Category: Technology

Importers concerned at cost of Brexit trade checks

Delayed five times by the UK government, post-Brexit physical border checks of animal products, plants and plant products through the Port of Dover and Eurotunnel were finally implemented on the 30th April 2024. However, importers of affected products express concern about additional costs. Th... Read more

The Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism

There are 195 signatories to the Paris Agreement to limit their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, though some including the EU and UK have undertaken to cut carbon emissions faster than others. The EU’s Emissions Trading System (ETS) continuously expands to include new sectors to encourage ind... Read more

2024 tech road-map

Metro has been innovating leading-edge supply chain management, tracking and business-process technology for 20 years and in 2024 we will continue to increase our ability to integrate with stakeholders, share real-time data, accelerate workflows, automate processes and optimise our customers’ s... Read more

Sustainable business growth

Differentiation, innovation, technology, profitability, customer focus and partnership building are all key components in business growth and are all inherently linked to sustainable businesses, which underlines the value that environmental strategies can add to your business. Sustainability i... Read more

Freight industry award finalists

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) is the trade association for the freight, logistics and supply chain management sector. Their annual Freight Service Awards are the industry’s most contested and highly sought trade awards, because peer recognition is the ultimate accolade. ... Read more

New Developing Countries Trading Scheme

The UK government launched a new preferential trading scheme, The Developing Countries Trading Scheme (DCTS) last year, to provide tariff concessions for developing countries exporting to the UK market. The DCTS replaces the Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP) and extends tariff cuts to hu... Read more

Supply chain; a year in review

2023 was supposed to be the year that global supply chains bounced back from pandemic lockdowns and factory shutdowns, trade wars, tariffs and war in Europe, but now container shipping is disrupted by attacks in the Red Sea and restrictions on the Panama Canal. The COVID pandemic and its after... Read more

HMRC export deadline and rogue hauliers

With the deadline fast approaching for export declarations moving to the Customs Declaration Service HMRC are highlighting a worrying trend at the border, with misuse of valid documents leaving innocent exporters potentially non-compliant and exposed to penalties.  In their latest Customs... Read more

Supporting sustainable fuel for air and sea freight

As we move into our second year of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) investment, with Air France, KLM, Martinair, it is great to see the successful transatlantic flight, greater SAF availability and increasing options for green sea freight transport. The first transatlantic flight by a large pas... Read more

Metro win double in October

In partnership with key technology partners WNS and Windward, Metro has won the Innovation Category at this month’s Supply Chain Excellence and ISG Paragon Awards, for two AI powered solutions. It is through award-winning initiatives such as these, that we maintain our strong track record in... Read more

Major system upgrade deployed

Industry leading operating system CargoWise is now in place, with Metro recently completing a three year project to transition to the new core freight forwarding operations platform. Headed by our Business Process Solutions (BPS) team of 12 the project’s success is testament to the remarkabl... Read more

Unleashing creativity and collaboration

In an ever-evolving business landscape, staying ahead of the curve requires constant innovation and foresight, and a crucial step in achieving this is through internal workshops that challenge the status quo and stimulate new ideas. Metro’s Technical Solutions leadership team recently hosted... Read more