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Archive for 'Logistics'


Government reveals £20m low emission freight funding support

A £20m government competition to boost low and zero emission technology in the UK freight and logistics industries has given funding to twenty projects, the Department for Transport (DfT) announced last week. There were more than 40 applicants. The successful ...Read More

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Logistics Park Progress

Phase 1 of the Masterplan for the new Port of Felixstowe Logistics Park is completed. The Logistics Park will provide 1.4 million square feet of purpose built warehousing at theUK's largest container port. 40% of all UK container freight moves ...Read More

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Everywoman Freight Awards

The everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards aims to recognise outstanding females in the transport and logistics industry. There are eight categories of awards to highlight the diversity of talent - business owners, outstanding drivers and young leaders have all ...Read More

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Freight sector in Australia; growing pains

Australia's high-demand freight industry faces increasing challenges. Growing urban congestion is one of the problems highlighted by the Australian Logistics Council, in its economic report into the multi-billion dollar sector released a couple of weeks ago. In 2011-12 domestic freight ...Read More

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Freight Terminal to create jobs

An 8 million sq ft extension of Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal (Dirft) has been given approval by the Secretary of State. Dirft III will have the capacity for up to 32 freight trains in and out of the site ...Read More

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New freight opportunities for Limerick-Shannon

Stakeholders from Ireland’s freight, logistics and transport sector gathered in the Castletroy Park Hotel in Limerick on Wednesday 28 May, to discuss how the Limerick-Shannon region could become a strategic freight logistics hub with direct connections to some of the ...Read More

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Women in Logistics at the 2014 Freight Transport Association Awards

Leading figures from business gathered at the Savoy Hotel in London on 13 May ,celebrating the achievements of the successful women working in the UK transport & logistics industry. The 2014 FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards were announced ...Read More

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Rail Freight welcomes Fall in Channel Tunnel Rates

Eurotunnel has announced that it is committed to reduce the current level of freight train track access charges by up to 50%. This was welcomed by all in the logistics community with interests in rail cargo. The Channel Tunnel Regulator ...Read More

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Freight versus Environment on Treasury Fuel Report

The Treasury Report issued w/c 14 April has met with two very different polarised reactions from logistics and environmental groups. the report concludes that that a reduction in fuel duty can benefit the economy. The Road Haulage Association (RHA) welcomed ...Read More

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Women’ Freight and Logistics Awards

The annual Women in Logistics Awards, now in their third year, will again be paired with a Charity Ball. The money raised will be donated to the transport charity Transaid. The events are preceded by the Women in Logistics Annual ...Read More

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New Logistics hub for Dover

A new logistics hub at the Port of Dover’s Western Docks could create more than 600 jobs, and could also safeguard 140 posts through the construction of a new cargo terminal. The project is designed to ensure that the Port ...Read More

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International Freight Forwarding Group stresses Logistics Importance

The latest press release from the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA) stresses how important the logistics sector and an efficient supply chain is to growing the international economy. The reports advises that the United Nation’s post 2015 Sustainable ...Read More

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Second Freight station at container transshipment terminal India

A second container freight station (CFS) near the international container transshipment terminal at Vallarpadam is nearing completion. The CFS will have a capacity to handle 75,000 containers a year and is being set up on 18.3 acres of land leased ...Read More

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Skills forLogistics Outfit Plans for Freight Forwarding

The newly appointed CEO of government sponsored Skills for Logistics has plans to 'attract,develop and support' people and companies in the logistics and freight forwarding industries. This sector employs 8% of the workforce of the UK and will need 588,000 ...Read More

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Freight Transport Association Awards

Last week week the Freight Transport Association announced the Everywoman Transport & Logistics Awards. The awards aim to celebrate the successes of the most inspirational women in transport and logistics. In recent years cooperation between Everywoman and the FTA has ...Read More

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Logistics Confidence Growing

The latest research from Barclays and Grant Thornton suggests that confidence amongst logistics operators in East Anglia is increasing.  The bi-annual index showed a 15 per cent rise compared with the previous six months.  The overall outlook seems optimistic, with ...Read More

Toll Road Bad for Freight

The Government's plans to toll an improved stretch of the A414 in Cambridgeshire have not met with universal approval for the freight industry.  The Freight Transport Association welcomed the commitment to improve the road, but said that tolling is always ...Read More

Paris Green Logistics

Last month the city of Paris presented a charter designed to make freight distribution within the city more environmentally friendly. Intended to be implemented over the next three to four years, about 80 signatories have endorsed the charter.  This includes ...Read More

