PGS to open greenest warehouse yet

Midlands-based UK and international haulier PGS Global Logistics has invested £10 million in what it says is the greenest storage and distribution hub in central England. The purpose-built, carbon neutral warehouse in West Bromwich will double its pallet storage capabilities from 15,000 to 30,000 with Very Narrow Aisle (VNA) pallet racking to maximise capacity while electric forklift trucks and a fully integrated warehouse management system will handle storage, picking and ... [+]

New guidelines for Lithium batteries

A group of freight industry bodies including insurers the TT Club, the Cargo Incident Notification System Network (CINS) and cargo handling organisation ICHCA have produced a series of guidelines for safe transport of Lithium-ion batteries in containers. Lithium-ion Batteries in Containers Guidelines (101.A) is intended ... [+]

Multimodal reveals conference line-up

Organisers of the Multimodal show in Birmingham NEC on 13-15 June have revealed the programme of discussions and presentations. These include: Peak Season Preview 2023; Digitalisation of International Trade and Transport; A Rail Retail Revolution; Roadblocks to sustainable freight - and how to overcome them; ... [+]

Security at your fingertips in Antwerp

DP World Antwerp Gateway has introduced fingerprint scanning technology to help improve security for container collection. In collaboration with NxtPort, the digital platform of Port of Antwerp-Bruges, DP World has successfully tested the Certified Pick up (CPu) software with Belgium logistics companies Katoen Natie and Van ... [+]

Hauliers offer value for money

Haulage companies are absorbing rising operational costs and offering lowest prices in almost two years, according to the latest Road Transport Price Index by the Transport Exchange Group. It says that haulage price-per-mile has fallen nearly 2% year-on-year and 3% month-on-month, despite diesel prices rising ... [+]

Cargobeamer to go the extra mile

Multimodal logistics company Cargobeamer is to offer a first and last-mile road service for semi-trailers to and from the terminals in its network from the second quarter of 2023. It says the integrated drayage solution will make intermodal more accessible for existing and new customers ... [+]

Eurotunnel offers first class for freight

Eurotunnel has launched a premium service for freight customers. Subscription-based FIRST offers priority access to check-in lanes, boarding lanes and to the Douane/SIVEP customs, plant and animal control centres, along with automatic recognition of truck number plates. Eurotunnel says that the service has been tested ... [+]

Ceva to create low cargo truckstop network

Ceva Logistics, together with low cargo energy firm Engie and motorway services operator Sanef have created a European Clean Transport Network Alliance to create a network of low cargo truck terminals on Europe’s motorways. The system will be tailored to electric trucks’ limited range and ... [+]

Europa appoints HR chief

Europa Worldwide Group has promoted Vanita Dass-Puri (pictured, with central services director, Tom Jenkins) to head up its new combined human resources HR and recruitment team. She leads a team of 25 based at Europa’s Head Office in Dartford, as well as the human resources ... [+]

Freight employers call for more women in the workforce – updated

Scottish forwarding and logistics company Streamline Shipping Group is calling for more women to enter the UK’s logistics workforce, to mark International Women's Day on 8 March. Women make up 20% of transport sector employees but only 3% of HGV drivers in the UK, and with ... [+]