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Changes in Logistics and distribution

It's still far too early to assess how logistics and distribution will change for good as a result of the crisis, but we're certainly in a position to look at short-term trends.   First, the public at large has woken up to the fact that logistics workers are key...

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Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles to begin production

The Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles (VWCV) plants in Hannover and in Poland at Poznań and Września are to gradually start production again at reduced capacity levels from Monday, April 27. The start-up process will be based on the latest availability of parts, the...

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After Coronavirus, considering the long-term effects

The COVID-19 pandemic has tested our supply chains to the limit. Dave Berridge, Secretary of the Automated Material Handling Systems Association (AMHSA), considers the long-term effects. Whether you’ve been working from home with Zoom, doing pilates classes in your...

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Procurement praised as UK government launches PPE plan

The UK government has launched a plan to distribute personal protective equipment (PPE) and secure future supplies for healthcare staff responding to coronavirus. A full 24/7 military operation was underway to deal with the unprecedented global demand for PPE as a...

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COVID-19: Call for help for idle fleets

The RHA is calling on the government to support the haulage industry after 6,500 responses within 36 hours to a survey of hauliers showed that 46% of the UK truck fleet - around 240,000 vehicles - is now parked up with no work. Chief executive Richard Burnett said...

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‘Governments must do more to support struggling hauliers’

UK and international logistics representatives have called on governments for urgent injections of cash into sector businesses, as the sudden decline in normal volumes is pushing many to the brink of bankruptcy.   “The container haulage business is shagged,” one...

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