05 July 2024

Dear Client,

We are now entering the Summer holiday period and face service disruption due to HGV driving bans and closures in Italy & France.

We shall endeavour to maintain agreed transit times wherever possible however some delays are inevitable.

Italian service interruption

Last scheduled Italian groupage departures before holidays:
UK to IT                Friday 2nd August 2024
IT to UK               Friday 2nd August 2024

First scheduled Italian groupage departures after holidays:

UK to IT                Friday 16th August 2024
IT to UK                Wednesday 21st August 2024

Viamaster will continue to operate ad-hoc services to/from Italy throughout August at a reduced capacity and with possible extended transit times.

During this holiday period the availability of equipment will be severely reduced due to the imbalance of export & import cargo and the limited amount of overseas equipment in the market, also the Italian domestic transport providers have limited capabilities throughout the majority of August with national services suspended for a number of weeks. As in previous years, additional freight costs for high volume shipments & full load traffic may be incurred.

If you have any particular concerns then please direct your enquiries to your usual operational contact.