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 […]
TNT veteran Tony Jakobsen has replaced Stuart Stobie as head of TNT UK and Ireland’s international division, as part of a major management overhaul.
Whistl has promoted Michael Boulton to MD international.
UK and Irish governments are set to meet next month to discuss cabotage regulations after intense lobbying from Irish hauliers. For years hauliers in both countries have delivered trailers to ports, where they were collected for inward delivery by a driver working in that country. This practice falls foul of cabotage rules introduced in 2010 which say that an international driver can only carry out three domestic jobs within seven days once he has delivered his load. The dropped trailers […]