Kent Access Permit no longer needed as special measures stood down

Hauliers no longer need a Kent Access Permit to travel between the UK and the EU via the Channel ports or tunnel after traffic management measures were stood down on 20 April. The M20 moveable barrier will also be removed, said the Department for Transport, which said that delays have been avoided thanks to hauliers arriving at the border prepared. Freight volumes between the UK and the EU have meanwhile returned to ... [+]

Bullet takes Fortec stake

Glasgow-based forwarding and logistics company Bullet Express has become a shareholder member in the Fortec pallet network.  Fortec, began offering shareholder memberships to its members when it was acquired by Pall-Ex Group in August 2020. Bullet Express became a shareholder member of the Pall-Ex network when ... [+]

Le Shuttle freight stable

Le Shuttle Freight transported 122,832 trucks in March, a decrease of 2% compared to March 2020. The tunnel operator said the market was still marked by the adjustments to new post-Brexit administrative rules, but with a trend towards normalisation. The cumulative total for January-March was ... [+]

Maritime trucks to test electronic tolls

Felixstowe-based intermodal operator Maritime Transport is to be the first business to trial the M6toll’s new electronic payment system. Its trucks will be the first to pay through Automatic Number Plate Recognition on the UK’s only tolled motorway, which bypasses a congested section of the ... [+]

Stena restores sailings ahead of staycation surge

Stena Line is boosting its weekly sailings between Fishguard and Rosslare from 14 to 24.  The Welsh port had seen services reduced due to lower demand from freight and passengers, as a consequence of the Covid-19 lockdowns and Brexit. However, with the easing of restrictions, ... [+]

DFDS puts Sheerness back on the ferry map

DFDS, is to launch a new freight-only service between Sheerness and Calais, the first regular ferry route to operate from the Peel Ports-owned location for many years. The service will start on 1 June and will offer one daily sailing in each direction operated by the ... [+]

Dunkerque checkpoint open

Dunkerque Port interim chairman Daniel Deschodt has officially handed over the keys of the new Single Border Checkpoint to general delegate for development of the northern corridor, Xavier-Yves Valère. The building combines all services responsible for the formalities and controls of goods. [+]

No quarantine, but tests every two days for truckers

The UK government has set out new details of the new Covid testing regime that will apply to international arrivals in England from 6 April, including truck drivers. They will be one of a limited number of professions that will be exempt from quarantining in order ... [+]

Test on UK arrival for truckers?

The BBC is reporting that truck drivers arriving from mainland Europe in the UK could soon be forced to take a Covid test, quoting a haulage industry source. Freight drivers had previously been exempt from testing but the Department for Transport says it is "carefully ... [+]

Cargo-partner opens in North Macedonia

Austrian forwarder cargo-partner has opened its first office in North Macedonia, in the capital, Skopje. It currently offers regular consolidation services from Skopje to Pristina in Kosovo, Podgorica in Montenegro, Tirana in Albania and Thessaloniki in Greece, as well as between North Macedonia and Bulgaria. ... [+]