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BAA Scotland has confirmed plans for a £10m expansion at Aberdeen Airport, including an improved international arrivals hall and a major runway extension.
Tellings Golden Miller is to acquire a National Express coach operation from Arriva Northumbria for £0.6m, including routes from Newcastle, London, Cambridge and Southampton.
TNT is to create 100 jobs at a new £5.6m express delivery depot being set up at Liverpool John Lennon Airport over the next few months.
Arriva has acquired Transcentrum Bus, the Czech bus operator with 200 staff, for about £5m.
Prohire has acquired Midland Vehicle Contracts of Cobridge in a multi-million pound deal, creating a combined group with a fleet of 2,000 vehicles.
First Group, the transport company, has confirmed plans to build a new global headquarters at its King Street depot in Aberdeen, and details will be unveiled in early 2007.
James Fisher is to acquire FT Everard, the operator of 11 coastal tankers, for £52m.
Rentokil Initial is to acquire Target Express, the Coventry-based parcel delivery company with 39 branches, for £210m, in order to expand its City Link division.
Strathclyde Partnership for Transport has won Scottish Parliament approval to build a £160m rail link between Glasgow Airport and the city centre over the next three years.
GrantRail has secured a £0.5m research grant from Yorkshire Forward to develop a system to heat rail tracks during installation, in order to improve quality and reduce delays.
BBA Aviation is to sell Becorit, the German rail friction manufacturer, to Wabtec Corporation of the US for £29m, in order to focus on aviation services.
Gallacher Bros, the County Durham-based haulage firm with 30 staff and 22 vehicles, has been acquired by TAL Logistics of Sheffield.
Nottingham City Council has sold Tollerton Airport to Truman Aviation for about £5m, and the site will be renamed Nottingham City Airport and used for pilot training and an air taxi service.
Home Delivery Network has acquired Famac, the Carrickfergus-based parcel delivery company, securing the future of 150 staff.
Network Rail is to build a new rail hub in Wrexham with the creation of up to 60 jobs, in order to allow the Wrexham, Shropshire and Marylebone Railway Company to service its trains overnight.
Bibby Distribution has acquired Archfield Shipping, the London-based air freight forwarding company.
Bowring Transport has acquired Whitkirk Waste Solutions, the North Yorkshire-based waste transport company with 20 staff.
British Airways is to sell its BA Connect regional airline operations in Manchester and Birmingham to Flybe for undisclosed terms, with the loss of a "couple of hundred jobs".
James Fisher Defence has agreed a deal with the Defence Sales Agency to acquire the assets of the UK submarine rescue service for undisclosed terms, in order to provide rescue services to other countries.
John Menzies has acquired Express Baggage, the Heathrow-based provider of luggage services, in order to expand its Menzies Aviation subsidiary.
Courtenham Logistics Solutions is creating up to 15 new jobs following a £1m investment at its packing and distribution site in Braintree.
Merseytravel has submitted plans to build a £10m ferry terminal on the River Mersey in Liverpool, and hopes to start work in March 2007.
Network Rail is in talks with Hammerson about plans to redevelop Victoria Station in London, as part of a strategy to build shops, office and flats around its large railway stations.
Royal Mail is to set up a 12,000 sq ft sorting office at Trinity Park in Bootle.
British Airways has confirmed plans to relocate 1,000 staff from the Compass Centre at Heathrow, starting in January, with 800 going to its Waterside headquarters and 200 to Terminal 5.
Rentokil Initial has acquired a further 16 of its City Link franchises through the £25m acquisition of Tiger Haulage, Abbott Enterprises, Hallamgate Enterprises and Greenway Bird Express.
Nottingham Express Transit is planning to develop two more tram lines from Nottingham train station to Beeston and Clifton by 2013.
Go-Ahead has acquired Marchwood Buses, the Southampton-based bus and coach operator with 51 vehicles, for £3m, in order to expand its Solent Blue Line subsidiary.
James Irlam Logistics is looking to spend up to £30m on acquisitions to expand its haulage business across the country, having appointed Grant Thornton to find suitable targets in Scotland, Wales, the South West and the East.
Balfour Beatty and Carillion have won a £363m contract to extend the East London rail line between West Croydon and Dalston Junction in time for the 2012 Olympics.
Stagecoach and Scottish Citylink have been ordered by the Competition Commission to sell off some of their inter-city bus services in Scotland, in order to win approval for their joint venture.
Rotala has acquired Zak's Bus & Coach Services, the independent bus and coach operator in the West Midlands with annual turnover of £2.1m.
