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Given the intense pressures felt by all throughout 2020, it is now more important than ever for businesses to maximize their own operational resilience and preparedness for future supply chain shocks. External and internal assessments must [...]

The UK has been caught in a logistics maelstrom as the year closes out, creating major headaches for businesses and the potential for far greater disruption ahead as Europe discusses a ban on travel to and from the UK and the ongoing Brexit[...]

Data is the most valuable asset a company has … if you know what to do with it. Especially when it comes to the supply chain delivering a consistent, fast and transparent service to customers. Join us on February 10th at 11AM EST (4PM GM[...]

The need to know from Reuters global network of journalists Gridlock: UK warns industry to prepare for Brexit or face chaos Britain told businesses on Wednesday to prepare for paperwork or face 100 km-long queues of trucks when the countr[...]

The need to know from Reuters global network of journalists UPS shares hit new high as pandemic drives healthcare, e-commerce shipments United Parcel Service Inc (UPS.N) exceeded analyst estimates for quarterly profit and revenue on Thursda[...]

The need to know from Reuters global network of journalists Walmart Canada to spend C$3.5billion on e-commerce push, store renovations Walmart Canada (WMT.N) said on the Monday it plans to spend C$3.5 billion ($2.58 billion) over the nextfi[...]

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Shippers and 3PL providers are struggling to adjust to demands in the market place, with the top concerns bugging executives being infrastructure issues and the capabilities of their labour forces. Among respondents, there was recognition o[...]

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Target looks like to reduce the time between hubs and stores as part of a bid to improve its brick and mortar operation. Target Experiments With Faster Supply Chain. [Forbes] They’re not the only ones looking at speeding up delivery as a [...]

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Channels: LogisticsEvent Date: Mon, 2017-11-20 to Tue, 2017-11-21Event URL: https://events.eft.com/3pl-asia/Event Location: SingaporeNumber of attendees: 200Event Organiser: Will BroadEvent Organiser E-mail:&nb[...]

Dear Friends,    Not only is technology evolving quickly but also the quality of the young professionals is high. As companies hit a retirement bubble with baby boomers leaving along with the decades of experience they carry, it is [...]

The WTO estimates that trade will grow 1.7% in 2016, the weakest number since 2009. The IMF recently pointed out that normally trade growth tended to increase far quicker than world GDP, but that for the past few years, it had been consid[...]

  What has brought new players into the retail industry? How the retail market has become more collaborative  The social aspect of online retail  The impact of the gas and oil market on the roll out of drone deliveries at [...]

Channels: Supply ChainEvent Date: Wed, 2017-06-14 to Fri, 2017-06-16Event URL: http://events.eft.com/scsc/Event Location: ChicagoNumber of attendees: 400Event Organiser: Danielle HorsnellEvent Organiser E-mail:[...]

Channels: TechnologyEvent Date: Tue, 2018-03-06 to Wed, 2018-03-07Event URL: http://events.eft.com/cioeu/Event Location: AmsterdamNumber of attendees: 200Event Organiser: Will BroadEvent Organiser E-mail: [...]

Channels: eCommerce/RetailEvent Date: Mon, 2017-05-15 to Tue, 2017-05-16Event URL: http://events.eft.com/d3/Event Location: New York Number of attendees: 300Event Organiser: Priyanka Asera Event Organiser E-mai[...]

Channels: 3PLEvent Date: Wed, 2017-06-14 to Fri, 2017-06-16Event URL: http://events.eft.com/3pl/Event Location: ChicagoNumber of attendees: 400Event Organiser: Sarah ReynoldsEvent Organiser E-mail: sreynol[...]

Speaking on an EFT webinar, Mr Massimino said that within a fortnight of signing up for Oracle’s order management platform, the system was in place – however, Telogis, which supplies vehicle tracking hardware to sectors such as trucki[...]

It’s also the ultimate test of preparedness for supply chain professionals. Planning for the holiday surge starts months in advance—a step that’s even more critical when your freight needs to cross oceans.   After a purchase or[...]

Why is this happening, and what does it mean for the delivery sector?   We cover: Does the shift towards next-day delivery mean online shopping is no longer driven by price? Is next-day delivery becoming more affordable? I[...]

For those of you not familiar with the term Hackathon:   "The word “hackathon” is a portmanteau of the words “hack” and “marathon“, where “hack” is used in the sense of exploratory programming, not its alternate meani[...]

In an information-packed exclusive interview, we cover:   The motivating factors for launching a logistics service Post Logistics' target market An Post's strategic partnership behind the new service Post Logistics' delive[...]

