Category: Logistics

Free eLearning course launched to help reduce Covid-19 risk during lift truck training

RTITB has developed a new eLearning course ‘Managing COVID Risk During Lift Truck Training’, which is available for free to provide support throughout the challenges of Covid-19. The course is ideal for training teams and managers in supply chain organisations delivering inhouse training, as well as lift truck training providers.  “Safety in lift truck operations is more important than it has ever been, with workplaces under stress due to the

Qatar Airways Cargo Takes a Major Digital Leap

The world’s largest cargo airline will provide forwarders with real-time pricing, capacity, and eBookings via WebCargo, marking a major milestone in air cargo digitalisation. Forwarders globally will soon be able to conduct real-time eBookings, access live rates, and see available capacity with Qatar Airways Cargo via the service of WebCargo, a Freightos Group company, providing critical agility as supply chains contend with COVID-19’s impact and disruption. Rollout will begin with

Pelican BioThermal Partnership with Asiana Airlines

Pelican BioThermal, the global name in temperature controlled packaging, announces its latest partnership with Asiana Airlines, which will see an extensive expansion of the company’s growing global network. In the ongoing rapid response to support the global fight against COVID-19, the new partnership provides Asiana Airlines access to Pelican BioThermal’s Crēdo on Demand rental program when shipping temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical and pandemic payloads worldwide. The collaboration allows Pelican BioThermal to continue

FTA

ONS UK Trade update

David Lloyd, General Manager Alibaba, UK, Nordics and Netherlands, comments on today’s ONS UK Trade update: “A combination of the ongoing pandemic and uncertainty around Brexit created a challenging environment for businesses exporting during November. Unfortunately, these issues are likely to continue in early 2021, as the government races to vaccinate the public and businesses get used to new rules for trading with the EU. “In the meantime, it’s important

GEODIS expands and renames its specialist Project Logistics business

GEODIS is widening its range of worldwide project logistics services. At the same time, GEODIS is positioning this specialised offer with a new name in the market, changing from GEODIS Industrial Projects to GEODIS Project Logistics. The name change reflects the more diversified service portfolio of GEODIS in this sector which now goes beyond serving the industrial segment. In addition to GEODIS’ growing activity in the Renewable Energy market, as

Maritime

Shippeo secures $32M investment from Battery Ventures and existing investors

Shippeo, the European leader in real-time transportation visibility (RTTV), today announces a $32 million investment. This new round is co-led by Battery Ventures, a global, technology focused investment firm and existing investors (NGP Capital, ETF Partners, Partech and Bpifrance Digital Venture). Shippeo will use the investment to strengthen its market-leading position and continue delivering on product innovation. The Covid-19 crisis has highlighted the need for supply-chain visibility, with major shippers

Logistics UK appoints Economics and Research Manager

Logistics UK has today (14 January) announced the appointment of Ryan Barnett as its Economics and Research Manager. Ryan will join the business organisation’s influential policy team, who are vital to achieving the most for its members, not only in its discussions with government and decision makers, but also with its research, guides and reports.     Sarah Watkins, General Manager of Policy Information, comments: “We are thrilled to have Ryan join us with his extensive experience. Having received a master’s degree in Global Political Economy and having worked as an

Abu Dhabi Ports Accelerates Transportr’s Inland Container Depot

Abu Dhabi Ports, part of ADQ, one of the region’s largest holding companies, has signed an agreement with Transportr Ltd to manage its inland container depot (ICD) in Musaffah, provide handling facilities within the ICD and deliver fully inclusive transportation solutions for containers between the ICD and Khalifa Port. The agreement will not only improve connectivity between Transportr’s depot located within Ittihad Paper Mill LLC and Khalifa Port, but will

Brexit

Brexit red tape is creating a sticky mess at borders, says ParcelHero

Brexit bureaucracy is now creating delays and pushing up costs, says international delivery expert ParcelHero. It says up to 20% of parcels and trucks are being stopped at some borders. Brexit delays and costs are escalating rapidly, warns the international courier services expert ParcelHero. The parcel comparison site says couriers and retailers are now struggling with the burden of complex new paperwork, with 20% of parcels and the same proportion

Supply Chain

Lineage Logistics Partners with Turvo to Launch Lineage Link

Lineage Logistics, LLC (“Lineage” or the “Company”), the world’s largest temperature-controlled industrial REIT and logistics solutions provider, today announced the launch of Lineage Link through a partnership with Turvo, a provider of collaborative logistics software designed for global supply chains. Lineage Link, powered by Turvo, is a unified and fully integrated supply-chain technology solution that seamlessly connects the Lineage network, driving collaboration, performance and efficiency for all supply chain participants.