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BIFA winners put it between the posts

Rugby star Matt Dawson likened the performance of the 2021 Freight Service Awards winners to his own delivery to Jonny Wilkinson when he scored the drop goal that won England the World Cup in 2003.The host of the British International Freight Association’s event in London on 20 January said that all the winners demonstrated a clear understanding of how to overcome last minute, or last mile challenges to achieve success.There ... [+]

FourKites buys European specialist

Logistics visibilty specialist FourKites has acquired European provider NIC-place. It says the move will create the largest multimodal carrier network in Europe and accelerate the adoption of secure real-time visibility solutions specifically designed for carriers. NIC-place provides visibility software solutions specifically designed for transport companies, carriers ... [+]

China rail gets back on track

Davies Turner says its Express China rail freight service to the UK is getting back on track after a difficult 2021, and is achieving a 29-day transit time from departure in Wuhan to arrival at UK depots. Soaring demand created by the extreme air and ocean ... [+]

Maritime launches Felixstowe-Midlands train

Maritime Transport has launched the port of Felixstowe’s 38th daily rail service, to Birch Coppice in the Midlands. The new service, operated by GB Railfreight, is the 15th operated by GB Railfreight and the 12th daily rail connection from the port to destinations in the ... [+]

Ferrymasters film brings logistics to life

P&O Ferrymasters says it has brought its logistics capability to life in a new film launched at Expo 2020 in Dubai. The film, produced by Cat and Weasel Films working with director Joshan Esfandiari Martin, showcases how P&O Ferrymasters is solving problems for customers by combining ... [+]

Le Shuttle Freight down in December

Le Shuttle Freight transported 122,434 trucks in December 2021, a decrease of 7% compared to 2020. The comparison with last year was affected by significant stockpiling at the end of 2020 in anticipation of the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020. ... [+]

East meets West in Malaszewicze

Hamburg handling company HHLA’s Metrans intermodal arm has taken over CL Europort and the logistics centre of the same name in the Polish town of Malaszewicze. It is near the Belarusian border and is a hub for freight traffic within Central and Eastern Europe and ... [+]

GB Railfreight recruits Britain’s coolest trainspotter

The rail freight industry has a new face - TikTok trainspotting star Francis Bourgeois, the new brand ambassador for GB Railfreight (GBRf). Throughout 2022, he will be sharing his passion and insights for the railway, by showcasing the vital role of rail freight and going ... [+]

The future of freight in the North – free seminar

Transport for the North (TfN) is hosting a free webinar on a Freight & Logistics Strategy for the region on 12 January. Industry experts will talk about the importance of the efficient movement of goods, and the urgent need for decarbonisation and at how ensuring the ... [+]

Cleaning up in Austria and Germany

Austrian transport and logistics provider Gebrüder Weiss has been delivering detergents and cleaning agents manufactured in Kruševac, Serbia by rail to destinations along the Vienna-Düsseldorf line for consumer products company Henkel. It circumvents the current shortage of truck capacity and cuts emissions by up to ... [+]