French Ecotaxe postponed indefinitely – updated***

French prime minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has announced that plans to introduce the 'Ecotaxe' electronic truck toll across France will be suspended indefinitely. He said more time was needed for discussions with the industry and with outlying regions of the country such as Britanny that could be adversely affected. There had been widespread speculation that the Ecotaxe, which would rely on on-board electronic boxes mounted inside truck cabs and which was due ... [+]

Breath test kits compulsory in France

Cross-Channel ferry operators are pointing out that all drivers in France – including truckers – are now required to carry disposable breathalysers in their vehicles. Under a new law that comes into force on 1 July, drivers caught without one will face a €11 fine. The breathalyser kits are available ... [+]

Carotrans in France

NVOCC (non vessel operating common carrier) and ocean freight consolidator CaroTrans is opening a new branch in Le Havre, France.  The carrier describes it as a foundation for future growth and container freight stations will be established in Paris and Lyon to serve local shippers. CaroTrans provides a comprehensive, door-to-door ... [+]
Euro tunnel Dover

Eurotunnel still interested in Seafrance ships

Eurotunnel has reiterated its interest in buying three ships that belonged to the defunct Seafrance operation, said chairman and CEO Jacques Gounon. In a press conference to announce the Channel Tunnel operator's annualresults, he said that the three ships – the Berlioz, the Rodin and the freighter Nord Pas de ... [+]

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