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Integrated technology playing critical part in transport planning as concerns around driver shortage continue to grow, says Paragon survey

Integrated technology playing critical part in transport planning as concerns around driver shortage continue to grow, says Paragon survey

Logistics operations are increasingly turning to integrated technology solutions to overcome a host of transport planning pressures, while at the same time the driver and general skills shortage continues to weigh on the supply chain sector.

'Best of the best' van operators and drivers recognised at FTA's Van Excellence Awards

'Best of the best' van operators and drivers recognised at FTA's Van Excellence Awards

Fourteen of the UK’s finest van operators and drivers celebrated after being recognised as the ‘best of the best’ at the FTA’s 2018 Van Excellence Honours, which took place in a glittering ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Birmingham, sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Vans.

5 key logistics trends and technology implications for 2019

5 key logistics trends and technology implications for 2019

2018 can certainly be summarised as a turbulent year in logistics and transportation management.

Holger Wilhelm to lead automotive growth for Imperial Logistics

Holger Wilhelm to lead automotive growth for Imperial Logistics

Imperial Logistics has appointed Holger Wilhelm to the newly-created post of Executive Vice President - Automotive.

‘Trials will help industry to safely reduce packaging waste’, says Ulma Packaging UK

‘Trials will help industry to safely reduce packaging waste’, says Ulma Packaging UK

The packaging industry must keep an open mind and invest in sustainable ways to reduce materials waste, but it will be an ongoing process - says an industry spokesperson.

Swissport to acquire Heathrow Cargo Handling Ltd. From Air France

Swissport to acquire Heathrow Cargo Handling Ltd. From Air France

Swissport recently agreed to increase its shareholding in Heathrow Cargo Handling Ltd. (HCH) to 100 percent from 50 percent, which it held in a joint venture.

Verdion launches new Copenhagen logistics development

Verdion launches new Copenhagen logistics development

Pan-European logistics property specialist Verdion has launched a new development opportunity near Copenhagen, increasing its portfolio in the Øresund region and bringing much-needed warehouse space to the local market.

UK Steel, Pharmaceutical and Transport manufacturing will be future-ready thanks to research boost

UK Steel, Pharmaceutical and Transport manufacturing will be future-ready thanks to research boost

A £30 million research and innovation investment in British manufacturing will ensure the UK can seize new opportunities in steel production, pharmaceuticals and the revolution in transport infrastructure.

Three new £10 million Manufacturing Research Hubs will link major industry players including Tata Steel, Siemens, and Rolls-Royce to world-class research teams. The Hubs will pioneer new practices to ensure these established manufacturing sectors can meet evolving industry need, seize new opportunities and tackle key issues such as sustainability and productivity.

Pregis looks Sharp as it unveils new bagging solution

Pregis looks Sharp as it unveils new bagging solution

Protective packaging specialist, Pregis Limited, will be introducing the availability of Sharp bagging solutions at packaging events across Europe this coming Spring.

Hermes installs specialist £1million carousel system for bulky items

Hermes installs specialist £1million carousel system for bulky items

Hermes, the consumer delivery specialist, has further enhanced capacity and operational efficiency at its Midlands Super Hub in Rugby by installing a new bespoke semi-automated carousel system.

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