General Transport & Distribution News

Global trade rules changed for 2020 – Don’t get caught out

Global trade rules changed for 2020 – Don’t get caught out

The international trade rules, widely known as Incoterms have come into force this month, changing how the international trade of goods is conducted potentially having a major impact on importers and exporters across the globe.

Bibby Distribution celebrates new safety record

Bibby Distribution celebrates new safety record

Bibby Distribution has had its safest year to date, reducing accidents by almost 74 per cent since 2015, following the successful delivery of two powerful internal campaigns.

Freeway develops predictive stock replenishment software to reduce fleet downtime

Freeway develops predictive stock replenishment software to reduce fleet downtime

Freeway Fleet Systems has developed smart software that simplifies fleet management by predicting the type and quantity of parts needed to maintain a fleet.  Using Artificial Intelligence, the software works out future stock level requirements updating parts suppliers to automate stock replenishment and help eliminate out-of-stock occurrences.

Gases and engineering company achieves major safety results with MiX Telematics solutions

Gases and engineering company achieves major safety results with MiX Telematics solutions

MiX Telematics, a global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, has announced that Linde, the industrial, process and specialty gases company, has achieved major safety results across multiple countries with the help of MiX Telematics.

Multi Cams cut insurance costs for Chris Bowen Specialist Transport

Multi Cams cut insurance costs for Chris Bowen Specialist Transport

Chris Bowen Specialist Transport purchased front, side and rear cameras for its trucks and trailers, as well as blind spot detection systems and reversing alarms. The investment was part of a drive to move up from Bronze to Silver accreditation with FORS, the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme.

Nairobi becomes 9th IATA CEIV certified Swissport Pharma Centre and the first such facility in Africa

Nairobi becomes 9th IATA CEIV certified Swissport Pharma Centre and the first such facility in Africa

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has awarded Swissport’s warehouse operations in Nairobi with the CEIV certificate for pharmaceutical logistics. CEIV is IATA’s Centre of Excellence for Independent Validators. Swissport is the first globally operating air cargo handler to receive the CEIV Pharma certification for a facility in Africa.

Huawei launches industry's first Liquid OTN Optical transport solution

Huawei launches industry's first Liquid OTN Optical transport solution

Following the release of the Intelligent OptiX Network strategy in 2019, Huawei has launched what it claims to be the world's first Liquid OTN optical transport solution, AirPON optical access solution, and embedded AI (eAI) ONT optical terminal products.

Sea Cargo Logistics, member of XLProjects transport an Electro Forge Grating Welder Machine from factory in South Africa to Mexico.

Sea Cargo Logistics, member of XLProjects transport an Electro Forge Grating Welder Machine from factory in South Africa to Mexico.

Sea Cargo Logistics, member of XLProjects recently completed the transportation of a full production line of Electro Forge Grating Welder Machine with 5 x 40' OT containers from a factory in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, via Durban up to Veracruz port, with final delivery to Queretaro, QRO.

VisionTrack showcases latest advances in video telematics at Commercial Vehicle Show 2020

VisionTrack showcases latest advances in video telematics at Commercial Vehicle Show 2020

VisionTrack will be showcasing its range of connected vehicle cameras and video telematics solutions at the Commercial Vehicle Show 2020 (Stand 4E30). As well as introducing its latest product and software innovations, the company’s team of experts will be on hand to provide guidance on how road transport fleets can operate in a safe, efficient and socially responsible way using video telematics.

Yantra reveals top 10 tips for fulfilment

Yantra reveals top 10 tips for fulfilment

Up and coming third party logistics (3PL) provider, Yantra Fulfilment, has published its top 10 tips on what to look out for when selecting a fulfilment partner.

Forwarders and hauliers now have the clarity needed for post-Brexit Customs changes

Forwarders and hauliers now have the clarity needed for post-Brexit Customs changes

Forwarders and hauliers now have enough clarity to start preparing for a post-Brexit business landscape, according Peter MacSwiney, chairman of Customs clearance solutions provider Agency Sector Management (ASM).

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