Europa breaks ground on Corby hub

Europa Worldwide Group has started work on its £60 million, 715,000sq ft  logistics facility at Midlands Logistics Park in Corby, due for completion in June 2020. It will become the company largest facility in the UK and will form part of its Europa Warehouse arm’s 3PL logistics offering. The company says it will double Europa Warehouse’s logistics portfolio with 18 metre heights to accommodate three mezzanine floors. It will be the single biggest investment since the ... [+]

Ferrymasters adds Romania-Poland link

P&O Ferrymasters has launched a new intermodal service between Oradea in Romania and Lodz in Poland. It follows the introduction of services between Oradea and Zeebrugge and Piacenza. The 48-hour service will initially offer two departures each way per week, increasing to three by mid-2020. The ... [+]

French truck park gets top security cert

The Delta Park Truck Secure Parking site in Dourges, France, has become the first location to achieve the highest Level 1 certification under the Transported Asset Protection Association's (TAPA) new Parking Security Requirements (PSR), launched earlier this year. The Dourges site in Hauts-de-France provides 146 ... [+]

FTA expert helps to double Morocco permits

The Freight Transport Association says it has helped secure an agreement between the UK and Morocco to double road freight permits doubled between the two nations in 2020 . FTA's manager of international transport and trade procedures, John Lucy, Fwas invited by the Department of Transport (DfT) to share his ... [+]

Slicker, quicker systems for Europa’s new subsidiary

Continental Cargo Carriers has carried out a raft of upgrades to its IT systems since it was acquired by Europa Worldwide Group in June 20218, says the new Dartford-based owner. It says that CCC’s 20-year-old IT system has been overhauled and replaced with a brand-new ... [+]

Cast of a thousand for ferry booking firm

European ferry booking service Freightlink Solutions says it has achieved its ambition to offer more than 1,000 different freight ferry routes, available online or via its multi-lingual reservations centre. The network connects more than 50 countries and includes ferry services both between countries or domestic ... [+]

German firm offers solution to piggyback rail conundrum

German rail operator TX Logistik (TXL) has demonstrated a new system that would allow normal road trailers to be lifted on and off piggyback rail wagons without additional strengthening. It demonstrated the NiKRASA transhipment system to customers at Oredea in Romania, saying that it was ... [+]

Remember, remember the first of November

The International Road Transport Union has joined forces with other EU industry bodies calling on the European Commission and member states to implement additional customs contingency to reduce disruption to freight in the case of a no-deal Brexit. IRU says that any goods starting their ... [+]

Hellmann ventures into France

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has opened its first own air and sea freight branch in France, at Villepinte, close to Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris. The network in France will be expanded further with the opening of additional branches, it added. Hellmann will continue to ... [+]

Government announces winners of port funding pot

A total of 16 ports in England will receive a share of a £10 million fund pot to help their preparations for Brexit, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced on 26 September. Successful bidders in the Port Infrastructure Resilience and Connectivity (PIRC) competition,  which offers ports up ... [+]