TAPA launches toughest-ever security standards

The Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) has launched what it describes as the most comprehensive industry security standards in its 23-year history to help protect operations from escalating cargo crime. The 2020 revisions of the Association’s Facility Security Requirements (FSR) and Trucking Security Requirements (TSR) – which take effect on 1 July 2020 and are valid for three years - aim to give TAPA’s Manufacturer and Logistics Service Provider members minimum ... [+]

Don’t delay – register for Multimodal today

Anyone planning to attend this year's Multimodal 2020 exhibition and conference can save themselves time by pre-registering for the event, along with the chance to win one of 20 free places at the Multimodal Awards evening, which will be hosted this year by Kevin Keegan. Registration ... [+]

Eurotunnel trucks down in January

Eurotunnel Le Shuttle freight traffic showed a 10% decrease in January compared with the same month in 2019, to 131,098 vehicles. It said the start of 2019 benefitted strongly from stockpiling in anticipation of Brexit. [+]

Northern Ireland police foil Brexit Day ferry bomb plot

The Police Service of Northern Ireland says that it has foiled a plot by dissident Republicans to set off a lorry bomb in or near the port of Belfast on Brexit Day, 31 January. Following a tip-off, anti-terrorist officers carried out a search of the ... [+]

TIR set to go digital

Signatories to the TIR Convention adopted a new legal framework to make the system fully digital on 5 February. The next steps entail implementing digital corridors, so that customs authorities and transport operators are able to use fully electronic solutions as soon as possible, set ... [+]

CCS-UK to speed ro ro freight post-Brexit

BT’s CCS-UK and the CCS-UK User Group have developed a solution to speed movement of imports to the UK via ro ro ports or the Channel Tunnel. Initially approved by HMRC and Border Force at the end of January 2020 for use in the event ... [+]

New study to raise reliability of Felixstowe road link

A Highways England-commissioned study of the Orwell Bridge in Ipswich – a vital link to and from the port of Felixstowe - has identified new measures that could help to keep the bridge open to traffic during high winds. Options include reducing the speed limit ... [+]

Toogood is perfect for TPN

Bristol-based forwarder and logistics company Toogood International Transport has joined TPN (The Pallet Network). Toogood is an events and express freight specialist and offers road, sea, and air freight services, as well as freight forwarding and warehousing. It has particular expertise in the aerospace, marine, ... [+]

New chief exec for Eurotunnel

Eurotunnel operator Getlink SE is to separate the functions of chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer from 1 July. Yann Leriche is appointed chief executive officer and Jacques Gounon becomes non‐executive chairman. Leriche has had a 20-year career in transport in ... [+]

SAP to support Girteka Logistics

SAP is partnering with the biggest European FTL (Full Truck Load) transportation company, Girteka Logistics, to implement a complete end-to-end transportation management solution. The solution will include finance, pricing, contract and order management; subcontracting, planning, warehouse management, dispatch scheduling, load matching and customer service and ... [+]