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Northern Powerhouse Rail isn’t being cut back – it’s being cancelled Train managers and senior conductors are to strike again in separate disputes about safety, pay and conditions, a union has said.

Tuesday, 16 November 2021

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  • Even if part of HS2 is cancelled, UK transport policy is a high-speed route to chaos | Simon JenkinsI’m glad the folly that is HS2 is being scaled back, but the schemes replacing it are not much betterThis week, a rare outbreak of sanity is predicted in British government rail policy. The eastern branch of David Cameron’s HS2 vanity railway is likely to be cancelled in favour of a flurry of other improvements to rail services. Rather than whingeing, red-wall Tories should be cheering. Their constituents should be getting about sooner and faster, rather than merely getting more swiftly to London some day.This leaves in place the southern leg of what now appears to be principally a London-to-B...

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  • Shell moves to UK and ditches ‘Royal Dutch’ name amid lengthy tax dispute and activist pressureRoyal Dutch Shell is moving its headquarters, top executives, and crucially, its tax residence from The Hague to the UK. The move prompted the Dutch government to overhaul a controversial dividend tax which the energy giant had cited as a reason to unify its share structure and shift bases, according to the Financial Times. Shell [...] The post Shell moves to UK and ditches ‘Royal Dutch’ name amid lengthy tax dispute and activist pressure appeared first on CityAM.

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  • DHL announces sustainable aviation fuel partnershipAs part of the COP26 climate conference, Deutsche Post DHL Group announced a step towards introducing climate-friendly aviation logistics.    The Group has agreed a new partnership with Neste to supply the DHL Express division with Sustainable Aviation Fuel at the UK’s East Midlands Airport.    In total, DHL will purchase SAF for more than EUR 60 million by mid-2022, reducing around 70,000 tons of CO2.    This is a first step for the Group to reach its ambitious 2030 target of meeting at least 30 per cent of its fuel needs in aviation through sustainable fue...
  • Extra HGV driver training places in boost for veteransThe number of places for veterans to train as HGV drivers will increase under new plans to better prepare service leavers for employment following their military careers.   Under the Career Transition Partnership – the MOD’s official scheme for those transitioning from the military into civilian life - the current provision of 100 training places will increase to nearly 350 places over the next 12 months.   Minister for Defence People and Veterans Leo Docherty said: “This fantastic initiative will provide service leavers and veterans with valuable skills and opportu...
  • DB Cargo UK appoints new Chief Operating OfficerDB Cargo UK has appointed a new Chief Operating Officer to drive further improvements in its operational performance and customer service.   Neil Ethell, who was formerly the company’s Head of Operations and Service Delivery, will take over the new role with immediate effect.   Neil has more than two decades of experience in logistics having joined the company in 2002.    Since then he has held a number of senior roles at DB, developing an in-depth knowledge of rail freight operations, service delivery, asset and resource management.   Commenting on his appointme...

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