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 government must change tack and stop penalising the road transport industry over emissions while allowing car owners to get off scot-free, according to the FTA.
TNT Express has announced the intended sale of its Dutch TNT Fashion Group operation to a consortium formed by Belgian fashion and lifestyle logistics firm Belspeed and Turkish logistics and transport conglomerate Netlog Group.
Government support for Nottingham’s decision to reject plans for a charging clean air zone (CAZ) had opened the door for other cities to follow its example, according to the FTA.