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  • £8m for customs intermediaries and traders 14/12/2018
    Customs intermediaries and traders completing customs declarations can apply for grants to support training and IT under a £8 million government scheme designed to increase capacity in the sector ahead of Brexit in March 2019. The funding includes £3m HMRC is investing to increase training provision. It has worked with learning service provider Knowledge Pool […]
    Maria Highland
  • Mercedes-Benz Cars and Statkraft enter into an energy agreement   13/12/2018
    All German Mercedes-Benz Cars plants are to be supplied with CO2-neutral energy by 2022 from renewable energy Statkraft provider. Statkraft supplies the renewable energy from six community-owned wind farms. The green energy from the wind farms is to be used for the production of the EQC electric car at the Mercedes-Benz Bremen Plant as well […]
    Maria Highland
  • Urban delivery project wins German government award 12/12/2018
    Dachser has won a German government award for an urban delivery project in Stuttgart, which, the company says, reduces CO2 emissions per shipment by 24 per cent, particulates emissions by 32 per cent, and nitrogen oxide emissions by 26 per cent. The pilot project covers four square kilometres in central Stuttgart within which all groupage […]
    Maria Highland
  • Tomorrow’s Journey receives Highly Commended at Fleet Heroes Awards 12/12/2018
    Milton Keynes based mobility start-up Tomorrow’s Journey has received a Highly Commended placement in the Fleet Entrepreneur category at the Fleet Heroes Awards organised by the Energy Savings Trust and sponsored by MINI. Tomorrow’s Journey impressed the judges with its shared neutral fleet concept which powers its platform JRNY, and the scale of its potential […]
    Maria Highland
  • Daimler to invest €20bn in battery cells 11/12/2018
    Daimler has set out plans to buy €20 billion of battery cells saying: “We are systematically pushing forward with the transformation into the electric future of our company.” It plans to have 130 electric variants at Mercedes-Benz Cars by 2022, and has recently launched all-electric vans and trucks. It expects sales of battery-electric cars are […]
    Maria Highland
  • Lorry drivers voted safest on the road 06/12/2018
    Lorry drivers, delivery drivers and coach drivers have been found to be the safest on the road due to the amount of time they spend driving. 2,267 British drivers over the age of 18 with a driver’s licence and their own car were asked how safe they felt on the road and about their feelings […]
    Maria Highland
  • FTA repeats call to back Brexit deal 06/12/2018
    The Freight Transport Association has repeated its call to MPs to back the Brexit withdrawal agreement when is comes to the vote on 11th December, arguing that a no-deal Brexit would lead to drastic restrictions on road haulage, as well as new customs declarations, duty payments, conformity checks and other inspections at the EU border. […]
    Maria Highland
  • Maersk sets out 2050 CO2 targets 05/12/2018
    A.P. Møller – Maersk has set out its goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2050 and aims to have carbon neutral vessels commercially viable by 2030 as part of this goal. The acceleration in innovations and adaption of new technology is required to help Maersk achieve this goal. Maersk’s relative CO2 emissions have been already […]
    Maria Highland
  • Ford expands PHEV trials to Cologne 04/12/2018
    Ford is expanding its trials of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles to Cologne in Germany from next Spring. It will operate a fleet of ten Transit Custom PHEVs with regional companies in the city to investigate the extent to which PHEVs can help to achieve urban air quality goals. The trial will initially run for 12 […]
    Maria Highland
  • Virgin Hyperloop One and DP Cargospeed at Expo 2020 30/11/2018
    Virgin Hyperloop One will be showcased at the Expo 2020 mobility innovations event centered on transforming the global future held in the Middle East. The event will highlight global innovations in the fields of opportunity, mobility, and sustainability. Virgin Hyperloop One will be exhibiting the feature pods that physically simulate how it would feel to […]
    Maria Highland