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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...

Jordon appoints new General Manager


Jordon Freight are very pleased to announce the appointment of Mrs Donna Begg as the companies new General Manager. Mrs Begg has worked for Jordon for 15 years working her way through operational...

Jordon brings supersonic jets to Felixstowe


On the 25th and 26th July this year Felixstowe Carnival moves up a gear with two air shows across both days. Jordon were approached to help sponsor the event and we chose to bring a new element to...

Record breaking vessel arrives at Felixstowe


The CSCL Globe muscled into port yesterday afternoon just behind our offices here at Jordon. Crowned as the current king of the waves, it is the largest container ship In. The. World. It's the...

How will the Low Sulphur Surcharge due Jan 2015 affect you


You may have heard the news, but if not, here it is. There is a surcharge coming January 1st 2015 regarding maritime fuel that will affect all shipments crossing the North Sea. There! The reason...

What does Scottish independence mean for retailers


As a transport company there has been little information trickling out on the effect on the transport industry should Scotland decide to vote Yes.  But there is some information on the effect of...

We’re away, here’s our out of office numbers


The office will shut at 15.30 hrs today (01.08.14) as staff go to the races as part of our 15th year celebration. Although all customers and suppliers should be informed, here's a list of numbers we...

BIFA appoint a new director general


We at Jordon freight would like to congratulate our dear friend Mr Robert Keen on his new appointment as British International Freight Association (BIFA) director general. Robert, who started at...