Rail

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 ... [+]

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.   [+]

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 ... [+]

New CSR director for Getlink

Eurotunnel operator Getlink has appointed Sandrine Prieur as corporate social responsibility director. She was most recently deputy director of environmental and sustainable development at Paris airport operator Groupe ADP.   [+]

Rhenus offers a rail alternative

Freight forwarder Rhenus Logistics is offering a landbridge service to and from the Far East during the Christmas and Chinese New Year peaks. With uncertain capacity on shipping services and unpredictable weather it says that its New Silk Road rail service offers an excellent alternative ... [+]

East Midlands train terminal on time

Construction of the rail terminal at East Midlands Gateway is making rapid progress and it is on schedule for official opening at the start of 2020, says Maritime Transport. It has recently taken delivery of three new Sany reach stackers and two Sany empty container ... [+]

Gdansk port promises to slash China-UK rail timings

A new rail link from Xi’an in China to the Port of Gdansk will include a ‘short-cut’ to the UK and Scandinavia, cutting journey times by 3-5 days compared to the existing rail service via Hamburg, says the Polish port as it welcomed the first ... [+]

Russell to run Highland Spring rail terminal

Transport and logistics operator JG Russell has been chosen as the operator of a new intermodal rail freight facility at Highland Spring’s bottling plant at Blackford in the Highlands. The terminal, expected to open in early 2021, on the main line between Stirling and Perth ... [+]

Multimodal expert for FTA

FTA has appointed Zoe McLernon to the new role of multimodal policy manager. She will join FTA’s 17-strong policy team to speak on behalf of its multimodal members to stakeholders and government and to ensure their interests are represented and their views heard and acted upon. [+]