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Tidal Transit is to invest £10m in the acquisition of eight more vessels for its Norfolk-based offshore transport business over the next two years, with the creation of an unspecified number of jobs.
Aberdeen Harbour Board is planning to invest £24m in harbour improvements in 2012, including new deep water and dockside facilities.
Aspray 24 is planning to build a new £5m 100,000 sq ft headquarters for its haulage business on a five-acre site at Park Road in Willenhall, with the creation of up to 30 new jobs.
RJP (999) has been sold out of administration by the P&A Partnership to a new company called RJP (Lincoln), securing 22 jobs at its Langworth-based haulage business.
APC Overnight has won permission to set up a new £15m headquarters for its parcel delivery business at Kingswood Lakeside in Staffordshire, with the creation of 300 jobs and the relocation of 250.
Clipper Logistics is to open a £40m 350,000 sq ft Asda clothing distribution centre at Wynyard near Teesport next August, with the creation of hundreds of jobs.
Siemens has confirmed plans to create up to 300 jobs at its factory on South Tyneside, having won a £1.4bn contract to manufacture carriages for Thameslink trains.
Glasgiven Contracts is to build a £2.9m integrated bus and rail station in Antrim by 2014.
McGill's of Greenock is to acquire the West Scotland division of Arriva for an estimated £10m, including 165 buses and 380 staff.
Network Rail is to invest £43m in the expansion of Peterborough railway station by the end of 2013.
Leeds Bradford Airport has unveiled plans to invest £11m in improvements to passenger facilities by next summer, including shops and a larger departure lounge.
Jet2 is to fly to four new destinations from Newcastle Airport next May, with the creation of 100 jobs.
Knights of Old is to merge with Northampton-based Mainland Group to create a combined transport group with 400 staff and 200 trucks.
Kintetsu World Express is to set up a 37,000 sq ft logistics warehouse at the Chancerygate development on Mathisen Way near Heathrow by next July.
Dalepak is to open a 139,000 sq ft headquarters and warehouse for its third-party logistics business at the Pineham Industrial Estate in Northampton next year.
Clarksons is to acquire Boxton Holding and Bridge Maritime, the Norwegian ship broking firms with gross assets of £1.1m.
Clarksons has acquired EnShip, the Aberdeen-based shipping agency and marine logistics firm with gross assets of £3m.
Go NorthEast is planning to build a new £7.7m bus depot and support office for up to 560 staff near the MetroCentre in Gateshead by 2013.
The Port of Dover has won government approval to build a new £400m ferry terminal, but it is not expected to be finished until 2025.
Network Rail is to invest £8.6m in the modernisation of Newcastle Central Station, as part of a £46m investment in 21 stations across the country.
Farrans Construction is to build a 50-acre terminal at Belfast Harbour by 2013, and will lease it to DONG Energy and ScottishPower Renewables for the manufacture of wind turbines.
Northern Rail is to reopen the Allerton rail maintenance depot in Liverpool next month, with the creation of 47 jobs.
Network Rail has bought the rail division of Hydrex Equipment out of administration, with the transfer of 530 staff.
Addison Lee, the London-based minicabs firm, has acquired the passenger cars division of Lewis Day for undisclosed terms.
CitySprint is to acquire the UK courier business of Lewis Day, creating a combined group of 2,000 couriers and 35 service centres.
Network Rail is to set up a £3m factory train depot in Swindon, in order to help electrify the line between London and Cardiff.
British Airways is said to be considering plans to set up an additional aircraft maintenance operation at St Athan in Glamorgan, in order to cope with an increase in the workload at its Cardiff site.
Network Rail has won planning permission to build a £5m rail maintenance depot in Gateshead over the next year.
Fed Ex is to set up a 20,000 sq ft air cargo hub at Kilroot Business Park in Carrickfergus, with the creation of 52 jobs.
May Gurney has acquired TransLinc, the provider of fleet and passenger services with more than 400 staff at 20 sites, for £35m.
