Welsh freight report published

The Welsh Government's Freight Task and Finish Group has published its report on the future of the sector; Edwina Hart, Minister for Economy, Science and Transport at Welsh Government, said that she will accept its recommendations. These include developing intermodal freight networks, improving key trunk routes such as the A55 expressway to Holyhead and the 'import raod' linking the Holyhead port area with the A55. The Welsh Government should also take ... [+]

First meeting for Welsh freight group

The first meeting of a new Ministerial Task and Finish Group on freight transport in Wales took place on 31 October. It is chaired by former president of the Wales TUC, Brian Curtis, and has been set up to advise the Transport Minister Edwina Hart on what needs to be ... [+]

Wales needs joined-up freight strategy, says report

A new report by the National Assembly for Wales called for a new freight strategy for the country with greater emphasis on rail freight, electrification of the relief lines on the Great Western Main Line to improve access for container traffic to Welsh ports and for gauge clearance work to ... [+]
Gethin Worgan, Geoff Tomlinson and Mark Leveridge stand in front of container lift

Boom time in South Wales

Independent intermodal freight forwarder Freight Systems Express Wales (FSEW), based at the South Wales International Freightliner Terminal in Wentloog, near Cardiff, says it has transported a record number of rail borne containers from Southampton Docks to the terminal in partnership with Freightliner's Logico division. FSEW founder Geoff Tomlinson, said: “Working closely ... [+]

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