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SMEs are taking off thanks to the aerospace industry

The aerospace industry is flying high, and the UK is one of the biggest players boasting the world’s second largest industry[1]. As a major aerospace exporter, in 2013, almost three-quarters (74 per cent) of total British aerospace exports were outside of the EU. Consequently, aircraft manufacturers’ order books have never been so full, leading to a host of knock-on benefits, especially among Britain’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

What fleets can learn from F1’s marginal gains philosophy

F1 racing is the pinnacle of motoring – an elite competition that requires cutting-edge innovation in engineering and tech to propel cars round a track at incredible speeds. The sponsors are the planet’s biggest brands, and the drivers are celebs, out-earning most of the world’s other high-profile sportsmen and women.

Stiff penalties for failure to observe new container weight safety rules

Major new international rules will come into force on 1st July 2016 which require a container’s weight to be verified by prescribed methods before it can be loaded onto a ship.

Let’s make apprenticeships work

Such is the present government’s enthusiasm for apprenticeship schemes that companies that take on and train apprentices will soon be able to receive up to £28,000 per year in grants and subsidies.

Software and systems key to continuing sector success

This year’s Multimodal Show at the NEC promises to be even better than that of previous years. The range of products and services on show expands year on year covering all the modes of transport and products provided to the freight and logistics industry.