Proposed Rail Freight Park for Glasgow

Proposals for an International Rail Freight park in North Lanarkshire aim to create an expanded railhead, a Distribution Park for large warehousing and logistics, and a Service and Logistics Park for smaller scale warehousing and logistics. It is hope that ...Read More

Precious Freight

More than 200 pieces of gold and ancient artefacts have been transported from Columbia in South America to London by air freight.  The objects will appear in an autumn exhibition at the British Museum called Beyond El Dorado.  The airline ...Read More

Multimodal Logistics Hub for Belgium

On the banks of the Canal Albert, construction has begun of a major multimodal logistics hub, which will serve as a gateway to the seaports of Rotterdam, Antwerp and Zeebrugge. It will consist of a 15 hectare container terminal with ...Read More

Green Logistics in Northampton

A Costs and Carbon saving seminar was convened at Northampton University on 11 September.  The event was designed to enable logistics businesses to learn from each other, develop strategies, and share best practice.  The county promotes itself as a logistics ...Read More

US Invests in Chinese Logistics

Chinese and American investors are co-operating to develop 17 new warehouses across China, including locations such as Shanghai, Beijing, and Guangzhou. The ultimate plan is to operate a nationwide logistics warehouse network, with more than 1.8 million square metres of ...Read More

New Logistics Pool in France

A huge 'logistics pool' has been established north of Paris, including many major suppliers to retailers.  According to the owners, the hub ensure efficiencies as as all lorry loads are full loads, ensuring efficient use of fuel and more frequent ...Read More

Transport and Logistics Leadership Academy

The British International Freight Association is giving its support to the T & L Leadership Academy in Daventry on 10 September 2013. The Academy is for women with aspirations to develop their career and future leaders in the logistics industry.

Everywoman Transport and Logistics Awards

The UK's leading awards programme, organised by the Freight Transport Association, for women in transport and logistics has just held its presentation ceremony.  By raising the profile of these passionate, inspirational women, the Award programme demonstrates how rewarding a career ...Read More

International Logistics Prize

An academic from a Gothenburg University has won an international logistics award worth 10 000 euros. His dissertation 'Urban freight transport sustainability. The interaction of urban freight and intermodal transport', discusses how rail freight and road freight can be integrated ...Read More

Logistics Changes in China

The logistics requirements of the country's export, import and domestic industries are changing with the expanding domestic economy. Global Third Party Logistics Providers are being forced to move with their customers, expanding the size of their distribution centres or seeking ...Read More

Logistics Fair

The Transport Logistics Fair in Munich, Germany from June 4th to 7th will cover logistics, air cargo, packaging and IT, rail freight, ports and shipping.  It is the largest show of its kind, having 9 halls of exhibitors.

Logistics Hub Plan for Jamaica

The government of Jamaica is planning to develop a global logistics hub, with the help of investment from Kuwait and Dubai.  The development will include increasing container throughput at the port of Kingston, and building commodity ports to handle petroleum ...Read More

Switzerland – New Logistics Centre

This week saw the beginning of construction of a new logistics centre in Switzerland.  The new location will offer a one stop shop for contract logistics, freight and customs clearance. It is planned to open in early 2014.

Rail Freight to compete with road

Rail Freight terminals in the UK are being expanded to accommodate 750 metre trains.  New logistics terminals at London Gateway and Felixstowe are also preparing to handle the longer trains, which will enable more freight to be carried without taking ...Read More

Logistics Hub for Dunkirk

Work on a new logistics zone in Dunkirk is due to start in 2015 and last for four years.  It will include a container storage system and a multi-modal logistics terminal including 18 km of railway lines. The zone will ...Read More

Logistics Fair

The SITL Logistics Solutions Fair takes place from 26 to 28 March 2013 in Paris. Logistics and freight operators will be exhibiting to potential clients and there will also be an exhibition of specialist transport equipment.

Logistics Fair Asia

Next month the TOC Container Supply chain event takes place in Hong Kong next month. From 12 - 14 March, stakeholders in transport and logistics will be able to take part in the conference and exhibition.  Key themes are container ...Read More

Logistics Conference

One of the largest supply chain conferences in the UK will take place at Birmingham NEC from 23 - 25 April.  Designed to benefit all kinds of shippers - whether they are interested in exports, imports or domestic transport - ...Read More

Danish Logistics in Protest

The Danish Transport and Logistics Association has asked to meet government finance and tax ministers to discuss proposed levies on freight vehicles.  The Association says that the revenue raised by the proposed levy will be up to seven times higher ...Read More

Logistics Event

The Supply chain and Logistics summit for Asia will be taking place early in the New Year. On 8th and 9th January, industry professionals will meet to discuss themes such as Securing cheaper cost centres in Asia, Chinese supply chain ...Read More

