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Locomotive naming celebrates GBRf’s relationship with West Somerset Railway

One of GB Railfreight’s Class 66 heavy freight diesel locomotives – 66757 – has been formally named ‘West Somerset Railway’. The name symbolises the important relationship between the rail freight operator and Britain’s longest heritage railway line. The naming ceremony took place at Bishops Lydeard Railway Station.

Decline in volumes halted but air freight remains flat, reports IATA

Data released by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), relating to the performance of global air freight markets in August, identifies that freight markets stabilised after two months of decline.

UKWA’s new report highlights lack of warehousing capacity

A new report from the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) has delivered a detailed analysis of the UK’s warehouse stock, highlighting a critical lack of supply and development: a clear potential pinch point for UK industry.

Palletline members endorse introduction of new weight restriction

The member-owned palletised freight distribution company, Palletline, introduced a lower weight restriction for standard tail lift deliveries on 1 October. The new weight restriction is enforced across the network – as voted for by its members – at 750kg or under, compared to current industry limits of 1000kg, in order to protect drivers and customers from injury.

Extra cranes will enable Port of Felixstowe to handle more mega-vessels

The Port of Felixstowe has taken delivery of three new ship-to-shore gantry cranes. Built by ZPMC in Shanghai, the new cranes will be operated on the port’s Berths 8&9 which are currently being extended to increase the port’s ability to handle the latest ultra-large container ships.