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Zeus Labs continues expansion in the UK freight marketplace

Zeus Labs' expansion

Matt Jones joins from Wincanton, marking the next phase of Zeus Labs’ development   Zeus Labs‘ expansion – the developer of the evolutionary new haulage and freight booking and management software solution, has announced the appointment of Matt Jones to the senior leadership team. Jones joins from Wincanton after 4 years, where he held senior […]

Absolutely CEO Announcement: Stuart Godman Appointed as Successor to Jeremy Thompson

Absolutely CEO Announcement: Stuart Godman Appointed as Successor to Jeremy Thompson

Absolutely, London’s longest serving courier business, has announced that it has appointed Stuart Godman as its new CEO. After 35 years, Jeremy Thompson is stepping down as Managing Director but will remain with the company as Chairman. Stuart Godman brings over 30 years of logistics industry experience. Most recently he was Chief Commercial Officer at […]

FTA Helps Grow the UK-Morocco Trade

FTA Helps Grow the UK-Morocco Trade

FTA, the voice of the logistics sector, has played a defining role in securing a landmark agreement between the UK and Morocco to grow trade between the two nations. The agreement, reached at the recent Joint Transport Committee, will see quotas of road freight permits doubled between the two nations in 2020 to facilitate increased […]

Post-Brexit Connectivity for Road and Air Freight

Post-Brexit Connectivity for Road and Air Freight

The proposal from the European Commission to modify the end date of its contingency measures on road haulage and aviation would give UK logistics operators welcome breathing space as they continue their Brexit preparations, according to FTA, which speaks for the sector. But with both proposals only providing extended access to the EU transport market […]

Air Freight Must be Prioritised in Government’s Strategy

Air Freight Must be Prioritised in Government's Strategy

Air freight will play a pivotal role in achieving Britain’s future trading ambitions post-Brexit, according to FTA, so it must be placed front and centre of the government’s aviation strategy. Responding to the consultation, Aviation 2050 — the future of UK aviation, FTA is calling for a dedicated freight chapter in the White Paper; the government must set […]

£1Bn Transformation of Trans-Pennine Freight Route

£1Bn Transformation of Trans-Pennine Freight Route Approved

The Government has unveiled the options for the £1 billion transformation of a key northern freight route, the A66. Linking Penrith in Cumbria with Scotch Corner in North Yorkshire, the A66 is both a nationally important road and a key regional route. As a main route for freight traffic across the UK, pans are being […]

New Service Between the UK and Spain

DSV have announced the launch of a new full load service between UK and Spain. There is a demand for solutions that are not only cheaper than conventional road movement but also offer a greener alternative. The rail option supports this requirement with a daily service between Calais and Boulou on the French / Spanish […]

New Research Into Shipping’s Transition to Natural Gas

Researchers from Imperial College London found that transitioning to natural gas to fuel the freight and shipping industries will not be enough to meet emissions targets, and in some cases, the benefits may be eliminated. The white paper from academics at Imperial’s Sustainable Gas Institute, found, while examining the potential benefits of using natural gas […]

Bridge Tech Gap : Cargobase Supports Rail Freight

The independent platform bridging the tech gap between shippers and providers, Cargobase, has announced that its enterprise spot-buy platform now supports rail freight. This addition makes Cargobase the world’s first spot-buy platform that supports all freight modes, which includes air, ocean, road, rail, parcel and sub-freight modes such as charters, on-board-couriers and next-flight-out. Enterprise shippers […]

BIFA Announces Its Freight Shortlist

This year’s British International Freight Association (BIFA) Freight Service Awards, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary, has announced its 26 freight forwarding companies that have been shortlisted for the nine service-related categories. Those short-listed in the various categories are as follows: Air Cargo Services award – sponsored by IAG Cargo – Bermuda Forwarders (UK) Ltd; […]

Davies Turner Expanding North America Freight Offering

Davies Turner Expanding North America Freight Offering

Davies Turner has been expanding their North American Freight services with the addition of a new oceanfreight which will be in operation between the UK and the USA. The company has also announced that they have appointed a new partner in Canada in order to further strengthen their transatlantic freight and logistics offerings.   Davies […]

