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. […]
Wincanton has extended its relationship with B&Q, in a deal that sees it handling inbound container logistics as well as planning deliveries across the DIY chain’s national network. The operator, which has managed B&Q’s horticulture distribution for several years, became its sole UK ports-to-distribution centre provider earlier this year. It will handle 15,000 containers a year for B&Q as a result, and by moving a quarter by rail, estimates a CO2 saving of 3,400 tonnes year. Wincanton has also since […]
The transport industry has given a mixed reaction to today’s (3 March) Spring Budget.
Pentalver is preparing to open its London Gateway depot next month, bolstering the container haulier’s operation in the South East.