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Fines for untested drivers alarm Logistics UK

Logistics UK says it is extremely concerned at plans to impose fines on truck drivers entering Kent without a negative Covid test. Policy director Elizabeth de Jong says that a recently laid statutory instrument would place unfair costs on individuals “working hard to keep the economy stocked with the goods and services it needs”.  She said: “While we agree that tests should take place outside Kent to reduce traffic congestion, we ... [+]

DB Schenker restarts UK shipments

DB Schenker has resumed collections of compliant land transport shipments from the European Union to the UK, after earlier suspending them due to Brexit-related customs issues.However, the forwarder stressed that, for shipments to be processed, the necessary customs documents must be obtained.Head of land transport ... [+]

Biden unlikely to rescue Brexit-bound Britain, says ParcelHero

The UK-US trade deal is unlikely to be top of the priority list for new US President Joe Biden, says international parcel broker ParcelHero. Head of consumer research, David Jinks, says that while trading with America is likely to be considerably smoother compared with his predecessor ... [+]

Ceva joins Hope Consortium

CEVA Logistics has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Abu Dhabi-based Hope Consortium to provide logistics support for COVID-19 vaccine distribution worldwide. Spearheaded by the Abu Dhabi Department of Health, the Hope Consortium includes Etihad Cargo, Abu Dhabi Ports, Rafed (the healthcare purchasing arm of ... [+]

DHL expands Leipzig pharma site

DHL Global Forwarding has expanded its Life Sciences & Healthcare facility in Leipzig by 2,500sq m. It houses state-of-the-art equipment for storing and handling temperature-controlled pharmaceutical and medical products, such as vaccinations and is the second DHL Global Forwarding facility to be expanded in terms ... [+]

Palletforce maintains Europe links despite Brexit

EV Cargo’s Palletforce network said it was able to maintain its European services despite the ongoing post-Brexit challenges thanks to the support it has given to help members prepare. It set up a Brexit Taskforce, held online webinars and provided weekly Brexit Bulletin updates. Due to the ... [+]

DPD restarts EU deliveries

Parcel delivery company DPD has restarted its European road services, which were temporarily halted because of Brexit-related problems. It said that the service became fully operational again from 06:00 on Saturday 16 January. The company said that following close co-operation with the Government on its New ... [+]

Stuck in a queue with just a portaloo

The welfare of drivers stuck in queues trying to cross the Channel has become the biggest Brexit issue, says express courier firm Speedy Freight. Its drivers report that facilities are not adequate for either the number of drivers delayed, or the length of time drivers are ... [+]

Chacon takes the reins at Gefco UK

Logistics specialist GEFCO UK has appointed Cédric Chacon as its new managing director. He has spent the last 20 years developing in contract logistics services within the Group and has held various operational roles in the overland division in Dijon, Marseille and Lyon. In 2010, he joined the ... [+]

World trade headed for rebound from Covid, says DP World study

Global trade has not been as badly damaged by the Covid pandemic as was first feared and will recover faster than from the 2008 financial crisis, says a new study by port and logistics operator DP World. Its inaugural 'Trade in Transition' report, Commissioned by DP ... [+]