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Transfesa Express to speed Tesco deliveries

DB Cargo’s Transfesa Logistics arm has launched a new rail service to move fruit and veg from Spain to the UK for Tesco. In a first stage, it will move 15 loads a week from Valencia’s Almussafes terminal to Barking, East London. Transfesa has also asked to be allowed to increase the weight of the cargo that can be carried on high-speed line between the Channel Tunnel and Barking. Wagons will pass ... [+]

WEC Lines adds Bilbao-UK east coast link

Shortsea and intermodal operator WEC Lines is to launch a new weekly service linking Bilbao and north-central Spain with Thamesport, Immingham, Teesport and Blyth. A regular ship shuttle service operated by the MV Freya departs Bilbao on Wednesdays at 17.00 with arrival into the four ... [+]

Railway man joins Forth Ports

Forth Ports has appointed Ian Wilson as intermodal and logistics development manager to focus on the rail offering in Tilbury and Grangemouth. He previously worked for Eddie Stobart for 20 years in a number of roles, latterly as business development manager in the rail freight division. ... [+]

Cargo groups publish quick guide to container packing – updated

The Cargo Integrity Group of five international freight transport and cargo handling organisations have published a ‘Quick Guide’ to the United Nations sponsored Code of Practice for Packing of Cargo Transport Units (the CTU Code), together with a checklist of actions and responsibilities for those ... [+]

Tesco launches railfreight drive

Tesco has launched a new £5m investment programme to move more freight by rail, particularly between the Midlands and North-east England, reports the BusinessGreen website. The investment includes 500 new rail boxes and two new stacking recently unveiled at Tesco's Daventry site. The increased rail ... [+]

Gothenburg adds weekly Oslo rail link

A new weekly container rail shuttle service has been introduced between the port of Gothenburg and Oslo. It is operated by Norwegian rail operator Cargonet and will initially run once a week in each direction. Port of Gothenburg vice president, Claes Sundmark: said: “Somewhat boastfully we ... [+]

Ferrymasters offers state-of-the-art track and trace

P&O Ferrymasters has launched a new track and trace service for its containerssaying it is the first major logistics business in Europe to introduce the technology.   The service will give customers real-time updates on the precise location of their goods as they are transported by ... [+]

30Under30 – winners announced

Multimodal and FBJ have announced the winners of the 30Under30 competition – the showcase that recognises dynamic, hard-working, talented individuals under the age of 30 working in the industry. Congratulations are in order for all the entrants - and especially the winners who are: Alex Williams, Renault ... [+]

Doncaster’s iPort terminal is top rail freight firm

Doncaster’s iPort Rail terminal has won ‘Business of the Year’ at the Rail Freight Group’s annual excellence awards event for its “outstanding vision for the future” of the sector. Judges said: “iPort Rail has spent years planning and investing heavily to build the first inland rail ... [+]

Scots rail operators think electric

Four of the UK’s main rail freight companies Direct Rail Services, GB Railfreight, DB Cargo and Freightliner brought a selection of their electric and hybrid  locomotives to Mossend International Railfreight Park (MIRP) on 9 September to support decarbonisation of logistics. It coincided with the launch of ... [+]