The Northern Powerhouse: One Agenda

Chancellor George Osborne has promised plenty of money for the Northern Powerhouse Project since he first proposed it in 2014. But is the effort really enough to turn the concept into reality? And how well prepared is the North itself? A KPMG report released recently said that the biggest issue facing the Northern Powerhouse is how to attract and retain people in their twenties and thirties – the ‘millenial’ generation.

The UK Infrastructure Policy Summit 2016

A One Day Conference, Thursday 7th July 2016, Central London City & Financial Global’s 13th annual Infrastructure Policy Summit will bring together some of the key players in the UK infrastructure markets to discuss the latest policy initiatives and the implications of these for market participants. Following the reorganisation of the institutional framework supporting UK policy development and implementation, we are particularly pleased to have as our keynote speakers Lord


Dubai/Cyprus, 25 April, 2016: DP World and the Government of the Republic of Cyprus have today entered into two separate concession agreements for the commercialisation of activities within Limassol port, Cyprus.  DP World Limassol has been awarded a 25 year concession for the exclusive right to operate the multipurpose terminal, whose activities include break-bulk, general cargo, ro-ro and the operation of the passenger terminal. Simultaneously, P&O Maritime Cyprus (a wholly-owned

Jungheinrich Event Hire ‘takes-off’ with two airshow deals

Jungheinrich UK’s Event Hire division has secured a double win by being awarded contracts to supply material handling equipment for two of the biggest commercial and military airshows in the UK in 2016.   Jungheinrich will be providing a range of counterbalance forklifts, telehandlers and rough terrain trucks from its extensive UK rental fleet for both the Farnborough International Airshow and the Royal International Air Tattoo, this July. Vehicles are

Modal Training launches consultancy service for AEO applications

Modal Training Limited, the first organisation in the UK to offer integrated, multimodal logistics training for sea, road, rail and air, has launched a new consultancy service to help businesses achieve Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) accreditation. AEO is a quality standard for EU businesses engaged in international trade, which is set to become more important for UK companies, following the changes in EU customs rules in May 2016. Under the

Thermo King introduces new V-200s Series of compact and powerful refrigeration units for small delivery vans and trucks

Thermo King, a manufacturer of transport temperature control solutions for a variety of mobile applications and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, introduces the V-200s series of refrigeration units; the newest addition to the non-diesel, vehicle-powered range provides efficient and environmentally friendly transport refrigeration for small delivery vans and trucks. Thermo King V-200s series of vehicle-powered refrigeration systems offers the high performance and efficiency of the proven V-200 MAX series in

Dachser remains on course

Dachser reports strong, organic growth for fiscal year 2015. Consolidated revenue increased by 6.5 percent to EUR 5.64 billion. Shipments rose by 4.0 percent to 78.1 million, while tonnage increased by 5.2 percent to 37.3 million metric tons. The primary contributors for the positive performance were the overland freight services for food and industrial goods in Europe. “We reaped the rewards of our long-term investment policy and growth strategies, which

Milaha takes delivery of biggest lift boat in Qatar

Milaha has taken delivery of a new lift boat which will be deployed offshore, particularly in support of field maintenance efforts. Mr. Abdulrahman Essa Al-Mannai, President and CEO of Milaha, and Mr. Vivek Seth, CEO of Halul Offshore Services recently attended the launch and naming ceremony of the vessel at the Bohai Shipyard in China. Named the Milaha Explorer,’the newbuild will be the biggest lift boat to be owned by

Torque uses Hollybush as a community partner COMMUNITY PARTNER

Leading end-to-end international logistics service provider Torque, has chosen Hollybush, The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) as one of its annual community partners for 2016-17. Torque has pledged to donate at least £5000 to the charity which will be used for a Roundhouse project at their Kirkstall site. The Roundhouse will provide a meeting place for TCV Hollybush volunteers, a venue for training courses, a base for group using the grounds for

Government’s ‘fulfilment house register’ is cause for 3PL concern

Leading logistics services specialist, Walker Logistics Ltd, has warned that the Government’s plan to introduce a ‘register for fulfilment houses’ who store and distribute goods on behalf of online retailers could have wide-ranging implications for the third party logistics (3PL) sector. The ‘register’ was announced by Chancellor George Osborne in his Spring Budget speech and is one of a range of measures that the Government plans to take to crack