Every year, up to 800 UK workers are injured – or worse – in accidents involving forklift trucks. In recent years, the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) has highlighted management’s responsibilities – accompanied by a rise in the numbers of managers, supervisors and directors prosecuted for neglect.
A 26-metre long training carriage destined for the Hitachi Rail Europe plant in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, has rolled off the vehicle carrier Höegh London at the Port of Tyne to complete its journey from Japan.
To enable it to reach a target of transporting two million trucks per year by 2020, Eurotunnel has announced the order of three new freight shuttles to add to the 15 in its existing fleet. The move is fuelled by the continuing expansion of the UK economy and increasing cross-Channel traffic flows.
GB Railfreight recently ran its first train for Aggregates Industries (AI), as part of a five-year deal to transport aggregates, such as sand and stone, from AI quarries to various depots and handling sites across the UK.
Following on from the news that Roger Williams, the longstanding CEO of United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA), is to hand over his current role in mid- January, the Association has named Peter Ward as his successor.