Michael Massimino is Director of IT at Telogis while Marco Rossi is the Supply Chain Cloud Director for Product Development EMEA. Click here to register for the complimentary webinar taking place October 6th, 14:30-15:30 BST (15:30-16:30 CE[...]

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As a long-standing logistics partner for Germany’s Armed Forces, Hellmann has begun distributing COVID-19 vaccines to the 16 distribution centres of the German federal states[...]

One multinational logistics group said its teams are ‘working flat out to obtain previously missing information’ from customers to enable the smooth delivery of shipments, although a cargo owner representative said this demonstrated ina[...]

Express group confirms it will maintain ‘a dual-hub model in Europe’, like in the US, with Liège continuing as a secondary hub to Paris CDG[...]

More than 80% of businesses are significantly reconfiguring their supply chains by switching or adding suppliers, using different logistics providers, or changing production or purchasing locations, survey commissioned by DP World indicates[...]

Representatives insist the forwarding sector is continuing to demonstrate its value to customers despite, and in many cases because of, the extraordinary supply chain management challenges that have faced cargo owners and their suppliers ov[...]

Freight group to pack and deliver rapid, lab-free COVID-19 tests to National Health Service distribution points, patient care homes and other healthcare facilities across the UK[...]

Group said the name change reflects its more diversified service portfolio in this sector, which now goes beyond serving the industrial segment[...]

Agreement leverages Switzerland-based group's global solutions for pharma & healthcare logistics[...]

Those working 'to keep the freight transport modes operating during the COVID-19 response and EU transition' considered 'critical', says Department For Transport [...]

BIFA launches new edition of its Standard Trading Conditions, due to the UK’s exit from the EU and changes to direct and indirect representation with customs body HMRC[...]

Purchase encompasses Swiss group's contract logistics operations in the beverage, technology, e-commerce and food service verticals[...]

Lloyd’s Loading List talks with Ian Baxter, chairman of UK-European logistics specialist, Baxter Freight, about some of the challenges facing the freight sector in recent months, especially in the UK – and preparations for the end of th[...]

But changes lie ahead from the beginning of next year and traders are urged not to leave paperwork to the last minute[...]

US group follows up purchase of UK firm, Panther Logistics, with German buy[...]

Cooperation builds on a Nordic partnership between the two companies signed in 2017[...]

Logistics group strengthens presence in north and east Africa, takes majority stake in IBA Freight Services in Egypt, and acquires minority stake in MACCFA in Ethiopia [...]

Logistics and ports companies announce the completion of their first common carrier agreement, to integrate their global maritime and logistics services into a unified customer proposition[...]

British International Freight Association said its members ‘are being inundated with additional fees, despite having no control over the congestion and delays causing them’[...]

Dover-based time-critical logistics specialist says it is ready to help clients – existing and new – through new UK-EU customs challenges[...]

Risk management platform Resilience 360 notes concerns including effects on air cargo capacity and rate levels, depending on timings, production locations, and actions by airlines[...]

Logistics UK says emergency measures for road and air access for logistics operators are a welcome safety net, but urges negotiators to deliver a free trade agreement[...]

Year-on-year expansion of more than 20% in November fuelled by growth in trade to the EU and the US, up 30% and 45%, respectively. But analysts expect more-normal patterns next year[...]

US-headquartered group announces contract logistics growth in Europe, Middle East and Africa in response to growing demand for ‘flexible’ warehousing and logistics services in the region[...]

Group’s Supply Chain division will store and transport the first 2.2 million Biontech-Pfizer vaccine doses at -70C, and other vaccine products at different temperature ranges, as negotiations with other German federal states ‘near compl[...]

US freight group says separation of logistics and transportation businesses will create ‘two pure-play industry powerhouses’ and unlock additional value[...]

Rapidly developed solution for sensitive Covid-19 vaccines maintains a steady temperature of -60°C to -80°C for more than 120 hours without recharging, enabling up to 1.75 million doses to be transported in a single aircraft[...]

Latest joint service innovation is the development of pop-up ground handling and repair shops close to key pharmaceutical production hubs to support large-volume COVID-19 vaccine distributions[...]

Mass delivery of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines set to begin this week from Belgium to the UK via FedEx and DHL. But forwarders will also play a major part in the wider logistics operations[...]

Planned divestment has reportedly been delayed after disagreement over the supply chain unit’s valuation caused a leading potential buyer to walk away, according to a report by Bloomberg [...]

Group’s Healthcare business launches mobile freezer units for storage of vaccines at -20°C to -80°C and enhances its dry ice production capabilities [...]