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Archive for May, 2012

Dismay at EU fuel plan

Posted: Friday, May 25th, 2012

The EU’s decision to push ahead with stricter sulphur limits for fuel had caused dismay among European freight forwarders. Forwarders’ organisation CLECAT said it regretted that the EU had not responded to the joint industry call to postpone the strict sulphur limits to allow investments in mass production of low sulphur fuel and development of Read more…


Westgate goes upstairs at X2

Posted: Friday, May 25th, 2012

Westgate Handling Services has taken a 27,000 sq ft unit at on the upper floor of SEGRO’s X2 building at Heathrow. The ten year deal follows last month’s decision by Freightnet to take a 36,000 sq ft unit – also on the upper floor of X2. Westgate’s Brian Lawrence said: “We chose to secure this Read more…


Vtech extends iForce deal

Posted: Friday, May 25th, 2012

Educational toy brand VTech has awarded a three year contract extension to iForce, which has provided logistics services to the firm’s distribution business since 2002. Under the deal iForce manages retail orders, stock control and returns from its Milton Park site on a bespoke configuration of its SMaRT warehouse management system. VTech’s stock is imported Read more…


London & M25 East: Canny operators

Posted: Friday, May 25th, 2012

Securing space in the M25 East region calls for a fairly robust attitude towards compromise as there isn’t much immediately available. DTZ’s latest Property Times research notes that there is less than six months prime stock supply left at current take-up levels while Lambert Smith Hampton in its National Industrial Distribution Market 2012 report says Read more…


Logistics essential to Olympic success, FTA tells MPs

Posted: Friday, May 25th, 2012

Without efficient logistics, there will be no Olympic Games, the Freight Transport Association has told MPS in its evidence to the House of Commons Transport Committee’s inquiry into transport for the Olympics Inquiry. Stressing the importance of logistics to the success of the Olympics, it said it was vital to find alternative ways of working Read more…


Commercial Motor owner Road Transport Media to buy Tip-ex

Posted: Friday, May 25th, 2012

25 May 2012 By Christopher Walton Commercial Motor’s owner, Road Transport Media, has today acquired the rights to Tip-ex – the UK’s only exhibition for the tipper and bulk transport sector. The annual exhibition, which currently being held in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, attracts over 70 exhibitors and 2,000 visitors each year and is a major Read more…


The FuelCard Company to launch pay-as-you-go fuel card

Posted: Friday, May 25th, 2012

25 May 2012 By Chris Druce The Fuelcard Company has revealed launch plans for a pre-pay fuel card called Diesel Advance. The “pay as you go” card, which has no upper limit, can be topped up online via a credit or debit card or weekly Direct Debit. It will be available from next month. The Read more…


Distribution centre moves affect costs at HoF

Posted: Friday, May 25th, 2012

House of Fraser saw its distribution costs rise last year, in part as a result of the opening of a new distribution centre at Wellingborough and the reconfiguration of its existing Milton Keynes site to handle on-line business. In its annual report, parent Highland Group Holdings said the move to Wellingborough had involved dual running Read more…


Infinity Cargo Express takes on CargoWise

Posted: Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Infinity Cargo Express has taken on CargoWise’s ediEnterprise software for its offices across China handling exports to the US, Europe, Australia New Zealand. ICE required improved and more integrated IT functions to support its expansion plans for value-added lines of business, such as the import and storage of wines. Article source:


Call for entries for DB Schenker research award

Posted: Thursday, May 24th, 2012

DB Schenker is calling for submissions for its award for scientific work in the fields of logistics, traffic and transportation. The Award comes with cash prizes of 10,000 euros for the winner and 5,000 euros for the supervising professor. “In addition to high scientific standards, the Board of Trustees will also evaluate applications based on Read more…