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UKWA and its members rev up for Black Friday

Peter Ward, CEO of UKWA (United Kingdom Warehousing Association) offers a logistics sector perspective on Black Friday. more

akquinet ensures productive global supply chain processes

akquinet AG has been certified as the first German WiseService Partner of Australian supplier WiseTech Global more

Freight forwarders to benefit from greater global free trade

According to Freight Forwarding 2015, a new report from market intelligence provider Key Note Key Note, between 2010 and 2014, the improving performance of the UK and global economies contributed towards rising volumes of trade to, from and within the UK more

Priority Freight enhances operations in central England

Priority Freight has invested £2 million in expanding its Midlands operations in the UK, to coincide with the company’s 10-year anniversary in the region. 

TGW’s success engineers 50 new roles

Automated logistics solutions provider TGW is seeking up to 50 new colleagues to support its on-going growth both in the UK and overseas. more

Passport to safety in logistics

UK Warehousing Association (UKWA), in conjunction with Safety Pass Alliance (SPA), is looking to create a one day health and safety passport training scheme specifically for the warehousing and logistics industry. more

UPS study reveals that industrial distribution in the UK must adapt selling model to remain competitive

The UPS Industrial Buying Dynamics study, conducted with 719 purchasing professionals in France, Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom, reveals changing market conditions impacting the traditional business model of industrial distributors.  more

TomTom Telematics recognised for helping companies to improve fleet safety

UK road safety charity Brake has handed TomTom Telematics two awards to recognize the impact its fleet management platform, WEBFLEET, has had in helping businesses improve the safety of their vehicle fleets. more

Palletways sets out future growth plans

Europe’s largest provider of express palletised freight services has today set out its growth plans, including investment in its infrastructure and expansion into new countries. more

£1 billion ‘Black Friday' presents challenges for logistics industry

With market analysists predicting online retail sales to top £1 billion on what's become known as Black Friday, a UK leader in the materials handling industry is urging supply chain businesses to ... more

EU exit will damage UK haulage sector

Half of decision-makers in road transport think that leaving the European Union would have a negative impact on the UK haulage industry, according to a survey of more than 800 decision makers. In ... more

Cooper maximises use of technology in the field

Heavy materials handling equipment specialist Cooper Handling is improving aftersales support and enhancing customer service by making full use of the latest computer and mobile software technology.

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ByBox international expansion reaches new record

International logistics & technology firm ByBox has announced record numbers of international freight deliveries since launching the service in 2005, hitting 1,650 cross border deliveries a day.

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Logistics users turn to air freight following Calais chaos

More and more logistics users are turning to rapid air freight solutions in light of the ongoing disruption to cross channel services.

That’s the view from pan-European time critical logistics ... more

Canterbury logistics firm joins European network

Canterbury-based logistics firm Salvatori has joined Palletways, Europe’s largest and fastest growing express palletised freight network, in order to boost further growth.

Salvatori, which is based ... more

Paragon Software Systems expands US team to support growing customer base

Paragon Software Systems, the UK vehicle routing and scheduling specialist, has announced the expansion of its US business to support its growing customer base in North America. Paragon’s Dallas-... more

AEB launches free roadshow on SAP-integrated solutions benefits

It’s nearly impossible to gain a competitive advantage merely by using a market leader for standard software, since SAP is virtually an industry standard. Flexible, highly specialised solutions for ... more

Temporary solutions won't ease the logistics pain felt by the UK supply chain

As the trouble across the Channel continues to disrupt Kent’s roads and put a strain on the UK economy, the challenges for manufacturers and the European supply chain have only just begun.

The ... more

Roberson Wine keeps orders flowing with NetDespatch

Independent wine specialist, Roberson Wine, is the latest retailer to select the popular NetDespatch cloud-based shipping and data management platform to streamline its order fulfilment process. The ... more

TVS secures double armed forces contract win

TVS Supply Chain Solutions has won two contracts with the Defence Support Group (DSG) to support the Ministry of Defence (MOD), worth £4.2m.

The two new contracts, both won after competitive ... more

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