Maritime promotes managers of the future

Road and rail operator Maritime Transport has promoted Alex Williams (pictured, top) and Tom Williams (second from top) to deputy chief executive officers under a longer-term succession plan. They will report directly to chief executive officer, Simon Smart. Meanwhile, John Bailey (third) will head up a newly-created Intermodal division as managing director, bringing together the container businesses of road, rail, and terminals. Retail expert Craig Moore (fourth) is also promoted to managing ... [+]

Hamburg’s HHLA makes tracks for the south

Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA)’s Metrans rail subsidiary is boosting services to south-eastern Europe following its acquisition in March of a 51% stake in Croatian Adria Rail. Metrans is now operating services to Adria Rail’s terminal at Indija, near the Serbian capital Belgrade, from ... [+]

New guidelines for Lithium batteries

A group of freight industry bodies including insurers the TT Club, the Cargo Incident Notification System Network (CINS) and cargo handling organisation ICHCA have produced a series of guidelines for safe transport of Lithium-ion batteries in containers. Lithium-ion Batteries in Containers Guidelines (101.A) is intended ... [+]

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; ... [+]

Ukraine war disrupts chemical supply lines

The conflict in Ukraine has had a significant impact on chemical logistics, says UK-based specialist operator Suttons International. Supply chains in Europe and globally have been compromised and many long-established routes have been disrupted. However, the long-term effects are yet to be fully understood, it ... [+]

NTEX boosts Italy service with sea-rail deal

NTEX has signed a deal with Stena Line and Italian railway operator Hannibal to upgrade its combined transport service between Italy and  the UK. NTEX, which has five offices in the UK, says the agreement will give it complete control of the operation with direct ... [+]

Partners sign Duisburg deal

Intermodal and shortsea operator Samskip, Duisport and rail firm TX Logistik have signed a deal to jointly operate the Logport III combined transport terminal in Duisburg, Germany. They have founded a new company, Ziel Terminal with Samskip holding 49.8% and Duisport and TX Logistik 25.1% ... [+]

New chief for Freightliner and Pentalver

Genesee & Wyoming has appointed Tim Shoveller as chief executive officer of its UK/Europe operations, which include the Freightliner rail operation, container-logistics provider Pentalver, Freightliner Poland and Rotterdam Rail Feeding. He began his rail industry career in 1992 as a trainee driver/guard at British Rail, comes ... [+]

Cargobeamer to go the extra mile

Multimodal logistics company Cargobeamer is to offer a first and last-mile road service for semi-trailers to and from the terminals in its network from the second quarter of 2023. It says the integrated drayage solution will make intermodal more accessible for existing and new customers ... [+]

Eurotunnel offers first class for freight

Eurotunnel has launched a premium service for freight customers. Subscription-based FIRST offers priority access to check-in lanes, boarding lanes and to the Douane/SIVEP customs, plant and animal control centres, along with automatic recognition of truck number plates. Eurotunnel says that the service has been tested ... [+]