TimoCom expands digital offering with UTA partnership

IT specialist TimoCom, hosts of Europe's largest transport platform, has expanded its digital offering in a new partnership with service and fuel card provider Union Tank Eckstein (UTA).
TimoCom has integrated UTA’s mobility network, which includes 44,000 petrol stations across Europe, into the TimoCom route planning app.
TimoCom company spokeman Gunnar Gburek said: “This allows us to offer our customers a way to plan even more efficient and comfortable routes.”
More than 120,000 TimoCom users can now access

Europa highlights driver shortages and rising costs as key challenges in 2018

Logistics operator Europa Worldwide Group has confirmed 2017 was its most successful year to date, and while the privately-owned freight forwarder has ambitious plans for 2018, it warned tackling driver shortages and rising costs will be key challenges in the year ahead.
Europa’s Operations Director Dan Cook said: “2017 was Europa’s most successful year on record, with consignment growth running at 25 per cent across the business.

Global material handling supplier focuses on innovation

Material handling supplier Daifuku is celebrating 80 years of automated material handling solutions for industry and logistics companies.
For the past 80 years, the company has been offering its customers comprehensive intralogistics solutions - Daifuku’s anniversary record includes more than 10,000 projects delivered, branches and contract partners in 23 countries, and employing more than 8,600 employees.
Coinciding with this anniversary milestone, Daifuku launched its medium-term business plan: Value Innovation 2020: With th

Professional Freight Solutions achieves efficient and compliant customs declarations’ management with Descartes

Software solutions provider Descartes Systems Group has announced that international freight forwarder Professional Freight Solutions (P.F.S.) Ltd has ensured the efficient and compliant management of its clients’ customs declarations processes with the Descartes e-Customs™ solution.

“As a freight forwarder, our customer activity takes place around the clock,” said Jason Wynne, Managing Director, P.F.S. “When I founded the company in late 2009, I needed a system that I could access any time, from anywhere in order to ensure the smooth and effective delivery of our services.

Securing the skies - security seals for the airline industry

Security seals are a key component in the securing of global aviation logistics, ensuring that aircraft, airports and airline supply chains are secured against the issues of tampering, theft or bad practice.

Kalmar and Dublin Ferryport Terminals to enter ground-breaking cooperation in RTG automation

Cargo handling solutions provider Kalmar, part of Cargotec, is to extend its long-standing relationship with Dublin Ferryport terminals (DFT) with an order for Kalmar AutoRTG System. The order was booked in Cargotec's fourth quarter 2016 intake and delivery is scheduled to start during second quarter 2017.
Part of the container and terminal division of Irish Continental Group, DFT operates the most modern container terminal at Dublin Port.

Telogis launches new Spotlight app

Gobal software company Telogis has launched a new app designed to help fleet managers improve mobility, vehicle health, efficiency and driver behaviour.

Telogis Spotlight is a free companion app to the Telogis Fleet solution and will provide analytics on key performance indicators (KPIs) along with access to vehicle, driver, customer and job site data.

Combilift enables better materials handling and logistics

Pallets, long and bulky products, containers and extreme loads of 80t and over can all be handled efficiently and productively with the wide range of products on offer from specialist manufacturer Combilift, designed for safe and space saving materials handling.

Labeline International’s inaugural Biennial Dangerous Goods Roadshow

The first leg of Labeline International’s inaugural Biennial Dangerous Goods Roadshow got off to a flying start recently at the Sheraton Skyline, Heathrow. Next stop for the roadshow was the Hilton Hotel, East Midlands before the final leg at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Aberdeen. 

More than 200 people attended the three events and as the roadshow had a multimodal theme, it drew in a broad spectrum of delegates from across industry. There was an international flavour too, with attendees coming from USA, Latvia, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Portugal, Hungary and Ireland.

Pall-Ex celebrates 20th anniversary

Pall-Ex, the palletised freight network founded by acclaimed entrepreneur Hilary Devey CBE, is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

Since shifting 117 pallets on the first night on 29 November 1996, Pall-Ex has grown to a network that distributes over 10,000 pallets every single night, with partnerships established across Europe in Italy, Spain, Portugal, Romania, France and the Benelux region.