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    DHL doubles airfreight for Norwegian seafood exports

11.09.2017

DHL doubles airfreight for Norwegian seafood exports

DHL Global Forwarding has doubled airfreight capacities to support its growing Norwegian seafood exports.DHL is now deploying a dedicated Boeing 747-400 cargo plane that ships seafood from Oslo to Seoul and Shanghai twice a week. The logistics company said that the new solution will increase the operational efficiency on DHL’s transpacific trade lane by performing around-the-world flights.“As the international leading [...]

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    70pc of consumers want more delivery options

11.09.2017

70pc of consumers want more delivery options

70 per cent of consumers want more flexible delivery options to be available, according to new research by Sorted.The delivery experience company also found that 66 per cent of consumers agree that retailers and delivery companies should work more closely to make deliveries as smooth and successful as the rest of the shopping experience. The research demonstrates that lack of [...]

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    SPAR China appoints new managing director

11.09.2017

SPAR China appoints new managing director

SPAR International has appointed Jerome Chevrier as the new managing director of SPAR China.In the past, Chevrier has managed Carrefour’s regional operations in China as well as holding senior roles with B&Q China and Etam Group China.“China’s size, scale and economic power means that it is one of the most fast paced and dynamic retail markets in the world,” said [...]

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    Government to double Red Duster fleet after Brexit

11.09.2017

Government to double Red Duster fleet after Brexit

Shipping minister John Hayes says he wants to double the UK fleet flying under the ‘Red Duster’ after Brexit.The Merchant Navy is to operate in new ports around the globe as part of a new trade driver after the UK’s exit from the EU.The government is looking to double the size of the UK Ship Register from 16 to 30 [...]

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    Doddle and Cancer Research expand click & collect partnership

11.09.2017

Doddle and Cancer Research expand click & collect partnership

Doddle and Cancer Research UK have expanded their click & collect partnership. The charity is set to have a further 50 UK stores become Doddle locations by the end of next year.Up to 200 are due to open by mid-2018.“Our partnership with Doddle has provided a great opportunity to reach to new demographics of supporters,” said Simon Ledsham, communications director, [...]

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    UK’s migrant plans threat to Christmas

08.09.2017

UK’s migrant plans threat to Christmas

Christmas 2019 could be threatened if the Home Office goes ahead with proposals to reduce EU workers in the logistics sector, the Freight Transport Association has warned.EU workers account for 13 per cent of HGV drivers and 26 per cent of warehouse workers. Proposals set out in a leaked Home Office document this week would end the free movement of [...]

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    Union to ballot Royal Mail workers on strike

08.09.2017

Union to ballot Royal Mail workers on strike

The Communications Workers Union is to ballot its members at Royal Mail on industrial action over plans to replace the companies final salary pension scheme.In a statement, Royal Mail said it was disappointed that the CWU has issued a formal notice to ballot for industrial action.It argued that under its proposals Royal Mail would continue to offer the best pay [...]

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    £1m boost for container capacity at Grangemouth

08.09.2017

£1m boost for container capacity at Grangemouth

Grangemouth, Scotland’s largest container port, is investing £1m in upgrading the terminal’s surfacing to add about 1,000 TEU to the capacity as well as improving the speed of operations.It has also ordered a Liebherr ship to shore container crane and is developing a new IT terminal operating system both of which are due in service in 2018.Port manager Derek Knox, [...]

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    P2P signs lease on new Basildon hub

08.09.2017

P2P signs lease on new Basildon hub

P2P Mailing has signed a ten year lease for a new processing hub in the Basildon area following the fire that destroyed its previous site on 20th August.The new building on Christy Way is expected to be fully operational by the end of September.Managing director Paul Galpin said: “We are excited by this new chapter and determined to take the [...]

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    Whole life forklift costs most important, finds TCM survey

08.09.2017

Whole life forklift costs most important, finds TCM survey

Four out of five forklift truck fleet operators believe that lifetime operating costs are more important than the truck purchase price, according a survey by TCM.Interim results from the survey suggest that a significant majority of forklift buyers are now looking beyond the upfront ‘forecourt price’ of the truck and making tactical evaluations of total cost of ownership.Ashley-Kate McCann, TCM’s [...]

