Rail

Eurotunnel freight business in good shape in Q3

Eurotunnel

Buoyant UK economy helps drive 17% increase in through-Tunnel rail volumes and 6% rise in truck shuttle units

DB Schenker rail services returning to normal after strike

DB Schenker rail

But ad-hoc freight trains limited and threat of more industrial action remains

DHL expands China-Europe multimodal rail services

New block train route offers average transit time of 14 days

Bolloré to invest €2 billion in W.Africa rail freight 'loop'

Forwarder declines to comment on ebola virus impact

DB Schenker launches eastbound Europe-China rail option

Significant backhaul volumes developing for Hamburg-Zhengzhou service

Dakar-Mali rail service returns to normal operation

Technical difficulties resolved for 1,200km freight corridor

US to reveal electronic export manifest changes this month

Customs and Border Protection webinar for shippers and forwarders to introduce new multimodal ACE functionality on 26 August

International growth saves SNCF Geodis from H1 revenue drop

France domestic business declines although Fret SNCF reports a rare profit

French rail freight service requires 14 tunnels to be ‘shaved’

Project criticised, although SNCF source claims costs are exaggerated

Marseille to get €60 million intermodal boost

Port authority creates company to build and run a new combined road-rail terminal

FTA welcomes go-ahead for UK rail freight terminal

Long-awaited Radlett approval ‘good news for shippers’, but new London river crossing decision now urgent

Rail upgrade to boost Marseilles Fos’ intermodal connections

Naviland Cargo ups service from three to five weekly between port and Strasbourg

Cross-channel freight delays set to ease

Long wait at ports and Eurotunnel expected to reduce from this afternoon following re-opening of second tunnel

Allport launches Europe-Turkey rail option

Forwarder claims seven-day transit matches road for speed, with 10% cost saving and security benefits

OPERATIONS UPDATE: Eurotunnel reporting freight delays on cross-channel crossings

Power failure causing disruption to trucks between UK and France

Advice and Insight

The middle way

Jeff McCorstin, president of freight forwarding for UPS Asia Pacific

Rail is now a serious Asia-Europe option as margin pressures push some high-tech shippers away from air freight, says Jeff McCorstin

Freight to the forefront at Eurotunnel

Outlook rosy for rail freight and truck traffic

Q&A: Signs of a recovering UK economy

Lloyds Loading List.com spoke to Neil McDonald, head of sales, DB Schenker Rail UK, about the company's performance last year and the outlook for its future development

MEXICO FOCUS: Making tracks

Kansas City Southern de Mexico is the only rail operator providing an artery from Mexico's main ports to the US, it tells Lloyd's Loading List.com

People

Kuehne + Nagel appoints new head of contract logistics

wharehouse

Gianfranco Sgro is currently regional COO of a major automotive supplier

IJS Global recruits pharma executive to its healthcare unit

Former head of global logistics and distribution at Shire Pharmaceuticals becomes forwarding and logistics group’s UK Director for Healthcare Service Solutions

Alliance appoints WGS Cape Town as reciprocal agency

UK forwarder says South Africa market ‘needs a shake-up, with complacency rife’

Buffaload Logistics appoints national transport manager

Brian Lafferty joins UK company expected to double in size over next four years

Have Your Say

Pack it in! We mean it.

packing

TT Club’s risk management director, Peregrine Storrs-Fox, highlights the dangers of badly packed containers and other cargo transport units (CTUs) and welcomes the attention the subject is getting internationally

Drivers can face penalties for illegal immigrants

Concern continues as number of clandestines stowing away in vehicles increases, reports Rothera Dowson solicitors

Business as usual in Scotland says BIFA

Following the decision by Scotland to remain in the United Kingdom, the trade association that represents freight forwarders throughout the UK, says that it is business as usual

The changing face of logistics operators’ liability

Andrew Kemp, general manager (EMEA) for leading freight transport insurer TT Club, examines the varied and complex liabilities that logistics companies are facing in the light of the fast-changing supply chain services that they are offering their customers