US Electronics Freight at Risk

Consignments of high value consumer electronics are being aggressively targeted by thieves, as shipping of cargo increases in the lead up to Christmas.  Several freight loads have been stolen over the past few months in Tennessee, Alabama and Ohio. Logistics ...Read More

French Logistics going broke

In Quarter 3 of this year about 558 French haulage and logistics companies declared themselves bankrupt.  This is the result of shrinking freight volumes, over-capacity and the growing impact of cabotage. The French Logistics Federation claimed that in 2013 taxes ...Read More

Global Freight Awards

Wednesday 21 November sees the staging of the Global Freight Awards for excellence in freight and logistics in London.  Categories range from Air Cargo to Rail Freight and members of the industry can vote on line before the event.

Logistics Academy in China

A major European freight forwarding company has opened its own logistics academy to train employees in China.  There is a going need for qualified employees in China, as customers are constantly expecting better service and projects are becoming increasingly complex.

Rotterdam advises Shipping lines

Rotterdam, Europe's largest freight port by cargo throughput and container volumes, has been advising its customers how to improve their profitability.  Although the port has been helpful in granting discounts, the CEO says that shipping lines should also reduce freight ...Read More

Increased reefer freight rates

Major shipping lines have announced increases in reefer freight rates on transpacific routes. Last week at the Cool Logisitics conference in Antwerp, shippers, logistic companies and ocean carriers expressed the opinion that other carriers would follow this lead.

Logistics Legacy of Olympics

The Chartered Institute for Logistics and Transport thinks that lessons learned by the logistics and freight industry during the London OLympics should be reviewed and assessed for their effectiveness as long-term measures.  Night deliveries, increased business collaboration, consolidated deliveries and ...Read More

Saudi Invests in Freight

Saudi Arabia appears to be involved in a competition with its near neighbours to invest in freight and logistics infrastructure. It is seems that the country is planning to spend a reported $60 billion on infrastructure improvements including freight and ...Read More

Skills for Logistics

Part of the Sector Skills Council for the UK's freight and logistics industries is to be chaired by the British International Freight Association.  Skills for Logistics has been split into various groups such as driving, fleet management, logistics operations and ...Read More

Freight Driver Shortage

A report issued by Skills for Logistics suggests that there will be a shortage of freight drivers for Large Goods Vehicles.  Fewer people are taking the appropriate driving tests, and there has been a 31% decline in people passing the ...Read More

Fall in Eurozone Exports

Exports to the most troubled parts of the Eurozone, such as Spain and Greece, are falling as consumer demand in these countries shrinks due to economic difficulties.  Spain and Greece are still exporting seasonal fruits to the UK, but many ...Read More

Logistics Revenues declined in 2011

A survey of the ten largest logistics companies shows that, while revenues declined last year, profitability had remained have improved over the past two years but remain below 2007 levels for 12 of the group. Some are so indebted that returns ...Read More

Security Workshops for Freight and Logistics

The Transport Security Expo, which will be held at Olympia in London from 14 - 15 November this year, is offering workshops on supply chain security for participants in the freight and logistics industries. The workshops will also be helpful ...Read More

Global Freight Awards

Freight, logistics and shipping companies are invited to enter for the industry awards recently re-named Global Freight Awards.  The deadline for entries is 29 July 2012, Categories cover such areas as Employer of the Year, Large Freight Forwarder of the Year ...Read More

Logistics Development for Morocco

Logistics infrastructure has been identified as a key driver of development in Morocco, and the King has given the go-ahead for substantial investment in two major logistics projects. One of the projects is a road connecting the port of Casablanca ...Read More

New Logistics Centre Germany

A new logistics centre will be built in the vicinity of Heilbronn, selected for its strategic location on the A81 transport corridor.  The new centre will be controlled by Stuttgart in Baden-Wurttemberg and will handle freight from all over Europe. ...Read More

Cool Logistics Fair

An international cold chain conference, Cool logistics Global 2012, will be held in Antwerp from 24 - 26 September. One of the main topics of discussion will be how to keep the integrity of the supply chain for perishable goods ...Read More

Freight for Ship Canal

The Manchester Ship Canal is being developed as a logistics hub, in order to minimise costs and Carbon emissions.  So far, freight containers have been shipped on barges, but last week a tanker of chemicals was loaded on to a ...Read More

Carbon Reduction for Freight

Last year Transport Minister Mike Penn, gave his unequivocal support to the Freight Transport Association’s (FTA) Logistics Carbon Reduction Schemes. This week, Transport for London launches its Anti Idling and Fuel Management campaign for commercial vehicles. The Department for Transport wants to ...Read More

