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PD Ports has announced the signing of a new seven year deal with SSI UK for the handling of steel slab through Teesport. More than seven million tonnes of steel slab has been exported through the port since the producer restarted operations almost three years ago.
The Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin MP, paid a visit to a North East port to witness its rail lines being used for the first time in more than two decades.
The Senior Traffic Commissioner for Great Britain, Beverley Bell, is to take up the one-year presidency of CILT UK from Jim Spittle when he passes on the honour at an inauguration lunch to be held in London on 8th May.
According to the latest Close Brothers Business Barometer, almost a quarter (24%) of small and medium sized businesses in the UK transport sector say they believe the high-speed rail project, HS2, will have a positive effect on their business.
Data released by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has identified a 4.5% growth in air cargo demand during 2014, measured by freight tonne kilometres (FTKs), when compared to the previous year. The level of increase significantly accelerated from the 1.4% recorded in 2013 over 2012.