Oil and Gas HVAC supplier North Sea Ventilation Ltd secures half a million pounds in revenue with UKEF and HSBC support

North Sea Ventilation Ltd secured a contract with an existing customer in Nigeria with trade finance support from UKEF and HSBC, delivered seamlessly through the bank partnership model introduced in October 2017.   Hull’s North Sea Ventilation Ltd (NSV) is a specialist manufacturer supplying heating, ventilating, air-conditioning and refrigeration systems for the energy sector. Established in 1992 to supply the North Sea oil and gas industry, the company now sells

Benchmarking survey will allow 3PLs to compare their performance with the best in class

The United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) has launched a logistics industry benchmarking survey.   Thought to be the first time such an exhaustive study has been undertaken in the warehousing and supply chain sectors, the survey aims to deliver key metrics relating to the logistics industry’s overall performance and establish best practice guidelines against which third party logistics services operators can measure their own performance and establish goals for improvement within

Senior appointment at DK Fulfilment

Liam Widdowson has been appointed General Manager of DK Fulfilment (DKF) Ltd’s multi-user logistics facility in the West Midlands. Liam is an experienced logistics professional and has held senior roles at Culina and Wincanton. He joins DKF from cosmetics company, Beiersdorf. He commented: “DKF’s client base is growing rapidly and I am looking forward to playing my part in helping to deliver the quality of service that our customers expect.”

FLTA pays tribute to industry’s best

On Saturday 24th February, more than 400 of the fork lift truck industry’s leading figures gathered at the International Centre in Telford to celebrate all that’s best in the sector and bestow its most prestigious honour: an FLTA Award for Excellence FLTA Chairman Duncan Nealon opened the glittering ceremony and gala dinner with a moving tribute to industry stalwart Alan Bird of Second City Lift Trucks, who passed away in

DB Schenker steps up involvement in automotive logistics

DB Schenker plans to deploy innovative solutions to meet the rising expectations of customers in the automotive sector. This will see the logistics service provider focus on the latest developments in the car industry, such as 3D printing to manufacture replacement parts, in addition to continuing its provision of long-established core services. Schenker wants to devote its energy to meeting the technological requirements of “additive production” and maintaining its progress

CML boost Senior Management team with Commercial Director appointment

Warehousing and logistics expert, CML, is pleased to announce the appointment of Kerry Delaney as Commercial Director. With 20 years of experience in the global supply chain and logistics industry, Kerry will be responsible for increasing CML’s client base, particularly in the e-commerce sector, whilst continuing to develop its existing accounts by offering further innovation, and delivering exceptional levels of customer service and account management.   Kerry joins CML from

Freight Trade Association urges members to review cyber security measures

In light of the substantial cost of last year’s cyber attack on Maersk and other institutions, the British International Freight Association (BIFA) is urging its members to review their cyber security policies. The cyber attacks have revealed the scale of impact that security breaches can have on global logistics and supply chains, with the physical cost of rectifying the problems incurred at Maersk reported to be around USD300 million. Robert

Cranfield School of Management and Infor Join Forces to Help Bridge Crucial Skills Gap

Infor, a leading provider of industry-specific cloud applications, today announced an agreement with Cranfield School of Management.  The agreement will see the Cranfield-based business school integrate Infor CloudSuite Industrial Machinery, together with an expert-led teaching program, into Cranfield’s MSc(s) in Supply Chain Management and Manufacturing, in an effort to facilitate real-world experience, and to help impart relevant technology skills for over 180 students.   One of Europe’s most prestigious business

British ports welcome first Women in Maritime Taskforce meeting

The British Ports Association welcomed the first meeting of its new Women in Maritime Taskforce which was facilitated by the umbrella group Maritime UK today. The Taskforce has been established to address fairness, equality and inclusion within the maritime sector.   UK Maritime Minister Nusrat Ghani MP attended the first meeting and encouraged the sector to both challenge and support the Government on this initiative. At the meeting she said:

Digital Time Slot Management Keeps Trade Show Traffic Flowing

Schenker Deutschland AG is introducing a truck management system to untangle the loading and unloading processes at major European trade show hubs. The logistics giant aims to prevent delivery vehicles at convention centers from causing traffic snarls, which frequently spill over into surrounding traffic infrastructures as well. The online time slot management tool relies on the cloud-based logistics platform AX4 from Siemens subsidiary AXIT.  Schenker Deutschland AG – the “official