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RHA condemns truckers who make money on the backs of migrants

RHA condemns truckers who make money on the backs of migrants

The Road Haulage Association strongly condemns UK-bound truck drivers who are being paid to smuggle migrants across the Channel.

This latest report from the National Crime Agency says organised criminal gangs are concealing people on vehicles and that some drivers are colluding with them for financial gain.

Air cargo industry must learn to operate like the global defence sector to thrive in modern age

Air cargo industry must learn to operate like the global defence sector to thrive in modern age

Air freight must revolutionize the way it runs itself, modelled more on the USD1.7 trillion global defence sector, if it is to thrive in the modern age, according to OMX Founder and 'Dragon' Nicole Verkindt.

Biodegradable fibre packaging could catalyse shift away from black plastic, says GlobalData

Biodegradable fibre packaging could catalyse shift away from black plastic, says GlobalData

With packaging producers under pressure to find a replacement for plastic, the latest contender could be Durapulp fibre, which is used to create biodegradable packaging to replace the black plastic trays often used in ready meals and raw beef products, says GlobalData, the data and analytics company.

Information on the go - AIDC/Mobile Computing Special Technology report

Information on the go - AIDC/Mobile Computing Special Technology report

Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke with a number of leading spokespeople from the vendor and analyst communities about recent, current and possible future developments within the world of automatic identification & data capture and mobile computing technology.

Concerns remain over the poor state of post-Brexit preparedness, says CILT

Concerns remain over the poor state of post-Brexit preparedness, says CILT

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) has responded to The Transport Select Committee's inquiry into the effects of Brexit on UK freight operations.

TIPA collaborates in the development of compostable packaging for Peeze’s new coffee beans

TIPA collaborates in the development of compostable packaging  for Peeze’s new coffee beans

TIPA is an Israeli company developing a wide range of fully compostable, flexible packaging that is as transparent and impermeable as conventional plastic alternatives.

Leveraging the levy

Leveraging the levy

Dave Cormack, strategic partnerships director at national transport and logistics training provider System Group, says the opportunity is there for the Apprenticeship Levy to embrace broader skills requirements, as well as apprenticeships.

Tesco announcement of removal of hard to recycle plastics is the way forward

Tesco announcement of removal of hard to recycle plastics is the way forward

Vanden Recycling has welcomed Tesco's announcement that it has notified its suppliers that it will remove hard to recycle materials from its products sold in its stores by 2019.

The future of spare parts warehousing

The future of spare parts warehousing

In line with the digitalisation of manufacturing lines, warehouses too are becoming more advanced. The traditional, manual process can be challenging for warehouse operatives and is prone to error. By adding digital solutions and intuitive User Interfaces, cognitive load can be reduced from staff and an audit trail can be used to track stock's movement.

CFTS: lift truck safety inspections ‘need same clarity as HGVs’

CFTS: lift truck safety inspections ‘need same clarity as HGVs’

Logistics managers are being urged to seek absolute clarity over forklift Thorough Examinations, after it was revealed lift trucks are involved in 50% more serious accidents than HGVs.

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