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ECS and 2XL tie the knot
Friday, May 26, 2017 - 11:47

The logistics companies ECS European Containers and 2XL have reached an agreement to join forces and form one European logistics group.

The exclusive talks between the two family-owned companies started one month ago. During the nego...

Air freight community welcomes the evolution of Heathrow CargoCloud app
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 16:32

Air freight trucking companies have welcomed moves by Heathrow to introduce a load consolidation app, reports The Loadstar

The Heathrow CargoCloud, which will begin testing next month, aims to help shippers, haulage companies and fre...

Heathrow expansion vital to UK’s global trading position, says FTA
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 16:08

Creation of increased airport capacity in the South East of England is vital if the UK is to retain its position as a global trading hub, according to the Freight Transport Association (FTA).  FTA, the leading membership association in the...

Clipper acquires Tesam Distribution
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 09:56

 

Clipper Logistics has announced the acquisition of the entire issued share capital of Tesam Distribution Ltd.

Tesam is a provider of a variety of warehousing and distribution services to the retail sector. The business, whic...

GB Railfreight and MSC extend their successful multimodal partnership
Thursday, May 25, 2017 - 08:51

GB Railfreight (GBRf) has announced it has won a three-year contract extension with Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), running container services out of the Port of Felixstowe.

GBRf first began their relationship with MSC in 2002,...

Hapag-Lloyd and UASC complete merger
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 16:49

Hapag-Lloyd and United Arab Shipping Company have completed the merger to become one combined company. This is a major milestone in the history of both companies. 

The “new” Hapag-Lloyd will be one of the top 5 global carriers. It wi...

Intersped expands with new warehouse
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 14:04

Intersped is expanding its operations by moving into a new 30,000 square foot warehouse as part of an overall investment of £3.5 million.

The warehouse in Kent has a 16-bay dock facility and two low-level loading bays, providing capa...

40 Euros for French job?
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 12:45

MD of Europa Worldwide Group, Andrew Baxter, reacts to the news that the French government is planning to charge a €40 driver fee for temporary workers and those employed by a foreign company, which is expected to come into force on 1 Janua...

Hallis Hudson enlists the support of Gideon Hillman Consulting
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 15:31

Hallis Hudson Group is a family owned business based in Preston, dedicated to delivering the best selection of window furnishing products to the trade. The experience of 2 family generations delivers specialist knowledge which drives a pass...

Descartes launches pixi*
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 15:10

Descartes has launched its latest e-commerce and omnichannel retailing solution, Descartes pixi* e-commerce WMS, in the UK.

A flexible and scalable solution for efficient order fulfilment, Descartes pixi* e-commerce WMS will automate...

Peel Logistics and IPIF launch Grand Central phase two
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 12:36

Peel Logistics Property and IPIF have launched to the market the second phase of Grand Central at Trafford Park, Manchester.

The development, due to start later this year, is the only site in Manchester capable of offering a build-to...

Mandata keeps cool with Nagel Langdons
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 11:48

A leading provider of chilled and frozen food distribution Nagel Langdons Ltd., and its software partner Mandata (Management and Data Services) Ltd., are celebrating having just reached a significant milestone in their company’s histories. ...

UKWA CEO outlines challenges and opportunities for post-Brexit logistics industry
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 10:18

Speaking at a special meeting co-hosted by leading logistics industry trade associations UKWA (the United Kingdom Warehousing Association) and BIFA (the British International Freight Association), UKWA CEO Peter Ward outlined the huge oppor...

Consider lighting ahead of forklifts for real energy savings, warehouse operators advised
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 09:14

As they strive to cut costs from their operating processes, warehouse companies dedicate time and resources to ensuring that their materials handling equipment (MHE) fleets perform as energy efficiently as possible, yet they often overlook...

DB Cargo UK and TAS launch pioneering digital route learning programme
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 08:00

DB Cargo UK is now offering digital route learning for its drivers.

The rail freight operator has filmed rail routes across the country using a specialist camera to create an online route programme that drivers can access via tablet...

Howard Tenens wins Gold RoSPA Award
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 07:00

Howard Tenens has been awarded with a Gold RoSPA award by the Royal Society of the Prevention of Accidents.

