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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

World's largest container ship completes first voyage from Asia to Europe

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company today announced that MSC Gülsün, the world’s largest container ship, has arrived in Europe after completing its landmark maiden voyage from the north of China. MSC Gülsün is the first of a new class of 23,000+ TEU* vessels to be added in 2019-2020 to the global shipping network of MSC, a world leader in transportation and logistics. Built at the Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) Geoje shipyard

Geodis opens airside freight handling gateway at Schiphol

Global logistics specialist launches innovative airfreight handling system at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport hub. GEODIS Netherlands announced the opening of its new Airside Gateway at Schiphol, which represents the beginning of a faster and safer way of airfreight handling. Time is precious to customers and their demand for the quick delivery of goods is increasingly important.  The Gateway being located airside will help meet these demands and at the same time

Freightos looks to bring United Airlines air cargo service online

Freightos, the software as a service (SaaS) platform for the freight industry, is building an online pricing and booking platform for air cargo for one the biggest airlines in the world. United Continental (NYSE: UAL) plans to use Freightos’ WebCargo Horizon platform as the back-end system for on-demand booking, dynamic pricing and real-time updates for its United Airlines air cargo business. The project for United, which will take a couple

Geodis emphasizes importance of innovation in logistics at TL Munich 2019

GEODIS, one of the world’s global supply chain operators, will be exhibiting at this year’s transport logistic, Messe München, Germany 04 – 07 June 2019 The global Supply Chain Operator, which ranks among the world’s top logistics companies, is putting a range of innovative services and operational processes on display, using augmented and virtual reality solutions. In its Experience Room situated on the GEODIS exhibition booth located in Hall B5.303/402,


Davies Turner says European haulage capacity is less tight than a year ago

In response to recent reports that available road haulage capacity in Europe is at its highest level in a decade, the UK’s leading independent freight forwarding and logistics company says that the findings mirror what it is experiencing with its own comprehensive portfolio of daily overland trailer services. Commenting on the findings of the reports, Philip Stephenson, chairman of the Davies Turner Group says that the company’s own experience agrees


Forwarders welcome Heathrow ruling

Speaking after yesterday’s ruling by the High Court in London against campaigners challenging the legality of the UK government’s decision to allow a third runway at Heathrow Airport, Robert Keen, Director General of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) said: “On behalf of BIFA member companies, which are keen for the greater number of flights and accompanying airfreight capacity that would result from a new runway, I can only hope

Government road funding brings welcome relief for hauliers, says FTA

Reacting to the news that the Department for Transport is granting £201 million to councils across England to undertake road maintenance and pothole repair, Malcolm Bingham, Head of Road Network Management Policy at FTA, commented: “Damaged road surfaces cost businesses in the logistics industry millions of pounds a year in vehicle repair and hire placement. The news that the government has finally responded to FTA’s calls for improvements in road

BIFA launches freight apprenticeship microsite

The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, has launched a dedicated website that will focus on helping both employers and potential recruits to better understand apprenticeship opportunities in the freight forwarding industry. Carl Hobbis, BIFA’s Training Development Manager, said, “Having been actively involved in the creation of the apprenticeship, BIFA has committed to promote the availability of the new apprenticeship and


Pangea Members combine and create successful OOG Airfreight shipment

Blue Freight Service, a Pangea member in Germany, coordinated an out-of-gauge (OOG) shipment with its counterpart members in Belgium, Cobelair, and US, Express Air Freight (Houston). This was for air freighting a tailor-made shelter for a production line with substantial proportions, weighing 4120kgs. The customer had packed the shelter into a crate which odd measures could not fit in to. Any of the cargo flights amongst the airlines network were