Category: Freight

Ask the Expert: Predictive technology and its benefits

Josh Brazil, Chief Operations Officer, Ocean Insights discusses with ITM magazine how time of arrival, predictive AI technology can greatly benefit the supply chain  Josh Brazil joined Ocean Insights in 2017, leading structural and organisational changes as the company began expanding rapidly into the SaaS Logistics Supply Chain Visibility market. He is the Chief Operations Officer and oversees the company’s ongoing operations and procedures. Headquartered in Germany, Ocean Insights (OI)

Air Cargo trends in a pandemic world

Dominic Hyde, Vice President Crēdo On Demand at Peli BioThermal talks air cargo trends in the new normal world exclusively for International Trade Magazine Previous predictions in pharmaceutical transportation trends, highlighting declining air passenger numbers and air freight demand increasing, have been pandemic propelled. Coronavirus continues causing worldwide disruption and it is anticipated its industry impact will continue throughout 2021 and beyond. Pandemic response – Preighters take off Pre-pandemic passenger

Case study: Toy Story

Constraints to business expansion, presented by manual packing, lead one international logistics business to invest in fast, fit-to-size automated packaging technology. Established in 2015, Global Freight Management Hersden Ltd is a highly successful international logistics business. Having at the outset secured the Warehousing and Logistics Contract for iconic toy and hobbies brand, Hornby Hobbies, the business has gone on to win a steady stream of clients across the mobile phone,

Connecting China with Europe

Saudia Cargo has announced the signing of cargo agreement with one of the leading IT and logistics operator, Cainiao Network– the logistic arm of Alibaba Group – to support e-commerce operations between China and Europe by operating five weekly flights from Hong Kong to Liege in Belgium with Riyadh city as a connection point. These flights will form a sky bridge between Asia and Europe to cater to the high


Freeports revealed in the Budget announcement

UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled a roster of eight English freeports in the Budget announcement. The freeports will be low-tariff business zones created to stimulate trade and investment in the wake of Brexit and the coronavirus crisis. One advantage of freeports is that companies operating there are able to import components without tariffs, complete the manufacturing process and then export finished products or sell them in the UK. The initiative

3T Logistics launches new Customs Clearance Service

3T Logistics and Technology Group – has launched a new Customs Clearance service to support the UK’s exporters and importers following the UK’s departure from the European Union in 2020. 3T Logistics is one of Europe’s largest independent fourth-party logistics (4PL) providers and their new Customs Clearance service will provide immediate assistance for businesses to minimise custom delays using automated systems.  This roll-out across the UK and Europe has been designed to help UK businesses

‘Brexit buster’ route direct from Morocco to the UK

A new direct shipping route, which will connect the UK and Morocco, is to be launched shortly. The route, which has been established by maritime and transport specialist, United Seaways, will link Poole in Dorset to Tangier, Morocco. The new line has been in planning for over two years and will help bypass post-Brexit traffic congestion and additional import procedures on goods arriving via Europe. It will also significantly reduce

Etihad Cargo Joins UNICEF Humanitarian Airfreight Initiative

Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Aviation Group, has signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) to support its Humanitarian Airfreight Initiative. Under the MoU, Etihad Cargo will aid the worldwide distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, essential medicines, medical devices, and other critical supplies to respond to the pandemic, managing all requirements through its dedicated COVID-19 Workforce. The UAE’s national

Peli BioThermal to Present at Temperature Control and Logistics Virtual Event

Peli BioThermal, the global name in temperature controlled packaging, will be attending this year’s virtual Temperature Control and Logistics conference to share industry insight on how temperature controlled packaging is playing a pivotal part in the delivery of vital pandemic payloads worldwide. Key speaker at the virtual event will be Paul Terry, Director of Sales EMEA at Peli BioThermal, who will share his knowledge and the latest industry developments via

BIFA Freight Service award winners triumph over adversity

Despite a year beset by multiple operational difficulties and uncertainties, there were many outstanding entries in the BIFA Freight Service Awards 2020 – the very best of which have now been announced in a series of online video presentations this week. In the Air Cargo Services category, which was sponsored by ASM UK, Simarco Worldwide Logistics triumphed over fellow finalists DHL Global Forwarding, Kerry Logistics and Ligentia Global. Winner of