New Logistics Park South of France

A new multi modal logistics park is planned for the port of Marseilles in Southern France.  It will be developed over the next five years and will be situated less than 15 km from the existing Fos freight container terminals. ...Read More

Container Shipping Course

Lloyds of London Maritime Academy is offering a new distance learning course covering all aspects of container shipping. The course examines the commercial, technical and operational aspects of the liner shipping industry and is ideal for people working for shipping ...Read More

Logistics:moving the world

FIATA, the international organisation representing freight forwarders throughout the world, is holding its annual conference this year in Los Angeles.  Billed as the 'premier event for the international freight forwarding community' the conference will take place in California in the ...Read More

Multimodal Logistics Fair

The fifth year of Multimodal will take place in Birmingham from 1 to 3 May. There will be a wide spectrum of exhibitors from 3PL Logistics providers and freight forwarders to international hauliers and rail service providers. The British International ...Read More

Logistics Apprentices

According to the Scotsman newspaper, 44% of the current employees in the logistics industry are older than 45.  Introducing young people to freight and logistics by way of the apprenticeship scheme is seen as vital, as the sector is expecting ...Read More

Logistics Institute welcomes lorry charges

The Chartered Institue of Logisitics and Transport has cautiously welcomed Government's plans to consult on charging foreign freight lorries using UK roads. The Institute says that this would help the competitiveness of the UK freight and logistics industry and prepare ...Read More

Logistics Transport Finland

This Trade Fair for the logistics, freight, transport and packaging industries will meet in Helsinki from 9 - 12 June 2012.  Service providers in manufacturing, commerce and freight and logistics sectors will be able to meet decision makers, users and ...Read More

Gateway Targets Chinese Imports

London Gateway port, currently under construction 40 km east of London, will be the United Kingdom's newest deep-sea container port combined with one of Europe's largest logistics parks. The port is hoping to attract at least 70 percent of containers ...Read More

Logistics Growth Review

The Government's Logistics Growth review, published at the end of last month emphasised the importance of the logstics industry working with local authorities to promote the use low-carbon, low emission freight vehicles. The Government has set aside £8 million to ...Read More

Transport and Logistics Awards for Women

Nominations for the MAN Everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards close on 13 February. One in eight people work within the transport and logistics industry (source: Skills for Logistics), so this is an opportunity to champion role models and show ...Read More

Gothenburg Logistics Area Grows

A major tyre supplier will be the first company to set up its operations in the new Tankgatan logistics area adjacent to the port of Gothenburg in Sweden. Companies linked to logistics and port operations are in the process of establishing ...Read More

Calais Logistics Development

The Nord Pas de Calais is set to become a key logistics hub for Northern Europe.  The development agency is supporting a project to transform the region, although many major logistics companies are already located here. With a high speed ...Read More

Logistics Institute welcomes longer trailers

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport has welcomed the news that the Department of Transport will allow trials of longer trailers for articulated freight lorries. The Institute says that longer trailers could reduce the road miles for high volume ...Read More

Freight Transport Association protests

The FTA has told the European Commissioner Siim Kallas that the proposed four meter height restriction on freight trailers should be withdrawn. They said that a four meter height limit will have a “catastrophic impact” on many logistics contracts. The efficiencies ...Read More

Shipping Industry aids Thailand

As well as giving substantial donations to help people affected by the floods, a major shipping line operating in Asia will provide free transprot of relief supplies. They have also supplied shipping containers to act as a flood barrier. Another ...Read More

Freight Conference in Hamburg

Intermodal Europe, featuring a free to attend conference and exhibition, is returning to Hamburg on 29 November – 2 December 2011.  It is expected to attract key decision makers from some of the world's leading shipping lines, cargo owners, freight forwarders ...Read More

International Freight Conference in Pakistan

An International Conference and Exhibition on Logistics and Supply Chain Management is planned for 1 November at Hotel Lahore.  It is being jointly organised by Pakistan International Freight Forwarders Association, Air Cargo Agents Association of Pakistan and the Publicity Channel. The ...Read More

New Freight Logistics Centre for Rhine

This month sees the opening of a new 41 000 square metre logistics centre in Wiel am Rhein in south Germany.  30,000 EURO pallets can be stored at the same time and 18,000 square metres of floor space is available for storing ...Read More

Logistics at Chesterfield

Chesterfield College is now offering logistics training at its specialised logistics centre.  There is a 40 seat conference centre and classrooms, together with a dedicated forklift training facility. The centre has been developed in conjunction with the Coalfields Regeneration Trust, ...Read More

