Hauliers are still facing serious issues travelling via Welsh ports to Ireland which is resulting in a major fall-off of trade through the ports, according to the RHA. Rhys Williams, RHA regional operations manager for Wales, said: “There’s a serious issue with HGV traffic transiting through the Welsh ports. “I’m in regular dialogue with the Welsh government, who have also expressed their concern about the viability and future of the Welsh ports. “It’s not just Holyhead (pictured), but also the […]
Freight volumes from the Port of Dublin to Liverpool and Holyhead fell by 19% in the first nine months of 2021 compared to the same period in 2020, whilst volumes on routes from Rosslare in south-east Ireland to Pembroke and Fishguard dropped by 30%, according to a report from the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO).
Volvo is offering hauliers the opportunity to defer fees for the first three months and take an annual two-month payment holiday in an effort to help them keep fleets rolling.
UK international hauliers and their customers could face a two-tier UK customs system, post-Brexit, which will prioritise larger importers, leaving smaller importers and their logistics partners facing slower customs clearance and higher prices.