The MD of a major logistics specialist based near Heathrow has hit out at London mayor Sadiq Khan’s decision to widen the Low Emissions Zone (LEZ), insisting it is crippling his business. Mike Parr, MD of family-owned business PML (Perishable Movements Ltd) based in Feltham, said the European hauliers the firm works with are refusing to come to Heathrow because of the “unacceptably high charges”, making his expansion plans “untenable”. The extension of the LEZ has been in force since […]
The transportation and storage industry had a rate of fatal injury around twice the average across all industries, according to new figures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).
Pall-Ex is to extend its Iberian network’s coverage to include the Canary Islands. Pall-Ex Iberia, which is celebrating its first anniversary, operates across Spain, Portugal and the Balearic Islands from a hub in Madrid. It has 33 haulier members and in its first year handled over 100,000 pallets. Enric Estruch, MD of Pall-Ex Iberia, says: “We are now in a position to start operating in the Canary Islands, which opens up a host of further possibilities for us.” Last month […]
Leading trade associations have broadly welcomed the government’s Brexit White Paper but warned that it could amplify the nation’s skills shortage.