Budapest Airport sets new cargo record in 2018

Growth in cargo traffic at Budapest Airport (BUD) is accelerating after the Central European hub processed a record amount of freight in 2018 and beat the rate for the previous year. The new record of 146,113 tonnes of cargo arriving and departing at BUD in a single year showed a 14.9% increase on the figures for 2017, when 127,145 tonnes of cargo was processed at the airport and was also,


Softbox launches new temperature control packaging systems

Softbox, an innovator and provider of temperature control packaging for the life science and logistics industries has announced plans to unveil new pallet and parcel shipping systems at the Temperature Controlled Logistics (IQPC) in London this January. The cold chain shipping solutions being featured at the conference includes the three new products, Tempcell ECO; Tempcell MAX and Silverpod MAX – being revealed in Europe for the first time. The Tempcell


Dimerco implements dual-brand strategy in Singapore with new ocean freight service operation

Taiwan-based freight forwarding company, Dimerco has implemented its dual-brand strategy in Singapore called the Diversified Freight System (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. The dedicated ocean freight service operation, which was formally opened on 18 January 2019, will provide ocean freight services in Singapore to Dimerco’s customer base. According to CEO Mr. Edward Lin, Dimerco’s expansion in South East Asia has been driven by the market, particularly in light of the current US-China


Maritime innovation group welcomes Maritime 2050

Maritime Research & Innovation UK (MarRI-UK) welcomes the Department of Transport’s Maritime 2050 strategy, especially the Technology theme. The Maritime sector is of fundamental importance to islands nations like the UK. Their industry has scope to grow substantially in this global market, which the Government estimates will double to $3 trillion by 2030. Maritime 2050 marks a very positive development in UK Government influence on maritime research and innovation outcomes. 

supply chains

The solution to better supply chain planning

Jackie Shelton, RVP UK at Anaplan explores how organisations can simplify their supply chains at a time when Brexit and wider economic issues are causing growing uncertainty Change and uncertainty are the buzzwords of the times for supply chains across industries, but far too often, supply chain management leaders make decisions in a data vacuum, which doesn’t work in today’s fast-paced market. With growing uncertainty surrounding evolving trade barriers, Brexit and wider


Ramp up no deal preparations with FTA's Brexit webinar

Following the rejection of the withdrawal agreement this week (15 January 2019), the Freight Transport Association (FTA) is advising logistics managers to advance their preparations for a No Deal Brexit. To help businesses navigate this uncharted territory, FTA will be holding an exclusive webinar, No Deal Brexit Briefings for Logistics Managers on 25 January 2019. Hosted by FTA’s internationally-renowned team of Brexit experts, the webinar will be essential listening for


ALE performs North America's biggest land lift with heavylift crane

ALE has performed one of North America’s heaviest crane lifts using a land based heavy lift crane, lifting the 3179.5 US t (2,884.4 metric tonnes) MRU module, for an oil and gas project in Texas, USA. The unrivalled 354,000te/m load moment and long outreach of the world’s largest capacity land based crane, the AL.SK350, enabled the global heavy lifting specialists to lift the second of three modules on top of


UKWA disappointed by continued lack of Brexit clarity

Following the rejection of Theresa May’s Brexit plan by the House of Commons, the UK Warehousing Association (UKWA) has expressed its disappointment at the continued lack of clarity surrounding Britain’s exit from the EU. Peter Ward, CEO of the Association, whose members operate around 100 million square feet of warehousing and distribution centre space from some 2,000 locations across the UK, commented: “Frustratingly, as imperfect and unpopular as Mrs May’s deal proved to

road haulage permits

International haulage permit applications close this week: apply now or miss out

Applications for international road haulage permits close this week (Friday 18 January) and the Freight Transport Association (FTA), the business organisation representing the logistics industry, is advising commercial vehicle operators wanting to transport goods into EU-27 countries post-Brexit to submit their applications urgently. A No Deal exit from the European Union is a very real possibility, according to FTA, and businesses must prepare accordingly.  Commercial vehicle operators will need ECMT


Primark On Track with Traka DockSafe Solutions

Primark, international retailer, is using Traka’s dock door and intelligent management solutions to ensure maximum efficiency and safety across its warehouse and distribution centres. Primark operates from eight distribution centres. Its most recent opening was in Islip, Northamptonshire, UK covering 1.1 million sq. ft. of space. It has 13 miles of aisles and is a 24/7 operation powered by over 250 committed employees. A key part of Primark’s success is