RoSPA, the UK’s leading safety organisation, has awarded Howard Tenens with a Gold RoSPA award, internationally recognised as...

Premier Foods picks Gideon Hillman
Friday, May 19, 2017 - 15:40

Having previously completed consultancy projects for Premier Foods, Leading UK Specialist Logistics and Supply Chain Consultancy - Gideon Hillman Consulting, were contacted, and were requested by the Premier Foods to develop a strategy to o...

Flying Jaguars between Birmingham and Chicago
Friday, May 19, 2017 - 10:35

Emirates Skycargo, the Emirates' freight division, has operated a B777F from Birmingham airport as part of a new bespoke service for the carriage of exclusive Jaguar Land Rover cars to Chicago O'Hare airport IL.

Metro Shipping, the l...

Kuehne + Nagel and GlaxoSmithKline expand their successful partnership with new UK domestic distribution contract.
Thursday, May 18, 2017 - 07:48

GlaxoSmithKline Plc (GSK) – headquartered in Brentford, London – is one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies. Kuehne + Nagel has now secured the contract to manage the domestic road distribution of all GSK’s fast moving consumer...

Samskip signals success for 45ft lightweight reefer
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 12:34

Proof that a new type of refrigerated container is prompting growth in Samskip’s temperature-controlled volumes arrived in Rotterdam during early May, when the multimodal operator added 51 more lighter weight 45ft length units to its fleet....

TVS SCS is awarded AEO Certification by HMRC
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 12:28

Following a rigorous series of audits by HMRC, TVS has been successfully granted AEO status, indicating that its role in the international trade and supply chain is secure, efficient and is Union Customs Code compliant. 

By having Au...

JLR set for logistics hub approval
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 08:53

Plans by Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) to build a major new logistics centre in Solihull are set to be approved.

The proposed unit measures more than 988,000 sq ft and includes 42,000 sq ft of ancillary office space and a car park providin...

First train arrives for £2.4bn Sirius Minerals project
Monday, May 15, 2017 - 12:45

The first freight train of material for the construction of a new polyhalite mine in North Yorkshire has arrived in Teesside.

The train, which was carrying some of the aggregates needed for the project arrived at logistics expert, AV...

Wincanton announces new home delivery contract with Wickes
Monday, May 15, 2017 - 09:02

Wincanton, the largest British logistics company, has announced a new three-year contract with Wickes which will see the logistics provider undertake home delivery of big and bulky items requiring specialist vehicles.

Wickes, part of...

Homedics renews logistics contract with Bibby Distribution
Monday, May 15, 2017 - 08:54

Global health and electrical products manufacturer HoMedics has renewed its 10-year contract with Bibby Distribution, thanks to the 3PL’s commitment to continuous service improvement, resulting in a 99.67% error-free delivery rate.

B...

Logistics Leaders Network Annual Lunch
Monday, May 15, 2017 - 05:02

The Logistics Leaders Network Annual Lunch on 13th June returns to London. It will be held on board HQS Wellington, on the Thames and the home of the Master Mariners. This year’s annual lunch is part of the celebrations of the 500th anniver...

Logistics expert increases its warehouse capacity by almost 30 per cent with new unit.
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 14:19

End to end logistics expert, CML, has announced that it has acquired a new distribution warehouse at Magna Park in Lutterworth. The 110,215 sq ft modern unit will be the firm's third warehouse at Magna Park, increasing its total retail dist...

Peel Ports appoints new Port Director for container business
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 12:38

Peel Ports, owner and developer of the £400 million Liverpool2 deep-water container terminal, has appointed APM Terminals’ Jouke Schaap to head up its entire container operations.

The position has been created to drive commercial opp...

Topical freight and trade issues to be discussed at joint meeting
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 12:23

The leading UK trade associations for companies that offer freight forwarding and warehousing logistics services have organised a joint meeting to update their respective members on a number of common current issues affecting their activiti...

Europa and new German partner to achieve ‘Loxx’ together
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 12:10

Europa Road, a dedicated division of ambitious independent logistics provider Europa Worldwide Group, has strengthened its German operation after forging a new partnership with another German forwarding company.

Europa and Loxx, whic...

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