Land Transport

Truck chaos at Calais and French Eurotunnel terminal

Land Transport - 2019-03-08

Road freight firms operating from mainland Europe to the UK via the port of Calais and Eurotunnel are likely to face further disruption due to sporadic, work-to-rule industrial action by French custom...

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French customs go slow delays freight trucks even before Brexit bites

Land Transport - 2019-03-07

It seems perhaps that all the much derided precautions which the UK government has been taking to cope with queues of trucks post Brexit will not prevent the likelihood of problems across th...

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UK government pays Eurotunnel £33m over no-deal Brexit ferry plan

Land Transport - 2019-03-04

The UK Department for Transport (DfT) agreed to pay Eurotunnel £33m after the operator of the undersea tunnel between England and France complained three Brexit ferry deals unfairly backed shipp...

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Europe’s trucking crisis now threatening economic growth

Land Transport - 2019-03-04

Europe’s supply chain managers and political leaders face crunch decisions as mounting driver shortages threaten to curb economic growth and inflate shipping costs, according to one leading exec...

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Helping transport operators manage their carbon footprint

Land Transport - 2019-02-28

Reducing the freight transport and logistics sector’s carbon footprint remains a top priority...

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Logistics worker shortage reaching crisis point, says FTA

Land Transport - 2019-02-28

The government must urgently review the Apprenticeship Levy to prevent a severe shortage of logistics workers post-Brexit, according to the Freight Transport Association ...

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Catherine Trautmann receives the European Railway Award 2019

Land Transport - 2019-02-22

The 2019 European Railway Award was presented tonight to Catherine Trautmann, for her long-standing support of rail transport – including light rail in urban areas, high speed passenger lines an...

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Progress on truck CO2 standards achieved but targets must remain realistic

Land Transport - 2019-02-21

The agreement reached by European policy-makers on 19 February is welcomed by IRU as a positive step forward towards passing this file into legislation in the coming months...

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IEA:“Intermodal is the key to the future of rail freight”

Land Transport - 2019-02-13

Rail was found to be among “the most efficient and lowest emitting modes of transport”...

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Saturday night permit winners and losers show No Deal is no option for logistics, says FTA

Land Transport - 2019-02-12

Hauliers across the UK returned to work on 11 February 2019 to discover whether they have been lucky in the “International Lottery” for one of less than 1,000 available haulage permit...

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Eurotunnel ‘ready for 29 March’

Land Transport - 2019-02-11

Eurotunnel is investing heavily in ‘worst case’ Brexit preparations that are on schedule to be completed ahead of the 29 March deadline when the UK is scheduled to leave the EU, with the C...

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What is the future for truck platooning?

Land Transport - 2019-02-08

Daimler’s recent announcement that, following subpar results during pilot testing, it would be scaling back its investment in truck platooning contrasts with Amazon’s reported testing of E...

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Success of truck CO2 standards relies on commercial viability of technology

Land Transport - 2019-02-06

Going into the final stretch of the trilogue debates on CO2 standards for trucks, it is crucial that European environmental policy ambition is balanced with the commercial realities of a sector domina...

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New CO2 targets for trucks must be ‘achievable in practice’ cautions industry

Land Transport - 2019-02-05

Ahead of next week’s final EU negotiations on CO2 standards for trucks, the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) reiterates its support for a timely agreement on this regu...

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Perfect storm driving up UK haulage costs

Land Transport - 2019-02-01

Forwarders contacted by Lloyd’s Loading List said that since congestion hit the ports of Southampton and Felixstowe during the fourth quarter of last year, following on from disruption...

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Belarus boosts Eurasian transport prospects with e-CMR decision

Land Transport - 2019-01-30

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko signs decree on the adoption of the digital consignment note, bolstering prospects of a Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) roadmap to establish a common market fo...

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Renault plans home delivery for online sales in Russia

Land Transport - 2019-01-28

Renault has announced plans to start a home delivery service in Russia for vehicles sold via its online showroom...

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EIB approves a railway project in Slovakia

Land Transport - 2019-01-23

The European Investment Bank has approved a EUR 115 million financing for the modernisation of 33 km of rail lines on Puchov – Zilina railway line in north-west Slovakia...

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Czech transport companies under threat from better driver salaries

Land Transport - 2019-01-22

The revised Posting of Workers Directive introduces the principle of ”the same pay for the same work in the same place“ and must be transposed into national laws by July 2020...

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Climate protection plans could threaten unlimited speeds on Germany’s autobahns

Land Transport - 2019-01-21

The days of unlimited speeding on Germany's famously fast Autobahns could be over if the government adopts a series of draft proposals on climate protection put forward by its committee on the fut...

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