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.

Buffaload double-deck concept the ideal choice for apetito

apetito, the UK’s leading provider of frozen meals to hospitals, care homes and local authorities, has added a double-deck temperature controlled trailer from Buffaload Logistics to its vehicle fleet.

The company delivers picked frozen food orders from its National Distribution Centre in Royal Portbury Dock in Avonmouth to five Regional Distribution Centres every evening for cross docking and radial distribution to their customers.

FedEx Express again recognised as an employer of choice

For the fifth year running, FedEx Express has been officially certified as one of Britain’s ‘Top Employers’.

The world’s largest express transportation company was ranked seventh for demonstrating some of the highest employee values while continually providing first-class customer service.

Finnair Cargo enters strategic partnership with IAG Cargo

The Nordic region’s largest air cargo carrier, Finnair Cargo, has signed an agreement to participate in the IAG Cargo Partner Plus Programme.  The partnership will allow both carriers to offer customers enhanced network connectivity, as well as the benefits through confirmed bookings and a higher on-load priority.

Retailers to share supply chain innovation at Multimodal 2015

Green initiatives, omnichannel opportunities, and compliance will top the agenda at the UK and Ireland’s leading logistics show

Retailers including Boots, Waitrose, and Sainsbury’s will share insight on supply chain efficiencies and innovation at Multimodal 2015, from the 28th to the 30th of April.

Thought leaders from Blue Chip companies such as the Co-operative and Lafarge will discuss modal shift, omnichannel challenges, and best practice for new legislation, during workshops at the exhibition.

Pall-Ex celebrates haulage partner’s milestone anniversary

One of Pall-Ex’s member companies has recorded its 40th anniversary.  Besides marking four decades in business, Taylors Transport International of Huthwaite, Nottinghamshire, has also clocked up 10 years of international haulage.

To meet increasing demand, the company has recently moved to larger premises which span three acres.  Taylors has experienced significant growth since becoming a member of Pall-Ex in 2013.  The firm currently turns over £600,000 annually through the network, which facilitates contracts in the UK and abroad.

Netto UK awards Bibby Distribution new full food logistics contract

Under a new contract Bibby Distribution is to provide full food logistics services for Netto UK. The 3PL will handle frozen, chilled and ambient food logistics for the discounter, which opened five stores in the North of England last year and plans to open another ten by the end of this year.

Netto returned to the UK last year as a joint venture between its parent company, Dansk Supermarked, and Sainsbury’s.