LONDON, Jan. 18, 2019 (Press Release) -Unite has accused government ministers of ignoring the needs of lorry drivers in their planning for a potential no deal Brexit.
While the government has begun planning to stack lorries at locations such as Marston Airfield and on the M3 in Hampshire, Unite is concerned that the needs of the lorry drivers are being ignored. As well as basic welfare facilities such as toilets, if delays are extended then food and sleeping provisions will be needed, in order to ensure drivers are fit and alert when required to eventually drive.Read more
BRUSSELS, Jan. 16, 2019 (Press Release) -CLECAT, the European association for Freight Forwarding, Logistics and Customs services, is disappointed with the outcome of the vote in the UK Parliament last night against the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement which leaves the industry in further doubt.Read more
APPLETON, WI, Jan. 15, 2019 (Press Release) -Great Northern is now a member of a select network of companies that are officially recognized by Amazon to support vendors selling products with Amazon. The Amazon Packaging Support and Supplier Network (APASS) connects vendors with companies and labs that can help test, design, and supply protective packaging in line with Amazon’s Packaging Certification requirements. Great Northern’s innovative edge protection and corrugate packaging solutions make it a valuable addition to this list for Amazon’s vendors.Read more
OTTAWA, Jan. 14, 2019 (Press Release) -Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC) welcomes today’s federal decision to have the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) investigate supply chain failures in British Columbia’s Lower Mainland.Read more
GATINEAU, QC, Jan. 14, 2019 (Press Release) -The Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) today announced that it has initiated an investigation into possible freight rail service issues in the Vancouver area.
Under provisions added to the Canada Transportation Act in May 2018, the CTA can, of its own motion, launch such an investigation, provided the Minister of Transport agrees. The Minister's authorization was requested and provided Friday.
The CTA concluded that an investigation would be appropriate based on information received from shipper associations and other parties.Read more
BRUSSELS, Jan. 11, 2019 (Press Release) -CLECAT, ECASBA, ESC, EMPA, ESPO, FEPORT & IPCSA welcome focus on data harmonisation and existing reporting channels. However, we caution against the creation of an EU Level Access Point Interface.
The above mentioned organisations welcome the adoption by the European Transport and Tourism Committee of the Clune Report on the draft Regulation for a European Maritime Single Window Environment.Read more
BRUSSELS, Jan. 9, 2019 (Press Release) -Tomorrow’s vote in the European Parliament’s Transport & Tourism Committee on the Kyllönen report will be the last chance for transport experts in the European Parliament to ensure a well-functioning EU road transport sector. The undersigned associations urge MEPs to agree on a posting regime for international road transport that is more flexible than the Council’s General Approach of December 3, 2018, so that the EU’s objectives for better enforcement, a new boost for growth and CO2 efficiency in transport do not remain hollow words.Read more
OAKLAND, CA, Jan. 11, 2019 (PPI Pulp & Paper Week) -North American total forest products railroad freight was 0.5% higher in 2018 from a year ago to 916,777 carloads, the Assn of American Railroads (AAR) reported. Volume in 2017 was 1.7% lower from 2016 at 912,295 carloads, including pulp and paper, lumber and wood products, and primary forest products, such as woodchips and logs.Read more
WASHINGTON, DC, Jan. 8, 2019 (Press Release) -The American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA) announced that a more resilient paper recycling system, transportation infrastructure, international trade, tax policy, and regulatory reforms and process improvements top its 2019 advocacy priority list. The association will pursue these priorities as it supports the pulp, paper, packaging, tissue and wood products industry’s ability to grow and create American manufacturing jobs.Read more