Thu.Nov 25, 2021

Uganda: Solving the Global Supply Chain and Labor Constraints

Logistics Matter

Having recently returned from Uganda, had the pleasure of being introduced by Bernard Munyanziza of Nzuzi Hospitality to Emmanuel Obua of Apogee Logistics.

The Pros and Cons of Low Rolling Resistance Truck Tires – Are They Right for You?

United World Transporation

If there’s one thing that every trucker wants, it’s better fuel efficiency. One of the ways to get better fuel efficiency is through the use of low rolling resistance (LRR) truck tires. However, nothing is without its tradeoffs, and low rolling resistance tires are no exception.

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Labour tension on US west coast stoked by ‘hand-over-fist profit-making’

The LoadStar

An incensed US trade union has responded to a Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) proposal, to extend the current contract by another year, with a long list of headlines reporting the massive profits being enjoyed by ocean carriers.

Waitrose expands warehouse with AR Racking

Logistics Business Magazine

The renowned supermarket chain brand Waitrose & Partners has increased its storage capacity with the extension of its facilities in Magna Park (Milton Keynes, UK) to consolidate its position as a leader in its sector in the British market.

3 Ways End-to-End Visibility Helps Minimize the Risks of Ocean Freight

Download this playbook to learn how end-to-end visibility helps to mitigate risk associated with the ocean freight market.

Battle is on for widebody freighter market, as the A350F looks to take on Boeing

The LoadStar

With the first orders for the A350F in, the race is on between Boeing and Airbus for the next generation of widebody freighters. Airbus, absent from the freighter world for some time, said the development of the new variant was a direct response to customer demand.

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Sub-continent shippers and forwarders switch to bulkers to stay profitable

The LoadStar

As container pricing and related supply chain challenges mount amid wild demand swings and capacity imbalances, Indian and Bangladeshi shippers and freight forwarders – in co-ordination with government logistics leaders – have begun switching to breakbulk and other unconventional modes.

TPN equips forklifts with rugged tablets

Logistics Business Magazine

Technology has always played a huge part in staying competitive in the logistics industry, with mobile solutions forming a critical piece across depots, on-site and for managing vehicles.

Against the odds: Of Ceva, taxes and death

The LoadStar

As the old saying goes, in life nothing is certain except death and taxes. Then enter Ceva Logistics. Serious business.

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New vision brand launched

Logistics Business Magazine

Industrial automation is based on detecting the presence, position or quality of an object in any part of the production or logistics process. The DATASENSING brand has been launched to innovate in this area and facilitate the transition to industry 4.0.

100 Pipeline Plays: The Modern Sales Playbook

For the first time, we’re sharing the winning plays that took us from scrappy startup to a publicly traded company. Use our proven data-driven plays to grow your pipeline and crush your revenue targets.

Shippers rage at bunker surcharge hikes – ‘our time will return’, they vow

The LoadStar

Following huge hikes in FAK rates over the past 18 months, as oil prices surge, shippers now face significant increases in bunker surcharges. The price of Rotterdam-sourced low-sulphur fuel oil (LSFO) jumped yesterday by $14.50

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Research: Customer relationships grow stronger despite challenges

Logistics Business Magazine

Most Board-level executives believe that customer relationships have grown stronger during the pandemic, despite significant supply chain disruption, according to research* conducted by management consultancy, Vendigital.

HR specialist Lynn Brown joins XPO Logistics UK and Ireland

The LoadStar

XPO Logistics has announced the appointment of Lynn Brown (above) as its new head of human resources for its UK and Ireland team. She will report to Valerie Chaut, head of HR across Europe, and Dan Myers, MD of XPO Logistics UK and Ireland.

Briggs enhances safety at Port of Liverpool

Logistics Business Magazine

As part of the ongoing partnership between Briggs Equipment and Peel Ports Group (PPG), a new JCB machine equipped with innovative safety technology and telemetry has recently been delivered to the Port of Liverpool.

4 Silver Linings of the Chaotic Ocean Freight Market

Speaker: Peter Tirschwell, Chris Stauber, Sarah Barnes Humphrey, and Audrey Ross

Join this webinar exploring the silver linings that have emerged from the chaotic ocean freight market. The discussion will highlight solutions that prioritize digitization and build a more efficient international supply chain. Jan 25 at 10am CT.

Alex Pepper joins UKMPG as senior policy lead, to focus on ESG

The LoadStar

UK Major Ports Group (UKMPG), the trade association for the UK’s largest port operators, has appointed Alex Pepper (above) to the new role of senior policy lead, focused on environment, social and governance matters.

Self-employed South Korean truckers begin three-day strike

The LoadStar

Twenty-three thousand unionised self-employed South Korean truck drivers began a three-day strike today to demand better working conditions.

Unplugging USWC gateways still tricky, thanks to ‘insatiable’ consumers

The LoadStar

As Americans enjoy their Thanksgiving holiday today, they must be wondering how smooth their shopping experience in the coming days is going to be. Over the past weeks there has been a rising chorus of warnings of likely stock outages as a result of supply chain disruptions.

Markets: Thanksgiving special – peer behind the curtains

The LoadStar

(This brand new “Markets” column covers capital markets, trying to flag and explain key events for equities, bonds, currencies and commodities. This dedicated section will show in red on Premium’s homepage when things go really awry; or in green, when we all ought to be cheerful.

The Smart Data Revolution: How AB InBev Drives Efficiency with Visibility Data

Speaker: AB InBev and FourKites

Register for our upcoming webinar to learn how leveraging the right data to make quick, well-informed decisions is the key to success in supply chain & logistics. Join FourKites and AB InBev to learn what’s possible with a data-driven supply chain strategy & real-time transportation visibility.