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Softbox launches ECO packaging solution for the pharma cold chain industry

Softbox, the global provider of temperature control packaging solutions for the pharmaceutical, life science and cold chain logistic industries, has launched Tempcell ECO, a new curbside-recyclable temperature control parcel shipper.

Freight association offers free bitesize training for youngsters

The British International Freight Association’s (BIFA) next event following the relaunch of its Young Forwarder Network (YFN) online will feature some free ‘bitesize’ training run by BIFA trainers, Graeme Wilkinson and Carl Hobbis.

Set to take place online on Wednesday July 8th, the training will be focused around Customs Procedures Codes and will be available exclusively to members of the YFN.

Risk management concerns increasing at ports

The deadly spread of COVID-19, and the economic and trade disruption the pandemic has caused, is prompting port managers to examine new ways to improve risk management and digital processes, according to the latest biennial global ports survey conducted by Remy InfoSource.

Logistics newcomer keeps ‘eyes on’ with labour-saving transport management system

Newly formed logistics operator Synergix has installed a Mandata TMS system to consolidate each of its key business functions and reports significant savings on personnel – before even the first load is shipped.

Gartner predicts container management growth – LogicMonitor comments

Gartner has predicted that worldwide container management revenue will grow strongly from a small base of $465.8 million in 2020, to reach $944 million in 2024.

Warehouse optimisation – A timely approach to automation

As consumer demands and expectations increase and supply chains become more complex, businesses are increasingly turning to automation in order to generate more efficiencies and value from their warehouses and processes.

New era Pall-Ex appoints UK Commercial Director

Pall-Ex has appointed a new UK Commercial Director to accelerate growth in its new era as a management and member-owned pallet network.

Bis Henderson Space secures COVID-19 relief storage deal for NEXT with Clipper Logistics

Warehouse space strategist, Bis Henderson Space, has successfully sourced significant garments-on-hangers (GoH) relief storage for high street fashion retail brand NEXT. The deal secures storage for up to 10,000 linear metres of rail at Clipper Logistics’ warehouse in Derbyshire.

Wincanton’s Group HSQ Director appointed to CILT UK board

Wincanton has announced that Group HSQ Director, Dean Clamp will join the board of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK (CILT UK) next month.