In recent weeks, it has been brought into question whether the EU is a global leader in Climate Diplomacy. It has been brought to light that the EU still adopts an outdated vehicle emissions test. This doesn’t look great when put together with their extremely slow pace when introducing new CO2 regulation to minimise the ever growing road freight emissions.
Well the EU has developed a simulation tool called VECTO which will measure the emissions of new vehicles. It will be used as the basis of drafting legislation proposal which will be finalised by the end of the year.
Mercedes-Benz and Daimler Trucks launched an electric truck called ‘Urban eTruck’ which at the moment is just a prototype, but it is capable of doing 200 kilometres a day. Other manufacturers have announced that they will be looking to develop electrical, heavy duty Vehicles.
Here’s Tony our managing director talking about how Investors in Excellence has helped improve our business as a whole. It has allowed us to further improve our efficiency which has enabled us to improve our specialised European Road Freight services. We have also been able to introduce a few new services such as our Express Transport service. Share
Here at Espace we specialise in European Road Freight and we see lots of shipments being delivered on time. Here is one of the more Abnormal loads we delivered last week. Last week we delivered 2 aircraft wings on an extendable flatbed trailer from Austria to Peterborough. ( photo shows the wings on our trailer at our partners depot in Holland.)
Transit permits needed to be applied for, but we had these in place within a few days. The trailer was accompanied by an escort vehicle from Austria to Holland. We shipped the trailer from Hook of Holland into Harwich where another escort vehicle was waiting to accompany it onto Peterborough.
If you have any European flat bed or abnormal load requirement, please send your enquiries to Geoff Yates.
Direct Dial : 01543 412306 Email : GeoffYates@espaceglobalfreight.com
French trade – “Liberté, égalité, fraternité”
“Liberty, equality, fraternity”, the national motto of France speaks volumes about the country and the major part it plays in Europe and across the world. Holding the title as the leading exporter of services and agriculture in the world, France provides 18.1% of European agriculture production and looks to remain a leader in service and agriculture exports for many years to come. But what do they export? What do they import? Find out a bit more below as we take a look at the European Championships Hosts in more detail.
Every year the French eat around 30,000 tonnes of snails but only 1000 tonnes of these are sourced from France. That’s right, 29,000 tonnes of snails are imported in to France every year with a majority of them coming from field within Eastern Europe. It is against the law to carry live snails on a high speed train in France without their own tickets!
Your very own Dairy Godmother!
France is the second largest milk producer in Europe. During 2012 France exported €6.9 Billion worth of dairy products.
Teamwork makes the dream work!
France is Germany’s largest trading partner.