All the latest comment from industry leaders


Are you at risk of complacency creep?

There’s a costly danger facing the freight industry and we need to make sure it doesn’t go unnoticed – complacency creep – that decline in standards of safe operation which is allowed to take root as a result of inadequate supervision.

Change is in the air: A milestone for the eAWB

Fifteen air carriers will switch to the Electronic Airway Bill (eAWB) as the preferred process for shipping air freight from 1 March 2016. This is a significant milestone in the air cargo industry and creates a new level of urgency for forwarders to move toward the eAWB.

Thirteen revised Statutory Documents: Oh no, more red tape – or is it?

‘Statutory Documents’ were first issued in 2011. Thirteen (what a number!) revised Statutory Documents were republished in December 2015 and came into force on 1 January, 2016.

The Great British Diesel Rake Off

UK motorists, businesses and the haulage industry are deliberately being fleeced at the pumps as oil prices continue to tumble. With various businesses in the fuel supply chain from refineries to retailers shamelessly increasing their profits, our recent fuel pricing data from highly reputable sources shows that it is diesel that is being exploited predominantly at the pumps.

Keeping businesses moving through the migrant crisis

With no sign yet of 2016 heralding any fresh solutions, there is little hope of the migrant crisis abating in the near future. A humanitarian disaster of historic proportions, the effect continues to be felt throughout Europe. It’s a costly issue in more ways than one, and the European supply chain is certainly not immune.