Government pledges to sort out maritime ‘muddle’

The Government said on 20 June that it will carry out a wide-ranging review of its policies to modernise the UK’s maritime sector, following a number of recommendations by the Transport Committee on cutting emissions, new technology and skills. Among the headline recommendations of the Committee’s report into the Government’s 2019 ‘Maritime 2050’ strategy, it called on the Department for Transport (DfT) to work with industry to review and streamline the ... [+]

Driver shortage – more needs to be done

Current thinking on solving the truck driver shortage is not sufficiently targeted or wide-reaching enough, says a new report by the House of Commons Transport Committee. Nor will it be able to deal with future growth or cope with the ageing profile of drivers likely to retire in the next ... [+]

Dover lorry park plan needs thinking through, says transport committee

The House of Commons Transport Committee says more should be done to demonstrate that proposal for a lorry park to alleviate the effects of disruption at the port of Dover will deliver, in its Operation Stack report. However, the Government is right to seek a solution to the problem, it says. It ... [+]

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