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What is the Open to Export Action Plan Competition?

By Open to Export

Open to Export has now run 3 competitions around the Export Action Plan with plans to launch several more competitions for 2017. Entry is eligible to companies who submit their Export Action Plans and meet the competition criteria.The Export Action Plan is a brilliant tool in itself but we want as many SME’s as possible to experience the benefits of using it and this is why we encourage you to submit your plan for a chance to win over £6000 in prizes to help get your business exporting.

Read More … http://opentoexport.com/info/export-action-plan-competition/

Freight Forwarders Send Budget Wish List To UK Government

By BIFA THE LEADING BODY REPRESENTING THE UK INTERNATIONAL FREIGHT SERVICES INDUSTRY March 2017

Ahead of tomorrow’s UK Budget, leading trade association, the British International Freight Association (BIFA), is calling on the Chancellor to do more for the freight and logistics sector. Robert Keen, BIFA’s Director General says: “The economic outlook post Brexit looks challenging and there is considerable uncertainty concerning the UK’s future trading relations with Europe.

“BIFA members are acutely aware that major policy changes in light of Brexit are yet to be revealed, but we call on Phillip Hammond to take some immediate steps to improve the operating environment for a sector that is the lifeblood of the UK’s international trade.

Read More … http://www.bifa.org/news/articles/2017/mar/freight-forwarders-send-budget-wish-list-to-uk-government?l=y

What do the markings on a container mean..??

By Hariesh Manaadiar 05/04/2017

All of you may have seen the markings on a container, specially the door when it comes to your warehouse for packing or unpacking..

Each of these markings plays a very significant role in the transportation of the container and provides vital information to all entities in the supply chain relating to the monitoring and safety of the container and cargo during its carriage.. Let us look at each of these markings individually based on the image below showing the various markings..

Read More …. http://shippingandfreightresource.com/blog/2017/04/05/what-do-the-markings-on-a-container-mean/