Posted on: October 2nd 2017
Rail freight operator DB Cargo UK and steel and mining company ArcelorMittal has launched a trial service moving steel coil by rail from the Port of Boston to Wolverhampton.
The trial train transported 20 loaded BYA type wagons of steel coil, weighing 1,300 tonnes, from the Port of Boston on the east coast of England to DB Cargo’s site in Wolverhampton. The final miles of the delivery will be via road to a number of manufacturers in the West Midlands.
Posted on: October 2nd 2017
Campaign for Better Transport has welcomed increased capacity for freight trains from Felixstowe which its says will cater for the immediate, suppressed demand for rail freight services.
Posted on: September 28th 2017
Posted on: September 22nd 2017
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.
Unlike, other storage space brokerage systems currently operating, MarketSpace does not charge a fee or commission to companies wishing to use the site to market the space they have to let. It is also entirely free to use for those searching for storage facilities.
Posted on: September 6th 2017
London’s Port of Tilbury has completed the statutory consultation process for its plans to build a £100 million new port terminal.
Posted on: July 31st 2017
Drivers will see an end to tolls on the Severn Crossings at the end of 2018, the government has announced.
The Severn Crossings, which are used by more than 25 million vehicles each year, save significant travel time and distance for drivers using the M4 motorway.
The two bridges spanning the Severn estuary on the M4 and M48 motorways in Wales have seen year-on-year price increases, costing the freight sector millions of pounds. It currently costs £20 for an HGV to cross into Wales and £13.40 for a van.
Posted on: July 21st 2017
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has raised serious concerns about the progress of HMRC’s Customs Declaration Service (CDS) programme and its suitability to handle the anticipated levels of Customs declarations at British ports post-Brexit.
FTA said it has “grave doubts” that CDS, which is currently under development, 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.
Posted on: July 14th 2017
Goods vehicles will be exempt from new price increases on the M6 Toll announced by the road’s operator Midland Expressway Ltd (MEL) today.
MEL said an additional 40p will be added to daytime car toll prices from August 7, the first change it has introduced since March 2012, but prices for HGVs will remain unchanged at £11 for vehicles on weekdays (6am-11pm).
MEL said it is was focused on “making more effective use of the M6 toll for commercial, logistics and freight traffic”, whose usage of the M6 Toll has been growing by an average of 19% each year since 2012.
Posted on: July 7th 2017
Local roads are set to benefit from a share in a multi-billion pound improvement fund as part of a new investment strategy unveiled by Transport Secretary Chris Grayling.
The Transport Investment Strategy sets out the government’s new long-term approach for infrastructure spending and features the proposed creation of a new major road network, which would see a share of the annual National Road Fund, funded by Vehicle Excise Duty (VED), given to local authorities to improve or replace the most important A roads under their management.
Posted on: July 5th 2017