Category: Supply chain

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

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SI enabling fines for HGV drivers

In response to today’s (22 January 2021) laying of the government’s Statutory Instrument on fines for HGV drivers without COVID-19 tests,  Elizabeth de Jong, Policy Director at Logistics UK said: “Logistics UK remains extremely concerned that today’s decision to provide Ministers with the means to introduce fines against HGV drivers entering Kent without a negative COVID test will place unfair costs on the individuals working hard to keep the economy

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

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

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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.

Airfreight rates expected to remain elevated in 2021

Airfreight rates are expected to remain elevated in 2021 as the demand outlook remains uncertain and belly capacity is slowly re-introduced into the market. Writing in a Baltic Exchange market update, Bruce Chan, vice president – global logistics at investment bank Stifel, said that airfreight rates are likely to remain elevated and volatile for some time, and those looking for reprieve in 2021 may have to be patient. Chan said

E2open selects Shippeo as Strategic Partner to Accelerate Value Creation for Clients

E2open, the network for the emerging digital economy, and Shippeo, the European leader in real-time transportation visibility (RTTV), today announced a partnership to interconnect their networks and accelerate value creation for their clients. Through its multi-enterprise business network, E2open connects clients with all tiers of channel, supplier, logistics and global trade ecosystem partners to make better decisions and orchestrate global supply chains across industries. E2open’s carrier network includes all modes

UKWA calls for confirmation that logistics employees are ‘essential workers’

As the country enters 2021 under the challenges of Lockdown 3, UKWA CEO Peter Ward has called for the government to confirm ‘essential worker’ status for all those operating in the logistics sector. He says, “In his announcement the PM underlined the need to maintain the integrity of supply chains and logistics. Therefore, UKWA is asking the government to reaffirm its recognition of the logistics sector as ‘essential’ and confirm

Supply Chain

Trade uncertainty is the top barrier to supply chain innovation

Stefan Tärneberg, director of Solution Consulting at BluJay Solutions, predicts four supply chain job roles that will grow in the face of Brexit blues Four in ten (39%) logistics professionals say trade uncertainty is the top barrier to supply chain innovation in their companies, according to the latest global research from BluJay Solutions. The findings suggest that geopolitical factors such as Brexit are holding companies back from investing in supply chain resilience and

The future of the shipping industry

The shipping industry has faced challenges in 2020, so what technologies and innovations will help the efficiency and ease of the shipping landscape in 2021  The world economy will recover following the COVID-19 pandemic and it will be the global shipping industry that will be at the forefront of this fightback. Yet the sector will not emerge unscathed and there will be economic casualties and any recovery will take time.