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AIR FREIGHT & AIRLINES AERODYNAMICS An introduction

AVIATION 2050 Air freight must be prioritised

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FORWARDER DIGEST Some snippets from the month, from the Editor

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INDUSTRY NEWS News and press releases from the world of freight

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FOCUS ROUNDUP Articles from the last 12 months relating to this month's focus

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FORWARDER FOCUS Introduction to aerodynamics | Autopilot: could it replace the pilot?

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ASK THE EXPERTS Aviation 2050: air must be prioritised | Decarbonising aviation

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REGIONAL FOCUS Export to Finland: issues & regulations

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FORWARD TECH The last minle: a road well travelled | The heart of a Li-ion

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ECO 2020 Flying without fuel...what’s the possibility?

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M&A FOCUS WiseTech Global acquires US-based Depot Systems RECRUITMENT FOCUS Jobs and candidates in the freight industry

MARKETING FOCUS Now hiring? Market your roles, market your company

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WELCOME TO FORWARDER... A WORD FROM

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e are back with our air freight and airlines issue

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– one of our most popular foci! This month, Logicom

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discuss with FORWARDER how you can safely

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and securely transport your ion lithium batteries, we take a delve

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into the big question: what are the reasons for all-electric aircrafts not yet emerging into the freight and commercial flight industry?

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FTA discover the latest on how aviation can be 'decarbonised', and

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we take a trip to Solent and Scandinavia for the regional focus. Air freight is one of the most popular (and fastest) forms of freight,

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FORWARDER DIGEST

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t is still unknown whether or not the government will

The U.S. trade war with China is building even more tension. The US

grant full permission to launch HS2 – a topic that has

have increased their tariffs for Chinese goods from 10% to 25%. This

appeared in news headlines regularly over the last few

increase is having detrimental effect on companies, which are doing

weeks. If you’re not familiar with the HS2, it it the

everything they can to maintain their profits. Wholesalers have

proposed new rail system that will give travellers faster

raised the price of luxury vinyl flooring by almost 25%, and exporter

journeys to and from London. The current cost of the

CFL Flooring has even set up facilities in Taiwan and Vietnam in order

HS2 is ~£56bn, but the most recent news suggests that

to shrink the exposure of China to customers. According to some

this number is likely to increase to ~£86bn. Yet, it has

sources, the new tariff increase could cost each U.S. household, on

just been revealed that it was already known that the HS2 will cost

average, an extra $770 a year.

more than initially agreed and estimated. According to BBC’s report, ‘[there] is evidence that both the public and Parliament were not given the full picture about the true cost.’

Should the HS2 be granted the go-ahead, it will be capable of

The stress for UK trade is equally high. Due to the potential negative

travelling at 250mph, saving passengers up to 50 minutes when

Brexit outcomes and the new prime minister Boris Johnson, plans

travelling from Leeds to London, and a full hour from Manchester.

to leave the EU come October 31st, whether there is a deal or

The high-speed rail line has been suggested to help balance the

not, this could form an even worse state for the UK’s pound value

economy, to create jobs and to offer taxpayers greater value.

and trade market. President Trump and Boris Johnson have been

However, the government’s HS2 Autumn review will reveal whether

discussing a trade deal between the US and the UK, and may even

or not the railway will receive the all clear.

agree on a free-trade pact. However, this is raising concerns about the agreement resulting in the undermining of the UK’s public

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health system, the NHS, as well as food standards and farmers’

Amazon wildfires, supporting and contributing to the damage that

incomes. The UK has been unable to form a beneficial deal with the

has occurred. It should be noted, however, that Brazil has actually

EU or other trading countries as of yet – although this agreement

refused aid from the G7, protesting that they are not a charity case.

could offer support for trade, will it benefit the UK in the right way? If you would like information on how you can help with the Amazon The British pound has fallen once more due to the recent news that

rainforest fires, visit wwf.org.uk

the government has asked for the Queen to suspend Parliament. The pound was slowly increasing, but fell when Theresa May announced her resignation. The pound then fell again when Boris Johnson was

Rachel Jefferies, Editor, FORWARDER magazine

announced as the next prime minister, and once more since the prorogation. The reason behind requesting to temporarily suspend parliament was, many say, to prevent opposing elements within the party from side-tracking his plans. In Cameroon, it has been reported that ninety people are missing after a ferry capsized. Around 200 people were on board on the Austrheim near the island of Bakassi on Sunday afternoon. Local reports on the matter have suggested that the ferry was overloaded and the weather was bad, perhaps two factoring reasons for the capsize. Although around 100 passengers have been saved, there are fears that there are still many of them still trapped in the wreck. However, this month’s digest is not all bad news. After the horrifying and upsetting fires in the Amazon rainforest, this wake-up call has had a catalytic affect on various sectors, including the supply chain. Although only a thin silver lining in a very murky cloud, retailers have been doing all they can to contribute to helping the environment, and it has been revealed that parent company of fashion retailer Vans, Timberland North Face, has stopped the use of Brazilian leather due to the current scenes in the Amazon. The US footwear and fashion garment company has said that they will stop the use of Brazilian materials until there is ‘confidence and assurance that the materials used in products do not contribute to environmental harm.’ Furthermore, luxury fashion retail LVHM (owner of Louis Vuitton) has announced plans to provide financial aid towards the FORWARDER magazine

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INDUSTRY NEWS Mr. Saponaro, why did you establish a network of Freight Forwarders called Africa Logistics Network. Isn’t it too limiting for its members and for its own growth?

How did you select the members of ALN? Has it been difficult to find members in every country of Africa? Yes, it was very difficult at the beginning. In the first year we

No, absolutely not, for two reasons. The first is the vision:

started with our long-time partners around the world and only a

five years ago my father Alessandro founded the network because

few of them in Africa. But soon the first requests to join ALN were

we truly believe Africa is the future of our job. The second is

coming in and then, year by year, we are more selective and we reject

because we had a very bad experience six years ago with a criminal

at least 50% of applications for membership because the country is

company claiming to be a freight forwarder. As a result, Logimar,

already fully covered or the request is coming from a company not

our company, lost 35,000 euros. Then we decided to found a

yet proven to be reliable and professional.

network focused on Africa and worked hard, selecting professional SMEs on the continent.

Could you tell us more about the advantages in joining ALN?

How often do you have an annual general meeting of ALN? We know the next one will be held in Istanbul; what about the 2020 AGM? We have one meeting every year. Last year it took place in Dakar;

To be able to handle any kind of shipment, from LCL to

in 2019 the meeting is in ISTANBUL, as we are organising annual

project cargo, to any place in Africa and back. Also being part of a

alternate conferences: once in Africa and once outside the ‘Dark

worldwide network.

Continent. In 2020 the annual meeting will be back in Africa. The specific country and the location will be announced in Istanbul.

You said ALN is a worldwide network; does that mean it includes any freight forwarder with an interest in Africa? Yes, sure! ALN is a global network currently with 240 worldwide

As you know, there are a lot of networks – probably some hundreds. How do you make sure you stand out in the market?

members, 80 of them in Africa. We are now focusing on Central

Well, we are the only network that covers 98% of Africa. This should

Asia and South America’s west coast, because it is not yet well

be enough incentive if you are interested in working there. Till a few

enough known that our network covers five continents, rather

years ago the networks were competing to grow just in three – maybe

than only one.

four – continents. Now Africa is considered, like other continents – probably more so – to be expanding all networks. And probably some credit is due to ALN, who were the first ones to believe in it.

Are you concerned about this competition? No, because we are proud of it and because we claim to be also a quality ‘badge’ for freight forwarders working in Africa. But mainly because our strength comes from being a large ‘family’, with true friends working together not only for business.

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...CHAIRMAN OF AFRICA LOGISTICS NETWORK

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Marcello Saponaro, Chairman

Andra Birhala, BD & Marketing Manager; Silvana Aiolfi, Digital Manager;

From Left to Right: Alessandro Saponaro, Founder & Honorary President;

AN INTERVIEW WITH MARCELLO SAPONARO

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INDUSTRY NEWS

TACKLING BREXIT ...WHATEVER THE OUTCOME

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ased in the heart of West Yorkshire, Geoff Ricketts Freight

The clock is ticking as we near the Brexit deadline, and it seems

has been operational since 1995. As a privately owned

every day brings a new, flip-flopping perspective in both the trade

independent company, our mission is to ensure that each

and national media. Geoff Ricketts, Director of Ricketts Freight, has

customer receives the best quality service at the right price. In a

weighed in with the knowledge and insight himself and the team have

marketplace that is so volatile, the majority of our customers have

gained from their years of experience in the trade.

been long standing. Offering a personal touch, the 3 directors have a unique blending of talents and between them offer their clientele over 100 years of experience in the correct handling and movement of freight. Ultimately, there is a way and we will find it.

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Whilst we are all unaware of the outcome of Brexit, I must be

It is my opinion that with competition in transport being so

one of a number of people who remain confident that the freight

great across Europe, hauliers will still want to bring the goods

industry can cope with whatever outcome arises.

into the UK and will accept a customs-cleared rate from A to B to maintain their business. Alternatively, importers will

With some of us remembering a time when we manually typed T

have to pay for their own customs clearance. The biggest

forms, C273’s and C11Ds, anything that is decided will be a breeze

problem I can foresee with this, is that multi-consignment

compared with the arduous task of the dreaded TIR carnet without

groupages arriving into the UK will have to all be diligently

a single mistake – seven pages, all identical: no backspace then.

accounted for by HMRC, with taxes and VAT to be paid at the point of entry. As a result, hauliers could then face

Internet and email are commonplace, and I am positive that HMRC

delays upon arrival into the UK through just one importer.

will ensure everything is digitalised, meaning as long as the necessary

To combat this potential for upset, HMRC must implement

certificates and procedures are in place there will be a smooth

a grace period whereby importers have a small window to

transition. Even with a no deal scenario, I am sure that the Framing

declare such goods and pay duties where applicable.

Manufacturer in Spain who sells to the UK at the moment will still be able to sell his goods to the UK. All that I can see that will happen,

We at Geoff Ricketts Freight are working to be able to assist

is that there will be a charge implemented for the additional red

our customers in any way, whatever the final outcome of the

tape through the HMRC online system. Companies who import will

Brexit negotiations. It is a very difficult situation because nobody

be responsible for duty and VAT on arrival just like in the good old

knows exactly what the outcome will be. No deal, and we could

days, and a deferment account will be set up so that balances can

all be faced with lengthy delays as HMRC are unable to cope

be paid at source.

with the sudden influx of red tape. Or, we could all just carry on regardless – who knows? Whatever the outcome, Ricketts Freight are ready, willing and able to tackle the future. Geoff Ricketts, Director, Ricketts Freight

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DIGITALIZATION OF THE AIRFREIGHT MARKET 19 AUGUST 2019

NEXXIOT BECOMES PARTNER OF UNILODE

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he leading enabler of the digitized supply chain, Nexxiot, is

BenoĂŽt Dumont, CEO of Unilode Aviation Solutions, also welcomes

now an official partner of Unilode Aviation Solutions. The

the cooperation:

aim of this cooperation is to implement a globally unique

and have high standards for the companies we cooperate with.

project: the entire fleet of Unilode loading devices is to be digitized

After a long review, it turned out that Nexxiot is currently the

within the next 18 months. All ULDs (Unit Load Device) of the

only supplier worldwide with whom we can implement this kind of

fleet will be equipped with Bluetooth sensors. The data will then

project in such a short time. That's why we've brought Nexxiot on

be processed, analyzed and made available by Nexxiot for Unilode.

board as a strategic partner and benefit from the company's vast

This enables, for the first time anywhere in the world, continuous,

expertise in the digitization of large fleets.

We are very diligent in selecting our partners

automated tracking of ULDs both on the ground and in the air. Both companies now signed a contract to further strengthen their

The first joint trials between the two companies have been running

existing cooperation.

since September 2018. By the beginning of 2021, all 125,000 ULDs supported by Unilode will be fitted with a digital twin. Currently,

The strategic partnership with Unilode is an important step for

around 10,000 ULDs are already equipped with the corresponding

us in scaling our business model. For the first time, we are now

Bluetooth technology and can be activated digitally by Nexxiot.

developing solutions to digitize the air freight market and make

For the first time, Nexxiot is now working independently of its

the handling of ULDs transparent worldwide. We achieve this by

own sensors and will thus integrate external data on its platform.

combining freight and movement data. Our extensive experience in the rail segment has helped us to master the problems in the air freight industry. Helmut Kaspers, CEO, Nexxiot

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WANT TO KNOW MORE? Further information can be found at nexxiot.com

ABOUT NEXXIOT Nexxiot AG, headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, is a pioneer and industry leader in the development and delivery of digital supply chain management solutions. It is a spin-off of ETH Zurich, one of the world's leading technical universities. Founded in 2015, the company can rely on more than ten years of research in the areas of complex systems, big data algorithms and ultra-low power embedded technology. Three successful investment rounds enable the company to pursue ambitious global expansion plans. In addition to its headquarter in Switzerland, the company has offices in Differentiation of the Unilode business model

Germany and the USA.

In addition, Nexxiot has developed and currently maintains a neutral user interface for Unilode where customers can view the data of their ULDs and use various services such as ULD location, temperature-, shock-, light- and humidity measurement as well as inflight tracking. Based on the new partnership, the company will be

ABOUT UNILODE

able to offer spot leasing for load carriers in the future. Pooling of

Unilode Aviation Solutions owns and manages the world’s

ULDs will also be simplified.

largest outsourced fleet of approximately 125,000 unit load devices (ULDs), for use in the aviation industry, and owns

Working with Nexxiot gives us a new perspective on our global

the largest global network for the maintenance and repair of

fleet. We want to pass on the transparency we have gained by offering

ULDs and galley carts. Unilode focuses on the outsourced

new services that are fully tailored to the needs of our customers.

management and associated services for aviation containers,

BenoĂŽt Dumont, CEO, Unilode Aviation Solutions

pallets and inflight food service equipment, and serves over 90 airlines through a network of more than 480 airports, 18

As we work with the technologically most advanced solutions,

regional offices and 50 certified repair stations, supported

we enable our customers to differentiate their existing business

by more than 650 colleagues.

models. We accompany and advise them right from the start. From

For more information visit www.unilode.com

idea development and implementation to monetization and beyond, we support our customers as a strategically independent partner, explains Helmut Kaspers.

