Malcolm Logistics unveiled its 50ft container at Multimodal yesterday (30 April), one of 40 that the company plans to introduce to both its road and rail operations. The container, which was officially launched by the Princess Royal at the NEC yesterday, sits on top of the chassis of one of its 15.65m SDC-built longer semi-trailers. Group technical engineer Allan Campbell told Motortransport.co.uk that the container has been approved for both road and rail use and was modified by Liverpool-based Bootle […]
Elddis Transport has put its first urban artic on the road, as an alternative to the 18-tonne rigids it usually operates within towns and cities. Comprising a 10-metre Lawrence David engineered trailer pulled by a Euro-5 New Actros, the configuration was trialled in Manchester earlier this year and provides four additional pallet spaces (20 compared to 16) over a rigid. Elddis will take delivery of more shorter trailers in 2013. It is also due to receive the remaining four New […]
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 […]
Parcel carrier network APC Overnight has added four new double-deck longer semi-trailers to its fleet.