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 ... [+]

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 ... [+]

Three appointments for Maritime

Intermodal operator Maritime Transport has appointed Vincent Van Mackelenbergh as chief commercial officer, Alex Williams as managing director – distribution and Shaun McConnell as director of human resources. Van Mackelenbergh was most recently at ICAP Deutschland as executive managing director, Williams was appointed to Maritime’s board in ... [+]

Rhenus to buy Rhineland freight firm

Rhenus is to take over fellow German logistics company LOXX, subject to approval by the competition authorities. Headquartered in Gelsenkirchen, near Essen, it specialises cross-border cargo in the Rhine/Ruhr region. As well as the 17,000sq m logistics centre in Gelsenkirchen, the acquisition will include business ... [+]

Tech firm suggests ways to avoid 20-day Dover delays

Increasing check-in times to 20 minutes at the Port of Dover, in line with non-EU member customs policy, would lead to a queue of 70,594 and a backlog of around 20 days, says digital simulation firm, Simul8. It adds that while the 27-acre emergency lorry park ... [+]

DSV to open second Stockholm site

DSV is to open a second Stockholm site in Rosersberg by the end of 2021. The traffic around Stockholm is particularly dense during rush hours and in addition to its cross-docking terminal to the south of the city, DSV will establish a logistics centre at ... [+]

DHL to open South Africa super-hub

DHL Global Forwarding is investing ZAR 126.5 million (£6m) in a new hub in Johannesburg. The new 13,000 sq m facility will be located within the bonded zone at Skyparks Business Estate close to OR Tambo International Airport. Twice the size of its current set-up, this ... [+]

Transport Logistic is off

This year’s Transport Logistic exhibition, scheduled to take place in Munich in May, has been cancelled. Event organisers, Messe München, said that the decision was taken based on international travel restrictions, which are unlikely to be lifted until the Spring. [+]