Business

Global cargo up for grabs, says insurer’s report

Theft from road vehicles accounts for 84% of global cargo theft with ‘slash and grab’ the largest type of cargo offence at 26%,according to the second edition of the TT Club and BSI report. There were however significant regional variations within the overall figures; food, beverage, alcohol and tobacco was the most common commodity group at 34% while South America topped the regional analysis of median value for each theft at ... [+]

BIFA at Multimodal: Driver shortages, fuel, e-commerce and much, much more…

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is promising a significant presence at the Multimodal show, which starts tomorrow (Tuesday 18 June). Staff from its secretariat as well as its regional consultants will all be on hand at its booth at the event. The trade association for ... [+]

Kerry signs Spain parcels joint venture

Kerry Logistics Network has signed a joint venture with Spain’s national postal service Sociedad Estatal de Correos y Telégrafos to provide e-commerce solutions from China to worldwide destinations. An automatic sorting centre will be set up in Southern China and will have a capacity of ... [+]

Irish industry calls for aid to combat skills shortage

The Freight Transport Association Ireland (FTAI) has called on the Irish government to provide urgent funding and support for the country’s logistics operators to reverse the current skills shortage ahead of Brexit. The alternative, says general manager, Aidan Flynn, could be a serious impact on domestic ... [+]

Rugby legend Bennett to be star of FTA Wales event

Rugby legend Phil Bennett will be the star guest at this year’s Freight Transport Association Welsh Logistics Lunch, at the Cardiff Marriott Hotel on 29 November. The former Welsh international captain was part of the all-conquering British Lions team of 1974, which toured South Africa ... [+]

MGI’s Ci5 is first community system to use Blockchain

Technology firm MGI says its Ci5 Cargo Community System has become the first in the world  to integrate Blockchain technology. MGI worked with Thales to integrate blockchain technology so that clients can act as trusted third parties when key statuses are validated for the release ... [+]

Political saga is ‘hitting business’

Director of Leeds-based Tudor International Freight Adam Johnson warns that the Conservative leadership contest could damage business. The race to succeed Theresa May would waste much of the additional time granted by the EU for the UK to agree a way forward on Brexit, when ... [+]

Tech, finance and Brexit – it’s all up for grabs at Multimodal

Multimodal exhibitors’ stands will showcase the latest tech, host industry-challenging debates and create a space for discussion and network building across the supply chain Multimodal 2019 is set to be the most dynamic edition of the show yet, with more than 200 exhibitors and over 9,000 ... [+]

Brisk business for BIFA’s online customs training

BIFA says it is seeing massive interest for its new online customs declaration training. The 11-module  module course includes export and import processes, entry completion rules, Customs Procedure Codes (CPCs) and Customs Simplified Procedures. BIFA says it should not take more than around five hours ... [+]

Brexit could derail rail freight growth, FTA warns

Challenging times lie ahead for the rail freight sector, according to FTA’s 2019 Logistics Report, launched in association with Santander Corporate and Commercial Banking. While domestic bulk and semi-bulk rail freight grew beyond all expectations in 2018 more challenging times lie ahead for the sector, with ... [+]