East Anglian haulage firm highlights the importance of the sector

Haulage firm Cargologic, which specialises in deliveries from East Anglia to the rest of the UK, has underlined the undeniable importance of the haulage sector after the country’s exit from the European Union. Looking ahead to the post Brexit era, Cargologic has confirmed its belief that haulage and the wider logistics industry will be integral to the UK keeping trade with mainland Europe strong – both from the perspectives of

Bolloré Logistics UK is awarded a 5 year contract with Virgin Atlantic

Bolloré Logistics UK has signed a new 5 year contract with Virgin Atlantic, effective May 1st 2018 covering the movements of all international shipments to and from the UK. This new contract is a testament to the long term partnership Bolloré Logistics has forged with Virgin Atlantic, and the intensive re-mapping of their logistics requirements Bolloré Logistics has designed to meet the changing demands within the aerospace vertical. Jim Berryman,

Research findings cloak real concerns of commercial drivers, says FTA

Transport Focus’ research findings into the motorway services network, published on 24 July 2018, make encouraging reading for car drivers looking for a suitable stop to break a journey.  According to the research, following investment by the motorway service area operators, many of the facilities they offer to the consumer now show over 95% satisfaction overall.  However, as Malcolm Bingham, head of road network policy at the Freight Transport Association

Africa – the new frontier for international trade

Join Business TV presenter Michael Wilson live from The London Stock Exchange TV studios for the first in a ‘Trade with Africa’ series of live interactive streamed panel discussions. The event is taking place at 13:00 BST on Wednesday 25th July, to watch the live stream of the discussions please follow the link here: httsp://broadcastcentre.com/show/trade-with-africa    These are uncertain times for businesses, both in Africa and outside of Africa, looking to

Expert Talent in Logistics Steering Committee Announced for 2019

Following the Talent in Logistics Conference and Awards on 21st June 2018, a Steering Group of leading industry experts has been confirmed to help drive the event forward for 2019. Talent in Logistics 2019, which will take place on 27th June at Arena MK in Milton Keynes, will continue to comprise a Conference and Awards event dedicated to skills and development in the warehousing, logistics and transport sectors.  However, the

Can Google Maps really provide professional route planning?

“With Google overhauling its Maps software division, it’s a good opportunity for operators to review if their current mapping software in their transport management and trip planning software is fit for purpose”, says James De Roo, UK Managing Director of PTV Group. Google is introducing changes to its Maps API platform, popular with software developers for adding location information to their products, including vehicle tracking and routing and scheduling software.

New ownership for MNX Global Logistics

Audax Private Equity has acquired MNX Global Logistics from The Riverside Company. MNX is a global provider of specialised, expedited transportation and logistics services with multinational clients in the biopharmaceutical, life sciences, medical device, aviation and entertainment industries. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. “MNX has earned an outstanding reputation in the time-critical logistics market by consistently delivering dependable, customised solutions to its healthcare and aviation customers,” said Geoffrey

Logistics Emissions Reduction Scheme ideal route for Road to Zero initiative

The Logistics Emissions Reduction Scheme (LERS) – spearheaded by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) and sponsored by Bridgestone – has announced its support of the Government’s ambition to achieve a 15 per cent reduction in carbon emissions from HGVs by 2025. Announced on 9 July 2018, the voluntary target for logistics operators is included in the Government’s new Road to Zero strategy.  LERS will provide support to industry members –

Peter Ward, UKWA CEO

Logistics sector facing a “perfect storm” says UKWA CEO

Speaking at this week’s United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) Annual Awards Lunch, Peter Ward – UKWA’s CEO, warned that global political and economic uncertainty allied to societal shifts and changing consumer behaviour is creating “a perfect storm that is driving an unprecedented pace of change within the logistics sector.” However, he added, the future offers tremendous opportunities for those companies capable of adapting their working practices to the needs of

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FTA “deeply disappointed” in decision to increase prices on Birmingham’s M6 toll road

The Freight Transport Association (FTA), the largest and most influential business organisation in the logistics sector, has expressed concern over Midlands Expressway Limited’s decision to increase tolls, citing worries it will drive more HGVs through Birmingham, conflicting with the city’s clean air agenda. As Chris Yarsley, FTA’s Policy Manager for the Midlands, comments: “While increases in transport costs are always unwelcome to the freight industry, this announcement is particularly concerning