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WANT TO KNOW MORE? Further information can be found at aircharterservice.com

CHARTER FLIGHT IS NO SIMULATION 19 AUGUST 2019

...AIR CHARTER SERVICE KEEPS IT REAL

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ir Charter Service’s Florida office recently chartered a Boeing B747 to fly a 35 tonne flight simulator, which proved to be an exceptionally tight fit, from Texas to Japan.

Speaking on the charter Richard Thompson, President of ACS Americas, said... A large defence contractor contacted us earlier this year to transport a high value specialist flight simulator to Japan, in order to train the military on how to fly their recently delivered aircraft. It was a tricky load as the dimensions left no room for error in fitting into the Boeing B747 – there was a mere two centimetres to spare. The flight, including a fuel stop in Alaska, took a total of almost 16 hours and required meticulous planning for loading and offloading. The delivery date shifted drastically from September to June, so we had to work fast when we finally got the go-ahead. Fortunately, we had put in the work beforehand so we were ready to go.

ABOUT AIR CHARTER SERVICE Air Charter Service is a global aircraft charter broker with

The simulator was delivered to Japan safely and on schedule. Over

25 worldwide offices, spanning all six major continents and

the last 12 months we have chartered B747s and AN-124s to fly four

we offer private jet, commercial airliner and cargo aircraft

different types of flight simulators, both military and commercial, all

charters, as well as onboard courier solutions. We arrange

over the world.

more than 16,000 contracts annually with revenue of close to 700 million dollars. We were formed in 1990 by Chairman Chris Leach and CEO Justin Bowman in the basement of a house, and we now employ more than 500 staff worldwide.

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he international parcels expert ParcelHero says

If you are sending a present to France, for example, you will have

everyone with EU-based family and friends should

to clearly state that the item you are sending is an unsolicited gift

mail Christmas presents well before the end of

and has a value of less than €45, which is France’s gift threshold limit.

October to avoid potential no-deal taxes and paperwork

Otherwise the receiver will have to pay French VAT at 20%. On top of this there will also be tariffs on all applicable goods. The rules

You might still be topping up your tan, but the international

vary between gifts and general shipments but will certainly apply if

parcel comparison site ParcelHero recommends sending

the item is worth over €150, in the case of France.

Christmas gifts to the European Union (EU) now. This will avoid the potential expense and bureaucracy of shipping gifts

For example, let's say you were feeling generous and sent your niece

after a no-deal Brexit.

in France a €200 tee shirt for Christmas - and apparently designer tee shirts can cost a lot more than that! There would be €40 VAT

Boris Johnson’s government is sending the firm message

to pay. And don't forget Customs will include the cost of mailing and

that it is determined to leave the EU on October 31st. If we do

any insurance to that final VAT bill as well. Plus, if the full EU tariff

quit the EU without any kind of deal, that would likely mean

were applicable, that would be 12% on tee shirts entering the EU,

we will be sending packages to the EU under World Trade

which would add a further €24 to the final reckoning.

Organisation (WTO) rules. That means everyone sending a parcel to the EU must complete a Customs Invoice providing

Remember it's your niece, in our example, that must stump up the

Proof of Origin, including a description of all the items being

extra €64-plus in Customs fees; unless you also pay for Customs

sent and their value. It also means that the receiver may well

clearance in advance: and there is an extra fee to pay on this service.’

have to pay VAT and potentially import duties in order to receive the items if they are valued at over the gift threshold

I don’t want to be the Grinch that ruins Christmas. If we do end up

limit for the country; and that in turn means they will read

leaving the EU without any kind of agreement it will not be the end

the item’s description, spoiling the surprise. Given the option

of the world, and our site will take you carefully through the steps

of receiving presents a few months early or possibly having

and any potential extra costs involved. We’ll also be giving lots of

to pay VAT and tariffs on their own gifts, we think most EU

advice and tips nearer the date, as the final shape of any Brexit deal

residents would rather receive their parcels now!

becomes clear. But to avoid the worst potential consequences, you

David Jinks MILT,

may well want to be even swifter than Rudolf with your Christmas

Head of Consumer Research, ParcelHero

parcels, and send them well before the October deadline, to ensure there are no extra costs and red tape to negotiate.

David says sending your gift after October could cost the lucky, or rather not-so-lucky, recipient a fortune...

For more details of the potential costs and challenges facing the UK post a no-deal Brexit see ParcelHero’s report: Revealed – the True Cost of Brexit: https://www.parcelhero.com/blog/news-updates/ revealed-the-true-cost-of-brexit

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BOXING SMART 5 AUGUST 2019

TO SLASH CARRIAGE COSTS

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eceiving over-sized boxes often distresses consumers and

Historically, carriage charges for domestic deliveries were based on

at the same time shippers could be paying excessive charges

a parcel charge with maximum weight and dimensions per parcel, so

to ship fresh air. So why are shippers still doing it?

there was no incentive to use a smaller box as fresh air moved for free. However, that is changing. Shippers may not have noticed, but

Anyone who shops regularly online will be familiar with receiving a

shipping fresh air is beginning to cost a lot of money.

box that is several times larger than the item it contains, with voidfill taking up the excess space. It’s distressing.

More recently, many of the larger carriers and couriers have moved to a dual system whereby carriage is charged at a rate based on

Surveys show that, for half of consumers, excessive packaging is

actual weight or ‘volumetric’ or ‘dimensional’ weight, whichever is

one of the most annoying things about online shopping. Research

the greater. Mail services have been doing this for some time, and it

conducted by a leading delivery management company in March this

is standard for airfreight, as one might expect, but it is now rapidly

year found that 75% of respondents said they wanted e-retailers to

becoming the norm for road carriage as well.

minimise parcel packaging waste and use environmentally friendly materials for packaging their online purchases.

But what is this apparent oxymoron ‘volumetric weight’? Essentially it consists of calculating the volume of the package (length x height

And there are important reasons why online businesses should

x weight) and applying a factor representing an entirely notional

listen to these concerns. Many shoppers receiving non-eco-friendly

density. This factor can vary among different carriers and also across

packaging choose to leave a bad review or tell friends, with some

different services.

15% deciding not to purchase from the company again. This can make a lot of difference. To take an example, a carton of Until fairly recently shippers have managed to avoid the financial

40 x 40 x 25 cm containing something lightweight, say clothing,

consequences of shipping air. In fact, there was little incentive

might have a ‘true’ weight of less than a kilogram. But carriage will

for them to minimise the volume of packages. Which is strange,

be charged at the ‘volumetric’ weight, which using such a factor

as unnecessarily large packages contribute directly to pollution,

mentioned above, could well come out to as much as 8 kg. That

congestion and carriers’ costs. Obviously, the larger the box the

makes a significant difference to the carriage charge!

fewer can fit into a roll cage, or directly into a truck. So carriers have to use more trucks, larger trucks, or both.

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ABOUT NEOPOST SHIPPING Neopost Shipping helps logistics doers and logistics users to better manage, fulfill & track their orders, shipments and assets and deliver the best delivery experience to their customers.

So why do so many companies continue to ship large amounts of

Businesses can now be a lot cleverer about the way they package

empty space? Well here is the usual excuse: many firms will say

and ship online orders.

they have neither the time nor the labour to ‘hand build’ boxes and cartons – they have to use a limited range of preforms in standard

An advanced packaging solution that cuts-out wasted space

sizes, and the ‘best’ size might have run out at the packing station.

can bring significant savings in carriage costs, as well as carbon emissions, and will help build customer perception of the brand

However, packaging technology has advanced significantly in the

as an environmentally considerate business – encouraging positive

last few years and now an intelligent system has been developed

reviews and repeat orders.

that can rapidly tailor-make cartons to the exact size, automatically,

Jo Bradley, Business Development Manager

as required. Neopost Shipping’s CVP-500 automated packaging

for Automated Packing Solutions, Neopost Shipping

solution constructs a box sized specifically for each single or multiitem consignment – no oversizing, nor redundant void-fill material hour with a single operator, consistently bettering the productivity

ABOUT THE CVP-500

of conventional packing stations.

The CVP-500 Automated Packaging Solution is an in-line

needed. It can do this with a throughput of up to 400 boxes per

autopacker. Made by Neopost this fit-to-size packaging automation will size, construct, tape, weigh and label each custom order, creating the perfect package and eliminating the need for void fill materials. Companies worldwide benefit from a seamless packing process saving labour costs while reducing box volume and corrugate consumption.

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WANT TO KNOW MORE? Further information can be found at info@aerotuf.com

AEROTUF TO SUPPLY SONOCO WITH PEGASUS 22 AUGUST 2019

TEMP-CONTROLLED CONTAINERS

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onoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco, announced the

ship globally across the Americas, EMEIA and Asia-Pacific regions.

creation of the Pegasus ULD® line of passive temperature-

Additionally, Sonoco’s 300+ global locations allow the ThermoSafe

controlled unit load devices that will be manufactured and

division to quickly and efficiently expand the depot network for

supplied by AEROTUF.

leasing Pegasus ULD® units across the globe. Christopher Day, Director of Marketing, Innovation & Business

The Pegasus ULD, integrating AEROTUF’s patented AeroTHERM

Development, Sonoco ThermoSafe

composite material technology, will be the first passive bulk temperaturecontrolled container for pharmaceutical use that is an approved unit load

We’re proud to announce this major milestone and long-term

device. With increasing demands for life science and healthcare companies

partnership with Sonoco ThermoSafe. Both Sonoco ThermoSafe

to ship in larger quantities, the Pegasus ULD was specifically designed to

and AEROTUF are well known for innovating, we’re pleased to

fulfill a gap in the market for passive bulk packaging solutions. AEROTUF’s

help Sonoco ThermoSafe create yet another industry first with this

patented materials will deliver a lighter solution that is substantially more

passive temperature controlled ULD solution. We look forward to

damage-resistant than traditional metal containers.

delivering exceptional performance and value to Sonoco ThermoSafe partners and supply chain.

The first Pegasus ULD model, to be launched in the upcoming

Adam Barrington-Spencer, VP Sales & Marketing, AEROTUF

months, will be the lighter AKP size, which fits a full US pallet and shares the same footprint of the AKE size without the imbalanced

This partnership with Sonoco underlines our commitment to

overhang section which accounts for over 80% of transit damage in

making ULDs that do more than deliver just baggage and cargo.

AKE/RKN containers.

With our patented materials and expertise we continue to innovate the ULD, delivering more versatile, and damage resistant solutions

We are delighted to partner with AEROTUF to create the best-

across the industry, and this new partnership will see us further

in-class Pegasus ULD® line of passive temperature control ULD

expand the AeroTHERM range in 2020, helping to protect more

containers. The rugged, lightweight composite design of this unit load

temperature sensitive shipments.

device enables the pharmaceutical supply chain to cost-effectively

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INDUSTRY NEWS AUGUST 2019

JCB TELETRUKS CONTRIBUTE TO

LOW-CARBON POWER GENERATION T wo JCB Teletruk 35D 4x4 telescopic industrial forklifts are

will be received, cut, formed into structures and delivered to various

providing an essential material handling solution at the UK’s

areas of the site over the 10-year project. Further duties include the

largest infrastructure project. Operated by Bylor, a joint

handling of timber, concrete blocks and site waste using an array of

venture between French construction company Bouygues Travaux

attachments including forks, buckets and a sweeper.

Publics and the UK construction giant Laing O’Rourke, the machines

are part of a massive 2,000-strong fleet of equipment working on

Bylor’s general plant manager John McCoppin said:

I have used

the Hinkley Point C construction project in Somerset.

JCB Teletruks for over ten years – on projects in Asia and now here – and they are a fantastic piece of kit. They have always performed

Hinkley Point C (HPC) is the first new nuclear power station to be

well, have superb power to weight ratio and the forwards reach

built in the UK for more than 20 years. When the first reactor is

is an added advantage over traditional counterbalance forklifts.

commissioned in 2025, the £19.6bn facility will provide secure, lowcarbon electricity for 6m homes. As part of a drive towards cleaner

The Teletruks were supplied by local dealer Holt JCB, as part of

energy, the electricity generated by HPC’s two nuclear reactors

a growing fleet of JCB equipment that is working on the contract.

will offset almost 600m tonnes of carbon emissions, during its

This includes a 457 wheeled loader for batching plant work, a 1CX-

60-year lifespan.

