Road

Los Angeles and Long Beach trial a drive to speed up trucks

trucks on a bridge

Free-Flow tackles congestion, air quality and security as larger vessels loom

Truck driver jailed for 8 years for killing cyclists

crash site

Judge said he had almost certainly fallen asleep at the wheel

UK government announces last chance to trial longer semi-trailers

FTA says initial results of 10-year pilot have been encouraging

Ningbo delays continue as striking truckers return to work

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

UK and France urged to improve security for Calais trucks

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

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

Lufthansa Cargo's Otto to join Austrian Airlines

Dr Andreas Otto

Executive 'helped shape development' of cargo airline

Allport elevates HR head to main board

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

Have Your Say

Container industry faces several more years of oversupply, warns Maersk’s Andersen

A senior shipping advisor responds to Andersen’s interview

The long, slow price quote

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