PRODUCTS & SERVICES

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13 July 2021

DELIVERY FIRM Hermes has appointed a Head of ESG to drive the business's environmental, social, governance agenda.

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13 July 2021

DPD HAS announced the roll-out of a major new air quality monitoring programme across six of the biggest cities in the UK.

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12 July 2021

WITH SIGNS of the exhibition industry finally edging out of lockdown, the BCMPA – the Association for Contract Manufacturing, Packing, Fulfilment & Logistics, has announced its participation in a wide range of industry events to promote the benefits of outsourcing on behalf of its 180+ members.

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08 July 2021

HOWARD TENENS LOGISTICS has been awarded a RoSPA Gold Medal award by the Royal Society of the Prevention of Accidents for achieving 5 consecutive gold awards.

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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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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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11 May 2021

Many businesses have the need to ship goods by carrier and this has only increased as the coronavirus pandemic has taken hold. Managing transport providers can be complex and time consuming, which is why the 848 Group chose to streamline the process for its customers by partnering with SmartFreight.

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06 May 2021

FORS has launched an update to its popular Van Smart eLearning module, to help upskill the growing fleet of light commercial vehicle drivers on our roads.

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04 May 2021

NULOGY WILL extend its flexible cloud-based software as the global platform to digitalise CEVA Logistics co-packing operations and enhance the firm’s agility and responsiveness to its fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) customers.

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04 May 2021

THE NEW depts will be based in Lutterworth, Northampton and Plymouth, with the aim to accelerate the firm’s expansion into e-fulfillment.

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26 April 2021

TARMAC AND FORTH PORTS have signed a long-term agreement to create what is described as the UK’s largest construction materials terminal at Tilbury2.

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26 April 2021

SHEET PILING UK has awarded a long-term contract to PD Ports at its Immingham site to store and handle the company’s steel sheet piles ready for use within the construction industry.

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20 April 2021

TO FURTHER improve the efficiency of its grocery home shopping service, Asda has become the first UK supermarket to introduce a powered stair climber, in collaboration with materials handling specialist, Stanley.

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12 April 2021

THE TEMPERATURE CONTROLLED STORAGE & DISTRIBUTION (TCS&D) exhibition, conference and awards will return to the East of England Arena in Peterborough on the 7th & 8th September.

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06 April 2021

CHAUCER LOGISTICS, the dedicated furniture logistics provider, has launched the first stage of its £1 million expansion programme to support its booming home delivery service across the UK.

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29 March 2021

Electrical retailer, Hughes, has extended its remit with two- person delivery ArrowXL, to provide a 24-hour delivery service.

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29 March 2021

GAUSSIN HAS launched a hydrogen-powered autonomous vehicle with a robotic arm for yard automation.

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FEATURES

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19 July 2021

The recent reminder of the scandal surrounding the Post Office’s wilful pursuit of small businesses – namely sub post offices – and its failure to recognise the difference between error and criminality, chimes uncomfortably with recent reports from UKWA members of heavy-handed treatment by HMRC officers and raises the question as to whether such a scandal could happen in our own industry.

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05 July 2021

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

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05 July 2021

This issue we are taking a more in-depth look at the must-read UKWA Savills UK warehousing market report. The surge in activity it captures will have profound impacts on logistics professionals for many years to come.

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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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07 June 2021

ARVATO SUPPLY CHAIN SOLUTIONS, in collaboration with Brooks Life Sciences, is expanding and automating warehousing for advanced therapies such as cell and gene therapies, that require ultra-low or cryogenic temperature environments.

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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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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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13 April 2021

XPO LOGISTICS and Nestlé have announced their flagship distribution centre in the UK has completed its phased opening to full operations.

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25 March 2021

Aztek Logistics operations manager Duncan Pannell outlines how the independent 3PL is preparing in stages for a more automated future, with semi-automated solutions.

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25 March 2021

A consumer survey has highlighted last mile concerns as key factors in choosing retailers.

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23 February 2021

The past year presented an endless torrent of obstacles for British businesses. The implementation of Brexit, coupled with the economic consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic, have caused major disruption for many companies, says Atul Bhakta. But he sees some signs for hope.

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16 February 2021

The last-minute free trade agreement struck with the EU has been catastrophic for UK businesses and their EU customers. Kate Lester offers an honest evaluation of the challenges and some advice on how to guide clients during this difficult phase.

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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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26 January 2021

Courier comparison site ParcelHero says many of Britain’s favourite High Street stores are doomed to an online-only existence. Their future success depends a lot on the final mile, says ParcelHero’s head of consumer research, David Jinks MILT.

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23 January 2021

Wincanton MD of Digital & eFulfilment, Paul Durkin says the pandemic has pulled online fulfilment investment forward or many firms.

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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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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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