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Report of the BVL Board 2018 >>

Preface by BVL's President Robert Blackburn

"2018 was a year of extremes – at least it certainly felt like it. The storms were more ferocious, the rainfall in the spring was heavier, and the summer sun shone hotter and longer than is normally the case in our more temperate climes. The unusual weather was matched by a series of unusual and sometimes strange phenomena – such as Brexit negotiations without a conclusive outcome, a debate over the merits of the diesel engine driven more by ideology than facts, and disturbing signals from the White House on trade and security policy." (more ...)


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  • is an open platform for people who are passionately committed to logistics and supply chain management worldwide.
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  • promotes the exchange of knowledge and experience.
  • communicates the importance of logistics and supply chain management.
  • drives the ongoing development of the sector.
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