BSRIA welcomes new Northern Powerhouse Minister post-Brexit

BSRIA has welcomed Andrew Percy MP as the new Northern Powerhouse Minister, as announced by Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Theresa May. The role sits with the Department for Communities and Local Government. June Davis, Business Manager for the North of England, BSRIA, said: “It is good to see the new Prime Minister honour this important role which focusses on the ‘northern powerhouse.’ With the recent Brexit announcement and political

TT Club warns of the potential fraud issues faced by Customs Brokers

Kate Hollis, Senior Claims Executive at TT Club in Sydney, discusses the risks faced by licenced customs brokers and mitigation steps to take: “As the international trade regulatory landscape continues to change and the commercial environment becomes increasingly competitive, the balancing act for forwarders and customs brokers between providing services to clients and complying with obligations to customs becomes more complicated. “Customs brokers assume responsibility for acting correctly between cargo interests and

Multimodal logistics centre unveils new sea simulation courses

Modal Training, the UK’s first fully-integrated multimodal logistics training centre, has revealed its course offering for the sea sector, which will support its £2million investment in a simulation suite from Kongsberg Maritime, the global leader in marine training technology. A full range of marine simulator courses will be delivered for deck, engineering and electro-technical officers working, or aspiring to work, in the deep sea, offshore and port sectors. Highly experienced instructors will

Thermo King confirm attendance of IAA Show in Hannover, Germany this September

Transportation solution businesses Thermo King and FRIGOBLOCK of Ingersoll Rand, a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, will welcome visitors at the booth #C05, in Hall 27 of the IAA Show in Hannover, Germany, from the 22 – 29 of September 2016, where the visitors will see for themselves what the future of refrigerated transport brings today. “Our acquisition of FRIGOBLOCK and Celtrak has allowed us to explore and develop solutions that not only link sustainability and innovation

A look at Saudi Arabia's auto aftermarket

What does the future hold for the 20th largest destination for U.S. auto parts exports (2015) In the recent past, Saudi Arabia’s auto aftermarket has developed at a robust pace thanks to the strength of the Saudi Arabian economy, favorable auto financing, low gas prices, high private consumption levels and a growing population. The recent decline in oil prices, announced spending cuts for 2016 by the Saudi Government and weak

Brexit: The Trade Fallout

Life after Article 50: What are the UK’s international trade options after Brexit? After the political turmoil of the last few days, Paul Clarke from Wolters Kluwer’s Croner-i International Trade, examines the options open to the UK negotiating team now being put together by the Cabinet Office. What are the pros and cons of the Norway option, the realities of the Swiss alternative and the benefits or otherwise of using

Let's get the UK economy flying high

CBI President Paul Drechsler discusses the important role of big infrastructure projects and why they are needed now more than ever Building a new runway in the South East would send the world the clearest signal yet that the UK is open for business. Even the Government recognises it’s necessary – but two weeks ago it announced the decision will be delayed yet again. Without this project, we risk losing

What does Europe post-Brexit mean for exporters?

As the dust settles following the referendum vote, Lesley Batchelor OBE – Director General of the Institute of Export (IOE), who has shaped policy and decision making at the highest levels – can offer expert comment on what it will mean for British SMEs and what they must do to prepare for exporting post-Brexit: She says: “While our relationship with the EU won’t change overnight, many EU clients have profound fears and

Freightos launches first online international freight marketplace to power $2 trillion worth of U.S. annual imports

Freightos, a pioneer of the LogTech (logistics technology) sector, announced recently the launch of the world’s first online marketplace for international freight, providing instant comparison, booking, and management of freight services from multiple logistics providers. Until today, the freight industry was reminiscent of the travel industry in the 1970s: Siloed information, lack of pricing transparency, and obsolete analog documentation, resulting in importers often having to wait days for a single freight