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Ministers hear RMA concerns over negative impact of tyre ‘dumping’

riving from Asia.During the meeting the RMA presented data which illustrated how the ‘dumping’ of cheap tyres is having a devastating impact on the retread tyre industry with direct implications for employment, the tyre recovery programme and the environment.Government representatives were also reminded that of the €1 billion the industry generates across the European Union, 60 per cent is generated by SME businesses, which are particularly vulnerable to the impact of dumping practises.The...

Open to Export launches online Export Action Plan to boost SMEs' exporting goals

Government backed initiative Open to Export is further accelerating the ambitions of SMEs who are seeking to export in freight and logistics via a new online service that

Investment programme delivers new mega-ship facility at Port of Felixstowe

The Port of Felixstowe’s Berth 9 Extension has been opened by Dr Therese Coffey MP, Deputy Leader of the House of Commons. The 190-metre extension increases the port’s capability to work two of the world’s largest containerships simultaneously.

IATA reports modest growth in air freight markets

Data released by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has identified a slight growth in global air freight markets during September. However, overall, air cargo volumes remain 1.2% down from their 2014 year-end peak.

Preparing for the skills gap

It’s no secret that Britain is facing a serious logistics skills gap. With an estimated 60,000 new HGV drivers needed by 2020, this is not only an issue that affects logistics firms, or companies with logistics arms, but could impact the entire British economy. Left unchecked, we’re talking empty shelves in supermarkets, shrinking profits for businesses and an overall slowing of economic growth.