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The Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughlin MP

DP World London Gateway welcomes Transport Secretary as it announces plans for third deep-sea berth

The UK’s newest deep-sea hub port, DP World London Gateway, has unveiled plans to build a third berth. The announcement coincided with a visit by Patrick McLoughlin MP, the Secretary of State for Transport, and other local MPs.

HMRC uncovers diesel fraud in Sunderland

HMRC uncovers diesel fraud in Sunderland

A diesel laundering plant, capable of evading £1.4 million in duty, has been dismantled by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) at commercial premises in Sunderland city centre.

Mike Farrall, Chairman, Farrall’s Transport

Is it really so hard to see why drivers are difficult to find?

The driver shortage is critical, it’s not getting any better, and it is not so difficult to see why. It’s not about the money. Good rates are being offered across the industry, but I believe the problem is more closely related to the way drivers are regarded and treated.

Duncan Eyre, Bibby Distribution’s Development Director

Netto UK awards Bibby Distribution new full food logistics contract

Under a new contract Bibby Distribution is to provide full food logistics services for Netto UK. The 3PL will handle frozen, chilled and ambient food logistics for the discounter, which opened five stores in the North of England last year and plans to open another ten by the end of this year.

Jerry Hopkinson, Managing Director Bulks and Port Services at PD Ports

Teesport receives major boost as PD Ports and SSI UK sign new long-term deal

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.