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Lyons Park ready for immediate occupation
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 10:19

Goodman, a global leader in the ownership, development and management of industrial property has today announced the completion of the latest phase of development at its successful Lyons Park commercial development in Coventry.

Const...

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Samskip makes major Norwegian acquisition
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 10:11

Samskip has announced that it will acquire activities associated with Nor Lines AS, in a major expansion of its shipping, transport and logistics businesses in Norway.
 
Subject to approval by Norway’s competition authorities, S...

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Greenock welcomes its largest ever container vessel
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 16:29

Scotland’s deepest container terminal last week welcomed the largest container vessel ever to berth at the port.

Greenock Ocean Terminal hosted the 267m MSC POHORJE, which has a capacity of 4,045 TEUs (twenty foot equivalent units),...

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Europa Invests £2 Million in Growing Fleet
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 10:54

Europa Road, a dedicated division of one of Europe’s leading logistics operators, Europa Worldwide Group, has recently invested £2 million in 23 new Renault trucks. 80 per cent of Europa’s fleet is now under two years old.

Europa was...

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New and Improved Cranes at the Port of Felixstowe
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 10:45

The Port of Felixstowe has ordered two new gantry cranes for its Berths 8&9 and work has started to raise 10 of the existing cranes on Trinity Terminal at the port.

The new cranes, ordered from ZPMC in Shanghai, will bring to 12...

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Increase adds blockchain to FRED to connect recycling supply chain
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 17:18

FRED, the most widely used recycling software in the UK, is incorporating blockchain into its offering to help connect parties involved in the recycling supply chain, from supplier and shipper right through to port operator. The integration...

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Davies Turner doubles its Cumbernauld capacity
Monday, July 24, 2017 - 10:12

Scottish shippers now have even more reason to choose the freight forwarding and logistics services offered by Davies Turner, as the UK’s leading independent freight forwarder has completed the expansion of its regional distribution centre...

Expect signs astonishing deal
Friday, July 21, 2017 - 09:12

Expect Distribution has signed a three year contract with cruelty-free cleaning product manufacturer Astonish.

Producing a range of over 70 household and laundry products from its headquarters near Bradford, Astonish neighbours Expec...

Kinaxia Logistics acquires Mark Thompson Transport
Friday, July 21, 2017 - 08:57

Kinaxia Logistics has announced that it has acquired Mark Thompson Transport Limited based at Warrington, Cheshire.

Mark Thompson Transport Limited is the eighth acquisition for Kinaxia Logistics. Other companies within Kinaxia Logis...

time:matters launches extra flights from Germany to Birmingham and Dublin
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 15:32

time:matters, the expert in worldwide Special Speed Logistics, has expanded its flight network in the area of spare parts logistics once again. Flights will now leave from Karlsruhe/Baden-Baden for Birmingham and Dublin on weekdays. The new...

DSV adds 50 new trucks to its expanding UK fleet
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 10:28

DSV UK has, in conjunction with their partner General Express Services Limited, invested in 50 new rigid 7.5 and 18.0 ton Volvo’s to add to its UK fleet. Whilst the majority of these vehicles will replace the existing fleet, overall, the to...

BIFA names new Chairman
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 09:30

Mark Bromley has succeeded Fred Osborn as the elected National Chairman of BIFA – the British International Freight Association – for a two-year period.

Osborn becomes Immediate Vice-Chairman for a two-year term. Alongside him is Joh...

Kuehne + Nagel expands its leading position in perishables logistics
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 08:55

With the acquisition of CFI, Commodity Forwarders Inc., the leading airfreight forwarder of perishables products in the USA, and Trillvane Ltd, one of the largest perishables specialists in Kenya, Kuehne + Nagel expands its global perishabl...

GAC completes complex project
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 08:49

Logistics services provider GAC has reported on a successful project to transport 500 tonnes of equipment from the UK, The Netherlands and Germany for the Northern Caspian Yuri Korchagin oil field being developed by Lukoil

GAC staff...

Game, Set and Match for Downton
Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 08:30

Downton partnered with its customer AB InBev (ABI) and Jigsaw, its managed transport specialist business, to ensure daily deliveries of beers to Wimbledon throughout this year’s Championship. This wass a high profile project for one of Jigs...

