Demand For Credit High And Bank Charges Hurting.

– SME demand for credit is at 31%. – Loan refusal rates increase from 33% to 58%. – 14% waiting longer than 10 weeks from permission to drawdown. – 75% stated that banks are making it more difficult to access finance. – Businesses wait on average two weeks from decision to drawdown. – 5% of […]

Port Of Tyne Ready For Offshore.

The Port of Tyne, one of only two deep-sea ports in North East England is making further progress to prepare its site for offshore wind manufacturers. As round four of the tender process by the Crown Estate, which is responsible for awarding seabed rights for offshore renewable energy projects, nears completion the Port of Tyne […]

Rhenus Data Office Takes Over “Recycle It”.

Rhenus Data Office, the specialist file and data storage medium destruction company and provider of logistics value-added services, took over “recycle it” on 1 November. “recycle it” has been operating in the business of recycling and remarketing information technology devices as well as the mobile destruction of hard drives for 30 years. “recycle it”, which […]

Introducing ISME’s New Wellness Programme.

ISME are delighted to announce their partnership with Laya Healthcare and Spectrum.Life to provide an exclusive offer on an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) for Members. In ISMEs HR survey carried out earlier in the year, 50% of respondents indicated that they would avail of an employee wellness programme which made it clear that workplace wellness […]

Rhenus Offers Customers A Unique Landbridge Solution For Peak Period Shipping.

As the industry approaches one of the busiest times of the year for shipping, Rhenus Logistics is encouraging customers to make use of its Landbridge service to ensure guaranteed space to and from the Far East during the peak season. The period between November and February encompasses both Christmas and the Chinese New Year, with […]

Supply Chain Firm Gears Up For Festive Rush Ahead Of Black Friday And Christmas.

With Black Friday just days away (28th November) and the Christmas period hot on its heels, staff at Northants logistics and warehousing firm The NX Group are preparing for the annual spike in demand for its warehousing, distribution and ecommerce services with the help of their newly-upgraded and expanded systems and premises. Earlier this year, […]

International Logistics Operator Chooses Ekeri For Secure And Flexible Loading.

Virginia International Logistics, based in Maghera, Virginia, Co. Cavan, Ireland have recently added a new Ekeri trailer to their fleet and, says the company, it is already making a big difference to loading and handling on their national and international routes. Specialising in food products, F.M.C.G, electronics, manufacturing and pharma products, the family-owned business operates […]

Never Lose Your Chocolate With TransFollow.

How the digital consignment note can prevent damage by fake carriers A few days ago, 20 tons of Milka chocolate went missing in Austria. How? Because after one carrier hired in another and then another for the transport from Austria to Belgium, a fake carrier took advantage of the situation. The truckdriver simply pulled up […]

Blacker Friday – Black Friday Has Had Its Day.

The home delivery expert ParcelHero says this Black Friday is likely to see overall UK online and High Street spending growth stall. Low consumer confidence and stretched-out, lacklustre online deals have blackened Friday’s prospects. Since hitting the UK with a bang in 2010 Black Friday has gone on to create new spending records every year. […]

EU Block Exemption Regulation Renewal Ignores Views Of Shippers, Says GSF.

The recommendation by the European Commission to renew the Consortia Block Exemption Regulation (CBER) for a four-year period from April 2020 has been slammed by the Global Shippers’ Forum (GSF), the voice of businesses importing and exporting goods around the world. James Hookham, Secretary General of GSF said: “We are disappointed with the outcome of the […]