Colombia, the next big trade destination

An update on the fastest growing market in Latin America Whitefield International associates, Carolina Larramendy and Juliana Velásquez of Globalista, a business consultancy based in Medellín, Colombia, give an update on the fastest growing market in Latin America. Colombia is a recurring member of the countries listed as the most promising in terms of economic growth. Experts agree with the great potential presented by the mix of its resources, clear

Warehousing like the pro’s

Global economic upset that doesn’t appear to let up With the global economic upset that doesn’t appear to be letting up any time soon, companies have been looking at ways to remain competitive, and the freight industry is no exception. To this end logistics companies are realising the value in building collaborative partnerships with customers and suppliers. The companies that are adopting this approach are also finding that by investing

International Partnerships drive growth and success

Living in a world where developments in communications continue to advance We live in a world where developments in communications continue to advance at break neck speed. The consequences of this are both far reaching and profound, creating a society in which people expect things to happen instantaneously. In the mind of the consumer if they can place an order in Russia over the Internet on Monday, why shouldn’t it

What keeps international logistics directors awake at night?

Speaking to Andrew Dalziel, VP Marketing and Products Management of Kewill In short, there are a number of main challenges, says Andrew Dalziel, VP Marketing and Products Management of Kewill, as he attempts to provide some of the answers. Freight forwarders and 3&4PL’s face continuous change, economic uncertainty in many markets, a growing requirement to comply with increasing regulation, and the need to respond to customers with a more personalised

Clugston Distribution expands into new markets

Exhibiting at Multimodal 2012, Clugston has announced investments Exhibiting at Multimodal 2012 within the RHA stand cluster, Clugston Distribution Services has, over the course of the last six months, announced investments totaling nearly £1.4M. As part of its strategic growth plan, the company, which as part of Clugston Group of companies is celebrating its 75th anniversary, has invested in 17 Renault Premium tractor units and eight new curtain sided trailers.

PD Ports promotes greater role for rail

Collaboration between customers and rail providers will help reduce carbon footprint The PD Ports Group, a UK leader in implementing the portcentric strategy, has further emphasised its commitment to helping customers reduce their carbon footprint by focussing its attention on rail links. The Group, which owns and operates Teesport and the Port of Hartlepool, a major deep water complex located on the North East coast of England, says northern cargo

What keeps International Logistics Directors awake at night?

In short, there are a number of main challenges, says Andrew Dalziel, VP Marketing and Products Management of Kewill, as he attempts to provide some of the answers. Freight forwarders and 3&4PL’s face continuous change, economic uncertainty in many markets, a growing requirement to comply with increasing regulation, and the need to respond to customers with a more personalised and differentiated service. Five significant areas that are causing sleepless nights

Join the Professionals!

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (UK) – CILT- is the leading body in the UK representing individuals associated with logistics, supply chains and transport throughout their careers. Its18,000 members are engaged in freight and passenger operations by road, rail, sea and air at every level. CILT provides a professional qualifications structure which enables its members to demonstrate skills and management qualities accrued from a combination of academic study

Somali Piracy’s Impact on the Global Economy

Somali Piracy’s Impact on the Global Economy Nears $7 Billion in 2011 According to Oceans Beyond Piracy Report Oceans Beyond Piracy recently released a report that raised concerns about the cost of Somali Piracy to the world economy. Approximately 80% of all costs are borne by the shipping industry, while Governments account for 20% of the expenditures associated with countering piracy attacks. The report estimated the 2011 economic cost of