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The Freight Transport Association has congratulated Justine Greening on becoming the new Secretary of State for Transport following the weekend’s ministerial reshuffle

DHL Express is the first logistics company in the UK to receive accreditation under the Freight Transport Association's Van Excellence scheme. Its 1,000-strong fleet was independently audited by FTA on all aspects of van operation, including vehicle safety and maintenance, driver behaviour and responsible operating procedures

The safety of freight loads in the UK's road transport sector is the focus of a new project. A study will be conducted by the Vehicle Operator and Safety Agency (VOSA) and the Health & Safety Laboratory (HSL) into the risk posed by multiple drops

 

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Some hauliers will be allowed to use longer trailers under plans to boost growth published today by Roads Minister Mike Penning

 

A new pact between food and drink manufacturer Princes and Peel Ports is expected to reduce road miles and carbon emissions

 

Freight transhipment in Germany climbed during the first half of 2011, although it still has some way to go before it returns to 2008 levels

 

Organisations and governments around the world need to cooperate on efforts to get rid of the threat of modern-day piracy, it has been claimed

 

More warehouse and distribution capacity may be required in the UK if the recovery of industry continues, after new figures showed manufacturing has returned to growth

 

Freight industry companies are preparing for the introduction of new emissions regulations in London

 

Shipping emissions would be substantially reduced by imposing a carbon price of $25 per tonne on bunker fuel.The call has been issued by Oxfam and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), which have produced a study on the issue indicating that it should be a key focus of the forthcoming UN climate change conference in Durban

 

The level of freight moving through UK ports climbed by four per cent year-on-year during the 12 months to the second quarter of 2011, new figures show

 

A new rail freight route has been opened in the UK to regular European-sized freight trains on the High Speed 1 line between London and the Channel Tunnel

 

Road freight operators have had to find an additional £1.3 billion over a 12-month period to cover the rising cost of fuel, figures from the Freight Transport Association’s Cost Information Service show (August 2nd)

 

Better air quality is on the way, thanks to proposals from the European Commission to lower the sulphur content of shipping fuels (July 15th)

 

Supply chains around the world will recover from the impact of the devastating earthquake and tsunami in Japan by autumn 2011 (July 11th)

 

The City of Liverpool Cruise Terminal could be permitted to change the way it operates under proposals put forward for consultation by Shipping Minister Mike Penning today - potentially paving the way for passengers to start and end their voyages in the city (July 7th)

 

The realisation of the environmental, economic and road safety benefits of delivering goods out-of-hours has taken a significant step forward with the results of the Quiet Delivery Demonstration Scheme (QDDS) trials (June 29th)

 

Supply chains around the world will be more vulnerable over the coming two decades as a result of more sophisticated cyber attacks ( June 22nd)

 

Revising "Eurovignette" road haulage tax rules will make it possible for Member States to charge hauliers for air and noise pollution costs, in addition to motorway tolls. A directive approved by Parliament today will ensure that revenue from these charges is used to improve the performance of transport systems and cut pollution (June 7th)

 

The Port of Workington Cumbria is working with freight operator DRS and TDG to open up a new logistics gateway to Europe(April 12th)

 

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