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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A Career in Shipping, Logistics & Freight Forwarding

As Southampton & Felixstowe’s leading recruitment agency to the shipping, logistics and freight forwarding industry, we are always looking for ways to promote the freight, shipping & supply chain profession as a career choice for school & college leavers & graduates alike. There is certainly a skills shortage here in Southampton, within the shipping &

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Southampton port has key role in Brexit says maritime minister

Southampton is in a prime position to make the most of the benefits after the UK leaves the EU according to the maritime minister as she visits the city’s port. Maritime minister Nusrat Ghani is touring DP World Southampton and some of the cruise ships in the dock as part of a visit to the city today. Speaking as

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5 Signs You’ve Found the Best Person for the Job

One of the hardest decisions to make is knowing when you’ve found the best person for the job. In a market that is facing a skill shortage, you need to be honing in on the right applicant for the job, and the clues to finding that perfect candidate start as soon as they send through

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Maritime trade worth £77.5billion passes through the Solent

Trade worth £77.5billion pounds passes through ports in Southampton & across the Solent, it has been revealed. The new report also shows that economic output from the Solent maritime sector has increased 14 per cent over a five-year period. Maritime UK and the Solent LEP released the report, which found that the maritime sector supports

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SDW at Multimodal 2018

SDW attended Multimodal again this year, and what a great event it was, capturing all freight forwarders, logistics providers, transport operators, shipping lines and port operators all under one roof.           Steve Wyeth, Director of SDW commented “Multimodal never disappoints, always a good buzz at the show from both exhibitors and

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