Network Rail is to set up a 30,000 sq ft office at the Mailbox in Birmingham.
Devon County Council is to sell Exeter Airport to a consortium of Balfour Beatty and London City Airport for £60m.
Network Rail has won planning permission for the £3.5bn Thameslink project, which aims to relieve congestion on parts of the London rail network.
First ScotRail is planning a major refurbishment programme for train stations across the North East of Scotland, with Aberdeen station getting the biggest investment.
Nottingham East Midlands Airport is to create about 100 jobs next May, following the completion of an expansion project to create ten new shops and two restaurants in the departure area.
Wincanton is to acquire RDL Holdings, the provider of supply chain services to the building industry with 350 staff at 38 sites, for £22m, as well as Lane, the Bristol-based home delivery company, for up to £2m.
Air Partner is to acquire Gold Air International, the Biggin Hill-based private jet operator, for £4.4m.
London City Airport has been acquired by a consortium comprising American International Group and Global Infrastructure Partners for about £750m.
Stansted Airport is looking to recruit up to 160 additional security staff.
Glasgow Airport has unveiled a £300m 25-year development plan, including a new £25m terminal expansion and the creation of up to 4,000 jobs.
Stagecoach is to invest £11m in the acquisition of 45 new Volvo and Plaxton coaches for its budget Megabus operation by next May.
Wizz Air is to set up a discount airline operation at Coventry airport, offering flights to Poland from next July.
John Menzies has acquired Perth Cargo Centre, the Australian cargo handling business with gross assets of £1.3m.
Flyglobespan is to launch four new routes from Durham Tees Valley Airport to Malaga, Palma, Alicante and Faro, with the creation of 60 jobs.
Network Rail is to invest £315m in signalling projects over the next three years, and contracts have been awarded to Siemens, Alstom and Westinghouse Rail Systems.
Innovate Logistics has acquired Corby Chilled Distribution of Northamptonshire, creating a combined network of 2,000 staff and 500 vehicles.
Garlands is to create 80 jobs at its call centre in Middlesbrough, having won a new customer service contract from discount airline Easyjet.
Ryanair is to launch ten new routes from Nottingham East Midlands Airport to Spain, Italy, Sardinia, Poland, Slovakia, Scotland and Ireland, with the creation of 150 jobs.
National Air Traffic Services is planning to relocate its training centre and hundreds of jobs from Bournemouth Airport by mid-2009, and is thought to be considering sites in Fareham, Manchester and Prestwick.
PD Ports has sold H&L Garages, its Mercedes Benz truck dealership with 300 staff at branches in Killingholme, York, Boston, Grantham, Lincoln and Hull, to a management team.
Silverjet has acquired Flyjet and Skylease for up to £5.5m, in preparation for the launch of its business-class airline service to the US.
DLT Training, the Bridgend-based freight logistics training company with annual turnover of £0.9m, has undergone a management buy-out.
The Scottish Executive is to help fund the £3m redevelopment of Macduff Harbour, in order to cater for larger ships and secure the future of 150 jobs.
Stoke-on-Trent City Council has approved plans from Advantage West Midlands and ProLogis for the development of two large warehouses and ten smaller units, totalling 650,000 sq ft, at the former Sideway Colliery site off the A500.
Forth Ports has announced plans for the development of a new £40m distribution hub at Grangemouth port, including a number of warehouses with direct access to sea, road and rail and the creation of 80 jobs.
Royal Mail is seeking permission for the £20m expansion of its mail depot at Dorcan in Swindon, which would involve the transfer of operations from Reading and Gloucester in 2008.
Jet2 is to add four new Spanish destinations to its itinerary at Newcastle International Airport, with the creation of up to 200 jobs for pilots, cabin crew, engineers and administration staff.
Shamrock Travel, the coach transport company with 300 staff in Abercynon, Swansea, Barry and Newport, has been acquired by Veolia Transport.
Bmibaby is to increase its capacity at Birmingham International Airport by 60% next year, with the creation of more than 100 jobs.
Go-Ahead has acquired Docklands Minibuses for £3m, in order to expand its London General bus subsidiary.
Cumbria County Council is planning to build a £4m bus and rail interchange at Workington railway station by 2010.
Plymouth City Council and Plymouth Chamber of Commerce have unveiled preliminary proposals for the development of a new £300m railway station, including retail and commercial space.
Network Rail is to build a new £20m signalling and maintenance centre at Cowlairs in Glasgow, which will house up to 450 staff.
