News and updates

 

Continued disruption in Spain

Posted on Friday, April 8th, 2022

Following strikes and protests in Spain last month, whilst there has been some resolve, there are still issues. below is a report from our Barcelona partner of the current status. “The main unions have accepted the agreements achieved on the negotiations with the Government: 5000 ME in direct help. Royal Decree 3/2022 that qualifies the […]

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Ital Transport helps with Ukrainian aid

Posted on Thursday, March 31st, 2022

Many local communities have been rallying around to donate aid to Ukrainian refugees. While international transport seems to be hitting the media, and appear to be organised fairly well through official charities, how are the donations getting to the correct distribution hubs in the UK? During March, Simon Morley, managing director of our sister company […]

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P&O Ferries | Ital Logistics perspective

Posted on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022

The recent treatment of employees by P&O Ferries is, from our perspective, nothing short of despicable. Their website champions ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’, and purports to ‘inspire our people…’ inferring an ethos of ‘investing in people’. Whilst they may have valid financial reasons to support their actions, how they have handled this leaves a lot to […]

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Protestations in Spain – updated 22nd March

Posted on Friday, March 18th, 2022

The hauliers strike which started on March 14th is reaching a debilitating state in Spain. The supply chains are extremely disrupted and there is no end in sight of a resolution according to the media and information from our Spanish partners. Many roads and distribution centres have been blocked and we understand the port of […]

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Possible Italian strikes

Posted on Friday, March 11th, 2022

We have been pre-warned that starting Monday 14th March there could be some national strikes. we are unsure what the reasons are at present, but there is a risk that hauliers and carriers may not be able to guarantee a complete service. As such, we cannot guarantee transit times will be maintained, We therefore recommend […]

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Corey gets a special award

Posted on Thursday, January 20th, 2022

It’s hats off to Corey Chambers today as he received a Special Recognition Award at the British International Freight Association Awards ceremony today, 20th January 2022. Corey, who heads our French & Portuguese export department, was shortlisted as a finalist in BIFA’s Young Forwarder of the year 2021. Whilst he didn’t win the category, the […]

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CHEMUK 2022

Posted on Wednesday, January 12th, 2022

We are pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at the CHEMUK 2022 exhibition which is at the NEC, Birmingham on 11th & 12th May. The exhibition is free to attend and the ticket portal will be open very soon. Information can be found at https://www.chemicalukexpo.com/. If you are brave enough to take Omicron […]

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The MFPA

Posted on Wednesday, December 29th, 2021

As many know, Ital Logistics likes to donate to small charities when possible, and especially at this time of year. Smaller charities depend entirely on public donations, and the fact that they are smaller means they are not usually visible in the public domain. Our second charity this year has been chosen because my late […]

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Choosing a Christmas charity?

Posted on Wednesday, December 1st, 2021

It’s that time of year again when we, like many companies, make some charity contributions. We wouldn’t normally post anything on the website yet until we have finalised our chosen charities for this Christmas, but one which stands out and is close to our hearts is Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary. This year they have a special […]

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Green Pass/Italy

Posted on Wednesday, October 13th, 2021

From this coming Friday, 15th October 2021, there is a new decree-law that will be in force in Italy which requires the compulsory possession of a ‘Green Pass’ for anyone who must access a business facility. There are no exceptions, even though their Trade Association is trying to obtain an exemption for drivers who would […]

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AEO and ISO

Posted on Monday, October 4th, 2021

In the early 2000s, many companies wouldn’t work with companies who did not have  accreditations such as ISO9001, or BS5750 as it was beforehand. But that changed fairly quickly as it was evident that it didn’t truly equate to good service. I’ve never been a true fan of this, but with the need to acquire […]

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Sale United Warriors U14’s

Posted on Monday, May 24th, 2021

On Sunday 23rd May Sale United Warriors U14’s became Timperley and District U14 Division 1 Champions. Maintaining their unbeaten record, they picked up the trophy by beating Brooklands Dragons with a convincing 5-1 victory, with 2 goals coming from the leagues top scorer, Joshua Fowles. So it’s well done to the team!

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2nd and 3rd imports phase

Posted on Thursday, March 11th, 2021

I expect that it is with some relief amongst our industry that the Government has come to its senses and realised that there has been insufficient time for all participants to get ready and adapt to the new regulations. Initially scheduled to come into force on 1st April and 1st July respectively, a statement has […]

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It never rains but it snows

Posted on Sunday, January 10th, 2021

Everyone will have no doubt read about the debacle surrounding the new customs requirements following our eventual departure from the EU at the turn of the year. Confusion, misunderstanding, lack of knowledge, software hiccups, not to mention the fact that many Customs locations not really knowing what they have to do either; all of which […]

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Charity donations

Posted on Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020

After the first few years of our foundation we soon came to the conclusion that dishing out corporate gifts was something that didn’t sit well with us. Agreed, it’s nice to receive a present, but there were only so many bottles of unwanted whisky that you could fit in your cupboard. I distinctly recall around […]

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Will there be hauliers?

Posted on Wednesday, December 16th, 2020

In a recent article published by Lloyds Loading List, the reality of the threat to road freight transport is echoing through the industry. The article can be read here. And it doesn’t surprise us at all. Whilst we, and all other freight forwarders, are fighting against time to implement software adjustments, connections to new systems, […]

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