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Montrose Port Authority is to invest £6m in the development of a new quay, in order to attract more trade in fertilisers, wood pulp and recycling materials.
Beckett Rankine has unveiled proposals to build a new £40bn superhub airport at Goodwin Sands off the Kent coast.
Yodel XL is to relocate its delivery business and almost 300 staff from Bolton to Martland Mill in Wigan in March.
Aspray 24 is to invest £5m in the expansion of its Willenhall-based logistics business, including a new warehouse, vehicles and up to 30 jobs.
Yusen Logistics is investing £9m in the expansion of its UK logistics operation, including new IT systems, mechanical handling equipment and vehicles.
DHL Aviation is expanding its space at the Heathrow Cargo Centre with a new 81,000 sq ft transport services facility.
CitySprint has acquired Eagle Express Worldwide, the Woking-based courier.
Virgin Atlantic is planning to launch new daily flights from London to Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Manchester next year, with the creation of 150 jobs.
Peel Ports is investing £3m in the expansion of its Gladstone Dock steel terminal in Seaforth, including new warehousing facilities.
Kuehne & Nagel is to set up a 179,000 sq ft distribution centre at Trafford Park, in order to operate a contract for Whitbread.
DHL is seeking permission to build a new storage and distribution centre at the Shepherds Grove Industrial Estate near Bury St Edmunds, with the creation of 50 jobs.
Royal Mail is to relocate a Parcelforce parcels delivery depot from Leyland to a new 97,000 sq ft unit at Walton Summit.
Ryanair is planning to expand its operations in Scotland next summer with six new routes from Edinburgh and two from Glasgow Prestwick.
Pickfords has undergone a pre-pack administration through BDO, securing 900 jobs at its Wembley-based removals business.
Conygar Investment Company has submitted plans to build a £5m truck stop on the A55 in Holyhead, with the creation of up to 80 jobs.
Manx2, the Isle of Man-based airline with 50 staff, has undergone a management buy-out and will be renamed Citywing.
Pendennis Shipyard has won permission to expand its yard in Falmouth, including two wet docks and 60 new jobs.
Hangar8 has acquired International JetClub, the Farnborough-based air charter firm, for £1.1m plus shares.
John Menzies is to acquire Orbital Marketing Services, the logistics and marketing services group with 550 staff at nine sites, for £14m.
East Midlands Airport is to invest £12m in improvements to its terminal building over the next year.
Stagecoach Bluebird is to recruit up to 30 new bus drivers in Aberdeen by the end of the year.
Monarch Airlines is to set up a new 110,000 sq ft engineering hangar at Birmingham Airport in 2013, with the creation of 150 jobs.
Air Livery has submitted plans to build five aircraft painting hangars at Norwich Airport, as part of a new 160,000 sq ft headquarters that could create up to 150 jobs.
EasyJet is to launch new services from Manchester to Moscow and Prague next spring, with the creation of 80 jobs.
Network Rail is to invest £100m in the development of Temple Meads train station in Bristol by 2020.
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is launching a new daily service from Manston airport in Kent to Amsterdam, with the creation of 28 jobs.
Stagecoach has acquired the Birkenhead and Chester bus businesses of First Group for £4.5m, with the transfer of 110 vehicles and 290 staff.
Stagecoach is to acquire the Manchester-based bus operations of Bluebird for £2m, including 40 vehicles and 80 staff.
London City Airport is to invest £15m in improvements to its facilities from next year, including the redevelopment of the international arrivals hall.
Network Rail Infrastructure is to sell NDS-Plant, the former Hydrex plant operation with 377 staff, to a management buy-out.
DPD is to invest more than £100m in a new parcel sorting hub in the East Midlands and ten new depots, with the creation of up to 1,500 jobs.
Ryanair is to expand its budget airline operations with the creation of 180 jobs at Liverpool airport, 360 at Manchester and 460 at East Midlands by summer 2013.
First Group is to sell its Wigan-based coach operations to Stagecoach for £12m, including 120 buses and 300 staff.
Royal Mail is to invest £75m in the expansion of its parcels business over the next four years, including new depots in Chorley, Cornwall and Hampshire and the creation of 1,000 jobs.
RTH Lubbers is to invest £2.8m in the expansion of its transport operations in Northumberland, Aberdeen and Norfolk, including new trucks, trailers and jobs.
