Give us the tools and we’ll do the job, says FTA chief

Freight Transport Association (FTA) president Leigh Pomlett called on the government to give the logistics industry the information it needs to keep the nation's trade moving efficiently post-Brexit or face delays and shortages of roducts and services. Speaking at the Keep Britain Trading conference in London on 20 June, he said:  "The time for political negotiations on Brexit is fast running out, and those of us responsible for keeping Britain trading need ... [+]

Europa on the road to Rennes

Europa Road has launched a daily road service between its Dartford hub and Rennes, its fourth line into France. International logistics provider Ziegler is Europa Road’s local partner, building on its existing relationship with Europa in Colmar and Lyon. Europa operations director, Dan Cook (pictured) said: ... [+]

MBE for PD Ports’ Jim French

PD Ports’ director portcentric logistics Jim French has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to young people in the transport industry. Now semi-retired, for the last four years he has dedicated his time at PD Ports to the launch and ... [+]

Invoice scanning speeds Europa shipments

Europa has added a supplier invoice scanning function to its Leonardo in-house IT system. It avoids have to distributed and physically approve paper invoices. IT director Richard Litchfield (pictured) said that with an average of about 10,000 invoices, switching to LeoScanning saved over 500-man hours ... [+]

TAPA publishes truck parking standards

The Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) has published all three levels of its Parking Security Requirements (PSR) certification programme for industry review. It has also signed a memorandum of understanding with SNAP Account, the cashless payment system for the haulage industry. TAPA has also reiterated its ... [+]

Europa helps create an Art Nouveau masterpiece

The Sagrada Familia church in Barcelona is nearing completion after 92 years – with a little help from a little Lancashire grit and Europa Road’s Manchester branch. The Gothic and Art Nouveau building was designed by renowned architect Antoni Gaudi who, in fairness did spend 40 ... [+]

Palletways Iberia celebrates 12th birthday with volume record

Palletways Iberia says it has recruited a record number of new members and seen significant growth in volumes during the 12 years since starting it activities in the region. The network has three hubs across the Peninsula and 67 members with the recent addition new recruits ... [+]

Tunnel takes a quarter of UK-EU trade, says study

Eurotunnel and EY and Eurotunnel have published a new study which reveals that the Channel Tunnel facilitates UK-EU trade worth almost €140 billion each year –  more than a of all business between the UK and the EU. The Economic Footprint of the Channel Tunnel in the ... [+]

Europa to buy Belgium’s Continental Cargo Carriers

Europa Worldwide Group has acquired Oostende-based part and full load operator, Continental Cargo Carriers. Europa’s managing director, Andrew Baxter, said it would strengthen the Dartford-based groupage specialist’s part load service to and from the UK.  He said: “This acquisition is not about Europa expanding outside of ... [+]

Ferrymasters opens Istanbul office

P&O Ferrymasters has opened an office in Istanbul. It will be headed by Ms. Duygu Can and a team of multilingual specialists and offering access to markets in Central Asia and the Middle East via daily departures to and from Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, ... [+]