FTA

FTA’s logistics awards return for a third star-stubbed evening

FTA’s Logistics Awards, now recognised as the blue riband event in the logistics industry’s calendar, will return for the third time on Thursday 24 October 2019 to celebrate the achievements of one of the UK’s most vital industries. The awards ceremony, to be held at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge, will once again be hosted by one of the UK’s leading comedians, with household name Ed Byrne confirmed as the

IFLN is focusing on the future: The importance of partnership, integration and specialisation

IFLN’s 26th Worldwide Membership Conference took place at the Hilton Vienna Hotel in the Austrian capital recently, with Vienna providing the perfect backdrop to IFLN’s annual forum for building relationships amongst its members and for spreading the word of its achievements and plans for the coming year. Thanks in part to its accessibility and convenient geographical location in the heart of Europe, the historic and beautiful city of Vienna played

Fintech companies call on UK parliament to act on Qatar blockade following 'Qatar Day'

London-based fintech investor Praefinium Partners announced that the company is calling on the UK government to condemn the Saudi/UAE-led blockade on Qatar and call for increased access to the country. This follows ‘Qatar Day’ on Friday, hosted by the Lord Mayor of London Peter Estlin and Rt Hon Liam Fox, Secretary of State for the Department for International Trade, who announced initiatives for closer Fintech relations between the UK and

Brexit

International logistics expert warns permanent customers union alone would not mean frictionless post-Brexit trade with EU

An international logistics expert has warned that even a permanent post-Brexit customs union with the EU would not alone mean frictionless trade with the bloc for British businesses.     Adam Johnson, director of Leeds-based Tudor International Freight, was commenting on what is believed to be the central trade-related demand of Labour party leaders in their current talks with the government aimed at breaking the parliamentary Brexit impasse. The deadlock follows

5 things e-commerce retailers should look for when choosing an online Inventory Management System

In order to perform online efficiently as an Internet retailer, one needs to choose the most effective inventory management system. Its main features should include centralised user interface, full automation, automated stock checking and others.  E-commerce is the buying and selling of goods over the Internet, and market research experts such as Euromonitor believe that it will make up 14% of all global shopping sales made by 2021. From the

FTA Transport Manager

Logistics Scotland conference to host infrastructure minister

Following 18 April 2019’s announcement of a £5 billion package of investment for Scotland’s infrastructure, logistics businesses from across the country will be keen to learn how the money is to be distributed to ensure that the country keeps trading efficiently in the years ahead.  And attendees at FTA’s Logistics Scotland conference, taking place on 30 May 2019, will be among the first given the opportunity to quiz government about

BluJay expands leadership suite to drive vision for next-gen supply chain

BluJay Solutions, a leading provider of supply chain software and services, announced today at SOAR 2019 a series of executive appointments to drive the company’s strategic vision to innovate the future of supply chain technology. “BluJay has established one of the most accomplished and talented executive leadership teams in the supply chain industry – I’m delighted to welcome David, Chris, and Michael to the team,” said Andrew Kirkwood, CEO of BluJay Solutions. “With our annual SOAR customer

Ivanti accelerates supply chain migration to next generation mobility

Ivanti Supply Chain announced the introduction of Ivanti Velocity 2.1, powered by Wavelink. Designed to speed modernisation within the supply chain, this latest release of Ivanti Velocity delivers several enhancements for optimising and simplifying the migration of applications across devices and operating systems. Among these new features are the ability to configure and deploy existing telnet applications on the latest Windows 10 mobile devices. “Most organisations within the supply chain

New Head of Group Projects for logistics leader Priority Freight

Priority Freight, a leading global provider of contingency logistics solutions, has appointed Steve Downing as Head of Group Projects. Steve will be responsible for developing and leading a new Project Division with emphasis on large air charters, complex multi-modal logistics solutions and project forwarding. Steve has a wealth of experience in the global air charter, project logistics and freight forwarding sectors and has managed large corporate accounts across a diverse

Turkish Cargo awarded by the Incheon International Airport

Turkish Cargo, the accomplished air cargo brand, ranked first at “Cargo Airline of The Year Group B’’ level with the highest score in the air cargo transportation evaluation criteria at the ‘’The 3rd ICN Awards” ceremony held on March 21 by the Incheon Airport, one of the most important airports of the world. Turkish Cargo kept raising the achievement bar with this award thanks to its timely performance, transit shipment