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Growth continues for rail freight

Rail freight growth continues

Record expansion has been confirmed in the two main rail freight markets of construction and consumer (intermodal) traffic, according to latest quarterly ORR rail freight statistics.

Port of Felixstowe breaks one million TEU by rail barrier

Port of Felixstowe breaks one million TEU by rail barrier

Port of Felixstowe has become the first port in the UK to handle more than 1 million TEU by rail in a single year.

Alphatrans acquisition will extend DFDS’s reach

Shipping and logistics group DFDS will acquire all the shares in Dutch logistics company Alphatrans Group BV following the signing of an agreement signed with Martin Bos, owner of Alphatrans.

Financial standing rates should be set in sterling not euros after Brexit, says

Financial standing rates should be set in sterling not euros after Brexit, says FTA

€9,000 for the first vehicle and €5,000 for each subsequent vehicle. For non-Eurozone member states, including the UK, the exchange rate is set on the first working day of October and applied for the following calendar year from January 1.  The Office of the Traffic Commissioner is set to announce the official rates for financial standing in 2018 in the coming weeks. A sharp rise in the strength of the pound in September has spared the freight and logistics industry a further hike...

DB Cargo starts trial freight train run to Wolverhampton

DB Cargo starts trial freight train run to Wolverhampton

Rail freight operator DB Cargo UK and steel and mining company ArcelorMittal has launched a trial service moving steel coil by rail from the Port of Boston to Wolverhampton.