Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced plans to boost connectivity across the UK, with improved transport infrastructure at the heart of the government’s levelling up agenda. The measures were announced following the interim report of Sir Peter Hendy’s Union Connectivity Review which sets out how a UK Strategic Transport Network would help deliver this ambition. Such a network would significantly expand and upgrade direct transport connections in the UK across road, rail, sea and air, helping to reduce delays and […]
Government has paid close to £6m in rent to Manston Airport owners as an unused Operation Stack alternative
The government has paid the owners of Manston Airport in Kent more than £5.7m to retain it as an emergency lorry parking area if Operation Stack is used.
In 2016 the UK road transport industry moved more freight by both weight and distance than it has ever done since modern records began According to newly published figures the UK road transport industry (excluding Northern Ireland) lifted freight amounting to 1.89 billion tonnes in 2016; a 15% increase year-on-year. This is the highest recorded collective weight since comparative records began in 1990.
10) Dwain McDonald Title: Chief executive, DPDgroup UK Five MT Awards in one night? Only McDonald has managed that. He might not like us saying it, but McDonald has led the biggest success story in UK road transport in not just the past year, but the past decade.