GEFCO doubles turnover at vehicle logistics centre

GEFCO UK has grown its staff fourfold at its Portbury site and increased turnover by 100% following the successful completion of an extensive overhaul project to modernise facilities and enhance the level of technical services provided to customers. The upgrades include expansion to a 40-acre site and the development of a suite of technical services to support increased customer demand. The comprehensive new facilities have enabled the business to provide

Egemin and NDC warehouse automation to be branded Dematic

Dematic, a leading global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimise the supply chain, has announced the next step in the integration of Egemin Automation and NDC Automation with Dematic, by consolidating the brands into a single global Dematic brand. Starting in 2018, all of Egemin’s and NDC’s warehouse automation solutions will be globally branded and available to the market as Dematic. Dematic comprises parent company KION

Nepalese Starlight Express appointed GSA by JAL Cargo

Starlight Express, the Nepalese independent freight forwarder and agent of the U-Freight Group (UFL), has been appointed General Sales Agent (GSA) for Japan Airlines Cargo (JAL Cargo). As an official representative for JAL Cargo, Starlight Express has committed to selling cargo space on the airline’s flights between Japan and Nepal and will be working closely with U-Freight’s subsidiary in Japan to secure regular bookings. Starlight Express provides customised transportation solutions

Trump's Boeing-Iran Trade Issue

Will the Boeing-Iran deal go ahead? Trump’s unfavorable negotiations over the Iran nuclear deal last week have come to the forefront of global trade issues. In a business contract last year Boeing secured a $25 billion transaction for a hundred 777 and 737 aircraft with Iran Air. The contract was possible due to the license granted to Boeing from the Treasury Department of President Barrack Obama. Even though allegations about Iran

IBM launch international cryptocurrency payment

IBM, in collaboration with various other banks including BBVA, National Bank Australia, and other prominent names are launching a blockchain-powered solution in order to enhance the process of performing international payments. The solution involves the use of cryptocurrencies to span across fiat currencies, with possible integration with future IBM financial projects. At Sibos, one of the biggest financial events in the world, this technological advancement was presented as the money

MIC: Navigating the compliance maze

MIC provides a global customs & trade compliance software platform operated in one single database via one single web-user interface and one single maintenance & support organization globally covering 6 continents. Rainer Roll, Executive Vice President, explains the importance of adhering to legal changes and technological developments in customs & trade compliance. Within the current trade landscape, how significant is the role trade compliance plays? Having a look at the


Barmouth Bridge celebrates 150th anniversary with special train service

The UK’s Barmouth Bridge has turned 150 today – an amazing feat when considering that it has survived two world wars, a live naval mine and an attack of marine wood worm in its lifetime. To celebrate, DB Cargo UK has arranged for a special rail service to travel over the historic viaduct today.  Barmouth Bridge runs over the River Mawddach estuary on the coast of Cardigan Bay, Wales and

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ACS deliver humanitarian aid post-hurricane

Leading aircraft charter specialist, Air Charter Service, has arranged more than 130 charter flights so far in response to the various hurricanes that have ravaged the Caribbean and some of the southern states in the US, transporting both passengers and cargo. Justin Bowman, ACS’s CEO, said: “Our US offices were already busy arranging charters in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in Texas when Hurricanes Irma and Maria left a path

ALE transport heavy goods for polar ship

A major feat of engineering has taken place as ALE transports and loadsout the “stern section” of the new polar research ship for Britain, the RRS Sir David Attenborough, by barge from Hebburn-based shipyard A&P Tyne (Newcastle), part of A&P Group, to the Cammell Laird’s shipyard in Birkenhead. The new ship is a major UK Government investment in frontier science. Commissioned by NERC, and built by the world famous marine

Hyster fleets up technology for Smart ports of tomorrow

Lift truck visibility for Smart ports To improve the awareness of lift truck drivers in terminals Hyster is exploring and developing an increased range of options for truck-to-truck, truck-to-object and truck-to-pedestrian detection systems. Combined with cameras, telematics and other technologies, “connected” Hyster fleets are delivering greater productivity and visibility for the Smart ports of tomorrow.Driver awareness “Lift truck drivers and pedestrians need to maintain proper awareness of each other, especially