A Teesside haulage company has secured £250,000 in funding to allow it to expand its fleet and boost its marketing. Halcyon Tankers operates a fleet of bulk chemical road tankers from its headquarters in Middlesbrough , which it is planning to expand after securing the six-figure sum. The company received the loan from the NPIF - FW Capital Debt Finance fund, which is part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund. The company currently operates a fleet of 21 HGV tractor units and 27 tankers, but plans to use the money to grow its fleet to 39 vehicles over the next three years. Andrew Spence-Wolrich, Halcyon’s commercial director, said: “The funding has given us breathing space and allowed us to put our ambitious growth plan into action, which is to double the size of the business while maintaining a safe, compliant, quality and profitable service.” The business was launched in January 2018 when Mr Spence-Wolrich teamed up with fellow directors Ian Elliott and … [Read more...] about Halcyon Tankers received investment to grow haulage fleet
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PUBLISHED: 11:56 21 February 2019 Steve Russell Deben Viking’ at W Carter’s Melton HQ in 1965, with a Europoort ro-ro trailer that shipped in at Hull Pictures: COURTESY SIMON WASPE Archant Robert ‘Bob’ Carter witnessed atomic bomb tests in the Pacific, rode the Middle East oil boom of the 1970s and even drove to Iran Bob Carter – and pipe! – in his workshop at the old Debach airfield, near Woodbridge, with old mate Jimmy Parker in the late 1990s Picture: COURTESY SIMON WASPE“Bob was my ‘other dad’: Wise, experienced, honest, educated,” says Simon Waspe. Simon’s a “certificate of professional competence” lecturer and a dangerous goods safety adviser. He’s also a road haulage enthusiast and friend of the late Bob Carter. Here is his tribute to “a great man”.“Bob was born on July 9, 1938 – the first of five children to Isla and Leslie Carter of … [Read more...] about Tributes: Remember haulage legend Bob Carter?
0 Have your say The director of a Yorkshire logistics business has called for the Article 50 process to be extended in order to give the region’s exporting businesses better protection from the consequences surrounding the UK leaving with no trading deal with the EU. Adam Johnson, of Leeds-based Tudor International Freight, said it was impossible to see how departure arrangements acceptable to the bloc and most British MPs could be put in place by the March 29 deadline, now less than 70 days away. Mr Johnson said extending the Article 50 period was better for Yorkshire’s businesses trading with the EU than the current legal position, under which the UK will automatically leave on March 29 owing to the very real risk of a no-deal departure, which he said would “greatly harm” these companies. Mr Johnson’s comments come after the House of Commons last week roundly rejected the deal struck by Prime Minister Theresa May and EU … [Read more...] about Haulage boss calls for Article 50 extension, warning no deal will ‘greatly harm’ firms
MTI – Econews Thursday, January 10, 2019, 12:20 Officials from the transport ministries of Hungary, Bulgaria, Poland and Lithuania have taken a unified stand in Brussels against planned measures affecting road haulage firms from countries outside of the European Union, the Ministry for Innovation and Technology said on Thursday, according to a report by state news wire MTI. The planned measures would put all road haulage companies based in the EU at a competitive disadvantage, the ministry said. A meeting of EU transport ministers in December cleared the Mobility Package for general debate, in spite of votes against by nine member states, including Hungary, the ministry noted. The package is a collection of three initiatives concerning the governance of commercial road transport in the European Union. The European Parliamentʼs Committee on Transport and Tourism (EP Tran) is scheduled to vote on the Mobility Package 1 at a meeting on Thursday, and a plenary … [Read more...] about Hungary opposes EU measures affecting road haulage firms
Permits required for the UK haulage sector under a no-deal Brexit could be allocated under a "lottery" style system, a new government paper has revealed. Critics of the government's Brexit strategy have said the document providing guidance for UK-based hauliers operating in Europe - published by the Department for Transport (DfT) - is yet more evidence of Brexit "threatening absolute chaos". Under the terms of the EU's single market, an unlimited number of hauliers can travel across the continent, but a no-deal scenario would require them to apply for permits - run by the European Conference of Ministers of Transport (ECMT). The DfT paper states, however, that there are a "limited number" of these permits available for the UK haulage sector, including 984 annual permits and 2,832 one-month permits in 2019. "DfT expects the number of applications for ECMT permits will exceed the number of permits available," the paper continues. "Therefore, criteria will be applied to permit … [Read more...] about UK haulage sector faces ‘lottery style’ allocation for permits under no-deal Brexit