Land Transport

UK delays full EU import controls to 2022

Land Transport - 2021-03-12

Logistics representatives have welcomed the UK government’s extension, announced on 11 March, of the deadline for the introduction of most checks and full customs requirement on imports to the U...

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Minister Skuodis: involvement in other Member States’ cases challenging the Mobility Package provisions is a consistent step in protecting the Lithuanian carriers’ interests

Land Transport - 2021-03-11

Commenting on the government’s decision taken on 10 March to join other countries in the EU Court of Justice proceedings against the Mobility Package regulating the carriers’ activity...

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Celebrating women working in the railway sector

Land Transport - 2021-03-09

The 8 of March is the day women are praised, their achievements are celebrated and their rights are spoken of in order to help forge a gender equal world...

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Germany: new restrictions for drivers coming from Moselle, Sweden and Hungary

Land Transport - 2021-03-09

Germany now requires lorry drivers coming from Sweden and Hungary to complete registrations, while those crossing into German border from Moselle must present negative covid tests...

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Truck bans in several German states relaxed again

Land Transport - 2021-03-09

A few days ago, some federal states in Germany again decided to extend the exemption from driving bans on Sundays and public holidays...

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New IRU survey shows driver shortages to soar in 2021

Land Transport - 2021-03-09

IRU’s annual driver shortage survey has revealed that, despite reduced demand due to COVID-19, there is still an alarming shortage of drivers...

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New legal framework for eTIR to enter into force on 25 May

Land Transport - 2021-03-08

The new legal framework for eTIR within the TIR Convention has taken a key step forward...

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New UN report targets TIR for COVID-19 recovery

Land Transport - 2021-03-02

A new UN publication on building pandemic-resilient transport systems underlines the importance of co-ordinated action and international instruments such as TIR to keep borders open and good...

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GB-EU road freight exports recover to 80% of normal levels

Land Transport - 2021-02-22

Following a major post-Brexit drop in January, UK international road freight exports appear to have recovered to around 80% of their normal levels for this time of year, although the latest UK governm...

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Berlin bats away EU concern over ‘painful’ coronavirus border curbs

Land Transport - 2021-02-16

Germany is ignoring concerns from the European Commission and imposing tough coronavirus controls along its southern border, leading to traffic jams as far away as Italy...

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EU must stand firm as new country measures bring border chaos to goods transport

Land Transport - 2021-02-16

New measures imposed by Germany, followed by Tyrol (Austria) and the Czech Republic, are beginning to cause chaos to goods transport by road across Europe, in particular on the important trade route f...

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Germany partially closes borders despite criticism from EU

Land Transport - 2021-02-16

Germany partially closed its borders with the Czech Republic and Austria’s Tyrol on 14 February over a troubling surge in coronavirus mutations, earning a swift rebuke from the European Uni...

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Rail ferries: is there space for them in intermodal transport?

Land Transport - 2021-02-11

Rail ferry links are not the most common when it comes to short sea transportation...

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Polish haulier demonstrates TIR as solution for Brexit customs woes

Land Transport - 2021-02-10

A special shipment of essential medical supplies from Poland has arrived in the UK by truck, promoting the TIR system to firms who continue to struggle with Brexit paperwork, delays and a shortag...

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Need for speed: electrify vehicle fleets to boost decarbonisation

Land Transport - 2021-02-04

The electrification of Europe’s vehicle fleets will be the catalyst for clean mobility throughout the 2020s, accelerating the decarbonisation of transport, improving air quality in cities, boost...

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Rail to shape the European future mobility

Land Transport - 2021-02-02

Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy places rail transport in an important position due to its ability to decarbonise the transport system and create digital networks and services...

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Post-Brexit red tape disrupting UK-EU supply chains

Land Transport - 2021-02-02

Complex customs paperwork and red tape is proving a major hindrance to UK-EU trade, according to Make UK, which represents engineering and manufacturing companies...

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UK-Ireland freight tumbles as Brexit bites

Land Transport - 2021-02-01

Goods shipments have doubled with France and halved with Britain in the first month of post-Brexit trade, the Irish government announced on 25 January...

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‘Radical’ increase in zero-emission trucks needed to meet CO2 targets, industry warns

Land Transport - 2021-01-25

The number of zero-emission trucks on European roads will need to increase from around 2,300 at present to 200,000 by 2030 if the EU’s CO2 targets are to be met, truck makers warn...

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UK-EU border freight problems persist – and may worsen

Land Transport - 2021-01-22

As UK-EU cross-Channel freight volumes return to normal levels and forwarders, hauliers and exporters continue to struggle with hugely changed systems, UK government modelling predicts an increase in ...

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