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Uzbekistan joins World Logistics Passport

Uzbekistan joins World Logistics Passport

In a boost to its global trade networks and partnerships, Uzbekistan has joined the World Logistics Passport (WLP) as a Gateway. The signing event took place in Tashkent and was attended by H.E. Abdulla Bin Touq Al Marri, UAE Minister of Economy; H.E.

Digital sea change for shipping and global supply chains

Digital sea change for shipping and global supply chains

By Mohan Naidu, FPT UK Managing Director.

The international shipping industry is responsible for the carriage of around 90% of world trade.

WFS launches new global uniform for 13,000 cargo and ground handling employees

WFS launches new global uniform for 13,000 cargo and ground handling employees

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has launched a new uniform for over 13,000 of its cargo and ground handling employees in its North America and Europe, the Middle East, Africa & Asia (EMEAA) operations.

Where sustainability meets reality

Where sustainability meets reality

The transport industry really cares about sustainability – but what are we really doing about it? To answer this question we’d like to ask you to take part in our Sustainable Reality Survey.

It aims to reveal what truck fleets and transport companies are truly achieving in terms of sustainability – and the everyday commercial obstacles that are in their way. No greenwashing, just a real-life look at sustainability in practice. And because real life is busy, we’re making it quick and easy to take part in. Simply answer just 10 questions (anonymously) – which should take about 3 minutes.

SnapFulfil appoints new CEO for US arm

SnapFulfil appoints new CEO for US arm

WMS technology provider SnapFulfil is taking its North America business to the next level with the appointment of experienced transformational leader, Rich Pirrotta, as CEO.

Boost for BoxTop

Boost for BoxTop

BoxTop Technologies – part of the Freight Software Group – has expanded its Southampton office after a period of continued growth and investment in technology for the freight and logistics sector.

Logistics UK backs industry drive for new staff with launch of guide for employers about funding and support

Logistics UK backs industry drive for new staff with launch of guide for employers about funding and support

With the industry facing a serious shortage of skilled workers, business group Logistics UK has launched a free guide for employers from across the sector on ‘Funding and support for accessing logistics skills’.

Fortec launches core operational solution

Fortec launches core operational solution

Fortec Distribution Network (Fortec) has launched its core operational system, Nexus. The company describes the move as its latest step towards delivering excellence for its stakeholders.

Giving a voice to maintenance and inspection

Giving a voice to maintenance and inspection

LogisticsHandling.com spoke with Phil Jarrett, commercial director of Dakota Integrated Solutions, and Paul Whittingham, operations director of Truckfile, about the companies’ partnership and what voice maintenance and inspection technology offers technicians within the freight transport sector.

FedEx Express expands air network enhancing connections for Asia Pacific exporters

FedEx Express expands air network enhancing connections for Asia Pacific exporters

FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp, has launched four new intercontinental flights originating from Asia Pacific (APAC), providing improved connectivity, with weekly capacity of almost 1,400 tons (1,390,000 kgs), and greater access to APAC customers on the trans-Pacific, intra-Asia, and Europe lanes.

IAG Cargo reports another record uplift – 48.5 tonnes on an Airbus A350 from Bangalore to London

IAG Cargo reports another record uplift – 48.5 tonnes on an Airbus A350 from Bangalore to London

IAG Cargo, the cargo division of International Airlines Group (IAG) uplifted 48,500 kgs of cargo on a cargo-only flight from Bangalore, India to London-Heathrow operated by a British Airways A350-100 aircraft in July – a record for IAG Cargo for this aircraft from India.  

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