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The economic sustainability of shipping

The economic sustainability of shipping

In June 2012, alongside the International Maritime Organization (IMO), the International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) represented the world’s shipowners at the United Nations ‘Rio+20’ Summit on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro.

Paul Jones, Vice President and General Manager at Lytx Europe

Driving distracted

Lorry driving is one of the most difficult professions in the world. Drivers spend many hours on the road, logging millions of miles, to make sure freight is delivered on time and – most importantly – safely.

A level playing field across freight modes would benefit the economy and society

A level playing field across freight modes would benefit the economy and society

Recent research carried out for the Campaign for Better Transport1, which used existing Government criteria, found that HGVs pay less than half of the costs associated with their activities in terms of road congestion, road collisions, road damage and pollution.

Ian Baxter, Owner and Chairman of Baxter Freight

Should the rest of the UK care about the prospect of Scottish independence?

Scottish residents are about to vote on whether the country should become independent. The rest of the UK won’t get a vote (even if they’re Scottish!) but the outcome matters to all of us for practical not just emotional reasons.

Survey reveals significant number of transport firms back zero-hours contracts

Survey reveals significant number of transport firms back zero-hours contracts

According to the latest Close Brothers Business Barometer, 15% of UK transport businesses are in favour of zero-hours contracts despite the widespread controversy surrounding their introduction.