Introducing event logistics delivered by LTS Global Solutions

If your business involves events like exhibitions, roadshows or even mobile product launches, you’ll be well aware of the vital role played by event logistics specialists. It’s all about people, experience and the ability to get critical equipment to exactly the right place, at the right time, every time. LTS Global Solutions has been delivering products successfully across the globe for more than a decade. Using the expertise and partnerships

CharterSync – First trading week is an outstanding success

CharterSync launched at Air Cargo Europe Munich and in its first week of trading successfully completed 16 time-critical air charters. The London based start-up whose intelligent platform expertly synchronises time-critical air charters for freight forwarders, generated charter options in under three minutes from request to quote for its customers. The platform which is accessed through desktop and on Android and Apple mobile systems, exceeded CharterSync’s expectations, easily coping with a

UK exporters need to understand changes in Incoterms 2020 or Risk Disruption

The UK’s exporters will have a lot of learning to do in the months to come. Not only will businesses need to stay abreast of the potential impacts of Brexit, but they will also need to get to grips with the International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) new set of international commercial terms – widely known by the trademark of “Incoterms®”. According to the ICC website, these terms form the world’s

What to expect from Prime Minister Boris Johnson

Following the recent appointment of Boris Johnson as Prime Minister over Jeremy Hunt, many professionals in the trade industry worry about what this means for Brexit. Despite the Conservative party taking a stance in voting in Boris as leader and the expulsion of Theresa May from Downing Street, this outcome has proven just as uncertain as May’s leadership. There are opportunities of open discussions both with the EU and other

Boris must curtail no-deal Brexit rhetoric to reassure retailers

Following the upcoming appointment of Boris Johnson as Prime Minister this afternoon, Thomas Brereton, Retail Analyst for GlobalData, a data and analytics company, offers his view: “The most pressing issue for retailers remains clarification on Brexit, both in terms of timing and the nature of the withdrawal. But numerous retailers – particularly the supermarkets – have expressed concerns over an October deadline, anxious about the potential increased pressure to supply

DP World reports 1.6% Gross Volume Growth in 2Q 2019

DP World PLC handled 35.8 million TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Units) across its global portfolio of container terminals in the first half of 2019, with gross container volumes growing by 0.5% year-on-year on a reported basis and 0.5% on a like-for-like basis. Strong performance across Asia Pacific, Indian Subcontinent and Africa drove growth in 2Q2019, but weaker volumes in the UAE and Australia offset this trend. At a consolidated level, our

New protection for seized shipping

Hiscox, the specialist global insurer, has developed a new security product to help protect shipping targeted by nation states. Malicious Vessel Seizure will respond to a single peril of a ship taken by a foreign government, providing Loss of Hire costs and the services of leading crisis management consultancy – Control Risks. Heightened tension in the Middle East and particularly in the politically sensitive area in and around the Strait

Globe Tracker: The future technology of cold chain

ITM talks to Globe Tracker about the recent partnership with Hapag-Lloyd to produce ‘Hapag-Lloyd LIVE’ smart container tracking solution. To read the full interview and our exclusive features from industry experts, see our latest (July/August) print edition of ITM. Hapag-Lloyd presented its new real-time container monitoring program ‘Hapag-Lloyd LIVE’ at transport logistic Munich. The program offers real-time GPS location, temperature information and power-off alerts, among other services. In an initial

Stolt Tank Containers invests in depot expansion at Houston, US increasing storage capacity by 40%

Stolt Tank Containers (STC) has recently completed its US$11 million investment at its Houston, Texas depot, increasing storage capacity by 40% to 80,000 square metres. This significant upgrade means the depot now has the capacity to store 3,000 empty and 400 loaded tanks, offering customers a one-stop-shop for loading, storage, heating, cleaning and repairs. The Houston metropolitan area comprises the largest concentration of petrochemical manufacturing in the world as well

WEIG Group selects sixfold real-time visibility to support ‘Driven by Care’ initiative

Sixfold platform to improve customer service by proactively informing WEIG customers of shipment delivery status. Sixfold, Europe’s leading provider of real-time predictive visibility of shipments across the supply chain, today announces that the WEIG Group has become the latest customer to join its fast-expanding secure data visibility network. WEIG Group, a major supplier of carton board, printed folding carton and plasterboard liner, chose Sixfold to support its new “Driven by