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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.

Rail accolade recognises GEFCO’s work with leading vehicle manufacturer

Rail accolade recognises GEFCO’s work with leading vehicle manufacturer

GEFCO has been named as the winner of the Rail Company Award at the prestigious Automotive Supply Chain Global Awards for its experienced and innovative approach in the sector.

Driver shortage more than just a seasonal issue, warns FTA

Driver shortage more than just a seasonal issue, warns FTA

With logistics operators being put under pressure to deliver the goods in time for Christmas the situation is not being helped by the growing problem of driver shortage.