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Logistics Manager Analysis: Safety first… the future of commercial vehicles

Commercial vehicles operators  and manufacturers both in and outside of the UK are preparing for one of the biggest shake-ups to the industry in the form of the the Direct Vision Standard (DVS). John Thornton investigates… Created by Transport for London (TfL), and part of Mayor of London’s Vision Zero plan to eliminate all deaths…

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Logistics Manager Analysis: Fuel for thought… the future of commercial vehicles

With the UK government setting a target to reduce tailpipe greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 15% by 2025, and to bring all GHG emissions to net zero by 2050, logistics operations are seriously considering alternative fuels to diesel. John Thornton investigates… From compressed and liquified natural gasses to organic biofuels, hydrogen and electricity, there are…

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Flybe administration ‘puts supply chain jobs at risk’

The GMB union has warned that up to 1,400 supply chain jobs could be at “immediate risk” after airline and air cargo carrier Flybe entered administration. Flybe appointed Alan Hudson, Joanne Robinson, Lucy Winterborne, and Simon Edel of EY as joint administrators on 5 March. In a statement, the airline and air cargo carrier said…

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Work starts on £200m north-east logistics and manufacturing park

Infrastructure work has started on a 270-acre logistics and manufacturing park at Teesside International Airport. The land on the south side of the airport could see the development of up to 3.4 million sq ft of warehousing space and creation of 4,400 jobs. The Tees Valley mayor and combined authority committed to an investment of…

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East Midlands dominated take-up in 2019

The East Midlands dominated take-up levels in 2019 according to property consultant Avison Young accounting for 7.4 million sq ft of activity nearly one third of the total take up of 22.1 million sq ft. There was activity across a broad range of sectors during 2019; however non-food retail (35%), third party logistics (26%) and…

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Hödlmayr positioniert sich in neuen Geschäftsfeldern

Der Fahrzeuglogistik-Spezialist Hödlmayr mit Hauptsitz in Schwertberg übernimmt zu 100 Prozent das Unternehmen AMZ in Wien Simmering. AMZ war bislang als Teil der AVS-Gruppe für Fahrzeugüberstellungen, Lagerung oder Fahrzeugaufbereitung für Leasingkunden und Unternehmen mit großen Fahrzeugflotten zuständig. Hödlmayr wird diese Leistungen fortführen und das Unternehmen unter der neuen Marke City Car Logistics Vienna weiterentwickeln. „Für…

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Panattoni sells Luton warehouse to CBRE

Savills has sold, on behalf of Panattoni, a 68,610 sq ft distribution warehouse in Luton to CBRE Global Investors. The warehouse at Panattoni Park Luton is currently on a 15 year lease to Delta Electrical Company. In January, Panattoni completed an adjoining 346,000 sq ft warehouse on the park, which is now available for immediate…

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Logistics Manager Analysis: Wincanton targets robotics to get “ahead of the curve”

Wincanton is looking to become an “expert in robotics” as its new chief executive believes there is an opportunity for the 3PL  to get “ahead of the curve” and become more embedded with customers. In part two of a wide-ranging interview with Wincanton chief executive James Wroath (part one discussed the 3PLs acquisition strategy and…

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Waitrose.com expands footprint ahead of Ocado split

Waitrose is to add online delivery services to 24 more of its stores as it prepares to split from Ocado. From 1 September, Ocado will provide home delivery for Marks & Spencer, but Waitrose described the move as “the single biggest growth opportunity for our business” Currently 150 of the retailer’s shops cover deliveries across…

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Pall-Ex appoints Steel as European MD

Pall-Ex has appointed Mark Steel as European MD for its international operations. Steel joined the company in 2016 as sales and marketing director, having previously held senior positions at Premier Logistics. The pallet network offers a Europe-wide service, delivered by national partners in eight countries, including France, Italy, Spain, and Romania. Steel said: “This is…

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Eddie Stobart posts near £200m loss

Eddie Stobart Logistics has revealed it made a statutory loss before tax of £199.8m for the six months-ending 31 May 2019 as a suspension of trading of shares was lifted. The 3PL had suspended trading of its shares in August 2019 after it posted a profit warning. This was followed by an aborted takeover attempt…

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Korean Air: Neuer Frachtliniendienst Seoul – Budapest

Korean Air ist eine der größten Cargo Airlines der Welt. Die Boeing 777F wurde heute auf dem Vorfeld der kürzlich neu eröffneten BUD Cargo City willkommen geheißen. Korean Air hat in der Vorwoche einen neuen Frachtliniendienst von Ostasien nach Ungarn gestartet. In Zukunft wird die Route Seoul-Budapest-Frankfurt-Seoul zweimal wöchentlich mit einer Boeing 777F mit 100…

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3PL snaps up Midlands shed

3PL Hi-Speed Services has leased a 100,000 sq ft plus warehouse in Swift Valley, Rugby, Warwickshire. The TPN member took Aberdeen Standard Investments’ Cosford Point warehouse on a ten year lease at an undisclosed rent. The warehouse has 11 dock and three level access doors with 12m eaves. It has ground and first floor offices and 164 car…

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South Oxfordshire’s biggest shed scheme underway

Work has started on the construction of Didcot Quarter, the largest industrial development in south Oxfordshire for over 20 years, with the development of two major speculative industrial units that will provide a total of 310,000 sq of warehouse space. Marketed by VSL and Savills on behalf of Diageo Pension Trust, construction is underway on…

