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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

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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

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

Dachser enlarges branch in Öhringen

Expanding the transit terminal, creating 25 new jobs. Construction work has begun to expand Dachser’s Öhringen branch. By summer 2020, the existing transit terminal will be 3,500 square meters larger. A new story will also be added to the office building, increasing its floor space by 600 square meters. Dachser is investing some EUR 9.5 million in the project. Dachser’s Öhringen branch has been part of the Dachser European network

GEODIS and shoes for crews extend partnership

The slip-resistant shoe company Shoes For Crews Europe (SFCE) has awarded GEODIS Netherlands a third multi-year contract, reinforcing the partnership that the two companies have built since 2012.  GEODIS continues to take care of the entire supply chain process, from the incoming order to the delivery to the end customer across Europe. Originally founded in 1984 in the United States, the European Division of SFCE was established in Shannon, Ireland

The last thing you want as a shipper during Holiday season

Holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year for retail and shipping industries. And with increases in technology, ecommerce has become the driving force behind record numbers every year. Supply chain is fragile during the holiday season, and the last thing a retailers -cargo owners need is to be out of stock of a popular product, face delays in delivery or even worse suffer cargo damage or

CharterSync and the need for digitisation to enhance time-critical air cargo logistics

CharterSync co-founders, Ed Gillett and Simon Watson will be speaking at the NAX 24-7 Time Critical Logistics Meeting in Amsterdam on the 25th September. The CharterSync duo will be talking about digitization and time-critical air cargo logistics. Time-critical and ‘Just in time’ cargo is facing the oncoming potential disruption caused through the UK leaving the European Union at the end of October and systems like CharterSync offer freight forwarders autonomy,

New connection in Munich: Vueling launches service to Florence, Italy, with five flights per week

Non-stop from Munich to Tuscany: Starting immediately, the Spanish carrier Vueling will depart from the Bavarian capital to Florence five times a week. An Airbus A319 will take off for the Italian metropolis every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Florence owes much of its distinctive beauty to palaces and churches such as the Palazzo Vecchio and the Renaissance cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore. A special highlight is the iconic

Europa is ready for a no-deal Brexit

The UK’s largest independent freight forwarder, Europa Worldwide Group is ready to tackle the possibility of a No-Deal Brexit. The specialist European road freight operator, has invested significant time and over £2m to ensure the smoothest possible transition for its customers in the event of no-deal. Europa’s Managing Director also believes border delays have been significantly over-stated. Andrew Baxter, Managing Director, Europa Worldwide Group comments: “I am confident that our

Lack of suitable End Point Assessors threatens success of logistics apprenticeships 

Transport and logistics training providers are struggling to fulfil delivery of apprenticeships due to a lack of suitable assessors able to carry out End Point Assessments (EPAs), warns RTITB.   The End Point Assessment (EPA) ensures that an apprentice can do the job they have been trained to do and typically comes at the end of a 12-month programme of training and experience in the job role.  The EPA must