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Anglo-Eastern Group is planning to relocate its Glasgow-based ship management business to a 22,804 sq ft office at 144 Elliot Street, and the 135-strong workforce will rise by up to 50.
David Hathaway Transport of Bristol has bought the assets of Swindon-based Broadleaze Logistics out of liquidation.
York Pullman has acquired France's Motors, the York-based coach company, with the transfer of six of the 14 staff.
Associated British Ports is planning to invest £30m in the development of a new 100,000 sq ft cruise terminal in Southampton by 2014.
Orkney Islands Council is seeking European funding for the £8m expansion of the port of Kirkwall by 2012, in order to accommodate larger cruise liners and support the offshore energy sector.
Reading Borough Council has approved plans from Worton Grange Industrial to build a new 420,000 sq ft distribution centre at the former Hewlett Packard site.
Royal Mail is setting up a temporary 103,000 sq ft warehouse at the Stakehill Industrial Estate near Manchester, to cope with the workload for the 2011 census.
Lok n Store is forming a partnership with Lidl to develop a 58,000 sq ft self-storage centre and supermarket near Maidenhead town centre.
Arriva has acquired Wardle Transport, the Stoke-based bus operator with 64 vehicles and 105 staff, for undisclosed terms.
NFT is to invest £2m in the expansion of its chilled foods distribution centre in Daventry by next April.
CitySprint, the nationwide network of 31 courier service centres, has undergone a management buy-out backed by private equity firm Dunedin for undisclosed terms.
Trust Distribution has acquired a 14,600 sq ft distribution centre on the Green Lane Industrial Estate in Heywood.
Newham Council is to consider plans for the development of a temporary transport depot near West Ham station, in order to house 400 buses and 1,200 drivers for the Olympics.
Royal Mail is to set up a new sorting office at Maxted Road in Hemel Hempstead from next summer, but 300 jobs will be lost with the closure of sites in Watford and Stevenage.
Uniserve has acquired a 50% stake in Metro Shipping, the Birmingham-based export specialist.
AKW Group has acquired an additional 90,000 sq ft of warehouse space at Trafford Park for £1.9m.
Bombardier has confirmed plans to relocate its rail services division and 130 staff from a number of sites to Wetmore Road in Burton in March.
Hermes is planning to relocate up to 96 driving and warehouse jobs from its Lidget Green home delivery depot in Bradford to a new site in Warrington.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council has approved plans from S&D Transport for a warehouse development at Court House Farm near Goole, including 13,400 sq ft for NKL Automotive, 25,000 sq ft for P&D Transport and 4,500 sq ft for SGS.
Aberdeen Airport is to invest £10m in a runway extension by 2012, which should open up new routes and attract more companies to the region.
DouglasBay Capital has sold its investment in TDG, the logistics firm with 6,300 staff, to Norbert Dentressangle for £196m.
St Angelo Airport in Enniskillen is to build a £1.4m 37,000 sq ft aircraft maintenance facility, with the creation of up to 14 jobs.
The Department for Transport has announced plans to invest £8bn in the railways, including 2,000 new carriages, line electrification and the Thameslink project.
Jet2 is creating 118 new jobs at Newcastle Airport and 143 at Manchester Airport, in order to offer new routes.
Seajacks has won approval to build a new 22,000 sq ft headquarters for its shipping operation at Great Yarmouth harbour.
Denholm Forwarding has acquired parts of the former LM Logistics Group in Felixstowe, including a 164,000 sq ft property and 35 staff.
Rentokil Initial is to create hundreds of new driving jobs at its City Link delivery operations across the country.
British Airways is to create 30 new jobs at its aircraft maintenance facility at Glasgow Airport.
G4S is to create 100 jobs at George Best Belfast City Airport, having won a £2m contract to provide searching, customer care and car park management services.
Pallets 2 Parcels is to relocate its Stoke-based pallets business to a larger 12,000 sq ft site in Newcastle-under-Lyme early next year.
