Davies Turner shares its AEO experience

Davies Turner is offering Authorised Economic Operator consultancy services to existing and potential clients. The forwarder says its clients have noted a significant increase in the number of tenders and preferred supplier qualification applications that ask whether they have AEO accreditation, fuelled by Brexit negotiations. It can explain to customers how they can gain competitive advantage, recognition for professional competence and potentially less troublesome border crossings. Chairman, Philip Stephenson said: “With further ... [+]

Many questions remain as Brexit gets green light

With the Withdrawal Agreement receiving royal assent on 23 January, the Freight Transport Association warned that many questions still needed to be answered on the UK’s future relations with the European Union. Director of policy Elizabeth de Jong, said: ““While FTA is pleased to see the Withdrawal ... [+]

Partners take the pain out of freight management

International shipping software specialist SmartFreight - part of the WiseTech Global group - has joined forces with automated business data solutions provider, Codeless Platforms, to provide an integrated freight management system. It allows customers to automate numerous business processes, including the transfer of information between ... [+]

Agilty signs refugee aid deal

Freight forwarder Agility has signed a partnership with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, announced to deliver essential services to Malaysia’s 178,000 refugees, most of them Rohingyas from Myanmar. Announced at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting at Davos, the deal includes a $100,000 donation from ... [+]

SEKO signs deal with Air & Ground

SEKO Logistics has signed a partnership with Air & Ground World Transport to help create new cross-border growth opportunities for shippers. It will leverage AG Ground’s offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Taipei, Shenzhen, Guangzhou Manila and Ho Chi Minh City among others and SEKO ... [+]

Simpex buys Dover customs agent

Express freight and fast van specialist Simpex Express has acquired Dover-based customs clearance specialist Samphire Cargo. Samphire has been Simpex’s customs agent for the past nine years. Simpex managing director Simon Beechener commented: “Samphire has supported our express activities outside of the EU which have grown ... [+]

Migrant limits will cripple logistics, warns FTA

The FTA has criticised the government’s proposal to bring forward restrictions on ‘low skilled’ EU migrants, saying it will worsen the severe labour shortage in the logistics sector. It called on the government to  reconsider its approach to ensure the sector can continue operating. Head of skills policy Sally ... [+]

DHL takes first steps in IT evolution

DHL Freight has taken the first major step towards creating a single Transport Management System (TMS) for all its operations throughout Europe, rolling out its EVO software at all its terminals in France. It will then be introduced in Turkey. EVO has been developed entirely ... [+]

Wales could be the loser under Brexit, says report

Freight between Ireland the ports in Wales could be badly hit by Brexit, says a new UK Trade Policy Observatory (UKTPO) published by the Welsh government. It says that trade barriers between the UK and the EU (notably Ireland) but less extensive border checks between Great ... [+]

Freight industry still in the dark over Brexit, warns FTA

The Freight Transport Association is calling on the government to answer questions about the UK’s future trading arrangements with the EU after the Brexit transition period.  following comments from the Chancellor, Sajid Javid, suggesting a hardening in the government’s approach to Brexit, and his suggestion ... [+]