Logistics

Updated: Government to spend £705m on post-Brexit customs…

The government has announced £705 million funding for border infrastructure and after Brexit. It includes up to £470 million for customs and inspection infrastructure including new border infrastructure inland. The package includes £235 million investment in staffing and IT systems with £10 million to recruit around 500 more Border Force personnel and £20 million for new equipment, £100 million to develop HMRC systems and technology to ensure that new controls can be ... [+]

…and plans 27-acre truck-holding park at Ashford

The government is planning to set up a 27-acre holding area for trucks on the outskirts of Ashford, according to press reports. The site at Sevington on the A2070, close to junction 10a on the M20, had previously been earmarked for an Amazon warehouse. It appears ... [+]

Clecat gives cautious welcome to new road rules

With the European Parliament agreeing the 1st Mobility Package to reform road freight transport on 8 July, European forwarders’ organisation Clecat said it welcomed the uniform legal framework for the industry but warned against unintended yet far-reaching implications of the new regulatory package. Director general Nicolette ... [+]

Rosslare reveals transformation plans

Iarnród Éireann (Irish Railways - IE) is to apply for planning permission for a major transformation of its port of Rosslare in southern Ireland.Rosslare Europort will see over €30 million invested over the next five years including a reconfiguration of the port along with new ... [+]

App keeps track of milk on the move

DAMCO, the forwarding arm of the AP Moller Group has developed a new app for Nestlé Nutrition‘s Wyeth Nutrition division to digitise shipment processing of its infant formula consignments globally. It allows truck drivers to record and report on all of Wyeth’s local container transport ... [+]

DHL retains CEIV pharma standard

DHL Global Forwarding has been recertified to IATA’s CEIV Pharma Standard. It covers stations around the world, including Barcelona, Bogota, Tokyo, and Chicago. [+]

Time:matters in the US

The time:matters high speed logistics arm of the Lufthansa group has set up a US subsidiary in Miami. It will offer transport solutions for time-critical and sensitive shipments and support local network partners with a team of English, German and Spanish speakers. [+]

BSI deal to boost TAPA’s digital services

The Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) has entered into a strategic partnership with the supply chain services and solutions division at standards organisation BSI. It will support the digital transformation of TAPA’s supply chain Security Standards audit processes and increase its members’ access to risk ... [+]

Palletforce Sets Record Volumes

Palletforce Sets Record Volumes EV Cargo’s Palletforce has just set new weekly and daily records for network volumes after successfully implementing a range of measures and member support to protect and grow its business amidst the COVID-19 challenges. Last week Palletforce volumes hit an all-time high with ... [+]

CCC celebrates two years with Europa

Full-load road operator Continental Cargo is celebrating its second year since its acquisition by Europa Worldwide Group in 2018. Established in 1973, CCC is one of the biggest players on the roll-on roll-off market between Europe and the UK, and  operates a fleet of 270 trailers, ... [+]