The ports of Liverpool, Heysham and Sheerness could mitigate problems caused by bottlenecks in the Dover Straits following Brexit – despite warnings from hauliers about the considerable re-routing costs. Their owner, Peel Ports, said each had the capability to limit the impact on trading stemming from the UK’s departure from the EU and play “a vital role in ensuring cargo flows freely through UK ports”. It explained that moving non-perishable freight unaccompanied is faster and more cost effective than relying […]
Truck turnaround times at the Port of Liverpool have fallen after owner Peel Ports said it had turned its focus to road haulage efficiencies. It said October was a “record-breaking” month for its container operations with quayside and landside throughput exceeding all previous figures with year-on-year growth of 12%. The port also said turnaround times for hauliers is now consistently below 40 minutes. David Huck, Peel Ports MD said: “More businesses are realising that it makes more sense to ship […]
Brian Yeardley Continental said a willingness to reinvent itself and innovate had helped boost turnover by 17% during 2012. Summary accounts for the year ending 31 December 2012 showed sales increased to £10.2m during the period, compared with £8.7m in 2011. However, managing director Kevin Hopper said he expected a tough 2013 and that the Featherstone based company was investigating further cost savings within the business as a result. Hopper said it identified a need from some of its biggest […]
International hauliers face “Armageddon” if no deal is struck in regards to Brexit, industry commentators have warned.