July 2011

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FBJ Rocks Glastonbury!

The FBJ flag was once again seen flying over this year's Glastonbury festival! Sightings have been made all over the festival site, from the Pyramid Stage to the Healing Fields. As you can see from the centre picture Bono from U2 had a pretty good view of the flag. It managed to attract some avid  FBJ readers along the way, notably Daniel Clarke of freight software supplier CargoWise. He is pictured with FBJ's Publisher John Saunders (the man ... [+]
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Another new ferry for P&O

Growth in its unaccompanied freight traffic has led P&O Ferries to charter a new and highly-efficient cargo ship from the Finnish ferry company Bore Ltd. The Bore Song will offer capacity for around 250 freight units double-stacked plus 200 cars, significantly more than the existing ship on the route, the ... [+]
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Customs plans delayed

Implementing provisions for the Modernised Customs Code (MCC) are likely to be delayed, reports BIFA in its newsletter published on 27 July. It said that a recent assessment of the customs processes to be computerised and of the technical and financial capacity of stakeholders to develop and deploy electronic systems ... [+]

Green scheme

DHL Global Forwarding, Freight, one of the leading provider of global air and ocean freight and road freight services, has launched a new to track carbon emissions. The GoGreen Carbon Dashboard allows customers to choose from a variety of certified reports to better understand the main drivers of carbon emissions ... [+]
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New consultancy gets to grips with supply chain costs

Lack of communication between different departments of the same company are driving up supply chain costs unnecessarily, according to the director of a new consultancy. Tony Leach, solutions director at Virtualized Logistics, a new consultancy set up by logistics specialists SBS Worldwide, cites examples such as a purchasing department bulk-buying ... [+]
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ICHCA seeks new advisor

The International Cargo Handling Coordination Association, ICHCA International is seeking a consultant to replace Mike Compton as its technical adviser. ICHCA International chairman John Strang said: “Mike’s shoes will be difficult to fill. His knowledge of the industry and his dedication to safety is world renowned. While we still have ... [+]
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Kerry Logistics in Yorks and Lancs

Far East-based Kerry Logistics has acquired two UK freight forwarding companies - Manchester-based Bergen Freight Forwarding and Regency Forwarding, headquartered in Yeadon near Leeds Bradford Airport in Yorkshire. Bergen specialises in sea freight imports from India and the Far East while Regency offers airfreight, sea freight and international import and export ... [+]
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Avon Freight expands as volumes treble

HAULAGE firm Avon Freight has increased its depot space, workforce and fleet after a substantial rise in volumes. The Redditch-based company, which is a member of Palletforce – the UK’s leading palletised distribution network, has more than trebled its volumes in the last 18 months. As the majority of that rise has ... [+]

Vixsoft

Powerful and easy to use software for the freight industry. Established in 1984, we have seen many advances in the IT industry. Vixsoft has kept itself at the cutting edge in advancing technologies and is partnered with many large vendors to ensure that the products and solutions we provide are always ... [+]

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