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Archive for January, 2013

Suffolk haulier has ‘livelihood stolen’

Posted: Thursday, January 31st, 2013

31 January 2013 By Chris Tindall The boss of a Suffolk haulage firm who had two specialist vehicles stolen out of his yard told Commercialmotor.com the thieves had “stolen his livelihood”. Vince Marshall, at Vince Marshall Services, said he did not know what more he could have done to prevent the theft of the low Read more…

 

Fuel duty battle is the one the industry must win, says FTA

Posted: Thursday, January 31st, 2013

31 January 2013 By Chris Druce FairFuelUK (FFUK) backer the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has dismissed the Office of Fair Trading’s decision not to investigate the UK fuels market as a distraction, stating a cut in fuel duty remains the key target for the industry. James Hookham, FTA MD policy and communications, said: “This report Read more…

 

Police target illegal goods in North-East ports

Posted: Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

30 January 2013 By Chris Tindall Police in the North East have been visiting truck stops and speaking to LGV drivers this week, to gather evidence against organised crime gangs relying on ports. Cleveland and North Yorkshire police said they also want to alert drivers to what they should look out for and do if Read more…

 

Representatives of the Netherlands-Vietnam Chamber of Commerce visit Vanderlande Industries

Posted: Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Representatives of the Netherlands-Vietnam Chamber of Commerce (NVCC) visited Vanderlande Industries on 25 January. As well as discussions on the potential to extend the economic relationships between Dutch companies and Vietnam, the NVCC visited the Vanderlande Innovation Centre to see the company’s automated material handling solutions in action. The Netherlands is one of the largest Read more…

 

The missing link?

Posted: Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Leaf chain – used on the masts of forklift trucks – withstands the full load exerted on it via the forks and carriage arrangement and is a safety critical component. But, with anecdotal evidence pointing to a big rise in sub-standard chain entering the market in recent years, how can you ensure that the chain Read more…

 

Norbert sales rise 8.5 per cent

Posted: Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Sales rose 8.5 per cent at Norbert Dentressangle to €3.9 billion last year, with the strongest growth in freight forwarding. Integration of John Keells Group helped freight forwarding division sales rise 67 per cent to €143m. The Logistics division saw sales rise 12.2 per cent to €1,8bn mainly as a result of strong performances in Read more…

 

£150m warehouse scheme for Wellingborough

Posted: Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Developer Prologis is putting together proposals for a £150m warehouse scheme in Wellingborough. The 161 acre site at Appleby Lodge farm is located east of the Park Farm Industrial Estate and could accommodate up to 2.5 million sq ft and create 2,500 jobs. Prologis is expected to put forward outline plans to Wellingborough Council, following Read more…

 

High fuel prices down to tax and crude oil rises

Posted: Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

Rises in pump prices for petrol and diesel over the last ten years have been caused largely by higher crude oil prices and increases in tax and duty – not a lack of competition, according to the Office of Fair Trading. An OFT investigation it found that the UK has some of the cheapest road Read more…

 

UPS formally withdraws TNT bid after EU prohibition

Posted: Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

UPS has formally withdrawn it offer to buy TNT Express, following the publication of the European Commission’s notice prohibiting the deal. The commission concluded that the proposed take-over would have restricted competition in 15 European member states, when it comes to the express delivery of small packages to another European country. In these member states, Read more…

 

OFT rules out UK fuel sector investigation

Posted: Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

30 January 2013 By Chris Druce The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) believes competition is working well in the UK road fuel sector. Following a six month information gathering exercise into the £47bn sector, the OFT has decided not to launch a full blown investigation. Clive Maxwell, OFT chief executive, said: “We recognise that there Read more…

 


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