T tracked compact backhoe loader for confined access, two 714 articulated dump trucks to haul spoil and a number of swivel-tip

Bylor’s civil engineering contract calls for the construction of up

JCB site dumpers.

to 60 major structures on the 40ha site. The project will require a diverse range of machines, including 50 tower cranes and 20 giant

Bylor is also operating six JCB Loadall 540-140 telescopic handlers

crawler cranes. This includes one of the world’s largest cranes, a

at HPC with a further three on order. The telehandlers are used to

Sarens SGC-250, capable of lifting up to 5,000 tonnes.

load specially designed trailers, that carry materials and equipment around the site for the construction teams. The Loadalls then drive

While the JCB Teletruks boast a fraction of that lift capacity, they

to the drop-off location, before safely unloading the trailers and

are equally vital to the everyday running of the project. The forklifts

placing the materials.

are used within the reinforcing steel preparation and fabrication section of the project, where more than 230,000 tonnes of rebar

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Our telehandlers do a lot more travel than on a conventional housebuilding site. I’ve had JCB machines for more than 25 years now, on sites around the world. The JCB telehandler is the market leader, it’s the most reliable and the easiest to maintain. All of the JCB equipment is supplied by Holt JCB which also provides service backup, though Bylor has workshops and a team of engineers on site. Indeed, McCoppin is hoping to send some of the engineers to Holt JCB for specific JCB training. We procure, maintain and supply the plant to the project. We try to keep ownership of the Loadalls and Teletruks to one operator and I am confident that, with the way we maintain things and the reliability of JCB, these machines will see out this site and then possibly go on to the next one too. One of the reasons for that confidence in JCB equipment, is the standard fitment of the company’s LiveLink telematics system, that provides the plant team with live operational data and tracking from each of the machines. It has been such a success on the Hinkley Point site that Bylor is also considering expanding its use to non-JCB equipment. With JCB LiveLink we can track each machine and see how it is being used. There are lots of really good things on LiveLink and now we can put the system on other machinery that we have too. We have 200 mobile access platforms here and we are looking at putting LiveLink on those as well. Bylor has been active on the Hinkley Point C project since 2016 and with the first unit due for commissioning in 2025, there is still plenty of work to complete. JCB machinery plays an important role in the development of the UK’s power generation infrastructure, on small job sites in every town and on the biggest projects in the country. FORWARDER magazine

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INDUSTRY NEWS

WFS INVESTS AGAIN IN COPENHAGEN 25 JULY 2019

TO FUTURE-PROOF ITS GROWING AIR CARGO HANDLING BUSINESS

W

orldwide Flight Services (WFS) is future-proofing its

Copenhagen is an important and growing airport for us. This

cargo handling operations at Copenhagen Airport

expansion of our capacity gives us the opportunity to achieve a

with the lease of a further facility to support the

more optimal flow of cargo through our operation to benefit our

growing volumes of its airline and freight forwarding customers.

customers, and will provide the potential for future growth as our existing customers increase their volumes or new airlines commence

On 1 September, the world’s largest air cargo handler, will commence

services. Making this investment is a strategic step which secures

operations in an additional 4,700 sqm freight centre at the airport,

our long-term ability to meet all of the needs of our customers.

increasing its total footprint in Copenhagen to more than 13,900

Marc Claesen, Senior Vice President, Northern Europe, WFS

sqm. Located next to WFS’ existing premises, it will increase WFS’ capacity to provide the highest levels of safety, security and service for its some 70 customers, including 23 airlines with online flights to the Danish capital. This latest development is part of an ongoing investment programme by WFS in Copenhagen, where it will also open a new pharma facility for sensitive, temperature-controlled shipments in the coming weeks. Providing specialist, compliant handling for customers’ pharma cargoes has been one of WFS’ biggest growth areas in Denmark.

ABOUT WFS

Founded in 1971 and headquartered in Paris, WFS (www. wfs.aero) is the world’s largest air cargo handler and one

The additional building incorporates six ramps and cargo doors, two

of the leading providers of ground handling and technical

cool rooms as well as dedicated rooms for AVi and RRY storage, and

services with annual revenues of over EUR1.2 billion. Its

benefits from direct airside access.

26,400 employees serve more than 270 airlines at 198 major airports in 22 countries on five continents.

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F

rom 1 August 2019, GAC Sweden takes over the ship

Björn Fischer, Managing Director of SwedAgency AB, says GAC’s

agency activities of SwedAgency AB throughout the

global network makes it extremely well placed to serve shipping in

country, in a move that will boost its operational

Stockholm and beyond.

presence in and around the capital Stockholm and extend its reach to Oxelösund.

When considering what SwedAgency’s next step should be to continue to grow and best serve our customers, merging our

The transfer of operations sees SwedAgency’s experienced

business with GAC was a natural choice,

he adds.

agency specialists join GAC’s team to ensure a seamless transition with no disruption of service to local clients. Johan Ehn, GAC Sweden’s Managing Director, welcomes the SwedAgency team:

Together, we look forward

to expanding our services in Sweden, especially in the Stockholm/Mälardalen region. As specialists in the provision of ship agency and husbandry support at all the country’s ports, we’re committed to continuing delivering exceptional levels of service and local knowledge that our clients can rely on.

GAC SWEDEN STRENGTHENS NATIONAL COVERAGE 1 AUGUST 2019

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THE IMRF AW ARDS SHORTLIST IS 2019 ANNOUNCED T 1 AUGUST 2019

he judges for the International Maritime Rescue Federation

Outstanding Team Contribution

Awards 2019 have announced their shortlist, following

to Maritime SAR Operations

careful consideration of the range of extremely compelling

Marine Rescue Port Macquarie in Australia and Coastguard

entries from around the world. Designed to honour the outstanding

New Zealand.

commitment of dedicated Search & Rescue (SAR) professionals and volunteers everywhere, the Awards also aim to raise awareness of

The team from Marine Rescue Port Macquarie successfully conducted

search and rescue techniques, technologies and equipment that can

a multi-agency rescue when a 10m motor cruiser hit rocks at speed,

improve SAR capability for the future.

resulting in severe injuries to all three passengers.

The finalists in the four Award categories are as follows:

Coastguard New Zealand successfully managed a large, complex multi-agency search and rescue operation to save a man, woman and

Outstanding Individual Contribution to Maritime SAR

a child thrown into freezing water when their small boat flipped over.

Operations Daisy Gallardo, President of Cuerpo de Voluntarios de los Botes

Innovation and Technology

Salvavidas de Puerto Montt, Chile and Captain HUANG Zhibin

in the Field of Maritime SAR

from Donghai No.2 Flying Service of East Sea Rescue Bureau, Fujian

The finalists are a floating rescue stretcher, designed to safely carry

Province, China.

an immobilised patient over rocks and through surf (designed by a team at the South African National Sea Rescue Institute) and the

Mrs Gallardo leads a volunteer SAR organisation, which she joined

work on using drones and other remotely controlled assets to

at 16, rising to become the first woman to be elected as president

improve future search and rescue operations (led by Phillip Hanson,

of any SAR organisation in Chile in 2016.

from the UK's Maritime Coastguard Agency).

Captain HUANG led a complex helicopter rescue in a super

The Vladimir Maksimov Award

typhoon, involving a cargo ship with nine crew stranded onboard.

for Lifetime Achievement in the Maritime SAR Sector Arthur Allen of the US Coast Guard and Clay Evans of the Canadian Coast Guard. Both men have each contributed more than 30 years of service in their respective organisations and have been responsible for saving countless lives.

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In addition, for the first time, the IMRF will be announcing a Women in SAR Award. The Award is part of the IMRF's wider #WomenInSAR initiative in support of the IMO's Empowering Women in Maritime campaign. The Award will recognise someone who is an inspirational role model for others. The two shortlisted finalists for this inaugural Award are: Captain SONG Yin of the Donghai No.1 Rescue Flying Service in China and Isobel Tugwell, a crew member at the RNLI Shoreham Lifeboat

The judges of the IMRF Awards 2019 are: Michael Vlasto

Station in the UK.

(Former IMRF Chair and Chair of the Awards Judging Panel); Pat Quealey (immediate past CEO, Royal Canadian Marine

Captain SONG joined the Rescue Flying Service after graduating

Search & Rescue); Nigel Clifford (General Manager Safety and

from Shanghai Maritime University in 2008 and has gained extensive

Response, Maritime New Zealand); Jared Blows (Maritime

flying and technical experience to become one of China's first female

Rescue Coordination Centre Chief, MRCC Cape Town, South

search and rescue helicopter captains. Isobel joined the Shoreham

Africa); Stein Solberg (formerly of JRCC Stavanger, Norway).

lifeboat crew at 17 and has been taking a full part in SAR operations ever since – even while she was studying for her A levels.

The IMRF is grateful for the kind support of its sponsors.

I am very pleased to announce this exceptional shortlist for the

Inmarsat, the global satellite owner and operator providing

IMRF Awards 2019 and for the very first time – the finalists for the

mobile and fixed communications services to the maritime

Women in SAR Award. The calibre of all the nominations continues

industry, is sponsoring the Vladimir Maksimov Lifetime

to inspire and amaze the judges. All around the world there are

Achievement Award and the Women In SAR Award.

breath-taking search and rescue operations being conducted in

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harrowing conditions with SAR professionals using their skill and expertise to save lives in remarkable circumstances. Here are just

CM Hammar, whose vision is to substantially reduce loss of

some of those people, selected today as our finalists.

life at sea by creating better solutions for safety at sea, is

Theresa Crossley, CEO, IMRF

sponsoring the Team Award. www.cmhammar.com

The IMRF will also be inviting the public to vote for their preferred winner – the one that they think stands out above all others - for

Pole Star, which has been proudly serving the maritime

the IMRF's People's Choice Award. More details on how to vote for

sector by increasing safety and security at sea for 20

this Award will be released shortly, so watch this space!

years, is sponsoring the Innovation and Technology Award. www.polestarglobal.com

The winners of all the Awards will be announced at a presentation ceremony on 10 September, onboard HQS Wellington, during

Navigate PR is sponsoring The People's Choice Award

London International Shipping Week. The Awards will be presented

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INDUSTRY NEWS

WANT TO KNOW MORE? Further information can be found at iagcargo.com

IAG CARGO 2 AUGUST 2019

2019 Q2 FINANCIAL RESULTS

I

AG Cargo has today announced its Q2 2019 results, reporting

Industry data continues to show a year on year decline in the global

revenues of â‚Ź281m over the period from April 1 to June 30,

airfreight market. IATA forecasts remaining depressed with indicators

2019, a decrease of 3.2 per cent on 2018 at constant exchange.

including the Global Purchasing Manager Index show a month-bymonth contraction in new export orders. As our business is linked

Sold tonnes were down 1.1 per cent, whilst yield for the quarter was

to global trade, our reported revenue reflects the difficult market

down 2.9 per cent at constant exchange. CTK volumes were also

conditions. Whilst our influence on short term market performance

down 0.4 per cent and capacity grew by 2.6 per cent.

remains limited, our focus on implementing long term transformation for our business and leading the industry in investment and digital innovation remains unchanged. In June, we announced the latest

ABOUT IAG

development in our APIs, giving customers the ability to seamlessly

IAG Cargo is the single business created following the merger

add our network to their own booking systems. Our API development

of British Airways World Cargo and Iberia Cargo in April

has also enabled us to integrate with e-booking platforms from major

2011. Following the integration of additional airlines into the

distribution partners. The development of IAGCargo.com now forms

business, including Aer Lingus and Vueling, IAG Cargo now

a core pillar of our customer offering, with improvements being

covers a global network of over 350 destinations.

deployed bi-monthly, greatly enhancing our customer experience. We are now taking 28% of our total global bookings online saving

In 2018 IAG Cargo had a commercial revenue of â‚Ź1,173 million.

customers significant time in the booking process. As we continue to

It has a combined workforce of more than 2,470 people.

innovate in our operations, we have been working alongside the 2018 Hangar 51 finalist Emu Analytics on real-time telematics analysis and

Its parent company, International Airlines Group, is one of

data to track and improve our airside performance, allowing us to

the world's largest airline groups with 588 aircraft. It is the

make data-driven operational decisions which are helping to improve

third largest group in Europe and the sixth largest in the

our efficiency and performance. Applications for the fourth Hangar 51

world, based on revenue.

global innovation programme opened in June, and we look forward to seeing the latest innovations in technology and logistics in the Cargo

For further information on IAG Cargo, please visit the IAG

category to find solutions for the air cargo environment. Going into

Cargo YouTube channel:

the second half of 2019, we remain focused on investing in the future

youtube.com/user/IAGCargo or visit iagcargo.com

of our business to enhance how we deliver for our customers. Lynne Embleton, CEO, IAG Cargo

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WCA IS DEDICATED TO PROVIDING

T

he United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) has confirmed the appointment of Nicola Ridges-Jones, Managing Director of MS Holdings (South) Ltd, as the

association’s new Chair. Nicola succeeds Stobart Aviation’s Graeme

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Undy, who had served in the role since 2016. Nicola said:

These are very exciting times and I’m delighted to

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be taking on responsibility for leading UKWA. I look forward to taking the association forward and keeping my finger on the pulse in this fast-changing sector. There’s a great deal to do as the industry continues to change at a rapid rate. Logistics and warehousing represent the new face of retail as consumers purchase more goods online. Going forward, we’re going to need more warehousing and more people, but we’re going to have to think in a different way, taking into consideration environmental factors, shopping trends and digital developments. UKWA CEO, Peter Ward, commented:

Nicola brings passion and

experience to her new role and I am sure that she will make a strong contribution to UKWA over the next two years. AUGUST 2019

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INDUSTRY NEWS

AIR FRANCE KLM MARTINAIR CARGO TO REINTRODUCE LUSAKA (ZAMBIA)

19 AUGUST 2019

TO ITS FULL FREIGHTER SCHEDULE

O

n 3 September 2019, Air France KLM Martinair Cargo will reintroduce Lusaka (Zambia) to its full freighter schedule. Lusaka will be our thirteenth full freighter destination on

AFKLMP’s existing schedule in Africa.

ABOUT AIR FRANCE KLM The Air France-KLM Group is a global airline group with a strong European base. Its main areas of business are passenger

After three years, Lusaka is returning to the AFKLMP Cargo Full

transport, cargo transport and aeronautical maintenance.

Freighter schedule. The flight will operate once a week using a 747 full freighter aircraft. Departure will be on Tuesdays from Amsterdam

AIR FRANCE KLM MARTINAIR Cargo is the Air France

and arrival/departure in Lusaka on Wednesdays.

KLM Group’s dedicated air cargo business. Our three airlines offer the industry more than 1,100 weekly frequencies to

The first flight will be on 3 September, departing from AMS on the

124 destinations. In 2018, AIR FRANCE KLM MARTINAIR

AMS-JNB-LUN-HRE-NBO-AMS schedule.

Cargo transported 1.1 million tonnes of cargo. In addition to the Group’s global network of passenger aircraft, we offer

Air France KLM Martinair Cargo remains the reference partner for

cargo main deck capacity on two Boeing 777 Freighters,

the African continent with leading network possibilities. (274 weekly

four Boeing 747-400 Freighters and five Boeing 747-400

frequencies; 40 stations).