Ferry Wage Deal : Agreement in principle

Ferry Wage Deal

An agreement in principle has been reached which will see crews on the freight vessels serving the Northern Isles paid at least the minimum wage, the Minister for Transport and the Islands Humza Yousaf has announced. Following discussions between Transport Scotland, Seatruck and Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL), an agreement has been reached to transfer […]

Multipurpose shipping freight rates to improve by end 2017

Multipurpose shipping freight rates to improve by end 2017

The multipurpose shipping market will see the first signs of recovery by the end of 2017, following in the steps of the dry bulk and container shipping markets, according to the latest Multipurpose Shipping Market Review and Forecaster report published by global shipping consultancy Drewry. Dry cargo demand is weak but strengthening with multipurpose shipping […]

DHL Freight Consults On Closure Plan

DHL Freight Consults On Closure Plan

DHL has launched a consultation on the future of its DHL Freight division involving the restructuring of the business and the closure of unprofitable operations. The DHL Freight business employs about 600 people across 16 sites. A spokesperson from DHL said: “Following a strategic review of its UK Operations, DHL Freight UK has identified some […]

Road freight on the threshold of ‘systemic change’

96% of UK Hauliers 'Not Ready for Transition' systemic

A new report by market research company Transport Intelligence has said that the European road freight industry is “on the threshold of a period of systemic change which will transform operating models and disrupt markets.” The report said that there are several alternative fuels currently being developed which, although cannot compete with fossil fuels, will […]

Etihad Cargo hits the highs with record cargo

Etihad Cargo hits the highs

Etihad Cargo carried more freight in October than in any other month in its history, flying a total of 53,785 tonnes. This figure surpassed by 501 tonnes its previous best, achieved in November 2014. According to the freight wing of the UAE’s flag-carrier, growth in perishables traffic from Africa, increased US imports and exports traffic, […]

Google planning drone deliveries by 2017

Google planning drone deliveries by 2017

Tech giant in talks with authorities in America on developing a regulatory framework for commercial drone. Tech giant Google is in talks with the Federal Aviation Administration about developing a regulatory framework for commercial drone operation. Google is aiming to have a commercial drone-based delivery business in operation by 2017. Google has said it plans […]

Nautilus demonstrates UK relies on seafarers

Nautilus International is demonstrating how much the UK relies on seafarers

Nautilus International is demonstrating how much the UK relies on shipping and seafarers with 95% of everything, from clothes to food and fuel, brought into the country by sea. Without shipping the import and export of affordable food and goods would not be possible, according to the maritime professional’s union representing 22,000 seafarers, and it […]

UK goods shouldn’t be burdened with red tape, says FTA

The government must ensure that UK goods are not burdened with red tape as it negotiates the UK’s exit from the European Union, the Freight Transport Association said in its submission ahead of the Autumn Statement which is due on 23rd November. The logistics sector must also be able to access employees from outside the […]

Freight Terminal Plans Concerning MPs in Radlett

Freight Terminal Plans Concerning MPs in Radlett

Since 2007, there has been an ongoing battle over whether or not the construction of a freight terminal on Park Street at the former Radlett Airfield should be given the go ahead, and local MPs are again expressing their disapproval for the plans which are causing controversy in the area. Nearly 1,000 people signed a […]

China to Latvia – The First Freight Service Completed

History was made on Saturday afternoon, as the first ever train to run from China directly to Latvia completed its journey initiating the first time a regular direct freight route has ever ran between China and the Baltic states. The train left the city of Yiwu south of Shanghai on the 20th October and made […]

Freight Rates Forecast To Rise Next Year

Freight Rates Forecast To Rise Next Year

Container line Hanjin going into receivership represented the low water mark for the shipping industry and recovery is now due, according to a report. Consultancy Drewry said concerns about weak trade growth and fleet oversupply remained but it is nonetheless predicting a return to growth in its latest annual Container Forecaster and Review 2016-17. Drewry predicts […]