Belfast International Airport has unveiled a 25-year development plan, including a terminal upgrade, a new business park, more air cargo and the creation of up to 7,000 jobs.
Associated British Ports is to invest £10m in the expansion of Southampton docks, having agreed a deal with Royal Caribbean International Cruises to handle its new large cruise ship in 2007.
Western Ferries is to invest £4m in the expansion of the berthing and terminal facilities on its Gourock to Dunoon route.
TriVest VCT has sold Secure Mail Services, the Northampton-based provider of business mail solutions with 550 staff, to Candover for about £4.2m.
Flybe is planning to raise up to £100m in a share offer next year, in order to fund the expansion of its aircraft fleet.
Brixton has won permission to build an X2 two-storey warehouse at Hatton Cross, Heathrow, and is now looking to use the concept at other sites.
EuroManx is expected to create a further 20 jobs in the Isle of Man by the end of the year, having recently acquired the former Diamanx property next to Ronaldsway Airport.
Quicksilver is to expand the workforce at its Tyneside-based removals business from 40 to 60, as part of a £5m investment in new storage facilities and a new headquarters.
JDF Logistics, the Barnsley-based transport and warehouse company with 125 staff, has undergone a management buy-out with funding of £1.5m from the South Yorkshire Investment Fund.
TNT has sold its logistics division, which includes 7,500 staff in the UK, to US-based private equity firm Apollo Management for £1bn.
John Menzies has acquired Malmo Main Air Cargo, the Swedish cargo handling and trucking services company, in order to expand its Menzies Aviation subsidiary.
Barsan Global Logistics is creating 20 additional jobs at its new £4.5m depot at ProLogis Park in Coventry.
Pentalver is planning to invest £12m in new premises for its Bowmur Haulage business in Cannock, and will increase the workforce from 320 to 400 by 2008.
Fergusons Transport is looking to relocate its headquarters from Blyth to a larger site near the A1.
Journeycall, the provider of public transport information, is looking to set up a new call centre in Brechin next year, with the creation of up to 60 jobs.
West Norfolk Council is to consider plans from Knowles Transport to build a 16,500 sq ft warehouse at its site in Wisbech, with the creation of up to 50 jobs.
AEA Technology is to sell its railway consultancy and signalling operations to companies represented by Vision Capital Group for up to £58m.
United Freight Distribution has bought part of Sandy Bruce Trucking out of administration for undisclosed terms, which should minimise job losses from the 130-strong workforce at sites in Aberdeen, Coatbridge and West Sussex.
Northern Rail is to relocate its York headquarters to a 23,000 sq ft office at the revamped Blackfriars House in Rougier Street this autumn.
TNT has won a multi-million pound distribution contract from furniture retailer Ilva, which will create 550 new jobs at warehouses in Doncaster and Hull.
Northern Foods has sold NFT Distribution, the Alfreton-based transport business with 1,200 staff, to a management buy-out backed by Phoenix Equity Partners for £51m.
BAA has unveiled a revised masterplan to invest £300m in the expansion of Edinburgh Airport over the next ten years, which could result in the eviction of neighbours the Royal Highland & Agricultural Society of Scotland.
The Department of Trade & Industry is to invest £16m in the ASTRAEA programme aimed at ensuring the safe operation of unmanned aviation vehicles in civil airspace.
Big Yellow is to raise £36m in a share placing to fund the nationwide expansion of its self-storage business.
Peel Holdings has announced a masterplan for the £600m expansion of Liverpool John Lennon airport by 2030, including new routes and a world cargo centre.
Candover Partners is to acquire DX Services for £349m, and will merge it with Secure Mail Services to create a combined mail delivery business with 1,840 staff.
Manchester Airport has published a draft 25-year expansion plan that would enable it to double the number of passengers to 50m a year by 2030.
Transport for London is to set up a 200,000 sq ft office at the Palestra in Blackfriars Road, and is also said to be have agreed to take 190,000 sq ft of the proposed 600,000 sq ft Shard of Glass skyscraper scheme.
Telford & Wrekin Council is to seek a developer to build a £30m 400,000 sq ft rail-linked distribution centre at Donnington in Telford.
Shoreham Airport has been sold by Brighton & Hove City Council and Worthing Borough Council to property company Erinaceous, which will lead to more flights to popular European destinations.
Cornwall County Council has approved plans for the £21m transformation of RAF St Mawgan into a full civilian airport over the next 16 months.
Gearbulk, the shipping company, is to set up a 37,500 sq ft office at the Heights complex in Weybridge.
