PRODUCTS & SERVICES

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16 July 2019

Fashion sector focused 3PL Clipper Logistics saved some £350,000 in agency fees with a recruitment initiative aimed at hiring people from groups that traditionally struggle to find work.

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12 July 2019

The internet retailer Ocado is continuing its evolution into a logistics technology provider, but Thomas Cullen of consultancy Transport Intelligence cautions its solutions business is still loss-making and needs investment.

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11 July 2019

Food brand Quorn has expanded its range into the ambient market with Fowler Welch providing an end-to-end supply chain solution.

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05 July 2019

The painful truth about warehousing—across virtually all industries and geographic markets—is that most companies don’t really know what their true costs should be, says consultancy McKinsey.

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04 July 2019

CJ Lang goes live with TranSend ePOD to provide real-time delivery tracking and a tailored delivery service to 300 SPAR stores in Scotland.

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01 July 2019

The compact refrigeration units are said to suit storing refrigerated products in small vehicles without the need for a roof mounted cooling unit.

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01 July 2019

Companies and individuals across the logistics sector were rewarded for their outstanding performance and professionalism at the UKWA Awards 2019, which took place in the presence of HRH, the Princess Royal, at London’s Dorchester Hotel on June 27th.

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28 June 2019

The launch of the Cold Chain Federation signals the start of a new era for the Food Storage and Distribution Federation.

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24 June 2019

Declining profit margins have left logistics businesses struggling to fund their Brexit preparations, according to the 2019 Logistics Report.

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21 June 2019

ArrowXL, the two-person home delivery firm, has secured a long-term contract to provide a range of warehousing and home delivery services to DG International, the global logistics firm.

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20 June 2019

The parcel delivery firm released aerial footage shows the 276,454 sq ft main hub building and infrastructure work taking place on the 39 acre site.

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19 June 2019

Key industry figures will be presenting on a range of hot topics at the Temperature Controlled Storage & Distribution Exhibition & Conference on 25th and 26th June at the East of England Arena, Peterborough.

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10 June 2019

Hines, the international real estate firm, has acquired the 85,000 sq ft urban logistics centre in Enfield, Greater London, on behalf of the Hines Pan-European Core Fund.

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10 June 2019

We predict a mix of familiar headaches and new opportunities in the warehouse of the future. Lack of space is still a major concern, and unlikely to go away, while barely noticed new tech such as 5G may have a much bigger impact than anticipated.

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06 June 2019

IGD made the prediction as a result of its new report into digital technologies and the food and consumer goods industry, which it carried out in association with The Consumer Goods Forum.

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03 June 2019

US financial firm Blackstone has agreed to buy $18.7 billion worth of logistics property from GLP. 

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12 June 2019

As the deadline on Brexit moves back to Halloween, corporate attention turns to reassessing the balance of risk to supply chains – the levels of inventory needed to secure supply, the costs of extending contracts, and the potential horrors of trying to find well-located warehouse space. 

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23 May 2019

Warehouse workers at DHL Services in West Thurrock, Essex have voted to strike on 5 June over the prospect of a 'serious deterioration in employment conditions' when they are transferred to a new company next month, claims Unite, the union.

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21 May 2019

PD Ports and importer and stockholder All Steels Trading have made a multi-million-pound investment at Groveport, near Scunthorpe, to expand warehousing facilities for handling and shipping steel.

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23 May 2019

DHL Parcel is investing £6.7m in an upgrade to its fleet of trucks and trailers to gain additional handling capacity to support future growth.

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FEATURES

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16 July 2019

Having properly trained in-house LGV Driver Assessors could help employers to improve the mental health of their drivers, says the RTITB Instructor Academy, the UK’s only centre dedicated to Instructor training.

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16 July 2019

Retailer John Lewis is working with automation partner Knapp on a robot-base handling solution which will be installed this summer in its Magna Park campus.

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03 July 2019

Almost nine in 10 industry professionals believe that 3PLs could be delivering more for their customers, according to research taken before the 16th SCALA Annual Supply Chain Debate.

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01 July 2019

The third annual Talent in Logistics event delivered an incredible line-up of speakers and nail-biting live competitions, culminating in a glittering awards ceremony recognising ‘best in class’ businesses and personnel across the sector.

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12 July 2019

The JCB’s telescopic boom allows loading and unloading with much less damage to the Mercedes Sprinter vans than using conventional forklifts.

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19 July 2019

Integration expert Sebastien Desreumaux is bringing his skills to iForce, as he attempts to leverage the broader Eddie Stobart Logistics group, to help expand capabilities and grow the business.

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18 June 2019

Third party logistics companies across the UK say that recruiting and retaining staff is one of their biggest challenges. This is due to lack of available candidates – partly because of the national unemployment rate being at its lowest since the 1970s.

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21 May 2019

3PLs have often been shy of automation due to the ever shifting sands of contract logistics. HSS editor asks Andrew Hoyle, head of automation at Wincanton, if that is changing?

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15 May 2019

If you’re drowning in spreadsheets, simply consign them to the shredder. Roger Murphy, MD of TrackTrans offers an alternative approach with five very good reasons to embrace automation using the latest Transport Management Systems.

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15 April 2019

All-electric delivery company Gnewt by Menzies Distribution is set to deliver its 500,000th parcel in a ‘green’ delivery contract for fashion retailer ASOS.

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12 April 2019

Rhenus Contract Logistics has started using an AutoStore system provided by the international automation solutions company, Swisslog.

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29 April 2019

Two-man delivery specialist ArrowXL has lifted itself back from the brink following a near catastrophic fire at its important Worcester distribution centre. HSS editor Simon Duddy talks to the team at Arrow to hear how they recovered, and how they took the opportunity to revamp operations.

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23 April 2019

Tell us about the Warehouse of the Future… and take the chance to win £100 in Amazon Vouchers.

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28 March 2019

Less than a fifth (18%) of UK companies are happy with their 3PLs, according to the research.

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01 May 2019

One thing that characterises the beauty industry is that sales can be influenced by vloggers prompting micro-peaks in demand.

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28 March 2019

XPO Logistics has expanded its XPO Smart technology suite with proprietary analytics in a bid to to optimise fulfillment.

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12 March 2019

Briggs Equipment has provided the Bradshaw PT2000 articulated trailer mover to create efficiencies at parcel specialist Hermes.

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11 March 2019

The low temperature logistics specialist relies on MHE partner UniCarriers for both forklifts and smart solutions to operational challenges.

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28 February 2019

Range of warehouse trucks serve store and retrieve items from racking up to 12.5 metres.

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01 February 2019

An online retailer’s profitability will stand or fall on having time- and cost-effective returns management. Edward Hutchison, Managing Director of BITO Storage Systems, explains how driverless transport systems can fulfil this need in online retail intralogistics operations.

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SPONSORED CONTENT

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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