The idea of port-centric logistics – where imports are handled close to the port of entry and sent direct to their destination rather than via a central DC – has been given a boost by developments such as London Gateway and Liverpool2. But PD Ports has had the largest retailer-backed portcentric logistics park in the UK, with 3 million ft2 of warehousing, a fleet of 68 trucks, 250 trailers and 420 employees – of which 90 are drivers – for […]
Freight industry must not be ‘thrown to the wolves’ if government fails to deliver viable customs system
The road freight industry is in danger of being “thrown to the wolves” if the government fails to install a competent customs system in time for Brexit, the FTA warned this week.
The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has pressed chancellor George Osborne to reconsider making a training fund available for the industry, after hopes were dashed in the Autumn Statement last week.
The government is beginning to acknowledge the importance of the road transport industry ahead of the general election, according to the RHA.