MPs join call for action over port chaos

The Chairs of two Commons select committees, International Trade and Transport, have written to their Secretaries of State calling for government intervention to tackle substantial disruption at UK container ports. Angus Brendan MacNeil MP and Huw Merriman MP called on the departments to examine the situation and intervene. In the letter, they said: “We were concerned to hear that this disruption is causing delays to goods entering the UK, and major increases ... [+]

Transport Committee comes out in favour of Heathrow Runway Three

The Transport Select Committee’s report on the Airports National Policy Statement published on 23 March, which endorsed building a third runway at Heathrow Airport, met with general approval from business and the airfreight industry. Chris Richards, Head of Business Environment at manufacturers’ organisation EEF, said the report was “a good sign ... [+]

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