LAS VEGAS, Feb. 25, 2019 (Globe Newswire) -United Rail, Inc. , a short line railroad consolidator and owner of the SmartRail brand for electronic Precision Railroading and brand licensor, today announced that it has acquired theNew England Southern Railroad, a freight short line railroad, located in Concord, New Hampshire.Read more
NOTTINGHAM, UK, Feb. 1, 2019 (Press Release) -Parcelhub, the leading multi-carrier shipping and eCommerce solution provider, has added fulfilment services to its unique portfolio of carrier management and tracking support for retailers, brands, wholesalers, printers and publishers.
The Parcelhub fulfilment service can be tailored by companies who need to outsource storage, shipping and stock management of printed matter, apparel, daily deals products, gifts, homewares, PC hardware, novelty goods and subscription boxes.Read more
LONDON, Feb. 18, 2019 (Press Release) -ABP has won a two-year contract with Belgium-based manufacturer - VPK Packaging Group - to handle 35,000 tonnes of paper per year at the Port of Hull.
This bespoke agreement sees ABP handling paper reels destined for consumer packaging, from a weekly container shipment from Ghent at the Hull Container Terminal. It is then offloaded into the UK’s only All Weather Terminal storage area.Read more
SWINDON, UK, Feb. 7, 2019 (Press Release) -HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is beginning a phased launch of the Customs Declaration Service (CDS). CDS will replace the existing Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system, with all declarations taking place on CDS from early 2019.
CHIEF currently processes declarations to facilitate the international movement of goods between the UK and non-EU countries. CHIEF will continue to run for a time to aid the transition to CDS.Read more
HELSINKI, Feb. 8, 2019 (Press Release) -UPM Raflatac, one of the world’s leading suppliers of self-adhesive label stock, has opened a new slitting and distribution terminal in Johannesburg, South Africa. Operational since December 2018, the new Johannesburg terminal will supply innovative and sustainable paper, film and specials products to label converters in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The grand opening of the new terminal was celebrated on February 7, 2019 with over 100 participants from around South Africa and the neighbouring countries, including customers and local trade media.Read more
SAVANNAH, GA, Feb. 5, 2019 (Press Release) -At the Georgia Foreign Trade Conference, Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch unveiled GPA's Big Berth/Big Ship program that will allow the Port of Savannah to simultaneously handle six 14,000 TEU vessels by 2024.
"No other single container terminal in North America has the ability to expand berth capacity at this rate," said Lynch. Currently, Savannah's Garden City Terminal is equipped to handle two of these vessels and by April of this year that number will increase to three.Read more
WINNIPEG, MB, Jan. 24, 2019 (Reuters) -Canada's two major railways are rationing space on trains traveling to the country's biggest port and recently prioritized some commodities over others to deal with congestion, the latest indication of their struggle to meet demand from new trade deals.
That move prompted Canada's transport regulator last week to start an investigation into rail services around Port Metro Vancouver, after shippers complained of "discriminatory treatment of certain commodities" by Canadian National Railway (CN) and Canadian Pacific Railway (CP).Read more
WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 24, 2019 (Press Release) -At the end of 2018, the nation’s largest freight railroads were operating positive train control (PTC) across the vast majority – 83.2 percent – of the required Class I PTC route miles nationwide according to newly released data from the Association of American Railroads. With this progress, the Class I railroads met the 2018 statutory requirements and are well on their way to meeting the final deadline for full implementation and validation, December 31, 2020.Read more