PRODUCTS & SERVICES

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13 January 2021

Furniture and home products marketplace Pepperfry has awarded the contract to FM Logistic to provide omnichannel logistics and fulfilment services in the India’s western region.

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17 December 2020

P&O Ferrymasters and its parent company DP World today have completed a common carrier agreement, to integrate their global maritime and logistics services into a unified customer proposition.

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17 December 2020

2020 has been a historic year for industrial & logistics, says Colliers, with the sector outperforming retail and offices, and reaching record highs for take-up and occupational demand. 

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08 December 2020

A healthcare procurement company and Abu Dhabi Ports have signed an agreement to jointly launch the largest healthcare and medical supplies cold store DC in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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23 November 2020

PlayStation 5 supply problems shows that 'size does matter' in logistics, says Professor Richard Wilding OBE, Professor of Supply Chain Strategy at Cranfield School of Management.

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23 November 2020

Work has begun on a 482,000 sq ft warehouse for the world’s leading contract logistics provider, DHL Supply Chain, at DP World London Gateway.

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20 November 2020

Savills is predicting a continued shift of the UK supply chain from road freight towards port-centric logistics, accelerated by recent structural changes including Brexit and Covid-19.

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12 November 2020

The logistics provider has started operations from its new site in Bradville, Milton Keynes.

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10 November 2020

The Covid-19 vaccination programme will be one of the biggest logistical challenges of the century, says Cranfield University expert.

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10 November 2020

It’s encouraging news that Pfizer and its partner have made progress on developing a Covid vaccine. But as DHL predicted in Handling & Storage solutions a few months ago, the logistical challenges of an RNA-based vaccine are enormous.

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04 November 2020

XPO Logistics has created a UK distribution solution for Samsung SDS on behalf of Samsung Climate Solutions.

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04 November 2020

Waitrose expanded its on-demand grocery trial with Deliveroo to 25 new shops across the UK six weeks into a 12-week trial.

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27 October 2020

International Forwarding Ltd (IFL) has taken on a third storage facility in the Midlands.

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19 October 2020

Astutis is launching two new online sustainability training courses designed to help professionals become more sustainable in their business practices.

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15 October 2020

Developer Mountpark Logistics has started construction on an inventory cross-docked unit of 359,500 sq ft at Mountpark Bristol 360 in Central Park, Avonmouth.

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14 October 2020

With a second spike in Covid-19 infection rates looking increasingly likely, online retail fulfillment services specialist, Walker Logistics, is aiming to keep its 250,000 sq ft multi-user warehouses and head office facility in Berkshire a Coronavirus-free zone with the introduction of its own in-house developed track and trace system.

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06 October 2020

ANNOUNCING ITS FIRST SAP B1 partner in the UK, shipping software specialist SmartFreight has joined forces with Frontline Consultancy and Business Services, a specialist providing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), cloud and secure managed IT services.

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05 October 2020

DPD plans to deliver to 25 of the largest towns and cities in the UK with zero and low-emission delivery means by 2025.

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02 October 2020

Demand for UK logistics and distribution space reached record levels in Q3 2020 as retailers and 3PLs expanded their supply chains in response to the ongoing pandemic, according to Cushman & Wakefield.

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15 September 2020

There has been a lot of talk recently that a no deal Brexit would not be too bad for consumers. After all, retailers and their suppliers coped with Covid and consumers got the food they needed. Andrew Opie asks what’s different this time?

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FEATURES

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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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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

The BCMPA, the Association for Contract Manufacturing, Packing, Fulfilment & Logistics, says lockdown 2.0 has further intensified the inexorable move towards online sales and deliveries made direct to consumer (DTC).

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19 November 2020

Advanced robotics and automation technologies are becoming increasingly commonplace due to lower costs, improved capabilities, and the availability of products tailored to the needs of the industry, according to The Logistics Trend Radar from DHL. Simon Duddy reports.

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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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28 October 2020

Analytics can help managing the rise and cost of online returns, says Ken Fleming.

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27 October 2020

ParcelHero says the UK are likely to spend £39.41bn online this Christmas as online spending is predicted to outstrip High Street sales for the first time.

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17 November 2020

The UK has affirmed its commitment to becoming a carbon-neutral economy in law; the Climate Change Act 2008 now includes the target to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) by 2050. While the UK’s total carbon dioxide emissions are falling steadily, having decreased by 39% since 1990, the transport sector still has a long way to go before it reaches its goal of complete decarbonisation, says Zoe McLernon, Policy Manager of Multimodal at Logistics UK.

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26 October 2020

2020 will forever be remembered as the year that everything changed. Covid-19 altered the way we worked and the way our professions were viewed, pushing everything we do and the individuals and businesses The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) represents into the public limelight, says Chief Executive Kevin Richardson.

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26 October 2020

The challenges faced in 2020 have shone a spotlight on the strength, resilience and importance of the cold chain, says Shane Brennan, Chief Executive of Cold Chain Federation. Cold storage and distribution businesses continue to pull out all the stops to make sure that fresh and frozen food has been in place to refill supermarket shelves, to help meet the surge in demand for home deliveries, and to service hospitals and other key workplaces at all times.

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26 October 2020

The agility and responsiveness of logistics providers during the pandemic has highlighted the importance of the supply chain to our economy. Rodney Steel, chief executive of the BCMPA, the Association for Contract Manufacturing, Packing, Fulfilment and Logistics, finds out from members how their experiences in dealing with the challenges of 2020 have made them even better prepared for those of the future. 

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26 October 2020

UKWA CEO Peter Ward calls for a fairer deal for the industry that kept shelves stocked and shopping delivered to the doorstep through the UK lockdown and will be key to the recovery of the economy in 2021.

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21 October 2020

What skills are required to ensure that a modern-day workforce is competently conscious of how its actions affect environmental impact?

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19 October 2020

Virtual conference to offer guidance and answer key questions on how to transform the warehouse.

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21 September 2020

DHL and McKinsey highlight a Covid-19 vaccine bombshell for the developing world. The ten billion dose delivery challenge is even tougher than it seems at face value, according to a white paper from the firms, which suggests the developing world may struggle to make timely use of a Covid-19 vaccine.

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21 September 2020

Times are pretty tough for retailers right now. As in many areas of life, the Covid-19 crisis has accelerated trends that were already taking place, such as an increasing shift to online shopping, argues Emile Naus.

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17 August 2020

A shared long-term vision between industry and government is needed for businesses to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic effectively, and navigate the ongoing uncertainty surrounding Brexit, according to a report released today from Logistics UK (formerly FTA).

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21 July 2020

Our Special Report surveys our readers and gathers expert comments to help you turn a crisis into a growth opportunity.

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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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