Ferguson Shipbuilders has won a £22m contract to build hybrid-powered ferries at Port Glasgow, with the creation of 100 jobs.
Monarch Airlines is to launch five new routes from Birmingham Airport next year, with the creation of 200 jobs.
International Airlines Group is to acquire BMI, the Donnington Hall-based airline with 3,500 staff, from Lufthansa for undisclosed terms.
Network Rail is planning to set up a new rail operations centre at Holgate Bridge in York by 2014, in order to consolidate 475 staff from other sites.
Ryanair is looking to double its number of passengers at Manchester Airport over the next few years, with the creation of hundreds of jobs.
Arriva has acquired control of Grand Central, the York-based operator of trains between London and Sunderland, for undisclosed terms.
Royal Mail is investing £15m in nine new parcel sorting hubs in Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, Nuneaton, Peterborough, Swansea, Swindon and Watford for the Christmas period.
Halcrow and Foster + Partners have unveiled proposals for a £50bn transport hub and airport in the Thames Estuary, with capacity for 150m passengers a year.
ByBox is investing £2m in the expansion of its network of electronic parcel collection lockers at railway stations in the London area.
John Lomas Removals, the Cannock-based removals firm with 14 staff, has undergone a management buy-out for undisclosed terms.
DHL is setting up a 150,000 sq ft warehouse at the Foxhills Industrial Estate in Scunthorpe.
Woodside Group of Antrim has acquired All-Route Shipping, the Belfast-based freight forwarding firm with 20 staff.
Star Rentals, the Newtownabbey-based truck rental firm, has been bought out of administration by Gaffer Group and £2m will be invested in the new group.
Ryanair is looking to almost double its budget airline business by acquiring up to 300 new narrow-bodied aircraft by 2021.
Abellio has been selected by the Department for Transport to operate the Greater Anglia rail franchise until mid-2014.
Conygar has won approval from the Welsh Government to set up a £5m lorry park and transport hub on Anglesey, with the creation of 70 jobs.
Network Rail is to set up a 30,000 sq ft administration office at Norfolk House near New Street station in Birmingham.
APC Overnight is to relocate its Staffordshire-based courier business to a new 121,000 sq ft logistics centre at Kingswood Lakeside in Cannock next year, with the creation of 120 jobs.
Legal & General Property has won planning permission to build a 920,000 sq ft rail-connected distribution centre in Corby.
Mouchel, is to sell Mouchel Rail, the provider of project management services to the rail industry with 107 staff in London and Manchester, to Sinclair Knight Merz for £3.4m.
Transport Broker is to create 30 new sales and customer service jobs at its Cardiff-based vehicle charter business over the next few months.
Framptons Transport Services is planning to build a new 60,000 sq ft warehouse at Fosse Lane in Shepton Mallet by the end of next year.
Romac Technical Services, the Buckinghamshire-based logistics firm with 120 staff, has been sold out of administration by Baker Tilly to Lupprian's Computer Express.
The Scottish Government has awarded a £40m grant for the development of a new Glasgow Fastlink bus route running along the river Clyde.
DP World has announced plans to open the £1.5m London Gateway deepwater container port and logistics park on the Thames by the end of 2013, with the creation of an 1,000 jobs over the next few months.
Interfleet Technology, the Derby-based railway systems firm with 300 staff, has been acquired by SNC-Lavalin of Canada.
RoadRunners is expanding its Surrey-based taxi operating business with a new headquarters in Horley and the creation of up to 100 jobs over the next year.
British Airways is to expand its long-haul and short-haul flights from Heathrow, following the acquisition of six take-off and landing slots from BMI.
National Express is to create 150 new driving jobs at three bus depots in the West Midlands.
Eezehaul is selling its APC Overnight parcels delivery operation in Crawley to Streetwise Couriers.
Nexus has unveiled proposals to extend the Tyne & Wear Metro system across Wearside and East Durham.
Expert Logistics is planning to relocate its home delivery operation and up to 170 jobs from Radcliffe to Crewe in February 2012.
