UK Government publishes post-Brexit border operating model

July 23, 2020

On the 14th July the Government issued its long awaited Border Operating Model. This document gives an overview of the main import and export requirements and processes to needed to move goods between the UK and EU from the 1st January 2020.  The document highlights: The important role of the Customs Intermediary in ensuring accurate customs entries are… Read more

Warehousing space at record levels in second quarter

July 3, 2020

According to the latest data released by international real estate advisor, CBRE, the UK logistics market has recorded the highest quarterly take-up figures on record for the second quarter of 2020, with a total of 12.78 million sq ft being taken up compared to 7.83 million sq ft in the second quarter of 2019. Following… Read more

European road freight capacity dips after all-time highs

June 24, 2020

On 18 June, CLECAT joined the webinar by Transporeon on road transport market developments. According to Transporeon, European available road freight capacity on the spot market hit record levels in April and May to the backdrop of COVID-19, although the current month has brought some relief in the supply-demand imbalance. However, while available capacity in… Read more

How the Chinese New Year will Affect Your Business

January 24, 2020

The Chinese New Year, also known as Spring Festival, marks a significant annual celebration for Chinese people. Spring Festival is the largest and most prominent holiday for the people of China and provides a special time to reunite with loved ones and catch up with old friends, many of whom workers have not seen for… Read more

First pallet network to offer a next day service to the isle of wight

January 6, 2020

PALLETFORCE FIRST TO OFFER IOW NEXT DAY AS STEVE PORTER JOINS TRANSPORT NETWORK EV Cargo company Palletforce has provided its members with another market advantage as the first pallet network to offer a next day service to the Isle of Wight, as Steve Porter Transport becomes the 13th new member to join the expanding network this… Read more

The Sulphur Cap: Making Shipping More Sustainable

November 26, 2019

Ocean freight is already one of the more ecologically friendly, global shipping options for your goods. But thanks to new environmental regulations, which come into force from 1st January 2020, sea freight is set to become much more sustainable.  The 2020 Sulphur Cap Change The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) is introducing a landmark regulation to… Read more

Is Your Business Prepared for Brexit?

October 18, 2019

In just over one week, the UK could be leaving the European Union. Are you ready? With Cabinet ministers and the Brexit deadline moving around more than one of our busy transport vehicles, you’d be forgiven for wanting to forget about the whole thing until we have some certainty. But wait. Don’t let 31st October… Read more

Palletforce First To Offer Artificial Intelligence Technology

October 9, 2019

Already acknowledged as having the best technology in the industry, express distribution network Palletforce has gone one step further, becoming the first network to roll-out artificial intelligence technology with the launch of Alliance Sense. With the ability to predict delivery issues before they happen, the innovation behind Alliance Sense will help drive Palletforce’s sector-leading service… Read more

Palletforce unveils innovation investment with £2m technology upgrade

September 19, 2019

Palletforce, Europe’s leading logistics network, continues its investment in innovation and technology by unveiling a new £2 million upgrade of its electronic proof of delivery (ePOD) system, cementing the company’s position at the forefront of the sector. Building on its Best use of Technology accolade at last year’s Motor Transport Awards, the roll-out of ePOD2 will… Read more