Combi aircraft.

Find out where we fly in detail using our online map. This interactive

Air France Cargo and KLM Cargo and our two main hubs

tool shows you flight frequencies and main deck capacity availability,

(CDG and AMS) are IATA CEIV certified, providing service

quickly and easily. What’s more, it shows additional relevant details

excellence to the pharmaceutical industry.

about our destinations.

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MINNOW AIRPORTS HAVE A LARGE IMPACT 2 AUGUST 2019

ON EUROPE’S FREIGHT & MAIL INDUSTRY

S

pain has six out of the twenty fastest growing freight

Europe's top-20 growing airport hubs for freight and

handling airports in Europe, as measured over the last 10

mail, shown as percentage growth relative to each other

years - more than any other country.

The European airports that have seen the largest 10-year growth of freight tonnes processed are Zaragoza airport (843% increase) and Valladolid airport (837% increase) in Spain, and Burgas airport (699% increase) in Bulgaria. As part of research by CP Cases, manufacturers of high-performance protective casing, into emerging European freight markets data was analysed between 2008 and the latest annual 2018 data from the European Commission. Data also reveals strong growth for freight handling airports in Eastern Europe, with 6 in the top 10 fastest growing, and 7 appearing in the top 20 rankings overall. Romanian airports feature twice in the top 5 growth airports of the last 10 years - Cluj Napoca/Avram Iancu airport (621% increase) and Timisoara/Traian Vuia airport (497% growth).

Despite the increase of freight tonnes processed over the last 10 years by these European airports, there’s still a large difference between most of these and the major 20 freight hubs who process the largest amount of freight tonnes every year.

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Making an impact on the major players however, four European

Top 20 freight and mail airport hubs in europe,

freight airports appear in the top 20 for the 10-year growth and

with relative pergcentage growth

also the top 20 for total tonnes in 2018. These are the airports challenging the major freight hubs: Leipzig Halle airport 1.232 million tonnes (5th in Europe) 172% increase over 10 years Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas airport 972 thousand tonnes (6th in Europe) 173% increase over 10 years Barcelona El Prat airport 294 thousand tonnes (15th in Europe) 171% increase over 10 years Zaragoza airport 202 thousand tonnes (20th in Europe)

While there are airports in the top 20 seeing growth having an

843% increase over 10 years

impact on the major players, others have seen a decrease in tonnes processed over the 10-year period. Brussels airport saw the largest

The airports that process the largest amount of freight tonnes in

decrease by 13% in tonnes of freight, while Frankfurt Hahn airport

Europe are Frankfurt Main airport (2.25 million tonnes), Paris-

also saw a decrease of 10%.

Charles De Gaulle airport (2.243 million tonnes), and London Heathrow airport (1.789 million tonnes).

Knowing the logistics map both of Europe and for the international market plays a large part in what we do at CP Cases, because it helps us to ensure our products are always doing the best job when it comes to protecting valuable equipment. While we still see products being

ABOUT CP CASES

utilised to transport equipment to the major freight hubs in Europe,

CP Cases designs and manufactures high-performance,

popular, providing a more localised option for freight logistics. As a

protective cases and racks used for transport, operation

company we are able to create bespoke cases for all kinds of freight

and storage of essential equipment in commercial and

logistics needs, and with investment to ensure the right infrastructure

military applications and has over 40 years of experience

is in place, we can only see these localised hubs becoming increasingly

in the industry. Amongst the first to market in 1970s with

popular as an alternative to the major European freight hubs.

flight cases for the live music industry, CP Cases now offers

Fiona Haggerty, Commercial Director, manufacturers CP Cases

we’ve noticed that some key new players are becoming increasingly

the broadest range of protective, operational transit cases for defence and security, broadcast and media, medical and

Further data available on request. Full findings from the research can

scientific, offshore and many other sectors.

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ROUNDUP

AIR FREIGHT & AIRLINES

AIR EUROPA EXTENDS ITS PARTNERSHIP WITH WFS DECEMBER 2018

Founded in 1971 and headquartered

Our industry-leading Transport Date Venue in Paris, WFS (www.wfs.aero) is the General Security Awareness Training (GSAT) Online Dangerous Goods Training Manager conferences are Yeovil Thursday world’s largest 26 air September cargo handler back for 2019, providing you Are your staff involved in the transport and one of Peterborough Tuesday 8leading October EU and DfT legislation states that allthe airport staffproviders reof goods classed as dangerous by air,with road,the latest information quiring an airside staff pass must fi rst complete a General of ground handling and technical Newcastle Thursday 10 October and guidance on industry sea, rail, or inland waterway? Security Awareness Training (GSAT) course. services with annual revenues of legislation to help you manage Manchester Thursday 17 October EU and international legislation states that all staff FTA’s online GSAT course uses clear spoken language, over EUR1.2 billion. Its 26,400 the safety and compliance of London 31 October by directly or indirectly involved in the transport of goods pictures, text and videos, makingThursday it easily understood your operation. employees serve more than 270 classed as dangerous by air, road, sea, rail, or inland waterway, must receive training appropriate to their job.

Choose FTA’s cost-effective Online Dangerous Goods training programme, aligned with UK CAA and EASA-OPS requirements.

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TO NINE AIRPORTS IN EUROPE Online courses available:

A

1 Introduction to Dangerous Goods by Air, Road, and Sea – overview for management and staff. ir Europa, Spain’s second largest airline, has chosen

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2 Dangerous GoodsFlight by AirServices for Cargo Staff as anditsAirport Worldwide (WFS) cargo handling Ground Handling Staff (ICAO/ IATA Cat. 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, partner at nine major airports across Europe. 12, 13 and 14) and staff of designated postal operators in categories b and c.

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we provide, and emphasises the strength of the WFS network. Air

Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, and the UK –

Europa has a successful and growing cargo business and we are

operated by Boeing 737-800, Airbus A330-200 and Embraer 195

confident we can deliver the high quality of service at each of these

passenger aircraft – fly directly to Madrid, from where its network

Date:its reputation 29 October airports to further enhance with2019 customers and lead

connects to some 60 cities globally.

to more growth opportunities for the airline.

Venue: Macdonald Burlington Hotel,

Dan Parker, SVP Commercial Cargo – EMEAA, WFS Birmingham

In Italy, Air Europa will be handled in WFS’ brand new cargo terminal

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ushlift GSE, the specialist airport ground support equipment

This is a substantial investment into our short-term

subsidiary of Doosan Industrial Vehicles UK, has announced

rental fleet, one which demonstrates to the market our

plans to invest £2.2 million in its national short-term rental

commitment to providing customers with the most up-

Join us for this exciting Join FTA’s Air Freight Council new conference! Future Van

2019 will bring together key

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to-date vehicles available, across the leaders, broadest possible freight already accounting for 40% of UK imports and exports by value, industry innovative of ground support equipment. Busy airlines often thinkers, manufacturers there has never been a better time range to join FTA’s Air Freight Council.

The investment represents the largest short-term rental equipment

and operators to discuss have unexpected peaks in demand, where ground support

spend for the company to date and will expand Rushlift GSE’s short-

the future of cope vans.with the equipment may be needed at short notice to

term rental fleet to over 500 units. The entire fleet is less than four

challenge, or it may be that it just doesn’t make sense to

years old and is available for short or long-term hire.

have a large dedicated fleet all year around. Our extensive

and growing pool of reliable, well-maintained vehicles can Why FTA? Date: Thursday 3 October 2019

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FTA is trusted by Government to give sound advice. electric baggage tugs for hire, the investment will: Increase availability exposure to both operational financial risk. And Park, if the Venue: and NAEC, Stoneleigh We represent all modes and have no vested interests. Warwickshire of air-start units for both narrow and wide-bodied aircraft, enhance need becomes more long-term, then contract terms can be the range of pushback tugs in the Our fleet expert and add to the wide number adaptedinasthe required. policy team is the largest logistics sector. of trailers and baggage carts on standby forcampaigns short-term rental. Tim Willett, Rushlift GSE We run effective on the biggest issuesOperations affecting Director, your mode. Numbers of both electric and diesel powered belt-loaders and high-

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AIRBRIDGECARGO ADDS ADDITIONAL FREQUENCY TO RICKENBACKER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT APRIL 2019

TO REINFORCE ITS POSITION IN THE USA

A

year after entering the Columbus market, AirBridgeCargo

The airline is planning to introduce its second scheduled weekly

Airlines (ABC) is expanding its scheduled freighter

rotation in April 2019, complementing its existing Thursday flights

operations at Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK)

from Columbus and offering customers wider connectivity options.

to a twice-weekly frequency, doubling its airfreight solutions for customers in Ohio, USA.

AirBridgeCargo’s expansion is further proof that Rickenbacker is one of the industry’s new global gateways, which operates

The carrier introduced Columbus into its global network in April

Rickenbacker. “By moving imports and exports through Rickenbacker,

2018 and, so far, has seen stable demand to/from Rickenbacker

businesses can eliminate hours and costs from their supply chain,

International Airport, accommodating growing trade flows onboard

creating better efficiencies and higher profits.

the maindeck capacity of its Boeing 747 freighter services.

Joseph Nardone, President & CEO, Columbus Regional Airport Authority

We feel that our weekly operations to/from Columbus greatly benefit our customers as we operate to this cargo-friendly airport, providing dedicated, high quality services and leveraging the export/import volumes of the region. In 2018, our volumes tipped over 5,000 tonnes to/from LCK and we feel confident that our performance and customer feedback means our second weekly flight will also be well supported Sergey Lazarev, General Director, AirBridgeCargo Airlines.

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ABOUT AIRBRIDGECARGO AIRLINES ABC is one of the world’s fastest-growing cargo airlines,

ABOUT RICKENBACKER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

and its expanding route network connects customers in the

Located in Columbus, Ohio, Rickenbacker International

largest trans-regional markets of Asia, Europe and North

Airport is one of the world’s few cargo-dedicated airports.

America, covering more than 30 major cargo gateways

Rickenbacker is within a one-day drive to nearly half of the

and accommodating trade flows worldwide. All flights are

U.S. population and one-third of the Canadian population.

operated via ABC’s cargo hub at Moscow Sheremetyevo Airport, featuring the latest equipment and guaranteeing

With regularly scheduled import and export service via

seamless connections throughout the airline’s expanded

AirBridgeCargo Airlines, Cargolux, Cathay Pacific, China

international network in a 48-hour delivery time, including

Airlines Cargo, Emirates SkyCargo and Etihad Cargo,

handling, all managed by highly skilled and qualified ground

Rickenbacker specializes in expedited services that move

handling personnel.

cargo between planes and trucks faster and more consistently than other gateway airports. FedEx and UPS also are onsite to provide domestic cargo service, which is critical to growing e-commerce activity.

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AIRBRIDGECARGO & CARGOLOGICAIR JOIN CARGO.ONE JUNE 2019

TO OFFER THEIR GLOBAL CAPACITIES DIGITALLY Innovation leaders: AirBridgeCargo and CargoLogicAir among

Offering our capacities on cargo.one enables us to meet customers’

the first airlines to offer spot market capacities for digital booking.

growing demand for digital solutions and to give forwarders of all sizes access to our large global freighter network.

Access to new customers: cargo.one enables AirBridgeCargo and

Robert van de Weg, VP Sales and Marketing, Volga-Dnepr Group

CargoLogicAir to reach new groups of customers through digital distribution channel.

Being capable now to better reach small and medium-sized forwarders through cargo.one will also help us increase our

Strong support: Forwarders welcome the decision to make

short-term capacity sales and thus our load factors, to grow

capacities available for online booking, giving them faster access to

even more sustainably.

freighter capacities.

David Kerr, Chief Executive Officer, CLA

I

n a major move for the industry, leading cargo airlines

The move to partner up with cargo.one is highly welcome by freight

AirBridgeCargo (ABC) and CargoLogicAir (CLA) are entering

forwarders. Hauke Langert, CEO Airfreight at Skyline Express

into a global partnership with air cargo booking platform cargo.

International, commented:

Gaining faster and more efficient

one to become the first all-cargo airlines to make their capacities

access to freighter capacities is a real game-changer. cargo.one now

available for digital booking with instant confirmation.

allows us to have 24/7 access to CLA and ABC capacities and enables us to serve our customers and partners based on real-time rates.

Through the partnership, ABC and CLA will be able to market their global capacities to cargo.one’s rapidly growing customer base of

This view is echoed by Steffen Löbert, Managing Director at CS4

hundreds of freight forwarding companies digitally. Forwarders of

Logistics:

all sizes will in turn be able to search for, compare and book offers

to expand our relationship with ABC and CLA because of the much

of ABC and CLA.

easier access now.

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ABOUT AIRBRIDGECARGO AIRLINES

ABOUT CARGOLOGICAIR

ABC is one of the world’s fastest-growing cargo airlines,

Launched in 2015, CargoLogicAir is the United Kingdom’s

and its expanding route network connects customers in the

only maindeck freighter airline. Headquartered close to

largest trans-regional markets of Asia, Europe and North

London Heathrow Airport and with our main operating base

America, covering more than 30 major cargo gateways

at London Stansted Airport, we connect British companies

and accommodating trade flows worldwide. All flights are

with prime export markets in Europe, North America, the

operated via ABC’s cargo hub at Moscow Sheremetyevo

Middle East and Asia Pacific. We also enable international

Airport, featuring the latest equipment and guaranteeing

businesses to bring their goods to the UK to supply British

seamless connections throughout the airline’s expanded

companies and consumers. CargoLogicAir’s growing fleet

international network in a 48-hour delivery time, including

of modern, nose-loading Boeing 747 freighters includes the

handling, all managed by highly skilled and qualified ground

new generation 747-8F with its increased payload of 139

handling personnel.

tonnes and incorporating the most advanced technologies to enhance its cargo carrying capabilities and environmental efficiencies. Our team of more than 200 experienced and

ABOUT CARGO.ONE

highly-trained professionals are working in close partnership with customers in a wide range of key industry sectors. We aim to ensure our operating network supports their major

Cargo One GmbH (cargo.one) was founded in Berlin in

trade lanes and offers the time-critical delivery solutions

August 2017 by the entrepreneurs Moritz Claussen, Oliver

they need to enhance their business reputations with buyers

Neumann and Mike Rötgers. The company has developed

around the world.

a platform for booking and marketing air freight capacities. cargo.one focuses on offering and booking dynamic freight rates, making it the first booking platform of its kind. IATA air freight forwarders can search, compare and book these rates on the cargo.one platform in real time and receive immediate booking confirmation. Partner airlines gain access to a costeffective, data-driven and fully digital distribution channel. cargo.one's product changes long and asynchronous booking processes by telephone or e-mail, enabling substantial savings on both sides. The cargo.one team combines international experience in building digital business models with relevant expertise in the modernization of B2B processes.

