John Smith is Multimodal’s man of the year

  GB Railfreight founder and managing director, John Smith was named Multimodal Personality of the Year at an after-show awards evening on 5 April. Smith, who founded GB Railfreight in 1977, was recognised for his inspirational leadership and support of young people in the industry. Groupage operator and forwarder Dachser was recognised as Multimodal Exhibitor of the Year, Beth O'Neill of Howard Tenens won the Young Logistics Professional Award,  Ports Group won the ... [+]

Henry Gorski to Lead Procurement and Global Ocean Coverage at enVista

enVista, a leading global supply chain consulting and IT services firm, announces today that Henry Gorski has joined the enVista Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) team as ocean category manager. In this role, Gorski will be responsible for navigating enVista’s procurement goals on ... [+]

Online marketplace to shed light on opaque freight pricing

The Freightos internet marketplace has launched the beta version of its international index which, it says will bring transpaerency to what has until now been an opaque market. The Freightos International Freight Index (FIFI) aggregates live freight rates from hundreds of carriers, forwarders, and shippers, ... [+]

Arrests made in Heathrow drugs bust

Two men have been arrested following a National Crime Agency raid on a freight warehouse near Heathrow Airport, which followed the discovery of three kilos of cocaine discovered in air freight at Gatwick. The 45-year-old from Hayes and a 32-year-old from Southall were detained at the ... [+]

Faster trade deal comes into force

The World Trade Organisation’s Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) came into force on 22 February after it was ratified by two-thirds of its members. Rwanda, Oman, Chad and Jordan submitted their acceptance, bringing the total number of ratifications over the required two thirds threshold of 110. The ... [+]

UCC made simple

Broker KGH Customs has created a site to help companies get ready for the new EU Union Customs Code (UCC). - It includes a self-assessment tool to help firms ascertain quickly how prepared they are and what they need to do. There is also ... [+]

EU Commissioner pans Trump’s border tax plan

EU trade commissioner Jyrki Katainen said in mid-February that the EU would be prepared to take legal action should the US try to impose a “border tax” against its imports. In an article published in the Financial Times Katainen also warned that such a move ... [+]

Trade experts see brighter outlook

The World Trade Organisation says that its latest Outlook Indicator (WTOI) suggests that global trade growth will continue to grow moderately in the first quarter of 2017 after strengthening in the final quarter of 2016. The indicator is based on a number of components, including ... [+]

Small firms in the vanguard of UK export drive

More than 63% of British small and medium sized enterprises are exporting, taking advantage of declines in the value of the Pound, according to the latest FedEx SMEs Export Report. It also reveals that the digital economy proves to be an essential enabler allowing SMEs to ... [+]

New group to study trade facilitation

French Customs, the HAROPA ports group, port community system SOGET and ISEL University of Le Havre Normandy, have joined forces to create TRAFIS LAB, an applied research laboratory on trade facilitation, digital customs and logistics. They have initiated a Scientific Interest Group to host a public-private ... [+]