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European logistics flow becomes gridlocked


Here's an article recently published in Lloyds about the current capacity problem caused by the 'Rastatt emergency'. See our comments at the bottom regarding the effect on road freight traffic...

Cost vs Price: Is your supply chain undervalued?


We don’t all have the luxury of Tescos to offer loss leaders and continual low cost promotions. If you’re unfortunate you may even be supplying them and feeling the constant squeeze on your own...

The perfect storm is brewing for UK companies importing goods from Europe


Roughly 10 years ago UK hauliers started to hand over the reins of international transport to European hauliers.  In particular the emerging Eastern European carriers with cheaper operating costs...

FTA post-election Brexit thoughts


We have been pondering an article written recently by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) and with Brexit talks now officially commenced we think it reflects our sentiments on the current...

How “Through It All” was formed


Director Jon Swallow explains how the new brand identity came about. “Roddy and I have had some fun over the years with our logos but looking back we realised it hadn’t been very consistent...

German rest in cab ban sweeps into force


Hot off the press from the RHA is news that looks to begin a shake up of haulage in Europe. See what you think with a read of the news below. "GERMANY – 45HRS REST IN CAB BAN – UPDATE The IRU...

China’s Port misery continues


New liner schedules combined with poor weather is causing severe disruption in China's container ports. Shanghai's Yangshan terminals are experiencing lengthy delays with vessels queuing at...

Article 50. Finally


Having been glued to PMQs this lunchtime and the unfurling of the article 50 speech we’re now on the road to a new beginning. How will trading with our EU partners change when Brexit finally...

Is a SETA a good thing?


Competition is good, right? Well not according to nine countries who have set up a road freight alliance to defend against what they see as unfair competition from other EU countries. European...

First China to UK freight train rolls in


As the first ever direct container train from China to the UK arrived yesterday, forwarders were probably pondering whether any existing Chinese trade could transition to this new platform. Whilst...

Uber Freight vs Amazon – The disruptors?


Disruptors. That’s the current buzzword and technology driven giants Uber and Amazon are now about to disrupt the freight industry. Or parts of it at least. Traditional brokers beware, they want...

Gearing up at Jordon for the new ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS)


Gearing up for the new ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System (QMS) Senior staff at Jordon have been examining the requirements for the new ISO standard in preparation for official application...

TAPA takes aim at cargo crime in Europe


As cargo crime levels reach a five year high the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) have drawn up plans for a secure parking initiative in Europe which may come into force as soon as...

What does Brexit mean for my International trade?


In the increasing game of brinkmanship between the EU and the UK there’s a real possibility we could exit the EU stone cold if they make life too difficult for us. Let’s face it, they have a lot...

August Driving Restictions


A reminder of driving restrictions in Europe this August 5 August Croatia, Italy (1400hrs – 2200hrs) 6 August Italy (0800hrs – 2200hrs) 15 August Austria, Croatia, France, Greece, Italy...

Change is Good


On the day the nation goes to the polls to decide the fate of Britain (we’re neutral if you’re asking) we are working hard towards the 4th July. No, not independence day, but the day we...



We can't ignore the forthcoming in/out vote but find it difficult to form a decisive opinion either way. Here's a quick summary of key business advantages advocated from both camps in the (mainly...

‘On-demand economy’ driving greater requirements for Supply Chain agility


A recent report by freight automation specialist Freightos states that shorter contracts and greater demand for spot rates are among several factors required to serve an 'on-demand economy'. Supply...

EU fuel duty rate changes


EU wide changes in fuel duty rates were notified to us today by the RHA. France being the most notable. France- Unleaded was 61.33 cents and is now 64.76 Diesel was 48.07 cents and is now 51.06 (38...

Austrian Toll Price Increase For 2016


The Austrian tolls increased on 1 January 2016. Additional information for certain other special toll routes can be found via the website below. Toll rates (valid from 01 January 2016) TOLL...

Our Xmas 2015 Opening Hours


So finally we break up Xmas eve and we are manning the office between Xmas and New Year with reduced staff as follows :- Monday 28th Dec Closed (for lighting refurbishment) Tuesday 29th Dec 9am...

New Calais truck secure zone planned


The RHA is supporting new moves by France to set up a secure zone for trucks just a short distance from the entrance to the port of Calais. This move seeks to resolve the deteriorating migrant...

We are now members of the RHA


This week Jordon Freight finally became members of the RHA (Road Haulage Association). Although having been members of BIFA for 16 years we felt the RHA was the missing piece in our current jigsaw...

Let’s talk about Calais – update 07.08.15


07.08.15 - Freight services through the tunnel have had a rough time of it since we wrote the article below.  Although moving again it is still at risk of further disruption as the migrant...