Track and trace: Holograms lead the way to added value solutions

Manoj Kochar, Chairman of the International Hologram Manufacturers Association, considers the versatility of advanced track and trace holograms and how they are being adopted to protect brand and routes to market. Global counterfeiting is being driven by several factors: Increased industrialisation, advanced printing and reproduction technologies, the impact of the internet, vulnerable supply chains, the power of consumerism, weak or ineffectual regional law enforcement and lenient criminal penalties among others.

BPA set to tackle the challenges of 2017 with a new team

  At the beginning of the New Year, BPA Chief Executive Richard Ballantyne has outlined the association’s key priorities for 2017. These include ensuring UK port interests feature in the Brexit negotiations and encouraging increased Government investment in port road and rail connections. The BPA has also recently launched a lobbying campaign on ‘port zones’ which encourages policy makers to ensure port activity and development are not negatively impacted by

MessageMia keeps fleets productive and safe on the road

In 2017 the government introduces a six point penalty and £200 fine for anyone using a mobile phone in charge of a vehicle. Now fleet managers must protect their employees and businesses from accidents and penalties. Health and safety is becoming a bigger and bigger issue and MessageMia helps fleet managers stay ahead of the game. MessageMia protects individual drivers, as well as fleet managers and businesses. Designed with drivers

RTITB have released concerning statistics suggesting drivers may be lacking essential safety skills

  According to data from the Master Driver CPC Consortium, since September 2015 only 2% of Driver CPC Periodic Training courses delivered included first aid and/or road traffic scene management.  By contrast, 33% of training hours uploaded have been for courses around driver hours or tachographs, while 24% were for courses which include load safety, load security and loading vehicles safely. “If Driver CPC is about improving road safety, why

GBP continues to fall following recent speech by Theresa May

After a volatile start to the week, which was surprising considering the lack of fundamental data, the Great British Pound has continued to take a tumble following PM Theresa May’s speech at the weekend. Sterling has slumped to the lowest level since October this morning, as investors once again speculate that the country is heading for a hard Brexit. May clarified that ‘Brexit means Brexit’, she is not interested in

Kewill Global to increase supply chain visibility with Crane Worldwide

  Kewill, a leading provider of innovative supply chain execution software, announced they are continuing their long-standing partnership with Crane Worldwide Logistics, a full-service air, ocean, customs brokerage and logistics company. Looking to further improve global carrier collaboration and customs compliance, Crane chose to upgrade its Kewill Global Forwarding product suite to enhance rail and road ground forwarding operations usability in Kewill’s inland/ground module. As a company that prides itself

Fork Lift Truck Association to judge Safe Site Superstars of the food industry this year

Launched in 2008, the Safe Site Award is undoubtedly one of the most important prizes presented at the Fork Lift Truck Association’s (FLTA) Annual Awards for Excellence. Fork lift operating companies, from across all sectors, compete to see who has implemented the best initiatives to improve site safety – be they pioneering, economic, or simply highly effective. As in previous years, an impressive number of companies entered their safe site

Intermodal Asia 2017 to highlight new developments and industry momentum

There have been unprecedented changes and challenges within the industry over the last few years but the new year brings with it fresh hopes for recovery. With the global container fleet market forecast to grow 3.19% between 2017-2021, the need for companies to develop strategies to help cut costs and improve efficiency is more prevalent than ever. Intermodal Asia will bring global intermodal professionals to Shanghai from 21– 23 March 2017

HSE head to address FLTA safety professionals at the National Fork Lift Safety Conference

  The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) has announced that the Philip White of the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) will deliver the keynote address at the National Fork Lift Safety Conference 2017 in September. The conference, which is sponsored by Jungheinrich, is Europe’s only event dedicated to fork lift truck safety. As the head of operational strategy for the HSE, Philip will reveal vital information on the latest accident

VTB Capital tops Dealogic and Bloomberg league tables

VTB Capital has secured top spots in the Dealogic and Bloomberg league tables for 2016, leading in DCM, ECM and M&A rankings across Russia, CIS, CEE and EMEA. According to Dealogic data, VTB Capital has become the clear leader in Russian Domestic DCM by volume of transactions. VTB Capital arranged 80 transactions for a total of $15.2bn (£12.3bn)and a 54% market share over the course of 2016. Furthermore, the investment