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    AkzoNobel plans integrated supply chain for restructure Paints and Coatings business

08.09.2017

AkzoNobel plans integrated supply chain for restructure Paints and Coatings business

AkzoNobel has set out a new management structure for its Paints and Coatings business based on four regional Paints business units and four integrated Coatings business units served by an integrated supply chain organisation.The move follows the appointment of Ruud Joosten as chief operating officer and David Allen as chief supply chain officer.The group has already set out plans to [...]

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    RHA hopes lorry week will attract recruits to industry

08.09.2017

RHA hopes lorry week will attract recruits to industry

The Road Haulage Association is hoping to attract new recruits to the industry through National Lorry Week which starts on Monday 11th September.The theme this year is “The Next Generation”, and the RHA says the industry needs to recruit 1.2 million more people by 2022 including drivers, workshop technicians, warehouse staff and management.Events during National Lorry Week include a Parliamentary [...]

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    Yusen expands pharma business

08.09.2017

Yusen expands pharma business

Yusen Logistics is expanding its involvement in the pharma research and development supply chain.“We’re seeing increasing demand from healthcare manufacturers for end-to-end GDP compliant solutions for complex R&D requirements,” said Yusen Logistics’ general manager healthcare, James Colson. “We are moving trial products – from controlled drugs to new packaging – throughout the supply chain. Security and temperature control are paramount [...]

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    Harworth plans 1.2m sq ft development

07.09.2017

Harworth plans 1.2m sq ft development

Harworth Estates is planning the development of 1.2 million sq ft of commercial space at a 112-acre site at Chatterley Valley, Staffordshire. The site has extant planning consent for the development.Harworth has paid £2.6 million plus acquisition costs for an 88-acre adjacent to an existing 24-acre holding.The site also benefits from Government Enterprise Zone status that provides incentives to potential occupiers.Other [...]

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    More van scrappage schemes unveiled

07.09.2017

More van scrappage schemes unveiled

More van manufacturers are offering scrappage schemes to encourage operators to switch away from older diesel vehicles to those meeting Euro 6 standards.Volkswagen Volkswagen is offering incentives of £2,000 on pre Euro 5 Transporters and Crafters against new vehicles ordered before 31st December.The incentives are on top of existing retail offers. This means that the £2,000 scrappage incentive on the new [...]

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    Transport organisations lack skill to exploit Internet of Things

07.09.2017

Transport organisations lack skill to exploit Internet of Things

Global transport businesses expect IoT technology to revolutionise the industry, many of these organisations lack the skills and data-sharing processes required to extract the maximum value from the data generated by IoT solutions, a study commissioned by Inmarsat has revealed.The research, by Vanson Bourne, covered 100 large transport companies, and found that around half will use the data generated by [...]

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    Jungheinrich Logistics Systems: Innovation through technology, processes and people

07.09.2017

Jungheinrich Logistics Systems: Innovation through technology, processes and people

At the heart of creating its bespoke customer solutions is a commitment from Jungheinrich Logistics Systems to understand each organisation’s unique business needs.By establishing the challenges, changes and customer base of an organisation today, Jungheinrich Logistics Systems can put in place the best solution to surpass aspirations for tomorrow.Download a PDF of the article here. [...]

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    Jungheinrich rebrands end-to-end intralogistics business

07.09.2017

Jungheinrich rebrands end-to-end intralogistics business

Jungheinrich UK is rebranding ‘Systems & Projects’ operation to ‘Logistics Systems’.The operation provides end-to-end intralogistics solutions and materials handling equipment, implementing a range of manual, semi and fully automated solutions for a diverse, blue chip customer base.Steve Richmond, director – Logistics Systems, said: “Driven by innovation in technology, people and processes, our strategy is dynamic and constantly evolving to meet [...]

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    HSBC partners with GT Nexus on supply chain finance

07.09.2017

HSBC partners with GT Nexus on supply chain finance

HSBC and GT Nexus have formed a partnership to that allows customers to manage both suppliers and supply chain finance programmes through the GT Nexus cloud-based supply chain platform.The service is currently available to HSBC customers in the US.Vinay Mendonca, global head of product and propositions, global trade & receivables finance at HSBC said: “We, and a number of our [...]

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    Industrial and distribution property leads commercial property values

07.09.2017

Industrial and distribution property leads commercial property values

UK commercial property capital values have been boosted by outstanding performance by the industrial and distribution sector according to the latest research by CBRE.Overall UK commercial property values increased 0.4 per cent in August 2017 with industrial and distribution property capital growth at double that with an increase of 0.8 per cent.Industrial capital value growth again outperformed the other main [...]

