UPDATE: Blockade lifted at Calais but dispute unresolved

Calais blockade

Negotiations today between union and port owner

Foreign road hauliers charged to use UK roads

Road truck

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

Veracruz highways in top three of dangerous roads in Mexico

Veracruz had a reported 71 cargo thefts last year, an increase of 14% year-on-year

Illegal immigrant crushed to death inside trailer

Man believed he was on way to UK

Tunnel's freight shuttle 'club cars' get €1.2 million makeover

Truckers to benefit from greater comfort

FPUA remains opposed to VBS charge

Port of Felixstowe to impose ‘peak’ charge from 10 March 2014

Port of Felixstowe to start charging for vehicle bookings

VBS will affect peak afternoon hours at £1.50 per booking

Road and air transportation disrupted by severe weather

Deliveries affected by road closures in the west of England

Port of Felixstowe closure affects freight due to weather

Port of Felixstowe closure affecting road freight more than Orwell Bridge closing yesterday

Construction industry to prepare for £24bn road investment

Reforms will also see the Highways Agency turned into a government-owned company, helping to improve commercial efficiency and cut running costs

Turkey to UK intermodal service launched by DSV

Increasing interest in intermodal services as shippers seek more cost-effective ways of sending goods

Commission publishes results of Operation “Warehouse”

Smuggled diesel and vodka seized in UK

RoadOne establishes lease to buy program for its owner-operator drivers

Supports driver community entrepreneurship, introduces environmentally friendly equipment, and strengthens its driver network

IRU publishes Safe Load Securing Guidelines

Aim to reduce injuries and transport disruptions

GEFCO teams up with Coventry Transport Museum to transport vintage motorcycles

GEFCO UK provides distribution services to help local museum’s vintage motorcycle collection star at international show

Advice and Insight

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

Anton Balkitis

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

Widespread ignorance over HGV speed limits

Lucy Whitaker, associate solicitor in the road transport law and regulatory compliance team at Rothera Dowson Solicitors, discusses maximum speeds and safe lorry driving

Tacho case ends in jail for drivers and haulier

The method enabled the two firms to have an unfair advantage over other haulage firms at the expense of exhausted drivers and general road safety

Time is ticking for drivers to complete their CPC Training

Anton Balkitis, head of road transport law and regulatory compliance at Rothera Dowson Solicitors, warns hauliers and their drivers of the penalties of not meeting the 2014 deadline


GEFCO appoints new sales and marketing director

Charlie Weale will replace John Stocker and have responsibility for sales, marketing and communications in the UK

Charlie Weale will replace John Stocker and have responsibility for sales, marketing and communications in the UK

Associated British Ports appoints directors

Three new directors have been employed in the last two months

Inchcape Shipping Services appoints vice-president sales for Europe & North Africa

Gavin Griffin has been promoted and will report to regional executive vice-president Simon Edsall

Air Partner directorate change

Neil Morris is interim chief financial officer with effect from 1 April 2014

Have Your Say

A unique logistic proposition?

Map of SECA, Lloyd's Loading

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

Asia/Europe traffic again

Ingvar Bergman discusses liner operators and GRIs

Shippers voice mixed feelings about P3 tie-up

Ingvar Bergman voices his opinion on the P3 alliance

Where's the drive to recruit?

Former haulier Graham Manchester says there are very few 'at the top' with the drive and enthusiasm to encourage talent