When recruiting, why you should only work with one agency

Many Hiring Managers or HR professionals (not just in the shipping & logistics industry) have the mindset that if they work with a number of recruitment agencies, plus advertise themselves at the same time, they will cast their net wide enough and will have a number of high calibre, suitably experienced candidates to recruit from.

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Pink Lady makes her maiden call at Southampton

On the 5th January 2019, ONE Columba made her maiden call to the Port of Southampton. ONE Columba is the first new build from Ocean network Express to visit the UK, and is deployed on the Alliance FE5 Asia to Europe loop. This pink lady can carry 14000 TEU. This Magenta ship will be the

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WiseTech Global acquires Southampton’s logistics software provider Datafreight

One of the shipping industry’s leading logistic management software provider, Datafreight – has been acquired by WiseTech Global. With their offices based in Southampton, Datafreight provides integrated logistics solutions, including HMRC customs software, specialist consultancy for UK customs compliance and freight forwarding solutions for all modes of transport, along with warehousing capabilities for managing bonded and

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How to climb the career ladder in logistics

At SDW we we have many clients, some of whom I am also lucky enough to be able to call friends, who have started out as import / export trainees and are now senior managers, directors and CEOs – some of whom are with big global companies, others have started their own business, some of

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2 Brand New Giant Cranes at DP World Southampton

Two brand new giant quay cranes, some of the biggest in the UK and almost as tall as the London Eye, will take up position at Southampton port’s shipping container terminal. The new cranes are part of a major investment by terminal operator and owner DP World, to ensure the port can continue to handle

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Xpediator snaps up Southampton based Import Services

Hot off the press from The Loadstar, we have just learnt that acquisition hungry Xpediator has just snapped up Southampton based Import Services and there are more expected this year. Yesterday it announced the purchase of Southampton-based Import Services Ltd (ISL) in a deal worth a reported £12m. And it said negotiations for two more takeovers were

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How to decode a job spec

When you’re actively looking for a job, it can be easy to miss a few crucial details from the job spec, especially when you’re rushing around and are desperate to find a job. What’s more, as they’re often set out in a similar structure, it can be easy to skim over the job spec and

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