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 the market – at the cutting edge of new

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 remarkable dedication and teamwork exhibited by every member involved within BPS

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 colleagues in a cross-functional workshop, to enhance internal cooperation and cultivate initiatives for

Taking Metro technology to the next level

Metro has been a technology first company for decades, becoming one of the earliest paperless forwarders almost 20 years ago and innovating leading-edge supply chain management, tracking and business-process technology ever since. As a result, we have become increasingly integrated with many of our customers and partners, to share real-time data, accelerate workflows, automate processes

Take your customs declarations to a whole new level

Metro provide customs clearance services at all UK airports and ports of arrival and departure, including inland border points, with import and export entry processes completed within two hours. Simply provide us with your commercial invoice, packing list and any other supporting documents and we will file your customs declarations directly with customs, using our

Survey confirms Metro’s strategy on environment

A survey by the British International Freight Association (BIFA) confirms that freight forwarders are coming under increasing pressure from customers to show evidence of decarbonisation, while those same customers need to get ready for carbon emission audits now. The BIFA survey found that legislation compelling change in logistics decarbonisation will be a primary driver for

Sustainability is good business

As the effects of climate change intensify, the pressure on the food sector will increase over the coming decades, which is encapsulated by the FDF’s environmental ambition in creating a more sustainable food system.  Supply chain issues, labour shortages, threats to energy security and rising inflation have added a new set of challenges for the

Visibility in the food supply chain

For many importers, the underlying problem that prevented them from pivoting their supply chain as the pandemic’s impact became more pervasive was lack of visibility and control upstream.  The food supply chain has stabilised since the pandemic, but new macro events continue to create disruption, including the war in Ukraine and the cost of living

European division continues expansion

Five months ago European Director, Richard Gibbs, outlined his vision for Metro’s road freight and short sea services, in developing the business’ capability across the EU. Today, he updates us on his progress and next priorities. “Since the start of the year we have been working very closely with our continental partners and carriers to