Maritime Transport is planning to build a new £6m headquarters for its cargo business in Felixstowe, with the relocation of 70 staff and the creation of 130 new jobs.
Nightline is planning a multi-million pound investment to treble the size of its 50,000 sq ft depot in Belfast.
Jet2 is to expand its operations at Glasgow Airport next summer, with the creation of 50 jobs for pilots, cabin crew and ground staff.
National Express has acquired Petermann Partners, the US provider of student transportation services with 3,300 vehicles at 66 locations, for £126m.
ProLog is setting up a new 167,000 sq ft warehouse for its marketing and logistics business at The Core in Chesterfield.
CHEP UK is to set up a 50,000 sq ft pallet distribution warehouse at Central Park in Bristol in 2012.
The Logistics Terminal is to set up a new 200,000 sq ft distribution warehouse at the Port of Tilbury, in order to handle up to 800 containers a month.
PD Ports is to create more than 50 new jobs at the ports of Tees and Hartlepool, in order to cope with the return of steelmaking to Redcar.
Bibby Distribution has acquired a 108,000 sq ft warehouse at Middleton in Greater Manchester, and 50 staff will relocate from Heywood.
National Express is planning to launch new coach services between Yorkshire and airports in Manchester and Liverpool, with the creation of an unspecified number of jobs.
Direct Rail Services is looking into the possibility of building a new rail terminal in Caithness, in order to transport nuclear material from Dounreay to Sellafield.
Network Rail has started a recruitment campaign for the 3,000-strong workforce needed for its new 400,000 sq ft headquarters due to open in Milton Keynes in summer 2012.
Transam Trucking is submitting plans to Mid Suffolk District Council to develop a new haulage depot on agricultural land at Eye Airfield.
Advanced Supply Chain is to create up to 60 jobs at its Bradford-based logistics business, having won a new £24m distribution contact from Makro.
APEM is setting up an aerial survey facility and office at Hawarden Airfield near Chester, in order to provide aquatic wildlife and terrain monitoring services.
HS Atec is looking to relocate its Ferrybridge and Darlington transport depots to larger sites, having secured a £3m funding package from Yorkshire Bank.
TransAtlantic UK is relocating from Goole to a new £3.5m 90,000 sq ft terminal at King George Dock in Hull.
Etihad Airways has selected the Voyager office at Manchester Airport as the location for a new 23,000 sq ft call centre in 2012, with the creation of 160 jobs.
Brodie Engineering is to create 20 jobs at its train refurbishment site in Kilmarnock, having won a £4m contract from ScotRail.
Vital Rail is to create 30 jobs for apprentices at its Salford-based rail industry staffing business.
Bibby Distribution has won a £40m contract to provide logistics services for SAICA's new paper mill in Partington, Manchester.
Northgate Public Services is creating 25 new jobs in Stockton, in order to work on the government's Blue Badge scheme to help disabled drivers.
Damory Coaches is creating 100 new jobs for drivers, having won a school transport contract in Dorset.
Thetrainline.com is to set up a 25,300 sq ft headquarters for its rail ticketing business at 50 Farringdon Road in London.
Wincanton has sold its logistics operations in continental Europe to Rhenus for £39m, with the transfer of 3,000 staff.
DHL has acquired a 142,000 sq ft warehouse at Fradley Park in Lichfield, in order to distribute industrial machinery for JCB.
Bibby Distribution has acquired Atchison Topeka, the Worcester-based logistics firm with 170 staff, for undisclosed terms.
British Airways is planning to recruit more than 800 new pilots by 2016.
Super Travel Omnibus has been acquired by Home James Travel in a pre-pack administration deal that saves 70 jobs at its Speke-based coach and bus business.
Gregory Distribution has acquired Dylan Thomas International, the Fishguard-based refrigerated freight firm, for undisclosed terms.
Stagecoach has sold its Metrolink tram operation in Manchester to Ratp Developpement of France for undisclosed terms.
Transport for London has secured a £25m investment from Barclays to expand its cycle hire scheme into west London.