DHL is to create a further 400 seasonal jobs at its Kingston Park distribution centre in Peterborough.
Network Rail is to invest £6m in improvements to Wokingham station by August 2013, including new shops and waiting areas.
AgustaWestland has secured government funding for the expansion of its operational flight training centre at Newquay Airport.
Aircelle has secured government funding to develop a 50,000 sq ft logistics park at a former Michelin site in Burnley.
Wincanton is acquiring the 86,000 sq ft Centra building at Heathrow, in order to service a distribution contract for Morrisons.
Transport for London is looking to recruit up to 100 graduate trainees to work in project management, engineering, technical and corporate functions.
Leeming Bar Services has won government permission to upgrade its site on the A1(M) in North Yorkshire into a motorway service station.
Gatwick Airport has unveiled plans for a £5bn expansion project by 2025, including a new runway and passenger terminal.
Jet2 is to launch three new routes from Glasgow Airport in summer 2013, with the creation of 50 jobs.
Derby Express Couriers, the Derby-based logistics firm, has undergone a management buy-out.
OSE European, the Newcastle-based road haulage firm, has been sold out of administration by PC Recoveries to a management buy-out.
McGill's Buses is to acquire Loch Lomond Bus Services, the Dumbarton-based bus company trading as McColl's with 35 staff, for £3m.
EasyJet is to launch six new routes from Edinburgh airport, with the creation of about 160 jobs.
R Swain & Sons has acquired LV Transport, the Kent-based haulage firm with 25 vehicles.
Professional Driver Services, the Glamorgan-based driver training firm, has been acquired by road safety charity IAM for undisclosed terms.
Network Rail is to open a new £25m 300,000 sq ft distribution centre at Ryton near Coventry next July, with the creation of 100 jobs.
Yearsley Group has bought the assets of Partner Logistics out of administration, securing 20 jobs at Hams Hall in Coleshill.
DPD is to create 20 new jobs at its Newcastle-based parcel delivery depot, as part of a nationwide expansion that could create up to 600 jobs.
South West Trains is creating 38 jobs at a depot in Bournemouth, having won a £23m contract to refurbish trains for Porterbrook.
Roxhill Developments is seeking permission to build a new distribution centre on an 8.4-acre site in Basildon, which could create up to 500 jobs.
TVS Supply Chain Solutions has acquired Rico Logistics, the Slough-based supplier of technology spare parts with turnover of £45m, for undisclosed terms.
LH Group, the Burton-based rail engineering firm with 350 staff, has been acquired by US-based Wabtec Corporation for £30m.
DPD is to set up a new 2,700 sq ft parcel delivery depot in Dundee by the end of October, with the creation of up to 50 jobs.
Network Rail has acquired IAD Rail Systems, the Bristol-based points equipment manufacturer, from Claverham.
Network Rail has confirmed plans to create 50 new jobs and relocate a further 450 jobs to a new logistics and maintenance depot in Derby from next year.
Downton is to expand its Gloucestershire-based logistics business with a new £10m distribution centre at an undisclosed location in the south east.
Staffline has acquired Go New Recruitment, the provider of driving and logistics recruitment services with eight sites across central and south-western England.
Roxhill is to develop a 250,000 sq ft logistics centre for Dachser of Germany at Brackmills Industrial Estate in Northampton.
Turners (Soham) has acquired Browns Chilled Distribution, the Lincolnshire-based distributor of horticulture products with annual turnover of £35m.
Millers Citax, the Preston-based taxi firm with 230 vehicles and 20 support staff, has undergone a management buy-out.
GeoPost UK is to invest £20m in the expansion of its parcels depot in Smethwick, with the creation of 250 jobs.
EasyJet is planning to expand its budget airline operations at Edinburgh airport, with the creation of up to 100 jobs.
Vantec Europe is to create a further 81 jobs at its Sunderland-based warehousing and logistics business.
Rhys Davies Freight Logistics is setting up a 55,000 sq ft warehouse at the Carlton Industrial Estate in Barnsley.
DX is creating 19 new jobs at its logistics depot in Belfast.
EasyJet is to expand its budget airline operations at Manchester Airport, with the creation of 120 jobs.
Peel Investments is planning to build a 500,000 sq ft warehouse for an unidentified occupier at Liverpool International Business Park, with the creation of up to 200 jobs.
Priority Freight has acquired the Heathrow-based freight forwarding business of AWLI.
