Traffic info about Road Transport

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Important information about transport worldwide

Here you will find important traffic information on Road Transport in Denmark and Europe. You are, of course, always more than welcome to reach out to your local Blue Water contact for further information.

 

SEPtember 2022

Departures Christmas & New Years 2022/2023

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January 2022

Consequences of the EU Mobility Package phase two 

As from 2 February 2022, the EU Mobility Package phase two becomes effective. At Blue Water, we always follow the current legislation, and we demand the same of the hauliers driving for us.

Fundamental elements changed in the Mobility Package phase two are among others:

  • Return to home
    Any driver must return to home every 4th week and truck every 8th week, causing lost days of production calling for further compensation.
  • Stricter rules for cabotage
    Foreign haulier must drive no more than 3 cabotage trips within 7 days – followed by a waiting period / pause for 4 days. Driving related to combined transports is also regarded as cabotage.
  • Minimum wage
    Remuneration of foreign haulier by cabotage, combined transport or international third country driving must take place referring to the minimum wage in the EU country of operation. Example of third country driving: Lithuanian haulier driving between Norway and Germany.
  • Requirements of registration
    Demands of registration is enforced at cabotage, combined transport or third country driving in the European IMI system.
  • Tightened requirements of documentation
    Any driver must at roadside controls be able to document their movements at any time, for instance by presenting consignment notes for a period of 7 days as a minimum.
  • Penalty and sanctions
    If registration and documentation is missing, the penalty is increased, and the second time this occurs, the penalty is doubled.
  • Changed taxation for Polish, Rumanian and Bulgarian hauliers
    In these countries, taxation of driver’s salaries is changed, meaning increased gross expenses by up to 40%.

If you have any questions regarding your transport, please reach out to your regular contact at Blue Water.


January 2022

European Holidays 2022

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Prohibition of transport of semi-trailer on “pocket wagons"

UPDATE! A number of involved companies – Hector Rail, TX Logistics and HUPAC – have now received approval for transport of semi-trailers on pocket wagons. Therefore we expect the Italian traffic will be back to normal during next week (week 4). Blue Water’s Italian team will keep the customers informed.

Blue Water wants to bring to your attention that the Danish Transport, Enterprise and Construction Authority (DTECA) with effect from 8 January 2019 has introduced a prohibition on transport of trailers, loaded on “pocket wagons”, on the Danish railway network.

We regret to inform that this will have consequences for part of our traffic to and from Italy.

Naturally, we will look for alternative solutions such as rail solutions between Italy and Northern Germany and of course road transport. This is, however, a major challenge and we cannot guarantee days of departure nor can we guarantee transit times or price.

The prohibition is introduced due to the railway safety and after DTECA has witnessed a test on 7 January, conducted by Accident Investigation Board Denmark, observing that there might be a risk that the semi-trailer is not securely locked via the kingpin in connection with the loading on to goods wagons of the “pocket wagon” type.

The prohibition remains in force until the railway companies carrying goods on the railway network have fulfilled a number of conditions.

If you have any questions regarding your transport, please feel free to approach your regular contact at Blue Water.