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Logistics drones: invasive or innovative?

Logistics drones: invasive or innovative?
Katie Smith, October 24, 2017

Garden Voyeurism

Last weekend whilst enjoying some relaxed autumn gardening I was startled by a strange buzzing sound from on high. I looked up expecting an obnoxious insect but instead spotted a drone hovering above my back garden. This was the first time I had been visited by a drone and I wasn’t sure what to make of it, so I waved. The drone, seemingly appeased by this, scooted away, but it got me thinking… Realistically, what useful purposes do drones actually serve?

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Categories: International, Shipping

Preventing Illegal Immigration

Preventing Illegal Immigration
Imy Clarke - On behalf of Alchemy Recruitment, July 27, 2017

Illegal immigration is a huge topic right now across the globe. Every year, thousands of migrants attempt to travel between countries illegally, hitching a ride on various different freight vehicles. For freight companies this can lead to serious problems and costly fines if vehicles aren’t secured against these illegal immigrants. 

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Categories: Shipping, Trucks

Why Online Shopping Delivery Fails

Why Online Shopping Delivery Fails
Imy Clarke - On behalf of Alchemy Recruitment, July 3, 2017

Every year the number of purchases made online continues to increase, and as of 2017, online shoppers in the UK spend more per household than in any other county, an average of £4,611 per year. Yet, amongst all of these purchases are many deliveries that fail to reach their consumers…buy why?

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Categories: Shipping

First UK Rail Freight Service to China

First UK Rail Freight Service to China
Imy Clarke - On behalf of Alchemy Recruitment, May 18, 2017

The first rail freight service from the UK to China departed last month from the rail terminal at DP World’s London Gateway port in Essex and has now completed its 17-day, 7,500-mile journey. 

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Categories: Shipping

The Importance of Warehouse Lighting

The Importance of Warehouse Lighting
Imy Clarke - On behalf of Alchemy Recruitment, November 30, 2016

For many years, warehouse lighting has been a huge expense for any warehouse operator. From the huge energy bills to supply the adequate lighting, to a drop in productivity and a rise in accidents without it, the economics and employee wellbeing aspects of lighting need a thorough examination. 

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The Effect of Brexit on Global Supply Chains

The Effect of Brexit on Global Supply Chains
Imy Clarke - On behalf of Alchemy Recruitment, October 31, 2016

The effects of Brexit are far reaching for a wide variety of industry sectors around the globe, and the logistics sector is by no means exempt. There are severe implications for supply chain, logistics and distribution sectors as a result of Brexit, both positive and negative. 

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Categories: Commercial, Shipping

Logistics staff shortage: Generating Logistics jobs

Logistics staff shortage: Generating Logistics jobs
Imy Clarke - On behalf of Alchemy Recruitment, September 30, 2016

The logistics industry has a major staff shortage problem, particularly with regards to transport. With the whole industry worth nearly £80bn to the UK economy, it is vital that this problem is solved and solved quickly. While many initiatives have been created over the past few years to alleviate this issue by industry leaders and the government, have they done enough?

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Categories: Job Applications

Amazon Delivery: 20 Jet Lease

Amazon Delivery: 20 Jet Lease
Imy Clarke - On behalf of Alchemy Recruitment, February 26, 2016

Amazon is wanting to build an Amazon fleet to avoid delays from external carriers such as UPS due to a whirlwind growth in ecommerce. As of December 2015, the ecommerce giant has been in negotiations with Boeing to lease 20 of its 767 jets.

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Categories: Air Freight, Commercial