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 […]
Hellmann Worldwide Logistics UK has launched a daily shuttle system servicing the UK and Belgium with one of the country’s logistics providers H. Essers. It said the partnership links Belgium and the industrial regions of the UK with a 48-hour door-to-door service. Hellmann added that the agreement reflected its commitment to consolidating and improving its European services. “H. Essers is one of the most renowned and respected logistics providers in Europe and has a similar background to Hellmann due to […]
More than a third of hauliers (35%) have felt an effect from Britain’s decision to quit the EU, according to a new survey.
As we know, the government plans to end the sale of petrol and diesel powered cars and vans by 2030. Provided the industry can produce enough electric vehicles by then, there seem to be few barriers to ensuring the date is met. It’s a different story where heavy trucks are concerned though and diesel powered vehicles are likely to still be keeping us supplied after 2030.