Talent in Logistics reveals line-up for Develop Conference

Talent in Logistics has released the agenda for its Develop Conference this month which is designed to support instructors, trainers, professional training providers and internal training teams who are responsible for developing people in logistics and transport operations. The conference takes place at Hotel Football in Manchester on Wednesday 22nd January 2020 and is set to fill a void by providing an outlet to collaborate, share expertise and work together

SAL adds further to its digitalisation strategy and appoints spearhead

SAL Heavy Lift is taking further steps to strengthen and develop its digital landscape by creating a new executive function that focusses on Information Technology and Digitalization. With the dawn of the new year, SAL is taking action to ensure its further growth strategy, by strengthening its efforts towards digitalization. SAL and owners Harren & Partner have appointed Claas Matthies, Managing Director, as the new group Chief Information Officer (CIO).

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Oxford Zero Emission Zone, a tax on vital commercial vehicles

Plans for a Zero Emission Zone (ZEZ) in Oxford, published today (7 January 2020), are effectively a tax on trucks and vans in areas of the city, according to FTA. The business organisation, which speaks on behalf of the logistics sector, is calling for Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council to reconsider their strategy until zero-emission commercial vehicles become a viable alternative for local businesses. Rebecca Kite, Environment Policy

Solarcentury secures funding to build two major solar plants in Spain

£47.6 million financing guaranteed by UK Export Finance, in boost to UK solar exports UK-based solar energy company, Solarcentury, has secured new financing to build two of the largest solar plants in Spain demonstrating the UK’s leadership on climate change. UK Export Finance (UKEF), the UK’s export credit agency, has today (7 January 2019) guaranteed £47.6 million worth of financing for Solarcentury, in a boost to UK solar exports. Together,

U-Freight is ready for 100 percent air cargo security screening from Hong Kong

With the phased implementation of 100 percent air cargo security screening having now started, the U-Freight Group says that it is well placed to assist shippers having become one of the first freight forwarders to have one of its logistics hubs in Hong Kong certified by the Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department (CAD) as a Regulated Air Cargo Screening Facility (RACSF). The enhancement of international standards on air cargo security

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UK Ratifies e-CMR Protocol

The UK ratifies the e-CMR protocol, allowing national and international transports from and to the United Kingdom to be done with digital consignment notes. Signing the e-CMR protocol has been on the agenda in the UK for quite some time. After a successful international pilot project with the e-CMR platform TransFollow, the West Yorkshire based carrier Brian Yeardley Continental under the supervision of the UK Ministry of Transport and several

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Could protectionist policies trigger a recession?

Key figures in aviation have raised concerns over the impact that a global rise in populist governments and protectionist policies is having on air travel. GlobalData’s aviation writer Adele Berti says: “Gripped by worldwide economic uncertainty, the aviation industry currently finds itself in a difficult position, divided by two contrasting trends. On the one hand, passenger numbers are growing, with recent Airport Council International (ACI) World figures estimating 8.8 million

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FTA launches 2019 Logistics Emissions Review

FTA has launched its 2019 Logistics Emissions Review, which includes the latest results of the Logistics Emissions Reduction Scheme (LERS), a voluntary group which seeks to improve the environmental performance of the logistics industry. During the past year, LERS members achieved an impressive 4% reduction in their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and decreased their average kg of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) per vehicle km to 0.72, from 0.75 in 2017

DHL breaks ground at new warehouse in Worksop

DHL Supply Chain has officially broken ground on its latest warehouse development at Manton Wood, Worksop. Once complete, the 50,000 sq.m multi-user facility will accommodate COMAH products within the retail and consumer business while providing existing and new customers with the space to grow their businesses in the future. Featuring an automated 28m high bay and an 18m low bay, DHL will maximise pallet and throughput capacity at the site

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AEB launches Risk Assessment software to keep global trade risks under control

Convenient software solution identifies compliance risks before they can impact business Easy online access for all departments across the business to report risks as they arise AEB, a provider of global trade and logistics software, has launched its new global trade software to protect businesses from global trade violations. “Risk Assessment” provides easy online access for all teams across a company where global trade risks potentially arise – from procurement