Rail

Stobart train is a fixture

Eddie Stobart Logistics has made permanent its new rail service from the port of Tilbury to Daventry, originally launched as a fourth month trial in September. The new service, which has a forecast capacity of 200 containers a week will “within a matter of weeks” be expanded to run daily Monday to Friday, and there are also plans to run weekly to Widnes, Cheshire. The service leaves Tilbury at 09.00 ... [+]

Ferry contracts could be illegal, says Eurotunnel boss

Eurotunnel boss Jacques Gounon has warned that the Government’s recent award of contracts to ferry companies to provide additional cross-Channel capacity after Brexit may be anti-competitive and illegal. He has written to UK transport secretary, Chris Grayling, bringing to his attention “distortionary and anti-competitive effects of ... [+]

Ferrymasters offers sea link to Turkey

P&O Ferrymasters has launched ferry services between the Turkish ports of Pendik, Ambarli and Mersin to Trieste, Italy, with onward connections to and from its European intermodal network. Departures six times a week in both directions will connect in Trieste with trains to and from ... [+]

Dunkerque steps up rail shuttles

Novatrans subsidiary Greenmodal Transport and Dunkerque-Port have joined forces to extend multimodal services to and from the port. It now serves all major rail hubs in the South of France including Bordeaux, Bayonne, Toulouse, Perpignan, Marseille, Lyon and Avignon and Northern Italy (Turin, Novara, Milan). ... [+]

New giant to serve Spain auto logistics market

Automotive industry freight firms Gefco and Berge have signed an agreement to create Spain’s leading finished-vehicle logistics provider. Berge Gefco will offer more than 3 million m2 of space for storing up to 120,000 vehicles, along with 700 trucks, 100 rail wagons and 40,000sq m ... [+]

Lack of freight on transpennine rail route is short-sighted, says PD Ports

The reported decision to upgrade the 76-mile Trans-Pennine route between Leeds and Manchester at a cost of £3b without any provision for freight is deeply troubling for businesses in the North, says PD Ports, owner and operator of the ports of Tees and Hartlepool. It ... [+]

iPort Rail chooses Fargo software

The iPort Rail logistics park in Doncaster is using Fargo’s CYMAN and TOPS solutions for its terminal operations. CYMAN, Fargo’s container and yard management software solution for its terminal operations with a real time EDI interface from TOPS, plans road and rail arrivals and ... [+]

The fast train from China

Davies Turner has made its weekly rail import LCL service from China more direct. When the service was introduced two years ago, multi country consolidation) containers were carried by rail from Wuhan into Warsaw in Poland, where consignments destined for UK were transshipped to a ... [+]

November fireworks for Le Shuttle

November saw a record for Le Shuttle Freight with 151,107 trucks transported, 8% higher than November 2017. It is the third best month after October 2018 and March 2017, both of which include an additional day. Since 1st January, more than 1.5 million trucks have ... [+]

Kerry launches China-Pakistan express

Kerry Logistics has launched its first rail and road multimodal freight service from Lanzhou, China to Islamabad, Pakistan. The first train departed Lanzhou by block train on 23 October 2018, and travelled 3,300 km to the Kashgar Comprehensive Bonded Zone in Xinjiang for transfer to trucks ... [+]