ALE report successful installation of Saudi Arabia's first ever wind turbine

ALE has completed the whole turnkey solution to install the first-ever wind turbine in Saudi Arabia. Starting in January, ALE was contracted for the transportation, erection and installation of one 2.75-120 wind turbine at a wind farm in Huraymila, around 80km north of Riyadh. ALE received the wind turbine components from a vessel at the Jubail Industrial Port and transported them over 600km to Huraymila, using a combination of conventional

AEB publishes new guide for executives offering free export advice to the top of global supply chains

Senior managers focus on increasing productivity, reducing costs, developing products, and winning customers. Export control compliance is often considered a burden. Why is it important? Who’s responsible? What are the consequences of non-compliance? AEB has developed an online guide to help executives understand the relevance of export controls for their business. Titled “US export controls: Make the right decisions – A practical guide for executives”, the guide can now be

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

Pound to bounce up to pre-Brexit levels, industry experts predict

A report released today suggested that the Pound is the most undervalued currency in the world. Industry experts predict that Sterling will soar back up to the rates seen before the EU Referendum against its key trading partner, the US Dollar, before Brexit comes to fruition. The report, by Morgan Stanley, predicts that the Pound will once again go up to pre-referendum levels $1.45 by the end of 2018, when

DAFZA supports Dubai’s economic diversification strategy at Gulfood 2017

As part of its efforts to meet the current and emerging needs of the regional and global food and beverage (F&B) sectors, the Dubai Airport Freezone Authority (DAFZA) has announced its participation at Gulfood Exhibition 2017. Taking place from February 26 to March 2, 2017 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, the trade exhibition will provide DAFZA with a global platform to showcase its competitive advantages and business-friendly environment suited

ACO deliver Clarimar treatment units for installation on new high-specification Nibulon tugs

ACO Marine has delivered three of its smallest Clarimar wastewater treatment units to Ukraine-based Nibulon Shipbuilding and Repair Yard for installation aboard a series of high specification project tugs. Nibulon, Ukraine’s leading exporter of agricultural products, grains and fertilisers with a history dating back to the nineteenth century, entered the shipbuilding and repair sector in 2012, following the acquisition and development of a yard on the Southern Bug River, near

UK airlines feel the force of currency headwinds

The group that owns British Airways and Iberia, IAG, has announced that the fall in Sterling would shave off nearly £400 million from their final year profits. Despite the group’s Chief Executive acknowledging good performance in a ‘challenging environment’, today’s announcement brings the need for a solid hedging strategy to counteract the significant impact currency exchange rates have on the business’s bottom line sharply back into focus. David Johnson, Director at

Implico to showcase solutions for hazardous good transportation and digital terminal operational processes at StocExpo Europe 2017

At this year’s StocExpo Europe, the Implico Group will be presenting its latest logistics solutions for the tank terminal industry under the slogan “The Future Is Here.” Europe’s leading tank terminal trade show will run from 28-30 March in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. At stand J10, Implico will exhibit its innovative handheld solution intended for use in hazardous goods areas and other pioneering technologies that will facilitate the digital transformation of business processes

BIFA welcomes entry into force of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement

On behalf of its members, the British International Freight Association (BIFA) has welcomed the entry into force of the WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement. The trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies notes that the ratifications by Chad, Jordan, Oman and Rwanda today means the deal has reached the pre-determined threshold of 110 WTO members required for its immediate entry into force. Robert Keen, Director Genral of BIFA says:

Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council launches new trade platform in House of Commons to boost UK growth and international trade

A new business and trade platform designed to increase trade between the UK and the rest of the Commonwealth launched at the House of Commons recently. The Maritime Connects Initiative is a new initiative developed by the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council, in partnership with business trade platform experts AMPP Group. It has been designed to bring companies from across the Commonwealth together on a members-only digital platform to form