Woodland Global are taking a long-term view on the development of the Asian market

Andy Ball, Director of Trade Development Asia Pacific at Woodland Global Following the coverage of the Woodland Group’s 25th anniversary celebrations, we sit down with Andy Ball, Director of Trade Development Asia Pacific at Woodland Global As Director of Trade Development Asia Pacific at Woodland Global, what does your role entail? My role has changed recently and will now largely encompass further development of our Asia Pacific and Indian subcontinent

Customs Union GOST and TR certificates

The Customs Union can benefit everyone Russia is a constant lucrative market for enterprises from Switzerland. Great sport events as well as the modernisation initiative of the Russian Government open sales opportunities for the industry in Switzerland. Moreover, Russia was entered to WTO as well as to the Customs Union between Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. But with all economical potential provided by these markets there are still a lot of bureaucratic problems. Actually the questions of customs and product permission are

Maersk Container Industry to launch new technology with big potential

Bluezone in Star Cool will be available in 2nd half 2014 Eyeing vast new efficiencies in global fresh produce and fresh-cut flower transport, Maersk Container Industry (MCI) is now partnering with Boston-based technology company Primaira LLC to develop an air cleaning system in Star Cool Integrated refrigerated containers. Thorough tests and trials have shown the patented technology, Bluezone®, to be an efficient eliminator of molds, fungi and bacteria. Using an

International trade experts step in as trouble brews over blended tea exports

Chamber International help Taylors of Harrogate Overseas trade specialists have stepped in to try to resolve an international dispute over the export of blended teas, including one of Yorkshire’s best-known brands, which could affect all similar sales from the EU. Export professionals from Chamber International, Bradford, are working to help Taylors of Harrogate, which blends Yorkshire Tea, to try and resolve a regulatory dispute with South Korean customs officials which

TLT sees business double for second consecutive year

The TLT site has grown to 150,000 sqft warehouse indoor storage Portcentric operation The Logistics Terminal has continued to show rapid growth, with 2013 seeing throughput up 100% for the second consecutive year. TLT was set up in January 2011 at the Port of Tilbury, and now deals with more than 12,000 TEU’s a year across the operation of container collection, restitution and devanning, storage, cross-docking and distribution. The TLT

Another first for DP World London Gateway

London Gateway doubles cargo lifting ability DP World London Gateway has become the first port in the UK to lift four containers at one time on its quay cranes, which doubles the amount of containers it can lift in one go. The spreader is capable of handling four twenty foot containers or two forty foot containers at a time, this doubles the quay crane’s capacity for moving containers, which will

Spliethoff starts liner service between Port of Cleveland and Antwerp

The largest ship owner in the Netherlands  Dutch shipping company Spliethoff and The Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority in Cleveland, Ohio have struck a deal to start the first combined container and general cargo shipping route in many years between Cleveland and Northern Europe from March 2014. CEEWAY The route will be dubbed the ‘Cleveland-Europe Express’ (CEE) and it will start once the Saint Lawrence Seaway opens for a new season

Four predictions for UK supply chains in 2014

By Adrian Chamberlain 2013 was the year supply chain disruptions hit the headlines – from the Bangladesh factory disaster, to the horse meat scandal and ethics issues at several mobile phone companies. All the incidents showed how suppliers in lower level tiers of the supply chain can have a devastating impact on the financial performance and reputation of global businesses. Adrian Chamberlain, Chief Executive of Achilles, predicts four supply chain

Belgium to Peru with Tuscor Lloyds

A complex shipment of mining equipment  Tuscor Lloyds has just completed a complex shipment of mining equipment transported from Belgium to Peru. The consignment was 32 pieces of mining equipment/ machinery, including one piece which weighed 50 tons. Tuscor Lloyds was responsible for the port to port transportation between the port of Antwerp, Belgium and the port of Callao, Peru. The mining equipment arrived on low loader trailers at the