Network Rail is considering plans to open a 33,000 sq ft office at One Stratford Place in east London by 2014.
Your Bus is to expand the 250-strong workforce at its Heanor-based transport business with 50 new jobs for bus drivers.
Truswell Haulage is to consolidate its Yorkshire-based logistics operations at a new 68,000 ft unit on the Fall Bank Industrial Estate in Dodworth.
Hermes is opening a new 52,000 sq ft parcels depot in West Thurrock and a 47,000 sq ft site in Maidstone.
Ashley David Taxis is planning to expand its Loughborough-based taxi service with a new call centre and up to 60 jobs over the next two years.
Virgin Atlantic is to launch its first domestic flights between Heathrow and Manchester from March 2013.
Monarch Airlines is looking to create up to 150 jobs at its new base at East Midlands Airport over the next year.
Arriva Midlands has acquired Liyell, the Willenhall-based operator of the Midland bus and coach service with 110 staff.
Viking Recruitment is planning to set up a £6.5m Maritime Skills Academy in Dover by 2015, with the creation of 40 jobs.
Staffline has acquired certain assets of DKM Driving, the Nottingham-based provider of temporary drivers.
B Taylor & Sons Transport has acquired a further 60,000 sq ft of office and warehouse space on a 4.3-acre site in Huthwaite.
John Menzies has acquired Flight Support, the ground handling firm operating in Aberdeen, Isle of Man, Guernsey and Manchester, from Airbase Holdings for an initial £4.7m.
Manchester Airports Group has sold its 83% stake in Humberside Airport to Eastern Group for £2.3m.
CitySprint has acquired Scarlet Couriers, in order to expand its overnight and international delivery operations.
Associated British Ports has agreed a deal with Jenkins Shipping to handle Holmen Paper products at the Port of Hull, including a new £2.5m 30,000 sq ft warehouse.
Yearsley Group is planning to build a 385,000 sq ft cold store at Gateway Peterborough by 2013, with the creation of 300 jobs.
Network Rail is to build a train servicing depot at the Maliphant site in Swansea by 2016, with the creation of 50 jobs.
Norwich International Airport has unveiled proposals to build a 100-acre aviation business park over the next ten years, with the creation of up to 1,000 jobs.
Turbine Transfers has won a contract to provide crew vessels to ferry workers at the Gwynt y Mor wind farm development, with the creation of 20 jobs on Anglesey.
Vital Solutions and Vital Rail are looking to recruit 200 additional staff to work on rail signalling and infrastructure projects.
Parker International is setting up a 40,000 sq ft logistics warehouse at the Towngate Business Centre in Widnes, and will expand its 35-strong workforce.
Bretts Storage is to build a new 80,000 sq ft warehouse at its site in Guyhirn, Cambridgeshire.
Partner Logistics has sold its storage sites in Wisbech and Gloucester to a new company called Ice Cold Storage Holding, with the transfer of 85 staff.
Great Bear Distribution is setting up a 153,000 sq ft warehouse at ProLogis Park in Kettering.
Storagebase is planning to build a £5m 112,000 sq ft self-storage warehouse in Wednesbury by 2013.
Storefirst is to set up a £2.2m self-storage centre at the Ashroyd Business Park in Barnsley.
Traveline Cymru has taken control of a public transport information call centre at Penrhyndeudraeth in North Wales, securing the future of 20 jobs.
The Department for Transport has announced a further £4.2bn investment in the rail network from 2014, including the electrification of the Midland Main Line and a £500m link from the Great Western Main Line to Heathrow.
Gatwick Airport is to unveil proposals to double its capacity to 70m passengers a year by 2025.
Yearsley Group is to acquire a 200,000 sq ft cold store facility at the Hams Hall Distribution Park in Coleshill.
Dnata has agreed a deal with AIPUT to build a new 141,000 sq ft warehouse for its airport services business at Heathrow.
Harrow Estates has won planning permission for a new 410,000 sq ft distribution centre at Severnside near Bristol, including two units and up to 500 jobs.
Omega Warrington is seeking permission to build a new 200,000 sq ft distribution centre for an unnamed logistics firm at its site in Warrington.
TGW Logistics is seeking permission to build a new 12,000 sq ft headquarters for its 80 staff at Peaker Park in Market Harborough, with the creation of 30 new jobs.
