The industry has broadly welcomed the European Commission’s (EC) decision to drop plans to lift cabotage restrictions, but said it wants the current rules to be more rigorously enforced. Brian Yeardley Continental MD Kevin Hopper said more needs to be done in the UK to ensure foreign operators’ work is being properly monitored, as other EU countries “make it impossible” for the firm to consider taking on cabotage loads without delays or red tape. He said: “We don’t do it, […]
A “buoyant” UK logistics market helped Norbert Dentressangle (ND) boost overall third quarter 2012 revenue by 10% to €2.9bn. Turnover growth was reported across all three of ND’s business divisions, with much of this down to the acquisition of new business. Logistics revenue for Q3 2012 increased 6.4% compared to Q3 2011, with like-for-like income up 2%. Year-to-date, logistics division revenue is 13.7% ahead at €1.3bn (2011: €1.15bn). Transport operations fared less well in Q3, with revenue down 0.1% to […]
The DfT has denied that it is looking to replace the HGV Road User Levy with a distance-based road user charge for HGVs.
Palletways has significantly increased its capacity at its central hub in Lichfield, Staffordshire, after taking on the former UK Pallets site on Fradley Distribution Park.