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Open for business with Dubai Trade FZE: Embracing the country's flourishing market

Ravi Kumar, Head of Strategy & Innovation for Dubai Trade FZE, provides an analysis of the premier trade facilitation entity that offers integrated electronic services from various logistics service providers under a single window. Dubai Trade underlines Dubai’s position as the perfect base for trading across borders with its unique geographical location, appealing infrastructure and …

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Government’s ‘fulfilment house register’ is cause for 3PL concern

Leading logistics services specialist, Walker Logistics Ltd, has warned that the Government’s plan to introduce a ‘register for fulfilment houses’ who store and distribute goods on behalf of online retailers could have wide-ranging implications for the third party logistics (3PL) sector. The ‘register’ was announced by Chancellor George Osborne in his Spring Budget speech and …

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Failure to observe new container weight safety rules will be punishable by fine or imprisonment

By Giles Searby – a partner in the litigation and dispute resolution team at hlw Keeble Hawson with experience of shipping Major new international rules will come into force on July 1, 2016 which require a container’s weight to be verified by prescribed methods before it can be loaded on to a ship. The laws …

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Managing foreign currency risks when you trade overseas – Financial Expert, John Galvin's top tips

When your business trades internationally, one of the key risks you must manage is foreign currency. If you are confused about foreign currency and want to know more, this article will help you understand and manage these types of risks. It follows on from my previous article for ITM, in which I introduced and explained …

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Switch to outsourced logistics allows Bodie and Fou to ramp up stockholding

Bodie and Fou, online retailers of a range of high-end home accessories including bed linen, kitchen accessories, lighting and furniture, have awarded Berkshire-based logistics solutions specialist, Walker Logistics, the contract to manage their UK and European supply chain. Walker will receive incoming stock and dispatch orders throughout the UK and in to Europe on behalf …

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Breaking up is never easy: Brexit and its potential impact on the logistics industry

By Andrew Austin, Group Operations Director, Priority Freight The battle lines have been drawn and in less than four months from now Britain could start the process of separating itself from the European Union (EU). A lot of the public debate, particularly in the tabloid media, has focused on freedom of movement and the nation’s …

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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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