It’s time for a different approach in the container shipping industry, one based on co-operation and collaboration, rather than confrontation, says Chris Welsh, Secretary-General of the Global Shippers’ Forum
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport is encouraging all companies involved in the supply chain to become an Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) to ensure the United Kingdom operates frictionless borders post-Brexit.
Could a little known messaging protocol revolutionise the monitoring of goods in the supply chain?
The headline news for 2017 might be positive; but there are always winners and losers in any economy and right now it is transport operators that are under pressure. Pól Sweeney, Vice President Sales, Descartes, outlines the collaborative models that must underpin transport efficiency.
In April the government is to introduce a new ‘payroll tax’ in the form of an Apprenticeship Levy. Those businesses with an annual payroll bill in excess of £3 million will see their payroll costs increase next year by 0.5 per cent – a substantial extra cost burden for any company affected, across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.