Provisional traffic figures released by the DfT show light goods vehicles continued to outstrip other vehicle categories last year in terms of mileage growth. The figures suggest goods vehicles not exceeding 3.5 tonnes GVW racked up 42.9 billion miles in the UK during 2013 – up nearly 4% on 2012 and 66% higher than in 1993. In comparison, heavy goods vehicles accounted for 15.7 billion miles last year, up 0.9% on 2012 and a 4% increase on 1993; while car […]
Government has paid close to £6m in rent to Manston Airport owners as an unused Operation Stack alternative
The government has paid the owners of Manston Airport in Kent more than £5.7m to retain it as an emergency lorry parking area if Operation Stack is used.
There is widespread agreement among UK and Irish parties that there should be no return to what has been labelled a ‘hard border’ separating Northern Ireland and Ireland after Brexit.
Logistics and manufacturing associations have warned that Tata’s decision to sell off its steel operation in the UK will have major repercussions on the wider economy unless a buyer is found.