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During a visit to the Port of Southampton George Osborne heard news of Associated British Ports’ plans to invest more than £12 million in its vehicle handling facilities at the port. The level of investment will create more than 5,700 new vehicle storage spaces for vehicles from some of the UK’s biggest automotive manufacturers.
The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has responded to the Labour party’s promise to guarantee teenagers face-to-face careers advice in schools if it wins the General Election. The party has also pledged that its plans would focus on vocational as well as academic career routes.
The giant American parcel delivery company has reached a conditional agreement to buy its Dutch counterpart for €4.4 billion. Besides boosting FedEx’s European network it will increase competition on UPS and DHL.
The Road Haulage Association (RHA) is sponsoring a car in this year’s British Touring Car Championships (BTCC). Speedworks Motorsport’s Toyota Avensis, driven by the up-and-coming Tom Ingram, will carry the RHA logo throughout the full racing season calendar.
Twice-weekly flights to Los Angeles have been added to AirBridgeCargo (ABC) Airlines North America freighter operations, connecting the U.S. west coast with its global network. The carrier already serves Chicago and Dallas/Fort Worth.