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Felixstowe peak-time charges criticised by container hauliers

March 10, 2014 Peter Steele

The introduction of peak-time charges as part of the Port of Felixstowe’s vehicle booking system (VBS) has been described as unacceptable by container hauliers. The port has started charging hauliers £1.50 per booking for access between 12pm and 5pm but has suspended proposals to introduce the charge between 5am and 7am. In a letter to operators, Port of Felixstowe commercial director Paul Wallace said: “For all UK major ports there is a significant daily cost to support the yard resource […]

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Truckpol returns

March 10, 2014 Peter Steele

Operators have welcomed the relaunch of Truckpol, the road freight crime intelligence unit that closed after its funding was cut in 2012.