Global cargo up for grabs, says insurer’s report

Theft from road vehicles accounts for 84% of global cargo theft with ‘slash and grab’ the largest type of cargo offence at 26%,according to the second edition of the TT Club and BSI report. There were however significant regional variations within the overall figures; food, beverage, alcohol and tobacco was the most common commodity group at 34% while South America topped the regional analysis of median value for each theft at ... [+]

How Humber ports could cut carbon

New research commissioned by Associated British Ports (ABP) claims that there are major benefits in choosing Hull and Immingham for moving cargo between key logistics hubs in the UK and EU. The Humber ports could offer a better deal for shippers, drivers and the environment, according ... [+]

BIFA at Multimodal: Driver shortages, fuel, e-commerce and much, much more…

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is promising a significant presence at the Multimodal show, which starts tomorrow (Tuesday 18 June). Staff from its secretariat as well as its regional consultants will all be on hand at its booth at the event. The trade association for ... [+]

Asendia opens Singapore hub

La Poste and Swiss Post international mail organization Asendia has opened a fulfilment centre, at Singapore Changi Airport. Based in the city state’s Free Trade Zone (FTZ), it allows customers to manage their cross-border e-commerce fulfilment operations from Singapore, regardless of where their parent company ... [+]

Kerry signs Spain parcels joint venture

Kerry Logistics Network has signed a joint venture with Spain’s national postal service Sociedad Estatal de Correos y Telégrafos to provide e-commerce solutions from China to worldwide destinations. An automatic sorting centre will be set up in Southern China and will have a capacity of ... [+]

Irish industry calls for aid to combat skills shortage

The Freight Transport Association Ireland (FTAI) has called on the Irish government to provide urgent funding and support for the country’s logistics operators to reverse the current skills shortage ahead of Brexit. The alternative, says general manager, Aidan Flynn, could be a serious impact on domestic ... [+]

Work starts on London Gateway’s latest warehouse

DP World has started work on a new 231,000sq ft warehouse at its London Gateway Logistics Park. LG231 on the north of the 9.25million sq ft Logistics Park, will be ready for occupation in December. It will comprise 218,945sq ft of warehouse space and 11,970 sq ... [+]

Rugby legend Bennett to be star of FTA Wales event

Rugby legend Phil Bennett will be the star guest at this year’s Freight Transport Association Welsh Logistics Lunch, at the Cardiff Marriott Hotel on 29 November. The former Welsh international captain was part of the all-conquering British Lions team of 1974, which toured South Africa ... [+]

Samskip sees post-Brexit container boom

Pan-European multimodal service provider Samskip says experience gained up to the original Brexit day on 31 March has fully prepared it for a North Sea container surge ahead of October’s revised deadline The multimodal transport operator expects UK exporters and importers to start switching away from ... [+]

MGI’s Ci5 is first community system to use Blockchain

Technology firm MGI says its Ci5 Cargo Community System has become the first in the world  to integrate Blockchain technology. MGI worked with Thales to integrate blockchain technology so that clients can act as trusted third parties when key statuses are validated for the release ... [+]