Gartner’s June 2020 Magic Quadrant for Third-Party Logistics

GEODIS recognised as a leader in Gartner’s June 2020 Magic Quadrant for Third-Party Logistics, worldwide Gartner evaluates vendors based on their ability to execute and for completeness of vision, and has positioned GEODIS in the Leaders quadrant in its 2020 Magic Quadrant for Third-Party Logistics, Worldwide. According to Gartner, “Leaders rate well on the highly weighted criteria for both Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision. This means the leading

How the industry has adapted

How the logistics industry has adapted throughout lockdown during the Coronavirus pandemic – by Eddy de Jong, Supply Chain Consultant, FTA The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the logistics sector in a variety of ways, with no two organisations having an identical experience; while many companies have experienced a downturn in business, others have seen unprecedented spikes in demand. In this article, FTA Supply Chain Consultants provide an overview of the developments affecting the sector

Free bitesize training for youngsters

The British International Freight Association’s (BIFA) next event following the relaunch of its Young Forwarder Network (YFN) online will feature some free ‘bitesize’ training run by BIFA trainers, Graeme Wilkinson and Carl Hobbis. Set to take place online on Wednesday July 8th,  the training will be focused around Customs Procedures Codes and will be available exclusively to members of the YFN. Carl Hobbis, BIFA’s training development manager says: “The development

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

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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

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FTA calls on Scottish government to recognise logistics workers

Following a parliamentary speech from Deputy First Minister of Scotland, John Swinney, FTA – the business group representing the logistics sector – is calling for the Scottish government to understand the vital role of the logistics industry, and its workers, during this challenging time. Mr Swinney spoke yesterday to explain that the Scottish government is passing responsibility down to local authorities to work with schools in establishing who the children

Dachser expands facilities in the South East

Dachser expands facilities in the South East Dachser UK has opened an additional site near to its existing 2,500m2 transshipment terminal based in Dartford, Kent on February 24th. Dartford, UK – 10 March 2020 : Dachser established its first branch office in the South East in 2005 and has now extended this capability by acquiring a fit for purpose 2,700m2  new cross-dock terminal with 25 docking stations and five-level access

RTITB accredited courses in Middle East

RTITB Accredited courses delivered in the Middle East by NTI NTI (National Training Institute), based in Muscat, Oman, is meeting increased customer demand for an internationally recognised standard of workplace transport and plant training as an RTITB Accredited Partner. NTI, part of the UK-based Babcock International Group, provides vocational training and employment solutions to corporate businesses in the Sultanate of Oman.  The company trains more than 40,000 individuals annually, including

BluJay Solutions acquires Expedient Software

BluJay Solutions acquires Australian customs and forwarding technology provider Expedient Software BluJay Solutions, a global provider of supply chain applications, networks, and data solutions, today announced it has acquired Expedient Software. Expedient is a leading provider of customs and forwarding software for the logistics market in Australia and New Zealand. With the acquisition, BluJay broadens its customs and forwarding technology offerings, along with its presence in the Asia-Pacific region. “We

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DfT holding back carbon benefit of longer semi trailers

DfT holding back carbon benefit of longer semi trailers, says FTA The government should make use of longer semi-trailers (LSTs) a permanent fixture on the UK’s roads following the successful outcome of its trial, according to FTA, the only business group representing all of the logistics sector. Released today (2 March 2020), the Department for Transport (DfT) funded study demonstrates that use of these vehicles continues to have a significant