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A NEW intermodal rail terminal is set to be built on Middlesbrough's Riverside Park estate to service growing levels of container freight coming up the River Tees(April 8th)

Some lorries could be allowed to use longer trailers after independent research showed that this could cut carbon without compromising safety. The research is being published today by Roads Minister Mike Penning alongside a consultation seeking views on the proposed changes(March 30th)

The construction of the high-speed rail line HS2 would boost the number of freight trains on the West Coast main line, it has been claimed

 

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The government needs to show support for the UK's freight and logistics sector, it has been suggested

 

More needs to be done to ensure freight forwarders are aware of the benefits of e-freight services, a study claims

 

The Rail Freight Group (RFG) has expressed its anger at the Department for Transport's (DfT) decision to ‘officially close' the Freight Facilities Grants scheme in EnglandThe grants, which have been in place since 1974, have delivered significant benefits to stimulate rail freight growth and modal shift, particularly for smaller businesses, allowing them to invest in new facilities.

 

A row over terms and conditions between union officials and fuel distribution companies could result in strikes

 

Severe weather conditions this winter have caused widespread disruption to supply chains across the UK, it is reportedAccording to an article for Logistics Manager, retailer Next reports its sales were £22 million lower this season than expected as a result of snow and ice.

 

Supply chains in the UK are facing substantial pressure over the festive period as retail companies attempt to avoid having excess stockAs a result of attempts to ensure product levels match demand, a study for cloud computing specialist NetSuite warns firms could face shortages.

 

A project that will see a rail freight line between Felixstowe and Nuneaton upgraded has won government approvalThe Department for Transport has given its backing to the scheme, which is intended to provide trains with a direct link to the north of England rather than requiring cargo to go via London.

 

The Scottish budget announcement will bring some benefits to the country’s supply chain and help maintain its position as a net exporter of goods, says the Freight Transport AssociationHowever, with spending on freight industry projects being slashed to less than a third of current levels, it would seem that the freight industry will shoulder a disproportionate burden in narrowing the public sector deficit.

 

As of Monday November 1 2010, water freight promotional body Freight by Water (FbW) is joining the Freight Transport Association (FTA), Britain’s largest trade associationThis move has been agreed by the boards of both organisations to enable the work of FbW – to promote increased use of UK waterways, coastal routes and short sea shipping for the transportation of freight – to continue on a sustainable basis.
FTA enhancing its position within the water freight sector

 

Plans to purchase the port of Dover through a community scheme have officially been launched

 

Key transport projects which the Freight Transport Association (FTA) highlighted as vital trade routes in need of protection from spending cuts have been saved, it was announced today

 

The anchor was raised today on £60m of Government funding to establish world-class offshore wind manufacturing at ports sites

 

Road and rail projects which have been highlighted by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) as key to the UK’s economic future have been given a lifeline in the Comprehensive Spending Review

 

Scotland is a net exporter of goods and its industry depends heavily on empty shipping containers with which to transport these goods to market

 

The second of three planned fuel duty rises during 2010/11 came into effect on 1 October, adding another £125 million per year to industry’s transport bill

 

Port businesses across the country have been finding a new lease of life since the Budget decision to waive and repay...

 

Exporters in the UK are seeing the current volatility of the pound affecting their confidence, it has been suggested

 

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