Business as usual for Davies Turner

Davies Turner chairman, Philip Stephenson says that the group's surface freight subsidiary, is continuing to operate services and logistics operations as near to normal as possible. This is despite global cargo capacity crunches in air and ocean freight. He says: “Innovative thinking has been central to Davies Turner's 150-year existence.  In the face of the disruption caused by the Covid-19 virus, and given the fact that the regional trade restrictions and ... [+]

Stena maintains vital lifeline

Stena Line has taken several steps to help ensure the safety of its freight and passenger customers and employees, whilst maintaining the supply lines for vital medical goods and food supplies. All ferries are continuing to run on schedule, but some services have restricted passenger numbers ... [+]

Italy normal for now, says Europa

Group operations director at Europa Worldwide Group, Dan Cook, said the groupage operator was, in late March continuing to operate three scheduled round trips per day between Como and its 1Hub in Dartford. He commented: “The drivers are therefore consistently on the route, and testament ... [+]

Road haulage pleas go unheeded

The International Road Transport Union (IRU) is complaining that its global call for immediate and concerted action by governments and organisations to ensure that goods keep moving have largely gone unanswered. IRU secretary general, Umberto de Pretto, said: “We are extremely concerned about the lack of ... [+]

Gardner is Europa’s west country partner

Europa Road has signed a new partnership with Gardner Distribution to expand its reach across the South West region. Based on the outskirts of Plymouth, Gardner is strategically placed to allow easy access to all major routes in the region. Once goods arrive from Europe ... [+]

UK bucks cargo crime trend

Cargo thefts from supply chains in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) more than doubled to 8,548 incidents in 2019 with product losses of well over €137 million, according to the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA). However, the UK was the sole major country ... [+]

COVID-19 bottlenecks delay freight – updated

With delays at the EU’s internal borders making an unwelcome return during the covid-19 crisis, the Freight Transport Association is urging all member states to act upon the EU guidelines on green lanes for goods at borders.  Many logistics operators have encountered significant delays at the EU’s internal borders. Head of European and ... [+]

Stockholm slashes ferry fees

Ports of Stockholm has halved fees for ferries at all three of its ports to keep freight flowing to and from neighbouring countries. By taking this action the company hopes to help maintain as many sailings as possible, over the shorter and longer term. The ... [+]

Pallet networks get together to offer critical support – updated

The UK’s eight pallet networks - include TPN – THE Pallet Network, Palletline, Pall-Ex, UPN, Fortec, Pallet-Track, Palletways and Palletforce - have joined forces to offer the government their expertise to move emergency supplies for critical services across the UK. The Association of Pallet Networks says ... [+]

Freight continues to flow to and from Italy

Freight services to and from Italy are continuing at fairly normal levels, despite the near-lockdown of the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic, says Phil Denton, managing director of Manchester-based specialist, ITAL Logistics. He told FBJ: “As we have round trip trailers operating as normal, we ... [+]