A van driver was killed in Calais this morning as a result of a migrant blockage on the A16. The Polish-registered vehicle collided with one of three HGVs that had been stopped by tree trunks in the road at 3.45am this morning. The van caught fire upon impact, killing the driver. The incident occured between junctions 49 and 50 of the A16; around 15km from Calais. Nine migrants of Eritrean origin are said to have been found in the back […]
No end to the migrant crisis appears to be in sight for international vehicle operators crossing the Channel to the UK via Calais, after the town’s mayor Natacha Bouchart warned the problems there were not going to go away anytime soon. Her comments came as the UK’s Border Force confirmed there had been surge in the number of migrants caught in the first three months of this financial year attemting to make it to the UK.
The cost of spoiled loads as a result of stowaways getting into UK-bound vehicles could be as high as £1bn a year, the RHA has estimated.
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.