The FTA has warned that the supply chain is “set to disintegrate” if the status of European workers within the UK’s logistics sector is not settled as part of the ongoing Brexit negotiations. Referencing the latest UK unemployment figures published by the Office of National Statistics, the FTA called on the government to provide clarity on the working position for EU nationals after the UK leaves the union. Sally Gilson, FTA’s head of skills, said: “Logistics is the nation’s unsung […]
Despite walking away from contracts and uncertain container volumes, Wincanton’s half year results recorded a 52% jump in pre-tax profit. Motortransport.co.uk talks to CEO Adrian Colman.
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) joined DHL earlier this week on their contract with Iceland to a delivery to central London to discover how prepared the business is for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. On Sunday, DHL moved a lot of its London-based accounts onto night deliveries ahead of the start of the Games. Hugh Basham, transport strategy and policy director at DHL, tells MT: “We’re doing night work for 60-plus customers and plan to continue the out-of-hours activity for […]
Labour has warned that failure to strike an agreement with the EU in time for Brexit in 2019 will see the South East of England grind to a halt as trucks are queued back from Dover.