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UAE and China put pen to paper

BU Dhabi Ports has put pen to paper on an investment co-operation agreement with China’s Jiangsu Province to allocate space for companies from the region within the Khalifa Port Free Trade Zone.

Under the terms of a 50-year partnership, China-UAE Industrial Capacity Co-operation (Jiangsu) Construction Management Co, a UAE company newly established by Jiangsu Provincial Ove...

Gender inequality remains in logistics

The logistics industry has increased to 850,000 individuals employed within the UK, an increase of 13% (95,400) since 2010.

These are the employment figures according to a study by Skills for Logistics.  Image from SFL However, one issue that remains current within the industry relates gender inequali...

BBC stars sign open letter

It's been over a week since the BBC released the figures of the salaries their stars earn.

It has forced the likes of Clare Balding, Alex Jones and Sue Barker to lead a signed open letter in protest to director general Tony Hall.Chris Evans was paid at least £2.2m by the...

UK manufacturing on the rise

The outlook for the UK manufacturing industry looks promising. The sector has seen significant growth over recent years with many UK companies experiencing the largest hike in business confidence since the global financial crisis.

The latest survey snapshot of the manufacturing sector showed an unexpected pick-up in July, powered by exceptionally strong exports.The Purchasing Managers’ Index rose to 55.1 in ...

UK hoping for 'soft' Brexit

UK government ministers this week signalled that they are now willing to accept a transitional period of several years after it leaves the EU in 2019 after citizens voted for Brexit in 2016.

Chancellor Philip Hammond has admitted Britain’s relationship with the EU may look similar to its current one for up to three years after Brexit, with free movement, access to the ...

Tudor optimistic despite economic growth

The UK economy grew by 0.3% between a three month period to June, driven by a boom in the filming industry according to the Office for National Statistic. The original estimate showed an improvement in growth compared to the first quarter of the year, at 0.2%.

The ONS said the growth was driven by services, particularly retail, which more than offset falls in output in the manufacturing and construction sectors. It had been a "notable s...

Asia-Europe in price slump

The spot prices for Asia-Europe unexpectedly dropped by around 9% despite it being peak season. Transpacific prices have also fallen for a third successive week.

However, rates have remained 15% overall and are higher than a year ago. According to the World Container Index assessed by Drewry, prices for SIA-Europe dropped ‘unexpectedly on...

Maersk to share cyber-attack details

Maersk has promised to share with its customers and partners on what was learnt from last month’s Petya cyber-attack.

In an update yesterday designed to reassure customers that its systems were now safe, the world’s largest container line said it would “engage closely with customers and partners t...

Worlds largest container arrives to UK

The world’s largest container ship has arrived in the UK. The ship can carry a staggering 21,413 containers which measure 20ft each.

The container is 400 metres long and is currently docked in Felixstowe, Suffolk. OOCL Hong Kong is on its maiden voyage to Europe until it returns to the Far East. It has been on a...

Qatar to set up dairy farm

Qatar Airways Cargo has revealed it will transport more than 4,000 cattle in hope to set up a dairy farm in Qatar.

The company confirmed it had gained the rights to transport the Holstein cows and amassing to some 330 cows. Air Cargo News reported that the initial flight had taken place from B...

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