Archive for the ‘Rail’ Category

Brexit commentary | How this extension will benefit businesses

Brexit commentary | How this extension will benefit businesses
John Perry Brexit commentary | How this extension will benefit businesses John Perry, managing director of leading supply chain and logistics consultancy SCALA, commented: “With the EU leaders granting the UK a further six month extension, we are now in a very interesting, if somewhat precarious position....
April 11th, 2019 | European Union, Land Trasnport, Logistics, Markets, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Rail, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Not at all boring for AAL!

Not at all boring for AAL!
Discharge of the TBMs in Sydney Not at all boring for AAL! AAL MAKES HASTE TO DELIVER MEGA TUNNEL BORING MACHINES (TBMs) FOR GEODIS AND MAJOR AUSTRALIAN RAIL INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS! April 11, 2019 – In February, AAL successfully completed a major shipment of two mega tunnel boring machines (TBMs)...
April 11th, 2019 | Liner Shipping and Trade, Rail | Read More

Davies Turner’s Express China Rail Service breaks records

Davies Turner’s Express China Rail Service breaks records
.. Davies Turner’s Express China Rail Service breaks records Following an upgrade to its fixed-day, weekly rail import service for LCL cargoes from China, Davies Turner, the UK’s leading independent freight forwarding company, reports record transit times are being achieved. Tony Cole, head of...
March 25th, 2019 | Logistics, Rail | Read More

Markets et al; Panama Maritime Convention 2019 super day two…

Markets et al; Panama Maritime Convention 2019 super day two…
Anny Zade and John Faraclas Markets et al; Panama Maritime Convention 2019 super day two… The BDI (Baltic Dry Index) lost another nine points yet again – same as yesterday and now reads 712… We are heading for lows once again, equally for geopolitics… Panama Maritime’s second day Conference...
March 19th, 2019 | Canals, Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Events, Exhibitions, Inland Waterways, Logistics, Marinas, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Rail, Sailing, Sports, Weather, Yachting | Read More

ONBOARD Training Project in Ports and Logistics sector recognised as good practice January 2019

ONBOARD Training Project in Ports and Logistics sector recognised as good practice January 2019
The Onboard Project, which is exploring the development of technical profiles and training curriculum for the Ports and Logistics sector has been recognised as good practice by the EACEA – Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency of the European Commission. Recognition was announced...
January 28th, 2019 | Canals, Inland Waterways, Land Trasnport, Logistics, Maritime Education and Training, Ports & Terminals, Rail | Read More

RMT responds to NAO report on oil and gas in the UK offshore decommissioning

RMT responds to NAO report on oil and gas in the UK offshore decommissioning
Mick Cash RMT responds to NAO report on oil and gas in the UK offshore decommissioning   General Secretary Mick Cash said;  “This is the only growth area of spending in the offshore oil and gas sector.  “Over the next decade UKCS decommissioning must benefit UK employment to reduce...
January 25th, 2019 | Energy, Gas, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Oil Industry, Rail | Read More

RMT welcomes transfer of Argyll Ferries to publicly owned CalMac from today

RMT welcomes transfer of Argyll Ferries to publicly owned CalMac from today
Mick Cash Maritime union RMT today welcomed the transfer of the Argyll Ferries contract to the publicly owned CalMac and heralded it as a victory for union members and the on-going campaign to end profiteering and uncertainty on Scottish Ferry services.  Minister for Energy, Connectivity and the Islands,...
January 21st, 2019 | Jobs, Labour Disputes, Mergers and Acquisitions, Rail, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

BREXIT Ferry crisis deepens as government snub union calls for intervention

BREXIT Ferry crisis deepens as government snub union calls for intervention
Mick Cash As workers protest at DfT Minister refuses to agree to UK National Minimum wage or UK jobs on Brexit Ferry Contracts As workers protest at the Department for Transport, Shipping Minister Nusrat Ghani has refused to agree that the national minimum wage or other UK employment legislation, such...
January 11th, 2019 | HR, Port Conditions, Rail | Read More

