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RAC smart motorway survey

RAC smart motorway survey

Majority of drivers think all-lane-running smart motorways should be scrapped. Six in 10 drivers (62%) think that all-lane-running smart motorway schemes should be scrapped entirely and the hard shoulder reinstated, while retaining the technology that manages traffic...

Green innovation funding

Green innovation funding

Hutchison Ports Port of Felixstowe has been announced as one of the beneficiaries of the Department for Transport’s Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition (CMDC). Developed with partners at Cranfield University, Sizewell C and EDF, the project involves a feasibility...

The ‘Perfect Storm’ hitting the supply chain

The ‘Perfect Storm’ hitting the supply chain

Regulatory and transport solicitor, Tim Ridyard, shares his thoughts on the issues affecting every link in the chain.  Sadly, there appears to be no imminent solution with significant long-term disruption highly likely The HGV driver shortage, around 100,000, is a...

FPUA members finalists in 2021 Multimodal awards

FPUA members finalists in 2021 Multimodal awards

Felixstowe Port Users' Association members epitomise the region's success stories. The Felixstowe Port Users’ Association (FPUA) would like to wish all its shortlisted members good luck in the 2021 Multimodal Awards. FPUA Chairman Jason Flower said: “The Multimodal...

DP WORLD TO INVEST £300M IN NEW FOURTH BERTH AT LONDON GATEWAY

DP WORLD TO INVEST £300M IN NEW FOURTH BERTH AT LONDON GATEWAY

Logistics hub to strengthen UK’S supply chain. Work begins next month to increase operational resilience and create more capacity for the world’s largest vessels. The £300m sum - which builds on the £2bn investment DP World has made in Britain over the last decade –...

Paying back the costs of Covid

Paying back the costs of Covid

Andrew Diver, Head of Tax at Beatons Group, looks at the impact of the pandemic on businesses. Protecting the country from the coronavirus has come at a considerable cost, be that for the treasury, businesses or even the average worker. The government has borrowed...

GB Changes to UK

GB Changes to UK

The national identifier for UK motorists, including HGVs, travelling abroad changes this month. This change applies to all vehicles, including HGVs, vans and coaches, and comes into effect from 28 September 2021. On or after 28 September 2021: You will need to display...

Maritime Transport receives award for armed forces support

Maritime Transport receives award for armed forces support

Silver accolade for commitment to military service leavers. Maritime Transport Ltd. has received the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Silver Award from the Ministry of Defence for a further five years to recognise its outstanding support to the Armed Forces...