Ekol moves to a new level

  Turkish-owned Ekol has unveiled a Logistics 4.0 strategy  which, it says,will revolutionise the traditional business model. It promised more integrated, interconnected, and innovative solutions for its customers It has also revamped its corporate identity. At a meeting to unveil the new strategy chairman Ahmet Musul said: “Industry 4.0 offers limitless opportunities for the logistics industry as it is involved in every process from the first manufacturer to the final consumer. There has ... [+]

KN opens Aberdeen hub

Kuehne and Nagel has opened a dedicated European oil and gas hub at Aberdeen. The 11,000 square metre site has been fully operational since the end of March and will offer services such as supply chain solutions and on-site export packing while previously subcontracted services like container ... [+]

Future of Parliament freight group hangs in the balance

Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Freight Transport, Rob Flello MP is warning that he faces an uphil struggle to get re-elected in the coming general election on 8 June – which could in turn threaten the future of the group. He says that ... [+]

Dachser buys out Ireland’s Johnston Logistics

Germany-owned logistics and forwarding company Dachser has become a majority shareholder of its partner in Ireland, Johnston Logistics. Founded by brothers Albert and Ivan Johnston in 1979, the company has become one of the key players in Ireland, specialising in dangerous goods and warehousing services ... [+]

Samskip to acquire US seafood specialist

Samskip Logistics USA is to acquire the activities of New Jersey-based freight forwarder Rimar Consultants. Rimar Consultants is responsible for10,000-12,000TEU of container business a year, largely focused on US seafood and meat exports. Subject to agreement with current owner Richie Maddalena, the acquisition is expected ... [+]

Safety award open for submissions

ICHCA International is inviting submissions for the second TT Club Innovation in Safety Award from anyone involved in cargo logistics who can show a demonstrable improvement to safety The goal of the Award is equally to champion and celebrate the many companies and individuals around the ... [+]

Good week for FBJ at Multimodal

As usual FBJ enjoyed Multimodal at the NEC last week. It was great to see so many happy readers, on our stand and at the bar! After its 10th Anniversary year Multimodal remains the only truly complete meeting place for the logistics industry. We produced a daily ... [+]

SEKO to manage UK and US for Joules

UK-based premium lifestyle brand Joules has signed a three-year contract with SEKO Logistics. It will manage Joules’ global supply chain from all of their sourcing locations in Asia and the Indian Sub-continent into their distribution centre in Corby in the UK and the US, including ... [+]

Amazon is eating UK warehouse space

The growth of online retailer Amazon has had a huge effect on the balance between supply and demand in available UK warehouse space, delegates at the Multimodal event in Birmingham have heard. According to Mark Thornton, marketing director of Omnichannel and e-commerce technology provider Maginus, the ... [+]

Irish exporters to talk supply chains

The Irish Exporters Association (IEA), Ulster Bank, Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail, Rhenus Logistics and Fleet Transport have launched the IEA Supply Chain Series 2017 in Dublin. The series will consist of four IEA Supply Chain Large Seminars, four IEA Multimodal Working Group meetings and four IEA ... [+]