Fresh Service has acquired the Paddock Wood and Sheerness depots of Sheffield-based haulage firm RW Simpson Transport for undisclosed terms, with the transfer of 30 staff.
Kuehne & Nagel is to set up a new 19,700 sq ft distribution unit at the World Freight Terminal at Manchester Airport.
Stagecoach is to acquire East London Bus Group, the operator of 1,400 buses, for £60m, in a pre-pack administration through KPMG.
Bibby Distribution has acquired TM Logistics and sister company PLS for undisclosed terms, with the transfer of 350 staff at 16 sites.
Pauline Edwards Transport is relocating its Leicestershire-based warehouse to a new 25,000 sq ft unit at the East Goscote Industrial Estate this month.
UPS is looking to set up a new freight distribution hub at East Midlands Airport to replace its existing 85,000 sq ft depot.
Caledonian Logistics of Aberdeen is planning to set up a new 100,000 sq ft warehouse in Kintore, to replace its current 24,000 sq ft unit in Dyce.
CitySprint has acquired Road Runners, the Swindon-based courier firm with 40 vehicles, for undisclosed terms.
Denholm Forwarding is to sub-let a 164,000 sq ft warehouse in Felixstowe.
Oxford City Council has approved plans from Network Rail for the £12m expansion of Oxford railway station by 2012, including a new platform and footbridge.
Pack-IT Group, the storage, distribution and mailing firm, is to set up a 43,500 sq ft warehouse and office at Capital Business Park in Cardiff.
Priority Express has acquired Cardiff Cycle Couriers, the Pontcanna-based cycle delivery service.
Thetrainline.com is to relocate its Edinburgh-based train tickets business to a 12,000 sq ft office at Tanfield in October.
Lok n Store is planning to set up a new 60,000 sq ft self-storage site in Southend.
Autologic has bought the assets of Autocarriers, the car logistics firm trading as MCD, out of administration for £0.5m.
NSL, the parking enforcement and transport services firm, has been acquired by AAC Capital Partners for £120m.
Eastern Airways is to acquire Air Southwest, the Plymouth-based airline with 135 staff, from Sutton Harbour Holdings.
Jet2 is planning to set up a new base at Glasgow Airport next year, with nine new routes providing up to 150 new jobs.
CBI Global Freight Management of Manchester has been acquired by Globelink China Logistics, and will be rebranded as Uni Logistics.
Flybe has announced three new routes from George Best Belfast City Airport to Bristol, East Midlands and Liverpool, in order to replace Ryanair flights and create up to 250 indirect jobs.
Sheldon & Clayton has acquired AE Costin, the Willenhall-based haulage firm trading as Costin Logistics with an annual turnover of £2.5m.
GeoPost UK is to invest £12m in the expansion of its sorting hub in Oldbury by the end of the year, with the creation of about 60 jobs.
Angel Distribution of Sunderland has sold the business of Harkers Distribution out of administration to a new company called Tanner Developments, securing the future of 70 jobs.
Box Clever is planning to expand its Teesside-based storage business across the country over the next five years, by opening up to 12 franchises and creating 60 jobs.
ScotRail has announced that 130 jobs will be created for train drivers and station staff with the opening of a new rail link between Glasgow and Edinburgh in December.
Nicholson Group is looking to relocate its Doncaster-based haulage business to a larger site, with the creation of up to ten jobs.
YRC Logistics, the Surrey-based freight forwarding firm, has been acquired by US venture capital firm Austin Ventures for £25m, and will be renamed as MIQ Logistics.
Promotional Logistics has agreed a £10m deal with Lloyds TSB Corporate Markets to fund the expansion of its Suffolk-based retail logistics business, including new warehouse and office space and the creation of up to 500 jobs.
AECOM has acquired the trading operations of Tritech Rail, the Wigan-based rail infrastructure services firm.
System Training of Carlisle has merged with Hargreaves Training Services of Leeds to create a combined driver training group with 300 staff at 20 sites.
Goldstar Transport has acquired certain assets of Leggett's Transport of Suffolk for undisclosed terms, including container storage facilities, trucks and 69 staff.
