Dachser invests in overland network

  Dachser is adding capacity for its overland network at several German locations. Terminals at Bremen and Hamburg locations are being expanded and building is also under way in Alsdorf near Aachen and Dissen near Bielefeld. In total, Dachser is investing €60 million at the four locations, creating nearly 35,000 square meters of additional warehouse and office space. A new transit terminal is also being built on the premises of the Dachser ... [+]

Palletways opens Poland central hub

The Palletways Group has opened its new hub at Łódź in central Poland. Comprising 2,500sq m (26,900 sq ft) of distribution and logistics space, it will provide collection and delivery services to every postcode area within Poland for the new Polish network, which currently has ... [+]

We Are Europa – Video Celebrates Passion for Logistics

Leading independent logistics operator Europa Worldwide Group has launched an innovative video to showcase the real people behind the on-going successes of the business as they tell the story of four years of challenge, courage and ambition. [embed][/embed]  Leading independent logistics operator Europa Worldwide Group has launched ... [+]

FTA protests against closure of Calais parking

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has protested against the closure of four rest areas on the A16 and A26 and is calling onthe French authorities to provide more safe lorry parking around Calais. It says that an announcement in March by motorway operator Sanef, drastically reduces ... [+]

India joins TIR

India’s Cabinet has approved the country’s accession to the TIR Convention. It follows the recent Motor Vehicles Agreement to improve cross-border transport between Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Nepal. [+]

Workers protest against ‘IKEA exploitation’

Transport trade unions staged demonstrations in Germany and Sweden during February highlighting the plight of drivers working for subcontractors to IKEA. The said that they were working on the road for weeks and months on end, earning inferior wages, living in their trucks and subject ... [+]

DSV expands Immingham hub

Logistics operator DSV is expanding its warehouse and offices at the port of Immingham. The centre, which is being increased to a 100,000 sq ft logistics facility, will be fully operational at the end of May and has been designed to further streamline customer service ... [+]

Forwarders dismayed by ‘return home’ plans for truck drivers

The Clecat European forwarders’ alliance has hit out against proposals by nine European transport ministers that would ‘encourage’ operators to allow drivers to return to their home base at weekends. It says that the proposals would reduce the competitiveness of European transport and would frustrate ... [+]

IRU publishes safety guidelines

The IRU has published new international guidelines to reduce the number of people injured and to minimise transport disruptions resulting from load related incidents in the workplace and on the road. “Safe and Efficient Goods Reception for Road Freight” sets out standards on safe loading ... [+]

Truck parking closures misconceived, says IRU

The International Road Transport Union (IRU) has described the closure of secure overnight truck parking areas between Brussels and the Channel coast in a bid to tackle the migrants crisis as counterproductive. It says that the move threatens the safety of drivers, removes essential facilities, ... [+]