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DB Schenker Rail UK has become the UK’s first rail freight operator to introduce electric shunting units. It is anticipated that the Zephir 1800e CRAB machines will reduce CO2 emissions by 649 tonnes each year.
Working with counterparts from Network Rail and Carillion, engineers from the Lanes Group have carried out a detailed survey and the cleaning of track drainage on the Great Northern and Great Eastern (GNGE) line south east of Doncaster, South Yorkshire.
According to data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), UK van and truck registrations reached an all-time high in the first quarter of 2015 – with 108,456 commercial vehicles being registered in the first quarter of the year.
Gregory Distribution (Holdings) Ltd has acquired Framptons Transport Services Ltd through the purchase of its parent company PF Holdings Ltd. The cost of the transaction has not been disclosed. Baker Tilly and Ashfords LLP advised on the sale.
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.