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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 387,248 trucks, down 21% on 2020.The passenger market remains severely affected by the travel restrictions put in place by the British and French governments due ... [+]

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. ... [+]

Pall-Ex keeps EU trade rolling after Brexit

Pall-Ex says it is helping customers through the on-going challenges of Brexit by providing additional resources and support to minimise disruption and delays. Both the Pall-Ex and the Fortec network are reassuring customers that services are continuing, with additional support available to help businesses continue trading ... [+]

Changes to RHA conditions – check your small print

Insurer the TT Club says that new clauses in the RHA conditions of carriage could put the onus on shippers under some circumstances. It points out a number of potentially significant changes in the latest version of the conditions released last year and effective 1 September. ... [+]