black friday

Can geospatial technology deliver on Black Friday?

e-Commerce is growing fast. The UK market has doubled since 2013 and is expected to exceed £76 billion in 2019. Black Friday is seen as the market’s zenith, where retailers have the opportunity to boost sales at hitherto unseen rate. The discount day, however, puts huge stress on logistical systems, effecting speed and efficiency of delivery. For e-Commerce providers, the digital holds the key to success. On the horizon is

zero emission

Future Government must help logistics go zero emission, says FTA

All political parties should pledge to support the logistics sector on its journey to complete zero emission, according to FTA, the voice of the UK logistics sector. Ahead of December’s General Election, the business organisation has launched its own election manifesto – Logistics for Britain – which details ten policy asks of the future government, including the development of alternatively-fuelled vehicles, construction of HS2, and igniting a mode shift from road to maritime and rail.  Heidi Skinner, FTA’s Policy & Public Affairs Manager, comments: “FTA and its members are determined to meet the government’s target of becoming

DEME’s Orion arrives at Liebherr

Liebherr MCCtec Rostock GmbH announces the arrival of DEME’s offshore vessel “Orion”. The large-scale project is thus entering the next exciting phase – the erection of the biggest offshore crane Liebherr Maritime Cranes has ever constructed, the HLC 295000. The “Orion” reached the Liebherr Rostock on the 22nd of November 2019. Following the arrival in Rostock, the assembly of the HLC 295000 is going to begin. The manufacture of Liebherr’s

Simplify your Licence Management Process

Licence Management Process: Managing export licenses can prove to be a complex task for traders. In order to harmonise the export process, it is important to standardise your workflows. This is where our export software solutions can step in and guide you through the export management process. Here are three solutions that could help you in ensuring full compliance, while also minimising your expenses: 1. COMPLIANCE REQUEST The first step

Davies Turner renews domestic distribution

Leading UK independent freight forwarder, Davies Turner, is undertaking a complete renewal of its domestic distribution vehicle fleet, operating from its main regional distribution hubs in the UK. Davies Turner offers a collection and delivery service throughout mainland UK, via its own in-house controlled nationwide distribution network. The company’s new vehicles include 7.5, 12 and 18-tonners, which have been contract-hired rather than outright purchased. This gives Davies Turner greater flexibility

UKWA registration now open

Save money by booking your place at UKWA ‘Next Generation Logistics’ conference NOW! An influential programme of insightful speakers will address delegates at the UK Warehousing Association’s 2020 National Conference, which takes place at the Hallmark Queen Hotel, Chester, on 3-4 March 2020. With the theme ‘Next Generation Logistics,’ the two-day event will deliver an excellent opportunity to hear thought leaders, learn about emerging technologies and network with other senior

Lindø port of Odense gets prepared

Lindø port of Odense recently placed an order for an LHM 800. The new machine has a lifting capacity of up to 308 tonnes and a lifting height of 96.7 meters above quay thanks to a custom-made multi- layer winch. The LHM 800 will enable the Lindø port of Odense to cope with the huge offshore wind turbines of tomorrow. Lindø port of Odense is Denmarks largest port by area.

Quay Cranes minimum safety features updated

Three industry bodies have produced Revision 1 of their Recommended Minimum Safety Features for Quay Container Cranes. Experts from international freight transport insurers, TT Club, together with cargo handling industry experts ICHCA and PEMA recommend minimum standard safety features to promote safety. The ‘Recommended Minimum Safety Features for Quay Container Cranes’ document has been updated and Revision 1 now available. Published jointly by property, equipment and liability insurance provider TT

Plans unveiled for Antwerp XL 2020

Antwerp XL, the world’s only event dedicated exclusively to maritime breakbulk, will have an expanded show floor and an even greater international audience when it returns to the Port of Antwerp on 21st-23rd April 2020. The inaugural exhibition and conference, held at the largest breakbulk and steel port in Europe, made an impressive debut, attracting attendees from more than 57 nations.  However, thanks to a raft of new relationships with

Port of hamburg

Port of Hamburg striking growth

Port of Hamburg shows growth rate. For Germany’s largest universal port, seaborne cargo handling in the first nine months of 2019 proved highly satisfactory. The growth trend evident since the beginning of the year was maintained. With seaborne cargo throughput up 3.2% at 104 million tons, growth in Hamburg clearly exceeded the figures from its major competing ports in Northern Europe. These reported an advance averaging 1%. Container handling at