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David Smith, UK Managing Director, Continental

Commercial vehicle tyre market enters 2015 on a positive note

According to the UK managing director for Continental, David Smith, figures for new truck vehicle registrations have revealed that 2014 had been a ‘predictably slow year’ as the market continued to feel the effects of the introduction of Euro 6 legislation.

Plans lodged for giant warehouse at Manchester’s Airport City

Plans lodged for giant warehouse at Manchester’s Airport City

Manchester Airports Group (MAG) and Birmingham-based logistics property specialist Stoford have lodged plans for a 260,000 sq ft logistics unit at the £800m Airport City development.

John Fawcett, Managing Director Transport Division, Close Brothers Asset Finance

Pay rises on the cards for most transport firms

Almost three quarters of small and medium sized transport businesses plan to give their employees a pay rise in the next 12 months, according to a survey. Of that number, 34% say that everyone will receive a rise while two fifths say the increases will be decided on merit.

Port of Felixstowe announces Logistics Park concept

Port of Felixstowe announces Logistics Park concept

The latest phase of growth at the Port of Felixstowe, the UK’s largest container port, will see the development of 1.45 million sq. ft. of warehousing on a 68-acre site, tailored to the needs of its customers.

Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne

Chancellor continues fuel duty freeze but ‘could have done more’

When delivering his Autumn Statement to a packed House of Commons, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, announced that fuel duty is to remain frozen at 57.95 pence per litre, the level it has been at since 2011.