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BPA welcomes aboard new Ports Minister

BPA welcomes aboard new Maritime Minister

The British Ports Association has welcomed the news that Kelly Tolhurst MP will be the Minister responsible for ports, following her appointment as a new Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport.

New immigration policy slammed by freight industry groups

Freight and logistics groups slam new immigration policy

Freight and logistics industry groups have urged the Government to reconsider its new points-based immigration system which will limit the number of low-skilled workers entering the UK.

Freight truck crime on the rise

Freight truck crime on the rise

Theft from road vehicles accounts for 60% of reported cargo crime with food and beverages among the most targeted commodities, according to a new report from TT Club and BSI

Shipping containers helping to change the food landscape

Shipping containers helping to change the food landscape

US agri-tech business Freight Farms has established itself as the leader in the containerised agriculture industry and the first company to integrate smart, hydroponic, vertical farming into an intermodal freight container.

Greater awareness needed on one trip slings

Greater awareness needed on one trip slings

A general lack of understanding over ‘one trip’ and low quality slings is threatening safety in ports and docks, as well as the construction, timber and steel sectors, warns Dave Cormack, board member of the Lifting Equipment Engineers Association.