Philip Hall named as Managing Director of CommerceHub European Operations

30-year retail industry veteran will lead the company’s expansion across Europe CommerceHub, a distributed commerce network for retailers and brands, announced Philip Hall as the new Managing Director for the company’s European operations. Philip has spent more than 30 years in the retail industry helping retailers and brands use technology to provide exceptional customer experiences. Hall has extensive experience in supply chain and category management. His work with many of

Statement from FTA as HMRC announces phased approach for entry summary declarations in the event of a No Deal Brexit

Pauline Bastidon, FTA’s Head of Global & European Policy, said: “HMRC’s announcement on the temporary waiver of security and safety declarations for post-Brexit logistics movements is a great response to FTA’s campaigning over the past two years and a positive step towards minimising disruptions on trade between the UK and EU and integrated supply chains after Brexit. However, it is imperative that the UK government maintains pressure on the EU to

CML continues with NVQ success

Lutterworth-based warehouse and logistics expert, Core Management Logistics (CML), is delighted to announce that it has awarded 27 of its Customer Account Management team with a Level 2 National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) in Customer Service. As part of CML’s ongoing training and development programme, the employees began their training in May of last year, working with Karnail Singh from Siamo Training. The teams were presented with their NVQ qualification by

RTITB Instructor Academy boosts LGV driver training for Northern Ireland grocery giant Henderson Group

The Henderson Group Training Academy in Northern Ireland has further improved its LGV driver training programmes and increased efficiency with the help of the RTITB Instructor Academy. The move has enhanced the performance and safety of hundreds of drivers delivering food, retail and other goods across the region. Warehousing, logistics and transport are a key part of operations across the Henderson Group business, which incorporates Henderson Wholesale, Henderson Retail, Henderson

Acquisition of P&O Ferries

DP World acquires leading European transportation and logistics provider. DP World PLC announced the acquisition of the holding company of P&O Ferries and P&O Ferrymasters (together P&O Ferries) for a purchase consideration of £322m (US$421m), implying a 2017 Enterprise Value/EBITDA valuation multiple of 6.1x. P&O Ferries is a pan-European integrated logistics business consisting of a market leading roll-on roll-off (Ro-Ro) ferries operation and a European transportation and logistics solutions provider,

Are Gen Z’ers the perfect apprentices?

When your company’s workload begins to pile up and you need an extra pair of hands on a project, there are a few avenues you can take. You can hire a freelancer, get in touch with a contractor, or spend every waking moment working on things yourself (not a great option). Recently though, more and more businesses are taking advantage of an underestimated option: apprenticeships. Apprenticeships are a fantastic way

Five new leaders to drive growth at GEFCO’s Freight Forwarding division

GEFCO Group has nominated five new leaders to grow and expand its Freight Forwarding business line worldwide. This announcement highlights the positive trajectory of the division’s overall freight forwarding offer and its robust expertise in time critical solutions (TCS), industrial project cargo (IPC) and life sciences and healthcare logistics solutions. The new leaders are: Valentin Elistratov, Global Commercial Director Karin Van Den Brekel, Life Science and Health Care Global Manager

GAC Qatar wins multiple customs clearance awards

GAC Qatar’s customs clearance expertise has earned it two titles in an awards ceremony organised by the General Authority of Customs, held in conjunction with International Customs Day. The accolades for the awards were presented at a ceremony attended by His Excellency Jassim bin Saif al-Sulaiti, Minister of Transport and Communications, His Excellency Ahmed bin Abdullah Al Jamal, Chairman of the General Authority of Customs and many officials from different

Maritime 2050 sets out road map for future UK trade

PD Ports welcomes the Maritime 2050 strategy released by the Department for Transport to map out a plan to support the UK’s ambition to be a world-leading maritime nation. The report highlights seven high-level themes including the UK’s competitive advantage, environment, infrastructure, people, security, technology and trade, outlining targets to support the UK’s maritime sector. The introduction of this strategy will enable the maritime industry and government to work more

Transitional Simplified Procedures should be for all involved in visible international trade movements including freight forwarders

Commenting on the recent announcement by HMRC on Transitional Simplified Procedures (TSP) for Customs in the case of no deal on 29 March, Robert Keen, Director General of the British International Freight Association, said, “As the trade association for freight forwarders, which are responsible for managing the supply chains that underpin the UK’s visible international trade, we have long campaigned for frictionless borders post Brexit. “We note the publication of