Bombardier is to create between 200 and 400 new jobs at its train manufacturing plant in Derby.
Bibby Distribution has acquired the English haulage operations of MRS Distribution out of receivership, including contracts with Board 24 and Greif UK.
Knight Frank has announced that an unnamed company is planning to move into the 321,000 sq ft Citadel distribution centre in Wolverhampton by the end of the year, with the creation of dozens of jobs.
Geodis Wilson is to relocate 16 logistics staff from Glasgow Airlink Industrial Estate to a new unit at the Westpoint Business Park in Paisley.
BJS Distribution is planning to expand the 25-strong workforce at its Walsall-based delivery business with up to 60 new driving and warehouse jobs.
Peel Ports has acquired the 46-acre Bridgewater Paper Company site in Ellesmere Port for £10m, in order to set up a new distribution centre.
Wincanton has sold its recycling operations to Sims Group UK for £17m, with the transfer of 145 staff in Billingham, Daventry, Harlow and Widnes.
Ascot Transport of Scunthorpe and its Skelton Transport subsidiary have been sold out of administration by Begbies Traynor to a new company called Westram.
Squirrel Storage, the Leeds-based document management firm, has been acquired by Cintas Corporation of the US.
Flybe is considering plans to expand its airline business with the acquisition of up to 140 Embraer 175 and E-family aircraft.
Nightline of Ireland is creating 11 jobs at a new £1.1m 15,000 sq ft distribution depot in Altham, Lancashire.
Stobart Group has submitted plans to build a new 235,000 sq ft distribution centre on Parnwell Way in Peterborough, with the creation of 370 jobs.
Price Express Transport, the Sheffield-based haulage firm, has been acquired by JTT Express of Bristol for undisclosed terms.
Ausden Clark is planning to expand its Leicester-based coach operating business with new vehicles and the creation of 16 jobs over the next year.
TQ Education & Training has bought Catalis, the Derby-based rail training company, out of administration.
TNT Post is planning to expand its nationwide postal service with the creation of hundreds of jobs, including a £3m investment in sorting technology and a new hub in Northern Ireland.
Big Yellow is planning to open two new self-storage centres in Eltham and Camberley this year.
Arriva has submitted plans to build a new bus depot at Stafford Park in Telford, but smaller sites in Wellington and Shifnal will close.
Transport for London has unveiled proposals for a cable car system to help people cross the Thames at Greenwich Peninsula, in preparation for the 2012 Olympics.
Amey has acquired WYG Engineering, the rail consultancy with about 100 staff.
AIM Aviation, the Bournemouth-based aircraft interiors firm trading as Jecco, Henshalls and Composites, has undergone a management buy-out backed by LDC.
Transport for London has completed the acquisition of Tube Lines, in order to bring all London Underground maintenance work in-house.
Silverdale Tours is creating 15 new driving jobs in Nottingham, having won a National Express contract to operate coach services to Newcastle and Stansted airports.
Peel Group has sold a 65% stake in its airports in Liverpool, Doncaster and Durham to Vancouver Airport Services of Canada for about £170m.
Oxford Airport is to build a new 47,000 sq ft hangar by the end of the year, in order to house business jets.
PD Ports is planning to invest up to £29m in the expansion of its container handling facilities on Teesside.
SaxonAir is planning to build a £6m business aviation centre at Norwich airport by March 2011, including office space and improved facilities for travellers.
Clowes Developments is to proceed with plans to develop a major rail freight terminal at the East Midlands Distribution Centre in Castle Donington by 2013, which could lead to the creation of up to 2,000 jobs.
Network Rail is to create more than 300 jobs for skilled engineers over the next year, in order to work on a series of rail infrastructure projects.
Premier Decorations has appointed Gap Personnel to recruit 40 staff for a 262,000 sq ft Christmas decorations warehouse in Wrexham.
Jet Engineering Technical Support (JETS) is to relocate from Southampton to 35,000 sq ft of hangar space at Bournemouth airport by August.
