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Alphatrans acquisition will extend DFDS’s reach

Shipping and logistics group DFDS will acquire all the shares in Dutch logistics company Alphatrans Group BV following the signing of an agreement signed with Martin Bos, owner of Alphatrans.

Financial standing rates should be set in sterling not euros after Brexit, says

Financial standing rates should be set in sterling not euros after Brexit, says FTA

€9,000 for the first vehicle and €5,000 for each subsequent vehicle. For non-Eurozone member states, including the UK, the exchange rate is set on the first working day of October and applied for the following calendar year from January 1.  The Office of the Traffic Commissioner is set to announce the official rates for financial standing in 2018 in the coming weeks. A sharp rise in the strength of the pound in September has spared the freight and logistics industry a further hike...

UKWA launches free to use warehouse space brokerage portal

The United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) has announced the launch of MarketSpace – a new web-based portal that brings companies with warehouse space to fill together with those seeking storage and logistics services.

Consultations close on Tilbury 2 project; planning application expected in the Autumn

London’s Port of Tilbury has completed the statutory consultation process for its plans to build a £100 million new port terminal.

Brexit: New Customs system not fit for purpose, says FTA

Brexit: New Customs system not fit for purpose, says FTA

FTA has “grave doubts” that CDS will be able to cope with the anticipated 255 million extra Customs declarations to be made at British ports each year when the UK leaves the EU.