December 15th in Aviation, Rail, Road by .

UPS adds Photo id Requirement For Retail Shipping

UPS announced it is expanding its policy to require customers who ship packages from retail shipping locations to present a government-issued photo ID for verification of identification. The directive will apply at The UPS Store  and Mail Boxes Etc.  locations as well as authorized shipping outlets worldwide.

December 7th in Intermodal Transport, Logistics, Rail, Road by .

Expansion in Chinese Infrastructure

Deutsche Bahm and Chinese Ministry of Railways are working closely in rail freight transport and in expanding the Chinese rail infrastructure. Both the parties have signed a memorandum of understanding in Beijing / DB International handles construction supervision for extending high -speed lines, they confirmed their intent to strengthen rail freight transport and to step up the establishment of new transports between Asia and Europe through closer cooperation.

December 1st in Logistics, Rail, Road by .

UK Transport Sector Profits up

Confidence in the transportation & storage sector tumbles, despite improved turnover and profits.

This quarter, confidence among businesses in the transport & storage sector has fallen to the lowest level seen this year, alongside weakened levels of confidence across the whole UK.However, the sector expects to see improvements in turnover, gross profits and sales in 2011, according to the latest ICAEW/Grant Thornton UK Business Confidence Monitor (BCM).

December 1st in Aviation, Logistics, Rail, Road by .

Fresh Snow shuts Down Airports, Trains

Britain’s transport links with the rest of the world were disrupted by the early winter snowfall as key airports closed Wednesday and international Eurostar train services were cut.

June 15th in Freight, Rail by .

DB Schenker Links Road and Rail with New Czech Facility

With the establishment of a new logistics center in Brno, DB Schenker is now linking up road and rail transportation services in the Czech Republic. The 8,000 square meter terminal went into operation just a few days ago and is the first DB Schenker Railport in the country.

June 8th in Rail by .

Norfolk Southern and GE Announce Breakthrough Technology

Norfolk Southern and GE Transportation have announced the success of a technology that could change the rail industry by increasing the average network speed of trains by 10-20% or 2-4 miles-per-hour.

May 31st in Rail by .

DB Schenker Rail Bulgaria Begins Independent Operations

DB Schenker Rail Bulgaria EOOD, founded at the beginning of 2010, has received a traction license for the Bulgarian rail network. The license is an important step for establishing DB Schenker Rail Bulgaria EOOD as an independent rail company in the Bulgarian transportation market.

May 4th in Rail by .

Bidders Line up for FirstGroup’s Freight Unit

Transport operator FirstGroup  has put its rail freight operation up for sale, attracting a string of bidders, the Financial Times reported in its Monday edition.