Reays is to create 20 new jobs at its coach transport business in Cumbria, having won contracts for two routes.
AgustaWestland is planning to produce a new generation of AW189 civil helicopter at its site in Yeovil, with the creation of 450 jobs and a further 1,000 in the supply chain.
Davis Haulage is setting up a new 213,000 sq ft retail distribution unit at the Crewe Gates Industrial Estate.
Monarch Airlines is to open a new base at Leeds Bradford Airport next year, offering 12 routes and up to 200 jobs.
Newquay Cornwall Airport has secured government support to set up an Aerohub enterprise zone, in order to attract aerospace companies and create up to 2,500 jobs.
Brian Prescott has acquired Roe Green Transport, the Manchester-based haulage firm, for undisclosed terms.
Royal Mail is planning to set up a new delivery office at its Valley Road site in Bradford, with the relocation of 180 jobs from other sites.
Secal Logistics, the Telford-based logistics firm with 15 staff, has undergone a management buy-out for undisclosed terms.
Trueform Engineering, the public transport infrastructure firm with 180 staff in Hayes and Newcastle, has been acquired by a consortium of investors backed by GIL Investments for undisclosed terms.
Hough & Ward has acquired a new 13,600 sq ft headquarters for its transport and courier service at Calder Island Way in Wakefield.
Goodman has won planning consent to build a 231,000 sq ft warehouse at Hatfield Business Park by 2013, and it will be operated by PCL Transport for Arla Foods.
Gills Harbour is planning a £5m expansion by 2014, in order to support the development of tidal power projects in the Pentland Firth.
PDG Helicopters, the Inverness-based helicopter operator with 35 staff, has bought out the stake held by its venture capital shareholder Maven Capital Partners.
GSE Group has sold its haulage operations to TW Services, freeing up space for a new 484,000 sq ft office and industrial development at its Waterbrook Park site in Ashford.
Cello Aviation is to expand its West Bromwich-based luxury aviation business with an additional aircraft and 20 new jobs.
Durham Tees Valley Airport is seeking government funding to build a new £5.9m freight and logistics facility.
Jet2 is to expand its budget airline operations at East Midlands Airport, with the creation of 100 jobs this autumn.
Norwich International Airport has unveiled revised plans for a £1.2m engine-testing facility, in order to secure the future of KLM UK Engineering and up to 400 jobs.
Eurotunnel is to take over three SeaFrance ferries for £52m, and the Scop co-operative will employ 560 former staff to resume sailings from Dover in the summer.
Lok n Store has raised £4.5m to build a new self-storage centre in Aldershot by 2013.
Alexander Dennis has acquired Custom Coaches, the Australian bus maker with 400 staff, for about £25m.
Yearsley Group is considering potential sites in the south and east for a new frozen foods distribution hub, in order to replicate the new £20m facility being built in Heywood.
Maltacourt Logistics, the Manchester-based provider of supply chain services, has undergone a management buy-out.
Brighton & Hove Bus Company is planning to relocate its headquarters and 450 staff from Hove to Argus House in Brighton.
Driver Hire is to expand its Bradford-based logistics recruitment business with new offices across the Midlands, with the creation of 50 jobs over the next year.
Advanced Supply Chain is planning to invest more than £20m in the expansion of its logistics business over the next five years, with the creation of hundreds of jobs.
Aero Toy Store of the US is investing £1.3m in the refurbishment of the Diamond Hangar at Stansted Airport, in order to maintain private aircraft and create up to 100 jobs.
First Group is investing £160m in 1,000 new vehicles and £27m in ticketing technology, but more of its bus services will be sold off.
FTS Hatswell is to set up an additional 67,000 sq ft warehouse on the Deeside Industrial Estate by June, with the creation of up to 30 jobs.
Pullman Rail, the Cardiff-based rail engineering firm with 130 staff, has been acquired by Colas Rail for undisclosed terms.
ProLogis is to seek permission to redevelop the former Sainsbury's depot at Buntingford in Hertfordshire into a 470,000 sq ft warehouse and 13,000 sq ft office.
Potter Group Logistics has acquired House of James Transport, the York-based logistics firm with 35 vehicles and 70 staff.
Prolog has won permission from Babergh District Council to invest £50m in the development of two warehouses in Sudbury, providing 280,000 sq ft of distribution space and 500 jobs.
