The number of trucks crossing the English Channel via Eurotunnel’s Truck Shuttle service fell by over 100,000 last year, the cross-channel tunnel operator has confirmed. In 2013, 1.36 million trucks used the service – down 7% on the 1.46m recorded the previous year. Explaining the figure, Eurotunnel said truck shuttle traffic had been boosted in 2012 by the demise of ferry operator Seafrance and by additional traffic generated by the London Olympic Games. It added that the truck shuttle’s total […]
The DfT has declined to confirm the contents of a document sent to transport minister Andrew Jones by Kent County Council, which reportedly calls for nearly £300m of extra funding to be put into additional infrastructure to relieve the M20 during Operation Stack.
Meachers Global Logistics has revealed its second major commercial relationship in recent months, teaming up with French freight forwarder Morvan Fils Transit.
UK and Irish governments are set to meet next month to discuss cabotage regulations after intense lobbying from Irish hauliers. For years hauliers in both countries have delivered trailers to ports, where they were collected for inward delivery by a driver working in that country. This practice falls foul of cabotage rules introduced in 2010 which say that an international driver can only carry out three domestic jobs within seven days once he has delivered his load. The dropped trailers […]