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embargo: No objections to FedEx TNT merger

The European Commission (EC) has no EU antitrust objections to FedEx’s €4.4 billion acquisition of Netherlands-based TNT Express.<p>Both companies …

embargo: Greek shipping industry too buoyant for creditors?

The recent re-election of Syriza leader Alexis Tsipras as Greek PM will see the agreed austerity plan with creditors fulfilled.<p>However, as a result …

embargo: Carriers must exercise caution as post-sanctions Iran recovers

Sanctions imposed by the UN, the US and EU on Iran are likely to be lifted but the shipping industry has been advised that “caution” is …

embargo: Tech-lag in the airfreight world

The airfreight industry is not keeping up with new technologies and must increase levels of communication across the airfreight supply chain, …

embargo: RFC North Sea – Med to include the UK

Trade links between the UK and mainland Europe will be strengthened as a vital freight corridor is extended.<p>There has been much talk for the last few …

embargo: Mind the Skills Gap

The identification of a “skills gap” in part of the Major Maritime Report that was launched at the beginning of London International Shipping Week, …

embargo: Countermeasures expected as Calais crisis worsens

The UK can expect “countermeasures” if it were to leave the European Union following an In/Out referendum scheduled for 2017, says Bernard Cazeneuve, …

embargo: Shaking up the UKSR

It’s London International Shipping Week and a plethora of events and numerous outcomes of studies are to be presented, keeping the industry locked in …

embargo: Precautionary measures to avoid fines at Calais

As the world looks on at the unfolding political and humanitarian events in Calais, operators are seeking alternative routes to avoid hefty fines …

embargo: Supply chain finance platform to free capital withheld from UK plc

When the global recession took hold bank lending to businesses tightened, leaving companies to seek out other sources of supply chain finance.<p>As our …

embargo: Tempers fly high at Gatwick

The UK’s airport expansion saga sees tempers fly high as Gatwick issues a response to a report published in July by the Airport Commission that …

embargo: From Port to austerity - Greece

Back in January former left wing Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras stood by his party’s anti-austerity pledges and announced the halting of …

embargo: Contracts from competitors

The acquisitioning of customers from other service providers is the main source of new business for over half of logistics operators, according to …

embargo: UK and France must work to protect cross-channel freight

Calais must become a strike-free zone to “fully protect” drivers and their vehicles, states the logistics industry.<p>The Freight Transport Association …

embargo: Fill her up, calls the UK haulage industry

The UK haulage industry is facing an unprecedented shortage of HGV drivers, prompting four industry leaders to work together to recruit new blood.<p>The …

embargo: Schiphol, the air cargo milkman

For over 165 years we have all experienced at one time the simple, yet effective delivery of milk by the trusted neighbourhood milkman. Now, this …

embargo: A new innovative carrier windshield

The wind can be such a bother if blowing in the wrong direction, costing us time, and energy to walk or cycle against it. The amount of energy wasted …

embargo: Manston Airfield to relieve pressure on M20

Freight services through the Channel tunnel are still risk facing severe disruption in the coming days, as the migrant situation in and around Calais …

embargo: A prime time for drones?

Prime Air, the latest creation to come out of Amazon’s R&D division, is a package delivery drone that could take to the skies in the next four to …

embargo: Container facilities investors in for a good few years

Bigger ships and the formation of new mega alliances are adding to capacity pressures on terminal operators around the world, driving them to make …

embargo: A Quick Guide for Planning Your Recruitment Process

Have you ever been trying to recruit a role and it seems to have taken forever? Well if you haven’t planned your recruitment process that could have …

Help reduce GHG emissions

A new exploratory study surrounding GHG (CO2) emissions is being conducted at the University of Greenwich, London.<p>Mohammad Burqan, a Master’s student …

embargo: Flying High with professional development

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) has planned another one of its Air Cargo Professional Development Workshops following a successful …

embargo: Economic consequences to the melting Arctic

One of the consequences of the melting Arctic ice caps is the possible commercial viability of a new northern shipping route, connecting North-East …

embargo: How to enhance Supply Chain Activities with business intelligence

The advantages of business intelligence (BI) are endless and you will have to go a long way to find an industry where the advantages don’t outnumber …

embargo: Scottish Government gives go-ahead for rail freight terminal

The development of a controversial rail freight terminal at Mossend has now been given the seal of approval by Scottish Ministers, following an …

embargo: A sunny day for air transport

We are all familiar with the myth of the fall of Icarus and his reckless actions of flying too close to the sun. Well, its time to throw the …

embargo: Shipping industry prepares for Suez traffic increase

The expansion of the Suez Canal has been described as a bridge between Europe and Asia thereby enabling global trade and growth, so it is not …

embargo: New CILT Chief Executive, Kevin Richardson

Kevin Richardson is to succeed Steve Agg as Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT).<p>Richardson will join the …

embargo: Hauliers must keep up with legislation

Keeping up-to-date with your Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) training is important in order to prevent a peak in 2019 like that …