News | 2 hours ago | Logwin, a global leader in air and ocean freight and logistics services, is ready to adapt the existing EU airfreight security regulations scheduled to be fully implemented in Germany, on the 28th of April 2013. All airfreight shippers from Germany will need to be certified by the German Aviation Authorities (LBA) in order to be considered as a known consignor , otherwise their cargo will be designated unsecured cargo and subject to x-ray and/or sniffing inspections. As a result of the needed inspections, shippers and consignees have to be aware that they will face additional costs for the security checks, no matter if it is done single handedly or in exceptions by an external party at the airports.
We have notified all of our customers in Asia about the possible delays, as the significant increase of unsecured cargo might cause bottlenecks and backlogs at German airports at the beginning. To avoid delays for our customers we have further invested in own x-ray machines and manpower at the main German airports. said Lars-Erik Poths, Logwin Air + Ocean Product Manager Airfreight, Asia.
We will be conducting our own inspections and checking the documentation for all of our customers for shipments moving from Germany to avoid delays wherever possible, he added.
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Feature | 1 day ago | Retail logistics is constantly changing with the power to make or break a good business. East Yorkshire and the Humber IoD s latest Business Bites seminar will focus on the major innovations of recent years and the future developments business needs to harness. Retail Logistics The Last 50 Yards at Hull University Business School on April 29 at 5.30pm will focus on how business can employ innovation to improve their service and ultimately boost their profits.
Glyn Carter, Category Lead for Ambient Demand Planning at Morrisons, the Yorkshire supermarket giant, and Professor David Grant from the Logistics Institute, Hull University Business School and a member of the British Retail Consortium will share their insights into new developments and how business can harness them to boost bottom line. Shoppers want value, quality, convenience and service a key element of which is product availability. When a product is out of stock, customers will react in various ways, from simply buying an alternative, to leaving the retailer and never returning.
This event will help retailers understand where to start in terms of meeting customer needs, said Glyn Carter. Professor David Grant, Professor of Logistics and Associate Dean (Business Engagement), Hull University Business School, said: UK retail logistics is considered to lead the world, especially in the grocery sector. This excellence has however bred high expectations, and the UK customer is therefore one of the most demanding.
This seminar will reflect upon a decade s worth of research into logistics customer service and present a current appreciation of the strategic connections and disconnections particularly at the retail end of the supply chain. The seminar is the latest in the Business Bites series which brings together academic research and industry insight. The event will consider different ways of measuring and understanding customer availability, as well as providing observations about what retailers should do in future, versus what they are likely to do.
Other issues to be explored will include the retailer impact of reducing product ranges, charging the full cost of products and services and educating consumers regarding wastage incurred from over-consumption. Places are available to book now for the event which will be held at Hull University Business School on Monday 29 April from 5.30 to 7.00pm with refreshments and networking from 5pm. Spaces are free but should be booked in advance.
For more information about the Business Bites series and to book, please visit www.hull.ac.uk/hubs or contact Pat Coyle at Rollits on 01482 337318 or [email protected] .
The subsequent seminar in the Business Bites series is scheduled for 8 July at Hull University Business School focusing on Organisational storytelling talking the talk and walking the walk .
The Business Bites events are sponsored by Grant Thornton.
Infrastructure,News | 10 hours ago | Toll Global Forwarding will move to a brand new UK headquarters building at London Heathrow Airport in October. The new facility on a secure 2.65 acre compound on the North Feltham Trading Estate, close to Heathrow s cargo village will include 50,000 sq ft of warehousing featuring 8 truck docks, a cargo handling system, storage for 1200 pallets and a large, multi-zone chiller for perishables. The site will be accessed by a one-way traffic system.
The building will also house 20,000 sq ft of offices on three floors, featuring comfort cooling, solar shading and a two-storey-high reception area. Generous car parking for staff and visitors will include 15 spaces with electric charging points. The building will comply with BREEAM Very Good sustainability standards, and the site will be fully landscaped.
The new Toll base will replace its existing facilities at nearby River Gardens, Feltham, and at Skyport Drive in Harmondsworth, which it acquired with the purchase of WT Cargo in 2011. The facility is being developed by Airport Property Partnership (APP), a joint venture partnership between SEGRO (as asset manager) and Aviva Investors (as fund manager). Toll is already an APP customer at its current River Gardens location.
The new building s architect is Michael Sparks Associates, while the main contractor is Winvic. Work on the site commenced on April 8th, and a groundbreaking ceremony was held on April 9th, attended by senior executives and staff of Toll Global Forwarding, SEGRO and Aviva. Toll Global Forwarding s Regional MD (EMEA), Hakan Bicil, says: This new base at Heathrow will provide us with better access to the airport s cargo terminals, improve our operational efficiency and enhance our customer service levels.
It will also deliver a striking flagship headquarters for our fast-growing UK operations.
Adds Alan Holland, Director of APP and SEGRO s Business Unit Director for Greater London: We have worked very closely with Toll Global Forwarding on their requirements.
This new development will provide them with a secure, modern and efficient site from which they can expand their operations.