Archive for the ‘Rail’ Category

RMT welcomes Labour’s commitment to take action to end nationality-based discrimination in seafarer pay

RMT welcomes Labour’s commitment to take action to end nationality-based discrimination in seafarer pay
Mick Cash RMT welcomes Labour’s commitment to take action to end nationality-based discrimination in seafarer pay Maritime union RMT has today welcomed the commitment in Labour’s manifesto to take action to end nationality-based discrimination in seafarers pay. Currently the law treats the maritime...
November 21st, 2019 | HR, Jobs, Labour Disputes, Politics and Government, Rail | Read More

On Armistice Day maritime union RMT remembers the sacrifice of the Merchant Navy and the Royal Fleet Auxiliary

On Armistice Day maritime union RMT remembers the sacrifice of the Merchant Navy and the Royal Fleet Auxiliary
Mick Cash On Armistice Day maritime union RMT remembers the sacrifice of the Merchant Navy and the Royal Fleet Auxiliary RMT General Secretary Mick Cash said: “Today we remember all those who have lost their lives in conflicts around the globe and as a maritime trade union we particularly remember...
November 11th, 2019 | Anniversaries, Military, News, Rail | Read More

Transportation Assets Management and Russian Railways sign agreement on strategic cooperation

Transportation Assets Management and Russian Railways sign agreement on strategic cooperation
From the signing ceremony Transportation Assets Management and Russian Railways sign agreement on strategic cooperation At the “PRO//Motion.1520” International Transport and Logistics Forum held in Sochi on October 29, Transportation Assets Management LLC (TAM LLC) and Russian Railways JSC (RZD)...
October 29th, 2019 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Logistics, Rail | Read More

COA Hamburg Meeting – Just one week to go, still time to register

COA Hamburg Meeting – Just one week to go, still time to register
COA Hamburg Meeting – Just one week to go, still time to register  COA HAMBURG 2019 COA Members Meeting – Monday 4 November Just one week to go, still time to register! Join over 80 confirmed participants at the important industry meeting Plus updates on the COA Flexitank Meeting and the...
October 28th, 2019 | Events, Conferences,Forums and Symposiums, Exhibitions, Inland Waterways, Land Trasnport, Logistics, Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Rail | Read More

33 freight forwarders are shortlisted for BIFA’s freight service awards

33 freight forwarders are shortlisted for BIFA’s freight service awards
Robert Keen 33 freight forwarders are shortlisted for BIFA’s freight service awards 33 freight forwarding companies have been shortlisted as finalists for the ten categories of this year’s British International Freight Association’s Freight Service Awards. Those short-listed in the various...
October 28th, 2019 | Associations, Awards, Land Trasnport, Logistics, Rail, Trade and Commerce | Read More

BIFA expresses reservations over latest funding for customs training announcement

BIFA expresses reservations over latest funding for customs training announcement
Robert Keen BIFA expresses reservations over latest funding for customs training announcement The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association that represents UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, has expressed some reservations about yesterday’s Government announcement...
September 4th, 2019 | Associations, Land Trasnport, Logistics, Rail, Trade and Commerce | Read More

GEODIS 2018 Activity and CSR Report: Executive Summary

GEODIS 2018 Activity and CSR Report: Executive Summary
GEODIS 2018 ACTIVITY and CSR Report: Executive Summary Ambition 2018: Strategic Plan At the end of 2018 GEODIS brought its first five-year strategic plan, Ambition 2018 to a favorable close. The plan had three main focuses Turn-around Building on solid foundations Stepping up the profit. Financial...
July 29th, 2019 | Company Profiles, Inland Waterways, Land Trasnport, Marinas, Ports & Terminals, Rail, Reports | Read More

RMT demands urgent action on Royal Fleet Auxiliary pay as Government prepare to lift cap for other groups of workers

