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HSE lifts red tape to kick start logistics operations safely and effectively

HSE lifts red tape to kick start logistics operations safely and effectively

With logistics movements key to the future recovery of the UK’s economy, FTA, the business organisation that speaks for the industry, has campaigned successfully for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to amend its RIDDOR reporting guidance to avoid penalising businesses unfairly as they restart or scale up their operations under the COVID-19 pandemic.

96% of SME logistics companies plan remote working post Covid-19

96% of SME logistics companies plan remote working post Covid-19

Over recent years, remote working has become increasingly popular, as technology has reduced the need for a physical office space for some industries. Many employers and HR professionals also advocate this way of working as an approach to enhance the work-life balance of employees.

£2 billion package to boost cycling and walking sparks safety equipment fears

£2 billion package to boost cycling and walking sparks safety equipment fears

Drivers and fleet managers must invest in life-saving road safety technology because of a plan to grow the number of cyclists and pedestrians, a safety campaigner warns.

HMRC publishes customs agent list, BIFA urges members to get onboard

HMRC publishes customs agent list, BIFA urges members to get onboard

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is encouraging its members to ensure that they are included on a list of customs agents and fast parcel operators being compiled and published by HMRC in preparation for 1 January 2021, when customs declarations will be required on goods moving into and out of the EU.

Punto System, member of XLProjects, handles a time-critical shipment to Athens

Punto System, member of XLProjects, handles a time-critical shipment to Athens

Punto System recently handled a time-critical shipment of one case of 793kg containing spare parts urgently needed for a broken gas piping site in eastern Greece.

Rushlift GSE wins £3.4m ASC Gatwick deal

Rushlift GSE wins £3.4m ASC Gatwick deal

Rushlift GSE, the specialist airport ground support equipment subsidiary of Doosan Industrial Vehicles UK, has won a £3.4 million contract to supply and maintain a fleet of 225 vehicles for ASC Handling’s new Gatwick Airport operations. 

Meyer Bergman on track to create €2bn pan-European last-mile logistics platform

Meyer Bergman on track to create €2bn pan-European last-mile logistics platform

Meyer Bergman is creating a €2 billion platform allowing institutional investors to tap into surging demand for last-mile distribution centres, with the launch of Crossbay.

CEVA Logistics launches its Truck – Rail – Truck service, a new solution to keep cargo moving across Asia

CEVA Logistics launches its Truck – Rail – Truck service, a new solution to keep cargo moving across Asia

CEVA Logistics has designed an innovative Truck-Rail-Truck (TRT) solution to keep customers’ freight moving across Asia during the COVID-19 crisis.

Dachser UK working to sustain the NHS supply chain

Dachser UK working to sustain the NHS supply chain

While transport and distribution businesses across the UK are doing all they can to support those working on the medical frontline during the crisis, Dachser is proving its flexibility of service in partnership with one supplier in particular.

Pallet distribution specialist improves service with Mandata TMS

Pallet distribution specialist improves service with Mandata TMS

Farrall’s Group, the Chester-based family-owned logistics provider, has streamlined its procedures and improved reporting, visibility and vehicle tracking since installing a fully integrated Transport Management System from Mandata.

Freight and logistics training heads online in virtual classrooms via video conferencing

Freight and logistics training heads online in virtual classrooms via video conferencing

From 1 June, the British International Freight Association (BIFA) is taking its comprehensive industry training programme online, utilising web-based video conferencing.

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