Pakistan TIR goes live

The Pakistan International Chamber of Commerce (PNC-ICC) issued the first TIR carnet this week to Pakistani transport operator, TCS Logistics on 12 October. It follows recent meetings in Istanbul between Afghanistan and Pakistan where they agreed to initiate test operations from Karachi to Kabul and vice versa. There are now plans to use TIR on more transit routes from neighbouring countries including Pakistan and Iran to Central Asia. Next steps include the activation ... [+]

M26 ‘to become Brexit lorry park’ says newspaper

Work is to start on turning the M26 motorway in Kent into an emergency lorry park, according to a report in the Guardian newspaper. Overnight closures for surveying work have already started and there will be further closures in December to install gates in the ... [+]

Record Q3 for Le Shuttle Freight

Le Shuttle Freight said it had its best ever third quarter this year after it equaled last year’s record for the month of September with almost 139,000 trucks transported. Since 1 January, almost 1.26 million trucks have crossed the Channel with Le Shuttle Freight. [+]

New Thames crossing is vital, says Tilbury chief

Forth Ports chief executive Charles Hammond has described the Lower Thames Crossing as crucial to the port of Tilbury, as the ten-week statutory consultation for the scheme got underway on 10 October. He said: "As the fastest growing UK port, it is crucial that this project ... [+]

More road-rail trailers for Ferrymasters

P&O Ferrymasters has invested in 150 more huckepack units for its rail service between Poznan in Poland and Rotterdam, all fitted with telematics systems to enable customers to track and trace their shipments in real time through dedicated web portals. Mark Timmermans, Trailer Director at P&O ... [+]

Striking drivers ‘face death penalty’ in Iran

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) said on 2 October that it was concerned about the Iranian government's reaction to a strike by truck drivers, which is in its second week. About 150 drivers have have reportedly been arrested and a spokesperson for the judiciary ... [+]

Border crossing to boost China-Europe road transport

The IRU reports that Kazakhstan and China have opened a new border crossing at Nur Zholy-Khorgos to boost trade along the new 8,445km Western China to Western Europe expressway,  part of China’s Belt and Road project. It is part of a huge road project across ... [+]

Over 100 sign up for Multimodal

Over 100 exhibitors have already signed up for Multimodal 2019 and a new steering group will formulate next year’s panel and workshop series. Organisers Clarion Events says that next year’s show could be another record-breaker. The new seminar steering group is to be comprised of FTA ... [+]

FTA welcomes ‘no deal’ papers

The Freigfht Transport Association says said that it welcomed publication of the government's No Deal Notices for road haulage, aviation and food exports and imports  on 24 September. It said that while they confirmed what it already knew it would help traders and logistics companies ... [+]

Next stop Helsinki

Europa Road has set up a dedicated Nordic Hub in Leeds to better serve Northern UK customers for its services to Scandinavia and Finland. It offers direct services via Immingham and Hull to Oslo, Gothenburg, Aarhus, Copenhagen and Helsinki. Sales director, Dionne Redpath (pictured, with managing ... [+]