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Palletways, the Staffordshire-based pallet freight network, is to be sold by Phoenix Equity Partners to Imperial Holdings of South Africa for £163m.
Roxhill has won permission to build a 2m sq ft warehouse complex for Amazon at the London Distribution Park in Tilbury, with the creation of up to 3,900 jobs.
Steam Packet Company is planning to invest £170m in improvements to its ferry operation on the Isle of Man, including new ships and port facilities.
Royal Caribbean International is to invest £5.5m in improvements to the City Cruise Terminal in Southampton, in order to cater for larger cruise ships.
Arriva has acquired a 26,000 sq ft office at the Lacon London building for the London headquarters of its public transport business.
Darlington Borough Council is to consider plans for the relocation of Stockton-based haulage business N Calvert & Son to Burma Road in Darlington.
Alstom is expected to win approval from Halton Council for a new transport and technology facility in Widnes, which could create up to 600 jobs.
Lok n Store is planning to build two new self-storage centres totalling 110,000 sq ft in Northamptonshire and Kent by the end of 2017.
Ace Container Services has acquired Northern Containers, to create a combined Leeds-based shipping container business with more than 800 units.
Ferguson Transport & Shipping is to set up a 160,000 sq ft logistics facility at Corpach near Fort William, having acquired the 18-acre site from BSW Timber.
Go Carz is looking to create 350 driving jobs at its taxi business in the West Midlands, taking its total workforce to more than 1,000.
Diamond Bus Company has won approval to set up a new bus depot at Tividale in the West Midlands, with the creation of about 140 jobs over the next year.
Dalepak, the Northampton-based logistics firm with 265 staff, has undergone a management buy-out with backing from Sovereign Capital.
Clugston Distribution is to invest a further £1.2m in the expansion of the tanker fleet at its Scunthorpe-based bulk haulage business this year.
Four Ashes has unveiled proposals for an £8m rail freight interchange near J12 of the M6 in Staffordshire, which could create up to 8,500 jobs.
DPD is planning to set up a £12m distribution centre at Vertex Park near Bristol by June 2017, with the creation of at least 100 jobs.
DPD is planning to create 50 jobs at its new £4m 50,000 sq ft depot due open at Ozone Business Park in Howden this September.
Culina is setting up a Great Bear distribution centre with 45,000 pallet spaces at Port Salford in Manchester, with the creation of 280 jobs.
NMA Agencies has secured funding of £1m from Santander for the expansion of its Brighouse-based machinery distribution business.
Panther Logistics, the Northampton-based transport firm with 300 staff and a depot in Rugby, has undergone a management buy-out for £17m.
Galloway Travel Group, the Mendlesham-based bus and coach operator, is to be acquired by a new company called Eastern Transport Holdings this November.
Evolution Time Critical, the Derby-based logistics firm, has been acquired by Metro Supply Chain Group of Canada for undisclosed terms.
Blackpool Council has acquired the Wilkinson's building on Talbot Road, as part of a £22m development of a new tram terminal and line extension in 2018.
Langtree is to submit plans to develop a new logistics hub at the former Parkside colliery in Newton-Le-Willows by 2020, which could create 4,000 jobs.
Network Rail has announced plans to invest £800m in improvements to Waterloo station in London, including new trains and platforms.
Network Rail and Merseytravel are planning to invest £340m in improvements to rail services across Merseyside over the next three years.
Cabfind is to relocate its Birkenhead-based corporate taxis business to a 10,000 sq ft office at 12 Quays House, with the creation of 20 jobs.
Gatwick Airport is to launch 20 additional long-haul routes this year, operated by British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Norwegian, Thomson and WestJet.
E Pearson & Sons is to create 27 jobs at its Middlesbrough-based removals business, having secured a six-figure investment from FW Capital.
Bibby Ship Management, the Liverpool-based shipping firm with 332 staff, has been acquired by V Group of the Isle of Man for undisclosed terms.
Leeds Bradford Airport is to expand its 2,500-strong workforce with an unspecified number of new jobs, including retail, security and customer service.
Culina has acquired Great Bear Distribution, the Cheshire-based logistics firm with 2,000 staff and a 250-strong fleet, for undisclosed terms.
Pro Freight Solutions is to create about ten jobs at its new 48,600 sq ft transport facility on Watling Street Business Park near Cannock.
Simon Gibson Transport, the East Yorkshire-based transport firm with 138 staff, has been acquired by Groupe Charles Andre of France.
Liverpool City Council is considering proposals to develop a new cruise liner terminal at the former Princes Jetty at Princes Parade.
Great Western Railway has unveiled proposals for a £275m investment in the railway link between Oxford and Worcester by 2024.
PDP Couriers, the Middlesex-based temperature-controlled logistics firm, has been acquired by Cryo International for undisclosed terms.
Palletforce is to expand the 180-strong workforce at its logistics hub in Burton with 70 new jobs, as part of a multi-million pound investment.
Menzies Distribution has acquired Thistle Couriers, the Aberdeen-based delivery firm with 45 staff and more than 25 vehicles, for undisclosed terms.
Scottish Government is to invest about £200m in improvements to the rail network along the east coast over the next five to ten years.
Belfast International Airport is to create 115 new jobs across its aviation services, including taxi operations, private charters and restaurants.
Cammell Laird is planning to invest £100m in the development of a new dry dock at the Port of Liverpool, with the creation of hundreds of jobs.
Forth Ports is to expand its cargo handling operation in Tilbury with the acquisition of the 150-acre former RWE power station site for more than £100m.
Associated British Ports is to relocate from Spurn Point to a new £5m marine control centre at the port estate in Grimsby over the next year.
One World Express is to create 140 jobs at a new £6m 60,000 sq ft distribution centre at Woodgate Business Park in Birmingham over the next three years.
Exeter Property Group has submitted plans to develop a £20m 372,000 sq ft distribution centre in Cannock, which could create hundreds of jobs.
Swissport is to expand the workforce at its cargo handling business at Belfast International Airport to 350, with the creation of 100 jobs.
Simarco is seeking permission to build a £9m 7,700 sq m warehouse at Witham in Essex for its transport business, with the creation up to 70 jobs.
Hermes is planning to build a £31m 270,000 sq ft parcel distribution centre in Rugby by August next year, with the creation of more than 200 jobs.
Southampton City Council has approved plans to relocate the Red Funnel ferry terminal from Royal Pier to a new £34m complex at Trafalgar Dock.
Roxhill has won approval for a rail freight line and station with 6m sq ft of warehousing near Castle Donington, with the creation of up to 7,000 jobs.
Ryanair is to create up to 750 jobs over the next 18 months at its new airline base due to open at Belfast International Airport in March.
Rotala has acquired the Heathrow-based transport business of OFJ Connections, including a 70-strong vehicle fleet and 120 staff, for £1.3m.
Calderdale Council is considering plans to develop a bus rail interchange in Halifax by 2018, with the creation of an unspecified number of jobs.