News and updates


Curfew in Lombardy, Italy

Posted on Monday, October 26th, 2020

We have been advised by our Italian partners that from Thursday 22nd October a curfew has been introduced in the Lombardy region, initially up to the 13th November, but may be extended as necessary. The curfew forces all businesses to close all activities and stop mobility between 2300hrs and 0500hrs every day. This means that […]

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Queues at Dover

Posted on Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

Due to a special operation, the Kent Police are currently checking all freight and tourist vehicles, and therefore the traffic in and around Dover is very heavy and causing extraordinary delays. Some drivers are reporting more than 8 hour delays, so it is inevitable that some delivery deadlines may not be met. As you can […]

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Still on the 20 year theme

Posted on Wednesday, September 16th, 2020

When you reach a numeric milestone, it’s nice to share the story of how it came to be, and what happened along the way. Yes of course it doubles as advertising, but then, why not when you are proud of such achievements. OK. It may not be a centennial, although in many ways it feels […]

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20 years of Ital Logistics

Posted on Thursday, August 13th, 2020

This week marks the 20th anniversary of our company. Founded on the 10th August 2000, during the last 20 years, we have met with many people, developed relationships and forged partnerships, whilst continuing to grow and expand our portfolio of freight services. Through global financial crises to the current pandemic, we have simply ‘rolled up […]

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Covid-19 outbreaks in Spain

Posted on Wednesday, July 15th, 2020

Covid-19 outbreaks in Spain, and all across the world have undoubtedly been anticipated following the easing of lockdown restrictions. We have just received an email from our Barcelona partner advising that Lleida, in Catalunya, is commencing a ‘semi-lockdown’ phase. “Many towns around Barcelona (Hospitalet, Cornellà, Badalona) and the city itself are adding cases by the […]

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ITX open new branch in Rome

Posted on Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

Our Italian partners, ITX open a new branch in Rome – Pomezia to be precise. Operative as of 1st July 2020, the new branch is connected to their Milan headquarters with a regular transport shuttle to ensure optimal connections to all road freight departures. For Ital Logistics and our customers, this presents the opportunity to […]

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Vera Lynn

Posted on Thursday, June 18th, 2020

There is a poignancy about the timing of Vera Lynn’s passing: the songs she sang, of encouragement and hope, and above all, memories invoked. We are in difficult and unprecedented times. Her songs and messages of hope eighty years ago are acutely relevant today. Everybody knows her story, no introduction required, no matter ones age. […]

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Riding the storm

Posted on Thursday, May 7th, 2020

Despite the Covid-19 lockdown, and the anticipation of some bitter financial losses, we have been pleasantly surprised at how our team has been riding the storm and resilient in its face. I was recently interviewed by Stuart Todd on behalf of the Lloyds Loading List, the article can be read here. Expecting to see a […]

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Working through Covid-19

Posted on Saturday, March 21st, 2020

Working through Covid-19 is a testing time for all companies.

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Coronavirus service update

Posted on Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

Yet another coronavirus service update. As each country’s efforts to contain and deal with the spread of coronavirus are stepped up, uncertainty and confusion seems to be the primary topics of conversation. Some countries are restricting movement and even closing off their borders. This is primarily for the public. The transport of goods by road […]

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Italy and Spain Coronavirus

Posted on Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

Further to Italy entering a total lockdown this week, it has now been reported by our Spanish partners that all schools and universities in the regions of MADRID and VITORIA are now closed. In addition, we are being advised that in BARCELONA schools are starting to close. Events of more than 1000 persons are being […]

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Italy update – 10/03/2020

Posted on Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

Following the Italian Prime Minister’s decree to place the whole of the country on lockdown, we have been advised by our Italian partners that the movement of trucks is not restricted. Therefore, in theory, most movements can continue unaffected, apart from possible delay. The issue which will present itself shortly will be the lack of […]

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Italy lockdown – 08/03/2020

Posted on Sunday, March 8th, 2020

Message received this morning from Dario Bragonzi, co-owner of our Italian partners ITX Cargo reads as follows: “The situation in Italy is getting really serious and in high emergency. The government signed a decree last night and with immediate effect the whole of Lomdardia is now ‘Red Zone’ due to the expanding and spreading of […]

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Coronavirus – update

Posted on Monday, March 2nd, 2020

Having been asked what measures are in place for drivers and deliveries into, particular, Italy, we can advise that our Italian partners, ITX Cargo, are in communication with all companies where collection and deliveries shall be made. ITX has advised us that many Italian companies are operating a ‘no mask – no access’ policy, and […]

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Coronavirus – Italy

Posted on Monday, February 24th, 2020

Our Italian partner ITX Cargo has advised us that there are several towns in Italy which have been closed off by the Italian authorities. As a result it will not be possible to make any collections or deliveries in these towns. These listed so far are: 26845 Codogno26823 Castiglione d’Adda26841 Casalpusterlengo26861 Fombio26847 Maleo26867 Somaglia26821 Bertonico26827 […]

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Port of Dover closure

Posted on Monday, February 10th, 2020

We expect it won’t come as any great surprise, given the fact that storm Ciara has battered most of the UK, but the Port of Dover has been temporarily closed during the weekend with the suspension of all sailings. We are advised that the port is now open, but as you can appreciate it will […]

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