We are very excited to enable this industry-first. ABC and CLA

The offering of AirBridgeCargo and CargoLogicAir capacities

are spearheading innovation for all-cargo airlines to become more

is planned to go live later this summer after completion of the

digital and thus customer centric. And, they are now able to access

integration of the carriers’ in-house systems with cargo.one.

the untapped market of smaller and medium-sized forwarders that were previously not able to book with them. This will help them to further up their sales and load factors across their networks. Moritz Claussen, managing director and founder of cargo.one. FORWARDER magazine

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ECS GROUP HAS TEAMED UP WITH ROYAL BRUNEI MAY 2018

TO POOL SYNERGIES IN CARGO SALES FOR EUROPE & NORTH/SOUTH ASIA

E

CS Group, the trusted partner of many top players in the

On its North and South Asia routes, Royal Brunei operates a fleet of

international air cargo business, has teamed up with Royal

A320 aircraft with a cargo capacity of 2 tons. Routes to Melbourne,

Brunei Airlines to pool synergies in cargo sales for Europe

London (LHR), Jeddah, and Dubai are being served by Boeing 787

as well as North and South Asia

air freighters designed to carry up to 15 tonnes of commodities.

ECS Group, with headquarters in Paris, has signed a three-year contract

The collaboration with ECS enables Royal Brunei to control 19 stations

with Royal Brunei Airlines in order to support the air carrier as a General

in different parts of the world and benefit from a network filling space

Sales & Service Agent in its strategy for growth in North and South Asia

where required and thus providing the highest yield to the airline.

as well as in the whole of Europe. With its extraordinary cross industry experience, global network of subsidiaries and its comprehensive array

The Nation of Brunei, one of the most important producers of oil and

of efficient and customer-oriented business solutions, the ECS Group

natural gas worldwide, strongly relies on the import of commodities

has been identified by the Royal Brunei management board as the ideal

such as spare parts and perishables. Furthermore, e-commerce and

partner to effectively tap new markets.

products like clothes and electronics are the backbone of Asian economies. Royal Brunei takes on a crucial role in shipping these goods

Royal Brunei Airlines serves the destinations London (LHR) with

to destinations throughout Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Europe.

daily non-stop flights between Brunei and London effective 28th of October 2018, Dubai, Jeddah, Bangkok, Singapore, Ho Chi Minh City,

Royal Brunei is a vibrant and growing airline with a great diversity

Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Manila,

of customer-oriented and reliable services. Its values and network

Denpasar, Surabaya, and Jakarta from its hub at Brunei International

perfectly match ECS’s setup in Asia, allowing synergies that no other

Airport (BWN). ECS partners will help to expand Royal Brunei’s

GSSA can offer. We are looking forward to playing a key part in

network in providing additional road services from London (LHR)

promoting the further success of Royal Brunei.

to all parts of Europe.

Adrien Thominet, CEO, ECS Group, Singapore

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THE HISTORY OF ANTONOV AIRLINES

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WINGS ABOVE THE PLANET

T

he Antonov Company of Ukraine has been specialising

challenging journey the airline company has made from being

in creating transport aircraft for about 70 years. Among

a subdivision of a secret Soviet enterprise to being one of the

the winged machines developed in Kyiv, there are the

world leaders in a com-petitive sector of business. For 17 years,

world’s largest aircraft the An-124 Ruslan and the An-225 Mriya. 30

the British company Air Foyle has been the strategic partner of

years ago, the company formed a subdivision, the airline company

Antonov Airlines in the international market, with the Ukrainian

Antonov Airlines, which was the first in the international market

company gaining a lot from this partnership. In this book readers

to offer the services of transport-ing oversized and superheavy

will also find interesting information on the design, production

cargoes with the aforementioned aircraft. This book tells of the

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FTA Events

Our industry-leading Transport Manager conferences are back for 2019, providing you with the latest information and guidance on industry legislation to help you manage the safety and compliance of your operation.

Date

Venue

Yeovil

Thursday 26 September

Peterborough

Tuesday 8 October

Newcastle

Thursday 10 October

Manchester

Thursday 17 October

London

Thursday 31 October

Southampton

Tuesday 5 November

Belfast

Thursday 7 November

Falkirk

Tuesday 12 November

Doncaster

Tuesday 19 November

Coventry

Tuesday 26 November

Chepstow

Thursday 28 November

fta.co.uk/fmtm19 Simply put, the logistics industry needs more drivers, more women and more diversity. With the skills shortage showing no signs of going away it is essential that you have the tools to tackle it head on. Attend FTA’s Labour Shortages Conference to get right up-to-date with the latest skills reports, to learn what young people think about logistics and to re-think your recruitment strategy to successfully target the right people.

Date:

29 October 2019

Venue: Macdonald Burlington Hotel, Birmingham

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Join us for this exciting new conference! Future Van 2019 will bring together key industry leaders, innovative thinkers, manufacturers and operators to discuss the future of vans.

Date:

Thursday 3 October 2019

Venue: NAEC, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire

fta.co.uk/fmfv19 Join your peers at the leading awards event for the industry, by the industry. The date is fast approaching for FTA’s 3rd annual glittering awards reception and celebratory dinner – it really is set to be the event of the year!

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n short, aerodynamics is the way air moves around things.

Lift

This is, in theory, how an aeroplane flies. Anything that moves

Lift is the force that lets something move upwards (or remain 'level'

through the air is subject to aerodynamics, whether it be a plane,

in the air, which is the same thing since the Earth is spherical, though

rocket, car or bird. Using NASA’s information on aerodynamics,

that seems odd from our perspective). This is the effect opposite

FORWARDER has put together a brief guide...

to weight, and for an aircraft to fly it must experience a higher

The four forces of flight

example, a hot air balloon’s flame provides a greater lift force (as

Starting with the basics, there are four forces that are involved in

hot air rises) than the 'weight' of the basket. Lift for an aeroplane

flight. These are lift, weight, thrust and drag. These forces are

comes from its wings.

lifting force than the opposite gravitational force downwards. For

what makes an object move up down, faster or slower, controlled through varying degrees of application of the individual forces. For example, 'weight' is just the 'pulling down' on objects by gravity. Within the normal range of altitudes and speeds associated with flying humans and pallets from one country to another, these forces are all subject to and can be measured according to Newton's three

Aeroplanes' wings – how do they provide lift?

laws of motion (and forgive me any errors...this is from memory):

The shape of an aeroplane's wings is what makes it able to fly. An

1) an object will remain at rest or continue in a constant direction

aeroplane's wing is more curved on the top than it is the bottom,

and velocity unless acted upon by an external force, 2) force equals

forcing the air to flow faster over the top than over the bottom in

mass multiplied by accelleration and 3) every action has an equal

order to cover the same distance from the front of the wing to the

and opposite reaction (a body acted upon by a force pushes back).

back. Essentially the same volume of air is spread over a greater distance, thus becoming less dense. This lower density (and therefore

Weight

pressure) above and greater below results in a tendency for the wing

Everything on Earth has weight, and this effect is from gravity 'pulling'

to rise. Even yachts with sails employ this effect, as the boat's sail

objects towards the centre of the planet (it's actually to do with the

is shaped like a wing, but placed vertically. Yachts aren't actually

distortion of space-time, but that's for another show...). Therefore,

'blown' along, as is the common perception – they essentially 'fly'

to be able to fly, an aircraft must have a force to push it in the

perpendicular to the water's surface. It's the movement of air over

opposite direction from gravity. The heavier the object, the more

the surface of the sail that provides the 'lift' (but sideways, rather

oppositional force is required to push it back and keep it flying. For

than upwards – remember, all movement is relative). This lateral lift

example, a kite needs a lot less upward force than an aircraft does.

is balanced by the action of the keel to stop it from capsizing, and the yacht is pulled forwards. This is how a yacht is able to sail into the wind, albeit not directly into it but at a slight angle, known as being 'close hauled.' In fact, if a yacht is moving directly downwind, when it is in fact being blown along, merely capturing air in the sails, it is 'aerodynamically stalled' and turbulence in front of and to the sides of the sail can cause serious instability. Anyway, I digress...

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Drag Drag is caused by the force of friction slowing a moving object

We hope that's been enlightening and interesting. And forgive

relative to the air or water or concrete with which it is in contact.

us if it's been a bit heavy, pardon the pun...

It is harder to walk through water than it is through air because water creates more drag than air does (due to its density). The size and shape of an object can affect the amount of drag: narrow objects

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experience less drag as the more air hits a surface, the more drag it creates. This is why boats have a narrow, pointed prow, making them as streamlined as possible.

Thrust The opposite force to drag is thrust. Thrust is the 'pushing' force that moves something forward. For an aircraft to keep moving forward, it must have a stronger thrust force than the antagonistic drag force. Remember Newton's third law – the plane pushing forwards into the air will be pushed back by that air with an equal and opposite force; it must overcome that force sufficiently to move fast enough for the wing to create enough lift. Planes get their thrust from either a propeller or a jet engine, depending on the aircraft’s size, purpose and configuration.

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efined as a device for keeping an aircraft on a set course

As we are living in a high-tech world with more automation taking

without the intervention of the pilot, autopilot (short for

over manual jobs, such as robot and AI technology, of course, it

automatic pilot) setting is used during the majority of a

raises questions about whether this type of technology could take

flight, whether it be commercial or chartered. Autopilot setting does

over pilots altogether, and that planes could take-off and land all at

not replace the pilot, but assists in controlling the aircraft, creating

the press of a 'go' button.

a safer and more stable flight.

Flying a plane already requires undivided attention, but autopilot will kick in on a flight after it reaches 500 feet altitude. So, when does a pilot really control a flight? In short: the whole time. A captain will never not be in control. In terms of physical pilot control and autopilot, The Federal Aviation Administration instructs that pilots should be in full "hands-on" control for take-offs and landings while

Of course, it would be difficult to rule this out completely, as safety

a plane is below 500 feet. While pilots still land planes manually 99

wouldn’t be the same as it is today without the help of autopilot

percent of the time*, autopilot technology and the latest airport

controls. However, one factor we must remember is the captain’s

infrastructure gives opportunity for more automated landings. This

duty. Should the systems fail or the journey have to be changed for

can assist and can even be safer during difficult landing situations,

any reason (e.g. medical emergency), the captain would have to make

such as poor visibility or bad weather conditions.

these system alterations. A flight will most likely have responsibility over goods – whether it be cargo or passengers – and the risk of

According to research from the CNCB, 'the autopilot system relies

solely relying on technology is potentially too costly.

on a series of sensors around the aircraft that pick up information like speed, altitude and turbulence. The data is ingested into the computer,

As much as technology can assist and enhance a flight’s performance,

which then makes the necessary changes. Basically, it can do almost

safety and transition, it seems to be safe to assume that the job of

everything a pilot can do. Key phrase: almost everything.' Prior to to

a captain will never not be needed.

take-off, the pilot will enter in all the details about the journey on the system: the leaving and arrival destination and what route to take. *Source: CNCB

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ir freight currently contributes more than £1.4 billion to

Security is naturally a high priority issue for the air freight industry.

the UK economy and represents around 40 per cent by

As a truly global sector, the coordination of security standards

value of the UK’s imports and exports; its importance

at international level through ICAO (International Civil Aviation

will only increase as the UK seeks to grow its international trading

Organisation) – as laid out in the White Paper – is to be welcomed.

relationships post-Brexit. That is why it is so vital, in the view of

FTA’s members have highlighted that there are occasionally

FTA, that air freight is placed front and centre of the government’s

differences of interpretation between certain IATA (International Air

future aviation strategy. As the business organisation representing

Transport Association)/ICAO guidelines for security and dangerous

the logistics sector, FTA submitted its response to the government’s

goods, which can lead to complications for forwarders choosing

consultation, Aviation 2050 — the future of UK aviation, following

which airline to use; the UK should push for a consistent approach

a series of discussions with its members.  The air freight sector

to international channels and engagement.

provides a vital service to the UK economy; we would like to see its value recognised in the White Paper.

Finally, FTA supports the ambition listed in the White Paper to improve air quality and tackle climate change, but we would like to

Within its response, FTA has urged the government to dedicate

see greater engagement with the industry to ensure the government

a chapter of the White Paper to air freight. We need to see that

is aware of the steps already being taken in these areas. And

it has a clear ambition for the sector and understands how the

while the proposals on noise level reduction are a useful starting

various elements in the strategy will support the delivery of this

point for debate, we would like to see further evidence and impact

vision. In addition to the call for a dedicated freight chapter, FTA has

assessments given the  strategic importance of  this sector to

detailed six other recommendations, covering security, digitalisation,

the UK economy.

connectivity, international growth, air quality, and noise pollution. Firstly, FTA would like to see the government adopt a more ambitious stance to grow global trade. While a third runway at Heathrow Airport is an essential step forward – FTA is pleased to see this commitment reinstated in the White Paper – we would like to see a strategy in place to drive freight growth across all UK airports. We would like to see the government providing clear direction to planning authorities that they should support industry to make best use of capacity. After all, failure to provide suitable freight capabilities will only mean bleak prospects for British businesses seeking new global markets.    FTA has also called for the government to commission a new Airport Connectivity Study to highlight where transport links and freight parking facilities need to be improved; once identified, it should programme for action.

