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Pandemic business practices accelerate freight digitalization

Pandemic business practices accelerate freight digitalization

The coronavirus pandemic is proving a catalyst for shipping digitalisation, prompting ocean supply chain stakeholders to abandon manual processes and embrace automated transport management solutions to drive business growth, according to a new survey by Haven Inc.

LogCoop empowers small and medium-sized businesses even in times of crisis

LogCoop empowers small and medium-sized businesses even in times of crisis

LogCoop GmbH reports that since the beginning of the year it has noticed a stronger solidarity among its active members. In particular, the offer of professional and personal exchange of information is being increasingly used by freight forwarders.

HGV testing exemptions will help keep the economy moving

HGV testing exemptions will help keep the economy moving

Following campaigning from Logistics UK (formerly FTA), the government has confirmed that the safest goods vehicles will be exempt from HGV tests for up to 12 months to help clear the backlog after testing services were stopped by DVSA during the coronavirus crisis.

Myriota partners with Future Fleet International to create an advanced satellite IoT-connected asset-tracking device

Myriota partners with Future Fleet International to create an advanced satellite IoT-connected asset-tracking device

Myriota, the provider of low-cost and long battery life satellite connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT), has entered into a new partnership with Future Fleet International, an Australian telematics provider that delivers advanced fleet management solutions.

parcelLab marks 5th anniversary by announcing raft of new hires as part of its expansion strategy

parcelLab marks 5th anniversary by announcing raft of new hires as part of its expansion strategy

parcelLab, the post-purchase and operations experience specialist founded in Germany in 2015, has almost doubled its headcount with a raft of new hires to support its expansion efforts both in the UK and globally.

The last mile of logistics: Will we soon be getting parcels from a robot courier?

The last mile of logistics: Will we soon be getting parcels from a robot courier?

CEP service providers face major challenges. Firstly, they have to cope with the high volume of orders, which – driven by e-commerce – is constantly increasing.

Planned changes to VAT will result in higher costs and less choice for online shoppers, warns ParcelHero

Planned changes to VAT will result in higher costs and less choice for online shoppers, warns ParcelHero

UK shoppers should make the most of international marketplace bargains on Amazon Prime Day on 5 October, says ParcelHero. A new Government policy paper deals a double-whammy to overseas purchases from 1 January: post-Brexit Brits will pay 20% VAT on all international online purchases while overseas sellers will have to register for UK VAT.

Safety first in a post COVID-19 landscape

Safety first in a post COVID-19 landscape

COVID-19 has had a profound effect on our lives but what will be required to protect people in the warehouse workplace as we ease out of lockdown. Jim Roberts, product manager of visual communications specialists Beaverswood offers some insight.

Only 30% of LGV drivers feel valued, finds new Talent in Logistics research

Only 30% of LGV drivers feel valued, finds new Talent in Logistics research

According to a recent survey by Talent in Logistics, just 30% of LGV drivers in the UK feel valued.

Teesport on track to support international trade growth as haulier booking system hits milestone

Teesport on track to support international trade growth as haulier booking system hits milestone

Teesport is celebrating the success of its bespoke Vehicle Booking System (VBS), which has seen over 370,000 appointments created since the system was introduced in July 2019.

SnapFulfil rises above the pandemic cloud with client wins

SnapFulfil rises above the pandemic cloud with client wins

Warehouse technology provider SnapFulfil is beating the pandemic blues with a string of new business wins in both the UK and US

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