Davies Turner recruits high-tech apprentices

Freight services company Davies Turner has recruited another 12 A-level school leavers and graduates for this year’s trainee programme. A new departure for Davies Turner’s apprentice scheme, now in its eighth year, is that this year’s intake includes two IT net developers who will join its IT software development team. All the youngsters will learn every aspect of Davies Turner’s business during the two-year apprenticeship, and like many of their predecessors, ... [+]

Merry Xmas?

Freight forwarder Gefco is predicting a robust surge in demand in the run-up to Christmas, saying that air freight capacity from China to Europe and North America are already almost completely full. It puts the boom down to the recovery of international trade, the “unprecedented” reorganisation ... [+]

FM Logistic sets up shop in Vietnam

FM Logistic has set up a base in Vietnam to support its customer, Auchan Retail. It has opened a 5,000sq m tri-temperature logistics site in Bắc Ninh - 20 km from Hanoi which will supply all Auchan stores in the northern half of the country. ... [+]

New BIFA terms and conditions from 1 October

  The new edition of the British International Freight Association's (BIFA) Standard Trading Conditions (STC), last revised in 2005, will be launched on 1 October. The revised edition has been produced following an extensive review of the existing STC by the BIFA Legal and Insurance Policy Group, ... [+]

Kuehne + Nagel goes down the electric avenue

  Freight forwarder Kuehne + Nagel has launched KN BatteryChain, described as the first supply chain solution for lithium batteries, which increasingly being used to power road vehicles. Large-format lithium batteries as used for electric vehicles require a high level of handling expertise to comply with international ... [+]

Davies Turner gets ship shape in Bristol

Davies Turner says it its new distribution centre at Central Park at Avonmouth, Bristol is on course to open in October. Following the purchase of its second freehold site in Avonmouth last June, the company is in the process of completing and commissioning its new ... [+]

Over the Andes

Forwarder Geodis is moving 400 heavy loads for Siemens from three different continents to Bolivia for a power station contract. It involves transits through the Panama Canal and over the Andes mountains in extreme weather conditions and at altitudes of up to 4,680 meters. The first ... [+]

New recruit for BIFA training

BIFA has appointed Graeme Wilkinson to its training team. He joins from Pantos Logistics and prior to this, he worked for CH Robinson, MIQ Logistics and Emery Worldwide. BIFA training development manager, Carl Hobbis, said: “With Brexit and the development of a relevant freight forwarding apprenticeship ... [+]

HMRC ponders single customs and tax system

HMRC head John Thompson has told the Treasury Committee that the department is investigating a possible “Singapore-style” system that would allow companies to handle tax and customs checks done in one place, the BBC reports. It would however mean bringing together 26 different organisations into a ... [+]

BIFA deadline looms

The entry deadline for the British International Freight Association’s annual Freight Service Awards competition is fast approaching on 25 September. Now in their 29th year, BIFA’s Freight Service Awards are open to all members of the trade association, which represents UK companies engaged in the international ... [+]