AKW Group is investing £2.5m in the expansion of its warehousing facilities, including the acquisition of the 186,000 sq ft Bond 3 Wharfside site in Trafford Park.
Bericote Properties has submitted plans to build a £90m 850,000 sq ft industrial warehouse complex on a 50-acre site at Erith in Kent.
Seafield Logistics has bought the freight forwarding business of Distribution Investments, and will relocate it from Hythe to Aylesham.
Drivers Direct has acquired Transport Solutions, in order to expand its haulage recruitment business into Crewe.
Hermes is planning to expand its parcels distribution business by opening new facilities in Warrington, Crawley, Bradford and Rotherham.
Abbey Logistics Group has bought the bulk powder transport operations of RH Stevens Transport, including 25 trucks, drivers and support staff.
MCR has sold Glenn Freight North West, the Liverpool-based haulage firm, in a pre-pack administration to Store It UK.
Cornwall Council is supporting proposals for the expansion of the Port of Falmouth, including new ship repair facilities and the possibility of more than 1,500 new jobs by 2030.
Ryanair is to expand its operations at Manchester Airport with up to 26 new routes by next summer, with the creation of up to 2,000 jobs.
Air Asia X, the provider of low-cost flights to Malaysia, is to transfer its operations from Stansted Airport to Gatwick in October.
Loganair of Glasgow is to acquire Suckling Airways, the air charter firm with 60 staff in Cambridge, Dundee and London.
The Department for Transport has awarded £155m to 39 transport projects across England, in order to support economic growth and reduce carbon emissions.
Reed Boardall has won planning permission from Harrogate Borough Council to set up a new 11,500 sq ft cold store at Boroughbridge, with the creation of about 100 jobs.
Flybe is investing £21m in a joint venture with Finnair to acquire Finncomm Commuter Airlines of Finland.
SW Wreford & Sons has acquired P Chaplin & Sons of Northampton for undisclosed terms, creating a combined haulage firm with 80 vehicles.
Driver Hire is looking to expand its Bradford-based network of 100 franchised transport recruitment offices, having secured an undisclosed private equity investment from LDC.
Lok n Store is to acquire Saracen Datastore, the Leatherhead-based operator of four document storage sites, for £4m.
Network Rail has unveiled plans to build a new regional headquarters for up to 3,000 staff on a six-acre site at Basing View business park in Basingstoke over the next two years.
BJS Storage & Distribution is setting up a logistics facility in a 160,000 sq ft building at St Modwen's Parkside Industrial Estate in Doncaster.
Able UK has won permission from North Lincolnshire Council to a build a £100m logistics park at the South Humber Gateway, which could lead to the creation of 5,000 jobs.
Steve Porter Transport Group has acquired Red Funnel Distribution, the transport operation with sites in Southampton and the Isle of Wight, for undisclosed terms.
Via Coldstores is looking to create up to 35 jobs at its newly-opened 138,000 sq ft cold storage operation in Scunthorpe.
South Gloucestershire Council is in discussions with Hitachi Rail Europe about the possibility of building a new train depot at Stoke Gifford, with the creation of up to 200 jobs.
DAS Transport, the Hull-based haulage company with 21 vehicles, has undergone a pre-pack administration through KPMG.
Siemens is to create hundreds of jobs at its train components factories in Sussex, South Tyneside and London, having been selected as preferred bidder to supply 1,200 new carriages for the Thameslink route.
Fowler Welch is to open a new transport depot with 25 trucks at Newton Abbot in Devon in July.
Airworld Services has acquired an additional 26,000 sq ft of logistics and storage space at the X2 warehouse at Heathrow.
EasyJet is to commence operations from London Southend Airport in April 2012, with an initial three aircraft flying to ten destinations.
Stobart Group is planning to recruit scores of apprentices at its Warrington-based business, with positions in logistics, infrastructure, biomass and airports.
MyParcelDelivery.com is planning to expand the workforce at its Manchester-based parcel delivery business from 14 to 25 by the end of the year, having secured funding to invest in sales and IT.