Autologic Holdings has acquired certain assets of Spirit Motortransport out of administration, including car transporters, IT and office equipment.
West Oxfordshire District Council is to consider plans to build a large aircraft hangar at RAF Brize Norton, in order to maintain A400M aircraft.
Uniserve is in negotiations with DP World to set up a 1m sq ft distribution facility at the London Gateway port development in the Thames Estuary.
International Airlines Group has sold its recently-acquired BMI Regional airline business in Aberdeen to the Granite Aviation consortium for £8m, securing the future of 330 jobs.
Canute has acquired a 105,000 sq ft warehouse at Great Blakenham near Ipswich, in order to support pallet distribution at the port of Felixstowe.
Jet2 is to launch eight new routes from East Midlands Airport, with the creation of 100 jobs.
Serco has won a £350m contract to operate passenger and freight ferries from Scrabster to Stromness and Lerwick.
Clipper Logistics is considering plans to build a 150,000 sq ft extension to its site on the Boughton Industrial Estate near Newark, with the creation of up to 100 jobs.
Cardiff Aviation is planning to set up a new aircraft maintenance business with 132,000 sq ft of hangar space at RAF St Athan in the Vale of Glamorgan, with the creation of 1,000 jobs.
Port of Tyne is to invest £10m in the expansion of its facilities in South Shields, including additional container storage capacity and 30 new jobs.
Maersk is planning to double its Aberdeen-based shipping operations over the next five years, in order to serve the North Sea oil sector.
Yodel is setting up a 100,000 sq ft parcels distribution centre at the Stakehill Industrial Park in Manchester.
BAA has sold Edinburgh Airport to Global Infrastructure Partners for £807m.
Go-Ahead Group is to acquire Anglian Bus, the Norwich-based transport firm with 71 buses and 133 staff.
Patriot Aerospace has acquired Veritair Aviation, the operator of Cardiff Heliport, for undisclosed terms.
Culina is to acquire the logistics business of Cert Octavian for undisclosed terms, including warehouses in Hoddesdon, Lutterworth and Middleton.
Epsom Coaches, the Epsom-based coach transport firm, has been acquired by RATP Dev of France.
Pallet-Track is planning to expand the workforce at the Wolverhampton headquarters of its freight logistics business from 200 to more than 400 over the next five years.
National Express West Midlands is planning to create 125 new jobs at its bus operations in Birmingham, Coventry and the Black Country over the next three years.
Royal Mail is seeking permission to build a 300,000 sq ft Parcelforce distribution centre at Revolution Park near Leyland, with the creation of up to 400 jobs.
Aberdeen Airport has unveiled plans for a £100m expansion project over the next 30 years, including terminal improvements, larger runway and up to 1,100 new jobs.
Jet2 is to launch a number of new holiday routes from Glasgow Airport this summer, with the creation of 60 jobs.
Amey is to create up to 150 jobs at its Swindon-based rail engineering operation, having won a contract to electrify the Great Western line.
Advanced Supply Chain is looking to create up to 300 additional jobs at its new logistics site in Corby.
Network Rail has acquired a 425,000 sq ft warehouse at Magna Park in Lutterworth for £25m, and will use it to store equipment.
Yankee Candle of the US is to expand its Bristol-based distribution centre with the acquisition of a 170,000 sq ft warehouse in Avonmouth.
First Group has sold its Northumberland Park bus depot in London to Go-Ahead for £14m, including 130 vehicles and 400 staff.
AC Williams Coaches has been bought out of administration by a private investor, securing 25 jobs at its Lincolnshire-based coach firm.
DX Group has acquired Nightfreight, the network of 53 delivery depots with 2,000 staff, and £20m will be invested in the expansion of the business over the next few years.
UPS is to acquire TNT Express, the express delivery company, for about £4.3bn.
Go-Ahead Group has acquired Hedingham Omnibuses, the Colchester-based bus company with depots in five other towns, for undisclosed terms.
Peel Ports is seeking construction companies to work on the development of a new £300m container terminal at the Port of Liverpool by 2015.
First TransPennine Express is to invest £70m in improvements to its rail service between Manchester and Scotland, including new trains and the creation of 200 jobs at depots in Liverpool, Preston and Manchester.
Transworld E-Logistics is setting up a 38,000 sq ft distribution depot at Morely Court in Peterborough.
London Heliport is to be acquired by Aldersgate Investments for about £25m.
