Author: Emma Hampshire

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

De Montfort University Students

De Montfort University students fuel solutions to combat logistics skills shortage

Pall-Ex has teamed up with De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) to help tackle the logistics industry’s nationwide skills shortage. The palletised freight network has tasked second year marketing students with developing creative ideas to promote careers in the logistics sector to young people aged 16 to 24. The Ellistown firm has provided a live brief for an integrated marketing campaign, using market research, social media, influencer marketing and PR. Campaigns

Low Emissions Zone

TFL funding scheme will ease financial burden on local buisnesses

FTA strongly welcomes Transport for London’s (TfL) decision to increase its financial support for businesses needing to replace their current vans and HGVs with newer, cleaner models in preparation for the tightening of the Low Emission Zone (LEZ) standards later this year. The business group believes this funding is vital for the Mayor of London to achieve his clean air ambition without placing a heavy financial burden on the shoulders

Auto Industry

Europe’s auto industry faces a tough 2020, says GlobalData

Following the new and tighter EU CO2 emissions rules for cars sold in Europe coming into effect in 2020. David Leggett, Automotive Editor at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view: “For the industry in Europe, 2020 will be another hugely competitive year with the added complication for the carmakers of factoring in push and pull for models according to new EU CO2 fleet average rules. They

Africa

UK Export Finance boost critical infrastructure projects in Africa

Financial support from UK Export Finance worth over a half a billion pounds unlocks deals in Ghana, Zambia, Gabon and Uganda for UK exporters. Support has led to UK contracts for six national infrastructure projects across Africa. Businesses supported come from across the UK and from a range of sectors. The International Trade Secretary, Liz Truss, announced today at the UK-Africa Investment Summit that UK Export Finance (UKEF) has provided

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Talent in Logistics reveals line-up for Develop Conference

Talent in Logistics has released the agenda for its Develop Conference this month which is designed to support instructors, trainers, professional training providers and internal training teams who are responsible for developing people in logistics and transport operations. The conference takes place at Hotel Football in Manchester on Wednesday 22nd January 2020 and is set to fill a void by providing an outlet to collaborate, share expertise and work together

digitalisation

SAL adds further to its digitalisation strategy and appoints spearhead

SAL Heavy Lift is taking further steps to strengthen and develop its digital landscape by creating a new executive function that focusses on Information Technology and Digitalization. With the dawn of the new year, SAL is taking action to ensure its further growth strategy, by strengthening its efforts towards digitalization. SAL and owners Harren & Partner have appointed Claas Matthies, Managing Director, as the new group Chief Information Officer (CIO).

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Oxford Zero Emission Zone, a tax on vital commercial vehicles

Plans for a Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ) in Oxford, published today (7 January 2020), are effectively a tax on trucks and vans in areas of the city, according to FTA. The business organisation, which speaks on behalf of the logistics sector, is calling for Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council to reconsider their strategy until zero-emission commercial vehicles become a viable alternative for local businesses. Rebecca Kite, Environment Policy