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Halfords Implements Descartes’ Last Mile Delivery Solution to Enable Dynamic Delivery Appointment Pricing in Mobile Service Business and as Part of New Avayler Field Service Software Platform

3 days 18 hours ago
Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, has announced that UK-headquartered Halfords, a leading automotive products and services retailer, is using Descartes’ last mile delivery solution to enable dynamic delivery pricing in its customer-facing mobile tire replacement service and as its new international field service software solution [...]

Lödige Industries Automated Guided Vehicle to be launched at Swissport

3 days 19 hours ago
Unmanned transport system increases productivity and safety in the cargo terminal at Frankfurt Airport  Lödige Industries, a leading supplier of air cargo terminal equipment, is providing its first Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) as a pilot project for Swissport's new air cargo terminal in Frankfurt. The autonomous vehicle is one of the German-based company's latest [...]

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo strengthens ties with Sinotrans through Cargo SAF Programme

4 days 15 hours ago
Sinotrans Global E-commerce Logistics recently joined the Air France KLM Martinair Cargo Sustainable Aviation Fuel Programme on its Hangzhou-Amsterdam route. The Cargo SAF Programme enables shippers and forwarders to power a share of their flights with sustainable aviation fuel, a cleaner substitute for conventional jet fuel, reducing CO2 emissions by up to 85%. Participation [...]

100% BUSINESS CLASS AIRLINE LA COMPAGNIE PARTNERS WITH WFS FOR FIRST-EVER CARGO ROUTE

4 days 16 hours ago
La Compagnie, the 100% SMART BUSINESS CLASS airline, has appointed Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) to support its first-ever venture into the air cargo market. It has awarded WFS a three-year contract to handle cargo onboard its Airbus A321LR services from Paris Orly to New York’s Newark International Airport, which will increase from the current [...]

GEODIS in Germany receives gold status in this year’s "Investors in People” accreditation

4 days 16 hours ago
The international certification organization “Investors in People” (IIP) has awarded the Freight Forwarding activity of GEODIS in Germany with the gold status. In the course of an audit, independent IIP experts assessed personnel management and development in GEODIS’s Freight Forwarding line of business in Germany and found it to be exemplary. The award highlights [...]

GVN warns of unintended consequences in Transport Decarbonisation Plan

4 days 18 hours ago
Leading industry trade body, the Gas Vehicle Network, GVN, respond to Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps’ Transport Decarbonisation Plan released 14.07.2021. Isaac Occhipinti, Director of External Affairs, GVN said: “We welcome the Government’s proposal to end the sale of diesel polluting HGVs given their disproportionately high rate of emissions and the associated impacts on air [...]

Samskip strengthens presence in the Nordics led by new subsidiary in Finland

4 days 20 hours ago
Finnish entity to deliver new opportunities for businesses connected by the Baltic Sea Samskip has established its own business entity in Finland with ambitions to grow shortsea, inland and freight forwarding (ocean and air) volumes from new premises in Helsinki. Replacing a previous agency arrangement, the Finnish enterprise will be led by logistics professional Atte [...]

Osprey deploys new tech to showcase projects and boost commercial relationships

1 week ago
Introduction of new Canto digital asset management software enhances project efficiency and collaboration. UK specialist logistics firm, Osprey Group, has introduced new technology into its operations to support the bid process, aid safety compliance, and streamline customer and supplier collaboration. The Bristol-headquartered company, which specialises in finding innovative ways to transport abnormally heavy and [...]

Government of India Entrusts EXG for Oxygen Cylinders Project

1 week 1 day ago
Express Global Logistics (EXG) successfully executed a project to import 300 oxygen cylinders from China for the Government of India. The shipment comprised a total volume of 108mt of empty cylinders packed in 150 wooden boxes. A Boeing 747-400F was chartered from Tianjin Binhai International Airport to Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport for the first 252 oxygen [...]

