Supporting the storage and processing of freight throughout UK ports

The UK ports industry comprises about 120 commercial ports, handling 95% of UK imports and exports. These ports are active with the processing and storage of freight 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Custom designed warehouses play a vital part in supporting the smooth operations of UK ports across the whole country. 
 
More than 40 UK ports are owned and operated by nine main commercial companies which are members of the UK Major Ports Group.

Digitising the customs process: AEB and DHBW Stuttgart launch online survey

More and more businesses are digitising their international supply chains to improve the visibility of goods in transit, accelerate their processes, and ultimately drive down transaction costs through automation. Customs processes also make a natural launchpad for digitisation initiatives. But where do businesses stand today when it comes to digitising their customs operations? And how are they preparing their customs processes for the future?
 
These questions are the focus of a joint study by AEB and the DHBW Stuttgart University.

Driving sustainable solutions forward

The national conversation around improving air quality on the UK’s roads looks unlikely to diminish anytime soon.

Descartes announce support for transport operators seeking to achieve compliance with the DVSA Earned Recognition scheme

Software-as-a-service solution provider Descartes has announced its support for transport operators seeking to achieve compliance with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency's (DVSA) Earned Recognition scheme.
 
As of 24 April 2018, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), the executive agency responsible for setting, testing and enforcing driver and vehicle standards in Great Britain, confirmed Earned Recognition as ‘Business as Usual’, following the successful completion of its pilot.
 
By rewarding compliant – also recognised as

Multimodal 2018: Descartes to showcase solutions for supercharging supply chain operations

Descartes will display its range of on-demand, software-as-a-service solutions that drive supply chain operational efficiency and regulatory compliance at Multimodal 2018, which takes place at Birmingham NEC on the 1-3 May 2018.
 
Visitors making a pit-stop at the Descartes Stand will be able to get further information on how to supercharge their logistics operation and take a lap in a racing simulator to try to win a supercharged prize (to be revealed on the Stand).
 
Being able to positively respond to regulatory change and successfully

Liebherr set to expand UK headquarters

Liebherr GB Ltd has announced the acquisition of a new 15-acre site adjoining the company’s existing 9-acre headquarters in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire.  
 
Whilst the development plans for the expanded facility are still being finalised, it is expected to include a new pre-delivery inspection centre, amongst other functions, to support the UK business.  
 
Commenting on the acquisition, Managing Director of Liebherr GB, Lee Palmer, said: “This expansion will ensure we continue to have adequate resources and capacity to s

Women in Logistics: Ibertrans' Marita Saares-Lakso

Finnish transport company Ibertrans is conquering the Iberian Peninsula and has recently been awarded "Strongest in Finland" status. In this TimoCom Q&A for freight-online, CEO Marita Saares-Lakso, reveals why neither the south nor the north can do without her company, and what exactly the new title means.
 
Q. What does your company represent?
A.

Business shift at Portsmouth prompts empty container handler order

As it prepares for a rise in container volumes at Portsmouth International Port, MMD (Shipping Services) has ordered a Kalmar empty container handler.
 
The Portsmouth City Council-owned fruit and vegetable import specialist is gearing up for a significant change in its business model that will see customers moving away from palletised cargo towards more containerised goods.
 
“Currently 70% of the produce we handle is palletised, and 30% is containerised.

James Kemball purchases two Kalmar reachstackers

Container transport operator James Kemball has purchased two Kalmar DRG450-65S5 reachstackers for its new multi-million-pound loaded container storage depot at the Port of Felixstowe.
 
The reachstackers are capable of stacking six-high, which more than meets James Kemball’s five-high requirement at the facility, which opened in October 2017. 
 
James Kemball's depot manager Andrew Tattersall said: “The Kalmar reachstackers are solid, reliable and have all the safety features you can think of.”
 
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DKV Euro Service Benelux joins Alpe d’HuZes to raise money for cancer relief

Fuel card service provider DKV Euro Service Benelux is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. As part of the celebrations, DKV employees will be participating in this year’s Alpe d’HuZes on June 7 2018 - an event in which participants either run, walk or cycle in order to ascend the legendary French Alpe d’Huez - to raise money for cancer relief.
 
This year DKV is sending two teams, 12 employees in total, to climb Alpe d’Huez, one of the main Tour de France mountains.