Harwich Express Freight, the Harwich-based haulage and warehousing company with annual turnover of almost £4m, has undergone a management buy-in for undisclosed terms.
Dart Group is planning to set up a new distribution centre in the north-east of England later this year, but the location has not yet been finalised.
British Mediterranean Airways is looking to raise £20m to fund the expansion of its aircraft fleet and its network of flights to Asia and Africa.
Crown Timber is to relocate a timber importing and distribution terminal from Montrose harbour to Dundee.
Stagecoach is to sell its London bus operations to Macquarie of Australia for £264m, including 1,300 buses and 4,300 staff.
Trainline, the online rail tickets supplier with 91 staff in Edinburgh and London and a further 600 staff at outsourced call centres, is to be sold to Exponent Private Equity for £163m.
Harland & Wolff is looking to diversify its Belfast shipyard into the recycling of end-of-life ships, and the partnership with environmental consultancy Golder Associates could create up to 100 jobs.
Clarkson is planning to acquire Genchem, the shipping services company with 47 staff in London, Ipswich, Great Yarmouth, Bristol, Liverpool and Southampton.
Eddie Stobart has unveiled proposals for the development of a £20m international transport hub and air freight business at Carlisle Airport.
Flybe is creating 40 engineering and administration jobs at its aviation services division at Exeter Airport.
Anglesey Council has approved plans for up to ten flights a day from a new civilian air terminal in Valley, and the Welsh Assembly will appoint an airline to start flights to Cardiff early next year.
Bombardier is to create 115 new jobs in Derby and 120 jobs at its maintenance facility in Ilford, having won orders worth £138m to renovate train carriages.
BAA, the airports operator, has accepted a £16bn takeover bid from a consortium led by Ferrovial of Spain.
Karspace Management, the Kent-based provider of car park and traffic management services, has been acquired by Mission Capital for up to £2.6m.
Wincanton is to recruit up to 300 staff for a new 700,000 sq ft Argos distribution centre in Kettering by September.
Marshall Aerospace is to create about 60 new jobs at its Cambridge-based aircraft maintenance business, having won a £1.5bn contract to support the RAF's Hercules transport fleet.
Boughey Distribution is planning to expand its Cheshire-based food distribution business with the creation of up to 250 driving, administration and warehouse jobs this year.
Nissin of Japan is to set up a new 140,000 sq ft distribution centre at the Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal.
Network Rail has shortlisted four companies to carry out the £1bn redevelopment of Euston station in London, including new retail and leisure facilities.
Network Rail has unveiled plans to develop a new £300m railway line between Airdrie and Bathgate over the next four years.
Associated British Ports has sold its AMPORTS business in the US to an affiliate of Lincolnshire Equity Fund for £57m.
Hargreaves Services has acquired Gilbraith Tankers of Lancashire for £2m, in order to expand its Hargreaves Bulk Liquid Transport business.
Chiltern Cold Storage is looking to create up to 20 new jobs at its temperature-controlled storage and distribution business in Peterborough over the next year.
Royal Mail is in negotiations with Fedex and UPS about the possibility of forming a strategic alliance to expand its General Logistics Systems business across continental Europe.
Jet2 is to create up to 70 jobs at Blackpool International Airport by increasing the number of flights to holiday destinations.
TNT Post has acquired the JD Williams courier business from N Brown Group, which will enable it to offer a delivery service to 80% of the UK.
Fransen Transport, the Kidderminster-based refrigerated haulage company, has been acquired by Birmingham-based Cherrystone Investments for undisclosed terms.
Network Rail has unveiled proposals to build a £11bn 420-mile high-speed railway line between London and Scotland, in order to reduce journey times to Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow.
Fowler Welch Coolchain has bought RF Fielding, the Stockport-based haulage firm, out of administration.
Innovate Logistics has bought a cold store in Portbury, Bristol, from the administrators of Celsius First.
BAA has announced plans to invest £9.5bn in the expansion of Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports over the next ten years.
PD Ports has submitted plans to Redcar & Cleveland Council for the development of a £300m deep sea container terminal on Teesside, which could lead to the creation of up to 7,000 jobs.
BAA has submitted plans to Uttlesford District Council to expand capacity at Stansted airport from 25m passengers a year to 35m, which would involve making maximum use of the existing runway.
British Airways is to create 100 new jobs at its aircraft maintenance centre at Cardiff International Airport over the next year.
Lok n Store is planning to expand its chain of 21 self-storage sites by opening two new outlets a year.
