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Current counter-piracy initiatives in the Gulf of Guinea, and recommended counter-solutions

Tom Roberts, Senior Analyst at Drum Cussac, takes a look at the risks surrounding the Gulf of Guinea and the lengths that traders have to go to in order to avoid piracy The Gulf of Guinea, encompassing the littoral states between Cote d’Ivoire and Angola, is a geo-strategically important region. Global shipping routes flow into the region, and it is rich in fish, timber and mineral resources. Perhaps most significantly,

HGV vehicle operations: Can efficiencies be achieved by use of new technology?

 Gordon Tutt, Chairman of the Association of Freight Software Suppliers, tells ITM about how new technology can help improve the running of Heavy Goods Vehicles There have been a number of articles recently in both the national press and trade press outlining the difficulties the trade is experiencing in recruiting sufficient Heavy Goods Vehicle drivers. One of my colleagues on the JCCC is Peter Cullum, who represents the Road Haulage

Ask the Expert: Hitachi Consulting

 Jonathan Gray of Hitachi Consulting speaks to ITM about the consultancy services they offer, how the market has changed and his business predictions for the future Tell us about Hitachi Consulting and your role there. I joined what was then known as Cambridge Management Consulting in 2001 and subsequently renamed to Celerant Consulting, a ‘pure-play’ business operations consultancy. Two years ago Celerant was acquired by Hitachi Consulting, so I’m relatively

Exporting goods abroad is all about exploring new horizons and markets

 Trade credit insurer Atradius explain how businesses can export successfully by taking the plunge and managing the risks effectively Mark Twain once declared that he was “seldom able to see an opportunity until it had ceased to be one”. He wasn’t alone. For businesses today the world can seem a perilous precipice or a business paradise. For all businesses, the notion of exporting to pastures new can be a daunting

Röhlig gains UK Warehousing Association membership

Röhlig underwent a rigorous operational audit programme Röhlig recently obtained the UK Warehousing Association (UKWA) membership for one of its UK warehouse operations in Solihull-West Midlands (Birmingham) where its UK headquarters are located. Röhlig underwent a rigorous operational audit programme by the UKWA, i.e. Britain’s leading trade organisation representing the third party logistics (3PL) sector to ensure the highest minimum standards in warehousing. Röhlig successfully passed the inspection in all

AYS drives forward into hanging garment market

Successfully transported 70 different clothing ranges A UK logistics and road freight specialist has entered the hanging garment market after completing its first job in just a matter of hours. AYS Logistics has successfully transported 70 different clothing ranges, picking them up from an export carrier and delivering them to London Mayfair in time for the grand opening of a new, high profile boutique fashion store. Making the job even

Oleo launches hydraulic buffer simulation software

Investigate the controlled deceleration of moving equipment Design engineers looking for hydraulic buffer technology for applications such as dockside cranes, steelworks and rail infrastructure, are set to benefit from brand new simulation and configuration software released by Oleo International. The crash energy technology specialist has launched its new Simulation Software, which allows design engineers to investigate the controlled deceleration of moving equipment, whatever the speed of impact, to define the