Highest credit rating for U-Freight’s German partner

alpha trans Luft- und Seefrachtspedition has received the highest credit rating alpha trans Luft- und Seefrachtspedition has received the highest credit rating from Creditreform Ganzmueller, Groher & Kollegen KG, a major German credit advice and ratings agency. For many years, the exclusive German partner of the U-Freight Group (UFL), has benefitted from a solid credit reference from the agency. Earlier this month, alpha trans was subjected to the strictest examination

First-ever Afro Business Expo for Reading

Bringing business & trade to the Thames Valley Africa is a continent with untapped potential. However, concerns about personal safety, corruption and the security of investments have meant that UK businesses who may wish to develop trade with the continent have not felt confident enough to explore this potential. Where are the positive stories of sustainable investment? The first Afro Business Expo: 2014 in Reading Berkshire sets about changing the

University of California and MCI issue guide for air exchange in reefer containers

Aimed at achieving energy savings and delivery of fruit and produce in optimal conditions Sound settings: The best advice from post-harvest biologists at the University of California is now available in an easy-to-use guide for air exchange technologies like AV+. The guide is the result of cooperation between reefer producer MCI and University of California, aimed at achieving energy savings and delivery of fruit and produce in optimal conditions.  Helping fruit and vegetables breathe: Using

New AEB whitepaper offers tips on delivering greater customer satisfaction

How pro-activeness can turn bad news into an opportunity to improve customer service Failed or delayed deliveries are damaging, both for a company’s reputation and for customer relations. A new white paper from AEB, one of Europe’s leading providers of global trade and supply chain management solutions, offers tips and suggestions for making the flow of goods and shipping statuses more transparent, keeping customers in the loop – and using

Update pressurised equipment certification to the new TR CU 032/2013 with SGS

TR CU 032/2013 ‘on safety of pressure equipment’ came into force on February 1 TR CU 032/2013 “on safety of pressure equipment” came into force on February 1, 2014. Last minute issues have been resolved and it is now possible for certified bodies to issue TR CU Certificates/Declarations. TR CU 032 Standards List Manufacturers and certification bodies now have access to the full list of standards that apply to TR

Choosing the correct Tariff Code

Gordon Tutt of the AFSS explains Ensuring the correct Tariff Code is used when undertaking an import declaration is a problem that I expect has existed almost since goods first required an import declaration. More recently the use of the Tariff Code has been extended in different forms beyond its use in just the import declarations. Having started my career in exports as a clerk, I had very little interest

First ever Afro Business Expo

Bringing business to Berkshire The first Afro Business Expo: Reading 2014 will be creating avenues for UK businesses and investors to access solid business opportunities in Africa. This incredible event will take place on Thursday 31st July and Friday 1st August 2014 at the Royal Berkshire Conference Centre in Reading. The 2 day expo event will offer UK investors and businesses the secure platform to identify and develop business investment

World Free Zones Organization unveiled during global launch in Dubai

A global, multilateral entity established in Geneva and headquartered in Dubai Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the global launch and unveiling of World Free Zones Organization took place today at Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, Dubai. World Free Zones Organization (World FZO) is a new non-profit entity operating as an association for all

TT Club announces strong financial results

Maintains AM Best A- (Excellent) rating The TT Club, the leading international transport and logistics insurance provider, today announces its financial results for the year ended 31 December 2014, maintaining its A- (Excellent) rating by agency AM Best for the 8th consecutive year.   Highlights: · $186.3 million gross written premiums · $12.0 million surplus · Total assets of $641.4 million · Total surplus and reserves $161.6 million · AM

Banz Geodis Wilson W.L.L. opens in Bahrain

New joint venture between Banz Group and Geodis Wilson The global freight forwarding company Geodis Wilson has formed a Joint Venture partnership with the regional warehousing and distribution specialist Banz Group in Bahrain. The move forms part of Geodis Wilson’s development strategy to extend and strengthen its global logistics network. The new joint venture will be based in Juffair, Bahrain, with administrative operations run from an 8,000 square metre warehouse