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Mark Stokes of United Trust Bank

Mark Stokes joins United Trust Bank as Chief Commercial Officer

Mark Stokes, formerly Managing Director – Commercial Banking at Metro Bank, has joined United Trust Bank in the newly created role of Chief Commercial Officer. Mark has over 20 years’ experience at executive committee level working with several established and challenger banks including Metro Bank, Lloyds Bank, RBS, Black Horse, and Chartered Trust. Under his leadership, Metro Bank’s commercial business balance sheet grew from £1.2bn to £3.5bn in the four years

cargo theft

TT Club and BSI cargo theft report confirms upward trends in 2019

Cargo in transit by road remains the dominant risk Food & beverage cargo increases share of commodity profile Thefts confirmed from unsecure truck parking average 8 per day globally South America ranks highest in median value of cargo per incident in unsecured locations The second annual report on cargo theft worldwide, issued today by leading international transport and logistics insurer, TT Club and global provider of supply chain intelligence, BSI

PODfather Murdoch

J&M Murdoch drives business growth with PODFather

J&M Murdoch, the transportation, waste management and skip hire specialist, is seeing the benefit of implementing PODFather’s delivery tracking and proof of delivery system into the transportation division of its 70-vehicle strong operation. Murdoch’s vehicles run 24 hours a day, 363 days of the year and the team needed a software solution to automate and streamline several business-critical tasks. PODFather was selected as the supplier of choice for Murdoch’s haulage division and

post-brexit

UK economy cannot operate without vital logistics workers post-Brexit

Vital logistics workers must be excluded from the government’s restrictive post-Brexit immigration policy, according FTA, the only business group representing all of the logistics sector. Following the policy announcement today, FTA is calling for government to realise how reliant the industry is on EU workers; the sector is already suffering from a severe labour shortage and the loss of these workers could cause business to come grinding to a halt. 

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Supply-chain concerns deepening for auto industry

Dr Ralph Speth (Jaguar Land Rover) recently made remarks which suggested that the company is to face a shortage of key components which are needed for its UK car plants due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. David Leggett, Automotive Editor at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view: “The news from JLR isn’t surprising. It is an inevitable consequence of the economic impact of

UK Export

UK exporting had record-breaking 2019, according to figures

2019 was a record-breaking year for UK exports, according to new figures published today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The UK has now experienced 45 consecutive months of annual export growth on a rolling annual basis. Companies in the UK exported £689 billion worth of goods and services across the globe – up by 5.0% on 2018. Goods exports to non-EU countries grew by 13.6% year on year.

corona

February US retail imports to see larger drop amid coronavirus

With coronavirus causing longer Lunar New Year shutdowns of factories in China, imports at major US retail container ports are expected to see a sharper-than-usual drop this month, according to the Global Port Tracker report released today by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. “February is historically a slow month for imports because of Lunar New Year and the lull between retailers’ holiday season and summer, but this is

Scotland Transport

More could be done to improve Scottish National Transport Strategy

Pressure from FTA has led to significant improvements to the Scottish National Transport Strategy Publication (NTS2), released 05 February 2020, with the document now recognising the importance of the logistics sector to achieving sustainable Scottish economic growth. However, the business organisation is concerned that plans to phase out the sale of new petrol and diesel vans by 2032 are unrealistic without the right infrastructure in place. Mags Simpson, FTA’s Head

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Dachser expands its contract logistics capacities for Maas-Rhein logistics center

Dachser wins contract to provide contract logistics for Emerson’s Climate Technologies division in Europe and invests in Alsdorf The US conglomerate Emerson is expanding its collaboration with Dachser. In view of the new European contract logistics mandate for Emerson’s Climate Technologies division, Dachser expanded its capacities in Alsdorf by adding a 7,000-square-meter warehouse. Over the past 30 years, Emerson’s Climate Technologies division has steadily grown its European business, which includes

TransFollow access control

New update from TransFollow introduces login with Access Code

With the latest update, TransFollow released the possibility to login with access code as an alternative login method in the TransFollow App. With this functionality, the eCMR-platform increases usability for companies, as it is no longer necessary to create an account for each driver to access eCMRs. As of now, the TransFollow App offers an alternative login to the mobile application without creating a personal account and logging in to