- 22 December 2022
With effect from 1 November 2021, SÜD-LOG s.r.o., in cooperation with its Italian partner, TRANSTIR s.r.l., increased the frequency of departures of groupage lines from the terminals Carpi and Prato to two departures per week (biweekly service). By increasing departures from these important areas, SÜD-LOG can realize its ambition to create a high-quality, innovative and competitive distribution solution between Italy and the Czech Republic.
Although the situation regarding Brexit and its final form is still unclear, the latest statement from RHA Executive Director Richard Burnett said: “It is crucial that shippers and traders do everything in their power to prepare for our new trade relationship with the EU.
“Companies transporting goods across borders will have to carry out customs processes, whether we reach an agreement with the EU or not.”
The message is therefore clear – if the accompanying customs documents are not in order, the goods will not cross the UK border.
In order to provide our customers with the best possible service in this regard, we have entered into a partnership with CLO-Consult s.r.o., thanks to which we can offer accelerated customs clearance of shipments, both in the export and import directions.
Many years of experience of our new partner, knowledge of procedures and shortening of customs processes allow us to process customs shipments significantly faster than in the past. Our customs partner also holds an AEO certificate issued by the Customs Administration of the Czech Republic (Authorized Economic Operator).
The “eHighway” is almost complete on the A 1 motorway near Lübeck. Functional tests took place last week, and this week saw the first test drive with a contact truck.
The research and development center of the University of Applied Sciences in Kiel has announced that electricity can now also flow through overhead lines once the work is completed. The center is a scientific partner of the eHighway field test (FESH) in Schleswig-Holstein.
Accordingly, the overhead lines of both directions are temporarily subjected to stresses during the functional tests. “We perform short-circuit tests, insulation and ground measurements and inspect individual systems, such as the defrost system.” All tests are supervised by site personnel, ”says project manager Jan Bachmann. Visual protective devices would be used to prevent road users from being distracted by occasional curves. The police, fire and rescue centers are informed about the functional tests.
However, according to the scientist, the work does not pose any danger to operation, but functional tests are necessary when putting these systems into operation. In recent weeks, more than 250 police and firefighters have been trained in operational training. “So we’re well prepared,” says Bachmann.
After the successful completion of all functional tests, the first test runs with overhead trucks on the construction site are planned from 3 June. The dismantling of the construction site is planned for June 17, so that all lanes will be available again at the beginning of the summer holidays. It is expected that in September, the forwarding company Bode (based in Reinfeld) will start its own transport via overhead lines. Until then, various test vehicles will be used on the test track.
Carriers in the United Kingdom can continue to carry goods between the United Kingdom and the EU (and Norway) using licenses for operators in the United Kingdom for the remainder of 2019 (without the need for ECMT authorization).
However, there are some new restrictions on EU (Member State to Member State) cross-border trade and cabotage.
In the first months of “Brexit without an agreement”, there are two trips within seven days of the end of the international transport – for the next three months, only one trip will be allowed within seven days. ECMT permits will be required for shipments / pick-ups to third countries.
Duncan Buchanan, Director of the RHA Strategy for England and Wales, said: “Confirmation of the agreement is very useful if there is a ‘Brexit without agreement’ option.
Most international road haulage services in the United Kingdom and the EU can move without complications due to the need for an ECMT authorization, which means that many operators will no longer need the authorizations granted to them.
“Another win is that there should be enough ECMT permits to meet the demand for transit from third countries. RHA now calls on DfT to review its allocation plans for short-term permits so that they are easily accessible to all operators who need them. “