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Government must act quickly on Heathrow recommendation, says FTA

Following the long-awaited independent final report from the Davies Commission which recommends the building of a third runway at Heathrow, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) is urging the Government to make a quick decision on airport expansion in the south east.

Lorries start to move on M20 as Calais ferry services resume

Following the limitation of the industrial action by French ferry workers , which came into effect at the Port of Calais on Monday, lorries held on the M20 are starting to move. However, there are still concerns that the dispute could escalate again causing further chaos.

Annual study again puts APM Terminals at top of global rankings

APM Terminals Yokohama has retained its global productivity top spot with 186 crane moves per hour (MPH) with a vessel alongside, while, in total, 12 port facilities in the Global Terminal Network are named to global productivity leadership rankings, including top performing container terminals in Europe and North America in 2014.

Partnership enables DB Schenker to deliver eco-solution for the construction industry

The first services from Burngullow near St.Austell in Cornwall transporting eco-friendly aggregates have been launched by DB Schenker Rail UK. The materials were transported to the rail operator’s construction hub near in Stratford, London, on behalf of London based S.Walsh & Sons.

FTA pressing Chancellor for Budget fuel tax cut

Amid rumours that the Chancellor of the Exchequer may raise fuel duty in his first Budget of the new parliament on 8th July, despite past promises, the chief executive of the Freight Transport Association (FTA), David Wells, has written to George Osborne asking him not to renege on his promise to hold current levels until September.