Are you Brexit ready? 5 things you need to know about import-export procedures

It is likely that over the next few weeks, Britain will leave the European Union. As the push and pull over a Brexit deal continues, traders need to be Brexit ready. At present, the UK government is trying its best to ensure that any new controls or regulations do not interrupt the current trade flows. Despite these efforts, some changes are bound to happen. Therefore, it is extremely important for

Mega Deal Season: a warehousing nightmare? Or is it time to wake up?

Autumn has traditionally seen a fight over temporary warehouse space as retail supply chains build up stocks in anticipation of Christmas, however, 2019 promises a perfect storm. Not only are firms scrabbling to make emergency provisions against a Halloween Brexit, there is the growing phenomenon of the Mega Deal Season – far beyond Black Friday and Cyber Monday. ‘Black Friday’ arrived from the States, where there has long been a

Re-export of US goods in the UK and European market

Exports are defined as goods and services that are produced in one country and purchased in another. On the other hand, re-export refers to the shipment or transmission of a particular imported item to a different country. The US is one of the largest re-export markets in the world, with an estimated size of $200 billion. Examples of items that are commonly re-exported include fisheries, apparel, and technology products. However,

Five tips for preparing your warehouse ahead of Black Friday

Craig Powell, Managing Director, Balloon One presents five top tips for warehousing ahead of the Black Friday retail rush Black Friday is one of the most important dates in the retail calendar, with slashed prices sending customers into a frenzy to grab the latest deals. While this is great for business, to make the most of the period, you’ll need to prepare your warehouse to cope with the surge in


Edoardo Podestá takes the helm of Dachser Air & Sea Logistics

The long-standing Managing Director of the Asia Pacific region now heads Dachser’s global air and sea freight business. Dachser appoints Edoardo Podestá as the Chief Operations Officer (COO) of the Air & Sea Logistics business field. Podestá replaces Jochen Müller in this position. Dachser and the current COO Air & Sea Logistics, Jochen Müller, have mutually agreed not to extend his contract when it expires in 2020. Jochen Müller will

BREAKING: Boris Johnson secures Brexit deal with the EU

The new deal can be viewed in full here:  Prime Minister Boris Johnson officially released the breaking news that he has secured a “great new deal” for the UK to leave the European Union. Jean-Claude Juncker, the president of the European commission, has also confirmed that a deal has been agreed. He has posted this on Twitter: “Where there is a will, there is a #deal – we have

Onward Holdings' Route 66 to logistics market

A timely boost for logistics operators has been announced by Onward Holdings Ltd following the launch to market of Phoenix 66, a brand new, high bay state-of-the-art warehouse unit with yard parking for up to 40 commercial vehicles, on the Green Lane Industrial Estate in Featherstone. Expressions of interest have already been received by the property specialist for the facility in the Yorkshire logistics hub even before the construction of

FTA helps grow UK-Morocco Trade

FTA, the voice of the logistics sector, has played a defining role in securing a landmark agreement between the UK andMorocco to grow trade between the two nations. The agreement, reached at the recent Joint Transport Committee, will see quotas of road freight permits doubled between the two nations in 2020 to facilitate increased trade. John Lucy, FTA’s Manager of International Transport & Trade Procedures, was invited by the Department

Young freight forwarders honoured at FIATA World Congress

For over twenty years both FIATA and TT Club, the specialist insurer for the freight and logistics industry, have championed the development of young professionals in freight forwarding.  Now in its twenty-first year, the Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year (YIFFY) Award has been supported by both organisations in order to promote this mission.  The winner of this year’s award, announced on Friday at the FIATA World Congress in

Ideagen’s software to support TP Aerospace’s global expansion plans

Ideagen’s Q-Pulse will be the backbone of the organisation’s quality management efforts as it rolls out its ambitious growth strategy dubbed ‘Green Sunrise’ TP Aerospace, the leading aftermarket supplier of wheels and brakes to the aviation industry, is to implement software from Ideagen as it expands its global quality management operations. The Copenhagen-based organisation will adopt Ideagen’s Q-Pulse quality management software as the company rolls out its growth plan –