CILT study tour: Visiting Europe’s largest transport platform

They have been in San Francisco, St. Petersburg, Montreal and Lisbon to gain knowledge about ports, railways stations and warehousing of all sorts.  This year the CILT UK (Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK) study tour group, which is interested in all aspects of transport and logistics went to Germany and visited a rather small and unknown village: Erkrath near Düsseldorf.

Maximising space: It’s all in the operation

With the ever increasing lack of stock in the UK warehousing and distribution market, it is becoming more important to maximise the space that you have available.  However simply maximising capacity may not be the right solution, and you should also be prepared to challenge your operation, says SEC Storage.

As a storage solutions provider and Associate Corporate Member of the UKWA, SEC Storage often gets approached with the brief to ‘maximise capacity’.  Depending on the operation, simply achieving a high density of product may not be the right solution.

Take part in a new study examining supply chain collaboration

Opportunities for collaboration extend along the entire supply chain with all its different partners.

But which supply chain partners are already engaging in this type of collaboration?  What expectations do they bring to the table?  And what are the critical factors driving the success of collaboration in global trade and logistics?

These and other questions are the subject of the third edition of the Global Trade Management Agenda, a joint study of AEB and the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) in Stuttgart, Germany.

AEB launches carrier integration solution

Smooth communication with freight forwarders and parcel services is now possible with ASSIST4 Carrier Integration, the latest solution by AEB, one of Europe’s leading providers of global trade and supply chain management solutions.

ASSIST4 Carrier Integration supports manufacturers and traders in their transport processes from label printing to shipment tracking. The result: “plug and play” carrier connections that can be configured quickly and affordably and require no further maintenance.

Combining Remote Download, GPS and Telematics in one black box.

Tachosys have been at the forefront in developing high quality and efficient Digital Tachograph download peripherals since their introduction in 2006.  In recent years digiDL has led the field in terms of Remote Download options proving to be the most reliable and flexible solution with over 10,000 units installed already.  Reflecting this digiDL is now supported by all of the key UK and European online Tachograph analysis bureaux and is standard equipment for Stoneridge Tachograph.

Multimodal and FTA announce new awards and seminar partnership for 2016 and beyond

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) and Multimodal are teaming up to launch new awards categories and more seminars at next year’s show – Multimodal 2016 takes place on 10th-12th May at the NEC Birmingham.

The new awards event is being rebranded 'The FTA Multimodal Awards' and will celebrate best-in-class achievement for all transport modes, as well as featuring new categories including innovation, training, and environmental best practice, and the Multimodal Personality and Exhibitor of the Year.

Corvette Racing gets ready for Le Mans with help from Virgin Atlantic Cargo and First-Air

Virgin Atlantic Cargo's global reputation for moving high-value prestige and motorsport cars made it the perfect airline partner to support Corvette Racing's bid to win the 83rd running of the Le Mans 24-hour endurance race in France.

The airline teamed up with motorsport freight forwarding specialists First-Air to organise the delivery of two Chevrolet Corvette CR.7 cars and 16 tonnes of equipment and spare parts from Chicago to London on their journey to the French town of Le Mans, which has hosted the world famous race since 1923.

New AEB software for greater efficiency in freight tender management

Purchasing transport services is a critical factor when it comes to saving costs, increasing supply chain efficiency, and delivering better service.

To take the headache out of requesting and managing transport and freight tenders, AEB has added new features to its ASSIST4 Transport & Freight Management solution.

At the core of the software are comprehensive simulation features that simplify the comparison of competing forwarder tenders, making the process of selecting the right transport partner faster, more transparent, and highly convenient.

RHA raises the bar at the CV Show

A new energy and drive that focuses on delivering unprecedented levels of service and value for members and the road transport industry, underpins the new Road Haulage Association (RHA) on Stand 5G40 at this year’s Commercial Vehicle Show (CV Show).

FTA showcasing the very best at CV Show

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) will be showcasing the very best of its services, brand new products, special offers and celebrating its members achievements at the 2015 Commercial Vehicle Show.  The annual event is Britain’s biggest road transport show.

This year the FTA stand will be situated in Hall 4, Stand 4G31 – where visitors will have the opportunity to see a demonstration of Visionfta – FTA’s all-new cloud platform which is set to become the home of all FTA customer solutions.