Westbury Property Fund is planning to develop a £50m transport interchange on a 44-acre site at Weston Point in Runcorn.
Amec is to create more than 250 jobs in Greenock, having won a Ministry of Defence contract to build a £130m floating jetty for the nuclear submarine base at Faslane.
Swan Hunter is to sell its Port Clarence shipyard on Teesside to Hartlepool-based Wilton Engineering Services.
Journeycall is to create 20 new jobs at its call centre in Mearns, having won a £2m contract to handle customer enquiries for Transport for London.
Helioslough has unveiled plans to build a £300m rail freight depot at the Radlett Aerodrome site near St Albans, which could lead to the creation of up to 3,000 jobs.
Tellings Golden Miller has acquired Hylton Castle Motors, the provider of coach hire and bus services in Tyne & Wear.
Stagecoach is planning to set up a hovercraft service across the Forth between Fife and Edinburgh by late 2007.
Nottingham City Council is to consider plans for the £100m transformation of Nottingham railway station, including a new concourse, booking hall and platforms.
Yorkshire Forward is to set up a £6.5m 55,000 sq ft airport and aviation employment and training academy at Robin Hood Doncaster Sheffield International Airport this autumn.
Cardiff International Airport has unveiled proposals for a £100m expansion programme, in order to cope with a rise in passenger numbers from 1.9m a year to 5m by 2015.
Port of Tyne is to invest £10m in the expansion of its bulk cargo handling facilities over the next year, including an extension to the main quay, new equipment and a second rail siding.
Reading Borough Council is supporting proposals for the £78m redevelopment of Reading railway station, which will add four new platforms.
BAA is to close Terminal 2 at Heathrow when the new Terminal 5 opens in March 2008, as part of the expansion and reorganisation of airport facilities.
The Port of Workington is to invest £14m in the development of its commercial and leisure facilities over the next ten years, starting with a berth refurbishment and infrastructure work around the freight container park.
Network Rail has announced plans for the £1bn redevelopment of Waterloo station in London by 2014, as part of a strategy to improve the rail capacity on the south-western main line.
Marken, the London-based clinical trials courier, is to be sold by Deutsche Post to private equity firm 3i.
Carlisle Airport is to be sold by Haughey Airports to WA Developments International in a multi-million pound deal.
Royal Mail is planning to relocate its Parcelforce Worldwide depot and 125 staff from Southampton docks to Fareham, and a further 100 Royal Mail staff will relocate to Marchwood and Twyford.
Jet2, the budget airline, is to relocate its head office and up to 40 jobs from Bournemouth to Leeds Bradford Airport, where staff numbers will rise from 300 to about 450.
The Scottish Executive is to set up a headquarters for the new Transport Scotland agency in Cowcaddens, Glasgow, and 280 staff will relocate from temporary offices by spring 2007.
Warwickshire County Council has secured a £4.1m government grant to help fund the development of a new railway station in Coleshill.
Dover Harbour Board is planning to build four more ferry berths at Dover harbour, as part of a £200m long-term expansion project.
Dunn-Line, the bus and coach operator, is to be acquired by Veolia Transport UK for £9.7m.
John Menzies has acquired Aeroground, the US air cargo services handling company with 1,200 staff at nine airports, for £16m.
Balfour Beatty Rail is to relocate its headquarters and 200 staff from Croydon to Redhill this autumn.
Peterborough City Council is to consider plans from Frenbury Properties and Simons Developments to set up five warehouses on a 120-acre site at Alwalton Hill.
Clearway is to set up a new £10m logistics base for about 50 staff at a 173,000 sq ft building near junction 28 of the M1, and its Nottingham site will close at the end of March with 115 staff moving to its other depot at junction 26.
Colchester Council has announced that Caddick has set aside £7m to build a new bus station, as part of a new retail development in the St Botolph's area.
Masternaut, the Leeds-based developer of commercial vehicle tracking technology, is looking to expand its workforce from 65 to 130 over the next year.
Transport for London is to set up a 35,000 sq ft office for its engineering directorate at the Southside building in SW1.
Clipper is considering plans for a flotation next year to fund acquisitions to expand its Yorkshire-based logistics business, which currently has 600 vehicles.
Maersk is to relocate its ship management division and 40 jobs from London's Canary Wharf to Newcastle Quayside, which should lead to about 100 new jobs within three years.
Yorkshire Forward has awarded £3.7m to the Logistics Institute at the University of Hull for the development of a £20m research centre to help the port sector in the Humber.
