AEB study continues to analyse speed and risk minimisation in global supply chains

    Speed remains the top issue in logistics, global trade, and supply chain management: Three out of four industry experts consider shorter lead times and time to delivery their top priorities for 2017. That is one of the findings of a study titled ‘Global Trade Management Agenda 2017,’ conducted by software company AEB and the University DHBW in Stuttgart (Germany) which surveyed 330 logistics and global trade experts. The Global Trade

The Euro has hit a 20-month low against other currencies

The Euro has fallen to its lowest level against the US dollar since March 2015. The confirmation that German growth slowed to just 0.2% in the last three months hasn’t helped either as traders are now getting anxious about next month’s Italian constitutional referendum. Votes look poised to reject Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s electoral reforms, which might trigger his resignation. Donald Trump’s plans to spend $1trn on rebuilding Americas infrastructure

AEB study reveals the critical use of business apps in logistics and global trade

Apps have become part of everyday private life. But what is the role of business apps in global trade, logistics and supply chain management? A new study by software provider AEB and the University DHBW in Stuttgart (Germany) provides the answer. The Global Trade Management Agenda 2017, a study conducted by AEB in cooperation with University DHBW in Stuttgart, Germany, features responses from 330 experts in the fields of logistics,

Geodis and Delta Drone confirm development of a new warehouse inventory solution utilising drones

A few months after the start-up of the project and in line with the planned schedule, the initial development phase of this unique project has come to a successful conclusion following extensive testing in real-life conditions at the sites of Saint-Ouen-l’Aumône (near Paris) and Plaisance-du-Touch (near Toulouse). The initial prototype demonstrated all the potential of the developed system. It comprises a quadcopter drone fit with high-resolution cameras and a ground-based

Brexit fallout continues to impact UK Government and the EU

UK manufacturing orders rose to a post-Brexit high according to figures released yesterday by the Confederation of British Industry. Manufacturing order books improved to the highest level since February, but export order books and output growth slowed. Manufacturers mentioned that although their order books are at promising levels, the depreciation of the Pound has led to many expecting to raise their prices at the sharpest levels since January 2014 in

Cloud service from GateHouse Logistics launched to counter high-value road theft

  Transport data unifier GateHouse Logistics has announced that it has launched a new cloud service to help transport managers better counter high-value road cargo theft. Called ghSecure, the new cloud service is a further module of the firm’s unique, all telematics unifying system ghTrack. According to TAPA (Transported Asset Protection Association), three road cargo thefts of high-value goods in the supply chain occur each day in Europe. The average

MSC UK raises impressive company record of £28,900 for Alzheimer's Society

  There are currently 850,000 people with dementia in the UK and the number is set to rise to 1 million by 2021.  Alzheimer’s Society believes passionately that life doesn’t end when dementia begins. They are there for anyone affected by dementia, and do everything they can to keep people with dementia connected to their lives and the people who matter most. Anne Gordon, Finance Director at MSC UK commented,

US dollar reaches thirteen year high against major currencies

The Greenback rally continued over the past few days in the aftermath of the Presidential election. The Australian Dollar has slid further against its US counterpart to the lowest level for five months. Many assumed that there would be wide spread scepticism surrounding the prospect of a Trump administration and economic policies, causing the US Dollar to weaken significantly as a result. However, they couldn’t have been more wrong. In

Thermo King SG-3000 units chosen to support Qatar's new Hamad Port

  Thermo King, a manufacturer of transport temperature control solutions for a variety of mobile applications and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, will equip the new Hamad Port in the Mesaieed area of Qatar with 150 efficient and reliable SG-3000 diesel generator set (genset) units to support existing reefer containers. “The new Hamad Port is said to be the largest port project in the Middle East and we at Thermo

New SOLAS amendment – weighing in on the industry

Since the introduction of the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) amendment on 1st July 2016 requiring the certification of gross mass for containers, there has been much uncertainty, especially with regards to the documentation process, level of compliance and the degree of accuracy in the Verified Gross Mass (VGM) information provided. A critical move towards improved safety of the global transportation of containers – successful implementation could significantly reduce