Lawyers call for UK to sign up to shipping pact

Shipping legal firm Myton Law is calling on the UK to sign up to a new United Nations Convention on the settlement of international commercial disputes through mediation. On 7 August, 46 countries, including the US and China, signed up to the new ‘Singapore Convention’, but the UK and the European Union are notable absentees, says specialist shipping and logistics lawyer John Habergham.  The Convention could come into force in ... [+]

Yodel calls in international expert

UK parcels carrier Yodel, has appointed Jayne James as director of international services, following the opening of its first international office, in Chengdu, China, last year. She has worked in the international mail, express parcels and supply chain solutions industry for more than 25 years ... [+]

Freeports over-hyped, says Tudor Freight boss

Leeds-based Tudor International Freight director Adam Johnson, director says that the benefits of freeports should not be overstated. While international trade secretary Liz Truss has claimed recently, when unveiling a vision for the UK to open up to ten freeports across the country that they would ... [+]

Tigers opens South Africa centre

Tigers South Africa has opened an e-commerce centre at its Johannesburg, South Africa, warehouse. An app allows staff to conduct scan checks while packing shipments and create waybills for packages and a similar solution is planned for Cape Town by the end of August.     [+]

U-Freight welcomes Amazon transparency efforts

E-commerce logistics specialist the U-Freight Group (UFL has welcomed Amazon’s decision to launch its supply chain anti-counterfeit tool internationally, Transparency, to the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, India, and Canada. UFL chief executive Simon Wong said the the move by the retailer was the latest ... [+]

DSV completes Panalpina purchase

DSV has completed its acquisition of fellow forwarder Panalpina, following the settlement of the previously announced public exchange offer for all publicly held shares of Panalpina Kurt Kokhauge Larsen will be chairman of the merged company  and Jens Bjørn Andersen, Jens Lund and Thomas Stig Plenborg ... [+]

UKWA confirms new chair

The United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) has confirmed the appointment of Nicola Ridges-Jones, Managing Director of MS Holdings (South) Ltd, as its new chair. She succeeds Stobart Aviation’s Graeme Undy, who had served in the role since 2016. UKWA chief executive Peter Ward, commented: “Nicola brings ... [+]

Pink freight for the Red Continent

UK-based forwarder Trans Global Projects Group (TGP) recently delivered over 60,000 freight tonnes of modular machinery and equipment to a mining site in Western Australia. The 62 modules were delivered to a mining site near Newman where the owner – a committed supporter of breast cancer ... [+]

Learning the language of logistics

Logistics company Challenge-trg Group is offering English lessons to its non-native speaking drivers and warehouse staff. The programme is being offered by Phoenix Training Services, which was acquired by Challenge-trg Group earlier this year. The English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) qualification is aimed ... [+]

Gove dismisses Brexit ‘scaremongering’ – updated

The government has dismissed a leaked warning on the consequences of leaving the EU without a deal as a worst-case scenario and an attempt to foment anti-Brexit feeling. It followed the Sunday Times publication of a civil service paper on 18 August that suggested that customs ... [+]