Syneto & Hammer announce EU-wide distribution agreement

Syneto, a leading hyperconverged infrastructure vendor, and Hammer, the leading storage solutions value-add distributor, have entered into a Europe-wide distribution agreement. The partnership will see Hammer adding Syneto’s hyperconverged products to its portfolio. By partnering with Hammer, Syneto will be able to strengthen its market position and considerably grow its SMB (Small and Medium-sized Businesses) and ROBO (Remote Office/ Branch Office) customer base across EMEA. The partnership plans to take the

British Ports Association calls for transport connectivity post-Brexit

Speaking at the British Ports Association’s Annual Lunch in London today the BPA Chairman Rodney Lunn called for trade facilitation, port zones and transport connectivity to be central pillars of the Government’s post-Brexit trade and transport strategies. He suggested that ports could play a vital role in driving regional and national economies although the Government must provide the right policy and regulatory framework and explore investment options for better connecting

Intercargo "concerned" at tragic loss of STELLAR DAISY

INTERCARGO have announced their “deep concern” over the loss of VLOC vessel STELLAR DAISY, reported on March 31 2017. Emphasising that their “thoughts are with the families of loved ones and seafarers”, the company reiterated that “as there is still hope, our wishes are for the missing officers and crew to be found and the loss of life in this sad event to be minimised.” So far only two of

Support for the yen in early Asian trading

According to centralfx, the foreign exchange specialists, there has been support for the yen in early Asian trading, following the decision by US President Trump to order a cruise-missile strike on a Syrian government military airbase, in response to the alleged use of chemical weapons by President Assad’s government earlier in the week. There was support for the yen with USD/JPY dipping to lows just under 110.15 with some defensive

Logistics co. Panalpina and Cardiff University explore circular production & ethics

Global logistics company Panalpina and the UK’s Cardiff University are exploring how ‘remanufacturing’ can give companies the power to make ethical products at lower prices. In traditional manufacturing, companies take, make and dispose. But circular ‘remanufacturing’ can cut waste, reduce energy use and create jobs. Executives from the Swiss-based company joined Cardiff Business School researchers and external partners to explore the ‘circular economy’ at a recent workshop. Circular production has

Ground handling key to improving air cargo performance

For airlines, the only real place they can improve performance is on the ground, according to Mark Olney, General Manager Cargo, Europe, Middle East, India and Africa, Air Canada Cargo. “In the air we are pretty much the same as everyone else, so the key is what we do on the ground,” he told delegates at an air freight workshop at Multimodal 2017. “That is why we have invested heavily

What exporters need to know post-Brexit

With Article 50 now invoked, the Institute of Export & International Trade (IOE&IT) is urging exporters to stay up-to-date on Brexit negotiations so that they can plan ahead. Key issues for businesses involved in international trade include the unpredictability and complexity of trade negotiations; EU member countries’ individual agendas; life outside the Single Market; the viability of free trade agreements (FTAs) – and preparing for increased tariffs and trade barriers.