Delivering PPE – Change Furlough Rules To Save Lives.

The haulage industry can quickly deliver the PPE health workers need in the fight against COVID-19, said RHA chief executive, Richard Burnett. But furlough rules were preventing thousands of drivers from helping move the life-saving equipment, and urged Parliament to change the law. His call came in response to health secretary, Matt Hancock’s remarks on […]

25 Years Of Weserport.

Weserport, which provides seaport services at Bremen, is able to look back on a quarter of a century of corporate history on 4 April 2020. Weserport was founded as a joint venture involving the Rhenus Group, Stute Verkehr and Bremen Steelworks in 1995. The company is now managed by Rhenus and ArcelorMittal Bremen. The port […]

Davies Turner’s Express China Rail Freight Service Beats Previous Record.

Davies Turner reports that its direct, fixed-day, weekly rail import service from China to the UK, which re-commenced in mid-March, has broken the previously achieved record transit time. Tony Cole, head of supply chain services at the UK’s leading independent freight and logistics company says: “While air freight and ocean freight shipments face significant capacity […]

Logistics Needs Further Financial Support To Keep Britain’s Economy Moving, Says FTA.

FTA, the business group which represents the logistics industry, has welcomed today’s (3 April 2020) announcements from the Treasury expanding financial support for the industry, but called for further support for the sector to ensure that goods and services continue to move freely in such unprecedented circumstances. “Job security is vital to logistics workers hit […]

Apprenticeship Levy Should Be Paused During Covid-19, Says FTA.

The Apprenticeship Levy should be paused throughout the COVID-19 outbreak to prevent businesses paying tax towards a funding programme they are unable to draw down from, according to FTA. With logistics businesses unable to recruit new apprentices due to social distancing rules, and with no new training programmes getting under way at this time, the […]