The FTA said a plan by the government to establish 10 freeports in the UK as part of its “levelling-up” agenda has the potential to unlock significant opportunities for international trade. However, it also warned that the policy brings with it a host of problems relating to competition, planning and friction with the Northern Ireland protocol and it urged clarity and more details about their creation. Freeports are zones considered as outside their home country for customs purposes, enabling goods […]
DSV Road depots in Purfleet and Tamworth handled over 10 million kg of freight in September each – the first time the company has achieved such volumes– and the Tamworth site matched the landmark figure in October.
“We’ll help you save time and avoid big fines” – Sarah Llewelyn, head of Shell Fleet Solutions UK, on why its new tolling solution is vital to hauliers
For fleets transporting goods between the UK and Europe, this year has presented further challenges for drivers. Additional border checks have caused increased traffic, and in April, trucks in Europe saw their waiting times at border crossings increase by 28%, compared to pre-crisis levels.
Major management restructuring in the face of declining revenues at the UK International division of TNT Express has also seen ‘a handful’ of top executives made redundant, Motortransport.co.uk has learnt.