A blog primarily on logistics, with occasional strayings towards economics, politics and maritime matters. Why? Because so much money is wasted through inappropriate logistics techniques, and the established trade journals and online news sites are too timid, owing to advertising concerns, to be forthright and untainted by the scourge of all logistics business to business media -- deception by omission.
A journalist since 1961, I began writing on logistics in 1979 after joining the UK's leading monthly materials handling journal, Materials Handling News, as an editor. As a spin off from that journal I established and edited the quarterly bulk handling journal, Mass Handling. Set up my own freelance business in 1993 as a press agent for leading UK materials handling companies and to write on all aspects of logistics for European and overseas trade/technical journals, including Asian Review of Business & Technology, Middle East Technical Review, Logistics Europe, Logistician, Distribution magazine, Works Management, Storage Handling & Distribution and Industrial Handling & Storage. Co-authored the book, Logistics Management, published by Croner, London, 1995. Currently UK correspondent for Forkliftaction.com, Bob Couttie's Maritime Accident Casebook, special correspondent for Shippingtimes.co.uk, features editor for Warehouse & Logistics News and materials handling correspondent for Roadway magazine, the membership journal for the Road Haulage Association.