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GB Railfreight runs first service from Solent Stevedores to iPort Rail
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 12:21

On Tuesday 18th September, GB Railfreight Class 66 locomotive no. 66752, ‘The Hoosier State’ had the privilege of being the first freight train to arrive at the newly-opened iPort Rail inland port in Rossington, Doncaster.

The f...

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Four awards in one week for Direct Rail Services
Friday, September 14, 2018 - 15:58

Direct Rail Services (DRS), scooped their fourth award of the week, with their Class 88 locomotive being named as Train of the Year – freight/ mixed traffic at the prestigious National Rail Awards held in London on September 13. With over...

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Eddie Stobart launches new train service
Friday, September 14, 2018 - 07:37

Eddie Stobart has announced the launch of its new train service, connecting the Port of Tilbury to Tesco’s site in Daventry, and then Daventry to Mossend, Scotland.

This is Eddie Stobart’s first ever train service to run from th...

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Don’t miss out, enter the FTA’s Logistics Awards - deadline extended to 21 September!
Friday, September 7, 2018 - 12:41

There’s still time to enter the UK's Flagship Awards for the Logistics Industry.  The FTA Logistics Awards 2018, the only awards for the industry and by the industry, celebrate the best of the best from this vital sector – including opera...

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Discover the future of freight at FTA’s Future Logistics Conference
Monday, September 3, 2018 - 16:24

Self-driving and electric vehicles, drone technology, Wi-Fi connectivity, artificial intelligence and more: the world around us is changing fast, and the logistics sector is one area embracing new technologies and solutions quickly.

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Eddie Stobart on road to profitable year
Friday, August 31, 2018 - 10:19

Eddie Stobart Logistics has posted better interim revenues and profits, with the promise of improved fortunes heading into the traditionally stronger second half.

The AIM-listed business reported a 25.3% increase in turnover of...

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ONE enhances reefer fleet
Monday, August 20, 2018 - 14:51

Ocean Network Express has expanded its fleet of refrigerated containers with an order for 14,000, state of the art, advanced generation units.

The order, comprising 13,000 40 ft boxes and 1,000 20 ft units, also includes the add...

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More railfreight to and from Felixstowe
Friday, August 17, 2018 - 21:41

Network Rail has secured permission to build a new bridleway bridge across the Felixstowe branch line to provide a safe public route across the railway while enabling for more goods to be moved by rail.

As part of a £60.4 millio...

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Maritime Transport sets its sights on chilled distribution sector
Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 09:15

Maritime Transport wants to grow in the chilled distribution sector, after a successful start to its contract running Tesco’s Snodland DC contributed to a strong performance in 2017.

Taking over from Wincanton, Maritime began de...

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Malcolm Logistics orders 41 swap bodies
Friday, August 10, 2018 - 08:09

Malcolm Logistics has ordered 41 Class A swap bodies from trailer and commercial vehicle body manufacturers Cartwright.

This unique design is a higher rated swap body than normal and runs at a gross weight of 34,500 kilos with a...

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Calling the Best of the Best! Nominations now open for FTA Logistics Awards 2018
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 11:33

The logistics industry is one of the UK's largest and most important business sectors, employing just over 2.5 million people and contributing more than £121 billion GVA to the nation's economy.  To recognise and reward the outstanding bu...

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Rail industry’s customs proposal tackle post-Brexit congestion concerns and provides new opportunities for businesses
Wednesday, August 8, 2018 - 08:28

Creation of new Railway Customs Areas (RCAs) at rail freight terminals would avoid the need for a single border checkpoint, removing the prospect of congestion on the rail network in Kent and securing the £1.7bn economic benefits every ye...

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Teesport news
Monday, August 6, 2018 - 09:56

Network Rail and Tees Valley Mayor Ben Houchen have signed off a £1m investment to fund a study which will look at ways to improve the region’s rail freight network.

The funding will go towards resolving issues between Eaglescli...

XPO Logistics
XPO Logistics announces second quarter 2018 results
Friday, August 3, 2018 - 09:04

XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO) today announced financial results for the second quarter 2018. Revenue increased 16.0% year-over-year to $4.36 billion. Net income attributable to common shareholders was $137.5 million for the quarter, com...

Hiab acquires EFFER S.p.A from the CTE Group
Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 09:09

Hiab, part of Cargotec, and a global leader in on-road load handling, has entere...

