Forwarders welcome plan to ditch the paper

The Clecat forwarders’ organisation welcomed the EU’s third Mobility Package on 18 May, saying that the proposal it contained to create a fully digital environment for information exchange in freight transport would help eliminate paper documents. Director general Nicolette van der Jagt said: “Requiring acceptance of electronic formats for transport information as legally equivalent to paper format by enforcement authorities is a sine qua non. We are glad that the Commission ... [+]

Multimodal reveals 2019 date

Next year’s Multimodal will take place on 18-20 June 2019 at the Birmingham NEC, says organisers, Clarion Events, who also hailed the success of the 2018 show in early May. Challenges and opportunities in a post-Brexit logistics landscape, as well as digital supply chain innovation, headed ... [+]

DHL buys Colombian company

DHL’s Supply Chain contract logistics arm has acquired Suppla Group in Colombia. The company works in warehousing and packaging services in the life sciences and healthcare, retail, consumer, and technology sectors with coverage of 25 cities, about 500,000 square meters of storage capacity and around ... [+]

Ferrymasters draws back the curtain on new swapbodies

P&O Ferrymasters is investing in 240 new 45’ curtainside swap bodies to further extend its pan-European intermodal network. The investment is an integral part of the company’s strategic growth plan. The first of their kind in the P&O Ferrymasters fleet, they will be used on rail ... [+]

DSV goes beyond the call of duty

DSV’s new distribution centre on Prologis Park Sideway in Stoke-on-Trent has gained a Planet Mark sustainability certificate which recognises new developments that go beyond compliance. Working with the environmental charity Cool Earth, Prologis mitigated 110% of the carbon involved in the construction of the buildings ... [+]

We need free-flowing Ireland/Ulster border, says FTA

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) repeated its call for a frictionless post-Brexit Irish border at a meeting with politicians at Stormont over the weekend. its Northern Ireland policy manager Seamus Leheny told Secretary of State for Exiting the EU David Davis, Secretary of State for ... [+]

Port of Tyne puts spring in the step of footwear firm

Scientific footwear firm FitFlop has signed a new partnership deal with e-fulfilment provider and existing Port of Tyne customer Spark Response, based in Gateshead. FitFlop has been a huge commercial success and the port will provide overspill warehousing and distribution to Spark Response for up ... [+]

Rhenus shows off Turkey signing

Rhenus Logistics UK has signed a new partnership deal with Turkey’s Solmaz Logistics Services. Solmaz employs more than 1600 personnel at 60 facilities in 16 cities across Turkey and has 200 customs specialists operating from both border posts and inland customs houses. Managing director of Rhenus Logistics ... [+]

On line marketing for logistics firms

Supply chain consultancy Tokema International has launched a digital marketing agency for the logistics industry. Tokema Digital aims to help logistics service providers increase their online visibility through a range of high-impact digital marketing strategies, while taking advantage of Tokema’s logistics expertise. www.tokema-international.com [+]

Cool packaging firm opens in South America

Temperature controlled packaging firm Peli BioThermal has opened a South American service centre in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The new facility will service reusable Crēdo Cubeparcel shippers, including refurbishment and repair. Brazil is the world’s fifth largest pharmaceutical market and the largest economy in South America. [+]