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The supply chain made simple

DP World has launched a new CARGOES Logistics digital platform. It allows customers to choose from multimodal logistics options, ship freight by sea, road, or rail, get instant quotes, booking confirmation and multiple secure payment options. The first phase is for bookings  from UAE to India and from India to the Middle East, Subcontinent, Southeast Asia, the Far East and North Africa.  CARGOES Logistics aims to address complexities and inefficiencies caused ... [+]

Liverpool liner pioneer adds Midlands rail link

DKT Allseas is to run a five days a week train service between the port of Liverpool and Freightliner’s Birmingham Terminal from 4 October. It will carry up to 76teu and will offer an alternative to road transport for its customers at a time when ... [+]

Stockpiling hits September shuttle figures

Le Shuttle Freight transported 116,915 trucks in September, down 11% compared to 2020. Getlink said this was an unfavourable comparison because of stockpiling in anticipation of Brexit, pointing out that since 1 January 2021 Le Shuttle Freight has transported nearly 1 million trucks, a decrease ... [+]

Waterford wins rail link to the West

Irish rail operator Iarnród Eireann and XPO Logistics have launched a new rail container service between the port of Waterford and Ballina, Co Mayo in the west of Ireland. It will initially operate weekly but will build up to twice-weekly within eight weeks, said the port. ... [+]

Prologis to build logistics campus for Stobart

Developer Prologis has announced plans to build a two-unit campus at Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal (DIRFT) for Eddie Stobart. The operator has had a presence on the site since 1997, and will vacate its existing properties on completion of the new units. The £75 ... [+]

An uplifting tale

No, Solent Stevedores hasn’t taken the latest logistics industry drive to attract young people to extremes – the cargo handler has named some of its new machinery after its employees’ children. Some £2.4 million of new equipment including three new Kalmar Reach Stackers and 10 Terberg ... [+]

DP World promises more space in Stuttgart

DP World Stuttgart said it would invest €35 million in its Stuttgart inland terminal at a ceremony to mark its 25th anniversary. Over the next three to five years it will bolster the capacity of the trimodal operation – rail, barge and truck. It said ... [+]

New wagons for Freightliner

Freightliner has taken delivery of the first 40 of 230 new FFA-G intermodal 40ftwagons from Poland. The remainder are due to be delivered by November 2021. The new FFA-G wagon is the culmination of two-and-a-half years of work with partners Greenbrier Europe and Wabtec Axiom Rail ... [+]

Another win for Freightliner

Fresh from its triumph at the recent Rail Freight Group awards, reightliner, was also triumphant at this year’s National Rail Awards, winning the Freight and Logistics Achievement of the Year title at a ceremony in London. Once again, it was recognised for its train-lengthening initiatives. A ... [+]

Channel Tunnel service extended to south of France

Following its announcement last week that it is to enter the unaccompanied freight market, Channel Tunnel shuttle operator Getlink says it is launching through services from Calais to Ashford, in partnership with CargoBeamer, which has opened a rail/road transfer terminal using a novel form of ... [+]