RMT demands urgent action on Royal Fleet Auxiliary pay as Government prepare to lift cap for other groups of workers
Mick Cash RMT demands urgent action on Royal Fleet Auxiliary pay as Government prepare to lift cap for other groups of workers Maritime union RMT today demanded action from the Government in an on-going pay dispute involving workers at the Royal Navy supplies lifeline – the Royal Fleet Auxiliary...
July 19th, 2019 | Labour Disputes, Rail | Read More

RMT on “shameful” news that Grayling blew £85 million on Brexit ferry shambles

RMT on “shameful” news that Grayling blew £85 million on Brexit ferry shambles
Mick CashXIT RMT on “shameful” news that Grayling blew £85 million on Brexit ferry shambles   MARITIME UNION RMT repeats demand this morning for Grayling’s resignation as Public Accounts Committee reveals he blew £85 million on the Brexit ferries shambles. General Secretary Mick...
July 10th, 2019 | Associations, Labour Disputes, Rail, Ro-Ro and Passenger Ferries, Trade and Commerce | Read More

Schweizerzug launches new direct rail service to Rotterdam

Schweizerzug launches new direct rail service to Rotterdam
… Schweizerzug launches new direct rail service to Rotterdam Frenkendorf, Switzerland, 4 July 2019: Schweizerzug AG has continued its rapid network and service expansion with the start of a new direct rail link to the port of Rotterdam in June 2019.  The Swiss rail freight operator introduced...
July 4th, 2019 | Rail | Read More

Davies Turner’s Express China Rail Service exceeds expectations

Davies Turner’s Express China Rail Service exceeds expectations
Davies Turner’s Express China Rail Service exceeds expectations Davies Turner reports that its fixed-day, weekly rail import service for LCL cargoes from China is consistently delivering quicker transits than those publicised. Tony Cole, head of supply chain services at the UK’s leading independent...
June 26th, 2019 | Logistics, Rail | Read More

RMT confirms action by Royal Navy Lifeline workers in fight for “Fair Pay For RFA”

RMT confirms action by Royal Navy Lifeline workers in fight for “Fair Pay For RFA”
Mick Cash RMT confirms action by Royal Navy Lifeline workers in fight for “Fair Pay For RFA” Maritime union RMT confirmed today that it will be embarking upon a programme of industrial action involving nearly 700 workers at the Royal Fleet Auxiliary – the Royal Navy supply lifeline –...
June 20th, 2019 | Associations, Labour Disputes, Rail | Read More

Hot Port News from GAC

Hot Port News from GAC
Hot Port News from GAC 29-May-2019 CONSTRUCTION OF OUTFALLS AT FORMER KAI TAK RUNWAY Hong Kong CONTINUOUS OPERATION OF TEMPORARY WIND MONITORING STATION Hong Kong RAILWAY WORKERS’ STRIKE North Queensland, Australia CABLE LAYING IN EAST JOHOR STRAIT Singapore Construction of outfalls at former Kai...
May 29th, 2019 | Port Conditions, Ports & Terminals, Rail, Strikes | Read More

BIFA Young Forwarder Network now fully established in the regions

BIFA Young Forwarder Network now fully established in the regions
Pictured left to right are the governors and chairs of Midlands region: Scott Powell (Europa), Colin Smith (Metro Shipping), Chadd Blunt (Millennium Cargo), Jay Williams and Julian Frattaroli (both Kuehne+Nagel). BIFA Young Forwarder Network now fully established in the regions The British International...
May 22nd, 2019 | Associations, Land Trasnport, Logistics, Rail, Trade and Commerce | Read More

IFLN is Focusing on the Future: The Importance of Partnership, Integration and Specialization

IFLN is Focusing on the Future: The Importance of Partnership, Integration and Specialization
One of the many informative sessions that were a feature of the IFLN conference in Vienna. IFLN is Focusing on the Future: The Importance of Partnership, Integration and Specialization IFLN’s 26th Worldwide Membership Conference took place at the Hilton Vienna Hotel in the Austrian capital recently,...
April 29th, 2019 | Conferences, Seminars, Forums, Land Trasnport, Logistics, Rail | Read More

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