Logistics businesses risk missing out on benefits of IoT

Unreliable communication networks may render logistics businesses unable to capture full value from the Internet of Things (IoT). This is according to the 100 global transport and logistics companies interviewed by Inmarsat, the global mobile satellite company for its ‘The Future of IoT in Enterprise – 2017’ report. The research suggests that while 96 per cent of transportation and logistics organisations believe that the success of their IoT deployments is

​New large-utility​ Cessna SkyCourier​ unveiled by Textron Aviation​

Textron Aviation Inc., has unveiled its new twin-engine, high-wing, large-utility turboprop – the Cessna SkyCourier 408. FedEx Express, the world’s largest express transportation company and longtime Textron Aviation customer, has signed on as the launch customer for up to 100 aircraft, with an initial fleet order of 50 cargo aircraft and options for 50 more. Entry into service for the clean-sheet design Cessna SkyCourier is planned for 2020. “With our depth of expertise and proven

Maltese freight forwarder WEL delivers in record time

A very critical shipment was required after the M/V Nicola, a Mediterranean cargo ship, had called the Malta Freeport for urgent assistance for its operational duty, requiring ship spare parts on board at the earliest time frame. The vessel only had around 20 hours of transit at Port for unloading and loading containers. The spare parts were shipped on board a Lufthansa Aircraft which landed at Malta International Airport at

British Ports call for new freight strategy alongside Government Industrial Strategy

Welcoming the publication of the Government’s Industrial Strategy White Paper today, the British Ports Association’s Chief Executive, Richard Ballantyne called for a long overdue freight strategy to aid industrial growth. Mr Ballantyne also suggested that ports should be prioritised in the White Paper, with greater focus on transport connectivity and planning to stimulate national and regional development. The White Paper aims to improve productivity and growth, support emerging industries by

British ports welcome UK Budget on Brexit scenario funding

Commenting on the UK Budget Statement, the British Ports Association’s Chief Executive, Richard Ballantyne, said: “Against the backdrop of Brexit and economic uncertainty there wasn’t a great deal in this Budget for ports. We do however welcome the Government’s decision to allocate £3bn on Brexit scenario planning. It is as of yet unclear if this will be used to ensure, amongst other things, the adequacy of founding for the boarders

Ground-breaking start as building work starts on £6million logistics centre

Building work is officially underway on a new £6 million DB Cargo UK Logistics Centre in Wolverhampton, with the first mark in the ground being celebrated with a ceremony attended by council officials, colleagues and customers. The new centre will increase the sites capabilities to handle and store steel coil from 1,380 to 3,325 steel coils, which is 40,000 tonnes of steel. Rail freight operator DB Cargo UK transports the

The Smart Shipping Revolution; what does the future look like?

The developments in information and communication technology, such as The Internet of Things, blockchain technology, tracking, sensors and big data, are dramatically transforming the container shipping market today, allowing for greater transparency within the shipping supply chain and providing a competitive edge. It starts with data, but where does it end? How do we keep the data secure? How can these new technologies help capability and profitability? The Smart Shipping

US Port of Longview embraces 2018 budget

The Port of Longview’s Board of Commissioners unanimously approvedthe 2018 Budget, which includes investments in the expansion of the Port’s Industrial Rail Corridor (IRC) and infrastructure development at Barlow Point. These investments capitalise on previous year’s momentum of multiyear projects that will bring increased economic growth to the industry and new opportunities for customers, states the Port. Connecting mainline rail with the Port, the IRC plays a key role in

Deutsche Bahn is new BARIG business partner

With Deutsche Bahn another important mobility provider has become an official business partner of the Board of Airline Representatives in Germany (BARIG) and its around 100 national and international member airlines. BARIG offers business partners an attractive platform to intensify the dialogue between companies and airline representatives from all over the world, thereby developing project initiation and solution-finding processes. “Today, modern mobility always incorporates intermodality. The efficient interplay between rail,

KPMG urges SMEs to seize global export opportunities to drive growth

KPMG has launched an in depth guideand online export assessment tool for businessesconsidering the opportunities presented by overseas markets to boost sales, as the UK defines a new trading regime as part of Brexit plans. As DIT figures reveal a 13.1 percent rise in UK exports over the last year, the big four professional services firm says that it has seen an increase in mid-market businesses coming to them for