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Protect your people, protect your business

In the fast-paced world of business, the focus is often on growing the organisation. Yet protecting the business, its people and its assets should not be forgotten, after all health and safety can offer a huge range of benefits. In this case study NEBOSH, a leading provider of health, safety and environmental qualifications, hears how…

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Sweet deal for Tritax Symmetry

Family favourite sweet manufacturer Swizzels Matlow is taking a 158,000 sq ft warehouse at Tritax Symmetry’s MA6NITUDE scheme in Middlewich, Cheshire. The new manufacturing facility and distribution facility will form the first phase of a total development of up to 460,000 sq ft. The new facility for Swizzels will be an expansion of the confectioner’s current manufacturing…

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New HGV sales in UK up 12.6% in 2019

The number of HGV’s registered in the UK rose 12.6% in 2019, with 48,535 units registered, according to the SMMT, after two years of decline. The growth in registrations of vehicles above 6-tonnes GVW was, the SMMT said, a result of increased registrations in the first half of the year ahead of the mandatory fitment…

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OSCAR sorgt für Sicherheit auf See: High-Tech aus Oberösterreich verhindert Kollisionen

Das Unternehmen BSB Artificial Intelligence GmbH mit Sitz in Linz in Oberösterreich entwickelt Marine-Assistenz Systeme, welche Schiffsführern das Navigieren bei Tag und Nacht erleichtern und Kollisionen verhindern. Bisher hält das System „OSCAR“ im Segel-Rennsport und auf Luxusyachten Ausschau – ab Mitte des Jahres wird „OSCAR“ auch Freizeitkapitäne auf ihren Fahrten unterstützen. Das Marine-Assistenz System „OSCAR“…

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Supply chain professionals predict global recession in 2020

Supply chain exectutives have said they expect a recession in 2020 due to concerns over global trade volumes and ongoing friction between China and the United States. 64% of the 780 industry professionals surveyed for the 2020 Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index say a recession is likely in the next 12 months. They identified rising…

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„WirtschaftsOskar“ für KTM, MIBA, Red Bull, Wintersteiger…

2020 liegt Oberösterreich mit drei Unternehmen an der Spitze, gefolgt von Wien mit zwei Preisträgern und je einem aus der Steiermark und Salzburg. Am Sonntag wurden in Los Angeles die weltberühmten Academy Awards vergeben. Dieses Mal gab es zwar keine österreichische Beteiligung, umso mehr gab es am Oscar-Wochenende für die österreichischen Unternehmen zu feiern, die…

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Safer, space saving, and more productive handling

Combilift’s innovative handling solutions ensure optimum use of your space, cost effective operation and enhanced safety.   Combilift’s award winning products include multidirectional forklifts, a growing range of pedestrian operated stackers, the Aisle Master articulated narrow aisle forklifts and straddle carriers and mobile gantries  for extreme loads. Safe, space saving and productive operation is a hallmark…

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Construction set to start on 3.7 million sq ft logistics scheme

Civil engineering company Buckingham Group has secured a contract thought to be valued around  £140 million to deliver SEGRO’s Gateway South, Coventry development in the West Midlands. The new contract is for the second phase of the major ‘Coventry Gateway’ scheme, where Buckingham Group is already the contractor for the Whitley South infrastructure that includes…

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Sale of petrol- and diesel-powered vans to be banned by 2035

Vans are to be included in the government’s plans to end to the sale of new petrol- and diesel-powered vehicles – including hybrids – to 2035. The Department for Transport also said that the ban could happen earlier if a faster transition is feasible, subject to consultation. It also said that it would work with…

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Massive parcel hub for Hermes in Barnsley

Parcel delivery giant Hermes is to develop a 363,000 sq ft automated distribution hub in South Yorkshire. The company is building a new facility, named Colossus, that will initially process 1.3 million parcels daily; boosting the company’s overall capacity to 3.8 million a day. To future-proof and prepare for expected growth, further tiers will be…

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NFT Distribution assets and operations bought by EV Cargo Logistics

EV Cargo Logistics has acquired specific assets and operations of NFT Distribution. The chilled and frozen food 3PL, which provides both primary and secondary distribution services, was acquired by investment firm EmergeVest in 2014. In 2016 NFT Distribution acquired chilled food and drink 3PL NR Evans. In 2018 EmergeVest said it had created EV Cargo…

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PANNATURA eröffnet Fleischmanufaktur am Seehof in Donnerskirchen

Das Bio-Landgut Esterhazy eröffnete am 30. Jänner eine moderne Fleischmanufaktur. Rund 250 Gäste folgten der Einladung und zeigten sich von diesem einzigartigen Projekt begeistert. Die Entscheidung eine Fleischmanufaktur am Seehof Donnerskirchen zu errichten wurde bewusst getroffen, denn am Hof selbst werden seit Generationen im Sinne bestmöglicher Nährstoffkreisläufe Rinder gehalten. Auch die Nutzung der angrenzenden land-…

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JLR cuts inventory costs and targets further cost savings

Jaguar Land Rover reduced its inventories by £405 million in its third quarter as part of its Project Change programme, which also reduced operating costs by £154 million and investment by £200 million. Chief executive Professor Sir Ralf Speth said that “the cost and cash flow achievements” of Project Charge would support the next phase…

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