Inspiring the next Metro generation – a platform for a logistics career

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) the freight forwarding trade association is launching a campaign to encourage schools to promote careers in logistics, forwarding and the supply chain, and Metro is helping them, with public-speaking support at Multimodal. The COVID pandemic has highlighted the importance of supply chains and the role of the freight forwarder

Brexit delay, dithering and duties: Metro has your back

To the consternation of many shippers, the Government is changing the start dates for new border checks and processes for imports and exports with the EU. The good news is that Metro’s experts can protect your supply chain from these changes and simplify customs compliance, with our intelligent, automated, digital solutions. With three significant Brexit

Why container transit times matter

The circulation of container equipment and vessel schedule reliability continues to be a struggle, with our own analysis confirming that transit times from key origins increased by an average of 14 days and while some improvements have been made, we expect these to be undermined by the Yantian and Ningbo terminal closures. Aside from the

Metro successfully test new eBL with FIATA

Metro continues to actively support the development and adoption of emerging technology, across the shipping industry, by participating in the successful testing of new e-FIATA Bill of Lading (eFBL) standard, with FIATA , the trade association for 40,000 freight forwarding and logistics firms in 150 countries. The COVID19 pandemic has highlighted the urgent need for adoption

COVID-19: The critical worker crisis

In an effort to protect supply chains and essential services the government released a list of sectors where fully vaccinated workers may be exempt from isolation if they are told to quarantine after coming into close contact with a positive COVID-19 case. Many of these are within the supply chain and global logistics platforms that

Metro ready for UK’s new single customs platform – are you?

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) announced last week that the Customs Declaration Service (CDS), a system integrated with our market-leading technology, will serve as the UK’s single customs platform from 31st March 2023. Operating since 1994, HMRC is finally retiring its Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system on 31st March 2023, from

Supercharging MetroTeam productivity with ‘Focus Fridays’

Focus Friday is our team’s day to take a deep breath and concentrate – free from internal distractions to focus further on you – our invaluable customers! We all get frustrated when we cannot clear the big jobs because little tasks, interruptions, calls and meetings suck up all our time, and pretty soon, we find

Your satisfaction is everything

As a service business, exceeding customer expectations is a critical success factor for us and gathering regular feedback from you provides the insights we need to drive future decisions and maintain a truly customer orientated business. Quality, efficiency, service, creative solutions and reliability are the issues that we want to measure, when we consider customer

Putting the human back into HR

One of the key success factors for high performing service providers, is consistently enhancing their ‘product’, by putting their people first, with efficient and effective HR strategies. There are many different types of HR strategies, but at their heart, they all start with the same foundation: to create a work environment that’s synonymous with engaged,

Automotive supply chain issues not just about semiconductors

An unexpected upturn in consumer demand is playing havoc with Europe’s automotive supply chains, as supply shortages disrupt OEM’s manufacturing productivity Factory shutdowns were a significant contributor to poor sales in 2020 and there were fears that a shortage of semiconductors would be manufacturers undoing in 2021. The semiconductor chips are important to the microcontroller units that underpin