BREXIT : a need for flexibility in an unknown environment

Nick Lowe, Dachser UK Managing Director speaks to International Trade Magazine about the need for businesses to be adaptable, alert and agile in the modern climate. The outcome of the referendum in June has set the UK on an unexpected and uncertain course towards a departure from EU membership. As momentum increases, with a clear indication from the Prime Minister of the intended time-frame for the triggering of Article 50

Global Shippers' Forum and Cargo iQ announce their Memorandum of Understanding

The Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF) and Cargo iQ have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreeing to work co-operatively to support the implementation of Cargo iQ’s Quality Management System (QMS) and to promote the sustainability of the air cargo supply chain. The MOU outlines six areas for the two groups to work together towards a more efficient, quality-driven, and secure air cargo supply chain, and explores methods for industry and

Registration for Europe's largest road transport conference available now

Registration for the Microlise Transport Conference, which last year attracted more than a thousand transport professionals, is now available, marking the countdown to one of the industry’s most vibrant events. The free-to-attend conference, which will take place on 17 May 2017 at The Ricoh Arena in Coventry, includes a full day’s programme supported by focused workshops and a sizable exhibition area. It will once again be chaired by award-winning motoring

Heathrow expansion deal met with a cautious welcome

The trade association that represents the UK’s freight forwarding and logistics businesses has given a cautious welcome to recent news that the government has approved a third runway at Heathrow. When discussing this recent news Robert Keen, Director General of the British International Freight Association said that the “news appears to be the beginning of the end of years of procrastination over the expansion of UK aviation capacity. “If that is

New UniCarriers order pickers capable of pick heights of up to twelve metres

UniCarriers has launched two more models from its revised picking range into the market with the recent unveiling of the EPM 100 and EPH 125. These two models, available from the 15 November, when combined with the EPL 100 which was introduced earlier this year, offer customised solutions for low, medium and very high pick heights. Equipped with 48-volt, high-performance motors and pick heights up to 12,100 mm, the EPH

New eight tonne electric forklift previewed by Hyster

Hyster Company has previewed its forthcoming J8.0XN forklift truck, claiming it is the first time an eight tonne electric truck can deliver ‘near ICE performance’. Achieving 100% charge in just two hours, it has the endurance to support three shift operations. “The new electric J8.0XN provides similar performance to the Hyster® LPG equivalent in most normal paper, timber and steel applications, giving businesses the option for zero emissions and quieter

Conference agenda for 18th COA General Meeting released and awaiting registration

  Over 65 delegates have now registered for the Container Owners Association’s (COA) 18th General Meeting taking place at the Hilton Hotel, Rotterdam, on 14 November (the day before the Intermodal Europe 2016 exhibition). The complete conference agenda has now been released and can be downloaded from the COA website. The conference will cover the following topics: Industry overview: Global economy and impact on container shipping Tackling industry issues: How are

TAPA outline new plans for parking programme to combat cargo crime

Plans for a new programme to increase the number of secure parking locations for trucks and their drivers have been presented to the European Commission in Brussels by the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) in its latest initiative to minimise losses from supply chains in the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region. Addressing LANDSEC, the Commission’s expert group on land transport security, TAPA outlined its plan to launch a

Ten year anniversary celebration this November for logitrans exhibition

logitrans, the International Transport Logistics Exhibition to be held at the Istanbul Expo Center from 16-18 November, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary. It features a wide range of products and services along the entire value chain for logistics, telematics and transportation in the European region. Opening at 13:00 on 16 November with a discussion on ‘The Role of Turkey in the International Supply Chain—An Outlook for Future Development.’ Prof. Thomas Wimmer,