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Keeping SMEs updated on the status of their business interruption payouts is essential, says GlobalData

Keeping SMEs updated on the status of their business interruption payouts is essential, says GlobalData

Following the news that the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is applying pressure on insurers to settle business interruption (BI) claims to SMEs, Ben Carey-Evans, Insurance Analyst at GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, offers his view:

U-Freight names operations director for UK subsidiary

U-Freight names operations director for UK subsidiary

As part of a strengthening of its team in the UK, the U-Freight Group has promoted Daniel Ludlow to operations director of U-Freight UK, its subsidiary in the UK.

MAWANI & SGP signs remotely the largest single BOT Agreement in the Kingdom with investments of 7 billion Saudi Riyals

MAWANI & SGP signs remotely the largest single BOT Agreement in the Kingdom with investments of 7 billion Saudi Riyals

Saudi Ports Authority (MAWANI) and Saudi Global Ports (SGP) have signed a new Build,Operate and Transfer (BOT) agreement for the Container Terminals in the King Abdulaziz Port in Dammam over a virtual signing ceremony.

Container shipping into the hinterland on a good track

Container shipping into the hinterland on a good track

The transport of containers by barge from and to the Port of Hamburg is picking up speed. Contrary to the nationwide result with a decline of 4.1 percent, the Port of Hamburg recorded an increase of 13 percent in container transport by inland waterway vessel with 145,078 TEU in 2019.

IAG Cargo transports over 1,000 tonnes of essential medical equipment and supplies

IAG Cargo transports over 1,000 tonnes of essential medical equipment and supplies

IAG Cargo is operating a global network of cargo-only flights to keep vital medical supplies moving across the world to support the fight against COVID-19. It is co-ordinating efforts across International Airlines Group (IAG) airlines including Aer Lingus, British Airways and Iberia, to transport critical goods like personal protective equipment (PPE), hand sanitiser and ventilators as health authorities seek fast, reliable delivery. 

Pall-Ex celebrates Haulage Heroes with new #LoveLogistics campaign

Pall-Ex celebrates Haulage Heroes with new #LoveLogistics campaign

Pall-Ex is behind the wheel of a new campaign designed to celebrate the UK’s Haulage Heroes who are keeping supply chains moving during the UK’s coronavirus (COVID-19) lockdown.

CEVA Logistics supports huge shipment delivery for the UK’s NHS

CEVA Logistics supports huge shipment delivery for the UK’s NHS

Supporting the UK Government’s initiative to bring all UK healthcare distribution under one umbrella during the COVID-19 crisis, CEVA Logistics has brought in shipments bound for the NHS (National Health Service) on a specialist flight from Shanghai to London.

UK Chamber of Shipping calls for immediate support to keep freight flowing

UK Chamber of Shipping calls for immediate support to keep freight flowing

The UK Chamber of Shipping, the trade association with nearly 200 members, has called for immediate support from the UK government to ensure freight continues to flow into the country.

Breakbulk Europe moves to September

Breakbulk Europe moves to September

Breakbulk Europe, the event for the project cargo and breakbulk industry, has been postponed until September in light of the global novel coronavirus pandemic. The event will now take place at Messe Bremen in Bremen, Germany, from 29 September to 1 October 2020.

More than ever the devil’s in the (data) detail, says SnapFulfil

More than ever the devil’s in the (data) detail, says SnapFulfil

Warehouse management systems (WMS) provider, SnapFulfil, is looking up during the economic downturn with an increasingly data-driven approach to help weather the COVID storm and be in a stronger position when it clears.

Kerry Logistics donates services to deliver support socks to NHS nurses

Kerry Logistics donates services to deliver support socks to NHS nurses

Kerry Logistics Network Limited (‘Kerry Logistics’; Stock Code 0636.HK) has donated its services to deliver 5,000 pairs of compression socks, given by Glasgow-based online travel retailer Trtl (pronounced turtle), to frontline health professionals across Scotland.

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