Container hauliers may soon find themselves being brought to book less frequently for being inadvertently overloaded, following a new EC proposal to tighten up on the declared weights on shipping containers. The new proposal, put forward for inclusion in the EC’s directive (96/53) on vehicle weights and dimensions, seeks to force cargo-owners to be more accurate in declaring the weight of their containers. It also gives them greater responsibility where containers are found to be either under- or overweight – […]
Pentalver has warned there could be casualties in the container haulage market in the second half of the year as the sector struggles with low volumes. The warning comes as the firm reported turnover and pre-tax profit growth in 2011: Pentalver Transport saw turnover grow to £57.4m in the year, from £55m a year ago, while pre-tax profit rose to £2m, from £1.5m. At sister business Pentalver Cannock, turnover rose to £24.8m, compared to £22.9m in 2010, but pre-tax profit […]
Wincanton has become the first haulier to move containers off the quay at London Gateway, despite the port not officially being open for business.