FTA Multimodal awards – finalists announced

Finalists have been announced for the Multimodal awards, due to be unveiled by cricketing legend David Gower at a dinner on Tuesday 4 April 2017 at 19.00. They are: The Seafreight Operator of the Year Award - sponsored by Freightliner - finalists are Maersk, CMA CGM, MSC, Evergreen, P&O Ferries, MOL, Containerships and Seatruck Ferries The Air Cargo Operator of the Year Award - sponsored by Pallite - finalists are ... [+]

Ruscon buys logistics firm

Russian container transport company Ruscon has acquired one of the country’s largest logistics companies SLG-Operating (Smart Logistics Group-Operating). SLG offers warehouse and logistics services to customers including Microsoft, Pepsi, Danone, Castorama, Kimberly-Clark, Haier and Cargill. It has a 60,000sq m complex at Chekhov City, near ... [+]

FTA publishes Brexit manifesto

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has issued a ‘Brexit manifesto’ on behalf of the UK logistics industry, collated from responses from the FTA’s 16,000 members. FTA deputy chief executive James Hookham, said: “We believe that the logistics industry has a key role to play in ensuring ... [+]

Kerry to guide retailer’s growth

Kerry Logistics Network is to handle UK-based multi-channel fast fashion retailer Missguided’s international air and ocean needs for along with value-added services and logistics support in Greater China and Asia. Missguided will use Kerry Logistics’ Virtual Buying Office to provide visibility from Purchase Order (PO) ... [+]

Top tips for transport integration

Software specialist AEB has published a white paper on the often vexed question of how business can integrate their transport partners into their IT environment. Titled “Five tips for IT-based collaboration with carriers and parcel services”, the white paper can be downloaded free of charge ... [+]
Allport returns resized

Allport joint venture to offer many happy returns

Allport Cargo Services and TIC Reverse Logistics have joined forces to create - ACS Reverse Logistics for UK retailers and online stores. The joint venture will use proprietary technology to deliver reverse logistics solutions. Allport has developed a strong relationship with Australian-based TIC which has ... [+]

Mental block over the blockchain

Around a quarter of respondents to a new supply chain survey said they were not familiar with the concept of the 'Blockchain' although around half of them are actively exploring its potential, with many of them looking at investing in it. According to Eye for Transport's ... [+]

UKWA sets up boffin board

The United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) has set up a Technology Advisory Board to develop and deliver advice and best practice guidance on how the logistics industry can implement improve processes and operational efficiency. Chief executive Peter Ward said that UKWA already has advisory boards to ... [+]

E-commerce just scratching the surface, says U-Freight boss

  The growth potential of global e-commerce is far from exhausted, says the head of Hong Kong-headquartered international logistics provider the U-Freight Group (UFL). There is major potential growth even in established regions such as the US, Europe or Japan, but it will need new approaches to ... [+]

Leading light in AV Dawson passes away

AV Dawson owner and partner, Maurice Dawson has died, aged 75. He led the Middlesbrough-based logistics firm, founded in 1938 by his parents, through a significant phase in its growth. The former diesel fitter apprentice spent years as a long-distance lorry driver before becoming joint managing ... [+]