FTA calls for protection as migrants return to Calais

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is urging the government to lobby the French authorities to protect drivers passing through the Calais area, following reports of increased migrant activity.  According to driver reports, rubbish bins were placed on the entry to the Port of Calais on the night of Sunday 21 May, and vehicles were attacked with stones, as migrants attempted to board lorries travelling towards the port.   A Czech driver was ... [+]

Parking operators passing up profits, says TAPA

Truck park owners in Europe are missing out on substantial revenues because their locations are not recognised as being secure enough by transporters of high value products, says the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA). TAPA is approaching 520 parking place operators in 35 countries in the ... [+]

Brexit could pose recruitment challenge, says Pall-Ex

Worker shortages, attracting and retaining hauliers and the growing trend for smaller shipments could become even more of a challenge once Britain has left the EU, says Pall-Ex group international director, Dr Anand Assi Speaking after the recent Transport Logistic trade fair in Munich, said “Domestic and international ... [+]

FTA slams €40 fee to drive in France

The French government says it will charge a €40 fee for every temporary worker, including truck drivers, in the country employed by a foreign company – described by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) as a restrictive practice. It would severely curtail the ability of UK logistics ... [+]

Europa plans daily Ruhr run

Europa Road has signed a partnership with German forwarding company, Loxx, headquartered in Gelsenkirchen in the Ruhr. The UK operator will offer a further daily service between the UK and Germany bringing its total to seven in each direction. Europa operations director Dan Cook said the ... [+]

More wagons roll for Eurotunnel

Eurotunnel is taking delivery of its first new shuttle rolling stock since 1999, in response to surging freight demand. It introduced the first of three new 35-wagon freight shuttle trains (32 truck carrying wagons and three loading wagons) in February, with a further two due ... [+]

Government chooses route for new Thames crossing

The Department for Transport has revealed its prefered route for the Lower Thames Crossing connecting the M25 to Channel-bound routes via a new estuary crossing. It chosen option 'C' running from a new junction between junctions 29 and 30 on the M25 over a new ... [+]

Fire destroys Dunkirk migrant camp

The troubled migrants’ camp at Grande-Synthe, near the port of Dunkirk – already earmarked by the French authorities for dismantling because of continued unrest - has been burned down. It was reported that the fire started as a result of a fight among some of ... [+]

Good week for FBJ at Multimodal

As usual FBJ enjoyed Multimodal at the NEC last week. It was great to see so many happy readers, on our stand and at the bar! After its 10th Anniversary year Multimodal remains the only truly complete meeting place for the logistics industry. We produced a daily ... [+]

FTA launches guide to post-Brexit trucking

The Freight Transport Association’s will launch its updated ‘Shippers’ Guide to European Road Freight’ at the Multimodal Show in Birmingham on 4-6 April. It gives a complete overview for shippers of current legislation and trading arrangements throughout Europe, plus details of the likely impact of ... [+]