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Wooden pallet is Brexit stumbling block

Tue. 28 Jul 2020
UK does not have enough of the right sort of disease-resistant pallets to trade with the European Union, trade body says.

Government helps put Multimodal back on track

Tue. 28 Jul 2020
Clarion Events, the organiser of the Multimodal Exhibition and Conference, has welcomed the government’s decision to allow business exhibitions to take place in England from 1 October 2020.

500,000 trucks could go electric in EU by 2030

Mon. 27 Jul 2020
With the deployment of 40,000 e-truck chargers at Europe’s freight movement ‘hotspots’, more than half a million road freight vehicles could be battery powered by 2030, according to a new report.

Lack of VBS Slots at the Port of Felixstowe causing hell for hauliers

Mon. 27 Jul 2020
Since March, when the COVID-19 lockdown came into force, the Vehicle Booking System (VBS) used by hauliers for the Port of Felixstowe had reduced slots to coincide with the workload and reduced staff at the port.

Drewry webinar on container shipping market outlook

Mon. 27 Jul 2020
CLECAT has joined the webinar organised by container shipping consultancy and analyst Drewry to explore some of the key findings from its the latest Container Forecaster Report. The presentation provided an update on the container shipping market outlook and gave guidance on freight rates and carrier profitability.

2020 European road freight transport survey

Mon. 27 Jul 2020
German cloud-based logistics software provider Transporeon has conducted a survey of 1,200 road freight forwarders, which found three quarters of companies experiencing a decline in transport volumes due to the COVID-19 and almost four in ten anticipating full year sales declines.

Call for Evidence: An inspection of Border Force Freight Operations

Fri. 24 Jul 2020
The Chief Inspector invites anyone with knowledge and experience of the Home Office’s freight operations to submit evidence for his next inspection.

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