Port and Freight Logistics Park on Thames

London Gateway sea port and logistics park will open in the fourth quarter of 2013, the developer said on 4 October.  An extra 1000 jobs will be added to the economy during the coming months, but in total the project is ...Read More

Logistics and Shipping Conference

Intermodal Europe will take place in Hamburg, Germany from 29 November to 1 December 2011.  Focussed on Logistics and Container Shipping by road, air and sea, you can either visit the Fair free of charge, or take a stand in ...Read More

Freight on the Seine

The Paris Council is intending to impose restrictions on car-carrying road trailers, with a view to banning them completely by 2016. In response to this policy, the Compagnie Fluviale de Transport of France has announced a new barge service on ...Read More

Logistics College for Gulf

A joint venture between a consortium of three German universities and the United Arab Emirates Higher Colleges of Technology has launched a logistics college in Abu Dhabi.  The Gulf region has an ever increasing need for logistics experts, and the ...Read More

Olympic Food Logistics

The Freight Transport Association is warning that temperature controlled logistics providers need to be planning now with their customers to make sure that supplies continue during the Olympics.  A recent FTA survey suggested that fewer than 5% of respondents felt ...Read More

New Logistics Hub near Munich

A new base in Parsdorf near Munich will forward containers arriving by train from Hamburg for delivery of the cargo by road in the Munich area.  The new base forms part of the strategy to organise regional forwarding of shipping ...Read More

Logistics Event

Totally Logistics North will take place at Doncaster Racecourse on 28 and 29 September.  As well as an exhibition hall, featuring stands with handling companies, computer suppliers, freight forwarders, specialist software and shipping companies, there will be a schedule of ...Read More

Shipping Volumes in decline

A report issued jointly by a shipping consultancy and the Bremen Institue of Shipping Economics and Logistics, warns that freight rates will remain low next year unless carriers reduce the amount of capacity available. The report suggests that shipping volumes ...Read More

Freight and Logistics Opportunities in emerging economies

Emerging markets will become more and more important in the global economy, as countries like India and China report growth rates of around 10%, in sharp contrast to the developed Western economies.  The CEO of Agility Europe wrote in the ...Read More

Freeze preparation for Scotland

The Scottish Government and Transport Scotland plans to announce proposals which should keep freight and passengers mowing in the event of a freeze.  Large sections of the country were at a standstill last winter, leading to frustration for motorists and ...Read More

Logistics Day launch

The Freight Transport Association will be inaugerating a national Logistics Day on 14 November 2012.  This is an attempt to increase the profile of the logistics industry which is essential to our commercial well-being; and industry which is largely unrecognised ...Read More

Fuel prices fall – but not for freight

The Road Haulage Association has protested about the unfairness of the differences in fuel prices for consumers and freight operators.  While supermarkets have reduced the pump price in the wake of the reduction of crude oil prices. road hauliers, logistics ...Read More

Container port expansion

The port of Tilbury has submitted plans for an extension of about 26 hectares.  The port was built in the 1880's by the East and West India dock company, and has continued to adapt to changing shipping methods.  It is ...Read More

Funding for green freight

The Haven Gateway area, which includes the ports of Felixstowe, Harwich and Ipswich is developing a Low Carbon Freight project which will pay SME's a dividend of up to 30% for moving their freight from truck to train. It is ...Read More

Riots hit logistics

The logistics industry has inevitably been hit by the riots which disrupted towns and cities on three nights earlier this week. A 20 000 sq metre distribution centre in Enfield, north London, was set on fire just before midnight on ...Read More

Calais logistics development

September will see the official launch of what will be one of the largest logistics hubs in Europe. The hub will be developed in the Turqurie industrial zone, which runs between the port of Calais and the Channel Tunnel along ...Read More

Freight companies unprepared for 2012

A survey published by the Freight Transport Association has revealed that most of its respondents are completely unprepared for the disruption to collections and deliveries which will be caused by the Olympic Games.  Around a third of respondents claimed that ...Read More

FTA defends trailer heights

The Freight Transport Association has voiced concerns that the European Commission has suggested the UK should conform to the minimum trailer height of Europe.  The standard allowance of four metres for all new freight trailers would mean that some of ...Read More

Logistics Mergers and Acquisitions

New research from Barclays Corporate and Grant Thornton suggest that more consolidation should be expected in the UK logistics sector.  Most of the country's major logistics operators are foreign-owned; overseas ownership of the top 50 companies has increased to 52% ...Read More

Irish Road Freight boycotts tunnel

Freight companies in Ireland are refusing to use the tunnel under the river Shannon in Limerick, as the tolls are too high.  Since the tunnel opened last July, the private operator has seen a shortfall in usage, and has been ...Read More