The transport and logistics industry has described claims by the EU Commission that it will restrict access to British trucks at the end of the post-Brexit transition period as “ridiculous” and would leave the EU “shooting itself in the foot”. The Commission said the UK’s request for continued cabotage rights after the 31 December deadline was “fundamentally unbalanced” and would give rights to UK hauliers that are “extremely close to single market membership”, which it was not prepared to allow. […]
The Identity and Passport Service (IPS) has renewed its passport delivery contract with DX Group. The firm will continue to provide secure delivery of UK passports, supporting documents and internal mail for the IPS, a contract it has held since 2004. Since the secure delivery contract began, the firm has reduced losses by 96% and investigation rates have fallen by 74%. It has also been recognised by the Home Office for helping it to save £3.2m in the 2011/12 financial […]
Ian Veitch, currently MD of Yusen Logistics UK, is to head up its entire operations across Europe from April.
As we know, the government plans to end the sale of petrol and diesel powered cars and vans by 2030. Provided the industry can produce enough electric vehicles by then, there seem to be few barriers to ensuring the date is met. It’s a different story where heavy trucks are concerned though and diesel powered vehicles are likely to still be keeping us supplied after 2030.