Samskip acquires remaining shares Van Dieren Sweden to take full ownership

Acquiring the remaining shares in Van Dieren Sweden AB and taking full ownership of the company Samskip has announced that it has acquired the remaining shares in Van Dieren Sweden AB, taking full ownership of the fast growing company. Van Dieren Sweden will maintain its focus on having strong local leadership with a clear understanding of the needs of clients in the Nordic area; covering domestic and Sweden-Norway traffic as

New EU legislation – an imposition or business opportunity?

New European Union legislation from May 2016 is intended to standardise the movement of trade across EU member states The introduction of the Union Customs Code (UCC) imposes some unwelcome financial and operational constraints for thousands of UK businesses. Operationally release of goods from some premises will be delayed and affect services, according to Langdon Systems Ltd. New European Union legislation from May 2016 is intended to standardise the movement

The logistics sector should be aware of new HMRC controls

By Alan Powell, UKWA’s Excise Duty Expert The logistics sector should be aware of new HMRC controls for alcohol wholesalers and retailers, says Alan Powell, UKWA’s excise duty expert. Alcohol duty fraud, particularly in beer and wine, is a significant problem for the Exchequer and legitimate business. HMRC’s measures to counter the fraud thus far have had limited success (and this includes the supposed “ideal” anti-fraud measure – the electronic

Further investment supports growing container volumes at Teesport

PD Ports has demonstrated its commitment to supporting Teesport’s continued growth in container volumes by investing in three new Rubber Tyre Gantry cranes (RTGs). The specialist cranes have been ordered from Liebherr Container Cranes, who has over 50 years of experience in crane development and manufacture. In the past five years, PD Ports has invested over £60M at Teesport in developing, upgrading and enhancing capacity to meet the demands of

Port of Ipswich celebrates annual maritime festival

ABP’s Port of Ipswich office opened its doors to the public for the first time as part of the Ipswich Maritime Festival ABP’s Port of Ipswich opened its office doors to the public for the first time over the weekend as part of the Ipswich Maritime Festival. More than 3,500 visitors walked through the Port of Ipswich office at Old Custom House to learn about the port and visit an

Study by AEB and DHBW examines benefits and success factors of supply chain collaboration

New survey: How does collaboration work? What’s trending in global supply chains? Add your voice until 10th September 2015 New survey: How does collaboration work? What’s trending in global supply chains? Add your voice until 10th September 2015 at www.aeb.com/gtm-study Opportunities for collaboration extend along the entire supply chain with all its different partners. But which supply chain partners are already engaging in this type of collaboration? What expectations do

GEODIS acquires OHL (Ozburn-Hessey Logistics)

Enhancing its freight forwarding and contract logistics offering in the US GEODIS the number 4 European supply chain operator – 100% owned by SNCF Logistics – has entered into an agreement to acquire OHL (Ozburn-Hessey Logistics) for an undisclosed amount. Founded in 1951, OHL is one of the leading 3PL companies in the world, operating more than 120 value-added distribution centers in North America with over 36 million square feet

Alvean looks to Bolero for digitised sugar transaction

Global enterprise confirms successful completion of first shipment using electronic bill of lading Alvean Sugar and Lantic Inc, have successfully completed a shipment using Bolero’s cloud-based messaging services in an industry first for the commodity type. The sugar consignment was sent from a load agent in Brazil to Lantic Inc in Canada. Jeremy Reynolds, Trade Execution Leader, Alvean, said: “The electronic bill of lading was issued to Alvean before being