EFS Group has acquired 747 Express Freight, the Winsford-based courier, for undisclosed terms.
Offshore Wind Power Marine Services Ltd (OWPMS) has secured a £60m investment to expand its boat charter business, in order to benefit from the growth in offshore wind farms and create 200 jobs.
Heathcliff Haulage has undergone a pre-pack administration through Leonard Curtis, securing the future of 48 jobs at its Cambridgeshire-based haulage business.
Eurotunnel has acquired GBRf, the rail freight operator with 299 staff, from FirstGroup for £31m.
ByBox has acquired PPR Solutions, the London-based courier, for undisclosed terms.
Mail Box Express is opening a motorcycle courier depot at Albion Street in Birmingham, with the creation of five permanent and 20 contract jobs.
Redbridge Council has approved plans for the development of the £12m Crossrail Tunnelling Academy in Ilford, providing up to 3,000 training positions from 2011.
Luggage Transfers is to recruit 40 new delivery drivers across the South West, in order to deliver bags for holidaymakers walking the coastal path.
Abellio Group is to set up a Cyclepoint cycle rental and storage scheme in Leeds in July, and the Department for Transport has identified a list of other potential locations.
Jet2 is to launch five new routes from East Midlands Airport in summer 2011, with the creation of 150 jobs.
Tesam Distribution is to create up to 180 jobs at its new warehouse on Ivatt Way in Peterborough over the next six months, in order to consolidate work from six existing sites.
City Link has confirmed plans to open a new regional delivery depot at the Darlows Business Centre in Peterborough next month, with the creation of 125 jobs.
Hallam Freight, the Sheffield-based haulage firm with 15 vehicles, has undergone a pre-pack administration deal through The P&A Partnership.
CEVA Logistics has reached agreement to distribute bathroom products for Ideal Standard by taking over the Rugeley depot of Ideal's Edwards Logistics subsidiary.
Printing Press Services International (PPSI) is to manufacture a new fleet of trams for Tram Power at its £25m factory in Preston, with the creation of 100 jobs.
BOCM Pauls is to create up to 15 jobs at its new 21,000 sq ft animal feeds storage operation at Walton Summit near Bamber Bridge.
Bibby Distribution has acquired Taygroup, the transport firm with 300 vehicles in Biggleswade, Cardiff, Melksham and Wigan, for undisclosed terms.
Etihad Airways of the United Arab Emirates is considering Manchester as a potential location for a new 20,000 sq ft call centre, which could create 200 jobs.
Rentokil Initial is to create 200 new jobs at its City Link parcel delivery division and its pest control operations in London.
AKW Group is to expand its Trafford Park-based distribution business with an additional 78,666 sq ft of warehouse space.
Nems is to invest £20m in the expansion of its transport and storage operations in Sunderland, Liverpool and across the world, following its acquisition by Trafigura Beheer of Switzerland.
Leach Distribution, the Rochdale-based haulage firm with 90 staff and 40 vehicles, has been acquired by Dachser of Germany for undisclosed terms.
Skills for Logistics is planning to set up a national academy to promote colleges offering logistics qualifications by April 2011, supported by £4m from the government.
Armstrong Logistics is to set up a 96,500 sq ft distribution centre at Hinckley Commercial Park.
Patriot Aerospace has reached agreement to acquire Coventry Airport, and plans to restart commercial flights and secure up to 400 jobs.
Wincanton is to set up a new 220,000 sq ft foodservice distribution centre in Hoddesdon this summer, with the relocation of up to 136 jobs from Luton and Dunstable.
Arriva, the Sunderland-based bus and train operator, is to be acquired by Deutsche Bahn of Germany for £1.6bn.
RTH Lubbers is planning to expand the 26-strong workforce at its Aberdeen-based oil equipment transport business to between 40 and 50 over the next three years.
Sisson & French, the Ilkeston-based haulage firm, has been acquired by William Ferguson for undisclosed terms.
Montrose Port Authority has secured a £3.2m grant from the Scottish Government to build a new deep water berth.
