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National rail strike on the horizon as dispute intensifies

National rail strike on the horizon as dispute intensifies

As the dispute between the RMT union and Network Rail over pay and jobs continues to escalate, the likelihood of a 24-hour strike by rail workers over the next bank holiday period is a distinct possibility, and one that would bring with it the potential to cause major disruption to passenger and freight services.

Drax renews coal services contract with GB Railfreight

Drax renews coal services contract with GB Railfreight

The leading transporter of coal on the rail network, GB Railfreight (GBRf), has signed a further three-year contract with Drax Power Ltd to run coal services to the power generator’s power station in Selby, North Yorkshire.

Patrick McLoughlin

Patrick McLoughlin’s reappointment welcomed but challenges lie in wait

In the wake of one of the most remarkable, and unpredictable (apart from the BBC’s exit poll!), general elections in recent times, David Cameron has lost little time in announcing the line up of his new Cabinet, writes Michael Parry

Steve Agg and Naomi Landman

Record breaking Multimodal looks forward to 2016

This year’s Multimodal again proved to be a record breaker. The eight-year-old show was attended by more than 8,500 supply chain decision makers who interacted with over 290 exhibitors at the Birmingham NEC.

UPS strengthens its pharmaceutical air freight transportation

UPS strengthens its European position in pharmaceutical air freight transportation

In response to increasing customer demand, UPS has expanded its temperature-controlled supply chain capabilities in Europe with the opening of a healthcare-dedicated air freight forwarding facility at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.