Business

Davies Turner in Scotland – a clarification (updated)

The article in the Scotland feature headlined 'Business is booming – but there's a sting in the tail' contained a misleading typographical error about Davies Turner's activities in Scotland. Davies Turner has NOT recently closed its facility its operations in Cumbernauld. The company has in fact closed its small office at Edinburgh airport and concentrated its oceanfreight and overland / contract logistics services Scottish activities on its facility in Cumbernauld. Airfreight services, ... [+]

FTA applauds government trade stance

The Freight Transport Association said it took heart from international trade secretary Liam Fox’s acknowledgement that the country “does not want a no deal” situation from the Brexit negotiations. Speaking on Radio 4’s Today programme on 20 July, Mr Fox insisted that the country needs a ... [+]

UK set to strengthen developing world ties, says Agility

The UK will try to spark its economy through trade with emerging markets if it is unable to preserve its current relationship with its European Union trading partners, predicts freight forwarder Agility in its Mid-Year Emerging Markets Review. With the EU’s chief negotiator saying that frictionless ... [+]

TT Club to sponsor young forwarders

Insurers the TT Club is to continue its sponsorship of FIATA’s Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year Award (YIFFYA), now in its nineteenth year. The competition provides opportunities for all candidates, of which there were 17 this year, to demonstrate and develop their knowledge of the industry. The ... [+]

Baytree set to flourish in Germany

AXA Investment Managers’ Baytree Logistics Properties arm has entered the German market with an up to 30,000sq m build-to-suit development in Hannover. Located in the industrial Brink-Hafen area of the city, Baytree says the site is close to major road, rail and river routes, 10 minutes ... [+]

FTA Ireland calls for all-Ireland solution

Freight Transport Association Ireland (FTAI) has called for a solution for Ireland – including the critical border issue – to be given top priority. Production processes and supply chains on both sides of the Ireland/Northern Ireland border are highly integrated, with many businesses operating on an ... [+]

FedEx counts the cost of TNT cyber-attack

FedEx revealed further information on the cyber attack that hit its newly acquired TNT subsidiary in June in its annual Form 10-K report for fiscal year 2017 with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. It said that the worldwide operations of TNT were significantly affected ... [+]

ASM ready for Brexit

Forwarding software specialist Agency Sector Management (ASM has launched a major upgrade of its Sequoia software including a complete freight management system, from job and shipment management and documentation through to Customs declarations, job costing, and invoicing. ASM says it will avoid the need for data ... [+]

AEO for Glasgow agent

Glasgow-based KC Group Shipping has been awarded Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) status to help its clients deal with the consequences of Brexit. The company plans, manages and delivers logistics for sectors including contract, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, foodservice and automotive. As well as gaining AEO status, KC ... [+]

FTA urges all speed to Brexit talks

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) called for negotiations to move ahead with speed to compensate for delays caused by the General Election as the second round of Brexit talks got underway on 17 July. FTA added that reports claim EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier will ... [+]