Tough ‘Brexit’ terms could prompt UK pivot to emerging markets
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 16:46

The UK will try to spark its economy through trade with emerging markets if it is unable to preserve the basic outlines of its current relationship with European Union trading partners, says the Agility Mid-Year Emerging Markets Review.

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Sequoia grows at ASM
Monday, July 17, 2017 - 14:29

Agency Sector Management (ASM) has launched a major upgrade of its Sequoia software, which now gives users a complete freight management system, from job and shipment management and documentation through to Customs declarations, job costing...

CMA CGM and Seatrade launch a unique cooperation
Monday, July 17, 2017 - 11:33

The CMA CGM Group and SEATRADE Group have announced their collaboration on the creation of a new vessel sharing agreement incorporating the services known by CMA CGM as PAD and by Seatrade as MERIDIAN.

This unique service will link N...

Peel Ports begins phase two of Liverpool2
Monday, July 17, 2017 - 08:15

Peel Ports Group has started work on the second phase of expansion at its £400m Liverpool2 deepwater shipping terminal.

The company plans to invest in equipment, infrastructure and port technology as its grows the facility.

Ph...

DX splits in two and shakes up management
Friday, July 14, 2017 - 10:16

DX has announced an update on trading, reorganisation of the business and Board changes. 

Results for the financial year ended 30 June 2017 are expected to show revenues of approximately £292m and adjusted profit before tax (before e...

Michelin open new EDC/NDC in Stoke
Friday, July 14, 2017 - 09:29

 

Michelin has invested more than £10m in a major upgrade of its Stoke-on-Trent based logistics operation, opening a new European Distribution Centre (EDC).

The 53,500m² facility will also host a National Distribution Centre (...

Impact and Konecranes/Gottwald win orders
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 15:36

Konecranes Lift Trucks and Impact have worked together to develop a bespoke container handler for bulk logistics specialists Bertschi UK to ensure maximum efficiency at its Middlesbrough base. 

The 45 tonne reach stacker has a 33 ton...

Descartes adds proscribed terrorist groups to denied party database
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 12:10

Descartes Systems has announced that the database of denied and restricted parties for Descartes MK Denied Party Screening™ solutions has been extended to include terrorist groups and organisations banned under UK law, along with details of...

DSV lift with Stannah renewal
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 - 10:41

DSV has retained Stannah’s UK business thanks to its transparency and local approach to business.

Stannah, who first met DSV on their stand at Multimodal 2009, is celebrating its 150th year in 2017. It remains a family business and o...

Nisa renews logistics deal with DHL
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 13:45

DHL Supply Chain has been reappointed by Nisa to manage its logistics operations across the UK and Ireland, delivering in excess of 100 million cases per year.

The three-year contract covers chill, frozen and ambient product to appro...

UKWA opens its doors to retailers and manufacturers
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 13:37

John Lewis, Homebase and Claire’s Accessories are among the first retail companies to sign up to the United Kingdom Warehousing Association’s (UKWA’s) new membership category that allows retailers and manufacturers who manage their logistic...

BrewDog toasts XPO
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 08:03

XPO Logistics has signed a contract with craft beer pioneer BrewDog, one of the UK’s fastest-growing food and drinks companies.

XPO will provide class-leading temperature-controlled warehousing for BrewDog’s stockholding of craft bee...

CEVA gets a double
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 08:00

CEVA Logistics has signed a five year renewal deal to manage the warehousing and distribution of UK Power Networks' (UKPN) cabling, plant and associated materials. CEVA first won the UKPN business in 2009 which was further extended to 2017...

Going Underground? New Heathrow warehousing plan approved
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 07:54

Plans for a “pioneering” 175,000 sqm (1.9 million sq ft) underground warehouse near Heathrow airport were approved last week, with the ambitious project potentially serving as a blueprint for other underground warehousing and logistics deve...

TPG and Stoford launch Icon
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 08:22

A joint venture between property firms TPG Real Estate and Stoford Developments has completed a land acquisition deal that could pave the way for thousands of employment opportunities in Manchester.

Icon Industrial snapped up 45-acre...

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