Tuesday 20th Feb 2018 - Logistics Manager

Europa petition to cut Dartford Tunnel delays

Europa managing director Andrew Baxter has launched a petition to cut traffic jams at the Dartford Tunnel by redirecting all oversized and hazardous goods vehicles the other way around the M25, which he argues could save up to 2.5 hours of traffic jams at the Tunnel each day.

Andrew Baxter Managing Director Europa Worldwide Group

Baxter said: “We launched our Stop the Convoys campaign in a bid to try and make a positive change at the Tunnel, but the repercussions of the daily jams are not just felt by us alone at Europa, they’re suffered by thousands of other motorists and businesses that have to bear the delays every day. It’s those people and organisations who can make the biggest difference.

“It’s simple – time is a precious commodity and the loss of it costs businesses money. We’ve done our bit so far, we’ve welcomed alternative suggestions, we’re engaging with the right people, now with the help of the Kent Invicta Chamber we’re actively targeting the support of other local businesses, bringing them on board and asking them to help spread the word.”

If you want to sign the petition, click here to go to the government web site.