FedEx to sponsor UEFA Europa League

FedEx to sponsor UEFA Europa League

FedEx is to be the main sponsor of the UEFA Europa League after signing a three year deal with UEFA. The value of the sponsorship has not been disclosed, although European press reports suggest it is worth “a high seven figures a year”. It starts with the 2015-16 season and will run for three seasons through to 2017-18. UEFAeuropaCupThe Europa League spans 192 teams across 54 nations, and FedEx, which is currently in the process…

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Freight MD Jenny Hooper Singled Out In The FTA Everywoman In Transport & Logistics Awards

Freight MD Jenny Hooper Singled Out In The FTA Everywoman In Transport & Logistics Awards

Entrepreneur and international freight specialist Jenny Hooper, Managing Director of Nuneaton-based Independent Freight Solutions Ltd, has been singled out as a finalist in the 2015 FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards. Jenny has impressed the judges for her leadership skills both in her own company and within the industry, and is a finalist in the “Leader of the Year” category. Winners will be announced in a glittering ceremony on June 3rd at the London…

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Finance Birmingham Delivers £500,000 For Logistics Firm

Finance Birmingham Delivers £500,000 For Logistics Firm

Contact Transport Ltd – a logistics firm located in Garretts Green in Birmingham – has received a £500,000 boost from Finance Birmingham, a national provider of funding to SMEs. The investment will allow the company to continue its considerable growth. Over the last 12 months, it has seen a 60% increase in turnover to nearly £20 million. The funding will also ensure that Contact Transport can take on new contracts within the ‘Final Mile’ division…

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DPD Marks Chancellor’s Visit With New £150m Jobs Pledge

DPD Marks Chancellor’s Visit With New £150m Jobs Pledge

The Chancellor George Osborne today visited DPD – the UK’s favourite parcel delivery company – to hear about plans for a new £150m investment which will create over 750 new jobs. On the final day of campaigning ahead of the 2015 general election the Chancellor called in on DPD’s state-of-the-art depot in Raunds, Northamptonshire as part of a 24 hour tour of businesses across the country. The Chancellor set out the Conservatives’ plans to carry…

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Fastlane International’s Manifesto: Introducing Urban Freight Hubs Will Transform UK Cities

Fastlane International’s Manifesto: Introducing Urban Freight Hubs Will Transform UK Cities

With two days to go until the UK General Election, London-based global courier Fastlane International is calling on all the UK’s parties to pledge to reduce congestion, ease access and reduce emissions in our towns and cities by introducing urban freight hubs . Fastlane International’s head of Public Relations, David Jinks MILT, says: ‘This election result looks like being extremely close; however one vital area of reform has not been addressed by any of the…

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Audi Pilots New ‘Car Boot’ Parcel Delivery Service

Audi Pilots New ‘Car Boot’ Parcel Delivery Service

A pilot project involving Audi, DHL Parcel and Amazon Prime will allow customers to have parcels delivered straight to their car. Audi has developed a system that enables parcels to be placed in the boot of a vehicle in an attempt to cut out items being returned to a depot when the recipient is out. Co-developed with logistics company DHL and online retail giant Amazon, the system, dubbed Audi connect easy, operates through temporary authorisation…

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WGM Engineering Ltd cuts fuel bill by 22% cent with TomTom Telematics

WGM Engineering Ltd cuts fuel bill by 22% cent with TomTom Telematics

One of Scotland’s leading engineering solutions providers, WGM Engineering Group has cut fuel costs by 22 per cent across its 90-strong fleet of vans using TomTom Telematics’ fleet management platform. Fuel efficiency has improved from 33.8 mpg to 36 mpg since the system was first installed 12 months ago, thanks to new insights on managing driver behaviour. Idling time has also dropped by 27 per cent, from 11 minutes per day to only eight minutes…

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Delivery Experts Wish Retailers Many Fewer Unhappy Returns

Delivery Experts Wish Retailers Many Fewer Unhappy Returns

Fastlane International warns misguided sales tactics are undermining success of home deliveries The growth in home deliveries has cut car journeys, eased congestion and lowered emissions, visitors to Multimodal 2015, the UK’s largest freight and transport event, heard this week. However, global couriers Fastlane International warned that the escalating level of customer returns is threatening to undermine the environmental benefits of internet shopping. Speaking at Multimodal 2015, held at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre, Fastlane International’s…

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Supreme Court Ruling Provides A Wake-Up Call To Government And Wider Transport Industry

Supreme Court Ruling Provides A Wake-Up Call To Government And Wider Transport Industry

Gasrec welcomes today’s Supreme Court ruling that the UK government must submit new air quality plans to the European Commission no later than 31 December 2015 following its failure to comply with EU law setting limits for nitrogen dioxide (NO2) pollution in various areas across the country, including Greater London. The timing of the ruling also coincides with the stark findings of a new study published this week by the World Health Organisation estimating the…

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Online Flower Power

Online Flower Power

By Becky Clark, CEO, NetDespatch As the weather starts to get more clement, so we all look to our gardens and start to think about what we need to do to get them ready for the summer.  We are said to be a nation of gardeners, and this is  more true than you might think.  Research undertaken in 2014 by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has shown that 77% of Brits garden, with 82% saying…

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