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Business risk and compliance experts look to lend their services to freight forwarding sector

Business risk and compliance experts look to lend their services to freight forwarding sector

Risk and compliance experts GWCI has set its sights on helping freight forwarders reduce the danger of businesses entering into unfamiliar markets in their attempts to tackle serious Coronavirus-induced supply shortages.

On the move - Transport Management Technology Report

On the move - Transport Management Technology Report

Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke with a number of leading analysts and vendors within the transportation management systems space about current trends and possible future innovations within this critically important industry sector.

American Airlines cargo remains key partner for global trade

American Airlines cargo remains key partner for global trade

American Airlines is continuing to operate international widebody service to key locations around the globe, serving as a vital partner for freight forwarders and supporting global trade in the face of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Microlise provides SmartFlow driver & subcontractor management app free of charge during coronavirus crisis

Microlise provides SmartFlow driver & subcontractor management app free of charge during coronavirus crisis

Increased levels of consumer buying, fuelled by Covid-19, is resulting in unprecedented supply chain challenges that are likely to continue at heightened levels for longer than traditional peak periods.

Prologis acquires more industrial space in Hemel Hempstead to meet market demand

Prologis acquires more industrial space in Hemel Hempstead to meet market demand

Property company, Prologis, has acquired more industrial space, close to two of its existing properties in Hemel Hempstead, for a consideration of £26 million. The move will help to meet growing demand for floor space in the area, due to its proximity to London.

FORS suspends audits due to coronavirus outbreak

FORS suspends audits due to coronavirus outbreak

FORS – the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme – has announced that, following the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, all FORS Bronze site audit activity will be suspended from Monday 23 March 2020 until further notice.

WFS joins the coronavirus relief effort to help save lives in Italy

WFS joins the coronavirus relief effort to help save lives in Italy

Worldwide Flight Services’ (WFS) team at Milan’s Malpensa Airport are supporting the urgent medical effort to saves the lives of coronavirus victims in Italy by expediting the handling of time-sensitive materials destined for hospitals and medical centres.

Making the most of available data

Making the most of available data

Customers of Palletways set to benefit from improved access to the French Market

Customers of Palletways set to benefit from improved access to the French Market

The Palletways Group has revitalised its French network to achieve a much-improved service ensuring its members have access to a major gateway for the business within Europe.

FTA asks businesses to cease commercial driver toilet ban

FTA asks businesses to cease commercial driver toilet ban

In response to reports from FTA’s members that commercial drivers are being refused entry to businesses’ toilet facilities due to COVID-19 concerns, Sally Gilson, Head of Skills Policy at FTA, comments: “FTA is urging businesses to drop their bans on commercial drivers using their toilet facilities, following reports from FTA members that this is occurring across the nation.

Brambles takes the top spot as the most sustainable company globally

Brambles takes the top spot as the most sustainable company globally

Brambles, the supply-chain logistics company operating in more than 60 countries primarily through the CHEP brand, has received the highest score in the Dow Jones Barron’s sustainability ranking, rated as the most sustainable company globally.

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