UKWA to host urban logistics summit

The United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) is hosting a one-day summit on February 6th 2018 at The British Museum, London, at which key industry stakeholders will gather to look at the rising challenges around urban logistics. UKWA will use feedback collected from delegates at the event to develop a series of recommendations that it will present to the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) ahead of the NIC’s in-depth study on the future of

CML raises a glass to a successful 2017

Since 1990 when it was founded, leading end-to-end logistics provider, CML, has gone from strength to strength, and 2017 was no different. In just one year the industry leader undertook some of its biggest operations to date, highlighting just why it is one of the front runners in international freight, warehousing, fulfilment and ecommerce services.   Following the implementation of a number of new customers, 2017 saw CML expand its

By using their own returning delivery vehicles to collect products bound for their warehouses from their suppliers are retailers really improving supply chain efficiency, asks William Walker.

Collecting benefits? There is a growing trend within retail supply chains for retailers to collect orders bound for their warehouses directly from their suppliers – or their suppilers’ third party logistics (3PL) partners – using their own vehicles. So, as a result, rather than picking, packing pallet loads of a client company’s goods before then dispatching them to a retailer’s distribution centre, many logistics services businesses are picking and packing

Smart Shipping Focus at Intermodal Asia 2018

With an estimated 12 million containers transported via sea annually, equating to 90% of the world’s commercial products, smart shipping is now an integral part of the complex global container supply chain.   In collaboration with the Global Smart Container Alliance (GSCA), Intermodal Asia 2018 will host a 2-day Smart Shipping Forum, drawing together senior level intermodal professionals from over 90 different countries to discuss how increasing automation and digitalization

Animals displaced by Irma flown to new homes

Over the past few months Air Charter Service has been involved in numerous flights in the wake of the devastating hurricanes in Florida and the surrounding areas, but possibly none quite as heart-warming as flying displaced rescue animals to their new homes after they were evacuated from Florida. Richard Thompson, President of ACS Americas, said: “We arranged charters for hundreds of people to get out of the affected regions in

Dachser delivers with electric trucks

Dachser is the launch customer for Daimler’s all-electric FUSO eCanter light commercial vehicle. As of spring 2018, the logistics provider will be operating two of these trucks in city centers—one in Berlin, the other in Stuttgart. Speaking at a European media event in Berlin, Stefan Hohm, Corporate Director, Corporate Solutions, Research & Development at Dachser, explained: “These trucks are part of our City Distribution project and expand our innovative and

WiseTech Global acquires warehouse management solutions provider, Microlistics

WiseTech Global today announced the acquisition of Microlistics, a leading provider of warehouse management solutions encompassing enterprise, express, cold storage and third party logistics. Microlistics provides its warehouse management solutions to customers across Asia-Pacific, North America and the Middle East, including Linfox, Mitre 10, ESAB, Thomas Foods International, Berli Jucker Logistics, Spotlight Retail Group, Brand Collective, Concept Logistics, Nick Scali, Russell Corporation, TT Logistics, TNT Express Logistics, and many other

New Edinburgh Marina detailed proposals unveiled

The new Edinburgh Marina is set to become the centrepiece of the unique £500 million waterside quarter development close to Edinburgh city centre. To be developed by Edinburgh Marina Holdings, the new Edinburgh Marina development will include a wide range of high-end leisure and accommodation facilities, situated adjacent to Edinburgh’s first ever purpose-built luxury marina.   Detailed planning consent has now been granted for the centrepiece marina which forms part

Trust Forwarding selects BluJay Solutions for integrated transportation management

BluJay Solutions, a leading provider of supply chain software and services powered by the world’s first Global Trade Network, has been selected by Trust Forwarding, one of Scandinavia’s top freight forwarders and a division of SAS Cargo Group A/S, to provide it with a comprehensive cloud-based transport management system. After decades using a manual on-premise system, Trust has implemented BluJay’s Transportation Management, a cloud-based TMS platform that will enable it

LGV Driving Assessors “Often Overlooked”, warns RTITB

RTITB Instructor Academy is reminding transport and logistics operations not to overlook LGV Driving Assessor training, highlighting the many advantages it can bring to businesses. “Despite the many benefits of training LGV Driving Assessors, businesses often overlook this important role,” says Simon Docherty, RTITB Instructor Academy Manager. “Whether they’re full-time employees, or skilled drivers with an additional responsibility, LGV Driving Assessors can add significant value to transport and logistics operations