LV Shipping offers steel transport solution

Middlesbrough-based forwarder LV Shipping has taken delivery of a new fleet of curtainsiders from TIP Trailer Services to carry steel pipes and related products for Van Leeuwen. Manufactured by Krone in Germany, the Profi Liner trailers are a mixture of standard and high-cube and designed for fast and secure loading of heavy and out-sized cargo. For additional strength and security, the rear doors are steel ‘container type’ with bolted rear frame, ... [+]

November fireworks for Le Shuttle

November saw a record for Le Shuttle Freight with 151,107 trucks transported, 8% higher than November 2017. It is the third best month after October 2018 and March 2017, both of which include an additional day. Since 1st January, more than 1.5 million trucks have ... [+]

Transvalair joins Palletways

Freight forwarder Transvalair has joined the Palletways network. It will handle full load express deliveries for Palletways customers in four Redhill postcode districts around Gatwick covering parts of Surrey and Sussex. Transvalair, which started life in 1973 as a Swiss cargo airline, has operated as a ... [+]

Clecat disappointed by cabotage plans

European forwarders’ representative group Clecat says it is disappointed at the European Council’s recent compromise agreement on posting of workers. It says that the agreement, if implement, would in “no way respond to the need for simple, uniform, clear and easily enforceable rules which would ... [+]

Gilet Jaunes move into Benelux

Freight forwarder Rhenus reports that the ‘Gilet Jaunes’ fuel protests in France were beginning to affect operations in neighbouring countries. While the situation is most severe in the Paris and south of France, it has received news that pockets of disruption have reached the Netherlands ... [+]

New Benelux boss for Crane

Crane Worldwide Logistics has appointed Kenneth Nielsen as managing director for Benelux. Crane operates an airfreight base in Amsterdam, ocean freight in Rotterdam, and contract logistics in Tilburg. Nielsen’s most recent position was at Geodis Freight Forwarding where he was director, global ocean product. ... [+]

Intermodal is making inroads into trucking market, says Samskip

Pressures on the road haulage industry are already restricting road trailer operations and the effects could be exacerbated by Brexit, warns Andy Foulds, UK sales director at intermodal operator Samskip. Driver shortages are reducing the scope of over-the-road services in favour of services that use ... [+]

More work for distressed loads specialist

Multi-temperature supply chain specialist Oakland International says it has seen a significant increase in requests for its distressed loads management service in recent months. The service minimises losses and food waste due to movement during transit, theft or stowaway incursion. Oakland says that with over 5,000 ... [+]

Cheaper than a plane, faster than a train

Ceva Logistics has taken part in the project to send the first ever TIR truck from China to Europe. A trial run from Khorgos, China via Kazakhstan to Poland operated on 13 November, in conjunction with the International Road Transportation Union and Alblas and Jet-rail, ... [+]

FTA calls on MPs to back Brexit deal

Freight Transport Association (FTA) deputy chief executive James Hookham called on MPs to vote in favour of the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement at a meeting with the Prime Minister of businesses and trade associations at 10 Downing Street on 26 November. He stressed that a No Deal ... [+]