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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...

The next wave of telematics value

The next wave of telematics value

Telematics has come a long way since the first rudimentary systems became prevalent on our highways just less than two decades ago.

Why fleet managers should still have faith in diesel

Why fleet managers should still have faith in diesel

While many motorists are reconsidering their diesel vehicle purchases, they can still hold a lot of merit for fleet managers.

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