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Ferrymasters add Rotterdam space

P&O Ferrymasters has opened a 17,000sq m warehouse facility in Europoort (Rotterdam) to support its trans-Continental operations. It will significantly expand storage capacity and consists of two 7,500sq m close to the Maasvlakte 2 area in Rotterdam and the Europoort ferry terminal, making it  ideally positioned to accommodate the import and export of goods requiring storage for routes on the deep sea, short sea and North Sea. [+]

Help us face future challenges, says road union

The International Road Transport Union (IRU) called on international organisations, governments and industry stakeholders to safeguard road transport in the face of myriad challenges, in its manifesto published on 17 September. It said that the industry is beset by geopolitical unrest, climate change concerns, a chronic ... [+]

So far so good for Europa Belfast

Europa Road's Belfast branch is celebrating a successful first year in business during September. It provides 30 daily freight departures between Northern Ireland and continental Europe via Europa’s 1Hub facility in Dartford in partnership with local operator Liam Connolly.  Shipments are collected and shipped on ... [+]

P&O app allows truckers to turn up and go

P&O Ferries is offering its trucking customers simplified booking through its new freight app which for the first time allows freight customers to buy tickets to Europe using a credit card – without setting up an account - as well as see live updates on ... [+]

Brittany gets ready for Brexit

Brittany Ferries said on 13 September that it had carried out a rigorous series of ‘dry runs’ to prepare for the possible consequences of a no-deal Brexit on both sides of the Channel. The first rehearsal took place on 11 September as lorries in Portsmouth ... [+]

DHL’s Hanover hub open for business

DHL Freight has opened its new Hanover hub at Airport Business Park in Langenhagen. The 8,700 m² transshipment terminal has over 86 loading bays, handling road freight for both the Europe-wide all-in-one groupage service Euroconnect and the Eurapid premium groupage service is handled. The 290-strong ... [+]

P&O confirms Calais to Tilbury service

P&O Ferries has confirmed that it will launch a new freight service in September between Calais and Tilbury – the first regular route from the French port to a destination other than Dover for many years. It has chartered the Caroline Russ which will operate two sailings ... [+]

Eurotunnel trucks fall away

Eurotunnel truck traffic was down 9% in August 2019 compared to the same month last year said operator Getlink, mainly due to the lack of recovery in the automotive market and a slowdown in UK consumption. Since the beginning of the year, 1,059,127 trucks have ... [+]

New campaign to get truckers Brexit-ready

The government has launched an information campaign in the UK and Europe to prepare hauliers and others for the UK’s departure from the EU on 31 October 2019, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announced on 9 September. It is aimed at ensuring that truckerss obtain everything they ... [+]

Europa signs up Portugal agent

Europa Road has signed a partnership with Portuguese transport company, Torrestir. It will handle distribution for Europa across Portugal, as well as line-haul in both direction between the two countries.  Services will operate four times per week between Dartford and Portugal, and three per week ... [+]