First ‘Made in China’ Logistics Challenge in Doncaster Local Logistics Network

Three local schools took part Skills for Logistics (SfL) organised the first ‘Made in China’ Logistics Challenge in the Doncaster Local Logistics Community Network (LLCN) region on the 17 October. The three local schools taking part were: De Warren and Selby Park Academy, along with hosts, Rossington All Saints Academy School in Doncaster. With a proposed new Inland Port to be located in Rossington, it was the perfect location for

De Rijke Group to implement Kewill supply chain platform

Kewill MOVE platform will connect business and improve efficiency De Rijke , a leading international third party logistics provider with 28 facilities in 9 countries throughout Europe and the Middle East, has selected the Kewill MOVE™ platform – a comprehensive end-to-end solution for managing the complexities of transportation, logistics and trade compliance. The software will enable De Rijke to better connect its business, improve visibility and drive increased operational efficiency.

PricewaterhouseCoopers certifies AEB’s classification solution

Second AEB software that has been certified by PwC AEB (International) Ltd, a leading provider of supply chain management and global trade software, has announced that its solution ASSIST4 Classification 3.0, together with the SAP plug-in ATC Classification, have been audited and certified by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), the world’s largest professional services and public audit firm. AEB’s classification solution accelerates the product classification process and largely automates it. All necessary sources

Per-user software licensing prevents innovation

According to Founder and CEO of WiseTech Global/CargoWise The bums-on-seats paradox: how per-user software licensing prevents innovation and hurts productivity Richard White, Founder and CEO of WiseTech Global/CargoWise, explains a fundamental conflict at the heart of the business software product industry. Business software companies that create and sell products on the traditional per-user license are in a complex conflict with their customers’ needs. It’s a conflict buried deep in the

IAG Cargo boosts Hong Kong freight hub

Expanding in Asia Pacific  IAG Cargo, the cargo business of British Airways and Iberia, is expanding its operations in Asia Pacific with the introduction of an additional air freighter service into Hong Kong. With this new service, IAG Cargo offers customers six freighter flights into the territory per week, boosting Hong Kong’s position as an important hub for the carrier while supporting business growth in the region. The additional flight

Geodis Wilson appoints new Middle East Cluster MD

Sascha Geiken joined Geodis Wilson in 2009 Global freight management company, Geodis Wilson, is continuing to grow its Middle East network and has announced the appointment of Sascha Geiken as new Cluster Managing Director for the Middle East region. Sascha Geiken joined Geodis Wilson in 2009 as Managing Director of Geodis Wilson United Arab Emirates. In his new position as Cluster Managing Director, he will be responsible UAE, Qatar, Saudi

TT Club pinpoints operating risks for forwarders in Dubai

At a workshop in the UAE In early October the UAE’s National Association of Forwarding and Logistics (NAFL) hosted a workshop for its members as part of its AGM proceedings. The group invited freight transport insurance specialist TT Club to present an overview of the risk profile that freight forwarders and logistics operators in the region are experiencing and the insurance cover available to mitigate such risk. Held at Dubai’s

Working Capital Partners launch unique export overdraft facility

Designed for smaller businesses Selective Invoice Finance specialists Working Capital Partners have launched a new Export Overdraft facility for small businesses, enabling them to trade overseas without the usual complications of detailed documentation and financial risk. Managing Director Perry Burns said “We are delighted to be launching this new export finance facility as we believe that it will enable more UK SMEs to sell overseas, when once they may have

Maersk Container Industry a finalist for CSR and innovation awards

Finalists at this year’s Containerization International Awards An advanced insulation foam and ingenious ways to transport fresh food have helped make Maersk Container Industry a finalist in two competition categories, CSR and innovation, at this year’s Containerization International Awards. “It’s an honour for MCI’s research and development teams to be finalists for two prizes when we know how many good projects and companies are participating,” says Casper Jacobsen, Sustainability Coordinator

Winner of Young Freight Forwarder Award announced

The TT Club-sponsored award Earlier this year, entrants from all over the world submitted papers focusing on key import and export commodity/cargo projects. From these the Steering Committee selected a shortlist of four regional finalists. These four young professionals were then invited to attend the 2013 FIATA World Congress this week in Singapore to make a presentation regarding their dissertation topic to the Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year