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This article covers just a few key areas of discussion, for more information on FTA’s work in the air freight sector, please visit https://fta.co.uk/air   The White Paper can be viewed here https://www.gov.uk/ government/consultations/aviation-2050-the-future-of-uk-aviation    Efficient logistics is vital to keep Britain trading, directly having an impact on more than seven million people employed in the making, selling and moving of goods. With Brexit, new technology and other disruptive forces driving change in the way goods move across borders and through the supply chain, logistics has never been more important to UK plc.  A champion and challenger, FTA speaks to Government with one voice on behalf of the whole sector, with members from the road, rail, sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers. Alex Veitch, Head of Multimodal Policy, FTA 

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he government has announced its ambition to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) by 2050 with all sectors of the UK economy, including freight, required to deliver substantial

reductions in their emissions. This is an aim fully supported by FTA, the organisation representing the logistics sector.   Due to an  ever-increasing  requirement for speed and efficiency, both for passenger and freight business, the number of flights travelling globally is expected to double within the next 20 years. However, the industry’s operating conditions are extremely complex with high altitudes, extreme temperatures and safety-critical practices making complicating the need to reduce emissions. As the fastest growing source of GHGs – accounting for 2% of all UK GHGs – it is essential the aviation sector overcomes these challenges and looks to solutions such as biofuels, hybrid or electric planes and carbon offsetting as possible ways to reduce the industry’s impact on the planet.  Biofuels  Combining lower carbon Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) with fossil jet fuel will prove imperative to meeting aviation’s reduced emissions target. In 2008, the first flight using blended biofuel took place. However, using biofuels has proven to be both challenging and costly, due to economic and political uncertainty and rising feedstock prices. This has resulted in less than 1% of globally used jet fuel coming from alternative fuel providers. Now being used on various commercial flights, should SAF receive significant investment and become more affordable, it could be key in reducing aviation’s emissions.   Hybrid or Electric Planes  Airbus is at the forefront of change with its General Manager, Glenn Llewellyn, explaining that the company saw reducing its CO2 emissions as a necessity. Together with Rolls-Royce, they worked to create the ‘E-Fan’ concept plane which has successfully completed a cross-channel flight. Whilst smaller electric flight demonstrator projects are also underway, FTA’s opinion is that the technological focus should be on the bigger aircraft. However, Airbus have predicted that the technology would not be viable in a larger commercial aircraft until the 2030s.

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As well as modernising  the surrounding airport infrastructure, aviation experts have warned that a fundamental aircraft redesign is required for an electric future within aviation. They have also warned that using lighter materials, as well as the availability of lithium ion to produce batteries, could also provide significant challenges. Despite these obstacles, aviation experts have envisaged that hybrid or all-electrics planes could be in use by 2050.   Carbon Offsetting  The International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) created the Carbon Offsetting & Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA). This scheme seeks to compensate for aviation emissions by investing in projects that reduce emissions elsewhere by an equivalent amount.  Scheduled to begin in 2021, the UK has been advised to follow to CORSIA instead of developing its own initiative.  Whilst the aviation sector faces many challenges, there has been a lot of progressive research across the industry with positive results. Going forward, it will be interesting to see if one of the methods will lead the way or, how the various methods will work together to achieve the ambitious net zero greenhouse gas emissions.  Efficient logistics is vital to keep Britain trading, directly having an impact on more than seven million people employed in the making, selling and moving of goods.  With Brexit, new technology and other disruptive forces driving change in the way goods move across borders and through the supply chain, logistics has never been more important to UK plc.  A champion and challenger, FTA speaks to Government with one voice on behalf of the whole sector, with members from the road, rail, sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers.

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REGIONAL FOCUS

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inland is a member of the European Union (EU) and ranks fourth in the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Competitiveness Index 2014 to 2015. Finland’s

healthcare, primary and higher education and innovation environment are ranked the best in the world by the WEF. Finland is the ninth easiest country in to do business, according to the World Bank Report 2014. Benefits for UK businesses exporting to Finland •• English widely used as the business language •• Access to wider markets through geographical location •• Stable political and economic situation Challenges doing business in Finland Doing business in Finland is very similar to doing business in the UK. If your product or service is successful in the UK, there’s a good chance you’ll be successful in Finland. At present there are no major challenges to UK companies. Strengths of the Finnish market include... •• Global leaders in telecoms and innovative technology applications •• Stable economy •• Government focused on building a global marketplace and removing trade barriers

EXPORT •• Open business environment with low levels of corruption

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UK & FINLAND TRADE

TAX & CUSTOMS

The total exports of goods from the UK to Finland in 2014

Value Added Tax (VAT)

amounted to £1.6 billion. Exports of services from the UK to

The general VAT rate in Finland is currently 24%. Some

Finland amounted to £1 billion. The UK was Finland’s seventh

categories such as food and medicines that are taxed at a

largest trading partner in goods in 2014.

reduced rate of either 14% or 10%. You can find the exact breakdown of taxes from the Finnish Tax Authority.

Top UK exports to Finland include: •• vehicles

Corporate tax

•• machinery and components

The corporate tax rate in Finland is 20%.

•• chemical products and pharmaceuticals •• electrical products

Customs

•• scientific and optical equipment

The internal market of the EU is a single market which allows the free movement of goods and services. Therefore no import duties are applicable.

LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS

Documentation

Contact the DIT team in Finland to help find tax and legal

Goods in free circulation within the EU can move between

advisers before entering into agreements.

member states without being subject to any documentation requirements.

Standards and technical regulations Products and packaging should meet EU standards.

However, excise or controlled goods do need documentation.

Marking and labelling requirements in Finland are based on

You should include normal commercial documentation with

the Act on Product Safety. You should provide all users’

the export for dispatches to Finland.

information in Finland’s official languages of Finnish and Swedish. There are specific requirements for labelling and packaging of food in Finland.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS EU residents do not require a visa to enter Finland, but are

Technical manuals should be translated into Finnish.

advised to travel with a valid passport.

Intellectual property Trademarks, designs, patents and copyright are the principal forms of IP protection available to companies and individuals.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/exporting-to-finland/ exporting-to-finland

IP law, especially for patent protection, is not totally

Contains public sector information licensed under the Open Government Licence v1.0.

harmonised within the EU.

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T

he rise in online shopping has created a 'want it now'

Unfortunately, there is a multitude of complications that can

society, making the ‘last mile’ more important than ever.

arise when attempting to complete the last mile in a time and

It connects the business to its customers and can make

cost-efficient manner, especially in urban areas. The evolution of

or break a buyer’s opinion of a company. Efficiency is key when

many UK cities has led to road layouts changing and diversions

it comes to the last mile, and many businesses are now looking

having to be made, creating constantly changing routes for

to technology in order to optimise their routes and increase

drivers to tackle. In addition, these routes, and urban roads in

productivity in the process.

general, are often congested, hindering the speed of delivery and causing considerable delays.

In March 2019, e-commerce accounted for 18.6 percent of all retail sales, a 1.2 percent increase from March 2018. This number

Rural areas also hold their own challenges, as delivery drops can

is likely to continue rising, as people rely more and more on

be miles apart from each other. With the aim of most courier

being able to purchase what they need from wherever they

services being to make as many deliveries in as little time as

are and receive it the next day. However, this growing demand

possible, covering such distances can make this a much more

is causing efficiency issues for those couriers responsible for

difficult task.

making the last mile a success. In addition, these long journeys coupled with idling in traffic Although called the last mile, this final step of the delivery

means drivers will have to regularly buy fuel, wasting money as

process can range from just a few houses to large distances of

well as time. For a process that is supposed to be efficient and

many miles. The aim of the process is to allow shippers to get

cost-effective, this does not stack up well.

products to consumers in a fast and cost-effective manner, with purchasers willing to pay more for next day, or even same-day,

Thankfully, improvements in technology mean that some of

delivery.

these hurdles can be overcome. Vehicle tracking and telematics systems allow drivers to spot congestion areas and choose the

If customers fail to receive their goods in the expected time

quickest alternative route before they set off. This reduces the

period, this can lead to complaints, in person or online. Social

chances of any nasty surprises and ensures deliveries can be

media can be a huge positive for businesses, but it can also

completed as efficiently as possible. If a driver does have to

be incredibly damaging when a customer wishes to vent their

change their route part way through, they can easily see how

frustration. For smaller delivery companies, this could stop

long it will take to reach the customer and keep them informed

distributors using their services, making efficiency a top priority

to avoid any unnecessary waiting.

for all those who want to keep customers happy.


The GPS technology found within tracking systems allows the

In order to combat the difficulties that the last mile presents,

locations of drivers to be shared with anyone who has access,

the technology that is now available must be embraced. British

including distributors and freight forwarders. Using cloud-based

traffic is here to stay, so finding ways around it are essential to

data platforms, these third parties can see the locations and

ensure delivery drivers can keep up with consumer demand. By

availability of drivers, enabling them to contact those who are

making use of vehicle tracking and telematics systems and their

closest for pick up.

wider applications, the final link in the supply chain does not need to be a logistical nightmare.

Through this revolutionary system, the last mile is made more productive by allowing an increased number of deliveries to

Scott Chesworth, Operations Director, RAM Tracking

be made, improving customer service and lowering costs. It also allows smaller businesses the chance to work with larger distributors that they may not have had access to before.

THE LAST MILE

...A ROAD WELL TRAVELLED


FORWARD TECH

L

ithium Batteries are continuing to be a huge topic of

Here’s a quick insight into lithium batteries

conversation across multiple industries. The UK government

What does a battery do? The electrolyte is a chemical medium

especially, are investing millions of pounds to research

that allows the flow of electrical charge between the cathode and

innovation projects with the aim to improve and meet environmental

anode. When a device is connected to a battery — a light bulb or an

targets that have been set for 2020.

electric circuit — chemical reactions occur on the electrodes that create a flow of electrical energy to the device.

What’s the 2020 goal? The UK is aiming to reduce absolute carbon Lithium ion batteries

Lithium metal batteries

Rechargeable.

Non-rechargeable.

With the aim to reuse and recycle, as well as using fossil fuel

Generally found in consumer

Contain lithium metal

alternatives, such as battery operated systems, the end goal is to

products such as mobile

or lithium compounds.

develop an electrified economy. Car manufacturers are working

phones, laptop computers,

Generally used in appliances

on electric and hybrid vehicles more vigorously than ever, working

tablets, power tools etc.

such as watches, calculators,

emissions by 34%.

towards the proposed plan to ban the sale of all diesel and petrol

temperature data loggers, etc.

cars by 2040. Lithium batteries in general are very safe but, because of their It’s not just the UK tightening up its eco-belt. On the other side

high energy capacity, if they are not treated with care or if they

of the globe, Australia’s federal government is aiming to be the

are abused or have a manufacturing fault then they can catch fire.

world’s leading country in the rapidly developing lithium-ion battery

Defective batteries have been the cause of a number of fires on

manufacturing sector. Western Australia is currently the world’s

board aircraft and during ground handling processes.

largest producer of lithium, a resource that is much sought after due its very high electrode potential. These batteries are used in

It is important to raise awareness of the hazards from lithium

batteries for smartphones and other portable electronic devices.

batteries and the importance of ensuring they are transported in

Furthermore, the electric car industry is expected to become

accordance with the Carriage of Dangerous Good Regulations, both

its biggest driver, and as of 2019 the Tesla GigaFactory has been

as cargo and by passengers. Shipping Lithium Batteries safely by

announced the largest producer of Lithium-ion batteries for electric

following the regulations ensures that we continue to mitigate the

mobility, at 23GW.

risks to people, property and environment during transportation.

The use of lithium batteries has grown at an exponential rate over the

Lithium batteries currently must be tested in accordance with

last few years as regulations have become stricter. These regulations

sub-section 38.3 of Manual of Test and Criteria. In January 2020 it

are now somewhat more complicated, particularly concerning the

will become a requirement for shippers and distributors of lithium

transportation of lithium batteries.

batteries to have a copy of the test summary from the manufacturer on hand. You may be required to produce this document to your freight forwarder prior to shipping. This is to ensure the safety requirements are being met by manufacturers.

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What should I do? Don’t wait for the deadline, start reaching out to your manufacturers

If you are required to ship dangerous goods articles including lithium

now to get a copy of the test summary report.

batteries overseas by any mode of transport and need assistance on how to correctly prepare the package, marking, labelling and

If you would like a sample of the format of the Test summary report,

documentation, Logicom Hub Ltd can help.

don’t hesitate to ask Logicom Hub Ltd. Logicom Hub Ltd is a certified Civil Aviation Authority training One of the major risks associated with transportation of batteries

provider, working in the logistics industry to help shippers and freight

and battery operated equipment is the short-circuit of the battery.

forwarders navigate through the dangerous goods regulations. We

A battery short-circuit is the result of terminals coming into contact

train every mode of transport in an interactive, relaxed and shared

with each other or other conductive surfaces. All packed batteries

learning environment. Watch out for our online dangerous goods

must be separated to prevent short circuiting and damage to the

training courses. Giving our customers access to the right training

terminals and placed in strong, rigid packaging. Make sure your

at the right time.

packaging meets the required standards.

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ECO 2020

W

e have electric cars and electric bikes, and electric

Stating one of the most obvious factors: the amount of power planes

ships are starting to make an appearance in the

require in order to fly. A plane flying internationally whilst carrying

freight industry. Even 60% of Deliveroo’s workers

tonnes of goods relies on a significant amount of energy – potentially

use pushbikes as their mode of transport. So what exactly is

demanding power that could not be stored in a single battery.

aerospace doing to contribute to reduced fuel usage?