Exact Logistics is to relocate its Warwick-based freight distribution business to a 6,000 sq ft unit at the Dunchurch Trading Estate later this month.
Stobart Group has unveiled plans to set up a £18m distribution centre at the Great Haddon development in Peterborough by April 2012, with the creation of 350 jobs.
Ryder Europe is to acquire Hill Hire, the chain of 13 truck rental depots with 300 staff, from Lloyds Banking Group for £151m.
ScotRail is to create 69 new jobs to operate new ticket gates at four stations in Glasgow.
Peel Ports has unveiled plans for the regeneration of the Manchester Ship Canal, including a new deepwater dock in Liverpool, six freight sites and the creation of 3,000 jobs.
Helios Europe is linking up with Shepherd Developments and Segro to build the proposed £400m Rossington Inland Port near Doncaster, including 5.7m sq ft of distribution space.
Romac Technical Services is relocating its logistics operation at the Heywood Distribution Park near Rochdale to a larger 31,000 sq ft unit.
EasyJet is planning to create hundreds of new jobs with the launch of new routes from Manchester Airport over the next few years.
Colin Buchanan & Partners, the transport consultancy, has been acquired by Sinclair Knight Merz of Australia for undisclosed terms.
Jet2 is to create 40 new jobs for ground staff, cabin crew and pilots at East Midlands Airport, in order to launch more routes from 2012.
APC is to relocate its Wolverhampton-based parcel sorting hub to a £14m 120,000 sq ft site at Kingswood Lakeside in Cannock, and will also open a 23,000 sq ft site in Warrington later this year.
CitySprint has acquired Despatch UK, the Essex-based courier company.
Maritime Craft Services of Ayrshire has secured a £20m funding package from Clydesdale Bank to expand its fleet of tugs and workboats.
Stobart has submitted plans to Halton Council to develop further warehouse facilities and a biomass power plant at its transport hub in Widnes, which could create 2,000 jobs.
Highland Council has announced plans for a £3.5m investment in improvements to the Sconser ferry terminal on Skye.
Simarco is looking to open a new logistics hub in the West Midlands, and several sites are under consideration.
Schmitz Cargobull is to relocate the headquarters of its UK-based trailers business to Warrington this summer, following the recent decision to close its site in County Durham.
Eurojet Aviation is to build a £5m 41,000 sq ft aircraft maintenance and commercial centre at Birmingham Airport by the end of the year, with the creation of 50 jobs.
Optare is planning to relocate its Leeds-based bus factory and 400 staff to a new 140,000 sq ft site at Sherburn in Elmet this summer.
The Port of Dover is planning an £85m expansion programme at its Eastern Docks by 2015, in order to accommodate new super-ferries.
DB Schenker is planning to set up a 107,000 sq ft logistics warehouse at The Portal site at Heathrow Airport.
Braemar Shipping has acquired the business of BMT Marine & Offshore Surveys out of administration for £2.4m, including about 94 marine surveyors at 21 offices worldwide.
Downton Distribution is setting up a 100,000 sq ft logistics facility at the Whitehouse estate in Runcorn.
Bond Aviation, the helicopter services firm with 480 staff at sites including Gloucestershire and Glasgow, has been acquired by World Helicopters for £267m.
Circle Express has acquired a 35,000 sq ft warehouse at Clayton Road in Hayes to work on a contract for DHL.
Stobart Group is to raise £120m in a share placing to fund the £25m expansion of Southend Airport, the acquisition of biomass energy projects and the development of its property assets.
Simarco is looking to expand the 110-strong workforce at its logistics operations in Essex, Liverpool, Manchester and Wellingborough with at least 20 new jobs over the next year.
Midlands Truck & Van has acquired Gerard Mann, the Mercedes-Benz dealer with sites in Birmingham, Coventry and Wolverhampton.
Coventry Airport has unveiled proposals for the £250m redevelopment of the site into a business park, which could create more than 10,000 jobs.
Network Rail is looking to build a railway maintenance facility at Askew Road in Gateshead, with the creation of 150 jobs.
