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Spain arrests five in Guatemala corruption investigation

Spain arrests five in Guatemala corruption investigation

Posted: 10 May 2019

Allegations that hundreds of millions of euros in bribes were paid by Barcelona box terminal operating company TCB to the ex-president of Guatemala in return for a concession to build a new box port at Puerto Quetzal have been circulating for a few years now, unfortunately emerging shortly after TCB was bought by Maersk’s port arm, APM Terminals. Spanish police have now begun making arrests, including one involving an alleged payment made in Spain in a bid to cover up the investigation.

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G7 environnement, un sommet "inclusif"

G7 environnement, un sommet "inclusif"

Posted: 09 May 2019

Réunis à Metz en mai avant les chef d’états en août à Biarritz, les ministres de l’Environnement du G7 et quelques autres ont précisé leur stratégie à l’horizon 2030 : la lutte contre les inégalités par la protection de la biodiversité et du climat. La démarche sera "inclusive" pour atteindre de objectifs sociaux mais elle sera aussi menée en "stimulant la croissance économique et l’innovation".

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Adidas opts for air freight – 'a temporary setback' – to avoid supply chain shortfall

Adidas opts for air freight – 'a temporary setback' – to avoid supply chain shortfall

Posted: 09 May 2019

Cheaper air rates and a dearth of warehouse capacity may be sending shippers to the skies: Adidas plans to increase its use of air cargo to offset supply chain shortages.

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UK logistics sector slipping down the global competitiveness league

UK logistics sector slipping down the global competitiveness league

Posted: 09 May 2019

This is the conclusion of the FTA’s latest logistics report, which notes that the country has dropped down the global competitiveness index from sixth to eighth since 2017.

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Europe's road freight market softens as capacity rises and economies suffer

Europe's road freight market softens as capacity rises and economies suffer

Posted: 08 May 2019

European road freight capacity appears to be on the rise, but this is mainly due to weak economies than any turnaround in the truck driver shortage crisis.

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Failure to Use Procurement Specialists “Cost Millions”, Says Research

Failure to Use Procurement Specialists “Cost Millions”, Says Research

Posted: 08 May 2019

Businesses failing to use procurement specialists to ensure they get best value from Third-Party Logistics suppliers (3PLs) are potentially losing millions, according to the latest research from UK supply chain and logistics consultancy SCALA.

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Posted: 08 May 2019

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Selfridges go palm oil free

Selfridges go palm oil free

Posted: 07 May 2019

Selfridges managing director Simon Forster said: “We’re committed to buying better to inspire change. The removal of palm oil from our Selfridges Selection range is the latest demonstration of this approach.

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Mobilité électrique à hydrogène : premiers projets sélectionnés

Mobilité électrique à hydrogène : premiers projets sélectionnés

Posted: 07 May 2019

L’appel à projets « Ecosystèmes de mobilité hydrogène » lancé par l’ADEME en octobre 2018 a attiré industriels et territoires de la France entière. 11 projets sur 24 ont été retenus.

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DS Smith Plc vend deux sites en France et au Portugal

DS Smith Plc vend deux sites en France et au Portugal

Posted: 07 May 2019

Le fabricant britannique d’emballages en carton ondulé vient d’annoncer la vente de deux de ses sites à International Paper. Cette vente était une condition imposée en novembre 2018 par la Commission européenne pour autoriser l’acquisition par DS Smith de l’Espagnol Europac.

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Scott mécanise son entrepôt belge avec UVO Technologies

Scott mécanise son entrepôt belge avec UVO Technologies

Posted: 07 May 2019

L’équipementier sportif américain Scott a fait appel au spécialiste des équipements de manutention UVO Technologies pour déployer une première installation mécanisée de déchargement de conteneurs sur son centre de distribution d’Aubange.

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DHL axed from UK PPC after late payments to suppliers

DHL axed from UK PPC after late payments to suppliers

Posted: 03 May 2019

DHL is among five companies to be removed from the UK’s Prompt Payment Code (PPC) after failing to pay suppliers on time.

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