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Tschudi Group – Creating value by daring to be different

        A long-standing family ownership allows for longer planning & investment, looking beyond the next business cycle Over the past 10 years, the Tschudi Group ( has developed further into a Shipping, Offshore and Logistics Group with particular focus on the East-West flow of cargoes and projects involving the Baltic, Russia, CIS countries and the Northern Regions of Norway and Russia. Tschudi is a privately controlled Norwegian

Logistics and the Olympic legacy

        The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) say that the Olympics have delivered some unexpected benefits for freight transport operations. After seven years of anticipation London 2012 suddenly arrived with a flash and then seemed to be over as quickly as it had started! However, we are now into investigating – and exploiting – the legacy of the UK’s investment in people and enterprises, with

Kewill: Fighting back against rising fuel costs

  After 10 years of a steady upward trend followed by a sharp increase in fuel prices, European Logistics Service Providers are understandably feeling under siege. The price of diesel per litre has increased substantially since 2003, more than doubling in some Eurozone countries, whilst Logistics Service Providers (LSPs) have at the same time been under sustained pressure from their customers to lower rates. Is it therefore possible to counteract

Middle East logistics hub: RHS Logistics

    The Rais Hassan Saadi (RHS) Group have been at the very forefront of the emergence of Dubai as a shipping and logistics hub since they started operations in 1910 with a primary focus on shipping and freight forwarding. 102 years later, the company has evolved into the regional powerhouse it is today with diverse interests across the region. RHS Logistics, the 3pl division of the group was launched

Transport companies must trust

Their IT partners  As more companies in the transport and logistics sector look to offset rising costs through the use of cloud computing, trust remains an important issue if they are to have faith in the technology and those providing it. According to cloud specialists Node4, for a company to gain the operational benefits of outsourcing their IT, they must be fully aware of the service they are receiving, and


DACHSER UK CONTINUES TO INVEST DACHSER UK CONTINUES TO INVEST IN ITS NORTH-WEST OPERATION After acquiring JA Leach Transport in Rochdale in April 2010, Dachser made significant investment in a partial refurbishment of the premises as well as in additional staff and IT infrastructure. These initiatives were all key components of the process of integrating the Rochdale site into the Dachser UK and European network. Now, the Company is in

Benchmarking Showcase 2012

‘Compare, understand and improve’ Some 90 people, including members of both The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and The Institute of Operations Management (IOM) together with other interested parties met in Kettering in September in the latest phase of the organisations’ prestigious benchmarking schemes. Logmark, set up in 2002, is the established CILT benchmarking system looking at the exchange of information, experience and best practice in the supply

Double-dip in Europe and Asia

The current slump in sales of commercial vehicles globally can be found above all in Western Europe, Brazil and China; and overall, the cyclical industry is likely to see a continuation of its descent after its record-breaking performance in recent years. That’s according to the AlixPartners Global Commercial-Vehicle Industry Outlook announced today by AlixPartners, the global business-advisory firm. In the medium term, says the study, further expansion is valid, especially