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Online delivery experts, ParcelHero, comment on the Morrisons Amazon deal

Online delivery experts ParcelHero says Amazon’s new tie-up with Morrisons reveals the web retailers’ ambition to be the pipe through which everything is delivered. The new deal Amazon has struck with Morrisons means a significant boost for Amazon’s Prime Now and Pantry services. And delivery experts ParcelHero say it is a cog in Amazon’s far …

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Brace for the ACE impact, says WiseTech Global

Craig Seelig, WiseTech Global’s Product Manager for Customs and Government Compliance Americas, explains that the ACE extension doesn’t mean Brokers should delay implementation. US Customs recently announced a delay until March 31 for mandatory filing of all entry summary transactions in US Customs’ Automated Commercial Environment (ACE), the single window processing of trade that is …

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"Supply chain visibility – the unfulfilled promise?" By Phil Lavin, Sales Manager, AEB (International) Ltd.

Supply chain visibility – defined as the IT-supported visualisation and monitoring of all process workflows within the supply chain, from the supplier to the end customer – ranks very high on the agenda of many companies around the world. This is mainly based on the benefits that comprehensive transparency delivers, including enhanced quality of services, …

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Poor language skills are costing the UK economy £48 billion a year in lost export sales, says ATC

UK Overseas Trade Statistics have recently announced a continued reduction in UK exports. The ATC comments on how poor language skills are costing the UK economy £48 billion a year in lost export sales. Geoffrey Bowden, General Secretary for the Association of Translation Companies (ATC), has said: “As an organisation whose members are focused on …

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Are you speaking the right export language? Ask The Expert – SDL

Nigel Watson speaks to ITM about SDL’s position as a leader in global customer experience and translation and provides readers with his top translation tips. Introduce us to the company and what makes SDL a leader in global customer experience and translation? Exceptional customer experiences means delivering the right information, in the right context, at …

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TT Club champions operational best practice to improve US intermodal efficiency

Speaking at the recent TOC Americas Conference in Panama, TT Club’s Senior Underwriter Dan Negron outlined the future opportunities to diversify both the export and import supply chains in the US as the widening of the Panama Canal (due to become operational early next year) will allow larger container ships to transit from Asia to …

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UK logistics companies should target Nordic countries

By Mark Elward, Managing Director of DK Fulfilment Consumers in the Nordic countries – Finland, Denmark, Sweden and Norway – have embraced online shopping with the same enthusiasm as their counterparts across mainland Europe. Indeed, according to ‘E-commerce in the Nordics 2014’ – a report by PostNord, a leading logistics company in the region, almost …

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DB Schenker Rail UK calls for more access to markets at key ports

DB Schenker Rail UK has responded to the Office of Rail and Road Regulation’s (ORR) consultation on commitments following the preliminary findings of a competition investigation into Deep Sea Container rail transport markets. DB Schenker Rail UK formally complained to the ORR in June 2013 regarding what it perceived to be very significant barriers to …

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TIACA calls for solutions to EU migrant crisis and offers security advice

The situation has already seen more than 514,000 people cross the Mediterranean to reach Europe The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) has called on world leaders meeting at the United Nations this week to work together to find solutions to the ongoing migrant crisis in Europe in a message to its members today. The situation …

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