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Archive for February, 2013

HGV Road User Levy becomes law

Posted: Thursday, February 28th, 2013

28 February 2013 By Christopher Walton The HGV Road User Act has become law meaning all LGVs weighing more than 12 tonnes will be charged up to £1,000 a year to use UK roads from April 2014. As previously confirmed by the Department for Transport UK-registered commercial vehicles will, in the main, be compensated for Read more…

 

Volvo gets dynamic with new steering technology

Posted: Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

27 February 2013 By David Wilcox Despite claiming its new FH tractor, which goes into production next month, already has handling and steering approaching that of a modern car, Volvo Trucks has now revealed a new steering system that promises to be even better. Dubbed Volvo Dynamic Steering, it entails the addition of an electric Read more…

 

Norbert sees transport profits rise

Posted: Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Norbert Dentressangle saw operating profit in its transport business rise by some 28 per cent last year, though its logistics business found the market tougher with a three per cent fall in operating profit. Overall, sales were up 8.5 per cent to €3.9bn and while EBITDA was down slightly, the group reported a 9.1 per Read more…

 

Poundland steps in where Tesco step out

Posted: Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Discount store Poundland has revealed proposals for a 350,000 sq ft distribution warehouse in Harlow which would create 650 jobs. The news comes days after Tesco announced that it would be closing its distribution centre in the tow with the loss of 800 jobs owing to the reconfiguration of its supply chain and the opening Read more…

 

Shed shortage gets worse in Midlands

Posted: Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

According to BNP Paribas latest research on industrial and logistics properties there is only one’s years’ worth of warehouse space available in the Midlands. Kevin Mofid of BNP Paribas said: “Currently, the Midlands only have one year’s worth of new supply available. As take-up increases, particularly from the automotive supply chain, there will be even Read more…

 

Bootmaker picks Ceva for store deliveries

Posted: Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Macintosh, parent of Jones Bootmaker and Brantano stores, has handed a three year distribution contract to Ceva Logistics to make deliveries to its network of 250 stores around the country. Ceva will provide around 22,000 store deliveries a year from Macintosh’s distribution centre in Coalville, Leicestershire. Around 80 per cent of the volume will be Read more…

 

Out now: Logistics Manager March issue

Posted: Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

In the March 2013 issue: Cover Story: Fashion houses are used to pushing their designs to the cutting edge, but increasingly they are also pushing their supply chains to stay ahead of the field. Cutting carbon: Changes in the market mean that retailers like John Lewis are facing a moving target when it comes to Read more…

 

DB Schenker opens its largest DC in China

Posted: Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

DB Schenker’s new 47,000 sqm Chinese distribution centre for customer Kone has started operations. The centre in Kunshan Jinxi Eco-Industrial Park is the largest DB Schenker warehouse in China and one of its largest facilities in Asia Pacific. Kone makes lifts and escalators. The facility unifies Kone’s previous warehouse locations around Kunshan in one warehouse Read more…

 

Yodel in apprentice deal

Posted: Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Yodel has extended its relationship with Apprentice Supermarket. After the successful trial of their joint 2012 telemarketing project Yodel has committed to extending the working relationship into 2013. The project provided young apprentices with work experience, boosting their CVs and complementing their NVQs in logistics. It also helped Yodel to secure new client contracts, adding Read more…

 

Schoeller Allibert picks Hellmann

Posted: Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Hellmann UK has won a new domestic road freight contract with Schoeller Allibert. The manufacturer of reusable and multi-trip container systems awarded Hellmann the contract to deliver their goods across the UK and Ireland from their warehouse. The domestic distribution deal will also see Hellmann provide Schoeller Allibert with warehouse management control support, aiming to Read more…

 


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