General Transport & Distribution News

RIO expands its product portfolio for freight forwarders as a result of strategic takeover of TMS provider Loom

RIO expands its product portfolio for freight forwarders as a result of strategic takeover of TMS provider Loom

RIO’s announcement that it is taking over Paderborn-based Loom Technologies GmbH, a logistics software provider, means a significant expansion of the company’s range of services.

Golden opportunity for peak period performance

Golden opportunity for peak period performance

The pandemic has changed the way we shop forever, with e-commerce convenience here to stay, but there’s still time to get onboard for the so-called ‘Golden Quarter’ – says the Chief Product & Delivery Officer of WMS technology innovator, SnapFulfil.

Fleetmaxx Solutions partners with Road Skills Online with e-learning professional development plan

Fleetmaxx Solutions partners with Road Skills Online with e-learning professional development plan

Fleetmaxx Solutions and Road Skills Online have entered into a partnership to create a fleet driver safety e-learning package to help all transport operators.

Trakm8: Telematics overhaul needed to combat driver shortages

Trakm8: Telematics overhaul needed to combat driver shortages

As the UK government continues to hold talks with hauliers over driver shortages which are affecting critical supply chains, Trakm8 is urging logistics firms to redouble efforts to drive up efficiency in existing fleets.

CEVA Logistics introduces ICN-WUX-ORD route, expanding SKYCAPACITY air freight program

CEVA Logistics introduces ICN-WUX-ORD route, expanding SKYCAPACITY air freight program

In an expansion of its global SKYCAPACITY air freight program, CEVA Logistics recently entered into a strategic cooperation agreement with Wuxi Sunan Shuofang International Airport Group and its affiliate logistics company to serve the North Asia market. The new ICN-WUX-ORD route will be operated with a Boeing 747 full freighter.

Is the Government about to beg EU truckers to return to UK?

Is the Government about to beg EU truckers to return to UK?

ParcelHero says the Government is currently engaged in ‘secret’ talks with supply chain professionals that could result in non-UK HGV drivers, including EU nationals, being called back to the UK on temporary visas.

Lotus Cars awards DHL Supply Chain five-year contract to manage its inbound-to-manufacture supply chain

Lotus Cars awards DHL Supply Chain five-year contract to manage its inbound-to-manufacture supply chain

DHL Supply Chain has been appointed by Lotus Cars to manage the car maker’s inbound-to-manufacturing warehousing and transport operations for the next five years.

GEODIS announces a project to acquire GANDON Transports to enhance its healthcare offering

GEODIS announces a project to acquire GANDON Transports to enhance its healthcare offering

GEODIS has signed an agreement to acquire GANDON Transports, a leading player in the transport of temperature-controlled pharmaceutical products. Already very active in the healthcare market, GEODIS will now be able to expand its capabilities and pursue its development in this market segment. 

What are the key elements of an effective safety culture?

What are the key elements of an effective safety culture?

By Ed Smith, freelance journalist

An effective safety culture can be the key to avoiding accidents at work. If an organisation’s culture doesn’t provide the right environment and standards, not only can accidents happen but employees may not feel safe at work.

HyperloopTT and HHLA reveal HyperPort

HyperloopTT and HHLA reveal HyperPort

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) has unveiled HyperPort, a sustainable high-speed cargo and freight solution capable of increasing capacity and efficiency while decreasing pollution and congestion at ports worldwide. 

Demand for distribution space makes Merseyside a property hotspot

Demand for distribution space makes Merseyside a property hotspot

Soaring demand for warehousing and distribution space is making Merseyside a property hotspot, according to specialist property agents B8 Real Estate.

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