Davies Turner’s Express China Rail Freight Service Beats Previous Record.

Davies Turner reports that its direct, fixed-day, weekly rail import service from China to the UK, which re-commenced in mid-March, has broken the previously achieved record transit time. Tony Cole, head of supply chain services at the UK’s leading independent freight and logistics company says: “While air freight and ocean freight shipments face significant capacity […]

Delivering PPE – Change Furlough Rules To Save Lives.

The haulage industry can quickly deliver the PPE health workers need in the fight against COVID-19, said RHA chief executive, Richard Burnett. But furlough rules were preventing thousands of drivers from helping move the life-saving equipment, and urged Parliament to change the law. His call came in response to health secretary, Matt Hancock’s remarks on […]

What Does The Next Three Months Hold For Automotive Supply Chains?

In a few short weeks, COVID-19 has spread on an unprecedented scale, touching every corner of the globe and impacting all walks of life. In our industry we have seen automotive supply chains ground to a halt as manufacturers shut down plants in order to prevent the spread. Of course, we see annual shutdowns and […]

UK Digital Freight Forwarder Beacon Appoints Brenton Booth As Head Of Supply Chain Finance.

London-based Beacon, the next generation freight forwarding and supply chain finance company, has appointed Brenton Booth as Head of Supply Chain Finance. Brenton joined the company on 1 April. Prior to joining Beacon, Brenton ran his own strategy and product development consultancy working with financial services companies and fintechs in the creation of new trade, […]

Truck Maintenance Checks Even More Critical Following MOT Suspensions, Advises MV Commercial.

MV Commercial has advised that regular truck maintenance checks have become even more essential following the DVSA’s decision to suspend MOTs for commercial vehicles for three months. The commercial vehicle sales and leasing company says its technician support network is doing all it can to support operators in their regular roadworthiness checks – maximising uptime […]

Logistics Specialist Looks To The Mandata Cloud For Remote-Working Solution.

As Covid-19 bears down on the transport industry, North West Logistics’ recent move to Mandata’s cloud-based TMS means that not only can customers be provided with real-time information but also, North West Logistics’ personnel can remotely access systems from home. In previous times, says the company, all operational data was on a server which presented […]

Amidst Covid-19 Chaos, UK Truck Drivers Rise To The Challenge.

With measures to counter the spread of Covid-19 across the UK coming into effect, national supply chains are being put to the test as demand for essential goods soars across the country. While some industries have experienced a reduction or halt in activity, volumes in demand for the food, beverage, and hygiene sectors have entered […]

Rebranding Strengthens Rhenus Office System.

Rhenus Office Systems has been operating in the market place with its own logo since 1 April. The document, information and process manager is seeking to strengthen companies’ awareness of its brand. However, because it is a Rhenus subsidiary, Rhenus Office Systems will continue to use the Rhenus brand image in its new logo. The […]

Team Unites For Urgent Nightingale Delivery.

Specialist 3PL operator Europa Warehouse and its transport team in Dartford jumped into action this weekend to assist with the delivery of urgently needed medical beds. Europa Worldwide Group is an ambitious independent logistics operator with six divisions – Europa Road, Europa Air & Sea, Europa Showfreight, Europa Warehouse, Europa Contact Centre and Continental Cargo […]

Birmingham-Based Logistics Company Provides Vital Support To NHS During Covid-19 Crisis.

International Forwarding (IFL), is using its resources and infrastructure to supply the NHS across the UK with essential medical supplies during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Coleshill-based firm has been classified by the Government as an ‘essential’ supply chain business and has continued to operate seven days a week. The company’s trucks, trailers, warehouses and 60 […]