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Freight forwarding apprenticeships are back in business

Freight forwarding apprenticeships are back in business

After years in the wilderness, apprenticeships for young people wishing to follow a career in freight forwarding are back on the agenda in the UK.

LOLER and PUWER turn 20

LOLER and PUWER turn 20

December 2018 will mark the 20th anniversary of LOLER and PUWER.

The changing role of the ship agent

The changing role of the ship agent

Ship agents have always been integral to the smooth operation of the supply chain but in today’s ‘new reality’ they can also add value and streamline operations, says Neil Godfrey, Group Sales Director at GAC.

Time to mitigate the risk of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit?

Time to mitigate the risk of a ‘no-deal’ Brexit?

‘no deal’ will result in turmoil at our ports, with long queues of lorries parked-up at Dover and Calais, creating days of delays for freight in transit and causing shortages in the supply of vital goods and components to just-in-time manufacturing lines, retail stores, engineering works, hospitals and pharmacies. To give some scale to the issue: according to figures released by the Freight Transport Association (FTA), 48.8 per cent of the goods exported by the UK in 2017 went to the...

Automation and robotics on the rise

Automation and robotics on the rise

Increasingly, the logistics challenges facing 3PLs require an automated response, says Peter Ward, CEO of the United Kingdom Warehousing Association