Genesee & Wyoming opens new office in Birmingham

Photograph caption (inset): Jack Hellmann –  President, Chairman and CEO of G&W – and Matthew Hammond – Chairman, West Midlands Growth Company & Midlands Chairman and Office Senior Partner, PwC Birmingham – celebrate the launch

The parent company of Freightliner and Pentalver, US firm Genesee & Wyoming Inc. (G&W), has officially opened its new office in the UK.

Europa hits four major milestones in four years

Photograph (inset) caption: Europa Directors Carl Potter (HR Facilities) Maria Torrent March (Logistics) Andrew Baxter (Managing Director) and Robert Ross (Finance)

Leading logistics operator Europa Worldwide Group is celebrating its fourth birthday at its £30 million headquarters in Dartford, a state-of-the-art facility opened in 2015 as part of a major relaunch for the global independent logistics business.

Palletways ‘pioneer’ to retire

James Wilson (pictured above), CEO of Palletways, Europe’s largest pallet network, will retire at the end of June, the company has announced.

Wilson will be replaced by Palletways’ Chief Operating Officer, Luis Zubialde, who has worked at the company since 2006. Wilson will continue as a consultant to the company, and to its owner Imperial Logistics International (ILI).

Eddie Stobart celebrate new contract win in distilled spirits sector

Warrington-based transport and logistics business Eddie Stobart has been awarded a five-year contract by Lallemand Biofuels and Distilled Spirits (LBDS).

The contract, effective from 2 June 2019, will see Eddie Stobart deliver logistics support for LBDS' bulk cream yeast business for the UK’s distilled spirits industry. Yeast is a key LBDS product, used predominantly in the production of whisky.

LBDS is a division of US-based firm Lallemand, who specialise in the development, production and marketing of yeast, bacteria and other specialist food ingredients. 

The changing European toll landscape

Laboratory tests, field tests, certifications, formal approvals from transport authorities and ministries, products available to pre-order, order or deliver – the European toll market has not seen so much activity for years. But when it comes to Europe-wide toll boxes (EETS boxes), there is a great need for clarification if the product is to work as the customer is led to believe it should. Jürgen Steinmeyer (pictured above), Director Toll at DKV Euro Service, explains what hauliers should bear in mind.

New recruits help boost Baxter Freight’s long-term ambitions

Nottingham-based logistics firm Baxter Freight has appointed six new starters to strengthen its team and support its long-term strategy for growth.

Shella Galminaite, Amiel King and Nuno Santos have joined the customer service-driven logistics provider as account managers, Ryenne Riveral and Rachael Burdis as trainee finance administrators while Mick Glenny has taken on the role of domestic operator.

Stena Line leads the field at Irish Sport Industry Awards

Ferry operator Stena Line has been awarded the Best Sports Sponsorship of the Year accolade at this year’s Irish Sport Industry Awards for its sponsorship of the Dublin Horse Show. The shipping company took over sponsorship of the iconic Irish sporting and social event last year and is currently preparing for an even bigger event in 2019.  

Digital transformation signals new era for Etihad Cargo

Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of the Etihad Aviation Group, is celebrating its position as a market leader in the air cargo digitalisation and innovation space just six months after migrating to a new technology platform, achieving a remarkable step change in the way it runs its operations and engages with its customers.

DSV aims to boost green credentials with multimodal UK-Spain service

Danish transport and logistics firm DSV is looking to boost its green credentials with a new multimodal service between the UK and Spain that utilises rail freight. 

The daily service is designed to facilitate the movement of goods between the South and the Midlands in the UK to the Barcelona area of Spain via Calais and Boulou on the French/Spanish border. Offering a 'door-to-door' service, on arrival at Boulou, DSV will collect the trailer from the train and deliver directly to the customer. 

Baxter Freight celebrates £50 million turnover milestone

International logistics firm Baxter Freight - which has recently achieved an all-time turnover of more than £50 million as it celebrates its fifth anniversary of trading - has made a strategic new appointment in line with its growth plans.

Nick Gretton – a chartered accountant with many years’ experience as finance director across a range of sectors – has joined the customer service-driven freight firm, which is based in Nottingham, as finance director.