The way freight transport is bought here in the UK is changing and now is the time to react if you don’t want to be left by the kerbside.Read More
In supply chain management, M2M is primarily EDI (Electronic Data Interchange) or middleware to connect to systems and transfer messages. The supply chain industry in general are a bunch of laggards when it comes to the adoption and use of technology, so there are only a few leading companies who are early adopters and fleets…
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Key to the exploitation of these developments lie in Machine-to-Machine (M2M) systems. Large amounts of data are collected by machines and transmitted to others to be analysed. The results are then sent to yet other machines for execution.Read More
There is effectively no joined-up ‘spot’ market for intermodal freight, which is typically seen as complex and inflexible. So, there is a clear case for further developing intelligent freight matching solutions, to link rail freight capacity, shipper needs, road carriers to and from railheads, and perhaps railhead transfer capacity as well.Read More
WHAT IS YOUR MONSTER? When I was a young boy, I was afraid of monsters. They were dark and scary and unknown. As I grew up, I learned to embrace my fears because they challenged me to improve myself and helped develop new perspectives. Today, if you were to ask anyone what AI is, you…
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Academics love to quibble over definitions, but the two-letter difference between ‘digitisation’ and ‘digitalisation’ does have profound, real- world, significance. The currently accepted distinction comes from market researcher Gartner. It says that Digitisation “takes an analogue process and changes it to a digital form without changes to the process itself”. But Digitalisation “is the use of…
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The problem is simply stated. The European Commission reports that while road freight represents just 3% of vehicles, they account for 29% of road derived emissions. Consisting of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, but also pollutants such as oxides of nitrogen and particulates. Exhaust emissions aren’t the only issues either. Fuel spills, tyre ‘crumb’, accidents, noise & vibration, congestion, infrastructure degradation… It all has a real impact on the health and well-being of people and the environment. Whether at local, regional or higher level it still says nothing of future ‘climate change’. Download our latest whitepaper, to learn what you can do today to start improving your sustainability profile.
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Much attention has been paid to the impact of new tariffs and duties on UK-EU freight post Brexit, but these are not the only issues. The European Commission has pointed out that without a deal, a range of UK-issued documents will no longer be recognised in the EU. These include Certificates of Professional Competence for drivers / transport managers, UK driving licenses and UK-issued Community licenses for hauliers.
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Transport impacts at every level of the sustainability hierarchy and drives the need to build sustainable ecosystems far into the future.
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Road freight prices across Europe rose to their highest level in over a decade in the last quarter of 2017, according to the Transport Market Monitor from Capgemini and Transporeon. With continuing economic growth, that in itself is hardly surprising – more worrying however, is that road freight capacity was over 23% lower than in the same quarter of 2016.
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