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Rail Sector

Opinions

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

Can training reverse a backwards attitude to the vehicle banksman?

Can training reverse a backwards attitude to the vehicle banksman?

The correct vehicle banksman or yardshunter training is lacking in too many transport businesses

Beyond the Brexit fog of uncertainty

Why freight forwarders need to work harder than ever to differentiate themselves in their business

Giving customers better service options and technology to support decision making just as important as offering competitive rates, says BIFA Director General Robert Keen

How digital disruption is influencing the forklift rental market

How digital disruption is influencing the forklift rental market

Digital disruptors are influencing every aspect of business in every vertical, whether it’s shaping growth, inspiring change or prompting new business models, the digital world is one that shows no signs of slowing - and the forklift rental market is no exception.