Road Freight

DGF expands Asia road network

DHL Global Forwarding offering daily departures between Singapore, Penang, Bangkok, Hanoi, and Shenzhen for LTL shipments

One in three transport managers to quit in next five years

FTA survey reveals extent of worsening UK freight recruitment challenge, with 34% of companies’ nominated Operator Licence CPC holders now intending to leave the sector

Hauliers turn to English east-coast ports for UK-Europe crossings

Calais disruption leads to huge rise in freight traffic from Teesport, Hull and Tilbury to Zeebrugge, also for UK imports

Manston to be used for cross-Channel truck overflows

Airport could provide temporary respite, says FTA, but a permanent solution is urgently needed

Longer semi-trailers ‘no extra safety risk’

Freight Transport Association welcomes results of UK government trial, indicating potential for greater road freight efficiency

Police repel another large-scale attempt to storm Eurotunnel's French terminal

Lorry driver highlights dangers he and colleagues face when stopping in and around Calais

Peak-hour lorry bans ‘not the answer’

FTA says safety issues for HGVs in cities need alternative solutions

FTA voices its disappointment at rejection of LGV driver training standard

Government appears to have "gone back on its pledge to find an industry-led solution to solve the driver crisis"

Freight welcomes Calais lorry secure zone

UK government announces creation of a new fenced area to allow 230 trucks to wait protected from migrants, equivalent to a 4km lorry queue

Record fake coffee freight seizure

French Customs discovers counterfeit haul in truck and warehouse swoop

French hauliers fear fresh Calais blockade

As Minister meets today with union behind recent protests, France’s leading road haulage federation warns of risk to freight firms

Trucks offered motorway discount in Spain

Country trialling 50% reduction for hauliers on certain routes to relieve congested ‘A-roads’

Countdown begins for London truck changes

FTA advising operators to prepare early for city’s Safer Lorry Scheme, which goes live on 1 September

FTA members aid stranded cross-Channel truckers

Companies including Wincanton help by delivering much-needed water and food to queuing lorry drivers on UK’s hottest day for a decade

IRU calls for French army to protect truck drivers at Calais

International Road Transport Union demands military escort of lorry convoys through port areas as costs to freight companies rise

Advice & Insight

New digital tachographs

The new generation digital tachographs will give examiners some basic indications on compliance before deciding whether to stop the driver for a full roadside check

FTA estimates Calais crisis has already cost UK economy £250m

Neal Williams, group managing director at Priority Freight, discusses how temporary solutions won’t ease the logistics pain felt by the UK supply chain

Finding an alternative to ‘Operation Stack’ won't solve this crisis

Priority Freight’s operations manager, Ed Bembridge, says the ultimate responsibility rests with Europe’s leaders to find a compassionate solution to a very human problem

Finding an alternative to ‘Operation Stack’ won't solve this crisis

Priority Freight’s operations manager, Ed Bembridge, says the ultimate responsibility rests with Europe’s leaders to find a compassionate solution to a very human problem

Stowaways and civil penalties - it pays to take legal advice

Anton Balkitis, partner at Rothera Dowson solicitors, discusses the implications drivers can face if anyone is discovered within their vehicle who does not have the right to enter the UK

Freight People

SEKO Logistics names Sinker as Chief Client Solutions Officer

Newly-created post 'pivotal' to company's growing business

GAC Japan names National Operations Manager

Appointment in response to rising demand for ship agency services in the energy sector

AMI promotes French to VP Africa

Manager has spent over 30 years in the freight industry, holding a variety of senior posts for leading forwarders

Thewes to take the helm at DB Schenker Logistics

Appointee currently heads company's activities in Asia/Pacific region

Maersk names new Country Manager for Australia, Papua New Guinea

Predecessor to take up a position in Singapore

Have Your Say

Export growth still encouraging for UK SMEs

Dachser UK managing director Nick Lowe sees significant potential for further expansion, which logistics providers and infrastructure planners must respond to

Calais – a freight transport insurance perspective

As the political and humanitarian situation in Calais continues to unfold, specialist freight transport insurer TT Club’s Peregrine Storrs-Fox provides a perspective on the implications for the freight and haulage industry

Finding an alternative to ‘Operation Stack’ won't solve this crisis

Priority Freight’s operations manager, Ed Bembridge, says the ultimate responsibility rests with Europe’s leaders to find a compassionate solution to a very human problem

Cross-Channel pricing review: Quarter 2

Freightex CEO Tim Phillips expects UK international road freight prices to rise in the coming months, due to the impact of the migrant crisis and seasonal demand increases

Russia: Clear understanding of freight insurance is vital

Panditrans’ Alexander Petrenko outlines the crucial differences between liability and cargo cover in this sometimes-confusing market