In case you missed them

All you need know about moving your cargo by rail -15th April

Railfreight plays a vital role in ensuring that supply chains are sustainable, resilient, have visibility and offer value – now more than ever.

“I’m interested in moving my cargo by rail. What do I need to know?”
“What sort of cargo flows & volumes work best with Railfreight?”
“What is the domestic intermodal market like in the UK? Is it straightforward to switch from road to rail?”

The expert panel answered these and more questions.

 


 

Port Skills & Safety Group: Mental Health in Ports - what can we do? 25th March

This roundtable discussion on mental health within the ports industry was held with representatives from mental health charities, employee associations, and port operators discussing the scale of mental wellbeing in the sector, the negative impact on workers, and how best to integrate policies and initiatives into businesses. The event concluded with a question-and-answer session where the audience had the opportunity to have enquiries answered by our panel of professionals, with the aim for this unique conversation to help bring about tangible change to the ports industry. 
 

 

Freeports - 4th March

The UK Government's Budget announcement of eight new Freeports has fired the starting gun on one of the most exciting developments to generate trade for the UK in recent memory.

But how might this affect your cargo? How might it benefit your supply chains? Are there any risks or downsides?

Our expert panel addressed these and other questions from the audience and explained the benefits, timescales and issues you will need to understand to help you better plan for your business.

 
https://youtu.be/pLKfZeONpwc


 

Container Shipping: Revolution or Evolution? - 21st January

Disruption from Covid-19, Brexit, Digitalisation and other market changes are requiring a re-set; a different approach to managing supply chains.
What strategies can shippers expect from their 3PLs & shipping lines? 

 
Importers, exporters, retailers and 3PLs were given an inside view as to how ocean shipping will evolve over the next 5-10 years.
 
> How are lines managing the move from analogue, to digitalisation on to digitisation? And what will this mean for shippers and 3PLs?
> How will data inform their strategies?
> Is the day of the traditional line coming to an end? Will they, like Maersk, and possibly HMM, become integrated logistics suppliers?
> What do 3PLs want from their lines, given the above? 
> Will covid lead to a shift in how supply chains link together?

 
Container Shipping webinar

Ports: Enabling the supply chain of the Future -10th December

Unlocking value: Improving sustainability: Increasing resilience
 
The function of Ports as drivers of international trade, job creation and adding value to supply chains is all too often missed by the public, yet their value to the Amazon home shopper or the fruit buyer at M&S cannot be over-stated.

In this webinar we examined and explained how Ports are becoming integral players in building the supply chains of the future – how they can unlock value, improve sustainability and increase resilience. And, therefore, how they can help keep your customers clicking, browsing and buying…

From discussing velocity across the quay, to Portcentric Logistics, to the current evaluation & bidding for Freeport status, the expert panel will help you navigate some of the current thinking about the Port in the 21st century.

 
Ports: Enabling the supply chain of the Future webinar

Brexit: The Tactics  -  5th November

 Quick wins, tricks of the trade & mitigation 

With the prospect of a last minute Brexit deal still hanging by a thread, importers and exporters are still unsure as to what measures they will need to have in place. Many will be planning for both scenarios – but many still have much work to do.

In this webinar, we examined what options remain for shippers, 3PLs and their service partners.  Our panel discussed last minute tactics, mitigation solutions and their “tricks of the trade”.

 
Brexit: The Tactics  -  Quick wins, tricks of the trade & mitigation webinar

BREXIT - 16th September

Overcoming the Supply Chain Challenges and Successfully Managing Post Transition Trade

​In this session we explored how ready UK businesses are for Brexit, what are the most significant challenges to efficient and cost effective supply chain operations and what steps are being taken by companies to mitigate any risks and manage trade with the EU post the Brexit transition period. Using feedback from UK businesses to gain an insight into:
The expectations and concerns around the impact of Brexit.
The preparedness of UK firms for Brexit.
The disruption to Brexit planning due to COVID-19.
The steps being taken to prepare for the impact of Brexit on supply chains

BREXIT: Overcoming the Supply Chain Challenges and Successfully Managing Post Transition Trade

Accelerating eCommerce fulfilment: capacity, compliance and profitability - 15th July

The 3PL Perspective 

The current pandemic has accelerated the adoption of eCommerce placing large demands on the fulfilment network. Retailers, 3PLs, warehouse operators, fulfilment houses and delivery networks have had to scale up to peak levels of activity whilst also developing safe ways of working. The industry is to find profitable models and ways of working that can sustain activities in the short near and long term.

 
Accelerating eCommerce fulfilment: capacity, compliance and profitability - The 3PL perspective