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The continuing delays for freight services caused by the crisis in Calais are costing the UK logistics industry a staggering £750,000 per day. Should UK businesses by compensated for their losses? If the current situation is affecting you or your company, share your experiences with Freight Industry Times via email: email@example.com
Despite the ongoing disruptions in Calais and the continuation of Operation Stack, the Port of Dover has reported that it handled almost 8,500 freight vehicles in a single day, an increase of more than three per cent compared to the same day last year.
The decision of the Department for Transport (DfT) to agree to a temporary and limited exceptional relaxation of the enforcement of EU drivers’ hours rules, following continuing turmoil in Calais, has been met with a mixed response.
Following on from a night where more than 1,500 migrants attempted to enter the Eurotunnel terminal in Coquelles, and the accidental death of a Sudanese man, the French government has announced that 120 extra police officers will be drafted in to help address the escalating situation.
Europa Worldwide Group, which employs in excess of 500 people across 12 sites in the UK and Hong Kong, recently welcomed local primary school pupils to its £30 million facility in Dartford for the unveiling of an art installation designed by 11 year-old student Akua Asamoah.