Warrington Council has called for urgent talks with Peel Ports aimed at reducing disruption to traffic in the town centre caused by opening the swing bridge on the Manchester Ship Canal to allow freight vessels to pass.
The North West will benefit from four local transport schemes aimed at cutting carbon emissions.
Stobart Group has reported a strong performance across the group despite a challenging market for transport within its interim results for the six months to September.
The Highways Agency said it will spend more than £9m on safety and other improvements along the M62 motorway around Warrington.
Stobart said revenue from continuing operations had increased by 11.8% to £500.4m for the 12 months ended 28 February 2011.
Stobart Group has announced plans for a £115m fundraising and reorganisation of its business.
Edward Stobart, who was managing director of Eddie Stobart for over 30 years, has died at the age of 56.
Stobart Group has announced William Stobart and David Irlam are stepping down from its board to concentrate on the core transport and logistics divisions.
The logistics giant reported sales up 11% to £243.7m in the six months to the end of August.
The logistics giant has agreed a new three year distribution contract with soft drinks company.