Last year could certainly be summarised as a turbulent year in logistics and transportation management. On the one hand, ecommerce continued to grow at record levels without the slowdown that many were predicting, leading many organisations to recognise the importance of reaching beyond traditional strategies to enhance their logistics and transportation capabilities.
Posted on: February 11th 2019
Whether its shoppers making the most of online sales, retailers stocking up their shelves or manufacturers getting crucial parts delivered, our economy increasingly relies on the smooth operation of our freight industry.
This network – one of the best in the world – delivers to communities from Newcastle to Newquay with few people ever really paying attention to how that is achieved.
Posted on: February 7th 2019
With the UK Parliament rejecting Theresa May’s deal; the EU’s position on the withdrawal agreement and request from clarity from UK parliament there continues to be uncertainty and there remains a real risk that we could face a hard Brexit. Therefore No-Deal planning continues and companies need to ensure they are ready for the UK leaving the EU on the 30 March.
This means that all goods to/from the EU will likely require some form of customs declaration. This article outlines the current state of play and considerations for the UK-EU supply chain.
Posted on: January 18th 2019
Disruption for traders with the EU following any no-deal Brexit will be intensified by delays in introducing the UK’s new system for managing customs declarations.
This is because the key implementation period for replacing the Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system with the Customs Declaration Service (CDS) could now be coming at the worst possible time.
Posted on: January 17th 2019
Posted on: January 11th 2019
It’s the start of another New Year… a time to review our lifestyle choices and work out how to turn things around.
Where better to begin than at work and in particular your materials handling operations – an area fraught with particular danger.
At accrediting body AITT we’ve come up with five resolutions that everyone – forklift operators and employers alike – can actually keep.
1. Keep fit
Posted on: January 4th 2019
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Posted on: December 14th 2018
The so-called 'Norway Plus' option is the least damaging practical form of Brexit for UK companies trading with EU countries.
It seems the draft withdrawal agreement and political declaration agreed by Prime Minister Theresa May and the EU Commission is almost certain to be rejected by the House of Commons on 11 December. Equally, there is apparently no majority in Parliament for the UK leaving the bloc without a deal next March, the default option under the Article 50 withdrawal process.
Posted on: December 10th 2018