Strathclyde Partnership for Transport is to proceed with plans to revamp the Glasgow Subway in preparation for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, as part of a proposed £290m investment over the next 30 years.
Maxi Haulage is to invest £3.2m in improvements to the transport fleet at its Ayrshire-based haulage business by the end of next year.
London & North Western Railway Heritage Company is planning to expand the workforce at its steam engine renovation business in Crewe from 49 to 70 over the next year, and is also seeking larger premises.
Turners (Soham) has acquired Dart Distribution, the Felixstowe-based container haulage firm with depots in Birmingham, Daventry, Leeds and Teesport.
Ocean Sky has raised £10m to fund the expansion of its private jet operations in Manchester, Luton and Prestwick .
Culina Logistics is to create an unspecified number of new jobs in Market Drayton, having won a distribution contract from Milk Link.
UPN is to relocate a freight depot from Melton Mowbray to the former Palletforce site at Fradley Park in Lichfield in August.
AgustaWestland is setting up a helicopter pilot training centre at Newquay Airport, with the creation of about 30 jobs.
British International is looking to relocate its Penzance heliport, having agreed to sell its existing site for the development of a Sainsbury's supermarket.
Porterbrook is to set up a new 15,000 sq ft headquarters for its railway equipment leasing business at Pride Park in Derby later this year, and about 85 staff will relocate from Burdett House.
Containerships UK is relocating the head office of its Teesport-based freight transport business and 38 staff to Wilton by the end of March.
South Holland District Council has selected a site at Deeping St Nicholas near Spalding as the preferred location for a £200m rail freight hub, which could create up to 4,000 jobs.
The Northwest Regional Development Agency is to support the launch of a new National Railway Skills Academy in Crewe next year, in order to train young people in railway engineering skills.
Port of Bristol has secured government approval to build a new deep sea terminal at Avonmouth, with the creation of an initial 500 jobs.
Exelby Services is planning to set up a £5m truck stop at Leeming Bar on the A1 in North Yorkshire, with the transfer of 12 staff and the creation of 20 new jobs.
Translink and the Department for Regional Development have unveiled proposals for a major new transport hub at Great Victoria Street in Belfast, in order to integrate bus and train operations.
P&O Ferries is to restart a freight ferry service between Dover and Zeebrugge in April.
Stobart Group is forming a joint venture with AW Jenkinson Forest Products of Cumbria to transport biomass fuel to power stations.
The Marine Management Organisation is to open its new headquarters for 150 staff at the Newcastle Business Park on Tyneside in April, in order to run a nationwide network of 18 coastal offices.
Chevron Technical Services is relocating the headquarters of its aviation maintenance business to a 34,000 sq ft unit on the Sharston Industrial Estate in Manchester.
Midland Metro has secured government funding for the £81m extension of its network between Wolverhampton and a new terminus at New Street by 2014, which could create up to 1,300 jobs.
Virgin Atlantic is to set up a customer services centre at Alexandra House in Swansea, with the creation of more than 200 jobs over the next two years.
Swansea Council is in discussions with Swansea Drydocks about plans to invest £4m in a new ship repair, maintenance and recycling facility, with the creation of about 85 jobs.
Rizon is investing £10m in a 70,000 sq ft aircraft maintenance facility and passenger terminal at Biggin Hill Airport, with the creation of up to 250 jobs over the next few years.
Go-Ahead has acquired KonectBus, the Norfolk-based bus operator with 39 buses and 60 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Gee's Haulage has acquired RW Edwards & Sons, the Dewsbury-based haulage firm with 18 drivers.
Emirates is to expand the 240-strong workforce at its airline call centre in Wilmslow with 60 new jobs.
Metrolink has won government approval for the £121m expansion of its Manchester tram service by 2014, including extensions to Ashton and Didsbury.
Warrington Borough Council has approved plans from the Manchester Ship Canal Company for the development of a new £20m port in Moore.
