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The UK government has announced that it will be investing an average £3bn per year over the next 8 years in upgrading the road network. This will be the biggest investment made since the 1970's. This should improve journey times and reduce delays. Supplychain21 continues to...

In a sign that the recession is over, the Port of Calais has reported a 21% rise in freight vehicles passing through the port in 2013. Nearly 1.7m vehicles or unaccompanied trailers were handled in the year. As demand increases, spare capacity for back haul freight will...

Research on the reliability of container ships in sticking to their published schedules has shown that fewer lanes ran to time in 2013 than in the previous year, with a 1.1% decrease in timeliness. Overall more than 1 in 5 ships are now missing their...

In a sign that the recession is over, the Port of Dover has reported a 13% rise in freight vehicles passing through the port in 2013. More than 2.2m vehicles were handled, making 2013 the strongest year since 2009. As demand increases, spare capacity for back...

There will be some big changes to the infrastructure in Calais in the next few year. Many of Supplychain21's customers export via Calais into mainland Europe o the changes will have implications for them. Capacity at the port is set to double, with a new Logistics...

Alphaline has reported that the percentage of the global containership fleet larger than 500 teu that is currently idle has reached its lowest level since Q4 2011. Only 2.3% of vessels are not in use, mostly the smallest ones. This suggests that there could be some upward...

October has seen the strongest month ever for Supplychain21 as increased activity from many customers together with some new business helped to push volume and turnover to new heights. There appears to be increased confidence in the UK economy as growth has become more established. Supplychain21 customers have done well...

The latest Logistics Survey shows that UK road exports to the EU both on accompanied and unaccompanied trailers increased by 5% in the 12 months to June 2013 against the levels seen  a year earlier. This reverses the trend in 2012 and provides evidence of the UK recovery...

Having postponed  the "Ecotax" originally planned for implementation last month until 1st January 2014, the French Government has now postponed this indefinitely. Originally, all trucks over 3.5t carrying domestic or international movements in France were to be subject to a new environmental levy "Ecotax" in addition to the tolls currently payable...