Category Archives: European Haulage

Port of Calais Opens New Freight Truck Facilities to Increase Security

  Port of Calais has opened its new, smart reception zone for trucks, therefore creating a safer passage to Dover. At present security is the considerably matter for drivers with freight companies and industry associations calling for more to be done by the relevant authorities on either side of the border to protect UK-bound lorries. As said by the Port of Calais the new
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UK SMEs Enjoy 6% Hike In Europe Payments In 2015, Survey Reveals

Good news for small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK making use of worldwide courier services to ship their goods day in day out – last year saw smaller companies enjoy a six per cent increase in total payments from Europe compared with the year before. This is according to Barclays’ latest Business Abroad Index, which found that there was also a rise
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International Shipping Focus Of World Maritime Day 2016

The importance of cargo shipping to the world’s economy has been unveiled as the key theme for World Maritime Day in 2016, it’s been revealed this week. According to the Maritime Executive, the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) endorsed the theme for 2016 in a meeting at their London headquarters. Secretary-General of the IMO Koji Sekimizu said: “The importance of shipping to support and sustain
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Airfreight Backlogs at China Gateways

The current backlogs at China’s main airfreight hubs Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Guangzhou will continue at least into next week. For now, there are delays of 3-4 days at most airports. The situation at Guangzhou is worse; here, delays of 7-8 days are to expect, apart from “first class carriers”, which are also delayed by 3-4 days. As the forwarders expect the delays to
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Self-Driving Trucks will Affect Logistics Industry

The Supply Chain Industry is one of the trailblazers when it comes to technology. No wonder we can forecast how self driving vehicles will affect the Supply Chain. The most obvious benefit is lower costs due to fewer truck drivers. But there are other advantages that improve efficiency and can lower the cost by as much as 40% per kilometre! Self-driving trucks reduce driver
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Migrant Crisis Causing Trouble for Road Freight

The ongoing migrant crisis is causing more and more problems to freight forwarders. Last week, workers at the Port of Calais went on strike and set off a standstill for two days. They demanded more personnel as they are confronted with increasing numbers of migrants at the port. For now, they suspended their strike and are in negotiations with their management. Also, new border
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The closure of the Port of Dover crippling UK trade

In the last few weeks we have all witnessed how a small group of French workers have caused big trouble to Kent and UK economy. Around one hundred MyFerryLink employees blockaded Calais terminal and burned tyres on the train tracks in protest at a potential 600 job losses. Operation stack started on 23rd June and has been on and off since then crippling transport
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Fedex buying TNT

Fedex, the American parcel delivery company, has agreed to buy its European rival TNT Express in a £3.2 bn deal to boost its services on the continent. The take-over comes two years after European competition regulators blocked FedEx’s US rival UPS move to buy TNT. The purchase was halted on the grounds that the deal would limit customer choice and reduce the number of
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Container haulage shortages disrupt UK supply chains

The UK is facing up to a major container haulage shortage that is disrupting the country’s supply chain. Some shipping lines and truckers are advising customers they are fully booked for the next two weeks. The situation is blamed on a number of factors such as underinvestment and surging demand but it is believed that a new EU directive requiring drivers to obtain a
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European Road Freight Service

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