Tuesday, October 18, 2016

A Short Round-up of Developments in the UK's Freight and Logistics Industry

Smaller Items Worth a Mention This Week
Shipping News Feature
UK - ABP’s Humber operation will be hosting its first ever recruitment fair at Port House in Hull on Wednesday 19th October. The event has been organised to highlight opportunities within the Humber ports of Hull, Goole, Grimsby and Immingham and will also showcase the benefits of working within the ports and logistics sector. ABP is looking for people to fill a number of specialist vacancies including port operatives, operations supervisors, electrical technicians, engineers, weighbridge operators and crane operators among others.

UK—The Port of Tyne has announced its sponsorship of The Word, the National Centre for the Written Word, and the centrepiece of South Tyneside Council’s £100 million regeneration scheme. The Word will incorporate South Tyneside’s new central library and digital media space and will boast an impressive range of facilities including a computer gaming area, a FabLab with 3D printers and vinyl and laser cutters, digitised archives, meeting rooms and children’s immersive storytelling area. Andrew Moffat, Chief Executive Officer of the Port of Tyne, said:

“The Word is a really significant development for South Tyneside. As a business the Port of Tyne is committed to supporting our local communities and we are delighted to be supporting The Word as part of South Tyneside Council’s 365 vision.”

UK—The Freight Transport Association’s (FTA) Transport Manager autumn conference series sponsored by Iveco is well under way, with events having taken place in Chepstow, Durham and London. The conferences are proving a hit, with over 90% of those attending so far saying they are ‘very likely’ to attend this type of event again.

Future dates and locations for the conference are:

Thursday 20 October – Peterborough

Wednesday 26 October – Warrington

Tuesday 1 November – Dunblane

Thursday 10 November – Yeovil

Wednesday 16 November – Barnsley

Wednesday 23 November – Southampton

Thursday 1 December – Coventry