Road

Ningbo delays continue as striking truckers return to work

ningbo truckers

Forwarders report that clearing backlogs is making it hard to find vessel slots

UK and France urged to improve security for Calais trucks

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FTA asks governments to provide safe passage for lorry drivers through the French channel port

Truck drivers take brewery giant Anheuser-Busch to court

Employees claiming US$5 million for failure to pay overtime and forbidding rest breaks

Up to 1,000 Spanish trucks turned back from Russia

Impact of embargo on perishable freight becomes clearer

French fruit shippers block border to ‘inspect’ Spanish trucks

Meanwhile, wholesalers count cost of Russian food ban

Embargo ‘strongly affecting’ Russia-Finland freight

Finnish forwarding association says road business hit, with varying impact elsewhere in Europe

US to reveal electronic export manifest changes this month

Customs and Border Protection webinar for shippers and forwarders to introduce new multimodal ACE functionality on 26 August

UK box haulier Maritime buys Roadways

Acquisition of Aegeus Transport includes company, employees and assets of country’s fourth biggest container transport company

France highlights growing violence towards truck drivers in Calais

Regular confrontations reported between lorry drivers and migrants demanding passage to the UK

French fruit shippers threaten action against Spanish trucks

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

Haulier outcry over French truck law

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

Advice and Insight

Death of the tax disc but vehicle excise duty lives on

tax disc

Direct debit will be introduced as a way to pay for vehicle tax, although the option will not be available to HGVs paying the Road User Levy

Secure your vehicle, or pay the penalty

“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

People

Allport elevates HR head to main board

debbie webley

Forwarder says human resources key to success and ‘should have a voice at the highest level’

Maersk announces senior Asia Pacific appointments

Lars Mikael Jensen becomes regional CEO from 1 September

Maersk Line appoints new southeast Asia executive

18-year shipping veteran flies in from Africa

Hellmann UK appoints new head of air freight

Move comes as the business reports strong first-quarter performance

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