A proposed congestion charge on HGVs using the Port of Dover has been met with “incredulity” by the trade associations, which warned such a charge could jeopardise British trading relationships. Dover District Council will propose a £1 charge on HGVs using the port at a meeting tonight (31 January), in order to improve air quality in the surrounding area. An agenda for the meeting reveals a councillor will ask the question: “With increasing traffic on the Port of Dover starting […]
Members of the FTA’s Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme (LCRS) are on track to meet their target of an 8% reduction in the carbon intensity of their operations between 2011 and 2015, an FTA conference, Cutting Carbon, Cutting Costs, heard last week (21 May).
The creation of a northern powerhouse hangs in the balance following the EU referendum result, unless international trade is addressed as a matter of urgency, the FTA has warned.
London Councils’ transport committee chair was unable to explain what “light touch” enforcement will actually mean during the Olympics at a select committee evidence session last week (23 May). Responding to Transport Committee member Paul Maynard’s call for clarification over the issuing of Penalty Charge Notices (PCN), Catherine West said the capital’s councils had to strike a difficult balancing act between looking after residents and keeping the city running. West said: “Certainty over regulations? Clearly the freight industry understands what […]