M Kettlewell has acquired Allen W Brown, the Ripon-based haulage firm with 15 staff, for undisclosed terms.
CitySprint has acquired TnM Couriers, the Warrington-based pharmaceuticals courier.
PTS UK, the Ipswich-based haulage firm with 40 staff, has been acquired by Greencarrier of Sweden for undisclosed terms.
Network Rail is looking to invest £200m in the expansion of rail capacity in the Cardiff area by 2015.
Stobart, Prologis and Halton Borough Council have secured £9m from the government's Regional Growth Fund to expand the Mersey Multimodal Gateway rail freight project.
DHL is to set up a 360,000 sq ft warehouse at Gazeley's G-Park estate in Liverpool.
TNT Post is setting up a 115,000 sq ft depot at the Swift Valley Industrial Estate in Rugby.
Restore has bought the business and assets of Sargents, the London-based document storage firm with 65 staff, out of administration.
East Midlands Airport is looking to create about 1,000 jobs at the 100 firms on its airport site over the next year.
Associated British Ports has won government approval to build a new £25m riverside car terminal in Grimsby for automotive logistics firm GBA.
AV Dawson has won planning permission to build a £2.6m rail freight terminal at Riverside Park in Middlesbrough.
Birmingham Airport is to build a new £10m control tower by 2013.
MTH Express Services has acquired Pallet Systems of Wednesbury to create a combined logistics group with 34 staff.
Etihad Airways is to set up a customer service call centre in Manchester in 2012, with the creation of up to 160 jobs.
Bond Aviation, the Gloucester-based helicopter operator, is expected to be acquired by Inaer of Spain for £300m.
BAA has announced plans for a £50m investment in new equipment and a new crisis centre to prepare for future weather problems at Heathrow airport.
Singleton Clamp & Partners has acquired PTP Consultants, the London-based traffic consultancy, for undisclosed terms.
Barnack Group is relocating its Peterborough-based construction, confectionery, storage and logistics business to a new £6m site in Orton Southgate, and expects to create 30 new jobs by the end of 2012.
Silver Lining Industries is to acquire the assets of West Yorkshire-based SAM Transport & Distribution out of receivership, including 26 vehicles and a 115,000 sq ft distribution centre.
Andover Transport has undergone a management buy-out from TrimTruk Group for undisclosed terms.
Segro has let 35,000 sq ft of warehouse space at Trafford Park to TS Buying, including an office for 40 staff.
Virgin Atlantic is to create 450 new jobs with the introduction of new routes from Gatwick and Manchester.
Strathclyde Partnership for Transport has unveiled plans for the £300m modernisation of Glasgow's Subway system over the next five years, but there will be a cut in the 350-strong workforce.
A&P is to create about 100 jobs at its shipyard in Falmouth, having won a new fabrication contract for two Seajacks vessels.
McGills of Barrhead has acquired Dickson's of Erskine, the Renfrewshire-based bus company with 19 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Forth Ports, the owner of ports at Dundee, Grangemouth, Leith, Rosyth and Tilbury, is expected to be acquired by Arcus European Infrastructure Fund for £746m.
Grocontinental has submitted plans to Shropshire Council to extend its chilled distribution centre in Whitchurch by 59,000 sq ft, with the creation of 20 jobs.
West Northamptonshire Development Corporation is considering plans for a new 348,000 sq ft warehouse complex at Grange Park, which could create up to 600 jobs.
Cardiff Council is in discussions with MonoMetro about the possibility of building an elevated electric railway system to link the city centre to Cardiff Bay.
Bath Bus Company, the operator of bus tours with 81 staff in Bath, Cardiff, Eastbourne and Windsor, has been acquired by RATP of France.
Skywheels is to expand the 34-strong workforce at its Altrincham-based aircraft maintenance business with eight new staff, having won a contract from AirTanker Services.
Agility Trains, the Hitachi-led consortium, is expected to start work next year on the development of a train assembly plant in Newton Aycliffe, with the creation of 500 jobs.
BBA Aviation is to acquire GE Aviation Systems' fuel measurement business, which has sites in the UK, US and Singapore, for £38m.
