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Multimodal 2019


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Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson visits UK's number one export port
Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 09:54

ABP Southampton welcomed the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, The Rt Hon Boris Johnson (Friday June 22) on a visit to the Port of Southampton.

During the visit the Foreign Secretary was able to see first-...

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Pall-Ex Group drives logistics industry innovation with launch of ground-breaking international system featuring Europe-wide tracking technology
Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 09:32

Pall-Ex has taken a giant leap towards achieving its long-standing pan-European vision with significant investment in new sector-first software that will transform intercontinental palletised haulage and accelerate its International growt...

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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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UKWA and HMRC come together to clarify impact of FHDDS on logistics businesses
Friday, June 22, 2018 - 09:58

Contrary to rumor and speculation, fulfillment houses will not have to check every single package they receive from overseas clients to comply with the rules laid down by the new Fulfilment House Due Diligence Scheme (FHDDS).


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Redefining rental for MHE
Friday, June 22, 2018 - 09:44

Digital disruptors are influencing every aspect of business—shaping growth, inspiring change and prompting new business models.  The implications for the logistics and materials handling market are significant: according to research under...

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Multi-million Seatruck investment
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 16:18

A €100 million investment by Seatruck Ferries, the Irish Sea freight specialist, will increase capacity on Warrenpoint to Heysham route by 30%.

Seatruck will deploy two larger freight ferries on the route later this summer, in d...

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Descartes takes the driving seat to host Procar’s new freight forwarding solution
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 11:22

Descartes Systems Group has announced that Procar International Limited has successfully established its new Freight Forwarding division using Descartes’ hosted Netfreight™ solution.

Established in 1978 with primary involvement...

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018 - 11:19

As part of its Customer Centricity strategy, CMA CGM has announced the commercialization of a connected containers offer: TRAXENS by CMA CGM.

As the first company to have invested in TRAXENS, thus participating in its developmen...

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Nestlé and XPO Logistics building digital warehouse of the future in the East Midlands
Monday, June 18, 2018 - 15:49

Nestlé and XPO Logistics are co-creating a 638,000-square-foot distribution centre at the new SEGRO East Midlands Gateway Logistics Park in Leicestershire, UK. The facility, a digital warehouse of the future, will be occupied predominantl...

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DHL lands new deal with Morrisons
Friday, June 15, 2018 - 10:56

DHL Supply Chain has been awarded a new contract by Morrisons to manage its wholesale logistics operations for six years.

Building on its 20-plus year partnership, the new contract will see DHL support the retailer with order fu...

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Wincanton signs contract with Micheldever Tyre Services
Friday, June 15, 2018 - 09:59

Wincanton has secured a contract to provide warehousing and transport services to Micheldever Tyre Services (MTS), as the tyre and auto specialist strives to double the size of its inside M25 supply chain operation. This agreement follows...

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PD Ports’ Director recognised in honours list
Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 14:21

Jim French, PD Ports’ Director Portcentric Logistics and former RHA (Road Haulage Association) Chairman, has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to young people in the transport industry.

Jim st...

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Anglepoise® takes a shine to Import Services
Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 14:17

British brand Anglepoise® has appointed Import Services as its logistics partner for the UK and Continental European markets.

The new partnership will see Anglepoise® import its series of desk, floor, wall and pendant lamps, ide...

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New Knauf contract for Downton
Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 14:11

Major building products manufacturer Knauf has awarded a new distribution contract to transport specialist CM Downton covering full loads from its factory in Sittingbourne to customers in the South East and throughout the M4 corridor. The...

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Heathrow flying high
Monday, June 11, 2018 - 17:20

Cargo at Heathrow Airport has grown for the 22nd consecutive month, passing the 144,000 tonne mark in May.

The airport handled 144,171 tonnes of cargo in May, a year-on-year increase of 0.5 per cent.

In the first five...

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Chasing the sun with Damco’s new weekly east-west rail service
Monday, June 11, 2018 - 17:15

Damco has reached another milestone in its fast-developing rail service.

Building on the growing success of its rail offer connecting China and France, Damco will be launching a new weekly East-West rail service in response to c...

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New trailers for SAICA Paper
Monday, June 11, 2018 - 10:47

Following a recent contract extension with SAICA Paper, CM Downton has invested in 10 new trailers to be utilised on the contract, five of which are liveried in the client’s new livery design. The two companies have worked together since...

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Kinaxia secures flagship warehouse at DIRFT
Friday, June 8, 2018 - 12:20

Kinaxia Logistics will move into a flagship warehouse facility at the Prologis-owned Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal (DIRFT) later this summer.

Kinaxia, which with the rescue of BC Bollington from administration lat...

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Eurotunnel and EY present European authorities with a new study on trade flows between the UK and EU via the Channel Tunnel
Friday, June 8, 2018 - 08:39

The report shows for the first time the detail of the traffic flows managed by Eurotunnel between the UK and its 5 principal European partners (Germany, France, the Netherlands, Spain and Ireland).

The total amount of trade pass...

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Eddie Stobart to acquire again?
Friday, June 8, 2018 - 08:06

Eddie Stobart has made the following Stock Exchange announcement

"The Company announces that it is in discussions regarding the potential acquisition of a logistics service provider whose operations are complementary to the Eddi...

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Bristol upgrade
Friday, June 8, 2018 - 07:58

Kalmar is to upgrade a 1988-built NKK ship-to-shore (STS) crane currently operating at the UK’s Port of Bristol, located in South West England.

The venture, scheduled to be completed in the first quarter of next year, will see a...

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Kuehne + Nagel launches KN ControlTowerDynamic, a new end-to-end solution for small and medium-sized companies
Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 18:01

Due to an increasing demand of cost-efficient transportation management solutions from leading small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), Kuehne + Nagel Integrated Logistics has developed the new KN ControlTowerDynamic.

KN Contr...

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Xpediator acquires Anglia Forwarding Group
Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 17:54

Xpediator has announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire the entire issued share capital of Anglia Forwarding Group.

The initial cash consideration payable upon completion is £1.5 million, plus a further cash payment...

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P&O Ferries deploys new tonnage
Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 17:45

P&O Ferries deploys new tonnage on Zeebrugge-Teesport this week to lift capacity of Scottish gateway by 25 per cent

P&O Ferries has announced that it will significantly raise its capacity on Zeebrugge-Teesport this week...

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Pets at Home support growth plans with a £2.5 million warehouse update
Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 09:57

Pets at Home, the UK’s largest retailer of pet supplies, has signed a deal with Conveyor Networks to implement a £2.5m warehouse automation project at its eCom distribution centre in Northampton (‘SDC’). 

Following trifold growt...

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‘Brave new world?’
Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 09:48

Coinciding with its 50th anniversary, leading international freight transport insurer TT Club, in conjunction with global management consulting firm McKinsey, have today published ‘Brave new world? – Container transport in 2043’, a wide-r...

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Bibby Distribution wins Autoglass and Laddaw contracts
Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 09:06

Bibby Distribution has secured a new contract with Autoglass, the vehicle glass repair and replacement market leader, and its wholesale division, Laddaw. Bibby will work through the night transporting products from one of Europe’s largest...

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Global Britain needs a resilient global hub airport, says FTA
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 08:14

As the UK's only international cargo hub, Heathrow Airport needs to be capable of handling increased capacity as Britain looks to reassert its trading position after Brexit, according to the Freight Transport Association (FTA), the only o...

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News from Multimodal
Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 10:21


Your business is likely to have changed dramatically over the last 2-3 years – as the transport, logistics and supply chain business becomes increasingly digital – with AI and Blockchain the newest kids on the block in what se...

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