Logistics

Eddie Stobart rescue plan approved

Shareholders of troubled logistics operator Eddie Stobart have approved a plan by major shareholder, DBay Advisors, it to £55m through high-interest bonds. DBay will take control of the company, increasing its stake to 51%. Eddie Stobart chief executive Alex Laffey stood down in the summer following an accounting error that overstated profits by £2 million, leading to a collapse in its share price. [+]

First of many for Freightliner and Pentalver

Freightliner and Pentalver, now part of Genesee & Wyoming (G&W), have taken delivery of the first six trucks of a 100-vehicle replacement project at Freightliner's Coatbridge terminal. The six DAF CF450 tractor units meet G&W’s standardised safety specifications, including front and side safety cameras, internal driver ... [+]

TPN chief moves to Palletforce

Palletforce, which recently became part of the EV Cargo group, has appointed former The Pallet Network (TPN) chief executive Adam Leonard as member relations director from January 2020, taking over from David Breeze who moves to the new position of commercial and international director. [+]

TAPA calls for unity over truck parking standards

Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) president and chief executive Thorsten Neumann is urging the European Commission to aligns its new EU Safe and Secure Truck Parking Areas (SSTPA) Standard with its own Parking Security Requirements (PSR). TAPA says that aligning its own Parking Security Requirements (PSR) ... [+]

Ceva is flushed with success

CEVA Logistics has been awarded a multi-year contract to provide regional logistics services to Ideal Standard, one of the world's leading manufacturers of what it describes as private and public bathroom solutions. CEVA will operate a 17,375sq m regional distribution centre in Bielany Wroclawskie in ... [+]

Brussels appoints new transport commissioner

Adina-Ioana Vălean has been appointed as the new European Transport Commissioner. A Romanian national, she is a long-time Member of the European Parliament and current Chair of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy.   [+]

U-Freight takes e-solutions to Malaysia

The U-Freight Group is introducing its e+Solutions logistics product for e-commerce start-ups in Malaysia, six months after its launch in Hong Kong. The e+ Solutions service aims to help small businesses with their logistics needs and capitalise on the global e-commerce market. The service is ... [+]

Train number five for iPort

A fifth train has been introduced between the iPort Rail inland port and Doncaster to Felixstowe, operating five days a week. It joins the existing Felixstowe route, as well as two daily services to Teesport and one to Southampton. iPort Rail was opened in September 2018, and ... [+]

Dachser steps up fight for human rights

German forwarder Dachser has stepped up its collaboration with charity partner terre des hommes. The grassroots project fights human rights violations, in particular violence against children and women, as well as providing a healthy, clean environment, and education for young people and supporting them on ... [+]

Groveport puts steel into PD Ports’ business

PD Ports has completed the first phase of a handling facility at its Groveport at Scunthorpe site in partnership with All Steels Trading. Construction of the new facility, which commenced in March, is the largest single investment in the last decade at Groveport and is ... [+]