A&P Group, the operator of ship repair yards in Falmouth, Middlesbrough and Hebburn, has been acquired by Atlantic & Peninsula Marine Services.
RH Freight, the Nottingham-based freight services firm with 630 staff at 17 depots, is to be acquired by Kuehne & Nagel.
Gazeley is to build a £100m logistics hub on a 100-acre site at West Moor Park in Doncaster, with the creation of up to 1,700 jobs.
Quantum Automotive Services has merged its Bristol-based car transport business with local rival Sensible Transport.
Unipart is to invest £2.2m in improvements at its logistics site in Oxford, having secured a contract extension from Homebase that will create 200 jobs over the next two years.
EasyJet is to create 60 new jobs at Edinburgh Airport, with the launch of three new routes and an additional Airbus A320.
KN Drinks Logistics is expected to acquire a 235,000 sq ft warehouse at ProLogis Park Midpoint in the West Midlands.
Logistex, the automated logistics systems firm with 225 staff, has undergone a management buy-out from Melrose.
South Norfolk Council is to consider plans from the Norfolk Gliding Club to build three new hangars at the Tibenham airfield near Diss, providing space for Centerline Aerospace and Anglia Sailplanes.
ILG has acquired Express 2000, the independent courier firm, and ten staff will relocate from Copthorne to Gatwick.
Grocontinental is to open a new £2.2m 40,000 sq ft warehouse at the Whitchurch Business Park in Shropshire in May, with the creation of an unspecified number of jobs.
Optare is to raise £7.4m in a share placing to help fund the relocation of its Leeds-based bus factory to a new site.
Bedfords Transport has taken full ownership of LinQ Alliance, the Derby-based network of regional transport companies, as part of a strategy to double in size over the next few years.
Transam Trucking has acquired EST, the London-based entertainment logistics firm, for undisclosed terms.
Swansea Drydocks has won approval to set up a new ship repair facility in Swansea, with the creation of up to 85 jobs.
Ryanair has unveiled plans for four new routes from Manchester Airport to Alicante, Faro, Madrid and Tenerife, which will sustain up to 600 jobs.
Edwards Coaches has bought Diamond Holidays, the Swansea-based coach holiday operator, out of administration for undisclosed terms.
Knights of Old is to set up a new 83,000 sq ft transport depot at Hitchin in Hertfordshire in March, with the creation of 30 jobs.
Fish4Dogs has acquired MarinPet UK, the Worcestershire-based logistics firm with a 161,000 sq ft warehouse and 25 staff, for undisclosed terms.
CitySprint has acquired Mainlink Courier Services of Swindon for undisclosed terms.
Selig UK is to set up a new 75,445 sq ft warehouse at the Slough Trading Estate by the end of the year.
Europa Worldwide Logistics is to set up a new 155,000 sq ft distribution centre at ProLogis Park Midpoint near Birmingham in July.
Babcock has submitted plans to build an international container terminal at Rosyth, which could create 450 jobs.
Stagecoach is to sell its Preston Bus business to Rotala.
Network Rail has submitted plans to redevelop Northampton railway station with a new building and access facilities, and a later application could see a 200,000 sq ft commercial development on the site.
Safestore is planning to expand its chain of 118 self-storage centres with about five new sites a year over the next three years.
Sea-Cargo Aberdeen has acquired a 62% stake in Northwards, the freight company with offices in Shetland, Orkney, Aberdeen, Scrabster and Inverness.
Southend Airport is to create 60 new jobs by 2012, with vacancies in the fire service, operations and passenger services.
Southampton Airport has announced plans to create 100 new jobs across the site's 30 companies this year, with vacancies in security, baggage handling and customer service.
Manchester Airport has secured £280m of funding to support its future investment plans, including the 60-acre Airport City retail, leisure and commercial scheme that could create 5,000 jobs by 2025.
Lismore Group has arranged the sale of Westport Resources in a pre-pack administration deal, securing 277 jobs at its driver hire business in County Antrim.