Category: Industry News

Talent in Logistics celebrates the sector

The fourth annual Talent in Logistics Awards for 2020 took place on Thursday 1 October and was not quite the glittering awards ceremony that we have become accustomed to, but given the extraordinary circumstances the sector has found itself in this year, the team at Talent in Logistics thought it only right to deliver a virtual awards night that promoted the celebration and recognition of all those working in logistics. 

TT Club Underlines its Commitment to the Middle East Market

TT Club has appointed Abdul Fahl to take up the role of TTMS (Gulf) Director. The move follows the return to London from Dubai of Julien Horn who will continue in the position of Portfolio Underwriter for the Middle East, Eastern Med and African region and reiterates the TT’s long-standing commitment to provide insurance solutions and unique support for its regional Membership and brokers. The TT Club is committed to


GEODIS names Mike Honious President & CEO Americas

GEODIS announced that effective October 3, 2020, Mike Honious was promoted to President & CEO of GEODIS in Americas, under the responsibility of Marie-Christine Lombard, CEO of GEODIS. “Mike has the ideal blend of deep industry experience and strong leadership abilities needed to succeed as CEO for GEODIS in Americas. Under Mike’s leadership, I am confident GEODIS in Americas will continue to thrive as one of our key regions and

Mark Stokes of United Trust Bank

Mark Stokes joins United Trust Bank as Chief Commercial Officer

Mark Stokes, formerly Managing Director – Commercial Banking at Metro Bank, has joined United Trust Bank in the newly created role of Chief Commercial Officer. Mark has over 20 years’ experience at executive committee level working with several established and challenger banks including Metro Bank, Lloyds Bank, RBS, Black Horse, and Chartered Trust. Under his leadership, Metro Bank’s commercial business balance sheet grew from £1.2bn to £3.5bn in the four years

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Fuel duty rise a blow to economic recovery

Speaking in response to rumours circulating of a potential fuel duty rise, Elizabeth de Jong, Director of Policy at Logistics UK, comments: “Logistics UK and its members are extremely concerned by rumours circulating of a significant fuel duty rise in the Autumn Budget. Logistics businesses have worked tirelessly during the pandemic to ensure the nation is supplied with all the goods and services it needs, all while operating at very


Blockchain transaction capacity and speed boost

Complete supply chain transparency, unprecedented security and the transactional capacity to serve the needs of even the largest Fortune 500 and Global 500 companies are all now possible following the launch of ShipChain Mainnet. This launch is a significant milestone toward achieving a modular system across the entire supply chain. With all the uncertainties in the world today, it gives supply chain decision-makers the incentive to move from considering how

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Delivering the new M4 Smart Motorway Project

Collett & Sons have delivered 120 steel bridge girders on behalf of Cleveland Bridge UK Ltd, from Darlington to the new M4 Smart Motorway between junction 3 and 12 in the South East of England. The M4 J3 to J12 Smart Motorway Upgrade was set up by Highways England with the aim to reduce congestion, by adding an additional lane of traffic. However, to accommodate the major upgrade, 12 bridges

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Softbox donates thermal covers for safe delivery of vital medicines

Softbox, a global innovator and provider of temperature control packaging systems and thermal covers for the life science and logistics industries, has helped protect temperature-sensitive shipments of essential medicines to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in partnership with the charity International Health Partners (IHP). To help maintain the temperature integrity of the shipped medicines, Softbox donated its Silverskin™ thermally insulating pallet covers, which were used by IHP to

Logistics UK

Clear roadmap to recovery

Business group Logistics UK is warning the government it needs to do more to stimulate economic activity and restore consumer confidence after the COVID-19 pandemic, after the group’s own research indicated that the nation’s businesses are stagnating, after two months’ of cautious re-opening.   As David Wells, the group’s Chief Executive explains, consumer caution and an unclear path back to ‘business as normal’ is hindering companies in all sectors from opening


Freight association surveys members on Brexit preparedness

As part of research on the preparedness of the UK’s freight forwarding and logistics sectors for the end of the Transition period on December 31, 2020, the British International Freight Association (BIFA) is again surveying its members. Director General, Robert Keen says: “One of trade association’s main roles is member engagement, ensuring that members are kept informed of important developments, and also that their views are provided to government, regulators,