DP World Ltd.’s London Gateway port received its first ship today following a decade-long project to build a deep-water haven close to the U.K. capital that aims to become one of Europe’s busiest container terminals.
Go-Ahead Group Plc said a push to win acceptance of “smart ticketing” among U.K. bus customers outside London has been more effective than expected, lifting earnings at the business more than 10 percent above its target.
South African Airways, the region’s biggest carrier, will explore closer ties with local operators while reviewing the benefits of its Star Alliance membership, Chief Executive Officer Monwabisi Kalawe said.
Ethiopian Airlines Enterprise, sub- Saharan Africa’s second-biggest carrier, said it’s planning to add a hub in the Democratic Republic of Congo to secure transfer traffic amid growing competition from Middle Eastern operators.
Richard Branson was handed a lifeline that may keep him in U.K. rail after FirstGroup Plc was stripped of Britain’s West Coast inter-city route, which it won from his Virgin Group in August. FirstGroup fell almost 21 percent.
Qatar Airways Ltd. Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said he’d have contemplated joining Deutsche Lufthansa AG’s Star Alliance had the German company not proved so hostile to the growth of Persian Gulf carriers.
Professor Brian Cox, the pop star turned physicist backed by David Attenborough to become the new face of BBC science programs, said he’s in talks for a series that would emulate Carl Sagan’s mold-breaking “Cosmos.”
London Waterloo, Britain’s busiest rail terminus, could get a 25 percent boost in platform capacity as train company Stagecoach Group Plc seeks to revive facilities mothballed since Eurostar Group Ltd. ended services in 2007.