Be prepared for disruption in Birmingham from 1 May

Thought leaders from tech companies and start-ups will share their insights on Digital disruption and Brexit at the Multimodal at the Birmingham NEC on 1-3 May, say show organisers, Clarion Events. Digitisation, digital transformation, and disruption will be discussed by innovators including INTTRA, Freightos, Nexiot, and Stowga, during the Supply Chain Excellence Seminars. Brexit challenges and opportunities, including a focus on perishables and a session on the Northern Ireland question will be ... [+]

CDS show gets on the road

Agency Sector Management (ASM), the British International Freight Association (BIFA), and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have joined forces to run a series of seminars ahead of August's phased launch of the Customs Declaration System (CDS), the planned replacement for HMRC’s existing Chief computer. The roadshow ... [+]

Ceva to launch IPO

CEVA Logistics is to launch an initial public offering (IPO) of around 1.3bn Swiss francs (about £960m) on the Swiss SIX Exchange. It said the objective was to accelerate the company’s growth and margin expansion strategy by strengthening the balance sheet. CEVA expects to list ... [+]

KOG becomes part of the Rhenus machine

Project logistics specialist, KOG Worldwide is being rebranded as Rhenus Project Logistics following completion of integration with its German parent company. Rhenus Project Logistics now has 24 companies in 20 different countries including Europe, Asia North Africa and North America and with new sites recently ... [+]

Retailers give Ferrymasters seal of approval

The British Retail Consortium has awarded P&O Ferrymasters contract logistics operation in Amsterdam its AA mark after carrying out an audit. The rating is a guarantee of quality distribution services to the foodstuffs sector. P&O Ferrymasters’ foodstuffs business includes distributing large volumes of cocoa, starch ... [+]

FTA calls for customs clarity

With just one year to go to the UK's departure from the European Union, Freight Transport Association head of European policy Pauline Bastidon is urging the government to up the pace on negotiating trading arrangements. "Twelve months is a very short time in business terms and ... [+]

Roadmap to the electronic bill of lading

International freight forwarders’ body FIATA has signed a memorandum of understanding with electronic documents firm essDOCS to provide a framework to digitise bills of lading. The Association will work on the digitisation of FIATA documents, starting with the electronic FIATA Bill of Lading (eFBL) and then ... [+]

FTA’s Chris Welsh to retire

Freight Transport Association director of global and European policy Chris Welsh is to retire at the end of May. He spent his career at FTA advancing the interests of shipping line and airline customers and, through his work with the British Shippers' Council, has provided an ... [+]

Seeking the next generation of logistics managers

Freight industry public relations firm Meantime Communications is to launch the NextGen Logistics Network, a new community of young professionals in logistics and supply chain, at Multimodal on 3 May. It will bring together members and companies from across all modes, as well as 3PLs, tech ... [+]

Africa signs free trade pact

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) was formally signed on 21 March by the African Union at its Assembly in Kigali. The move was welcomed by EU officials who described it as a concrete commitment to trade liberalisation.   [+]