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HMRC puts in £8m to boost customs declaration training

The UK government has unveiled £8m in funds to help freight forwarders and other customs intermediaries to support training and IT investment. Based on talks with the industry, HM Treasury and HMRC today announced the one-off investment “to support broker training and...

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Army trials robots for last mile resupply

British troops are starting tests of more than 70 examples of futuristic technology including surveillance drones and unmanned vehicles on Salisbury Plain. One of the key areas is autonomous last mile resupply. The last mile, which represents the dangerous final...

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FTA and SMMT supportive of Brexit draft agreement

FTA has called the Government’s Brexit draft agreement ‘a decisive step forwards in the process of the UK’s departure from the EU’. The detail of the agreement, which will go before Parliament, includes elements the FTA says will allow “continued frictionless movement...

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BT Fleet Solutions ‘put up for sale’

BT Group is looking to offload its fleet management division BT Fleet Solutions, according to reports. The telecoms giant has appointed Lazard, the investment bank, to undertake an auction of the business. Sky News reports that the sale process is in its early stages,...

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Heavy Goods Vehicle Parking Area Now Open at Port of Dunkerque

Dunkerque-Port has undertaken the creation of a secure parking lot located inside the cross-Channel terminal. It is just one of the systems implemented in conjunction with the British authorities to secure the facilities of the cross-Channel terminal in Dunkerque and...

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PD Ports adds second Scottish train

PD Ports has launched a second rail service between Teesport and Scotland. The new service, operated by DB Cargo, will run five days a week from the quayside at Teesport to the PD Stirling Terminal at Mossend in Glasgow. It provides a direct connection with the P&O...

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