The introduction of peak-time charges as part of the Port of Felixstowe’s vehicle booking system (VBS) has been described as unacceptable by container hauliers. The port has started charging hauliers £1.50 per booking for access between 12pm and 5pm but has suspended proposals to introduce the charge between 5am and 7am. In a letter to operators, Port of Felixstowe commercial director Paul Wallace said: “For all UK major ports there is a significant daily cost to support the yard resource […]
The fallout from the bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping is likely to be far reaching with hauliers operating out of Felixstowe potentially facing writing off large debts.
Maritime Transport posted its 13th consecutive year of turnover growth, before it incorporated contributions from Roadways Container Logistics (RCL) into its business.
Container haulier Macintyre Transport has reported a 26% rise in profits on the back of extending the working life of some of its vehicles.