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Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield has reported a 112% increase in the amount of cargo it transports – which is good news for the airport and the economy of the region, as it builds on its growing reputation.
To enable it to reach a target of transporting two million trucks per year by 2020, Eurotunnel has announced the order of three new freight shuttles to add to the 15 in its existing fleet. The move is fuelled by the continuing expansion of the UK economy and increasing cross-Channel traffic flows.
GB Railfreight recently ran its first train for Aggregates Industries (AI), as part of a five-year deal to transport aggregates, such as sand and stone, from AI quarries to various depots and handling sites across the UK.
Data released by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) identifies that global air freight markets grew by 4.2% in freight tonne kilometres (FTK) during November 2014, compared to the same period in the previous year.
Penny Mordaunt MP, the Minister for Thames Gateway, was able to see the major economic benefits that DP World London Gateway is bringing to the country and the region during a visit to key growth projects in South Essex.