Softbox announces the appointment of new global CFO

Softbox, a global innovator and provider of temperature control packaging systems and thermal covers for the life science and logistics industries, has announced the appointment of Charlie Nicholson as Softbox’s new Global CFO. Reporting directly to Kevin Valentine, CEO of Softbox, Charlie Nicholson joins the leadership team and is responsible for all financial and fiscal management aspects of Softbox and its regional business units across the globe. His primary focus

Thermo King Truck Hybrid Refrigeration Units hit the roads

Greggs, UK’s leading bakery food-on-the-go retailer is one of the first in Europe to equip their truck fleet with the new Thermo King hybrid systems Thermo King, a leader in transport temperature control solutions and a brand of Trane Technologies, today announced that its new hybrid refrigeration systems for trucks and high-loaders are being delivered to customers across Europe. The new T- and UT-Series Hybrid refrigeration systems seamlessly switch between

Dimerco expedites oversized cargo shipment

Dimerco expedites oversized cargo shipment with on flight transit and airside examination/release International freight forwarding and transportation specialist Dimerco has implemented a customized logistics solution to expedite the shipment of over-sized, temperature-sensitive cargo from Tokyo in Japan to Xiamen in China, via Taipei, on behalf of a leading imaging technology provider in the global electronics industry. “Our customer required the cargo to be protected from shock, tilt and temperature change,”

Davies Turner’s Express China rail freight service now goes direct to UK

Bookings on its weekly fixed-day rail consol service from China to the UK continue to increase, so Davies Turner is adding UK destinations that will be served directly from China. Tony Cole, head of supply chain services at one of the UK’s leading independent freight and logistics company says: “Having reviewed the pattern of shipments we are carrying, we have decided to offer a direct service to our regional freight

HGV testing exemptions will help the economy

Following campaigning from Logistics UK (formerly FTA), the government has confirmed that the safest vehicles will be exempt from HGV tests for up to 12 months, as James Firth, Head of Road Freight Regulation at Logistics UK explains: “The government’s decision to listen to the advice of Logistics UK and grant HGV testing exemptions to the lowest risk vehicles – those categorised as ‘upper green’, with Earned Recognition (ER), or

Port of Hamburg

Vietnam – dynamic trading partner for the Port of Hamburg

The EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement has entered into force on August 1 2020. Trade between the Port of Hamburg and Vietnam, which has already increased in recent years, should continue to benefit from this agreement. Although the corona-related developments will also affect trade between Germany and Vietnam in the current year 2020, for the Port of Hamburg there has been very positive growth in the Vietnam shipping region in the


Qube Learning: Train the nation

Joe Crossley, CEO at Qube Learning offers insight on how the logistics industry can access and retain talent post-lockdown The logistics industry – warehousing and transport – has always been a central pillar of the British economy but perhaps this year we’ve seen it more than ever as the teams behind our warehouses and delivery routes have kept the nation moving. A recent employer survey conducted by Qube Learning as the lockdown eased showed


BIFA welcomes latest round of customs declaration funding

Customs intermediaries based in the UK can apply for £50m of new funding to help expand declaration capacity ahead of the ending of the Brexit transition period. At the end of the year, the UK’s transition period for leaving the European Union will come to end, meaning customs formalities and controls will apply to goods being transported to and from the European Union. This will result in the need for


DHL adds new life sciences facility in the US

DHL Global Forwarding has opened a new $1.6m facility in Indianapolis in the US as it continues to target the life sciences market. The building offers bonded services and three temperature controlled chambers: 15-25 degrees Celsius storage and handling, 2-8 degrees Celsius storage and handling and -20 degrees Celsius storage and handling. Together the temperature controlled areas measure close to 20,000 sq ft and will be able to process pharmaceutical,


Small improvement in June says IATA

Global airfreight markets enjoyed a slight uptick in June – but at a slower pace than some of the traditional indicators have been suggesting, reveals the International Air Transport Association (IATA). Global demand, measured in cargo tonne-kilometres (CTKs), fell by 17.6 per cent in June – minus 19.9 per cent for international operations – in comparison with the previous year. “That is a modest improvement from the 20.1 per cent