Attempts by migrants to enter the UK illegally from French ports fell by almost a third last year. However the number of foiled attempts in 2016 remains the second highest in seven years, Home Office figures have revealed. Border Force prevented a weekly average of 1,071 attempts by migrants trying to get to the UK from France last year to Kent, amounting to more than 56,000 attempts across the twelve months. This compares to 81,000 foiled attempts by migrants in […]
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.
Hauliers have six weeks to make their views known to Sheffield City Council on its plans to introduce a charging clean air zone (CAZ), which will see non Euro-6 HGVs paying a £50 daily charge to enter the city centre but cars going free.
Freight drivers will face fewer delays at Dover or Calais following an agreement between DFDS & P&O which will speed up the flow of freight traffic and cut waiting times.