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. According to The Independent, the taskforce – understood to include Kent Police, Eurotunnel and Highways England – wants £295m to provide a two-way contraflow capability on the M20 and an additional coastbound lane; and a further £8m […]
There are still 400 longer semi-trailer allocations available, the DfT has said, and operators only have four weeks to apply for them.
A website for operators keen to swap or acquire rights to operate longer semi-trailers has been launched by the RHA. The longer semi-trailer permit exchange information board is free to use, and is non-profit making. Jack Semple, RHA policy director, tells MT that companies can make requests either in confidence through the RHA or advertise their identity online. “The RHA hopes the service will enable firms that do not currently have longer semi-trailer allocations to acquire them as well as […]
Liverpool-based tanker operator Abbey Logistics Group has begun sending unaccompanied tank containers to mainland Europe via Zeebrugge for one of its food ingredient customers in order to avoid ongoing migrant problems in northern France.