The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has welcomed a call by the European Commission for France and the UK to address the issue of excessive Channel tunnel rail freight charges. In late June, EC vice-president Siim Kallas said the tunnel was not being used to full capacity due to high track access charges, adding that tunnel regulator the Intergovernmental Commission did not have sufficient powers to act on its own initiative . “As a result, more freight is being carried on lorries […]
The creation of a northern powerhouse hangs in the balance following the EU referendum result, unless international trade is addressed as a matter of urgency, the FTA has warned.
The Metropolitan Police are to speak at the FTA’s Managing Freight in London conference next month.
The FTA has welcomed amendments to the design of the London Safer Lorries Scheme (SLS), revealed yesterday (29 July) by TfL, however it believes a one-size-fits-all regulation for commercial vehicles over 3.5 tonnes is not the best way to improve cyclist safety.