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Truckers’ friend highlights crime hotspots

The Motorway Buddy app overnight truck parking app has been enhanced with Police theft and vehicle interference data to identify safer options. The upgrade has been made possible by a unique partnership between Motorway Buddy, freight industry insurer TT Club and NaVCIS Freight, part of the  Police National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service. Theft and incident data is used to produce a ‘heat map’ illustrating vulnerable parking locations that is overlaid onto Motorway ... [+]

Forwarder signs deal to make veg intelligent

Forwarding and logistics company CH Robinson has signed a partnership with Microsoft Corporation to address logistics challenges for fresh produce in the UK. It will bring together CH Robinson’s Navisphere platform, which supports some 119,000 customers globally including UK-based fresh produce suppliers, and Microsoft’s Azure cloud ... [+]

Day of the drones dawns for DSV

DSV is implementing an autonomous drone system in several of its warehouses to help manage inventory. It replaces manual barcode scans which, besides being an unsafe and arduous task, often result in inventory data not being up to date due to discrepancies. DSV and tech specialist ... [+]

Ferry agent offers fast-moving customs service

Freight ferry ticket agent Freightlink Solutions has launched CustomsLink, a service that allows traders to deal with post-Brexit transition customs formalities.  It has been designed to support fast-moving ferry and Eurotunnel traffic, such as hauliers, couriers and small traders with multi-drop loads and short lead times. ... [+]

ASM walks away from ‘unworkable’ Ulster Brexit plan

Customs clearance software firm Agency Sector Management (ASM) says it will not support HMRC’s CHIEF replacement CDS for shipments in and out of Northern Ireland, citing an unacceptable level of risk,  no workable contingency plan and a lack of user support. In a letter to HMRC ... [+]

Giving customs clearance the X-factor

Forwarding expert Robert Falconer has launched Customs X, a service to help safeguard smaller firms avoid falling foul of Brexit customs regulations after 31 December. He says that it introduces a different style to the traditional methods of customs data entry, moving away from rudimentary ... [+]

MSC gets platform for growth

MSC has signed up California-based platform provider 8x8 to transform its global communications, collaboration and customer engagement infrastructure onto a single Cloud platform. The shipping line will deploy its open communications platform including 8x8 Voice for Microsoft Teams, in more than 155 countries and at ... [+]

IAG signs up to IATA rates platform

IAG Cargo has partnered with IATA’s air cargo rates distribution platform, IATA Net Rates.It will give the carrier’s customers instant access to rates and availability and facilitate real-time bookings to hundreds of destinations. Recently launched for the South Africa market and rolling out globally shortly, ... [+]

Logistics UK signs customs decs deal

Logistics UK (formerly FTAS) has signed a partnership with customs declarations expert AEB, to help members prepare for new trading conditions with the EU. Members will gain discounted access to AEB’s software platform to make it easier to process goods as they transit to and ... [+]

Schiphol promises a digital future as it takes full ownership of Cargonaut

Royal Schiphol Group has acquired additional shares in community system Cargonaut and the Dutch airport owner now has full ownership of the company. It says it will now renew Cargonaut’s port community system, incorporating suggestions from its users. Modernisation will take place over the next two ... [+]