May Air Cargo 9.4% Above Pre-COVID Levels

1 week 1 day ago
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released May 2021 data for global air cargo markets showing that demand continued its strong growth trend. As comparisons between 2021 and 2020 monthly results are distorted by the extraordinary impact of COVID-19, unless otherwise noted, all comparisons to follow are to May 2019 which followed a normal [...]

ChannelPorts meets post-Brexit spike in customs declarations head on with new platform

1 week 1 day ago
ChannelPorts, a Customs Clearance Agent supporting businesses to import and export goods in and out of the UK and Europe, today announced the launch of its digital customs clearance platform – CustomsPro. Founded in 1974, this move sees ChannelPorts combine nearly 50 years of customs knowledge with an intuitive, API-led digital platform, replacing traditionally manual [...]

Dimerco celebrates 50-year milestone

1 week 1 day ago
One of the world’s leading transportation and freight forwarding specialists, Asia Pacific focused Dimerco Express Group, is celebrating 50 years since establishing its first operating unit in Taipei in 1971, as an air transportation service provider.    Today, half a century later, Dimerco defines itself as a mobile intelligence logistics service provider operating across [...]

Can Electric Vans Keep Up With the Pressuring Demands of Online Shopping?

1 week 2 days ago
The courier sector is currently experiencing two major consumer demands – an ever-increasing expectation for rapid delivery times, and a growing concern for greener methods. Balancing these two requirements has been difficult, and the recent pandemic has only amplified the pressure, with more parcels and packages heading out onto the roads than ever before. [...]

AMCO Strengthens Customs Warehousing Offering with Descartes’ e-Customs™

1 week 3 days ago
Descartes Systems Group, the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announces that AMCO, a globally leading logistics and warehouse service provider, is expanding its customs warehousing operation and improving customer service with the deployment of the Descartes e-Customs solution. “Following Brexit, the demand for customs warehousing is growing and operating a bonded [...]

FAQ: Tachographs

1 week 3 days ago
A tachograph is a device that is installed in all commercial vehicles over 3.5 tonnes. It records information, including distances covered, hours worked, and breaks taken. It is used as a way to check that driver workload and working conditions are being complied with appropriately. These regulations ensure the safety of the drivers themselves [...]

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

1 week 4 days ago
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.   "This acquisition will consolidate GEODIS' status as a key player [...]

5 Essential Factors to Improve Workplace Safety

2 weeks 3 days ago
In every business, it is essential to practice good safety in the workplace, to ensure the protection of employees, visitors and the general public at your property. There are a number of steps that are essential in improving the safety of your workplace. Here are five of them: Comprehensive Training It is essential that [...]

After another massive supply chain attack, it is time for "digital democracies” to act, comment from Interos

2 weeks 3 days ago
As the full ramifications of yet another colossal supplier-software targeted attack against Kaseya come to light, “digital democracies” must address how they best protect their digital supply chains. Jennifer Bisceglie, CEO and founder of Interos, comments below on how further collaboration is needed between democratic governments to protect and increase visibility into supply chain networks. Jennifer Bisceglie [...]

Fortec is working with FareShare to help fight hunger in the UK

2 weeks 4 days ago
Fortec is proud to be collaborating with FareShare, as the charity works to fight hunger and tackle food waste in the UK. FareShare redistributes good-to-eat surplus food to frontline charities and community groups throughout the UK, which is then turned into meals for those most in need, providing over two million meals per week [...]
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New Enerpac lifter for small spaces

1 week 1 day ago
Confined space in factories, industrial plants and hospitals are all natural environments for the new Enerpac telescopic gantry

Tadano updates 70 tonne AT

1 week 3 days ago
Updated 70 tonne Tadano all terrain crane available in two versions with 44 or 52 metre boom

Dam job for Fanger

1 week 3 days ago
Mountains, tight turns, steep inclines and minimal space were all challenges met by Fanger with its 160 tonne Demag AT crane on a dam job in the Swiss Alps
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