A Boeing 747 uses approximately one gallon of fuel (about four litres) every second, and over the course of a ten-hour flight, it might burn

As one of the fastest forms of transport, aeroplanes are known

36,000 gallons (~150,000 litres). With these statistics in mind, providing

to burn a significant amount of fuel. Considering that, on average,

a cargo-filled plane with power in the form of batteries that is equivalent

over 102,465 flights occur every single day*, this is causing a

to that in chemical fuel is understandably proving to be a challenge.

damaging amount of pollution of the earth. Looking into the development of more-efficient aeroplanes, both commercial and

Weight is also an important factor to consider. Whilst fuel is

chartered, flight services have been researching how to propel

used up during a journey (thus making the aircraft lighter and

themselves into economic efficiency.

more economical towards the end of its journey than it was at the beginning), the weight of a battery does not change, regardless

Shifting the gear for aerospace, NASA has recently launched an all-

of its state of charge. This therefore means that there will be no

electric, five-passenger airline, taking flight near Los Angeles, USA.

opportunity for the plane to get lighter throughout the journey.

NASA has been spending time researching a 'hybrid electric research plan' which will be named the X57. Furthermore, NASA is in the

There is an abundance of questions that still linger, concerning

process of creating an all-electric commercial aeroplane, which will

electric aeroplanes. How long will batteries take to recharge?

be 'the Tesla of the skies.'

Will the batteries charge quickly enough to keep up with the demand of airport traffic? If electric aeroplanes are viable, will the expense

The recently tested electric aeroplane is fitted with an electric

of the batteries affect how many electric aeroplanes can be run?

motor, its main function to power the propeller at the rear of the plane. NASA has claimed that they are making plans to replace the

Electric aeroplanes could be a revolution for air freight and

plane’s twin engines with multiple electric-powered propellers along

commercial flights. However, it seems there is still a lot of work to

the length of the plane’s wings. According to NASA, should the

be done. Perhaps hybrids could be the next step before all-electric

electric aeroplane be a success, operating costs could be reduced

planes 'take off'? Only time will tell.

by an impressive 30%. Could this be the big breakthrough for the airline industry? Perhaps

Rachel Jefferies, Editor, FORWARDER magazine

so. However, it does leave the question of, 'why are electric airlines

* Statistic taken from Air Transport Action Group's (ATAG) Aviation

so late to the party?'

Benefits Beyond Borders report, based on 2014 research. Patterns suggest that this number could be even greater in more recent years.

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WISETECH GLOBAL ACQUIRES US-BASED DEPOT SYSTEMS

G

lobal logistics solutions group, WiseTech Global, has

Depot Systems is highly regarded as the US leader in container

announced the acquisition of US-based logistics solutions

yard management software with innovative products and significant

company Depot Systems.

container yard experience. Empty container yards are a vital but often overlooked part of the international supply chain and landside logistics,

Depot Systems is the leading container yard/terminal management

thus Depot Systems is a valuable addition to build further opportunities

software provider in the US offering container yard management,

for our technology solutions. Bringing Depot Systems into the group

and container maintenance and repair estimating. It helps manage

provides important synergies with our container optimisation solutions

container bookings, releases and manifests, container lifting and

business Containerchain, which we acquired in April this year and brings

mounting, gate EDI, as well as repair and equipment status.

large scale in container yard customers in the US. Together, this gives us better coverage and visibility into the container yard sector to solve

Headquartered in Ohio, Depot Systems has over 200 predominantly

the broader landside logistics issues. This will strengthen our powerful

US-based depots and terminals as customers, including Container

CargoWise One platform and help us drive long-term operational

Maintenance Corp, Trac Intermodal, ContainerPort Group and XPO

improvements for logistics providers.

Logistics. Deport Systems averages over 500,000 gate movements

Richard White, Founder and CEO, WiseTech Global

per month. Joining the WiseTech Global group with its development capabilities presents enormous opportunities for us to accelerate our product development and innovate container yard logistics, which is a critical part of the supply chain yet traditionally underleveraged in terms of technology and productivity. Wally Morris, Managing Director, Depot Systems

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WANT TO KNOW MORE? Further information can be found at wisetechglobal.com

ABOUT CONTAINERCHAIN Founded in 2007, now part of the WiseTech Global Group, Containerchain has offices in Singapore, Australia and Malaysia, and provides solutions for container depots, road transporters, container terminals, warehouses, shipping lines and cargo owners. Containerchain is associated with industry associations including: Container Transport Alliance Australia, CBFCA Australia, CDAS, Container Owners Association, Freight & Trade Alliance, National Road Carriers, Shipping

ABOUT DEPOT SYSTEMS

Australia Ltd, Singapore Business Federation, Victorian

Founded in 1998, Depot Systems is the leading container yard/

Trading Association, and Road Transport Association NZ.

terminal management software system in the US, containing container yard management and container maintenance

Transport Association, Women’s International Shipping &

Visit www.containerchain.com to find out more.

and repair estimating. Headquartered in Ohio, USA, Depot Systems has over 200 predominantly US-based depots and Corp, Trac Intermodal, ContainerPort Group and XPO, and a

ABOUT WISETECH GLOBAL

team of six experienced industry and technical professionals.

WiseTech Global is a leading developer and provider of software

terminals as customers, including Container Maintenance

solutions to the logistics execution industry globally. Our Visit depotsystems.com to find out more.

customers include 12,000 of the world’s logistics companies across 130 countries, including 38 of the top 50 global third party logistics providers and all 25 of the 25 largest global freight

Depot Systems will remain under the leadership of Wally Morris

forwarders worldwide[1]. Our flagship product, CargoWise One,

and will continue to deliver container yard management solutions to

forms an integral link in the global supply chain and executes

its customers in the US and potentially to customers globally who

over 54 billion data transactions annually. At WiseTech, we

utilise CargoWise integrated supply chain execution solutions, along

are relentless about innovation, adding more than 3,000

with WiseTech’s adjacent technology providers and new geographic

product enhancements to our global platform in the past five

regions within our global group.

years while bringing meaningful continual improvement to the world’s supply chains. Our breakthrough software solutions are

Across ~130 countries, CargoWise One enables logistics service

renowned for their powerful productivity, extensive functionality,

providers to execute highly complex transactions in areas such

comprehensive integration, deep compliance capabilities, and truly

as freight forwarding, customs clearance, warehousing, shipping,

global reach. The WiseTech Global group includes CargoWise

tracking, land transport, e-commerce, and cross-border compliance

One, ABM Data Systems, ACO Informatica, BorderWise, Bysoft,

and to manage their operations on one database across multiple

Cargoguide, CargoIT, CargoSphere, CMS Transport Systems,

users, functions, countries, languages and currencies.

Containerchain, CustomsMatters, DataFreight, EasyLog, Fenix, Forward, Intris, LSP Solutions, Microlistics, Multi Consult,

This transaction follows WiseTech’s other recent logistics solutions

Pierbridge, Prolink, SaaS Transportation, SmartFreight, Softcargo,

acquisitions in Argentina, Australasia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada,

Softship, Systema, Taric, Trinium Technologies, Ulukom, Xware,

France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, North America,

zsoft and znet Group.

Norway, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, the UK and Uruguay, and is in line with WiseTech Global’s clearly stated strategy of accelerating

For more information about WiseTech Global or CargoWise

long-term organic growth through targeted, valuable geographic

One, please visit wisetechglobal.com

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COMPANIES

FOR SALE FRENCH FREIGHT FORWARDER

GERMAN FREIGHT FORWARDER

Ref. 898FM | France

Ref. 763FM | Germany

Key business features

Key business features

•• Established in 2004

•• International air & ocean freight forwarder

•• Privately owned

•• Privately owned – one shareholder

•• International air & ocean: 70%

•• 3 offices across Germany

•• Logistics & road freight: 30%

•• 19 staff

•• 46 staff (2 locations)

•• 50% air freight, 50% sea freight | 70% export, 30% import

•• Clearly defined 2nd-tier management structure

•• Sectors: events logistics and general cargo

•• Export: 66% (China, India, S.E Asia) | Import: 33%

•• Export to China, South America, North America

•• Sectors: aerospace, events, AOG, general cargo

•• Import from China

•• Turnover €16m

•• Turnover €7.0m

•• EBITDA €1.0m

•• PBT €1.0m

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GERMAN FREIGHT FORWARDER

SOUTHERN & SOUTH AMERICAN N.V.O.C.C. & FORWARDER

Ref. 290FM | Germany

Ref. 448FM | South East USA & South America

Key business features

Key business features

•• Established in 1980

A licensed, national customs broker, freight forwarder and NVOCC

•• Privately owned

•• Established 20 years ago

•• 2 offices across Europe, 44 staff combined

•• Privately owned – looking to continue under new ownership

•• 90% sea freight – Asia, EU, Far East | 10% air freight

•• 20 staff across 3 locations

•• Imports: FAK Cargo, consumer, textiles, industrial

•• Sector: focus on moving large mining, construction and oil/gas machinery, also moving general freight

•• Exports: Automotive, chemicals, industrials

•• 60% ocean | 30% road | 8% air | 2% rail

•• Owner would look at retaining a minority stake in the business

•• Turnover $10m

•• Turnover €20m | PBT €200k •• No debt

DAVID ROBERTS, M&A CONSULTANT, FREIGHT MERGERS

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MULTIMODAL FREIGHT FORWARDER

Ref. 2232FM | London Heathrow (LHR) Key business features

AIR

Import 17% Export 48% OCEAN

•• Company trading 10+ years •• Six full-time members of staff including two Directors •• IATA and BIFA accredited •• Diverse spread of clients, top 15 represent 78% of T/O •• Global network of partners offering multimodal solutions •• Moved 683,218 kg of air freight in 2017 ••157 LCL and 175 FCL shipments in 2017

Financials

Import 18% Export 8% ROAD

Import 3% Export 1% UK DOMESTIC

4%

FINANCIALS

T/O: £1.3m Adj. PBT: £200k

2018 ••Turnover: £1.30m

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•• Gross profit: £410k •• Adj. Profit Before Tax: £200k 2017 ••Turnover: £1.43m •• Gross profit: £454k

SELLER OF THE MONTH •• Adj. Profit Before Tax: £220k

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Ref. 4356FM | UK, US & Germany Overview •• My client offers global freight forwarding, customs brokerage and supply chain management providing air, ocean & road services alongside value-added services •• Having grown organically over a period of 45 years, they are now generating annual consolidated revenue of €300+ million •• Originally established in Europe, they now have a worldwide presence with 20 offices and 1,000+ employees whilst still remaining privately owned ••The primary markets for my client are China, U.K, Australia, South Africa, the Middle East and the U.S. •• With consistent profits and a capital fund, my client is in a strong position with the ability and capacity to acquire privately owned companies

Investment remit •• Focus on international freight (air and ocean), with limited trucking or domestic operations •• Companies located in UK, U.S and Germany ••Turnover of the business to be a minimum of €5.0m, preferably €10m - €50m •• Privately owned companies •• 5+ staff •• Gross operating margin: Expected to be in region of 15 to 30% •• Company must control business rather than large amounts of agent-routed cargo

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WE’LL GET YOU THERE OPPORTUNITIES IN STRATEGIC SALES London & South East, Manchester, Liverpool Highly competitive package and benefits

It’s a state of mind. As markets evolve and global networks grow increasingly complex, transport and logistics solutions need to be more agile, integrated and innovative than ever before. At Bolloré Logistics, we pride ourselves on the ‘can-do’ attitude of every one of our 20,600 employees, across 107 countries. So if you can combine that entrepreneurial spirit with good experience selling services across all modes of international logistics, we’ll give you the opportunities, the support – and the sheer global scale and scope – to get you wherever you want to be. We’re seeking a number of Strategic Sales people with experience within Logistics and Freight Forwarding. If this sounds like you, here’s an opportunity to use all your experience and initiative to sell new solutions and services to a variety of industries spanning all modes of international logistics. To apply send your CV to kerry.cairns@bollore.com or for more information visit our website.

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NCHE RELAU NOW

AOG SHIFT OPERATIVE

SALES DEVELOPMENT EXECUTIVE

HEATHROW, UK EXCELLENT SALARY & BENEFITS PACKAGE

EAST SUSSEX, UK UP TO £40,000 BASIC COMMISSION STRUCTURE TO BE DISCUSSED CAR ALLOWANCE UP TO £4,800 jason@headfordgroup.com | +44 (0)1454 628 779

kerry.cairns@bollore.com

Bolloré Logistics is a company like no other. Our experience, as part of a family group, goes all the way back to 1822. Today, as a global leader in international transport and logistics, we draw on our heritage to keep going forward - always looking beyond the horizon and striving to achieve more for our clients. Join our Aircraft on Ground shift team at Heathrow and you will have the opportunity to let your AOG expertise and customer service skills shine brightly. Working 4 days on/4 days off shift pattern, key responsibilities include:

•• Arranging collections on all dedicated movements •• Booking all shipments with airlines •• Updating customers with flight details within 45 minutes •• Completing MAWB and Customs entries •• Pre-alerting customer and network •• Complete invoicing and filing •• Arranging EC import movements from start to finish •• Assisting on arranging Hand Carries •• Handling AOG dedicated road movement •• Ensuring excellent data quality by paying strict attention to data accuracy. You’ll be educated TO GCSE level and possess excellent ITC skills, including a thorough knowledge of MS packages. We’re seeking candidates with three years’ industry related experience, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and strong attention to detail, as well as the ability to adapt and work effectively as part of a team. To apply send your CV to kerry.cairns@bollore.com or for more information visit our website.

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We have an opportunity for a well-established International Freight Forwarder in East Sussex who require a Sales Development Executive. The ideal candidate should have a minimum of 3 years sales experience within the forwarding industry, with knowledge of all modes of transport and Warehouse Logistics. They will be required to generating new business on an ongoing basis, be driven, ambitious and a successful sales hunter.

