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Strategic acquisition gives Premier logistics a route into North East

Leicester based Premier Logistics has acquired Hull-based CJ Express Logistics in a move that will see its group turnover increase to around £21 million. The takeover will also facilitate a much greater presence in and out of the North East of England. Both companies are members of the Pall-Ex network.

Immingham sets record for single biomass shipment

Around 60,000 tonnes of wood pellets - the world’s largest ever single shipment of biomass - has been discharged from the POPI S onto the quayside at Associated British Ports’ (ABP) Humber International Terminal (HIT) at the Port of Immingham.

Home Secretary moves to create Calais ‘secure zone’

The announcement in the House of Commons by the Home Secretary, Theresa May MP, that a new ‘secure zone’ is to be created in Calais in a bid to stop migrants attempting to access lorries bound for the UK has been welcomed.

Beverley Bell opens consultation on regulation of vocational drivers

An eight week consultation on the regulation of professional drivers has been launched by Beverley Bell, the Senior Traffic Commissioner for Great Britain.

Felixstowe hosts Marchen Maersk naming ceremony

One of the world’s largest container ships, the Triple-E class Marchen Maersk, has been officially named in a ceremony at the Port of Felixstowe. The 18,000 TEU mega ship, is operating on Maersk Line’s Asia-Europe service.