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Happy New Year

Posted: Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Logistics Manager will be back with the first Daily News Alert of 2012 on Wednesday, 4th January. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.   Article source:


OBE for road haulage leader

Posted: Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Andrew Boyle, past chairman of the Road Haulage Association, has  been awarded the OBE for services to the transport industry in the new year’s honours list.  Andrew Boyle Boyle became chairman of the RHA in October 2009 and was succeeded by Richard Fry in May 2011.  He runs family company ABE (Ledbury) which was established in 1972 Read more…


Tough new standards for London’s Low Emission Zone

Posted: Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Tougher standards for the London Low Emission Zone came into effect on Tuesday, 3rd January. Trucks must now meet Euro 4 standards rather than Euro 3. Vans have come into the scope of the regulations for the first time. The Freight Transport Association is advising operators of Y-registration (and some 51 plate) vans to keep Read more…


Christmas record for Yodel

Posted: Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Yodel says it delivered more than  20 million parcels in the run-up to Christmas – reflecting the rise in online shopping. The figure compares to 12.8m parcels delivered between the 1st and 24th of December last year which was affected by bad weather. It is also higher than 2009 when the company delivered 14..5m parcels. Article source: Read more…


Rhenus gets go-ahead for Wincanton deal

Posted: Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

The European Commission has approved the proposed acquisition of the Wincanton’s continental business by German company Rhenus, saying it did not raise competition concerns. Wincanton announced that it was selling all its remaining continental businesses to Rhenus for £38 million in August. Rhenus will also take over responsibility for a pension deficit of £26m. Competition Read more…


Dutch Post Office intercepts counterfeit stamps

Posted: Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

PostNL has intercepted a large series of counterfeit postage stamps offered through public web sites for a price well under face value. It reckons the counterfeits could have cost several million euro in damage. Under Dutch law anyone who counterfeits postage stamps or uses counterfeit postage stamps can be sent to prison for up to Read more…


End bottlenecks on critical rail freight route

Posted: Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

The chief executives of four rail freight companies have called for the elimination of bottlenecks on the important Rotterdam-Genoa rail freight corridor. The four companies, DB Schenker Rail of Germany, TX Logistik of Germany, SBB Cargo of Switzerland, and BLS Cargo of Switzerland, agreed on a joint position which will be promoted to policymakers and Read more…


New chairman for Great Bear as Lockhart retires

Posted: Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Great Bear, the third party logistics service provider, has appointed Paul Goodson chairman in succession to Jim Lockhart, who is retiring after having served as chairman since the business was founded in 1994. Goodson spent nine years with listed private equity firm 3i Group plc and thirteen with Barclays Private Equity, from where he retired Read more…


Doors for sia Abrasives

Posted: Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Union Industries has completed the installation of four doors at sia Abrasives UK in West Yorkshire. The Leeds-based roller door specialist has installed two Matadoors and two Bulldoors in the storage and distribution areas, to meet temperature and security control regulations, at the site in Greetland, Halifax. Article source: