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Kevin Buchanan, Group Managing Director, Pall-Ex

Sector needs investment, incentives and a cut in fuel duty!

Every five years, companies pause their investment decisions while the nation decides which party will be in government. It puts the country’s economic recovery on hold, but having seen a Conservative majority win, confidence in the market has soared.

Andy Sulston, Director of Contract Logistics & Consulting

Clearing the path for one-click culture: what does the emergence of eCommerce mean for logistics?

Customers from all over the world are modernising their shopping habits, taking trade away from the high street and into the world of eCommerce. With the option of next day delivery now virtually standard, a host of new demands are being placed on the logistics behind our one-click culture.

Dr Emel Aktas

Is a sea change needed for the shipping industry?

The world of container shipping is crucial to our everyday existence. More than 60% of the goods we use every day are transported by sea. This takes its toll on the environment. Maritime transport accounts for approximately 3% of the world’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and 4% of the EU’s total GHG emissions.

Laura Nelson, Managing Director, RTITB

RTITB addressing safety issues in the food industry

According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), each year over 200 people in food and drink factories are struck by forklift trucks and other vehicles, frequently resulting in serious injuries.

John O’Reilly, Operations Director, Flex Recruitment Plus

Why are agency workers so ill informed of their rights?

Research recently conducted by the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) on agency workers highlights the fact that many are unaware of their rights and are afraid of raising concerns. It is right, and valid, that Acas has brought this important issue to the fore, and begs the question: Why are agency workers so ill informed of their rights?