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Business needs furloughing flexibility now, to ease out of lockdown, says FTA

The Government’s commitment to increasing the flexibility of its furloughing scheme has been welcomed by the logistics industry, according to the FTA, the business group representing the sector. But, as David Wells, FTA’s CEO continues, to ensure the economy returns to normal trading as…

  • 3 days ago

Mind the gap (in your return to work strategy), says FTA

While the UK remains in lockdown to limit the spread of COVID-19, government ministers are preparing to issue their “back to work” plans to restart the economy. And according to FTA, the business group which represents the logistics industry, these plans will create both opportunity and…

  • 07/05/2020

Will COVID-19 catalyse the advent of a new global freight strategy by encouraging a shift in modes of transport and improving network efficiency?

By Matt East, Senior Advisor - Logistics and Infrastructure Policy for the UK, Europe & Middle East, GHD … COVID-19 has generated unprecedented disruption in the global logistics and freight industries, severely impacting operations and delivery activities. However, could these current…

  • 07/05/2020

Partition supplier Westgate launches practical social distancing solutions for warehouses

Partitioning solutions supplier Westgate has developed new solutions for warehouses in a bid to support them in getting back to work and help with government guidelines for social distancing. One of the Stafford based businesses popular products is Hoardfast®, a modular PVC partitioning…

  • 07/05/2020
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White paper reveals supply chains fit for a ‘new normal’ 

A new white paper from logistics and warehousing specialists, Bis Henderson Consulting, ‘Preparing supply chains for a new retail landscape post Coronavirus (COVID-19)’ , argues that many of the changes that we can expect to see in retail were already on their way before the current…

  • 05/05/2020

How to ensure your delivery fleet can keep up with demand during the COVID-19 outbreak

This article should only be used as a guide. Please refer to the latest information from the government and NHS for more information. Kelly Friel works for the tool and personal protective equipment supplier Zoro. Here, she shares her top tips that will help delivery fleets to keep up with the…

  • 23/04/2020

Industry backs Global Lifting Awareness Day, #GLAD2020

The Lifting Equipment Engineers Association (LEEA) is driving Global Lifting Awareness Day on 9 July 2020. LEEA members and the wider lifting community, from manufacturers to end users, have taken to social media to spread the word about raising standards throughout the industry and at the point of…

  • 17/04/2020

Jahama Group offers nationwide storage scheme for vehicles idled by COVID-19 pandemic

Jahama Group, the property arm of the GFG Alliance, today launches a nationwide scheme providing urgent, secure parking for fleet vehicles, plant and equipment idled by the COVID-19 crisis. The group is making a large part of its real estate portfolio, including land around Liberty Industries and…

  • 09/04/2020

FTA launches online operator licensing training to help industry through COVID-19

FTA, the only business group representing all of the logistics sector, has launched an online version of the Operator Licence Awareness Training Course (OLAT) to ensure operators can continue to receive vital compliance training under the government’s ‘social distancing’ rules.

  • 02/04/2020

Exporta launches new sustainable plastic pallet focussed website

Exporta, the UK’s Product Handling Experts have launched a new website called Plastic Pallet Experts aimed at supporting essential industries with sustainable plastic pallets, pallet boxes storage containers. Exporta have created and launched a new website and brand called Plastic Pallet…

  • 01/04/2020