The Hub

Rotterdam is Europe’s busiest port, but UK ports are catching up

March 27, 2014 Ashleigh Wight

Last week, MT’s sister site Commercialmotor.com reported that the number of journeys made by UK-registered trucks to mainland Europe last year had fallen to its lowest level since 1989. Meanwhile, trips across the channel made by foreign-registered trucks had reached their highest since 2007. As total cross-channel road freight traffic is at a high since pre-recession levels, The Hub was interested to find out where all of these vehicles are travelling to and from.

Industry News

Safety body welcomes truck design proposals

March 26, 2014 Robin Meczes

The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has thrown its weight behind the recent EU vote to allow truck manufacturers to exceed current maximum weight and dimensions limits. IOSH described the vote in favour as “a major step in the right direction to reduce deaths and major injuries on the road”.

News

Phillips 66 contract win for Wincanton

March 26, 2014 Christopher Walton

Wincanton has extended and expanded its relationship with oil refining and energy firm Phillips 66 in a deal that will see it deliver in excess of one billion litres of petroleum products a year to forecourts across the Midlands and North-East of England.

The Hub

1,300 roles at risk in Royal Mail Group restructure

March 25, 2014 Ashleigh Wight

Today Royal Mail revealed its plans to save around £50m a year through a management restructure, potentially costing the company 1,300 roles across its Royal Mail and Parcelforce businesses. The vast majority of these roles are to go within head office management positions.