The benefits of using a freight forwarder for international shipping

Some organisations don’t see the sense in paying someone else to send their goods overseas. But, in reality, not using a freight forwarder is like going to court without a lawyer – there are countless pitfalls you can tumble down without professional support. There’s far more to transportation than you might think, with dozens of different elements to consider before even packing up your parcel and sending it on its


UKWA calls for change in food inspection procedures to ease post-Brexit supply chain fears

The United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) has called on the Government to adopt new legislation that allows foodstuffs entering the country to be inspected at inland premises – instead of ports – to ease the flow of goods into post-Brexit Britain. Speaking on the BBC’s Ten O’Clock News programme on August 21st UKWA CEO, Peter Ward, said: “Currently food inspections must be conducted within the port boundary, but after Brexit this will

Doubling up – H2Ecommerce increase capacity by 100%

Based in Cheshire, H2Ecommerce (H2E) undertake pallet storage warehousing along with a range of retail fulfilment and logistics services on behalf of a string of clients spread across industries as diverse as printing and pet supplies. The company operates from a modern 27,0000 sq ft facility in Crewe which comprises 17,000 sq ft of dedicated storage space along with 10,000 sq ft of office accommodation. Following a recent review of

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DVSA to answer transport managers' most pressing questions at FTA autumn conferences

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) will be answering transport managers’ most pressing questions in a ‘Question time with the DVSA’ session at the Freight Transport Association’s Transport Manager autumn conference series, sponsored by Bridgestone Tyres, which gets under way from September. James Firth, FTA’s Head of Road Freight Regulation Policy, is delighted to have the DVSA on board at this year’s events: “For transport managers, the DVSA is a key

Air Charter Service announces impressive half year results

Leading aircraft charter specialist, Air Charter Service, has revealed the company’s half year results for the six months ending 31stJuly 2018, which show revenue is up 23%, from £195.2m (US$253m) to £240.5m (US$312m). ACS’s CEO, Justin Bowman, commented: “We have had a stunning first six months of the financial year, with record numbers across the board. Especially when you take into consideration that last year’s figures were beyond our most


Bradshaw PT2000 articulated trailer mover creates efficiencies at Hermes

The PT2000 articulated trailer mover is a fully electric pedestrian controlled vehicle, specifically designed for moving articulated lorry trailers up to 20 tonnes in both manufacturing and distribution applications. The PT2000 has exceptional manoeuvrability, making it easy to operate and move trailers in and out of tight spaces. The PT2000 provides a number of benefits to logistical operations. The key financial benefits include removing the cost of tractor units as

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Trade finance in 2019 – What should we be preparing for?

The shifting landscape of financing international trade shows no sign of slowdown. Whether it’s using structured bonds to build airports in Ghana, or financing the export of computer parts from Taiwan into Eastern Europe, international trade constitutes $4.5 trillion (25%) of global trade each year. But a few problems are emerging, given recent global macroeconomic and political changes. Deepesh Patel at Trade Finance Global (TFG) discusses the company’s expectations for