Zencargo, LocalGlobe’s latest investment, announces $4m fundraising to digitise freight industry and roll out virtual local offices

Zencargo, the digital freight forwarder has announced its seed plus round, led by LocalGlobe, with participation from Samos Investments and Picus Capital bringing total funds raised to over $4m.   The company works with hundreds of businesses – from high-growth scaleups to FTSE-listed businesses and will use the new funding to accelerate its product development process and build a presence in China.   Zencargo makes it completely free for companies to


The first and final mile, key considerations for flawless and sustainable delivery performance

There are two critical aspects of the logistics process, the first mile and then the final mile. It is the efficiency with which retailers manage these two essential aspects of supply chain logistics in a seamless way that is key to their survival. The face of retail is changing almost beyond recognition. As huge household names are falling victim to the success of the more agile ecommerce players and their

CargoX and Freightalia freight quoting and rate management system partner to offer Smart B/L™ to +300’s of customers

CargoX, the producer of the electronic blockchain-based Smart Bill of Lading solution, and Freightalia, the number one automatic quoting system created for freight forwarders, have signed a partnership agreement that gives Freightalia access to the CargoX Smart B/L™ solution. Freightalia is the first ever fully automatic freight quoting and rate management system for freight forwarders, adaptable to the needs of the freight forwarder’s customers, country of business or specific service


Seven Reachstacker master toughest conditions

After half a year in operating the seven Liebherr Reachstacker LRS 545, the Transnet SOC Ltd is still very satisfied by the overall performance of the new devices. In daily operation, the machines have to withstand the harsh maritime conditions in the port of Durban and over the past months, they have mastered this task with flying colours. In December of 2017, Transnet SOC Ltd ordered seven Liebherr Reachstacker LRS

International Trade Magazine named 'Top 10 Trade Magazine' by Feedspot

Online RSS (Rich Site Summary) reader has highlighted as the sixth ‘Best Trade Magazine’ in its Top 10 Trade Magazine Awards. According to the independent Feedspot website, the winning titles were chosen from thousands from within the site’s index using search and social metrics analysis. The blogs are ranked based on several criteria including Google reputation and Google search ranking, the site’s influence and popularity on Facebook, Twitter

EU traders should take practical steps now to minimise “no deal” Brexit problems, says leading logistics expert

A logistics industry expert has set out urgent practical steps businesses trading with the EU should take to minimise problems they could face after a “no deal” Brexit.   David Johnson, managing director of Leeds-based Tudor International Freight, said with less than 200 days until the UK leaves the EU, affected importers and exporters broadly needed to bring their processes and documentation for trading with the bloc into line with

Combilift launches the Combi-PPT: a high capacity powered pallet truck

Combilift, the material handling solutions provider, has launched a new high capacity powered pallet truck – the Combi-PPT. The powered pallet truck comes with standard lift capacities of 3,000 kg and 6,000 kg, with higher capacity models from 7,000kg to 16,000kg available on request. It is a further addition to the Irish company’s growing pedestrian range with the optional operator’s platform enabling stand-on or walk behind operation. The Combi-PPT includes