Funds for green trucks

Hauliers are being invited to bid for a slice of a £9.5m invested by the Department for Transport and the Technology Strategy Board in a low carbon truck demonstration trial. The scheme will deliver fleets of low-emission heavy goods vehicles as well as supporting infrastructure such as fuelling stations and electric recharging hubs. Transport minister Mike Penning said: “These trials will show us how low-carbon technologies perform day-to-day in the real ... [+]

Hellmann offers regular services to East Europe

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics is offering an extended service to Romania, Slovenia, Hungary and Slovakia from this month with delivery from the UK and other European countries at 10am and 12am. The ‘priority’ service guarantees delivery on the first available departure, but the new ‘fixed date’ service offers customers within selected ... [+]

Russia by rail

The new Russian port of Ust-Luga can now move containers by rail to Moscow and St Petersburg.  The company says that it has the possibility to dispatch up to 30% of its container traffic by rail, by-passing the congested St Petersburg yard. The port’s rail terminal consists of four25-wagon  sidings ... [+]

Iberia to market Vueling space

IAG Cargo’s Iberia Cargo has signed an agreement to become Barcelona-based low-cost airline Vueling’s general sales agent for cargo and mail space for two years. Freight can be now be shipped from and to any of the 21 airports in Spain reached by Vueling as well as London and a ... [+]

Fallow sells stake to Singaporeans

Romford-based Fallow International Freight Limitedhas sold a strategic stake in its business to CWT Globelink, the freight arm of Singapore listed CWT, say legal advisors  Birkett Long. Fallow has been renamed Globelink Fallow Limited and has joined Globelink’s global group, whose g network now includes over 100 offices in 25 countries. Globelinksaid ... [+]

Barging into Runcorn

Peel Ports' barge Manchester Ship Canal barge service has moved its first project cargo - a 30 metre high, 20-tonne chemical tank to the Ineos facility at Runcorn. The tank arrived at the Port of Liverpool from Holland on the ACL vessel Atlantic Concert, and made the onward journey on ... [+]

AEA calls for transatlantic air security standards

The Association of European Airlines (AEA) has called on the US to fully recognise European cargo security standards and to sign a mutual recognition agreement. AEA secretary-general Ulrich Schulte-Strathaus said in a statement released on 16 April: "At the moment, European airlines have to seek cargo security approval on both ... [+]

DFDS and LD get it together

DFDS and Louis Dreyfus Lines have formed a new joint company combining all their Channel routes plus an LDA Mediterranean service. From 1 July, the new company will operate nine passenger and freight ferries on four routes in the Channel and one in the Mediterranean, with DFDS owning 82 % ... [+]

Felicitations in Felixstowe

Suffolk logistics provider, Dooley Rumble celebrated its 25th anniversary on 23 March. Neil Dooley and Simon Rumble founded Dooley Rumble in 1987, with the main area of business being freight forwarding. Now the company has customers around the globe and find ourselves moving goods as diverse as Formula One cars ... [+]

Food specialist Yearsley moves into forwarding

Manchester-based frozen food sales, storage and distribution specialist Yearsley Group has launched a new global logistics and freight forwarding division. The group will take control of the logistics and import operations for products imported from overseas by UK food manufacturing customers, making full use of Yearsley Group’s logistics network. Yearsley will ... [+]

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