Improvement in Freight Rates, Transit Times, and Gate-Out Times in US Ports

Addressing the HGV Driver Shortage

A shortage of HGV drivers has been an issue for several years now. However, the shortage reached a critical point in the summer of 2021. Drivers and subcontractors are in higher demand than ever. Several different factors led to the current HGV driver shortage. An aging workforce, the recent COVID pandemic, and Brexit all impacted

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Port of Sunderland’s Cargo Levels Increase Dramatically

It’s the return of the commercial cargo trains! A multi-million-dollar expansion program and increased imports and exports have brought a bright future to the Port of Sunderland. Read on to learn more.   The Return of the Cargo Trains There’s been an absence of cargo trains at Port Sunderland for nearly two decades. That all

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Autonomous Trucks Are Coming. But Are Roadways Ready?

There’s no question about it– autonomous trucks are coming. There has been incredible progress as these incredible vehicles are developed further. And funding has been made available to pave the way for this new future of transport. But will roadways be ready? What needs to be done to improve the existing infrastructure? How do we

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How Climate Changes Are Impacting the Shipping Industry

Although there are frequent debates on the cause of climate change, there’s no doubt that the climate is indeed changing. Because of these changes, the shipping industry has been noticeably affected. Here’s how climate changes are impacting the industry.   Climate Change and Maritime Trade Routes While climate change affects everyone in some capacity, its

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How the Industry is Improving the Mental Health of Drivers

A recent survey revealed that nearly one-half of logistics companies worldwide have seen a rise in mental health issues since Brexit. This statistic is concerning, so industry leaders and mental health experts have provided tips for improving drivers’ mental health.   Work Stress The mental health charity known as “Mind” conducted research that showed that

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The History and Advancement of Containerization

The roots of containerization began in the ’50s and were spearheaded by the American entrepreneur Malcolm McLean. Malcolm was looking for ways to get cargo loaded onto vessels quickly and efficiently. No one knew that by 2022, container shipping would be responsible for 90% of non-bulk cargo!   35 Years of Supplying IT Solutions In

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What Will the Eco-Friendly Truck Parks of the Future Look Like

While considering that climate change is a potential looming threat, a leading European company focusing on truck drivers and fleet operators has unveiled a look at a possible truck park of the future.   An Eco-Friendly Vision The UK government’s 2040 ban on diesel-based truck production and the UN’s target to secure a global net-zero

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Research Shows Mobile Robot Market Continues To Grow

Exciting new research from the market intelligence firm Interact Analysis shows some surprising results regarding mobile robots. Robot revenues and shipments grew quite a bit compared to the previous year. This comes even with pandemic delays in commissioning and postponed projects. Let’s take a closer look at what this could mean for the logistics industry.

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Freight Association Seeks to Inspire the Next Generation

The freight trade association, representing the UK’s freight forwarding and logistics sector, is launching an inspiring campaign. The campaign’s purpose is to encourage members to coordinate with schools to promote logistics careers. Before its launch, there weren’t any specific efforts to encourage students to consider careers working in the forwarding and supply chain.   The

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