Taking on the Global Recession

Setting up a freight forwarding company in an already competitive market is a tall hurdle to overcome… Setting up a freight forwarding company in an already competitive market is a tall hurdle to overcome, to do that during a global recession is not for the faint hearted.  That is exactly what the Director’s of Derwent Shipping & Logistics did and they haven’t looked back since.   With a combined experience

Industry welcomesUK’s latest container terminal

The UK’s logistics industry has welcomed the opening of a new deepwater terminal at the country’s busiest container terminal, which is capable of handling the latest generation of container vessels. The Felixstowe South Terminal will comprise two berths – 8 & 9 – and its owner, Hutchison Ports UK , claims it is currently the only facility in the country capable of handling the latest generation of containerships, which have


Woodland Logistics is the first commercial company in the UK to benefit from the new DigiDL… Woodland Logistics is the first commercial company in the UK to benefit from the new DigiDL GPRS remote downloading technology from Tachodisc. Initially installed into 43 new vehicles purchased by Woodland Logistics to service a specific customer contract that is geographically spread across five sites in the UK, the new DigiDL technology from Tachodisc

HRH The Princess Royal commends UK transport and logistics industry for creating a very important legacy in Africa

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal says the support the UK transport and logistics industry is giving Transaid is creating a ‘very important’ legacy in Tanzania. The Princess Royal joined more than 60 industry figures at Transaid’s annual showcase, hosted by Barclays Corporate in Canary Wharf on 28 September, to hear news of a project to provide professional training to bus and truck drivers in an effort to reduce the number of road deaths. Project manager Neil Rettie, who is

Maritime Security Consultants

Drum Cussac is a leading international business risk consultancy, committed to protecting personnel, assets, profits and reputation. We specialise in developing mitigating strategies, enabling clients to convert risk into competitive advantage. We are recognised experts, already providing bespoke, flexible and fully supportive solutions to a number of leading international companies, government agencies and private clients. We are committed to standards of excellence and while our established risk management practices have been operationally validated, we keep them under constant

Diffusing the storm of global compliance

With the constantly changing global customs compliance landscape, is there an easier way for companies to manage cross-border trade? Ritu Rooney, Global Product Manager Freight Forwarding, Kewill, a leading provider of solutions that simplify global trade and logistics, says the management of global customs integration shouldn’t be a minefield. Any business that trades across borders and deals with customs authorities faces a mounting barrage of compliance requirements that are continually changing. With all the regulations and

Allseas sets up Dubai office

Allseas Global Logistics, a UK-based specialist in moving project, heavy lift and out-of-gauge cargo, has opened its own office in Dubai for the first time. The company, which operates on a worldwide basis, already has a strong track record in the Middle East region but until now has handled that business from its UK offices or through representatives.   “The opening of our own dedicated, permanent office in Dubai represents an exciting new chapter for

Business mentoring scheme for logistics executives

New business mentoring scheme for supply chain executives UKWA – the trade association representing the logistics industry – has announced details of its plans to launch a new business mentoring scheme for supply chain executives. Mentors are experienced businessmen and women who are willing to share their business experience with others. “There is plenty of evidence to suggest that business mentoring has a positive effect on a company, whether it