Business

FTA to hold Brexit webinar

FTA will hold a webinar, No Deal Brexit Briefings for Logistics Managers on 25 January. Hosted by FTA’s team of experts, it will cover customs declarations and duties, non-customs checks and EU27 workers andl provide a comprehensive guide to No Deal planning across all transport modes. It will take place at 10am and online attendees will have a chance to submit their most pressing questions to FTA’s Brexit team. www.fta.co.uk [+]

Customs controls are coming, warns Descartes expert

The European Commission will impose full customs controls on all imports from and exports to the UK after 29 March in the case of a No Deal scenario, warns Martin Meacock, a director of software firm Descartes. He says that the European Commission has called ... [+]

I’ve had it up to here, says forwarding boss

Ian Baxter, chairman of international forwarder, Baxter Freight, says he is “fed up with this rotten Parliament” for failing to give businesses any clarity on what is going to happen on Brexit Day, now less than ten weeks away. He spoke out after Parliament rejected ... [+]

Xpediator appoints acquisitions expert

Xpediator has appointed Simon Youd to its operational board as group head of mergers and acquisitions and integration. He was previously a director of Woodland Group. Meanwhile, analysts Cantor reported that Xpediator was in discussions to acquire Slovenian logistics company Intereuropa, although other bidders are also ... [+]

The changing face of European logistics

Real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield has released a new report - The Changing Face of Distribution: The Shape of Things to Come’ - identifying a number of important new transport corridors in Europe that it says will emerge between now and 2030. They include ... [+]

ASM reveals HMRC’s ‘Hard Brexit’ plans – updated

Freight software firm Agency Sector Management (ASM) says that measures are being put in place to keep freight flowing through Dover in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Predictions of widespread chaos on 29 March were exaggerated, it said. ASM says that HM Revenue and ... [+]

Brace! Brace! warns BIFA

Brace! Brace! warns BIFA BIFA director general Robert Keen says that Parliament’s resounding rejection of Theresa May’s Brexit deal means that freight forwarders should prepare for a ‘hard Brexit’. “Speculating about any other outcome is inadvisable until UK Government provides us with clear guidelines,” he adds. Freight ... [+]

DSV makes bid for Panalpina – updated

Danish-owned forwarder DSV says that it has made an indicative and private proposal to acquire fellow Swiss-headquartered Panalpina. It has offered 1.58 DSV shares and CHF 55 in cash for each Panalpina share which, based on closing prices on 11 January, is worth CHF 170 ... [+]

FedEx buys up Israeli partner

FedEx Express is to acquire its partner in Israel of over 30 years, Flying Cargo Group, subject to regulatory approval. The announcement coincides with the end of Flying Cargo’s service agreement with the express operator. TNT in Israel has been part of the global FedEx ... [+]

Shipping line gets into farming

CMA CGM Group is supporting the financial and industrial development of urban farming company Agricool, which uses old shipping containers for its operations. Founded in 2015 in Paris, aims to produce fruit and vegetables without pesticides, picked and sold on the same day and to ... [+]