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DHL saved on packaging going direct to manufacturers

Talking directly to packaging manufacturers has helped DHL reduce its cardboard cost. Andrew Yeaman, director of managed procurement services at DHL, said understanding how the firm’s packaging was made allowed it to adapt its specifications to make production more...

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Lower Thames Crossing to boost road capacity by 90%

Highways England have revealed new plans for the Lower Thames Crossing, with a range of improvements it claims will boost capacity by 90%. The original plans, announced last year, were expected to provide a 70% capacity increase. Journey times at the Dartford Crossing...

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Drivers’ hours rules need to be clearer

A lack of clear guidance on how operators can manage and comply with drivers’ hours rules means enforcement authorities could be breaching government guidelines, according to a transport lawyer. James Backhouse, at Backhouse Jones, said many of the issues drivers and...

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Brexit customs delays could bankrupt one in 10 firms

Customs delays of just half an hour could cause one in 10 businesses to go bankrupt, a survey of supply chain managers has found. A CIPS survey of 1,310 EU and UK-based supply chain managers found 10% of firms believed their businesses would likely go bankrupt if...

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Honda’s Brexit warning over 60,000 pieces of paperwork

A no-deal Brexit could add 60,000 additional pieces of paperwork to Honda’s supply chain, its European head has said. Ian Howells, head of Honda Europe, said the UK leaving the EU without a deal would both increase costs and the administrative burden on the company....

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