Short sighted vision for Northern Freight Rail threatens UK economic growth

Short sighted vision for Northern Freight Rail threatens UK economic growth
The reported decision to upgrade the 76-mile Trans-Pennine route between Leeds and Manchester at a cost of £3b without any provision for freight traffic is both unwelcome and deeply troubling for the economy and businesses in the North of England. After more than two years of assurances from the Department...
January 3rd, 2019 | Construction, Ports & Terminals, Rail | Read More

Maritime union RMT to hold demo defending victimised Stena Line ‘Holyhead 3’ union reps on Sat 15 December

Maritime union RMT to hold demo defending  victimised Stena Line ‘Holyhead 3’ union reps on Sat 15 December
Mick Cash Maritime union RMT has confirmed that it will be holding a demonstration against management victimisation of union reps on Stena Line, Irish Sea, on: Saturday 15th December at: 11.30am, Stena House, Station Approach, Holyhead LL65 1DQ The demonstration – in support of the Holyhead 3 – is...
December 13th, 2018 | HR, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Rail | Read More

RMT to hold Irish Sea campaign Day Of Action on Irish Ferries on Monday

RMT to hold Irish Sea campaign Day Of Action on Irish Ferries on Monday
Mick Cash As part of maritime union RMT’s campaign for more jobs for domestic ratings on the Irish Sea the union is holding a Day of Action against Irish Ferries on Monday 26 November with a protest as follows: Irish Ferries: from midday, Holyhead Port, Anglesey LL65 1DR.  The union has obtained...
November 21st, 2018 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Rail, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

Seafarer union RMT demands Government action to halt latest threat to North Sea jobs

Seafarer union RMT demands Government action to halt latest threat to North Sea jobs
Mick Cash SEAFARER union RMT today demanded Government intervention to prevent the loss of hundreds of Scottish and UK seafarer Ratings’ jobs following Tidewater’s buy out of Gulfmark to form the world’s largest offshore supply vessel (OSV) company. Up to 300 Ratings jobs are on the line, with...
November 20th, 2018 | HR, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Rail | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
13-Nov-2018 TRAFFIC SUSPENDED DUE TO ROUGH WEATHER Beaumont/Corpus Christi/Lake Charles, United States BHP IRON ORE TRAIN SERVICES RECOMMENCE Western Australia, Australia WORKS AT TUAS WESTERN COAST Singapore Traffic suspended due to rough weather Tuesday, November 13, 2018, Beaumont/Corpus Christi/Lake...
November 13th, 2018 | Logistics, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Rail, Weather | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
07-Nov-2018 CANOE RACE Hong Kong BHP TRAIN DELIBERATELY DERAILED Pilbara, Western Australia Canoe Race Wednesday, November 7, 2018, Hong Kong A canoe race will take place along eastern coast of Hong Kong Island on 11 November 2018 (Sunday) during the period from 0900 hours to 1800 hours. About 100 canoes...
November 7th, 2018 | Logistics, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Rail, Sports | Read More

Not a lot of freight forwarders in yesterday’s UK Budget

Not a lot of freight forwarders in yesterday’s UK Budget
Robert Keen The trade association for UK freight forwarding companies and logistics service providers says that whilst it welcomes some of the announcements in yesterday’s UK Budget, it feels that the issues covered are all overshadowed by the ongoing uncertainty over the shape that the UK’s...
October 30th, 2018 | Associations, Automobiles, Land Trasnport, Logistics, Markets, Politics and Government, Rail, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Second Teesport rail link provides further trade connection for Scotland

Second Teesport rail link provides further trade connection for Scotland
Frans Calje PD Ports has launched a second rail service connecting Teesport direct with Scotland opening up further opportunities to connect global importers and exporters with the north of the UK. The new service, operated by DB Cargo, will run five days a week from the quayside at Teesport to PD Stirling...
October 24th, 2018 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Rail | Read More

RMT announces dispute with P&O Dover over attack on sickness procedures

RMT announces dispute with P&O Dover over attack on sickness procedures
Mick Cash MARITIME UNION RMT has announced that it is in dispute with P&O Dover after it unilaterally imposed and refused to withdraw a new sickness procedure. The union wrote to P&O asking the company to withdraw their sickness toolkit policy until such time as a formal agreement can be agreed...
October 19th, 2018 | Health and Safety, HR, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Rail | Read More

