French fruit shippers threaten action against Spanish trucks

Apricots, peaches and nectarines

Growers to target hauliers carrying ‘cheap’ imports unless government steps up roadside checks

Haulier outcry over French truck law

Sleeping truck driver

Road freight operators and unions claim ‘protectionist’ rules ignore security, cost and competition implications

Marseille to get €60 million intermodal boost

Port authority creates company to build and run a new combined road-rail terminal

Cross-channel freight flows back to normal

Eurotunnel clears backlogs and breaks ground on ‘Terminal 2015’ project

Cross-channel freight delays set to ease

Long wait at ports and Eurotunnel expected to reduce from this afternoon following re-opening of second tunnel

ISIL militants release Turkish truck drivers held in Iraq

Forwarding and logistics in the country remains highly restricted due to security situation, with customs clearance issues adding to the challenges

Path clears for Africa’s north-south freight corridor

Funding awarded for next stage of road link between ports of Durban and Dar-es-Salaam

Sogaris unveils ‘combi’ freight train plan for central Paris

Shippers and forwarders welcome intermodal link to urban logistics hub

‘Depressed’ rates picking up for European intermodal operators

Combined road-rail transport market forecast to grow 5-6% this year

Cargo crime incidents up two thirds last year in EMEA

Some improvement this year as efforts deepen to secure supply chains for shippers

Outcome of Norbert Dentressangle judicial investigation expected next month

Senior managers reportedly questioned by French police this week over alleged breaches of EU cabotage rules

Pan-European road haulage service launched for seafood

Network of 34 sites, served by more than 700 HGVs

France could force foreign trucks to take motorways

EC views proposals as discriminatory

UPDATE: Blockade lifted at Calais but dispute unresolved

Negotiations today between union and port owner

Foreign road hauliers charged to use UK roads

The HGV Road User Levy begins from tomorrow, 1 April 2014

Advice and Insight

Secure your vehicle, or pay the penalty

Anton Balkitis

“At the Port of Dover alone more than 900 lorry drivers were issued penalties for entering the UK with stowaways on board during 2012 and 2013,” reported the BBC

Call for data to be collated on illegal foreign vehicles

Member of Parliament for Cambridgeshire claims the avoidance of such payments is costing the British taxpayer circa £3million per annum in lost revenue

TAPA issues new warehouse and trucking security standards to combat cargo crime

Efforts deepen to achieve supply chain resilience for shippers as thefts become increasingly sophisticated

When is a U-turn, a U-turn?

Failing to comply with a ‘No U Turn’ traffic sign lawfully placed and conforming to UK regulations makes it an offence under Section 36 of the Road Traffic Act 1988


BIFA names new director general

Robert Keen

Robert Keen to succeed Peter Quantrill, who retires from the trade association in August

British Shippers’ Council confirms new appointments

New chair is Gillian Scott from John Lewis, while vice-chair is Barry Wallace from Marks and Spencer

CEVA appoints new COO for contract logistics

Former shipper Brett Bissell promoted from Latin America role

Allport appoints new managing director of air freight

Steve Williams held previous senior roles at DB Schenker and Panalpina

Have Your Say

The long, slow price quote

Zvi Schreiber, CEO of Freightos

Forwarders are losing out on new business due to out-dated back-end systems and a silo mentality, says Zvi Schreiber, CEO of Freightos

Call for data to be collated on illegal foreign vehicles

Member of Parliament for Cambridgeshire claims the avoidance of such payments is costing the British taxpayer circa £3million per annum in lost revenue

A unique logistic proposition?

A senior shipping advisor contributes his thoughts on the new Liverpool2 terminal

Asia/Europe traffic again

Ingvar Bergman discusses liner operators and GRIs