Ongoing capacity problems at some of the UK’s largest ports has occurred because of the three ‘Cs’ – Covid-19, Christmas and Customs, according to Logistics UK, which warned that delays could persist for months. Following Honda’s decision to halt car production at its Swindon plant due to what it described as a parts delay, construction industry trade body BMF said it was investigating claims that building products shipped in containers from the Far East were also struggling to get into […]
The prospect of long delays to freight traffic heading through Kent to the Channel ports has again been raised in a letter from Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove MP – seen by the BBC – warning that there could be queues of up to 7,000 trucks in the event of a no-deal end to the Brexit transition period at the end of December.
French transport minister Jean-Baptiste Djebbari has told Sky News a plan is being worked on to resume the movement of unaccompanied freight from the UK to France with cross-EU talks “to begin within hours”.
A company that ‘rents’ out Christmas trees before they are collected again to continue growing has used a 100% electric Citroen e-Dispatch van to undertake the distribution.