The first and final mile, key considerations for flawless and sustainable delivery performance

The first and final mile, key considerations for flawless and sustainable delivery performance
.. There are two critical aspects of the logistics process, the first mile and then the final mile. It is the efficiency with which retailers manage these two essential aspects of supply chain logistics in a seamless way that is key to their survival. The face of retail is changing almost beyond recognition....
October 9th, 2018 | Consumers Market, Environment, Land Trasnport, Logistics, Rail, Reports | Read More

ROTTERDAM 2018: Everything you need to know about the COA Members Meeting and the COA Container Pavilion

ROTTERDAM 2018: Everything you need to know about the COA Members Meeting and the COA Container Pavilion
. ROTTERDAM 2018      22nd COA Members Meeting (5 November 2018)      COA Container Pavilion at Intermodal Europe 2018 (6-8 November 2018) Update and Practical Information The next COA Members Meeting and Intermodal Europe 2018 will take place in just over four weeks’ time. Please find below...
October 5th, 2018 | Containers, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Logistics, Markets, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Rail | Read More

UK freight forwarders association expresses surprise at the recent news on the UK Government’s plans for Customs

UK freight forwarders association expresses surprise at the recent news on the UK Government’s plans for Customs
Robert Keen The trade association for UK freight forwarders has expressed its surprise at the recent report in the Times newspaper that the UK Government is planning to invest £8 million in customs training and automation to support the extra demand for customs brokerage services in the event that the...
October 3rd, 2018 | Associations, European Union, Inland Waterways, Land Trasnport, Logistics, Organisations, Politics and Government, Ports & Terminals, Rail | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
27-Sep-2018 MOORING & UNMOORING OF VESSELS OFF PULAU TEKONG Singapore RECLAMATION WORK AT PULAU TEKONG Singapore COAL TRAIN DERAILMENT Newcastle, Australia REBATE FOR LNG VESSELS TRANSITING CANAL – UPDATE Suez Canal, Egypt Mooring & unmooring of vessels off Pulau Tekong Thursday, September...
September 27th, 2018 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Rail | Read More

TOC Americas 2018: Latin America’s next wave of maritime, port and inland freight logistics…

TOC Americas 2018: Latin America’s next wave of maritime, port and inland freight logistics…
.. TOC Americas 2018: Latin America’s next wave of maritime, port and inland freight logistics – demand and supply under the spotlight Major carriers, BCOs, port operators, investors and analysts gather at annual TOC Americas forum in Panama this November to discuss modernisation and expansion...
September 27th, 2018 | Canals, Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Inland Waterways, Land Trasnport, Logistics, Ports & Terminals, Rail | Read More

Transport reassurances needed in the event of a ‘No deal’ Brexit

Transport reassurances needed in the event of a ‘No deal’ Brexit
Ed Thomas The British public are concerned that UK transport networks could be placed under strain in the event of a ‘No Deal’ outcome from Brexit negotiations, according to a survey by KPMG UK. The poll, of 3,044 members of the British public, found that if the UK does not strike a deal with the...
September 25th, 2018 | Associations, Land Trasnport, Logistics, Markets, Ports & Terminals, Rail, Trade and Commerce | Read More

RMT on the Scottish Government’s decision to charter MV Arrow from Seatruck

RMT on the Scottish Government’s decision to charter MV Arrow from Seatruck
Mick Cash Scottish ferry union RMT today expressed concern at the Scottish Government’s decision to charter MV Arrow from low-cost operator Seatruck to meet short term freight capacity demand on publicly subsidised Northern Isles ferry routes currently operated by Serco NorthLink. RMT General Secretary,...
September 17th, 2018 | HR, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Manning - Seafarers and Offshore, Rail, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries | Read More

Marseille Fos and Le Havre in Swiss rail shuttle launch

Marseille Fos and Le Havre in Swiss rail shuttle launch
View of the Marseilles port A new rail shuttle linking the leading French container ports Marseille Fos and Le Havre with Switzerland is being launched today (September 4) in a joint initiative with intermodal operator Naviland Cargo.  With three round trips per week, the France Helvetia Express service...
September 4th, 2018 | Ports & Terminals, Rail | Read More