Walker Logistics records 73% increase in orders picked and dispatched

In the last quarter of 2017, the number of orders picked and dispatched by Walker Logistics from their multi-user facilities in Berkshire increased by an average of 73 per cent in comparison with the same period in 2016.   Monthly order throughput was up by 56 per cent in October 2017, 95 per cent in November and 63 per cent in December.   Despite the escalation in activity, picking accuracy

DP World builds digital capability through Oracle Cloud apps

Global trade enabler DP World has embarked on a programme to drive digital transformation across its business operations worldwide using Oracle Cloud Applications (SaaS).   The digital transformation programme supports the company’s strategy to develop complementary sectors in the global supply chain such as industrial parks, free zones and logistics to add value for all its stakeholders and the move supports its vision to become a digitised global trade enabler –

Brexit Secretary visits Tees Valley for landmark EU transition speech

Mayor Ben Houchen welcomed Brexit Secretary David Davis to Teesport (Friday 26th) for a major speech formally setting out the UK’s aims for the transition period following the withdrawal of the UK from the EU. During the visit the Mayor and Secretary of State discussed the implications of Brexit for the Tees Valley, setting out a positive vision for future trade and investment. Mayor Houchen and PD Ports’ Chief Operating

FTA stays safe this spring with training offer

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has launched a special offer on one of its most popular training courses this spring. Anyone booking on FTA’s ‘IOSH Managing Safely’ course in March will get a 20% reduction for each delegate. The ‘IOSH Managing Safely’ course is intended for organisations wanting to improve health and safety compliance through training of line managers responsible for risk and resources in their workplace. It ensures that

Dachser UK Wins BIFA Staff Development Award

Dachser UK is proud to have been honoured by the British International Freight Association at its annual awards luncheon held in London on the 18th January. The award for Staff Development was sponsored and presented by the Albacore Group at the event hosted by entrepreneur and musician, Levi Roots. The award judges were looking for the company producing the best supply chain operatives of the future.  Summing up Dachser’s achievement,

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British Ports Chief comments on David Davis speech and calls for post-Brexit port zoning approach

In response to the speech by the DexEU Secretary, David Davis at Teesport, the British Ports Association’s Chief Executive, Richard Ballantyne suggested that cross border trade facilitation was being neglected in the negotiations. Commenting Mr Ballantyne said: “The confirmation of the Government’s priorities for Brexit transitional arrangements provides European focused ports and logistics operators some clarity that in the short term it will be business as usual at the border. Much

GEODIS Sets Holiday Record with 2.3 Million Orders Fulfilled in the U.S.

2.3 million orders shipped from Black Friday through Cyber Monday is a 14 percent increase from 2016 orders Further reinforcing the growth of online retail, global supply chain operator GEODIS announces that the critical four-day Thanksgiving shopping holiday was a record-breaker for the company’s U.S. operations. The company recorded a 14 percent year-over-year increase in ecommerce orders across its 44M square feet of warehousing space from Black Friday through Cyber

Global demand for Paradigm's SWARM VSAT

The rugged and lightweight multiband SWARM terminal from Paradigm has swarmed across the globe during 2017. Demand for this easy-to-use, high-speed VSAT has resulted in roll-outs and field implementations for requirements all over the world. This active deployment in numerous locations for a wide range of customers positions the SWARM above other terminal solutions in the market. Its adoption by various user groups has been swift and is testament to

GateHouse Logistics Aims to Extend Non-Competing Partner Blocks in 2018

Logistics data unifier and aggregator GateHouse Logistics A/S today announces that the year 2018 will see it develop a vast network of non-competing business partners in Europe and North America as part of its drive to make ghTrack the de facto cloud service for secure data sharing and distribution in the supply chain. A number of business relationships with leading providers of supply chain management solutions and transport management solutions

Digital supply chains mean better planning for large-scale projects

Digitalization paves the way for more reliable planning when implementing complex, large-scale projects and the accompanying logistics processes. That’s the finding of IT experts at AXIT, a Siemens company, who studied what it takes to streamline the coordination of supply processes in industrial and plant construction.   How can digital solutions be deployed to bring transparency and efficiency to the complex supply processes of large-scale projects? The authors of a