October 2020

In a perverse way, one has to admire the panache of the government. On the 23rd September, Michael Gove announced that there could be as many as 7.000 trucks held up at UK ports, waiting customs clearance. To put this into perspective, it represents roughly 64 football pitches or, looked at another way, a traffic queue 90 miles long. Mind you, as he said, it was only “an illustration” – it could be better or even worse, who knows?

To add insult to injury, the suggestion was that this would be as a consequence of a lack of preparedness on the part of the industry – nothing could be further from the truth. If only we could discover, from a reliable source, what was needed – it’s not for a lack of trying. Is there someone out there who could tell us what documents are required for the truck – to enjoy free circulation within the EU, as at present. Of equal importance, what customs documents need to be generated for the cargo – both export and import – who knows?

There is a magnum of champagne for the first person to give us a definitive, workable answer to both questions.

Airport Bus Deliveries

Fire trucks are not the only vehicles the Specialist Transport Group have been delivering to airports around Europe lately. A certain Irish Airline have…

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Fire Trucks

December was another busy month for fire truck deliveries. The photo shows one of two trucks that we brought in from Spain and safely…

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Nissan – Sunderland

Repeat business is the cornerstone of every successful company. Therefore, having managed the logistics of one of the worlds largest car presses into Nissan…

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Poland

Exports to Poland for feature heavily in our traffic activity this month. Below is one of several industrial vats that we are moving to…

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Upcycling

Our client, a UK based pub chain with established unique venues, have plans to turn these disused ski lifts into cosy dining pods in…

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Linde

Seen loading at the Linde factory in Aldershot, this cold box will shortly be on route to Barcelona. Being not only over-length (21.00m), but…

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A340 Inlet Cowls

Although the Airbus A340 first flew almost thirty years ago, it still remains the workhorse of many of the world’s airlines. Since the first…

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It’s never easy!

Except to say that sometimes it’s more difficult. Weighing in at 64,000 kg, with a width of 3.50m, this Plate Bending Machine was always…

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A rare sight

A rare sight, but becoming increasingly common. Not too many years ago, if you wanted to protect cargo on a specialist trailer during transport,…

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