Category: Industry News

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

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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

GEODIS reports on its Mentor Programs in Asia-Pacific and Americas

Having set the goal of 25% female fulfilment of its leadership roles by 2023, leading global logistics provider GEODIS has established an employee Mentor Program as part of its drive towards diversity. To mark International Women’s Day on 8th March, GEODIS reports on the progress of the Programs. Only 13% of senior leaders in the logistics industry as a whole are women. This is despite females scoring higher in leadership

Stephen Astbury joins Narrow Aisle

Narrow Aisle Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen Astbury as the company’s new Head of Strategic Development Following the recent announcement of a significant investment in its operations serving the USA and Canadian markets, Narrow Aisle Ltd – manufacturer of the Flexi range of articulated forklift truck-based space-saving intralogistics solutions – has appointed Stephen Astbury as the company’s new Head of Strategic Development. As a key member of

Entec International strengthens team in Latin America

UK based MRO procurement and supply chain specialist Entec International has appointed Carlos Lobaton as Business Development Manager for the LATAM (Latin America) region. Carlos joins the team responsible for rolling out a major procurement and supply chain consolidation programme, covering 11 countries and 39 sites across Latin America, on behalf of a global soft drinks and savoury snacks client. Carlos, who has over fifteen years of experience working in

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

SAL & KAEC Sign a Memorandum of Cooperation to Bolster Saudi Arabia’s Logistic Service Sector

The Saudi Logistics Company SAL has signed a memorandum of cooperation with King Abdullah Economic City in order to provide further support to both logistics sector in the Kingdom and King Abdullah Economic City. The signed memorandum by Mr. Omar Hariri, CEO of SAL, and Mr. Ahmed Linjawi, CEO of KAEC, focuses on enhancing logistics services and contributes to creating promising logistic and economic opportunities in conjunction with Saudi Arabia’s

ONE becomes GoodShipping pioneer

Sustainable cargo initiative GoodShipping has today announced that it has successfully collaborated with leading container shipping liner Ocean Network Express (ONE) to advance the uptake of biofuel-driven carbon reduction services across the container shipping segment. In a recent trial with ONE on November 22, 2020, the 4,803 TEU MOL EXPERIENCE was refuelled with sustainable marine biofuel at the Port of Rotterdam while carrying cargo for GoodShipping pioneers Dopper, Blygold, Geelen

ProGlove announces senior executive changes

ProGlove, the leader in ergonomic wearables for industry, promotes Ilhan Kolko to Chief Product Officer. Out of ProGlove’s US headquarters in Chicago, Kolko will oversee product development and all related aspects. In this role, Kolko reports directly to ProGlove’s CEO, Andreas Koenig. At the same time, ProGlove promotes Konstantin Brunnbauer to Vice President Production & Hardware Engineering. Brunnbauer will be responsible for hardware development and production of the wearables-specialist He

Utordo allows logistics companies to integrate with fastest-growing online marketplace

Utordo – the cloud-based multi-channel order management solution – is now fully integrated with OnBuy.com, the fastest-growing online marketplace in the world and the largest UK-founded marketplace. Having achieved over 600% growth for the last 3 years in a row, OnBuy is on a mission to revolutionise the eCommerce sector by providing a fair, transparent and ethical marketplace that benefits buyers and sellers. Richard Davies, a director of Utordo, comments: “OnBuy