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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

Press review Metro’s digital ECO module

On the 1st July Metro launched its new ECO tool, to track and offset shippers carbon emissions within their supply chain. The following day, The Loadstar – the most respected and influential supply chain news portal – carried its review of our new product, which is repeated in full below. METRO JOINS TOP FORWARDERS OFFERING

Safely moving dangerous goods

Lithium-Ion (Li-ion) batteries are a type of rechargeable battery that’s used commonly in electronic devices such as smartwatches and mobile phones, with demand for larger Li-ion batteries to power electric vehicles, but there are significant challenges in transporting these hazardous products. The global penetration of smartphone and innovative technology means demand for smaller batteries, up

Metro’s ECO tool launches today – tracking and offsetting your carbon emissions within the supply chain

The new MVT ECO module that is launched today, with selected customers, monitors the energy emissions, emission costs and CO2 equivalent emissions, of every consignment we move, by every mode, so that shippers can monitor and have the option to offset their CO2 emissions. As a non-asset owning 3PL, 99% of our carbon footprint is generated

Metro’s ECO portal prepares for July launch

The new MVT Eco module monitors the energy emissions, emission costs and CO2 equivalent emissions, of each consignment we move, by every mode and will be available free from the 1st July, which means that Metro customers can monitor the environmental impact of their supply chains and participate in offset projects that will eradicate their