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Industry confident over business climate

November 5, 2015 Mark Watson

Confidence levels remain strong in the logistics sector, with 73% of respondents to the recent UK Logistics Confidence Index survey suggesting the outlook for the sector would improve or stay the same and only a quarter suggesting conditions were more difficult now than six months ago.

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Can logistics sector deliver on Father Christmas’s promises?

November 4, 2015 Mark Watson

It’s official – Christmas can be a difficult time for the logistics sector. So tricky, in fact, that many logistics firms have been wondering since the summer whether they will be able to meet demand over the festive season this year, according to the latest UK Logistics Confidence Index prepared for Barclays and Moore Stephens.

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Birth of a logistics superpower…

April 30, 2015 Mark Watson

At a conference call with analysts the day after its acquisition of Norbert Dentressangle was announced, XPO Logistics chief executive officer Bradley Jacobs explained why the US firm wanted ND and what plans it has to develop it. Here with the highlights…

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Is it the weight? Or is it the technique?

April 10, 2015 Mark Watson

It’s not our business to go about imposing extra hassle and costs on truck operators, but The Hub is wondering whether all the fuss recently about the maximum weight of pallets in tail-lift deliveries is really warranted.

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An Easter treat from the gangmasters in Calais

April 1, 2015 Mark Watson

It’s enough to put you off all those Easter eggs…. according to a story on the BBC’s news website, a group of seven stowaways in Calais were recently instructed by their trafficker to hide themselves inside a tanker load of warm chocolate.