Export & Freight Feb-Mar 24

In our last issue we said we hoped a return to Stormont was on the cards, and now, thankfully that has happened with the folks returning to the ‘hill’, and to their jobs, in the Assembly at the start of February.

MThe return of both the Assembly and the power-sharing Executive is not before time and has been widely welcomed
across our own industry.

The RHA said they are committed to working with ministers and key stakeholders on the many challenges the industry and the supply chain face.

They also stated it is critical trading arrangements ensure that goods can be moved between Great Britain and Northern Ireland freely, efficiently and
without excessive bureaucracy.

The deal that has brought the politicians back means goods travelling between Great Britain and Northern Ireland, which are remaining here, now do not need to be checked. This is good news for businesses involved in the transport industry.

In this issue, we report from a major Volvo launch in Gothenberg, where the Swedish manufacturer unveiled an all new FH Aero truck, an all-new engine for
the mighty FH16 and their first fully electric truck, the FM low-entry.

We look ahead to a future where diesel will no longer be the dominant fuel in this industry, with future options including sustainable gas and Hydrogen.

This issue’s features include Fuel Cards, Customs Agents, Trailer and Truck Bodies as well as our annual comprehensive ‘Guide to Shipping’ – including our Shipping Tables.

We have an extended feature on McCulla, and find out how they have become champions of the ‘Circular Economy’. And we also hear from RHA’s John Martin and David Wells, Head of Logistics UK who said our industry must be considered in Government’s plans for the year ahead.

This packed edition is also special for me, as I take up the role of editor of Export and Freight.

I hope you enjoy this issue – we certainly enjoyed putting it together – and don’t forget you can keep up to date with the latest industry news 24/7 by logging onto our website at: www.exportandfreight.com.

Austin Lynch Editor
Email: [email protected]

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