Smart Tachographs: Steering Road Safety in the Right Direction

Smart tachographs are now mandatory in all new trucks. This is great news for haulage operators and drivers alike as these smart tachographs will help to cut administration costs, reduce roadside interrogations and further improve road safety.  Improving Road Safety Driver fatigue kills. Fact. According to a study by Loughborough University, as many as one… Read more

Industrial action at Heathrow airport

Europe’s busiest, and the UK’s largest, airport faces industrial action with around 4,000 Heathrow staff including security guards and engineers planning to strike in a dispute over pay. Strikes are planned for the following dates: 26th and 27th of July 5th and 6th of August and 23rd and 24th of August UPDATE AS OF 24th July, 17:00 BST … Read more

Heathrow announces tough emissions policy

The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) is the body that provides independent advice climate change to government, providing recommendations for future policy. In the latest “Net Zero – Technical Report” the CCC recommended that a number of targets be made more ambitious, leading to the UK’s emissions falling to ‘net zero’ by 2050. Significantly for… Read more

Keeping You Moving: Chambers & Cook’s Continual Investment

  According to the latest statistics from gov.uk, both domestic and international freight activity has seen some decline over the last year or so. But at Chambers & Cook we’re bucking the trend, with our latest growth figures being over 20% higher than those in 2017/18. Onwards & Upwards While many major players in the… Read more

Brexit: Deal or No Deal?

Brexit: Deal or No Deal? Now, that really is the question. And much like Noel’s sealed red boxes, we can’t know exactly what Brexit will bring until the final box is opened on the 29th March. But whatever sits inside the Brexit box — we are prepared. Don’t panic We understand the uncertainty and concern… Read more

Customer Update – Felixstowe Terminal Operating System

Port of Felixstowe, berths eight and nine Picture: HUTCHINSON PORTS As of 2 August 2018 there have been no major improvements in the issues recently reported at the Port of Felixstowe, following the roll-out of the NEW TERMINAL OPERATING SYSTEM.All carriers utilising the Port of Felixstowe continue to be affected with significant delays. All other UK… Read more

11 terms used in international shipping

We understand: all you want is for your goods to be transported from point A to point B. However, the two parties that are involved in any international shipping contract – buyer and seller – each have different payment responsibilities which will alter depending on the kind of delivery taking place. You should know what… Read more

The Logistics Behind Mutiny

If you like to spend your evenings in front of the telly, chances are you might have seen the trailer for Mutiny, an exciting documentary that premiers this week on Channel 4. The show follows a crew of nine as they attempt to re-enact the famous Mutiny on the Bounty, when Captain of HMS Bounty Lieutenant… Read more

An out of gauge consignment shipped internationally at short notice

At Chambers & Cook Freight, we pride ourselves on going the extra mile for our customers, saying yes to shipments that other logistics companies would deem impossible. One such job was presented to us recently by inflatable dam specialist Dyrhoff, in the form of an inflatable rubber sheet that needed to be transported from the… Read more

Felixstowe container storage yards are over-full

We are sharing a customer notice recently issued by the Port of Felixstowe as we feel this is particularly relevant to our customers. We will continue to monitor the situation and will make further updates if necessary. 23rd September, 2016 To All Port of Felixstowe Customers Over the last few months, events have conspired to reach the point where… Read more

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