Daredevil duo take to the skies for charity

Two daredevil co-workers who work in Armitt Group’s shipping and logistics department are planning to complete a skydive to raise money for the Wolverhampton Neonatal unit.

Lauren Caldwell and Rachael Mcadam are making the dive at Tilstock airfield in Shropshire on 20 August as their way of thanking the hospital for the help it gave Liam Wood, the grandson of one of their customers.

FLTA honours Richard Shore for ‘Services to Industry’

The founder of Mentor Training, Richard Shore, has been recognised by the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) for his outstanding contribution to the field of lift truck safety and training – having overseen the training of more than half a million workers.

Credited with establishing the UK’s first national fork lift truck training network, Richard was presented with the prestigious ‘Services to Industry’ accolade at the FLTA’s Awards for Excellence.

Europa Road accelerates towards 2016 route target

Ambitious plans by Europa Road to launch 10 new direct daily services for customers in 2016 are gaining momentum with the implementation of its latest route to Salzburg in Austria.

The division of innovative logistics operator, Europa Worldwide Group, continues to invest in its rapidly expanding European partner network to ensure best access to the continent for its customers.

AV Dawson ships in new apprentice

Teesside-based freight logistics specialist, AV Dawson, recently showed its commitment to apprenticeships with the appointment of new recruit, Georgia Canham.

The appointment tied in with National Apprenticeship Week, as part of a new partnership with Middlesbrough College to provide more opportunities for young people including work placements and apprenticeship opportunities.

Quartix looks back to the beginning as it celebrates landmark anniversary

Quartix, which recently celebrated its 15th birthday, has grown from just four founders into an international business with offices in the UK, France and the US, employing over 100 team members.  In that time, the company has installed almost 250,000 units for more than 7,000 customers as well as supplying telematics systems for 12 young-driver insurance products.

Vision UK’s on-vehicle CCTV solutions offer protection and security

With illegal immigrants trying to enter the UK through the Channel ports continuing to be headline news following a summer of turmoil, Vision UK has seen a surge of enquiries from hauliers looking to use CCTV to prevent ‘clandestine entrants’ stowing away on their vehicles.

Bridgestone’s innovative tyre support is a total success

As the largest manufacturer of tyres and rubber products worldwide, Bridgestone prides itself on leading the way in technologically innovative goods.

However, with such fierce competition battling for a share of an ever-evolving industry, keeping so many global brands in the rear view mirror is a constant challenge.

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.