Business (almost) as usual for UK truckers

EU Ministers formally adopted laws on 19 March that will allow UK hauliers, airlines and bus operators to continue to operate to and from Europe whatever the Brexit outcome. For UK hauliers, this means permits will not be required for the vast majority of journeys to the EU until the end of 2019, while ECMT permits will enable hauliers to transit the EU to third countries. The UK has already ... [+]

China opens more borders to TIR

China Customs is to open more TIR border crossing points with Kazakhstan. They are at Maikapchagai – Jimunai, Dostyk – Alashankou, Kolzhat – Dulata and Bakhty – Baketu. Together with Khorgos, which opened in May 2018, all five China-Kazakhstan border crossings will be fully TIR ... [+]

Unifeeder goes inland to Austria

DP World-owned short-sea specialist Unifeeder has opened a depot in Vienna to ensure availability of 45’ palletwide containers for the local exporters. It cited the location’s geographic location and accessibility to the highway and rail networks. The new depot would help customers cope with last-minute ... [+]

DHL steps on the gas to cut emissions

DHL Freight has deployed one of the first liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered long-haul trucks in Europe capable of towing a mega trailer. During a year-long trial period the Iveco Stralis vehicle will operate a daily shuttle between DHL’s logistics centre and a BMW Group production ... [+]

European truck driving is in crisis, says IRU

A fifth of driver positions are unfilled in European road transport according to a report by the International Road Transport Union (IRU) published on 21 March.  The Geneva, 21st March 2019: The sector is facing its most acute shortage in decades, it said. Polling of IRU ... [+]

Record traffic is icing on the cake for Pall-Ex Italia

Pall-Ex Italia has celebrated its tenth birthday with record annual turnover and double-digit year-on-year growth since 2012. The company says it has been instrumental in establishing the pallet distribution model within Italy, after selecting the country as its first location for European expansion a decade ago. Pall-Ex ... [+]

Zeebrugge asks truckers: Are you ready for Brexit?

The port of Zeebrugge is urging its users to get ready for Brexit and not to arrive at its gates without completing the necessary formalities. It says that operators need to register for an EORI number with Customs and to follow the RX/SeaPort WIZARD, which shows each ... [+]

More boxes for Ferrymasters

P&O Ferrymasters has ordered 600 new 45’ pallet wide high-cube containers, due to join the fleet in the second half of 2019. It follows 2018’s order for 700 similar containers and 240 new 45’ swap bodies. This latest order will bring the fleet to 4,000 ... [+]

Newark recruit for Palletways network

Newark-based packing and haulage company International Logistics Centre, has joined the Palletways network. The family-run business, which was founded in 1988, specialises in transportation, shipping, export packing, warehousing and storage, working in Africa, Russia, the Artic, Antarctica and the Middle and Far East - and ... [+]

VIIA to run Macon-Calais train

Trailer-on-rail intermodal operator VIIA has introduced a new service between Mâcon in east-central France and Calais. The official launch will be on 19 March. [+]