The government has pulled the plug on the planned lorry park in Stanford West, which was selected as a solution to the chronic congestion caused by Operation Stack. The collapse of the planned lorry park contingency means there will be no alternative to Operation Stack until March 2019 at the earliest. Former Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne committed £250m to the site in 2015 to relieve congestion on the M20 when Operation stack is in place in 2015, after […]
Next summer an expected 250,000 international business people will converge on Liverpool for the International Festival for Business, a two-month showcase for UK plc. As part of the Festival, Mersey Maritime is holding a Maritime, Logistics & Energy Week, which will highlight the growing importance of Liverpool as a northern logistics hub and gateway to the UK and Europe for north Atlantic trade.
The skills shortage and the industry’s image will be at the forefront of a workshop hosted by the RHA at the Microlise Transport Conference.
The FTA has reiterated its warning that with the Driver CPC deadline now reached, the road transport industry is facing not only a short-term driver shortage but a more serious underlying recruitment problem.