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John Fawcett, MD, Transport Division, Close Brothers Asset Finance

Transport firms anticipating considerable benefits from HS2 project

According to the latest Close Brothers Business Barometer, almost a quarter (24%) of small and medium sized businesses in the UK transport sector say they believe the high-speed rail project, HS2, will have a positive effect on their business.

Tony Tyler, IATA’s Director General and CEO

Air cargo sector ends 2014 on an upward trend

Data released by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has identified a 4.5% growth in air cargo demand during 2014, measured by freight tonne kilometres (FTKs), when compared to the previous year. The level of increase significantly accelerated from the 1.4% recorded in 2013 over 2012.

Premier Logistics orders new SDC trailers to meet increasing demand

Premier Logistics orders new SDC trailers to meet increasing demand

In response to customer requirements, Premier Logistics is extending its fleet with ten new SDC trailers. The curtainsider trailers will be put to nationwide use from the company’s head office in Bardon.

RHA chief executive Richard Burnett

RHA set for Treasury meeting over driver shortage funding

Following extensive lobbying on behalf of its members, the Road Haulage Association (RHA) has welcomed an invitation from the Treasury to attend a meeting early next month to discuss the issue of funding for employers to train UK residents to drive in the haulage industry.

James Hogan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways surpasses growth targets in 2014

The national airline of the United Arab Emirates, Etihad Airways, set new records for the number of passengers carried and amount of cargo transported during 2014, its strongest operational performance to date.