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Acquisition of S&S Distribution will strengthen Palletline network

Palletline has announced that it has acquired S&S Distribution, along with its warehousing activities. Under the ownership of brothers, David and Ken Sanderson, the Kent-based haulage company has worked closely with the palletised distribution network for 20 years.

World’s first battery-powered electric ferry enters service

World’s first battery-powered electric ferry enters service

The world’s first battery-powered electric ferry, Ampere, has entered service sailing between Lavik and Oppedal on the Sognefjord, Norway. Operated by Norled, the Norwegian shipping company, the venture is a major step in the evolution of emission-free ferries and significantly reduces the cost of fuel.

John Catling

Drivers under pressure to ensure tyres are correctly inflated

Motorists visiting last month’s Commercial Vehicle Show (CV Show) at the NEC, Birmingham, had the opportunity to test a revolutionary tyre pressure system for free by simply driving over the instrument, which was installed at the venue’s East car park.

Dr Emel Aktas

Is a sea change needed for the shipping industry?

The world of container shipping is crucial to our everyday existence. More than 60% of the goods we use every day are transported by sea. This takes its toll on the environment. Maritime transport accounts for approximately 3% of the world’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and 4% of the EU’s total GHG emissions.

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.