Alarm bells ring at FTA over Brexit

The Freight Transport Association(FTA) says it is deeply concerned by the lack of progress in Brexit negotiations and the rhetoric used on both sides in the past few days.  With the threat of No Deal looming on the horizon, FTA is urging the UK and EU-27 leaders, including the European Commission, to focus on areas which will not be able to function without agreements, like air freight and international haulage, ... [+]

Success for Mr Motis-ation

Months of intensive training paid off for Chris Polwart, who combines the triathlon with being commercial director at trucking services firm Motis Ireland. Competing at gruelling ITU Triathlon (Age Group) World Championships in Australia, he finished with a time of 2hrs 07 minutes, 33 Seconds ... [+]

Tigers on the hunt for e-commerce

E-commerce expert Tigers has opened an office in Suzhou, China, and a new fulfilment centre in Selangor, Malaysia. The latter is Tigers’ second Malaysian operation, after the automotive fulfilment centre in Kota Kinabalu, East Malaysia. The new Suzhou office is located close to Shanghai, where ... [+]

Three dozen more members for Palletways

Palletways says it has added 36 new members over the past 12 months in 20 countries. At the start of 2017, Palletways had 320 members, but today there are over 350 – an all-time record for the network. As well as 11 new UK members 25 ... [+]

TIR debuts in UAE

The first ever intermodal TIR operation between the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the EU was launched on 20 September when a container left the UAE bound for Europe under a single customs transit document and a single guarantee. It operated the SAIF Zone in Sharjah ... [+]

DHL launches online customs broking in US

DHL Global Forwarding has launched a platform for its US customs brokerage customers. Customs Connection replaces the previous DHL platform and acts as a one stop-shop for all customs processes backed by a sophisticated technological architecture. It complements the Customs Brokerage services offered through our ... [+]

Two into one for AP Moller

AP Moller - Maersk is combine its offering for ocean products and supply chain services into a single end-to-end logistic solution for cargo owners. It said this would ensure an improved customer experience with fewer touchpoints and a more comprehensive service offering. The integrated commercial organisation ... [+]

ABP signs Blockchain deal

Associated British Ports has signed a memorandum of understanding to work with digital logistics enabler Marine Transport International to create a pilot programmes to use blockchain technology to improve connectivity. ABP will participate in MTI’s blockchain solution in pilot shipments. Currently, each party in a ... [+]

Ital and Eurobridge have high hopes for new Malta service

Manchester based groupage and forwarding operator Ital Logistics is to launch a new service to Malta in conjunction with its new partner on the island, EuroBridge Shipping Services. It will operate at least twice-weekly with departures from the UK every Tuesday (or Wednesday morning) and Thursday ... [+]

Barnier relents on Ireland border checks

EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier said on 18 September that he was ready to improve its offer on how Ireland’s customs affairs would be managed, with most physical checks carried out away from the Ulster land border, the BBC has reported. However, he also ... [+]