GEODIS

GEODIS appoints a Global Head of e-commerce

GEODIS announced the creation of a global position for e-commerce with the appointment of Ashwani Nath as Vice-President and Global Head of e-channel solutions. Reporting to Phillippe de Carné, Group CCO, Ashwani Nath will be responsible for building and promoting end-to-end e-commerce omni-channel solutions, gathering all existing physical and digital expertise in the company. By creating this position, the group intends to strengthen its position in the booming e-commerce logistics

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PD Ports supports army logistics exercise at Hartlepool

The Port of Hartlepool, owned and operated by PD Ports, has recently played host to the British Army’s largest logistics exercise of the year, allowing soldiers to practice their readiness for deployment. Exercise IRON PYTHON 18 ran across a 10-day period seeing scores of Army vehicles taking to the roads in the North of England and southern Scotland using existing civilian infrastructure for the first time for such an exercise.

Tigers

Tigers launches SmartHub:Connect

Tigers has launched SmartHub:Connect – the world’s first combined freight, e-commerce and logistics portal. The Cloud-based platform reportedly gives customers end-to-end visibility of the supply chain globally, from transport, to e-commerce fulfilment and because it is modular, it delivers cost-effective and customisable solutions. One application is its virtual warehouse solution, which will support customers post-Brexit by allowing them to split stock over two distribution centres and routing orders to the

trade finance

Trade finance processing: mere seconds away?

As client expectations for near-instant solutions intensify, a sea change is happening in trade finance: the automation of key compliance pre-checks in order to reduce processing times and costs. Enno-Burghard Weitzel, Head of Product Management Trade Services, Commerzbank, explains how the bank – helped by a fintech partner – is heading towards a more digitalised future for its trade finance processes Digitalisation is undoubtedly transforming the ways that banks service

CML

CML shortlisted as a finalist at this year’s Global Freight Awards

CML has been selected as a finalist at this year’s Global Freight Awards, which took place in November at the Royal Lancaster Hotel, London. The annual awards recognise excellence in the freight forwarding industry and throughout the supply chain community. Now in their 22nd year, the Lloyd’s Loading List awards saw over 500 freight forwarders, shippers and industry professionals in attendance with CML shortlisted in the ‘Customer Care’ category.  CML was

Turkish Cargo

Turkish Cargo’s growth trend continues without slowing down

Turkish Cargo, providing service to 122 countries around the world as one of the fastest growing air cargo brands, has shown a very good performance in the first nine months of 2018. According to WACD (World Air Cargo Data), which provides information about the international air cargo market, Turkish Cargo has achieved a 29% rise in revenue and 25% rise in transported cargos between January and September in 2018 compared

Brexit

Skills report shows UK reliance on EU workers to keep Britain trading

According to FTA, the industry body which speaks for the logistics sector, if British business is to make a success of Brexit its supply chain needs to have access to European workers in the short to medium term. As the latest independent industry report into skills shortages in the logistics industry has recently been published, Sally Gilson of FTA called on government to reassess its immigration system to ensure it

Marketing Manager

GAC welcomes new Marketing Manager for Americas Atlantic coast

Daniel Young has been appointed as GAC’s Group Marketing Manager, covering the Eastern United States, Eastern Canada, and the Caribbean. He brings to his new role 15 years’ port agency and logistics experience drawn from a diverse working background that includes business development for both commercial and government customers, port operations management and freight forwarding. Daniel’s appointment reflects the Group’s continuing drive to fully understand and meet the needs of

Budapest airport continues double-digit cargo growth rate and sets new records

Budapest Airport (BUD) is celebrating a new all-time-high record after processing a total of 13,313 tonnes of airfreight at the Hungarian hub last month, its largest figure ever for the month of October. The figure, which represents both trucked and flown freight, is a 22.9 per cent increase when compared to the same period in 2017, and is only the latest development after several years of strong double-digit growth at

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AEB invites to free Brexit Tool Kit Conference

The implications of Brexit will be far reaching. The next milestone reached was following UK and EU government negotiations on November 21, 2018. What do these latest developments mean for traders, and how can businesses mitigate the impact of additional costs and more red tape in the supply chain? To help companies prepare, AEB, a provider of software for global trade and logistics, is organising a free Brexit Tool Kit