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BIFA issues warning about the perils of containers abandoned overseas

BIFA issues warning about the perils of containers abandoned overseas

The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, is warning its members about the cost of containers abandoned overseas for which they may be liable and how to implement safeguards to prevent this situation occurring.BIFA says that one of the most frequent questions it receives regarding problems on maritime shipments is about abandoned and unclaimed containers sitting in overseas ports.

New report highlights the chasm opening up in our communities and calls on those in logistics to act

New report highlights the chasm opening up in our communities and calls on those in logistics to act

A major new research report has identified a widening chasm in the relationship between people and their neighbours that is damaging our mental and physical health and reducing the ability of communities to cope when crisis hits.

How the logistics industry is helping the environment

How the logistics industry is helping the environment

By Kushal Nahata, CEO & Co-founder, FarEye.

Ever since the industrial revolution, there has been significant changes in the environment due to human activities. Environmental degradation due to pollution and other human activities pose a serious threat to mankind.

Half of the British public calls for clearer labelling on plastic packaging to avoid further waste in retail and grocery sectors

Half of the British public calls for clearer labelling on plastic packaging to avoid further waste in retail and grocery sectors

Independent research commissioned by compostable packaging company TIPA reveals that nearly half (48%) of British shoppers would like to see labelling on products in retail and groceries stores identifying that 'plastic-free' packaging is marked accordingly.

Tips for keeping warehouses and distribution centres safe, compliant and productive

Tips for keeping warehouses and distribution centres safe, compliant and productive

As regulations change and warehouse requirements become more complex, partnering with an expert can help to ensure durable, cost effective, compliant storage rack.

AMH Material Handling apprentice wins NITAL’s Full Time Learner of the year award

AMH Material Handling apprentice wins NITAL’s Full Time Learner of the year award

Sam Pitfield, aged 19 from Rushden, was announced as the Training Centre Shield winner for Full Time Learner of the year at the Northamptonshire Industrial Training Association Ltd (NITAL) achievement awards ceremony held in Kettering in January 2019.

Is it time to introduce new age thinking for stressed out truckers?

Is it time to introduce new age thinking for stressed out truckers?

Truck drivers alongside labourers have one of the highest suicide rates in the world according to most experts. This is supported by statistics from the UK Government which suggest that people in these groups have a higher chance of dying in this way, a massive 44% above the national average writes Michael Younge, writer and authority on mindfulness and positivity.

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.

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.

Materials handling solutions for tough operations

Materials handling solutions for tough operations

Kate Pointeau, brand marketing manager at Hyster EMEA, discusses materials handling solutions that can handle the most demanding conditions of industries such as automotive. The ability to handle materials efficiently and effectively is critical in today’s fast-moving and unpredictable business conditions. The way in which they are able to move, store, control and protect all of the materials in use throughout the business is an intrinsic factor in the delivery of the products and services to the end customer.

Read on to find out more about the right materials handling solutions for automotive operations by downloading our free eGuide.

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