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Brexit: the time for talking is over, say industry groups

Logistics UK says it is “incredulous” that the government has announced a Business Task Force at such a late stage in the process. With only 34 working days remaining until the end of the Brexit transition period business needs direction and decisions by government, “not another set of meetings,” said chief executive David Wells. “With information still needed from government and decisions required on GB-NI trade, this feels like nothing ... [+]

Ferry agent offers fast-moving customs service

Freight ferry ticket agent Freightlink Solutions has launched CustomsLink, a service that allows traders to deal with post-Brexit transition customs formalities.  It has been designed to support fast-moving ferry and Eurotunnel traffic, such as hauliers, couriers and small traders with multi-drop loads and short lead times. ... [+]

Logistics UK lambasts government Brexit unreadiness

Logistics UK policy director Elizabeth de Jong addressed the House of Commons Select Committee on the Future Relationship with the European Union on 11 November, calling on the government to provide the clarity and systems its members require to prepare for the end of Brexit ... [+]

Hungary for growth in eastern Europe

Palletways Hungary has increased its volumes by more than 750% since it was launched two years ago, says parent company Imperial Group. The network started trading in 2018 from its central hub in Budapest and has moved over 180,000 pallets since then. Today, it serves ... [+]

Oakland adds distressed load capacity

Food logistics specialist Oakland International is increasing the capacity of its Distressed Loads service, which deals with the aftermath of clandestine immigrants being discovered inside trailers arriving in the UK from the Continent. Launched in 2002, it was the first registered and recognised service for inspecting ... [+]

Truck weight to rise to 48 tonnes – for intermodal triallists only

The Department for Transport’s (DfT) is proposing a limited trial of a higher, 48-tonne weight limit for trucks in intermodal operations. Recalling the higher limit for intermodal operations in the last century, before the current blanket 44-tonne limit was introduced, trucks would have to have ... [+]

Vaccine deliveries? We could do that, says Oakland boss

Food delivery companies could help deliver Covid vaccines to clinics, hospitals or even homes, says Dean Attwell, chief executive of Oakland International. Speaking on the day that two pharma giants announced a possible breakthrough in developing an effective Covid vaccine, he explained that much of ... [+]

FTA Ireland calls for Brexit ferry boost

FTA Ireland (FTAI) has called on the country’s government to support new ferry services to offset the risk from a No Deal Brexit to the landbridge route between Ireland and mainland Europe across the UK. Responding to the launch of an Irish Maritime Development Office’s (IMDO) ... [+]

Pall-Ex extends Midlands hub space

Pall-Ex has expanded has opened a new 210,000sq ft hub at Watling Park, Northamptonshire to handle growing demand. It will prove vital during peak periods, such as Black Friday and Christmas, alongside its Ellistown Central Hub near Loughborough. The site is has a 126-camera CCTV ... [+]

Eurotunnel freight stages Covid recovery

Eurotunnel says its Le Shuttle Freight service reached pre-Covid levels in October with 142,542 trucks carried. While this was down 7% compared on the record month of October 2019 figures then were boosted by stockpiling effect ahead of expected Brexit. Since 1 January 2020, almost ... [+]

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