A risk management company has warned that “little or nothing” is being done to protect the employees of haulage firms in Calais – and the warning signs are there that violence in the area could escalate. Nathan Monshin, director of international risk at risk management specialist Spherical International, told Motortransport.co.uk, after conducting a risk assessment in the area, that the “sheer volume” of illegal migrants “trying every HGV is utterly unbelievable”. “Having had the opportunity to see [illegal migrant activity […]
The DfT has confirmed it has no plans to extend the relaxation in enforcement of drivers’ hours rules that has been in effect since late July due to cross-Channel delays arising from industrial action and migrant problems.
Eurotunnel’s freight traffic volumes remained almost static in the Q3 2015, despite a summer of troubles in the port of Calais and further reports of “desperate” migrant activity in past days.
The government has pulled the plug on the planned lorry park in Stanford West, which was selected as a solution to the chronic congestion caused by Operation Stack.