DP World London Gateway’s logistics hub has this week been opened by transport minister Robert Goodwill. The first phase of the port’s Logistics Centre development, which is being operated by Southampton-based Import Services, comprises 180,000ft² of distribution and logistics space and 25,000ft² of office space. The DC was officially opened by the transport minister on Monday (20 July), but port operator DP World is planning to increase the centre to 36,000m² (387,500ft²) based on demand. The hub’s next building, currently […]
An attempt to introduce £200 parking fines on the Olympic Route Network (ORN) and beyond has been defeated. Operators working in the capital during the Games this summer had faced a hike in Penalty Charge Notices (PCNs) from £130 to £200 on the ORN. They had also faced the prospect of the fines being extended beyond the ORN to nearby roads, after London’s boroughs decided it would help tackle congestion adjacent to the route. While trade groups, including the FTA […]
The PetrolPromise website, which is pushing for cheaper wholesale fuel prices, has garnered 1,300 signatures of support since May. The campaign, which was founded by Robert Halfon MP and is being supported by the Daily Mail and the Sun newspapers, wants to see pressure put on oil companies to reduce the non-tax element of the price of fuel. It has also called for urgent action on petrol and diesel taxes to see how they can be reduced, stating on its […]
The government must not neglect commercial vehicles in its push to upgrade electric charging infrastructure, a leading vehicle manufacturer has said.