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25 October 2021

DRONE COMPANY Aerit completed Sweden’s first commercial beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) food delivery in collaboration with Region Halland using its autonomous drone the Nimbi.

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04 October 2021

THE 11.5 acre park at Southampton is designed to increase storage capacity for customers during the peak pre-Christmas season.

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12 October 2021

PHARMACEUTICAL THERMAL protection specialist Tower Cold Chain is opening a new global HQ.

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16 September 2021

DP WORLD will begin work next month on the new berth at its London Gateway logistics hub.

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16 September 2021

DHL EXPRESS has launched 50 new electric vans, taking to roads across the country as part of its UK fleet. A further 50 electric vehicles will be introduced before the end of the year, with 220 more in its UK-wide fleet before the end of 2022.

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12 October 2021

OCADO GROUP has reaffirmed its transition to alternative fuels by signing a deal to open a further natural gas refuelling station at its Dordon Customer Fulfilment Centre.

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31 August 2021

REBOUND RETURNS has partnered with beauty specailist agency Seen Group and Handle Recycling to help beauty influencers and media recycle empty packaging and containers produced every month from beauty samples and cosmetic tester pots.

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31 August 2021

THE RAPID growth of eCommerce has caused an inevitable soar in demand for easy returns. By reusing the original packaging, the environmental impact of a return is reduced by a minimum of half; Kite Packaging has launched sustainable kraft mailing bags to diminish this impact even further.

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31 August 2021

ONLINE ELECTRICALS retailer AO has opened a new ‘rework’ facility to give returned appliances a new lease of life.

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22 August 2021

EMERGENCY HAZMAT response service provider Chemtrec has published a comprehensive new guide to Emergency Response compliance, providing best practice advice and guidance for businesses exporting goods around the world.

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03 August 2021

INSTACART HAS signed a strategic partnership with automated fulfilment supplier Fabric to provide solutions to brick-and-mortar grocery partners in the US and Canada.

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02 August 2021

WHISKY BRAND Glenfiddich is set to decarbonise its transport operations, pioneering a circular economy approach with natural gas-powered IVECO Stralis trucks fuelled by distillery waste products.

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08 July 2021

FROM GENERAL haulage to warehousing, McCarthy Group deliver a variety of cost-effective logistics and transport solutions, with operations encompassing haulage, storage and distribution.

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30 June 2021

H&M Distribution, which operates in Warrington, St Neots and Gloucester, has signed a new ten-year contract with Palletways.

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28 June 2021

If Ministers don’t act now, the driver shortage could lead to food waste and inflation. Diamond Logistics CEO and founder Kate Lester has called for the hiring of EU nationals to alleviate the driver shortage.

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22 June 2021

There are calls for the army to mobilise to protect the UK’s food supplies as the national shortage of truck drivers escalates. ParcelHero says the UK has a shortfall of around 70,000 drivers that could lead to delays, empty shelves and higher prices.

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13 July 2021

Mercedes-Benz Trucks has launched the battery-powered eActros HGV for heavy-duty distribution.

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07 June 2021

WITH OVER half of UK shoppers saying that they regularly return items bought online, the BCMPA – the Association for Contract Manufacturing, Packing, Fulfilment & Logistics says trust in efficient returns handling is an essential part of the online shopping experience.

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07 June 2021

COMPANIES WANTING to take advantage of new capital allowances should visit the Temperature Controlled Storage & Distribution Exhibition to see the latest technologies for the cold chain sector.

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13 May 2021

SmartFreight and Irish Microsoft Dynamics Gold Partner, Sysco Software Solutions have cemented a partnership that offers the best of both worlds – the very latest in shipping optimisation integrated with Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) platform.

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FEATURES

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10 September 2021

2021 has seen the UK Grocery market explode into life, with ultra-fast fulfilment solutions launching in London and rapidly expanding across the country. Chris Moss explores the implications for the logistics sector.

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27 July 2021

THE UK has a legally-binding pledge of having net-zero emissions by 2050. However, actual action and progress is very limited and businesses need to find ways of taking first steps.

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13 July 2021

As logistics changes, so do the environmental challenges. We look at emerging green questions, such as the proliferation of micro-fulfilment centres, ponder the impact of the pandemic and ask if the logistics industry measures up in calculating its carbon footprint.

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07 July 2021

THE UK Government and haulage industry are between a rock and hard place on the HGV driver shortage, says HSS editor Simon Duddy.

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05 July 2021

Micro-fulfilment centres gets an environmental thumbs up from Accenture.

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06 July 2021

LOGISTICS PROFESSIONALS should be paying a lot of attention to the enormous amount of venture capital that it is being invested in e-grocery start-ups, says Handling & Storage solutions editor, Simon Duddy.

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03 June 2021

A DHL white paper has revealed key supply chain learnings more than one year after the Covid-19 pandemic broke.

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30 May 2021

In June 2021, the Cold Chain Federation is publishing the first ever complete handbook on managing food safety specifically for temperature-controlled storage and distribution.

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30 May 2021

In June 2021, the Cold Chain Federation is publishing the first ever complete handbook on managing food safety specifically for temperature-controlled storage and distribution. Tom Southall explains.

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17 May 2021

The pandemic has already created a great need for capital investment as companies seek to rapidly re-tool their logistics operations. For those companies on the fence about such investments, the Government has unveiled an additional kicker - the ‘super-deduction’ tax break. See here for how it works alongside other relevant tax measures.

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29 April 2021

Earlier this year we reported how Asda and Sainsbury’s were closing regional fulfilment centres and ramping up in-store picking for online orders. A report from Atrato Capital offers an explanation for this move.

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05 April 2021

Consultant Phil Reuben explains why a dynamic supply chain is essential in 2021.

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15 February 2021

The growth of online retail comes with a kick – it’s more expensive to fulfil than the store model. What can retailers do to logistics costs to boost margins? BearingPoint’s Stuart Higgins has some answers.

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06 April 2021

Mechan is supplying a multidisciplinary main contractor, Winvic Construction, with a bespoke rail traverser for a new £29 million Intermodal Rail Freight Terminal that is being constructed for Prologis at its DIRFT intermodal logistics park in Northamptonshire.

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23 December 2020

2020 has been an extremely turbulent year, with the public, businesses and the supply chains that serve them feeling the effects. But how will the fallout affect the supply chain in the months to come, asks John Perry?

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06 January 2021

Faced with mounting challenges, Louisa Hosegood asks how should businesses adapt their urban warehousing to meet rocketing eComm order volumes?

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04 December 2020

If the trials and tribulations of 2020 have taught the handling and storage sector one thing, it's that supply chain collaboration is a vital component of resilience, David Howorth.

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03 December 2020

The pandemic is pushing people towards online shopping this Christmas, with companies adapting. For example, Royal Mail is hiring 33,000 extra temporary workers to help cope with the demand of parcels from online purchases.

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13 November 2020

We have both physical and virtual events planned for 2021, to give attendees with broad preferences every opportunity to learn and improve their warehouse operations in preparation for the challenges ahead.

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16 November 2020

Is it time to consider a radical approach to distributing eComm orders using underground magnetised loops instead of trucks and vans, asks Phill Davies?

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10 October 2013

DP World London Gateway has been honoured by rail freight operator DB Schenker Rail UK in a locomotive naming ceremony which took place at the rail terminal at the UK's newest deep-sea container port and logistics park.

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