Author: Emma Hampshire


Ukraine set for export boost with inaugural export credit agency

A Ukraine export credit agency is now finalising its internal workings and operational procedures as it scouts its first deals Together with the country’s State Export-Import Bank (Ukreximbank) and the Export Promotion Office, the newly-established PJSC Export Credit Agency (ECA) intends to boost exports from Europe’s breadbasket and the world’s largest grain exporter and maker of Antonov planes. Today, raw materials like agri products (14%) and ferrous metals (22.6%) account

ECI discusses export credit agencies in the uae

ECI discusses export credit agencies in the UAE

Massimo Falcioni, ECI, discusses export credit agenting in the UAE, and describes the future plans of the ECI to promote export diversification In spite of the UAE’s efforts to promote export diversification, oil and gas exports still make up almost 40% of its export basket. Etihad Credit Insurance (ECI), the UAE’s export credit agency, hopes to change that. It started operations in February 2018, having been established by the UAE


In response to market demand, IMHX will increase its frequency to every other year

Following an extensive period of consultation involving many of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of equipment and technology to the logistics sector as well as other partners and stakeholders, IMHX – the International Materials Handling Exhibition – will increase its frequency to every two years. This means that the next event in the IMHX series takes place on September 14-16, 2021, at the NEC, Birmingham. IMHX Event Director, Rob Fisher,

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Can geospatial technology deliver on Black Friday?

e-Commerce is growing fast. The UK market has doubled since 2013 and is expected to exceed £76 billion in 2019. Black Friday is seen as the market’s zenith, where retailers have the opportunity to boost sales at hitherto unseen rate. The discount day, however, puts huge stress on logistical systems, effecting speed and efficiency of delivery. For e-Commerce providers, the digital holds the key to success. On the horizon is

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Future Government must help logistics go zero emission, says FTA

All political parties should pledge to support the logistics sector on its journey to complete zero emission, according to FTA, the voice of the UK logistics sector. Ahead of December’s General Election, the business organisation has launched its own election manifesto – Logistics for Britain – which details ten policy asks of the future government, including the development of alternatively-fuelled vehicles, construction of HS2, and igniting a mode shift from road to maritime and rail.  Heidi Skinner, FTA’s Policy & Public Affairs Manager, comments: “FTA and its members are determined to meet the government’s target of becoming