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Customs clock is ticking, warns BIFA

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is encouraging businesses to ensure that they are fully prepared for rule changes that will take effect over the next six months following an initial postponement.In March, BIFA welcomed the easements for new customs declaration requirements and other checks on imports from the EU as part of delays in the implementation of Stages 2 and 3 of the Border Operating Model. They were introduced ... [+]

Welsh government throws doubt on Freeport plan

The Welsh government has written to the UK Government asking for an urgent discussion to determine how to resolve issues over freeports, warning that, without a workable solution, “we will need to move forward and dedicate our focus to supporting the economy in Wales in ... [+]

FedEx signs deal with India’s Delhivery

FedEx Express has signed a commercial agreement with Indian logistics specialist Delhivery, subject to conditions and regulatory approval. FedEx will make a US$100 million equity investment in Delhivery. Under the deal, FedEx will focus on international export and import services to and from India, and Delhivery ... [+]

Government in ‘secret’ talks to readmit foreign drivers

A parcel broker says the Government is having ‘secret’ talks that could result in non-UK HGV drivers, including EU nationals, being called back to the country on temporary visas. ParcelHero’s head of consumer research, David Jinks says that the driver shortage is potentially that it could ... [+]

Logistics UK sets out roadmap to zero carbon

Logistics UK has launched a Route to Net Zero campaign to encourage its 18,000 member businesses to commit to decarbonising their operations as quickly, effectively and as urgently as possible to help the UK achieve carbon neutrality ahead of the legal deadline of 2050. It ... [+]

Geodis buys French pharma firm

Geodis has signed an agreement to acquire temperature-controlled pharmaceutical specialist Gandon Transports. The company offers services at 2/8°C and 15/25°C, distributing to pharmacies, hospitals and wholesalers throughout France. [+]

Lotus revs up its supply chain with DHL

DHL Supply Chain has been appointed by Lotus Cars to manage inbound-to-manufacturing warehousing and transport operations for the next five years.From August, DHL will be responsible for planning all logistics movements, worldwide collection and tracking of parts, inventory management, picking, kitting and sequencing of products, ... [+]

Double success for EV Cargo women

Winners of the 2021 Amazon Everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards included IT director at EV Cargo, Kate Lovatt who spearheaded her company’s game-changing Technology Trident, which increased freight handled by its smart forklift trucks by 24%. She also devised technology to keep the company ... [+]

DP World to buy South Africa’s Imperial Logistics

Dubai-based port and transport operator DP World has made an offer to buy 100% of South African-owned international logistics firm Imperial. It says that its offer of ZAR66 per share is a premium of 39.5% on the current share price.The transaction is subject to Imperial ... [+]

Geodis to buy Texas broker

Geodis is to acquire substantially all of the assets of Texas-based broker Velocity Freight Transport, from McLane Company, Inc., a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway. Velocity provides refrigerated and temperature-controlled freight, flatbed and less-than-load (LTL) trucking, intermodal, van, and specialist options. [+]