All aboard the Ceva Express to France

Ceva Logistics has launched an express train service from Jinhua (China) to Dourges, near Lille in northern France. The first train, loaded with 22 full containers of departed from Jinhua on 26 November and arrived in Dourges 18 days later on 14 December. The service connects countries such as Kazakhstan, Russia, Belarus, and will also serve Belgium, the Netherlands, Spain and Italy. Compared to trucks, the block train option reduces CO2 emissions by ... [+]

Transport Logistic is off

This year’s Transport Logistic exhibition, scheduled to take place in Munich in May, has been cancelled. Event organisers, Messe München, said that the decision was taken based on international travel restrictions, which are unlikely to be lifted until the Spring. [+]

Swissterminal takes on Alsace operations

Swissterminal is to take over operations of the three inland ports in Alsace, France at Ottmarsheim, Huningue-Village-Neuf and Ile Napoléon during 2021 after winning an international tender. The Swiss-based integrated logistics operator will form a new wholly owned subsidiary, Alsaceterminal. New rail connections will link the ... [+]

Rails advance across the Gulf

Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region, has inaugurated track-laying works for stage two of the UAE’s national railway, during his visit to Etihad Rail’s railhead in Al Ruwais. Etihad Rail chief executive Shadi Malak, said that steady progress ... [+]

Tunnel freight beats pre-Covid levels in December

Eurotunnel operator Getlink says its Le Shuttle Freight traffic was above pre-Covid levels in December 2020, with 131,746 trucks carried, up 8% compared to December 2019. It benefitted from stockpiling ahead of the end of the transition period on 31 and despite testing measures imposed ... [+]

Make safe packing your New Year’s resolution, says TT Club

Freight insurer TT Club is urging cargo owners to be more aware of safety issues arising from poorly packed containers and misdeclared goods. It says that its analyses consistently indicate that two thirds of damage incidents are caused or exacerbated by poor packing of goods into ... [+]

Multimodal to Mongolia

Kerry Logistics Network has launched a multimodal service to Mongolia, through its member Globalink Logistics. It includes road-rail and sea-rail freight for dry and temperature-controlled cargoes between Europe, North America and the landlocked country via the Freeport of Riga, Latvia in the Baltics, where Globalink ... [+]

Longer trains take the strain

Trains of up to half a mile long have helped deliver more critical goods such as food and medicines during the Covid pandemic in moving critical goods, says national rail infrastructure operator, Network Rail. Since the start of 2020, Network Rail and rail freight operators have ... [+]

Maersk takes space in Duisport

AP Moller-Maersk and Duisport are to build and operate a new sales and logistics centre at the German inland harbour. Maersk will take on an area of over 100,000sq m on the Logport VI site, creating over 350 new jobs. A trimodal logistics facility including ... [+]

DP World and Ferrymasters offer port-centric solution

P&O Ferrymasters and its parent company DP World have completed their first common carrier agreement, integrating their global maritime and logistics services into a ‘port centric’ proposition. It follows DP World’s acquisition of P&O Ferrymasters in February 2019 and marks the launch of a global ... [+]