Business

Diversity can be fun, says BIFA

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is encouraging its members to teams for The Big Logistics Diversity Challenge 2020. The event, for which BIFA is a supporting organisation, aims to promote the importance of equality, diversity and inclusion across the logistics industry, as well as the business benefits, through a series of fun physical, practical and mental team challenges. The event, organised by Nimble Media, in association with Talent in ... [+]

Ulster imports could face EU tariffs

Around three quarters of Northern Ireland’s imports of goods from other locations, including Great Britain, would be subject to EU tariffs on arrival – which flies in the face of a recent government assertion that the province would remain within the UK customs territory, says ... [+]

Politicians ignore Brexit trade impact, says Tudor Freight boss – updated

The current political debate over Brexit has largely ignored the question of whether any free trade deal with the US would counter the damage caused by leaving the EU, says director of Leeds-based Tudor International Freight, Adam Johnson. The reality, he argues, is that “it wouldn’t ... [+]

New food import rules come into force

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) says it will implement EU Smarter rules for safer food (SRSF) regulations from 11pm on Friday 13 December. The package will modernise, simplify and improve existing health and safety standards for the agri-food chain and take ... [+]

Entrepreneurs of the future take a look at Larne

P&O Ferries welcomed students from St Killian’s College, Ballymena, to the Port of Larne this month for a look into the career opportunities available in logistics. The ‘Exploring Logistics’ event took place during Global Entrepreneurship Week (18-24 November), was hosted in partnership with Mid and East ... [+]

New Incoterms from 1 January

Freight forwarder the Woodland Group is reminding its customers that the International Chamber of Commerce's new version of Incoterms comes into effect on 1 January. As well as an enhanced layout and more detailed explanatory notes to make the terms easier to understand and leave less room for error, ... [+]

Ekol signs deal with Italy’s UBV

Turkish-owned logistics operator Ekol has signed a cooperation agreement with Italian groupage and intermodal company UBV. The agreement will initially develop services in Spain and Turkey and there is also a plan to offer a 96-hour service between Turkey and Italy. The aim is to connect Barcelona with 24hr ... [+]

No Deal still on the table, warns Tudor Freight boss

The UK could still be heading for a no-deal Brexit at the end of 2020 says director of Leeds-based forwarder Tudor International Freight, Adam Johnson. This was the logical conclusion to be drawn from recent statements by government representatives such as Prime Minister Boris Johnson and ... [+]

Gdansk port promises to slash China-UK rail timings

A new rail link from Xi’an in China to the Port of Gdansk will include a ‘short-cut’ to the UK and Scandinavia, cutting journey times by 3-5 days compared to the existing rail service via Hamburg, says the Polish port as it welcomed the first ... [+]

New chief executive for Nurminen

Finland-based Nurminen Logistics has appointed Tero Vauraste as group chief executive. He was previously chief executive of the Mariadi European educational platform and was also a senior vice president of Finnair responsible for ground handling. Current chief executive Ville Iho, is leaving the company.     [+]