UK

UK inland customs status granted to iPort Rail

iPort Rail terminal in the South Yorkshire town of Doncaster has been granted Authorised Economic Operator status by the British revenue service, HMRC. As a designated inland customs facility, it can now support goods moving...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Planning for Great British Railways begins

The UK regulator, the Office of Rail and Road, has launched the process for determining the funding needed for Britain’s rail network between 2024-2029. Critical decisions affecting freight and passenger capacity depend on the forecasting....Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

DRS open day cancelled for second year

The most popular public event in the rail freight calendar has been cancelled for the second year running. Uncertainty over Covid restrictions has forced Direct Rail Services to put up red signals over their planned...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Mayflower sets sail for GBRf

UK freight carrier GB Railfreight (GBRf) has unveiled a commemorative locomotive, painted in a livery designed to evoke the memory of the most famous immigrant expedition in British history. It’s just possible that Americans feel...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

Railway decarbonisation just the ticket for G7

The UK can show international leadership by taking decisions on railway decarbonisation this year. That is the message to G7 leaders from the Railway Industry Association, the body representing the supply chain in the UK....Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

DB Cargo UK on the cooking oil again

Hot on the buffers of their last foray into sustainable fuels, DB Cargo UK has announced another new trial. This time the Doncaster-based operator has teamed up with Maritime Intermodal and conducted evaluation trials of...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton

UK needs more rail-linked warehousing

Britain’s changing economic profile has highlighted the need for much more rail-served warehousing. That’s the message from the global logistics specialists behind a portfolio of modern strategic rail freight terminals. Speaking to an audience from...Read more
|Comment|author: Simon Walton