Davies Turner restructures Express China Rail Service operation, improves reliability and reduces costs

Davies Turner, an independent freight forwarding company, is upgrading its fixed-day, weekly rail import service for LCL cargo from China, following operational changes in the product. Since the introduction of the service two years ago, MCC (Multi Country Consolidation) containers have been carried by rail from Wuhan across mainland China, Kazakhstan, Belarus and into Warsaw in Poland. On arrival, consignments destined for UK were transhipped to a local bonded warehouse


Doosan leads the field at LAMMA 19

Doosan, manufacturer of forklift trucks, will be exhibiting at LAMMA 19, hall 18, stand 516, equipment and services show, to be held at the NEC in Birmingham, 8- 9 January 2019. On the stand will be four of Doosan’s latest feature-rich forklift trucks; a D30S 3 tonne counterbalance, a B15T-7 three-wheeled electric counterbalance, a 2.5 tonne capacity hand pallet truck and a D35C-7 3.5 tonne diesel counterbalance truck. These are

Norway Plus

Logistics expert says 'Norway Plus' is least damaging form of Brexit for UK's EU traders

A leading logistics expert has said the so-called “Norway Plus” option is the least damaging practical form of Brexit for the UK’s companies trading with EU countries. Adam Johnson, director of Leeds-based Tudor International Freight, said the draft withdrawal agreement and political declaration agreed by Prime Minister Theresa May and the EU Commission seemed almost certain to be rejected by the House of Commons next week. Equally, it appeared there

supply chain

Bringing clarity to supply chain finance

Christian Hausherr, the newly-elected Chairman of the Global Supply Chain Finance Forum sits down with ITM to discuss the critical work that the organisation is doing.Can you tell us about what the GSCFF do please?   The Global Supply Chain Finance Forum (GSCFF) was founded after the publication of the ICC’s Standard Definitions for Techniques of Supply Chain Finance and is made up of five global associations who all have

OnlineFuels and Shell to build digital fuel sales platform

OnlineFuels, a B2B online fuel sales platform in the UK, and Shell Deutschland Oil GmbH have entered into a joint venture in Germany, creating OLF Deutschland GmbH, launching a fuel sales platform for the commercial B2B market in Germany. OnlineFuels Deutschland intends to cooperate with other oil and energy companies in Germany. James Stairmand, founder and CEO of OnlineFuels, explained: “Germany is the largest fuel market in Europe – an


Companies move forward in digitizing their customs processes: AEB releases new study

A majority of companies are planning to digitize their customs processes or have already taken the first steps to implement this. That is the conclusion of the new study “Clear the track for Digital Customs Management” published by software company AEB in cooperation with the DHBW University in Stuttgart, Germany. Based on a survey that took place this summer, more than 35% of the 435 respondents report that their company


Using data to improve international trade

Peter Wells, Head of Policy at The Open Data Institute explains how emerging global initiatives will help data-enabled businesses decide where to export or seek investment.   Today’s business environment is increasingly reliant on data. Data can provide vital information to help drive business decisions, and is fast becoming essential to companies, who will all have their own assets, standards, policies and guides about how they collect, use and share


Green light for MRO specialist Entec in Australia/NZ

In January, MRO supply chain specialist Entec International will be expanding their service to encompass onshore suppliers for snack food operations in Australia and New Zealand respectively located in Brisbane, Adelaide and Auckland. The move comes after two years of trials with a multinational snack foods and beverage client, with multiple operations across North Africa the Middle east and Asia, during which Entec has managed all ‘offshore’ or imported MRO

Uber Eats

Walker supports Uber Eats’ new merchandise supply chain

Uber Eats, the online food ordering and delivery platform, has undertaken a major overhaul of its courier partner merchandise supply chain in the UK. The company has established a new online sales portal and Walker Logistics, in conjunction with its long term client Kavis, has been appointed to manage the fulfilment of orders for merchandise placed via the website. The Uber Eats’ range of branded bags, soon to be followed


Triathlon to sponsor Fork Lift Truck Awards

Triathlon Battery Solutions has been confirmed as a sponsor of the Fork Lift Truck Association’s Awards for Excellence. A new face at the Awards, Triathlon have come on board for the event’s 25 year anniversary, marking a quarter century of celebrating achievement in the materials handling industry. Over the decades the Archie has become a recognised symbol of excellence. It is the forklift world’s equivalent of an Oscar win. Peter