Five ways to drive efficiency in international logistics

If your International supply chain partners are not able to operate at optimal efficiency, they pass an increased pricing on to your company. When expectations aren’t met by your partners it is difficult to control the logistics flow, which reduces efficiency and also decreases their level of commitment to your goals and expectations. If you were to add the extra time that your personnel spend working through the chaos to the costs of the resulting inventory sub-optimization you would get the current state of international management at most companies. Without these five components of complex international logistics operations, inefficiency is amplified:


Ship captains won't even step on-board a boat, this scenario is now coming closer to reality as according to a Bloomberg report, Rolls-Royce's marine division has begun testing a virtual reality bridge that may one day allow captains to navigate ships from on land, and without a crew aboard.

Work Starts on Felixstowe port Expansion

Work has recently started at the Port of Felixstowe on the latest expansion of the UKs largest container port. Piling of the quay wall for the new extension will start later in the summer with construction due to be complete around mid 2015.

Fifteen Firms Share €75m Pot to Boost Export

A pot of €75m will be shared between 15 firms aiming to double sales and create jobs through Irish exports. Mentoring from industry experts will also be given to established and profitable companies that qualify for the BDO Development Capital Fund.

Extend the Life of the Fleet

If your business involves shipping freight you need your transport vehicles to be reliable and have as little downtime as possible. Anything that keeps your trucks or the trucks of your carrier on the road longer is a good thing as it will save you money.

New Pallet Wrap Offers Up To 80% Price Savings

Golden Valley Pallet Wrap Specialists (GVPS), a Gloucester based specialist supplier of hand and machine pallet wrap, has launched Fusion 33. Fusion 33 is a new machine applied pallet wrap that, the company has said, will save the users up to 80% of their pallet wrap costs..

Kuehne+Nagel 4th Best Workplace in Ireland in 2014

Kuehne+Nagel announced that they have been officially recognised as the 4th Best Workplace in Ireland, 2014. The award was presented at the Great Place to Work Awards in the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Dublin.

Drone Cargo Ships Will be the next big thing in freight

Unmanned cargo ships are not the futuristic creature of sci-fi novel poet's imagination. It is going to happen and it is going to happen soon. In the era of driver-less cars and aerial drones, unmanned cargo ships seem to be the natural next step and Rolls Royce is already working on it.

Storm Darwin swept across the Ireland

Transport networks are recovering after storm “Darwin” – one of the 5 the biggest storms which ever hit Ireland. Vicious weather conditions with winds of up to 180kph smashed into the country knocking over trucks and downing trees.

Guide to a good move

Moving house can be very stressful and overwhelming but if you take the time to organise everything before moving day, the process will go a lot smoother.

Speed Vans Lead to Rise in Penalty Points

Penalty points have been credited by road safety experts with helping the steady fall of deaths on Irish roads. Penalty pointed are now being handed out at breakneck speed. Around one in three drivers have been caught out. The number of points is increasing since the introduction of speed cameras.

How to deal with road rage

Survey results show that nearly 40% of Irish drivers have openly admitted to getting angry whilst driving on a weekly basis. Every one in three drivers are expected to face aggressive or intimidating driving while out in their car. 13% of people have admitted to getting out of their car in order to confront another driver.

Irish Roads Ban Big Lorries

Irish roads have banned vehicles that are higher than 4.65 metres tall from today. The ban has been put on hold since January 2007 in order to give truck owners and operators time to downsize the vehicles.