine Métropole Ouest / Western Metropolitan Seine Port (PSMO) 60km from Paris. Located at the confluence of the Seine and the Oise rivers, the multimodal facility is expected to host activities in the construction ... [+]

Hydrogen barge takes to the water

Dutch shipowner Future Proof Shipping (FPS), the EU-funded Flagships project, and the Interreg-funded ZEM Ports NS project have launched the hydrogen-powered H2 Barge 2. The vessel will operate on the Rhine between Rotterdam and Duisburg. The vessel was launched at Holland Shipyard Group´s Werkendam facility, just outside ... [+]

Contargo bucks the trend

The Contargo logistics network recorded a slight increase in the numbers of containers transported in the river basin areas of northern France, despite a generally subdued market. In the Port of Valenciennes Contargo North France consolidated its position as leading inland port for sea freight ... [+]