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Rent for unused lorry park for Operation Stack costs taxpayer £5.7 million

Rent for unused lorry park costs £5.7 million

The Department for Transport has confirmed it has spent £5.7 million to rent Manston Airport in Kent as an emergency lorry parking area in case it needs to implement Operation Stack.

Air freight demand soars to seven year high

Air freight demand soars to seven year high

Air freight demand rose by 9% in 2017, its highest level for seven years, according to the latest data released by International Air Transport Association.

HGV safety scheme counterproductive to London’s clean air plans, says FTA

HGV safety scheme scuppering London’s clean air plans, says FTA

London Mayor Sadiq Khan is scuppering his own work to clean up the capital’s air by trying to rush through an ill-considered road safety scheme, says the Freight Transport Association.

National Infrastructure Commission seeks evidence for new freight study

National Infrastructure Commission seeks evidence for new freight study

Evidence sought to help shape a new study into improving the infrastructure supporting the UK’s freight networks

Dunkirk spirit helps port break 50 million tonne barrier

Dunkirk spirit helps port break 50 million tonne barrier

Traffic at the Port of Dunkirk, France’s largest port complex, rose to 50.4 million tonnes in 2017, new data has revealed