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    UKWA launches free warehouse brokerage portal

07.09.2017

UKWA launches free warehouse brokerage portal

The United Kingdom Warehousing Association has launched MarketSpace – a web-based portal that brings companies with warehouse space to fill together with those seeking storage and logistics services. The service does not charge a fee or commission to companies wishing to use the site to market the space they have to let. It is also free to use for those searching [...]

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    Bakkavor to sell 51,985 sq ft site

07.09.2017

Bakkavor to sell 51,985 sq ft site

Food manufacturing company Bakkavor Group has put up for sale its 51,985 sq ft food processing and warehouse complex on Brookside Way, Huthwaite in Nottinghamshire. The unit is available at a rent of £4.75 per sq ft through Savills. Ian Muxlow, director in the commercial team at Savills Nottingham, said: “Situated in a prime industrial location, the property offers excellent access to J28 [...]

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    Ford’s plug-in hybrid Transit van makes its dynamic debut

06.09.2017

Ford’s plug-in hybrid Transit van makes its dynamic debut

Ford’s plug-in hybrid electric Transit Custom van has made its dynamic debut at the Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle 2017 event at Millbrook ahead of trials in London later this year.The company is targeting a zero-emission range of more than 31 miles and will use the Ford EcoBoost 1.0-litre petrol engine as a range extender to give a total range of [...]

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    48pc growth in global parcel volume

06.09.2017

48pc growth in global parcel volume

Global parcel volume has grown by 48 per cent over the past two years, according to Pitney Bowes’ latest Parcel Shipping Index.Parcel volumes grew from 44 billion parcels in 204, to 65 billion in 2016. The index estimates that parcel growth will rise at a rate of 17-28 per cent every year between 2017 and 2021.“The continued rise of ecommerce [...]

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    £18m project to create new generation of parcel containers

06.09.2017

£18m project to create new generation of parcel containers

A UK parcel operator has chosen K Hartwall for an £18 million four-year product development project for a new roll container.The long-term objective is to replace some of the current fleet of around 400,000 roll containers at the unnamed customer.Finnish company Hartwall, which counts Royal Mail and DHL among its customers, said that, with the exponential increase in parcel volumes [...]

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    French strike will hit ports and airports

06.09.2017

French strike will hit ports and airports

The Freight Transport Association has warned that the general strike in France on 12th September will disrupt activity at ports and airports.The strike has been called in protest at plans for labour market reforms by president Macron. France currently has an unemployment rate of 9.5 per cent – double that of comparable European economies and Macron believes this can be [...]

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    Foodservice growth boosts wholesale sector

06.09.2017

Foodservice growth boosts wholesale sector

Growth in the foodservice sector resulted in a 0.3 per cent rise in sales to almost £30 billion for grocery wholesalers in 2016, according to the IGD.The research found that the foodservice sector increased sales by 2.1 per cent in 2016.It is forecasting that the wholesale sector will reach £31.3 billion by 2021, representing a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) [...]

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    DHL and Huawei launch IoT application

06.09.2017

DHL and Huawei launch IoT application

DHL Supply Chain has partnered with Huawei Technologies to launch a Narrowband Internet of Things application at an automotive site in Liuzhou, China. The application has been designed to facilitate and streamline yard management for inbound-to-manufacturing logistics.The proof of concept will run until the end of September with 100 DHL drivers at a section with 30 docks.“In leveraging Huawei’s and [...]

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    Learn from industry leaders at Robotics and Automation

05.09.2017

Learn from industry leaders at Robotics and Automation

The upcoming Robotics and Automation exhibition, which takes place on 11th & 12th October 2017 at Arena MK in Milton Keynes, will have a range of compelling seminar sessions packed with tailored insight to help attendees discover what the latest solutions could do for their business.L3 MacDonald Humfrey Automation are running a session “Raising the game: removing the barriers of [...]

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    BMW picks DHL to manage vehicle distribution centre

05.09.2017

BMW picks DHL to manage vehicle distribution centre

BMW Group has awarded Inside Track, DHL Supply Chain’s specialist automotive business, a three-year contract to manage its vehicle distribution centre in the UK and manage its vehicle preparation and refurbishment services at Thorne, Doncaster.DHL will provide fleet management and technical services in support of the BMW Group company car fleet and customer experience evaluation fleet in the UK. This [...]

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