Responsibilities •• Developing and securing new business •• Ensure targets are met or exceeded in line with business plan •• Compile a healthy pipeline •• Complete reporting via CRM •• Maintain existing business •• Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

Qualifications •• Ambitious and driven personality •• The ability to work individually as well as part of a team •• Comprehensive knowledge of all modes of transport •• Current/clean driving licence


VACANCIES UNITED KINGDOM

NETWORK CONTROL GROUP SUPERVISOR – TRANSPORT MANAGEMENT

COLNBROOK/HEATHROW, UK SALARY £29,000 BASIC + £4,000 SHIFT ALLOWANCE SUNDAY TO THURSDAY, 7:30PM TO 4:30AM 22 DAYS ANNUAL LEAVE, RISING TO 26 IN TIME ACCESS TO COMPANY BENEFITS PORTAL STAKEHOLDER PENSION EXCELLENT PROGRESSION OPPORTUNITIES ACCELERATED DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES jason@headfordgroup.com | +44 (0)1454 628 779

We have an opportunity for a Network Control Group Supervisor with one of the biggest freight forwarders in the world. This is a Management role, based at off the Southern Distribution Centre in Colnbrook. Managing 6 direct reports of varying experience levels, we are seeking a proven manager with experience in transport management and analysis of technical data. The NCG team are responsible for monitoring all fleet vehicles to ensure timely delivery of shipments and customs clearance of shipments in the air to ensure our time definite delivery services can be achieved. We are seeking a candidate who has experience working with Customs systems, transport or warehouse management systems, technical ability is key for this role and proven experience working with and training staff on complex IT systems is a necessity.

CUSTOMS CLEARANCE CLERK HEATHROW, UK – £22,000–£30,000 tom@headfordgroup.com | +44 (0)1454 275 934

•• Completing a high standard of air/sea import entries •• Working accurately in fast-paced environment •• 3 or more years’ experience with customs entries

Role

•• To implement and support departmental strategies. To assist in managing the day to day operation and staff within the NCG, in order to effectively monitor all elements required for successful network operations. Reporting any detriments to service, highlighting root cause and analysis with short/long term solutions. To monitor and communicate all departure and arrival times within the SDC/ Customer Collections/Deliveries. •• The Network Control Supervisor is responsible for the performance of his shift or function within the network group. He/she must ensure that all operational problems are resolved/ or escalated to direct report, so that customer expectations are achieved and resources optimised, within operational cost performance, agreed budgets. •• Must be able to lead, manage, motivate and communicate effectively to all areas and levels of operations staff within the team. •• Key focus on achieving service excellence within agreed cost parameters while maintaining a strong customer facing position and driving improvement in customer satisfaction. •• •• Must be organised and facilitate staff Rosta coverage as well as holiday/Overtime approvals. •• Successful candidate will be required to work flexible hours around the operation to ensure departmental needs are satisfied. •• Successful candidate must be committed to travel away on management training courses and events. •• Skill/Experience required •• Minimum 3 to 5 years of man-management experience within or a similar industry. •• Higher level of education with additional qualifications specific to this role. •• High level of Microsoft office knowledge/experience. •• Dangerous Goods by road and by air •• Health and safety •• Man management •• Knowledge of the UK Road Maps would be an advantage


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SCHIPHOL, NETHERLANDS €39,000–€43,000

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Key info •• $40k-$50k •• Minimum of 2 years in ocean export role •• Full documentation A-Z

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Key info •• Maintain closer working relationships with clients, airlines, hauliers and destination offices

•• Identify and resolve issues, the candidate will be

empowered to act on their experiences to resolve problems or stop any potential issues before they occur •• Providing rates to clients through web based platforms

AIR EXPORT MANAGER CHICAGO, IL tom@headfordgroup.com | +1 (470) 558 2953

Key info •• Salary based on experience •• 5+ years managerial experience •• Working for a top 25 global freight forwarder

ROAD OPERATOR MUNICH, GERMANY €39,000–€42,000 paul@headfordgroup.com | +44 (0)1454 628 785

Key info •• Handle day-to-day operational issues maintain smooth

GATEWAY SUPERVISOR CHICAGO, IL

flow of information in amongst other office staff •• Ensure that all quote requests are dealt with immediately •• Liaise with accounts – and other departments

tom@headfordgroup.com | +1 (470) 558 2953

Key info •• $60k-$70k •• 2+ years freight forwarding industry experience •• Supervisory experience in a freight forwarding environment

OCEAN IMPORT & EXPORT OPERATOR ANTWERP, BELGIUM €39,000–€43,000 paul@headfordgroup.com | +44 (0)1454 628 785

Key info •• Assist and advise customers of shipments, arrival, clearances and deliveries

•• Build close, strong relationships with customers/clients •• Handling Import & Export shipment processes

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OCEAN OPERATOR

MARITIME AGENT, IMPORT & EXPORT

HAMBURG, GERMANY €39,000–€42,000

LE HAVRE, FRANCE SALARY IS COMPETITIVE FOR THE RIGHT PERSON 35 HOURS PER WEEK 30 DAYS HOLIDAYS PER YEAR becky@headfordgroup.com | +44 (0)7843 906 423

paul@headfordgroup.com | +44 (0)1454 628 785

Key info •• Execute all export shipments and documentation with

the highest level of accuracy •• Build close, strong relationships with customers/clients •• Assist and advise customers of shipments, arrival, clearances and deliveries

OCEAN OPERATOR DUSSELDORF, GERMANY €39,000–€42,000

Key info •• A maritime agent with experience in sea freight export and import

•• You will be responsible for the complete management of all import and export operations •• Seeking someone who holds motivation, flexibility and autonomy with a minimum of 3 years of experience in international shipping •• It is essential that the successful candidate is fluent in English and French as the head office and main running of the Le Havre office will be done from Germany

paul@headfordgroup.com | +44 (0)1454 628 785

Key info •• Execute all export shipments and documentation with

the highest level of accuracy •• Providing rates to clients through web based platforms •• Ensure systems are accurately used and updated

AIR OPERATOR AGENT FRANKFURT, GERMANY €39,000–€42,000 paul@headfordgroup.com | +44 (0)1454 628 785

Key info •• Maintain closer working relationships with clients, airlines, hauliers and destination offices

•• Identify and resolve issues, the candidate will be

empowered to act on their experiences to resolve problems or stop any potential issues before they occur •• Providing rates to clients through web based platforms

AGENT DE TRANSIT, POUR SERVICE ÉVÈNEMENTIEL PARIS, FRANCE PROPOSED GROSS SALARY: €35K PER ANNUM PARIS-BASED OFFICE – SOMEONE LOCAL IS ESSENTIAL becky@headfordgroup.com | +44 (0)7843 906 423

Key info •• French native and strong level of English (conversational and written) required

•• High availability - autonomous and resourceful •• Maritime knowledge is a plus •• An interest in Live Entertainment or experience in this field is highly desired

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MARKETING FOCUS WITH

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ompanies these days are faced with more competition

So not only will your business be exposed to various job seekers, but

than ever before. We are exposed to radio and television

also works on a national and global scale. Job seekers are more likely

commercials, social media, billboards, pop-ups. Whilst

to look into your company if a job role catches their eye.

there are more ways to market a company compared to ten years ago, it doesn’t necessarily mean that marketing is easier. Audiences

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are bored of generic adverts, so sometimes it takes some outside-

Forwardingjobs provides the perfect marketing platform for all

the-box thinking to market and brand your company successfully.

your latest company vacancies. If you are recruiting on a regular basis, e can offer a range of services to you depending on your

Advertising within the freight industry can be a little bit of a head-

requirements. Furthermore, if you pay to place a job advert on the

scratcher. How do I reach such a specific audience? How do I

site it is automatically included in the recruitment section of the

advertise to new clients when I don’t know where to find them?

magazine and emailed to candidates in your area.

We hear you. You want a type of marketing that is going to reach audiences interested in freight and logistics. So, why not consider

Alternatively, you can use the group’s executive search team, claim a

putting your job vacancies on a job board?

loyalty programme voucher of up to 50% to spend this on marketing in the Forwarder Directory.

By advertising your jobs on a job board, not only will the candidates actively come to you, but they will be industry-specific professionals.

Searching for a new role? Looking to take the next step in your freight

You will also land yourself with some brilliant brand awareness

career? Want to discover opportunities within the sector? With

marketing, exposing your logo and company profile to more people.

vacancies from employers and recruitment agencies, it’s our mission to find you the perfect role within the freight forwarding industry.

Why choose a job board? Job boards are like a fruit basket. The fruit (jobs) is all collated in one place, ready for the perfect consumer

Job boards are a great way to expose your company to new and

(candidate) to decide which one they would like best. Usually, jobs

existing audiences. You will not only increase your network, but

are scattered across multiple job boards: you’ve heard of a creatives-

brand awareness is a crucial element to marketing. Giving it some

oriented agency, but what about one for freight? Well, that’s how

consideration? Head over to forwardingjobs.com to find out more.

Forwardingjobs.com can help. Unlike the standard job board, ForwardingJobs.com has been created specifically for the freight forwarding and logistics industry, listing jobs from management, manufacturers, driving, finance, warehouse, shipping, freight forwarding, operations, to senior, sales, administration and more. With the easy-to-use job search function, job seekers can find all current vacancies available, filtering from role to location.

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A WORD FROM...

ELLENA AUSTIN

O

ver the past decade, the rise of the e-commerce sector has transformed the way that consumers purchase goods. With extensive choice, fast delivery and online peer-to-peer reviews all contributing to continuous growth for the sector. For the logistics industry, the growth in online sales and the requirements for next and same day deliveries has increased the demand for warehouse

facilities situated close to major cities and transportation links. To remain successful post-dotcom, businesses have had to adapt to the changes in consumer purchasing behaviours and the logistics industry has had to keep up with these evolving demands. Now, there’s a new focus on the industry to work smarter with the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI). From higher levels of warehouse automation to robotics in final mile delivery, how AI will lead the next transformation in our supply chains is yet to be seen. However, the driving force The faster turnaround time for orders to

behind both AI and the rise of e-commerce

be picked, packed and delivered has been

is the same: to improve process efficiency.

matched with a greater demand of effective

After all, isn’t that at the heart of every

reverse logistics solutions, with recent

change across the logistics industry?

statistics indicating that c.25% of items bought online are returned, compared to

Ellena Austin, Yusen Logistics

c.8% of goods bought at a store. What’s more, the returns policy of an online retailer and the consumer experience of the return process have both been shown to influence conversion and repeat purchasing.

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CEO OF LEADING NATIONAL TRAINING PROVIDER DISCUSSES

OPTIONS AFTER A-LEVEL & GCSE RESULTS J oe Crossley, CEO of Qube Learning (in Abingdon), talks

•• Once you have an idea of which career path is the right one,

post results “Results day can be an intimidating prospect for

building the correct skill set is the next step. People shouldn’t

many people across the country. A lot of individuals assume

assume that school, college and then university is the only path

that the next steps into education or a career are very dependent

that is a credible one. In fact, I think there are many great

on the grades they get so it’s important that all the possible routes

examples of successful people who have started work early and

available are understood to help someone make informed choices.

then gone onto further education later in life.

My top advice for anyone expecting their exam results is: •• Find out about alternatives routes: Traineeships and •• Your future options really depend on what your long-term aim is.

Apprenticeships are great ways to build a long and successful

Not passing an exam is certainly not a barrier to achieving success

career. Traineeships are a good way for 16-24-year olds to try

in the future. I left school without any qualifications and now sit

out different sectors and job roles without making a long-

as a CEO at one of the nation’s leading training providers.

standing commitment. They are also beneficial for employers to ensure that they bring the right people into their business.

•• Having a plan is key and if you don’t know what you want to

Traineeships include really important elements that give

do, then think about what you enjoy – I like talking and working

students the right foundation for employment including maths

with people so Retail was a good starting point for me. If there’s

and English, work readiness and industry specific skills such as

a trade or sector you are interested in, then research into what

Food Safety. They are a useful way of gaining vital soft skills and

you need to do to get into that area.

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•• Apprenticeships are also now a respected alternative to college

I know what it is to pick myself up again and to get knocked back,

and university. Apprenticeships ensure that participants gain not

and that is why I am passionate about helping others on their

only sector specific skills, that are delivered by people with the

journeys too. Everyone deserves a chance wherever they are from.

most up to date knowledge, but they also ensure those skills

We know that on average a university debt is £23,500 which

EMPLOYERS FEEL THAT QUALIFIED APPRENTICES ARE 15% MORE EMPLOYABLE THAN THOSE WITH OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

can be difficult for many to pay off and take years to finally say

It is imperative that all businesses look at character not just CV or

goodbye to. This is versus an average £23,542 Apprentice salary

qualifications and offer equal chances to all.

are embedded over time. The key difference of course with an Apprenticeship is that they enable people to earn while they learn which no other educational route can really compete with!

which means earning, surviving and gaining invaluable expertise that will set individuals up for life. Qube Learning work with a lot

Find out how a Traineeship or Apprenticeship could kick-start your

of people from many backgrounds, we strive to help our students

career or contribute to your organisation by contacting the training

(and employers) prosper and get the best out of working and learning.

experts at Qube Learning.

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CRAIG EDITOR-IN-CHIEF RACHEL EDITOR RICHARD ADVERTISING DOM ADVERTISING NICK ADVERTISING TIM DESIGNER

A FINAL WORD FROM

THE EDITOR...

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ext issue will be our next quarterly printed edition, where we will be discussing warehousing and storage. We have some interesting articles coming up, including

looking at how warehouses can be more sustainable, contributing towards the 2020 goal of reducing CO2 emissions. Heathrow Airport is an integral hub for the air cargo industry. I will be taking a look at the history of Heathrow and how it was transformed from a minor airfield to the huge port it is today. Got something you contribute? Want to see your company in print? You know what to do: email us at team@forwardermagazine.com Rachel Jefferies, Editor, FORWARDER magazine

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