Abbey Roadtanks has acquired TP Farrell Transport, the Knowsley-based pallet haulage firm with 12 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Wright Group is to invest £7m in the development of environmentally-friendly technology for its Ballymena-based bus manufacturing business.
Gist has acquired G&S International, the Bellshill-based operator of temperature-controlled transport to continental Europe.
JML is to create about 30 new jobs at the Port of Tyne in South Shields, having decided to relocate its retail shipping operation from Dartford.
DHL has announced a £30m investment in distribution facilities for convenience chain Nisa-Today's, including a 65,000 sq ft temperature-controlled facility at the Normanby Enterprise Park in Scunthorpe and the creation of an unspecified number of new jobs.
CitySprint has acquired Goldstar Couriers of Coventry for undisclosed terms, and it will be operated from CitySprint's Warwick depot.
Stobart Group is to sell its 528,000 sq ft fresh produce distribution centre in Widnes to the pensions arm of Legal & General Assurance, as part of a £61m sale and leaseback deal aimed at funding further expansion.
John M Allen, the Lincolnshire-based haulage firm with about 40 staff, has been acquired by AP Texel of the Netherlands for undisclosed terms.
City Link is investing £2.5m in a new parcels distribution centre at the Applethorne Industrial Estate in Warrington, and this will be followed by a similar site in Peterborough and a multi-million pound investment in its branch network.
Ryanair is to build a new £8m aircraft maintenance hangar at Prestwick Airport, with the creation of 200 engineering jobs.
Stena Line is to proceed with plans for the £200m relocation of its ferry port from Stranraer to the mouth of Loch Ryan, in order to reduce journey times to Northern Ireland and secure 500 jobs.
TDG is setting up an 89,000 sq ft distribution centre at South Marston Park in Swindon.
Intrasafe is looking to create up to 100 new jobs at its Blaydon-based rail maintenance business.
Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement is relocating its shipping business to a new office in North Shields over the next few weeks, and expects to create 18 new jobs by 2013.
Tram Power is planning to create an initial 100 jobs at a new factory in Leyland, in order to manufacture trams for the city of Galway.
Medway Council has approved plans for the development of a new £6m bus station in Chatham by April 2011.
Dales Marine Services is looking to create up to 40 jobs at its new ship maintenance operations at the Port of Leith this year.
Sutton Venture Group is consolidating its Staffordshire-based distribution operations at a new 10-acre site at Berry Hill in Stoke-on-Trent, and expects to create up to 30 new jobs this year.
West One Express has gone into administration through Begbies Traynor and its Cardiff-based haulage business has been sold to West One Overnight, securing the future of 63 jobs.
Chelmsford Council is considering outline plans from Countryside Zest for the development of a new railway station and 4,000 homes in Springfield.
Goodman is forming a joint venture with Severnside Distribution Land to develop an 85-acre distribution park near Avonmouth.
Cardiff Airport has unveiled plans for the £5m redevelopment of its terminal building, in order to improve the food and retail services.
Birmingham Airport is to invest £13m in a new facility to merge two existing terminals, in order to improve passenger flows.
CitySprint has acquired Post Haste Group, the West Sussex-based courier, for undisclosed terms.
Chiltern Railways is planning to set up a new rail route between London and Oxford by 2013, as part of a £250m investment in its services.
Stagecoach has completed the acquisition of Islwyn Transport from Caerphilly Council for undisclosed terms, with the transfer of 33 buses and 62 staff.
DX Group is considering plans to invest up to £45m in the creation of a nationwide network of 2,000 parcel collection points.
H Beardsley, the Nottinghamshire-based haulage firm, is to expand its warehouse from 42,000 sq ft to 137,000 sq ft, with the creation of dozens of jobs.
DP World has announced that work is to start on the development of the London Gateway container port, which could lead to the creation of 36,000 jobs.
Home Delivery Network is to acquire the UK parcels division of DHL for undisclosed terms, with the transfer of about 4,700 staff.
Evans Transport has acquired Seymour Transport, the Kent-based haulage firm with depots in Maidstone, Barnsley and Newport, for undisclosed terms.