Saturday 25th May 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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Tesco launches new rail services

Tesco has launched the first of two new rail services which it reckons will take 40,000 lorries a year off the road

Asda expands rail operations

Asda is expanding its use of rail to move containers from Southampton to the North East of England

First rail freight service for HS1

DB Schenker is launching its first rail freight service to use High Speed 1, the fast rail link from London to the Channel Tunnel

Rail freight predicted to grow by 3.3pc a year

Rail freight will grow by 3.3 per cent a year over the next 20 years, according to the latest forecast by MDS Transmodal for the Rail Freight Group and Rail Freight Operators Association

Stobart Rail trials Felixstowe connection

Stobart Rail has been working with Rail freight operator Direct Rail Services to trial a service from the Port of Felixstowe to the new Stobart Rail facility at Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal

Rail freight growth plans unveiled

Rail operators have put forward plans for expansion, including a 30 per cent increase in freight tonne kilometres, at the same time as cutting costs by £1.3 billion a year

UK in the dock over Chunnel rail

The European Commission has launched infringement proceedings against the UK and France, saying they have failed to implement legislation to open the market for rail services in the Channel Tunnel

High Speed 2 needed for rail freight growth

The Rail Freight Group has called on transport secretary Philip Hammond to stand firm on his commitment to the High Speed 2 project, arguing that more capacity is needed to move containers on the West Coast Main Line

Rail freight funding cuts confusion

The Rail Freight Group is concerned that incentives to encourage mode shift of freight from road to rail – have been axed in the Scottish Government’s Spending Review 2011