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DHL extends online platform to Turkey

DHL’s Saloodo! Online freight platform has been extended to Turkey. The digital solution was first launched in Germany in 2017 and is already available in several other European countriesas well as the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa. Saloodo! combines online freight exchange and digital freight forwarding in a single platform and is the first digital platform available in the region, says DHL. [+]

Kuehne+Nagel expands East Midlands fleet

Kuehne+Nagel UK has upgraded its East Midlands Gateway-based fleet with 13 new rigid vehicles and 50 new double-deck box trailers, a year after opening its facility there for groupage, part load and full load services All of the new vehicles conform to the latest European emissions ... [+]

Now is the time prepare for Brexit, says Logistics UK

Logistics UK (formerly FTA) is urging organisations to start to prepare for the UK’s departure from the EU at the end of the year as the economy starts to recover after the Covid pandemic. Director of policy Elizabeth de Jong says that the 200,000 UK businesses ... [+]

Eurotunnel trucks stage recovery in July

Eurotunnel operator Getlink says it Le Shuttle Freight traffic returned to near-normal levels in July with 123,879 trucks carried, just 5% down on the same month in 2019. It attributed the improvement to the strengthening of anti-Covid and truck driver  well-being measures. On July 8, ... [+]

Secure truck sites break the 7,000 barrier

The number of secure truck parking places in TAPA EMEA’s Parking Security Requirement (PSR) database reached 7,000 in July. The most recent growth has been driven by SNAP Account, the cashless payment system working with over 220 HGV parking sites across the UK and Europe, ... [+]

CM Downton becomes EV Cargo Logistics

Distribution business CM Downton is to be rebranded as EV Cargo Logistics. It will be one of five business divisions within the EV Cargo global logistics and technology business, offering UK-wide chilled and ambient logistics. CM Downton was formed in 1955 by Conrad Michael Downton ... [+]

Green Blue scheme to boost Thames growth

The Thames Estuary Growth Board, led by Government-appointed Envoy Kate Willard, has launched ‘The Green Blue’ scheme to boost the potential of the east London, north Kent, south Essex and the Thames regions. It will work to leverage private sector investment and is currently working to ... [+]

M4 plans ignore Welsh freight needs, says FTA

The Freight Transport Association – soon to be rebranded Logistics UK – says that a new report by the South East Wales Transport Commissions on upgrading the M4 ignores freight ‘s role in sustaining communities and industry. Policy manager Mags Simpson, said: “The M4 is the ... [+]

Europa turnover tops £200m in 2019

Europa Worldwide Group saw 16.5% growth in its results for the the year ending 31 December 2019, with turnover up £29m to a record £205 million. The groupage operator and forwarder said it had succeeded in achieving the target it set 12 months ago to ... [+]

Dachser hastens to build Hesse hub

Logistics provider Dachser has started construction on a new branch in Kassel in northern Hesse. Located in the Lohfelden commercial zone, the new transit terminal is due for completion by summer 2021. The groundbreaking ceremony was attended by vice president of the Kassel district government, ... [+]