Rail group boosts policy team

Rail Freight Group has appointed Phil Smart as its new assistant policy manager. He will work closely with director-general Maggie Simpson and play a key role in RFG’s engagement with regional and national government as well as helping members disseminate complex transport strategy.  [+]

Rail firm to set up Barking customs area

DB Cargo has been awarded £470,000 from the Government’s Port Infrastructure Fund to create a new customs approved area at its Barking terminal in East London. It will include a new inspection warehouse, along with offices and facilities and a new secure storage area. [+]

Spec build for East Mids

Logistics property developer Segro is to build its first speculative units at its 700-acre East Midlands Gateway Logistics Park. It will create over 220,000 sq ft of warehousing, scheduled for occupation in October. The unit will have a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating and will be a ... [+]

Building business without the trucks

Forth Ports Tilbury has signed a deal with Tarmac to build the UK’s largest construction aggregates terminal as part of the £250 million Tilbury2 scheme. The multimodal terminal will use the latest technology to discharge the world’s largest deep-sea vessels and deliver materials by rail ... [+]

Le Shuttle freight stable

Le Shuttle Freight transported 122,832 trucks in March, a decrease of 2% compared to March 2020. The tunnel operator said the market was still marked by the adjustments to new post-Brexit administrative rules, but with a trend towards normalisation. The cumulative total for January-March was ... [+]

Last let for iPort

Developer Verdion has completed the final letting in its current round of speculative development at its iPort multimodal logistics hub in Doncaster. A homeware retailer has taken the 119,060 sq ft (11,061 sq m) warehouse iP2g, which offers space for up to 12,194 pallets with ... [+]

Maritime trucks to test electronic tolls

Felixstowe-based intermodal operator Maritime Transport is to be the first business to trial the M6toll’s new electronic payment system. Its trucks will be the first to pay through Automatic Number Plate Recognition on the UK’s only tolled motorway, which bypasses a congested section of the ... [+]

New Europe boss for Freightliner parent

Freightliner and Pentalver owner Genesee & Wyoming has appointed Eddie Aston as UK/Europe Region chief executive. The region employs 3,100 people in the UK and continental Europe and comprises the Freightliner operations in  the UK and Poland,  container logistics provider Pentalver and train operator Rotterdam ... [+]

GBRf to buy 100 container wagons

GB Railfreight (GBRf) is to partner with British rolling stock company, Porterbrook, to build  100 Greenbrier 60’ twin container wagons. The first batch is due to roll off the production line in August 2022 and with final deliveries by summer 2023. [+]

New sea-rail link to Turkey

Move Intermodal (formerly Ewals CargoCare) and Hupac have launched a rail and sea service from the Uk and Benelux to Istanbul’s Halkali terminal on the eastern bank of the Bosphorus . It uses a train service from Moerdijk  via Geleen and Vienna, with sea connections ... [+]