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THE AMCO TRUCK FLEET TAKES SOLAR TECHNOLOGY ON THE ROAD

Posted on 18.01.2021

Road Transport is one of the biggest sources of pollution in the UK, contributing to poor air quality, noise disturbance, congestion and climate change and is a significant contributor to Greenhouse Gas Emissions. Both individuals and Businesses can all take actions to reduce it, such as combining several shorter journeys or, by walking or cycling for those journeys. However, for Logistics Companies like AMCO, cycling is obviously not an option! However, looking at their Environmental impact from a technical perspective, is. AMCO Operations Director, Mark Jones says “As part of our 2021 Logistics strategy, AMCO are focused on reducing our...

How has COVID-19 affected International Logistics?

Posted on 20.12.2020

The ongoing pandemic continues to be a challenge for many businesses globally and it is uncertain when it, or the new precautions and measures to fight it, will come to an end. With this in mind, we have continued to innovate and improve our own methods as a reliable international courier and specialists in time critical logistics. Global Logistics Almost every company involved with international freight will be warehousing and distributing products either made in China, the world’s largest manufacturer, or products made from Chinese materials. With the large outbreaks there and full manufacturing shutdowns to deal with them, the...

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT KNOWN CONSIGNOR

Posted on 19.11.2020

Introduced to streamline the way Air Cargo is cleared before uplift onto an aircraft, Known Consignor was an EU Directive implemented in full on 29th April 2013. What is a Known Consignor? A Known Consignor is an alternative way of meeting Air Cargo security requirements. Regardless of destination, Air Cargo that originates from a Known Consignor does not require further examination before uplift onto an aircraft. AMCO, based in the Midlands (UK), have a specialist team of Known Consignors who are required to meet and maintain a high level of security, ensuring all Air Cargo is safe to be loaded...

A Brief History of Warehousing and Logistics

Posted on 11.08.2020

With the new world of just-in-time (JIT) delivery, globalised supply chains and online shopping giants, many would consider warehousing and logistics to be a relatively newly developed economic sector. However, while it’s certainly true that we’re now more reliant on international logistics than ever, warehousing – as a practice of stockpiling goods in dedicated, central hubs for commercial purposes – has been important for humans since the beginning of trade between nations. A series of developments Historically, the development of warehousing is a symbol of an advanced commercial civilisation. In ancient Rome, a specific warehousing and distribution area called the Horrea Galba was...

Myths about sea freight debunked

Posted on 18.06.2020

Despite the increase in global trade, there are a number of misconceptions and myths surrounding the convenience and cost of shipping items overseas. If you are considering shipping your items to customers via overseas import services, it’s important to debunk the many untruths that surround the industry. 1) It is bad for the environment A number of businesses make the mistake of assuming that the number of enormous cargo ships sailing through the ocean must have a devastating impact on the environment, but this isn’t the case. Shipping goods via sea freight is actually one of the most eco-friendly methods...

Top benefits of a bonded warehouse

Posted on 18.06.2020

If you’re hoping to start selling your goods in the UK, you may benefit from bonded warehousing. In this blog post, we explain exactly what bonded warehousing is and how it could benefit you. What is bonded warehousing? A bonded warehouse also referred to be as a customs warehouse, is a warehouse where goods and products can be stored in the UK, without technically entering the UK market. This means businesses storing their products in a bonded warehouse do not have to pay VAT or import duty tax while their products are in the warehouse. Only once stock is sold...

The Advantages of Outsourcing Your Logistics Operations

Posted on 16.06.2020

If you haven’t considered outsourcing your business’ logistics then there are several key benefits you could be missing out on. Whether it’s international logistics or something smaller in scale, the term encapsulates a broad range of things. Transporting goods to customers is just a part of it; there’s also the requirement to plan and implement sophisticated warehousing and fulfilment operations. Outsourcing to a specialist logistics company like Amco could be a game-changer for your business. A logistics company can offer a range of services, including: UK bonded warehousing Pallet distributing European logistics and road transport Logistic consulting Any number of...

Revving up the Automotive Industry

Posted on 01.06.2020

As the Automotive Industry revs up to restart and upscale manufacturing Amco tell the story of how they are ready to support their strongest sector and how their time-critical strength and membership of the WCA is a winning formula. Vital to any manufacturing industry is the ability to rely on time-critical logistics services. Many of Amco customers need parts, prototypes and components for production in a hurry and some require components from distant suppliers or often overseas, as part of a breakdown or tool failure. Amco’s Worcester based time-critical team, speak 15 languages between them and this helps enormously when...

SMMT helps to ramp up production in the UK

Posted on 01.06.2020

In the UK the SMMT announced this week, safe restart guidance, specifically for the Automotive Manufacturing sector. Manufacturers UK wide began this week to welcome back the workforce with comprehensive guidelines and safety measures covering work locations, inbound and outbound logistics, offices and access points. The SMMT, who we work closely with at Amco, developed the guidelines in consultation with OEMs, vehicle and supply chain manufacturers. The SMMT have developed these guidelines to work with, and complement, government guidance for the UK manufacturing industries and to help automotive manufacturers to complete a risk assessment and implement legal requirements in line...

Amco – Time Critical Logistics

Posted on 11.05.2020

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