TiL launches free jobs board during Covid-19

Talent in Logistics launches free jobs board during Covid-19 To assist logistics operations during Covid-19, Talent in Logistics has launched a jobs board in partnership with Smart recruit online, the award-winning talent attraction platform, to help promote current recruitment opportunities. “Dealing with the outbreak of Covid-19 is a big enough challenge for the logistics sector. There is high demand on the supply chain, with the need to keep shops, hospitals

Safeguarding frontline workers

Digital Barriers launches remote fever scanning solution to help safeguard frontline workers Digital Barriers, a provider of edge-intelligent surveillance and security technologies, announced the release of a real-time remote fever scanning solution that adds remote monitoring to this capability. Fever scanning cameras help safeguard frontline workers against potential infection. The addition of Digital Barriers’ government-grade remote monitoring enables this to be carried out without the need for close human contact,

GEODIS air bridge from China to transport masks

GEODIS establishes air bridge from China to transport millions of masks during the Coronavirus epidemic. GEODIS has been commissioned by the French Government to organize the emergency supply of millions of masks from China to France. In order to respond to requests from the national authorities, GEODIS is planning 16 flights over the coming weeks, representing in volume terms approximately 2400 m3 of capacity weekly. If necessary, this schedule could

Cargo-only flights serve US military and families

United Cargo are helping to keep military families connected by increasing the frequency of cargo only flights between the United States and military bases in various parts of the world — including Guam, Kwajalein, and several countries in Europe. Last week we began operating a minimum of 40 cargo-only flights weekly — using Boeing 777 and 787 aircraft to fly freight and mail to and from U.S. hubs and key

Import taxes in payments to be deferred

Call for government to include import taxes in payments to be deferred The Institute of Export & International Trade is calling on the government to include import taxes in its COVID-19 measure of deferring the VAT, duty and excise payments that businesses are required to make. In his package of help for business, unveiled this month, Chancellor Rushi Sunak said the government would defer the next quarter of VAT payments

BIFA encourages online Customs Declaration training

UK freight association encourages sign up for its online Customs declaration training, with grant funding still available from government The British International Freight Association (BIFA) has reminded its members and any company involved in international trade that its online training course that focuses on Customs declarations is still available, with grant funding available from the Government. Robert Keen, BIFA director general says: “The Covid-19 crisis has kicked the transition period

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FTA Logistics Help campaign

More than 150,000 logistics workers engage with the FTA Logistics Help campaign FTA, the business organisation representing the logistics sector, has launched #LogisticsHelpsLogistics, a social media campaign to help businesses keep goods and services flowing, by filling shortfalls of staff or identifying vehicles with capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic. By posting jobs or requirements for support on social media, using the campaign hashtag, more than 150,000 logistics workers and business

Hong Kong forwarders welcome shelving of planned security charge hike

Hong Kong forwarders welcome shelving of planned security charge hike The Hong kong Association of Freight Forwarding and Logistics (HAFFA) has welcomed the decision of an unnamed airline to shelve a planned security charge hike, originally due to be introduced on March 20, and has voiced its “heartfelt gratitude “to the Hong Kong SAR Government for its support. In a statement, HAFFA said: “The substantial security charge increase from a

Ligentia offers free warehouse storage in China

Ligentia offers free warehouse storage in China Supply chain management company Ligentia has launched an inventory relief program offering new and existing businesses free storage, while space is available, in all their China warehouses for up to four weeks. The move will help its general merchandise customers tackle the slowdown in demand by supporting storage solutions at source to alleviate time and stock pressures in the supply chain. Daniel Gill,

Swiss to offer up passenger aircraft for cargo flights

Swiss to offer up passenger aircraft for cargo flights Swiss WorldCargo, the air cargo division of SWISS, will operate cargo-only flights on some passenger aircraft beginning this week. Swiss WorldCargo is a belly carrier, transporting high-value and care-intensive goods on the existing SWISS passenger network. In these unprecedented times, the carrier is committed to continue maintaining global supply chains and delivering goods on behalf of its customers. This week, Swiss