…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 to be a replacement for the previously proposed holding site at Manston Airport, whose owner Riveroak Strategic Partners has just been given development consent to ... [+]

European Parliament agrees road reform package – updated

The European Parliament agreed the 1st Mobility Package to reform the road transport sector on 9 July including revised rules to improve driver working conditions and reduced distortion of competition in the sector. MEPs endorsed the three legal acts that make up the 'mobility package' without ... [+]

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 ... [+]

Ontruck digital platform goes international – updated

Digital road freight platform Ontruck has added international distribution to its portfolio. It enables shippers to book international long-haul full truck loads across core distribution lanes in Western and Central Europe and will facilitate exports from Spain into Portugal, France, Germany, Benelux and Poland and ... [+]

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 ... [+]

Eurotunnel freight hits post-Covid high

Eurotunnel’s Le Shuttle Freight service moved 108,000 trucks in June, down 11% on the same month in 2019. For the six months January to June 2020, carryings were 665,350, down 18% on the same period last year. However, daily freight traffic reached a high for ... [+]

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, ... [+]

Hellmann appoints Geodis as French land transport partner – updated

German forwarder Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has appointed Geodis as its land transport partner for France, ending its long-standing cooperation with Heppner. The two companies already cooperate in the UK. Last year, Hellmann opened its own sea- and airfreight branch near Paris. Heppner has meanwhile joined ... [+]

Partners offer upgraded Scandi service

P&O Ferrymasters is joining forces with Nordic freight forwarder Scan Global Logistics to improve their service between the Benelux region and Sweden. The two partners will offer daily truck departures for full truckload, less than truckload and groupage.   [+]

Green director for Getlink

Eurotunnel operator Getlink has appointed Vincent Ducros as group environment director. He previously worked for  PricewaterhouseCoopers’ major programme management entity, including a rail infrastructure programme and several infrastructure projects in the low carbon sector and has been project manager at Suez Recycling and Recovery France ... [+]