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Oiling the wheels of commerce

The InstaFreight digital platform has been contracted to organize transportation of Shell lubricants from Germany to Shell warehouses across Europe by road and rail. The move allows the oil company  to cut CO2 emissions in transport by up to half, or more than 260 tonnes per year. [+]

E-Gistics gets government grant to set up forwarder platform

Freight forwarding technology company E-Gistics has received a government £131,000 cash injection for its new online distribution platform for vendors and independent hauliers, with the help of R&D tax consultancy Catax. It allows independent hauliers, pallet members and forwarders to digitise deliveries by combinations of independent ... [+]

PD Ports signs up a powerful IT partner

PD Ports has gone into partnership with the Port of Rotterdam to deliver digitalised solutions on the River Tees. The UK operator is developing a Port Community System Working in collaboration with the Dutch gateway as part of its plans to become a  ‘smarter port’; reducing ... [+]

New chief for Forward Computers

Freight Software Group (FSG) has appointed Richard Litchfield as managing director of its Forward Computers business. He was previously group IT director at Europa Worldwide Group and vice president and global head of IS road logistics at Kuehne & Nagel in Switzerland. He was responsible ... [+]

PayCargo assists assistance dog group

Supply chain payment specialist is to support America’s VetDogs, which pairs highly-trained service and guide dogs with injured veterans and first responders. PayCargo has become a Lifetime Graduate Sponsor of the non-profit organisation, which helps people who have been physically disabled, are suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress ... [+]

Cargo stream offers empty container app

A Cargo stream, app which its authours say is the first in Europe designed to optimise booking returning containers using a smartphone or a computer, has gone live. They say that existing solutions are limited to desktop applications, and force users to manage most procedures ... [+]

Qatar on WebCargo

Qatar Airways Cargo services are now available on WebCargo. Forwarders will be able to conduct real-time bookings, access live rates and see available capacity.Rollout will begin with France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, South Africa and Spain on 7 February with a discount scheme for forwarders giving ... [+]

Brussels boss takes to the Cloud

Former Brussels Airport director of cargo and logistics and current TIACA chairman Steven Polmans is to join cargo community network Nallian. As chief customer officer, he will be responsible for accelerating the expansion of Nallian’s global network of cargo communities that operate the Nallian Cargo ... [+]

Tech firm suggests ways to avoid 20-day Dover delays

Increasing check-in times to 20 minutes at the Port of Dover, in line with non-EU member customs policy, would lead to a queue of 70,594 and a backlog of around 20 days, says digital simulation firm, Simul8. It adds that while the 27-acre emergency lorry park ... [+]

Felixstowe to be 5G test-bed

Hutchison Ports Port of Felixstowe has been selected as part of the Government’s 5G Trials and Testbeds Programme. It will be the largest UK port to deploy the technology. The £3.4 million project has received £1.6 million from the Government as part of 5G Create, ... [+]