Minister reveals stopgap solution for Welsh ferry ports

An interim solution will needed to keep goods subject to health controls moving between Ireland and Wales, said Minister for Economy, Vaughan Gething. In a written statement on 19 January, he said that the UK Government has agreed in principle to fund building costs of Border Control Posts to handle sanitary and phytosanitary controls on goods arriving in Wales from Ireland as part of its Spending Review. While the Welsh government ... [+]

BIFA winners put it between the posts

Rugby star Matt Dawson likened the performance of the 2021 Freight Service Awards winners to his own delivery to Jonny Wilkinson when he scored the drop goal that won England the World Cup in 2003.The host of the British International Freight Association’s event in London ... [+]

STRING partners aim to make hydrogen trucks more than just a theory

Some 13 local and regional governments in the STRING consortium in Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway, together with six private companies have applied for EU funding to set up the GREATER4H project, a network of hydrogen fuelling stations from Hamburg to Oslo. Members of the consortium ... [+]

Record year for truck-relay firm

Spanish road freight relay operator Trucksters says it registered a record €5 million annual sales in 2021, a 300% increase compared to 2020. The company, which was founded in 2018, uses artificial intelligence to reduce transit times while allowing drivers to sleep many more nights at ... [+]

US crooks target static cargo

Third quarter theft data in the US shows a trend away from ‘on the move’ targets to locations where cargo is temporarily stored and delivered, says insurer, the TT Club.  Targeted locations include traditional warehouses and depots where containers and trailers are being held awaiting ... [+]

FourKites buys European specialist

Logistics visibilty specialist FourKites has acquired European provider NIC-place. It says the move will create the largest multimodal carrier network in Europe and accelerate the adoption of secure real-time visibility solutions specifically designed for carriers. NIC-place provides visibility software solutions specifically designed for transport companies, carriers ... [+]

Heppner acquires Dina in Belgium

French headquartered Heppner had acquired Belgian family-run business Dina Logistics as part of its strategy to strengthen capacity in the Benelux market. The company has been present in the Netherlands since the acquisition of Hacas. Established in 2007 by the de Koker family and currently ... [+]

STEF completes Langdon purchase

STEF Group has completed its acquisition of UK-based Langdon Group from Nagel-Group. Langdon Group is a major player in imports and exports of chilled and frozen food between the UK and continental Europe with 1,400 and eight sites, delivering to 20,000 locations throughout Great Britain. ... [+]

Europa Road to add three sites

Europa Worldwide Group’s Europa Road arm is expanding its local sales branches from 13 to 16 with new sites Cambridge, Liverpool and Cardiff. Due to open on 1 May, they are the first new branches since Europa opened in Belfast three years ago. Europa Road ... [+]

EV Cargo’s rally star goes green

FIA World Rally Championship driver Elfyn Evans is gunning for the world title in 2022 after signing a sponsorship deal with EV Cargo for the new season. The 33-year-old from Dolgellau in Wales is an official driver for the Toyota Gazoo Racing World Rally Team, ... [+]