FTA Transport Manager

Coastlink conference 2020

Coastlink conference 2020 to discuss efficiency of interconnected short sea networks. Short sea shipping can provide an alternative, more sustainable solution to moving goods across Europe than a purely road-based approach, according to FTA, the business organisation representing the logistics industry. FTA is thrilled to be supporting the 2020 Coastlink Conference to help logistics leaders to identify new, innovative ways to use this mode of transport. To be held on

eCMR as Solution for International Road Transport after Brexit

eCMR as Solution for International Road Transport after Brexit   The Brexit is coming – and it will, for sure, have an impact on international road transport to and from the UK. Although consequences cannot completely be foreseen yet, the digitalisation of freight documents might play a crucial role in it.   The Brexit currently is a source of insecurity in almost every sector, as nobody can completely foresee the

Cimcorp opens office in Spain

Logistics automation specialist, Cimcorp, has established an office in Spain in response to growing interest in its robotic automation solutions, and has appointed Jarkko Hakkarainen as General Manager.     Manufacturer and integrator of turnkey robotic handling solutions, Cimcorp, has formed a new subsidiary – Cimcorp Iberia, S.L., based in Madrid – in order to serve the Spanish market better. “Our decision to expand our presence into Spain is a

ThermoBoxx: The two-piece reefer containers

CakeBoxx Technologies recently announced the introduction of their new ‘ThermoBoxx’ refrigerated containers. This is the latest eye-opening intermodal two-piece shipping container to come out of the McLean, Virginia based company in the last several months and follows on the heels of both their 12’ wide hi-cube refrigerated two-piece CakeBoxx containers delivered to a US Government agency early last year and their purpose-built CoilBoxx rolled out to the steel and aluminum

Coronavirus will hit airport retail worldwide, says GlobalData

Global airport retail sales are forecast to reach US$48.2bn in 2020, up 6.1% on 2019, according to GlobalData, a data and analytics company. However, the escalation of the severity of coronavirus could now have a detrimental impact on airport passenger numbers – causing concern for airport operators and retailers. Honor Strachan, Principal Analyst at GlobalData comments: “The prevention of travel for Chinese consumers will impact the performance of airport retail

De Montfort University students fuel solutions to combat logistics skills shortage

Pall-Ex has teamed up with De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) to help tackle the logistics industry’s nationwide skills shortage. The palletised freight network has tasked second year marketing students with developing creative ideas to promote careers in the logistics sector to young people aged 16 to 24. The Ellistown firm has provided a live brief for an integrated marketing campaign, using market research, social media, influencer marketing and PR. Campaigns

Low Emissions Zone

TFL funding scheme will ease financial burden on local buisnesses

FTA strongly welcomes Transport for London’s (TfL) decision to increase its financial support for businesses needing to replace their current vans and HGVs with newer, cleaner models in preparation for the tightening of the Low Emission Zone (LEZ) standards later this year. The business group believes this funding is vital for the Mayor of London to achieve his clean air ambition without placing a heavy financial burden on the shoulders

Europe’s auto industry faces a tough 2020, says GlobalData

Following the new and tighter EU CO2 emissions rules for cars sold in Europe coming into effect in 2020. David Leggett, Automotive Editor at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view: “For the industry in Europe, 2020 will be another hugely competitive year with the added complication for the carmakers of factoring in push and pull for models according to new EU CO2 fleet average rules. They

Africa

UK Export Finance boost critical infrastructure projects in Africa

Financial support from UK Export Finance worth over a half a billion pounds unlocks deals in Ghana, Zambia, Gabon and Uganda for UK exporters. Support has led to UK contracts for six national infrastructure projects across Africa. Businesses supported come from across the UK and from a range of sectors. The International Trade Secretary, Liz Truss, announced today at the UK-Africa Investment Summit that UK Export Finance (UKEF) has provided

UK forwarders welcome expanded apprenticeship scheme

Forwarder association BIFA has welcomed news that the UK government is expanding access to an apprenticeship service to small- and medium-sized companies (SMEs). Robert Keen, Director General of the trade association, explained that 90% of BIFA corporate members are SMEs that do not qualify as levy-payers and have had restricted access to the apprenticeship service to date. Keen says: “The news that the Education and Skills Funding Agency (EFSA) is