Significant changes to the verification of container weights coming into effect this summer could spark chaos at UK ports, according to haulage companies. Amendments to the Safety of Life at Sea (Solas) Convention will make shippers responsible for ensuring containers have a verified gross mass before they can be loaded on to a vessel for export. Ports including Liverpool and Felixstowe have announced plans to offer a weighing service, but container hauliers have warned it could result in crippling queues. […]
Turners (Soham) has purchased Macintyre Transport, for an undisclosed sum.
Wincanton’s contract logistics business “is continuing to perform robustly”, it has said, while the company was hit by low volumes in its container business.
The MD of one of the largest container hauliers in the UK has warned that the pattern of business in the sector will “change dramatically” over the next 12 months when the London Gateway opens at the end of the year.