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FM Conway to double its rail freight out of Tilbury

FM Conway expects to double the amount of rail freight between the Port of Tilbury and its Theale facility, with two trains leaving Tilbury each week from January.The Freightliner trains will leave the Thames-based port each week on a...

Eurotunnel Border Pass set to simplify international freight movements

Agreement between the United Kingdom and the European Union finally having been reached, ending a long period of uncertainty, Eurotunnel operator GetLink has launched the Eurotunnel Border Pass. This new service will enable customers to upload all the data needed...

Major investment in rail freight at Port of Grangemouth

A multimillion-pound investment has been announced in the rail freight offering at the Port of Grangemouth, intended to cement its position as the key strategic freight and export/import hub for Scotland.The £3 million investment will significantly scale up and...

DB Cargo tests alternative to diesel fuel

As part of its programme to look for new and innovative ways to power its fleet and decarbonise its operations, DB Cargo UK has successfully trialled the use of 100% renewable Hydro-treated Vegetable Oil (HVO) as an alternative to...

Over 10,000 freight trains ran between Europa and China in 2020

In 2020, over 10,000 trains and 927,000 containers travelled via the China-EU-China, according to China Railways. The volume of traffic grew by 98.3% year-to-year, covering 21 countries and 92 cities in Europe.One of the key carriers is UTLC ERA,...

Railway reopens after two Cheshire bridges are replaced

The Middlewich branch line in Cheshire has reopened following a £4.5 million project to replace two bridges.The railway was closed for five days so the bridges over the Trent and Mersey canal and Whatcroft Hall lane in Northwich could...

RAIB reports on derailment of a freight train near Wanstead Park

A new Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) report has been released following investigations into the derailment of a freight train near Wanstead Park in January 2020.SummaryShortly before 06:00 on Thursday 23 January 2020, a wagon in the rear half...

RAIB issues Urgent Safety Advice to freight wagon maintainers

Following the derailment and a fire involving a tanker train at Llangennech, Carmarthenshire, on 26 August 2020, the Rail Accident Investigation Branch (RAIB) has issued urgent safety advice to Entities in Charge of Maintenance (ECMs), urging them to review...

Maritime adds new intermodal rail service

Maritime Transport has introduced a new intermodal rail freight service operating between DP World London Gateway (LGP) and its terminal at East Midlands Gateway (EMG).The new rail service, Maritime’s tenth, commenced on Monday 26 October and runs five days...

Ian Wilson to expand rail freight offering at Forth Ports

Forth Ports, the UK’s third largest ports group that owns and operates eight commercial ports in the UK – Tilbury on the Thames, Dundee on the Firth of Tay and six on the Firth of Forth – Leith, Grangemouth,...

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Joanne Lake joins Morson Group as non-executive director

Morson Group, the recruitment and talent specialist, has appointed Joanne Lake as non-executive director to help drive strategic growth...