DB Cargo
DB Cargo UK launches fresh recruitment drive
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 13:52

DB Cargo UK has launched a major new recruitment drive to attract a new generation of talent to work in the rail freight industry.

The UK’s largest rail freight company based in Doncaster currently employs around 2,200 employees...

P&O Ferrymasters
P&O Ferrymasters responds to demand for smaller loads by adding sixth weekly round-trip to Poznan-Rotterdam train service
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 15:04

RISING demand for freight transport between Poznan in Poland and Europe’s busiest port at Rotterdam has
led to P&O Ferrymasters adding a sixth service every week to its train link between the two industrial centres.

Operating profit continues to improve
Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 16:10

The consolidated revenues for the Group in the first six months of 2018 reached €510 million, an increase of €18 million, or +4% compared to the first half of 2017. The Group’s operating costs have increased by €7 million for the six mont...

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Commitment to deploy ERTMS between London, Paris and Brussels
Monday, July 23, 2018 - 09:31

Michel Boudoussier, Getlink Chief Corporate Officer, Dyan Crowther, HS1 CEO, Patrick Jeantet, SNCF-Réseau President and Luc Lallemand, Infrabel CEO, committed to join forces to coordinate the deployment of the European Rail Traffic Manage...

Harworth Estates
Harworth plans for rail-connected logistics hub in Yorkshire
Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 11:57

Harworth Group plc, the leading land regeneration and property investment specialist, has submitted an outline planning application to Selby District Council to transform its Gascoigne Wood site in Sherburn-in-Elmet, North Yorkshire, into...

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DB Cargo UK to Power all Rail Sites and Offices with 100% Renewable Electricity
Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 19:32

DB Cargo UK, Britain’s leading rail freight company, has announced that all its rail sites and offices will be powered by 100% renewable electricity thanks to a three-year agreement with SSE Business Energy.

SSE Business Energy...

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Trains from Spain showcase Bristol's multimodal prowess
Friday, July 6, 2018 - 10:28

Bristol Port received the first of 98 new train carriages from Spain last month, destined to boost services in the North by forming one of the country’s most modern train fleets.

The carriages, imported on UECC’S vessel Autosun,...

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Freightliner signs exclusive RailSmart deal with 3Squared
Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 11:57

Freightliner, a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W), has announced that it has selected the RailSmart suite of operational software designed specifically for rail operators from software development specialists 3Squared....

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Eddie Stobart wins PepsiCo contract
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 08:23

Eddie Stobart has announced a new contract with PepsiCo, one of the world’s leading food and beverage companies.

Under this new contract, Eddie Stobart will manage the business’s ambient transport operations across England and W...

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Eddie Stobart acquires TPN
Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 12:49

Eddie Stobart has announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the entire issued share capital of The Pallet Network Group Limited ("TPN"), a leading provider of pallet distribution services across UK and Ireland, for total...

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Tony's train
Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 12:23

The great and the good of the UK's Rail Freight industry ​gathered at Victoria station on the June 27th to wish Tony Berkeley a very happy retirement.

Representatives from RFG joined guests from GBRf, Freightliner, Colas Rail, D...

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Halo is handed keys to new facility at DP World London Gateway
Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 08:32

DP World London Gateway handed SH Pratt Group the keys to its bespoke temperature controlled warehouse - home to its new business, Halo.

The 108,555 sq ft facility at DP World London Gateway’s Logistics Park was completed in les...

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Multi-million pound contract brings blue-chip manufacturing giant to Teesside
Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 08:50

Middlesbrough freight logistics firm AV Dawson has signed a multi-million pound deal with a major blue-chip manufacturer, securing new business and jobs in Teesside.

AV Dawson has won a contract with British Gypsum, the UK’s mar...

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Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 09:04

CMA CGM Group, a leading worldwide shipping Group, is pleased to announce the signature of an agreement between CMA CGM and Container Finance Ltd Oy pursuant to which the container shipping and logistics business Containerships (and Conta...

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Ocean Network Express and Freightliner go green
Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 08:51

Ocean Network Express (ONE) and Freightliner, a subsidiary of Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W), have signed a contract for guaranteed rail wagon capacity on the main intermodal routes in the United Kingdom.

By switching from...

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Opening Times

Tues 18th June 2019 10:00 - 17:00

Awards/VIP Dinner 19:00 - 24:00

Wed 19th June 2019 10:00 - 19:00

Multimodal Mixer 17:00 - 19:00
(Late night opening & happy hour)

Thurs 20th June 2019 10:00 - 15:00


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