Optimism in the logistics sector is at its lowest level in 12 years, according to the latest Logistics Confidence Index, with companies citing uncertainty over Brexit and the ongoing driver shortage as key contributors to falling levels of confidence. The index, produced by Barclays and BDO, is based on a survey of more than 100 logistics industry leaders. It assesses respondents’ confidence in the sector using a score from nought to 100. Any number over 50 indicates an improvement, whilst […]
Police are preparing for massive traffic queues at ports leading to “unprecedented and overwhelming” disruption of the wider road network in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
Hauliers could face 30-mile tailbacks to ports on both sides of the Channel if the final Brexit deal involves mandatory customs and sanitary checks at the French ferry terminal, according to Port of Calais chief Jean-Marc Puissesseau.
Operators have just one more week to apply for European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT) permits that will allow them to continue transporting goods in the EU in the event of a no-deal Brexit.