Pre – Brexit UK trade analysis (April)

According to HM Revenue & Customs, in April 2016 the value of exports (EU and Non-EU) increased to £25 billion, and imports (EU and Non-EU) increased to £41.0 billion, compared with last month. Consequently the UK is a net importer this month, with imports exceeding exports by £16 billion. Key Points Total trade exports for April 2016 were £25 billion. This was an increase of £0.1 billion (0.4 per cent)

John Carrol to lead relaunched UK trade and investment policy by ICC

John Carrol (pictured), Head of Product Management and International Business, Santander UK Corporate & Commercial, has joined the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) to relaunch and lead its new UK Trade and Investment Policy programme. ICC provides a critical voice for business at a global level to champion free trade and provide the rules that govern international business. John Carroll has joined the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in the

Dynaset celebrate their 30th anniversary

Dynaset recently celebrated their 30th anniversary with their customers, dealers and co-operation partners in Ylöjärvi, Finland. In addition to their anniversary celebration, the company held their annual Dynaset Dealer Meeting which included technical training, an open house event with factory tours, product/activation demos and information about new products. Dynaset was founded in 1986 by the company’s General Manager Reijo Karppinen. The founder, an innovative engineer, had an idea of utilizing

Potential Heathrow expansion suffers delays?

The trade association that represents the UK’s freight forwarding and logistics businesses is concerned that last week’s news that the UK will leave the EU and that David Cameron will resign as Prime Minister will lead to further procrastination over the expansion of UK aviation capacity. Robert Keen, Director General of the British International Freight Association (BIFA), said: “In December last year, BIFA voiced the dismay of its 1,500 member

DP World celebrates listing of USD 1.2 billion Sukuk on Nasdaq Dubai

Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO of global trade enabler DP World, rang the market-opening bell today to celebrate the listing on Nasdaq Dubai of a 1.2 billion US dollar Sukuk. The listing by DP World reinforces Dubai’s status as the global leader for Islamic bond listings, with a total nominal value of 44.56 billion US dollars. The bell-ringing ceremony was held in the presence of His Excellency

New sales director appointed by Malcolm West Forklifts

“Malcolm West Forklifts is an award-winning family-run business,” said Managing Director Nick West, “and Emslie embodies our belief in loyalty and good service. Her appointment is well deserved and recognises her value to this company.” For two decades Emslie (pictured) has served the Humber region and her professionalism, honesty and commitment to service reflects the values and principles of Malcolm West Forklifts. These qualities have also earned her many loyal

Manhattan Associates work with aCommerce to expand Southeast Asia footprint

Manhattan Associates, Inc., announced this month that Southeast Asia’s leading ecommerce service provider and online distributor aCommerce has selected the Manhattan SCALE™ product suite to support its continued expansion in the Southeast Asia region. Manhattan SCALE will deliver an improved warehouse management capability across aCommerce’s warehousing estate in Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand, enabling an easier and faster integration of new aCommerce customers. The system will also provide the required degree of

Easing the worries of transport and distribution

Every business will be aware of the challenges associated with ensuring staff, equipment and products are in the right place at the right time. When the value of equipment can extend into tens of thousands of pounds, the need to safeguard the contents of the vehicle and ensure it reaches its destination is paramount, and can be integral to meeting customer requirements and preventing financial loss. In sectors such as

World's first emission-free electric ferries to be powered by ABB

ABB will supply the power and propulsion systems for two HH Ferries Group vessels which will become the world´s largest emission-free electric ferries. The modernisations utilize turnkey ABB solutions including batteries, an energy storage control system and Onboard DC Grid technology. At both ends of the route ABB will supply the first automated shore-side charging stations using an ABB industrial robot, to optimize the connection time and therefore maximize the

UK logistics trade mission to China

The United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) is organising a trade mission to China and Hong Kong for the UK logistics industry. The five-day trip, which takes place this October, includes a stand within the dedicated UKWA Pavilion at the China International Logistics and Transportation Fair (CILF), site visits, business matching meetings and a number of networking dinners and other high profile receptions. Translators will be provided throughout to ensure that