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Following the introduction of the new Safer Lorry Scheme in London the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has urged operators to make sure their vehicles comply or they risk being fined. The Scheme will be enforced by the Metropolitan Police Service, City of London Police and the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency.
DFDS has announced that an agreement has been reached between the staff representatives of SCOP-SeaFrance, Eurotunnel and DFDS – concerning the release of the former MyFerryLink ferries Rodin and Berlioz – signalling the end of disruptions to cross-Channel services between the ports of Dover and Calais.
A new ro-ro service connecting Japan directly to Teesport has been announced by PD Ports. Operated by global shipping company K-Line, the new service will commence this month.
With the DVSA having announced its intent to focus on the worst offending transport operators, there is a growing recognition that technology can help organisations demonstrate to the authorities that they are actively managing their compliance.
London haulage company Premier Palletised (PPL) has been recognised for its efforts to combat food poverty in North West London. Operating from its Wembley headquarters, PPL is part of the Pall-Ex freight distribution network.