Pendennis Shipyard is seeking permission to expand its yard at Falmouth Docks, in order to double capacity and create 100 jobs.
Carousel Buses, the Buckinghamshire-based bus operator running about 50 services in the Wycombe area, is to be acquired by Go-Ahead Group.
TVS Logistics is to sell Globe Transport Products, the Oswestry-based commercial vehicle motor factors business with seven branches, to a former executive.
Gap Personnel is to expand its Driving Force recruitment division for driving staff across the country by opening five regional hubs, with the creation of 30 jobs this year.
Norbert Dentressangle has won a storage and distribution contract from Tata Global Beverages, with the transfer of Tetley tea warehousing from Newton Aycliffe to Trafford Park.
Sky High is to acquire the business and assets of Count on Us, the traffic data collection firm with 40 staff in London, Cardiff, Glasgow, Wakefield and Bicester, for £0.5m.
Eddie Stobart is to set up a 68,000 sq ft distribution centre at the Pinnacle building at Eurocentral near Glasgow, with the creation of 40 jobs.
Leon's Coaches is to relocate its Stafford-based coach travel business and 40 staff to a new headquarters at Beaconside in April, with the creation of ten new jobs.
Virgin Atlantic is looking to recruit 500 cabin crew at Heathrow and Gatwick, in order to support the expansion of its aircraft fleet this year.
Hutchison Ports is investing £40m in the development of a new rail terminal large enough to handle 30-wagon freight trains at the port of Felixstowe by 2013.
EDM of Wolverhampton has acquired Filing Plus, the London-based document management firm, for undisclosed terms, taking its total workforce to 640.
CS2 Transport, the Leeds-based operator of refrigerated vehicles, has undergone a management buy-out for undisclosed terms.
Capital & Centric has announced that First Store is planning to set up a 90,000 sq ft warehouse at the Crown Business Park in Rochdale.
Eddie Stobart, the haulage firm, has acquired a 145,000 sq ft warehouse at Appleton in Warrington for about £3m.
Jet2holidays is to launch five new routes from Newcastle Airport, with the creation of about 100 jobs.
MMS Ship Repair is to create up to 50 jobs at its shipyard in Hull, in order to build new vessels to service wind farms.
Vital Skills Training is to recruit 270 apprentices to work for its rail industry division over the next five months.
Etihad Airways is planning to consolidate its European administrative functions in Manchester, with the creation of 100 jobs over the next 18 months.
Cambridge Airport is looking to increase flights for the local business community, with the creation of 100 jobs over the next year.
Virgin Atlantic is to invest £100m in improvements to the first class cabins in its aircraft.
Transport for London is recruiting 300 staff to work as station assistants on the London Underground.
Advanced Supply Chain is to create up to 150 jobs at its new 200,000 sq ft operations centre in Birstall this year.
Tramlink Nottingham has secured funding to double the size of Nottingham's tram network by 2014, at a cost of £570m.
Forth Ports is to acquire the remaining 67% of Tilbury Container Services for £95m, in order to create a new business called London Container Terminal at the Port of Tilbury.
Optare is to relocate up to 60 of the 99 jobs at its bus factory in Blackburn to its new site at Sherburn, near Leeds.
Secured Mail of Warrington has acquired the downstream access unit of DHL Global Mail for undisclosed terms, including a depot in Northamptonshire with 55 staff.
Ryanair is planning to increase its 8,000-strong workforce with more than 1,000 new jobs this year, as it expands its fleet of aircraft at Manchester and other bases across Europe.
Stobart Group is to submit plans for the £10m extension of the new terminal building at Southend Airport by 2014.
Luton Airport is looking to expand its capacity from 11m passengers per year to 18m, with the creation of up to 6,000 jobs.
Bay Freight, the Stalybridge-based transport firm with 50 staff and 30 vehicles, has undergone a management buy-out.
FRP Advisory has sold Clearway Distribution out of administration to a new company called B2B Logistics, saving 55 jobs at its Nottingham-based road haulage business.
The Department for Transport expects 8,000 jobs to be created at two sites in Birmingham as a result of the proposed £33bn HS2 high-speed rail network.
Torque Logistics is setting up a 100,000 sq ft warehouse at Martland Park in Wigan.
BBA Aviation has acquired the assets of Azalea Aviation, the US aviation services firm, for an initial £14m, in order to expand its Signature Flight Support division.