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Humber training centre will deliver multimodal logistics skills

Plans have been announced for the UK’s first multimodal logistics training centre. Modal Training Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Grimsby Institute Group, will be the first organisation in the UK to offer integrated, multimodal logistics training for sea, road, rail and air, as well as a full range of support services.

Robert Goodwill MP tested his skills in the Truck Driving Challenge

RHA drives home skills shortage message at Tory Conference

Delegates attending this year’s Conservative Party Conference in Manchester were offered the chance to take part in a Truck Driving Challenge on the Road Haulage Association stand. Challengers were tested to see if they have the high skill levels required to drive a heavy goods vehicle.

FedEx pledges financial and logistical support to aid migrants

With thousands of migrants and refugees arriving in Europe every day, FedEx is to deliver emergency hygiene and medical supplies to the people and communities affected by the crisis. By utilising its range of logistical services, it will ensure supplies arrive in pristine condition immediate use.

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.