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TIMOCOM transport barometer: Germany weakens, Italy is the exception

TIMOCOM transport barometer: Germany weakens, Italy is the exception

Italian logistics companies enjoyed significant growth last year: “In Italy, we recorded an increase in freight of 16 percent as compared with 2018,” says TIMOCOM Business Analyst Tilman Fecke.These increases buck the European trend. Unfortunately, the recently completed yearly review of TIMOCOM's transport barometer is not nearly so positive for the rest of Europe.

VisionDirect eyes up more savings from D2C model

VisionDirect eyes up more savings from D2C model

A leading European online contact lenses supplier is offering savings of up to 45% on major high street opticians, due in big part to the company’s ‘direct to consumer’ (D2C) model.

Global Fleet Champions Award celebrates safe and healthy mobility in fleets

Global Fleet Champions Award celebrates safe and healthy mobility in fleets

A Ugandan transport and logistics operator has been presented with a Global Fleet Champions Award for Sustainable Journeys in recognition of its outstanding commitment to reducing road risk and fuel emissions.

Rhenus acquires Spanish logistics specialist LTK

Rhenus acquires Spanish logistics specialist LTK

The Rhenus Group has launched operations in the aeronautics market through its acquisition of Spanish logistics specialist, LTK, which was finalised on 27 January.

Telematics solution delivers six-figure savings for Lynch Plant Hire

Telematics solution delivers six-figure savings for Lynch Plant Hire

UK hire specialist Lynch Plant Hire & Haulage has reportedly benefitted from six-figure savings and a 30 percent reduction in fleet-related incidents. This was all achieved in the last year, following the implementation of Connexas Group’s vehicle telematics solution.

Linde apprentices nominated for prestigious industry award

Linde apprentices nominated for prestigious industry award

Forklift truck manufacturer Linde Material Handling has announced that four of its 88 apprentices have been nominated as finalists in the Apprentice of the Year awards, run by the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA).

LPR and Goggins Transport celebrate 5 years serving the Irish market

LPR and Goggins Transport celebrate 5 years serving the Irish market

LPR, the European red pallet pooling company, and its transport and logistics partner in Ireland, Goggins Transport, are celebrating their fifth anniversary of working together by signing an agreement to work together for a further five years.

6.2.20 Pregis invests in European operations to support growing protective packaging requirements

6.2.20 Pregis invests in European operations to support growing protective packaging requirements

Protective packaging specialist, Pregis, has made several recent investments in its European operations to support the growing protective packaging needs of its broad global customer base.

CHEP and Digital Catapult challenge tech start-ups to pitch carbon reduction ideas

CHEP and Digital Catapult challenge tech start-ups to pitch carbon reduction ideas

Innovation hub Digital Catapult has teamed with supply chain specialist CHEP and with Siemens to challenge tech start-ups in the UK and Germany to address key issues facing the transport and logistics industry, such as minimising empty transport miles and part-load journeys.

Road transport industry failing to react to rising pressure for increased environmental responsibility, according to Paragon survey

Road transport industry failing to react to rising pressure for increased environmental responsibility, according to Paragon survey

Three quarters (75%) of transport planning professionals have seen increasing pressure on their logistics operations to reduce environmental impact in the last 12 months, yet two thirds (66%) believe that much more needs to be done to keep pace with public pressure for action. These were just some of the key results from the Paragon Software Systems’ annual UK customer survey completed by more than 100 industry specialists.

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