Older Trucks Charged At DP World

by | May 23, 2019

Next year, a charge will be imposed on older trucks calling at DP World’s Southampton container terminal, encouraging hauliers to replace older vehicles.

DP World UK released a letter to customers explaining that after Southampton City Council cancelled a plan for a city-wide clean air zone (CAZ), the Council asked DP World Southampton to implement a scheme that would help them to put an alternative case to the government.

The letter also stated it would also help hauliers avoid a much larger fee – potentially £100 a day – for trucks entering the CAZ.

Using automated number plate recognition technology at the terminal gates, a £5 per truck charge will initially be levied on trucks registered in 2008 or before.

The aim of the charge is to encourage hauliers to replace older vehicles with more efficient Euro VI engines.

In January 2022, a second phase of charges will be introduced on vehicles with Euro V engines, registered up to 2013. The formal tariff notice is scheduled for next month.

The charges are unlikely to have any impact on Zenith or group customers, as we provide the newest and highest quality vehicles to provide intelligent distribution services. We invest in the right equipment to provide the most efficient solutions.

If you would like to find out more about Zenith’s supply chain solutions, then please call 08453 701804 or email info@zenithgrp.co.uk.

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