Shippers worldwide call for action on looming trade wars

The Global Shippers’ Alliance (GSA) representing  major shippers’ organizations from Asia, Europe and the US, calls on world leaders to solve the dispute on import tariffs and work on decreasing the red tape in international trade. It is by dialogue that countries and regions should solve problems amongst themselves. By collaborating international trade can continue and even increase its ability to generate welfare for the populations.   During its general assembly

Lifting 300 miles of roadworks will help deliver Easter

The Easter Bank Holiday weekend is one of the UK’s first big travel times of the year, with holiday traffic added to the usual number of vehicles on the nation’s roads.  And the removal of 300 miles of roadworks by Highways England in the run-up to the weekend will help ease congestion and enable the logistics industry to carry on making essential journeys – as well as delivering all those

FLTA clears up confusion over lift truck fair wear and tear

Industry leaders are advising businesses relying on rented lift trucks to take good care of them. Failure to do so, warns the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA), places them at risk of large end-of-contract repair bills. Confusion over what constitutes ‘fair wear and tear’ of fork lift trucks is a long-standing issue for the industry. “Disagreements between customers and dealers can quickly lead to costly court cases and damaged reputations

GEODIS improves the digital experience for its customers with a new online shipment management portal

GEODIS’ Distribution & Express Line of Business has launched a new online portal to assist its 60,000 customers with their shipment management. The new version of the portal, which has been fully operational for some weeks now, has been completely upgraded with maximum security measures put in place.   Since January, GEODIS’ 60,000 Distribution & Express customers have had access to a new, exclusively redesigned shipment management portal. More up-to-date,

BluJay Solutions and Celebi Cargo Renew Partnership

Since 2010, the Turkish dispatcher Celebi has been operating its cargo centre at Frankfurt Airport, building and developing cargo and ground services globally. Celebi has used BluJay Solutions’ Customs Management application for its customs clearing, and recently renewed its partnership with the leading provider of supply chain software and services.   The figures are impressive: around 15,200 square metres of warehouse space and 8,100 square metres of office space are

OOG Shipment for an off-shore Oil Industry in Northern Norway

Freight forwarders NORWEGIAN FORWARDING, based in Norway and AIF GLOBAL LOGISTICS, based in China, both members of the PANGEA LOGISTICS NETWORK join forces to deliver a heavy weight out-of-gauge (OOG) project shipment from Shanghai (China) to Fredrikstad (Norway).   The shipment consisted of submarine optical fiber cable drums that had a combined weight of 50 tons including tare and divided in 2 units measuring 3.9m X 3.9m X 2.6m (39.546 CBM /

Warwickshire teenager scoops top prize in freight industry competition

A teenager from Warwickshire has won the top prize in a national careers competition, hosted by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) on its stand at the Skills Show 2017 and run in partnership with careers campaign Think Logistics.  Ben Bardell won an iPad for achieving the highest score in the Think Logistics quiz, the campaign which aims to encourage more young people to consider careers in the logistics sector.  Ben,

Ricardo Carioni to give 2018 Maggie Nally Memorial Lecture

Ricardo Carioni, Deputy Chief of Mission at Embassy of Nicaragua to the UK and Ireland, is to give this year’s Maggie Nally Memorial Lecture keynote address, Chartered Institute of Public Relations International (CIPR International) announced today. The annual lecture was set up to commemorate the CIPR’s first female president.   Carioni’s address will draw from his extensive experience of the varied landscape of communication in Latin America and the development

GEFCO partners with Techstars

GEFCO, a global provider of complex industrial supply chain services and European leader in finished vehicle logistics, announced today a partnership with Techstars, a worldwide network that helps entrepreneurs succeed, with experience in over 1,000 international start-ups. The partnership, a first for GEFCO, marks an important milestone in the Group’s strategy to boost shared innovation with new ecosystems.   This collaboration represents a unique opportunity for GEFCO to leverage the

British Ports Association: likely Brexit deal looks like 'no deal' for ports

The British Ports Association has today published a new strategic report – ‘A Brexit Dividend’, which calls on the UK Government to deliver on the Prime Minister’s pledge of ‘frictionless’ trade after Brexit. Following yesterday’s agreement between UK and EU negotiators on the terms of a transition deal and ahead of the EU Council meeting later this week, the British Ports Association has published ‘A Brexit Dividend’. Ports are calling for