Rail

Teesport launches twice daily train from Doncaster

PD Ports has launched a twice-daily GB Railfreight-operated train service between Teesport and Doncaster, on behalf of multimodal operator Containerships, following a trial. The end customer is IKEA Transport & Logistics Services. It has capacity for 56 boxes per day. Containerships’ chief commercial officer, Jari Lepistö, said: “We were looking for reliable partners to move large amounts of cargo with increased volumes coming from the Baltics in a sustainable way. We ... [+]

Global cargo up for grabs, says insurer’s report

Theft from road vehicles accounts for 84% of global cargo theft with ‘slash and grab’ the largest type of cargo offence at 26%,according to the second edition of the TT Club and BSI report. There were however significant regional variations within the overall figures; food, beverage, ... [+]

BIFA at Multimodal: Driver shortages, fuel, e-commerce and much, much more…

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is promising a significant presence at the Multimodal show, which starts tomorrow (Tuesday 18 June). Staff from its secretariat as well as its regional consultants will all be on hand at its booth at the event. The trade association for ... [+]

Samskip sees post-Brexit container boom

Pan-European multimodal service provider Samskip says experience gained up to the original Brexit day on 31 March has fully prepared it for a North Sea container surge ahead of October’s revised deadline The multimodal transport operator expects UK exporters and importers to start switching away from ... [+]

Maritime opens Tilbury terminal

Maritime Transport has opened a rail connected distribution terminal at the Port of Tilbury, relocating from an existing site of the past 15 years. Handling mostly steel for distribution to Europe and rest of the world, Maritime will use an existing terminal railhead which has been ... [+]

Brexit unsettles Eurotunnel traffic

Brexit uncertainty took its toll on Eurotunnel’s truck traffic in May, which was down 11% compared to May 2018. Destocking by British businesses in April and May followed stock building in the first three months of the year in preparation for the original departure date ... [+]

New Dunkerque-Metz rail link

The port of Dunkerque has introduced a new container rail service to and from the eastern city of Metz. It will initially operate a weekly round trip but plans to quickly this to two round trips per week to provide greater flexibility. Traction provider FRET ... [+]

Brexit could derail rail freight growth, FTA warns

Challenging times lie ahead for the rail freight sector, according to FTA’s 2019 Logistics Report, launched in association with Santander Corporate and Commercial Banking. While domestic bulk and semi-bulk rail freight grew beyond all expectations in 2018 more challenging times lie ahead for the sector, with ... [+]

New home for Genesee & Wyoming

Freightliner and Pentalver parent company Genesee & Wyoming officially opened its new Birmingham office on 4 June in the Lewis Building in the Colmore business district. It houses G&W’s new UK Shared Service Centre, which includes the UK finance and procurement teams as well as ... [+]

Felixstowe gains Doncaster rail link

GB Railfreight has launched a new service between the port of Felixstowe and iPort Rail, the new multimodal logistics park in Doncaster. It departs the port’s South Rail Terminal at 04:05 on Tuesday to Saturday, arriving in iPort at 10:47. The return service departs at ... [+]