Floods delay German and Belgium transport

Recent flooding has caused significant delays to transport in Belgium and Germany, reports supply chain visibility firm FourKites. It says that there have been delayed shipments and soaring wait times soaring in these two countries for road transport. The impact has been less severe in the Netherlands, it adds, Late shipments started to grow during the week of 4 July and reached their peak during the week of 11 July increasing ... [+]

Hauliers mull move to EU as Brexit bites

Some 56% of UK hauliers have moved some operations to the EU, or would consider it in the future in the wake of-Brexit, according to a survey by the Haulage Exchange. The survey found that 81% of operators had already faced longer waiting times at the ... [+]

Smiles all round as CargoBeamer opens Calais terminal

German multimodal specialist CargoBeamer has opened its new terminal in Calais with a four round-trips a week service to and from Perpignan in southern France. Another route between Calais and Domodossola in Northern Italy will be launched later this year, it says. Services are operated by ... [+]

Safety, skills and carbon are crucial for supply chains, says FTA Ireland

Improving road safety, overcoming the skills shortage, and decarbonising operations are all vital to protect the nation’s supply chains and to future-proof Ireland’s logistics industry, said FTA Ireland (FTAI in its response to the Irish government’s consultation, Ten-year Strategy for the Haulage Sector First Consultation ... [+]

DHL offers Gulf-North Africa alternative

DHL’s Saloodo! digital road freight platform is offering a new road freight connection between the Gulf (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman) and Egypt, Libya and Sudan North Africa. BeduConnect was set up to connect countries of the Arabian Peninsula with North African ... [+]

Government in ‘secret’ talks to readmit foreign drivers

A parcel broker says the Government is having ‘secret’ talks that could result in non-UK HGV drivers, including EU nationals, being called back to the country on temporary visas. ParcelHero’s head of consumer research, David Jinks says that the driver shortage is potentially that it could ... [+]

Happy return for Cap Finistère

Brittany Ferries’ ro-pax ferry Cap Finistère returns to service between Portsmouth and Bilbao on 19 July. It follows a six-month break in sailings forced by coronavirus travel restrictions, and consequent drop in freight and passenger demand. But with demand returning, the first Cap Finistère sailing of ... [+]

EV Cargo offers road air alternative

EV Cargo has launched a twice-weekly road-air service from China to London Heathrow using dedicated charter capacity from Urumqi Diwopu airport in the Xinjiang region of north-west China. It can also arrange onward transport to a number of European countries. The service is intended to ... [+]

Irish driver shortage reaching crunch-point, warns FTAI

Irish hauliers need government support to recruit new HGV drivers before the country’s supply chain starts to break down, says FTA Ireland (FTAI).   General manager Aidan Flynn warns that, with the industry already suffering a shortage of, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has seen ... [+]

Cable work blunts Eurotunnel growth

Le Shuttle Freight transported 115,408 trucks in June, an increase of 7% compared to June 2020. The slowdown in growth observed is the consequence of a temporary and planned reduction in capacity, linked to the end of work to connect the ElecLink cable in the ... [+]