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 […]
The FTA has come out in favour of Manston Airport as a short to medium term contingency for Operation Stack, after it was revealed the government had paid approaching £6m to rent it.
The road transport industry battled on against the ‘beast from the east’ and Storm Emma this week, but many operators have been left counting the cost.
FairFuelUK (FFUK) is preparing it’s strongest argument yet as to why the government should stop raising fuel duty and actually lower it instead. An economic modelling study, funded by FFUK backer RHA, has been carried out by the National Institute of Economics and Social Research, and is predicted to reveal further duty rises will be “devastating for the economy”. “We have issued an invitation to the Treasury to sit down with us and go through the findings of this research,” […]