DHL is looking to recruit about 50 warehouse staff a year at its distribution centre at East Midlands Airport over the next ten years, to add to its existing 800 warehouse staff, 280 pilots and 200 telesales operators.
First ScotRail is to relocate its Glasgow headquarters and about 150 staff to Atrium Court in Waterloo Street in March.
Associated British Ports has received government approval to build a £30m riverside container terminal at the Port of Hull, as part of a £120m investment at its four ports in Immingham, Goole, Grimsby and Hull.
Go-Ahead is to acquire Probus Management, the Birmingham-based bus operator with more than 100 vehicles, for £2.4m.
BAA is expected to seek planning permission later this year for the development of the £1.3bn Heathrow East terminal, in order to handle 30m passengers a year.
Network Rail has selected Redrow Regeneration for the £190m redevelopment of Guildford station, including flats, offices, shops and £20m of improvements to the station.
Stagecoach is planning to expand its fleet by investing £50m in the purchase or more than 460 new buses.
Arriva has acquired MK Metro, the Milton Keynes-based bus operator with 260 staff and 120 vehicles, for £5.6m.
Mavinwood is to acquire Wansdyke Security, the operator of underground storage facilities near Bath, for £11m.
Nottingham East Midlands Airport expects to offer 100 new flight destinations, as part of a planned £100m expansion over the next ten years.
E Pawson & Son has acquired RCS, the Wakefield-based warehousing company, in order to expand its Yorkshire-based road haulage business.
NWF, the agriculture and distribution firm, is to create 150 new jobs through the £15m expansion of its headquarters near Nantwich, which will involve the development of new offices and a distribution centre by early next year.
The Department for Transport has authorised £50m for the development of a new Thameslink railway station at London's Kings Cross St Pancras by London & Continental Railways.
Centro is considering proposals to build a new £3.5m bus station in Stourbridge.
Briggs Marine is to create 60 new jobs at its Fife-based marine and environmental services business, having won a contract to maintain buoys for the Royal Navy.
Go-Ahead has acquired Hants & Dorset Trim, the Southampton-based bus refurbishment and accident repair services company, for £4.3m.
SBS Logistics has acquired Seaforth Maritime, the Aberdeen-based oil and gas logistics company with 135 staff, for undisclosed terms, which will result in SBS moving its head office to Waterloo Quay in April.
ANC Group, the nationwide parcel delivery company, has undergone a £37m management buy-out backed by Lloyds TSB Development Capital.
Yorkshire Forward has unveiled plans to invest £8m in additional train capacity on three of Yorkshire's busiest rail routes.
RMS Europe Group has acquired Freshney, the cargo services company with 34 staff in Grimsby and Immingham.
Durham County Council is to consider plans from two developers to set up a multi-million pound road and rail freight interchange at Bowburn.
Willi Betz, the German haulage company, is said to be considering plans to set up its own distribution depot near Burton upon Trent, in order to supply parts to the Toyota car plant at Burnaston.
Dunn-Line has acquired Alpha Coach Company, the bus and coach operator with 45 staff at sites in Hull, Preston and Blackburn, for £2m.
Macfarlane Transport, the Leeds-based transport firm, has been sold out of administration by KPMG Corporate Recovery to a new company called Macfarlane Transport Holdings, securing the future of 300 jobs.
The Scottish Executive has awarded a £5.2m grant to JST Services to build a railhead at Barrhill in Ayrshire, in order to take forestry freight off local roads.
Hutchison Ports has won government approval to build a new container port at Felixstowe by 2008, which will create about 620 new jobs.
Gladman Developments and Strawsons Property are seeking planning permission to build a 600,000 sq ft speculative distribution centre on a 33-acre site at the J4M8 Distribution Park in West Lothian.
Terra Firma is to acquire AWAS Aviation, the US-based aircraft leasing group, for £1.4bn.
Babcock is to recruit 450 new apprentices at Rosyth dockyard over the next few years, in order to produce the Royal Navy's new generation of aircraft carriers.
Prolog is to invest £45m in the development of a new 17-acre site in Sudbury, with the creation of up to 800 call centre, warehousing and distribution jobs over the next five years.
Hanbury Davies is seeking staff for a new chilled foods distribution depot in Stafford, where about 100 drivers will be based.
Network Rail has submitted plans to invest £170m in improvements at Rugby railway station by the end of 2008.
TUI has sold Coventry Airport to a new joint venture company called CAFCO for undisclosed terms.
Clarkson has acquired JO Plowright, the London-based shipbroker with 26 staff, for an initial £8.1m.