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M27: Traffic incident causes blocked lanes for rush hour drivers

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An incident on the M27 led to lanes being blocked.
A stalled vehicle between junction 7 and 5 westbound led to delays for drivers during rush hour. But the motorw…

It happened today – this day in history – May 16

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1527: Florence becomes a republic.
1532: Sir Thomas More resigns as Lord Chancellor.
1568: Mary, Queen of Scots flees to England.
1605: Camillo Borghese is elected to succeed Pope Leo XI, becomes Paul V.

Southampton: Port incentives switch freight from road to rail

By Paul Clifton, BBC South transport correspondentThe ambition is to enable rail to compete better against lorries heading up the congested A34 and M3 to the giant distribution hubs in the Midlands. Previously those journeys were thought to be too shor…

M27 locked down both ways as police hunt wanted man

Overnight drivers between junction 5 and 7 on Hampshire’s major motorway were forced to divert following the protracted incident from 1.45am to 5am.
It led to a 36-year-old man from Lancashire being arrested following an alleged assault around 1am in …

Port of Southampton : 2 container vessels simultaneously

The Port of Southampton welcomes two of the largest container vessels simultaneously
24K MegaMax “Manila Express” successfully Berths at Southampton
For the first time, the Port of Southampton welcomes two of the World’s largest container vessels simul…

Answers demanded on how New Forest will benefit from freeport

ANSWERS have been demanded about how New Forest residents and businesses will benefit from Solent Freeport.
Hailed as a once-in-a-generation opportunity, the freeport, which includes areas in Marchwood and Fawley, was officially designated at the end o…

Fuller Tyres backs Continental’s multidisciplinary rubber range

Continental has been at the core of Fuller Tyres’ provision ever since it won its first contract 14 years ago. Initially supplying Continental car tyres into rental fleets at London’s Heathrow and Gatwick airports, Fuller Tyres rapidly grew its operati…

New route between South Coast & West Midlands

National Express has announced plans to increase direct coach services for customers travelling between the South Coast and the West Midlands.
From Friday 12 April 2024, the UK’s largest scheduled coach operator will introduce a new daily 161 service d…

Big increase in road to rail modal shift at port of Southampton

Terminal operator DP World reports rail container shipments up 66% over last six months.
DP WORLD says that it has seen a significant increase in the share of containers transported by rail from its terminal at the port of Southampton in southern Brita…

66% surge in rail freight movement at DP World Southampton

Under the Modal Shift Programme, initiated in September, freight moved by rail has leapt from 21 per cent to 35 per cent between last September and February, surpassing road freight.
The programme financially incentivises customers to opt for intermoda…