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Calais fire blockades as strike disrupts Channel crossings

Tue. 23 Jun 2015
The Port of Calais has been closed following a series of blockades mounted by striking French workers.

Groupe Eurotunnel calls for rapid progress to resolve MyFerryLink situation

Tue. 23 Jun 2015
Given the constancy of the position held by the Competition and Markets Authority to prohibit MyFerryLink from access to the Port of Dover, as confirmed by its recent decision to appeal before the Supreme Court and its latest letters, Groupe Eurotunnel was obliged to announce the search for a new owner for its maritime business at the start of the year.

HGV road levy cruises past revenue predicitions

Tue. 23 Jun 2015
The HGV road user levy in the UK has risen slightly more than originally thought during its first year of operation, with foreign-registered vehicles paying £46.5m to use UK roads.

Norway introduces minimum wage law for foriegn drivers

Tue. 16 Jun 2015
A new regulation on Norwegian minimum wages, voted and decided upon by the Norwegian Committee on labour tariffs (Tariffnemda) on the 28th May, will come into effect as of July 1st 2015.

Russian Federation announces the 'Resolution of the situation with TIR Carnets'

Tue. 16 Jun 2015
The Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation has announced that the cooperation between Russian Customs and the TIR guaranteeing association ASMAP has been restored in line with the 2004 TIR guarantee agreement.

TAPA EMEA praises British and Dutch police for their proactive approach to preventing supply chain crime

Tue. 9 Jun 2015
The Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) has praised the proactive approach of British and Dutch law enforcement agencies in helping to support the supply chain resilience of major manufacturers and logistics services providers in Europe.

Union Customs Code - Implementing Act (IA) and Delegated Act (DA) - Update

Mon. 8 Jun 2015
The Commission on Friday 5th June told Member States and Trade Representatives, at the Customs Business Group meeting, that the UCC DA and IA texts have yet to clear Commission Inter-Services Consultation.

Manchester Airport set for ambitious £1bn investment

Mon. 8 Jun 2015
An ambitious £1bn investment programme has been drawn up to transform Manchester Airport over the next decade, which will include expanding terminal two to become the main terminal building and launching a facility to allow passengers to clear US Customs and Border Protection before boarding.

Groupe Eurotunnel SE completes the sale of its main maritime assets

Mon. 8 Jun 2015
The Eurotunnel Group has decided to sell its maritime activity, MyFerryLink, as the conditions necessary to develop freely did not exist. The Group, which regrets that the SCOP SeaFrance has not had the support it needed to be able to present a takeover proposal, confirms that it holds a binding offer from DFDS for a let to buy sale of the ferries, Rodin and Berlioz.


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