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Archive for April, 2013

Not too late to enter BP’s fuel efficiency awards

Posted: Friday, April 26th, 2013

23 December 2008 By Joanna Bourke It is still not too late to enter BP’s ‘Car and Van Fleet Fuel Efficiency Awards 2009′, which aim to reward environmentally aware operators. All UK car and fleet managers are eligible to enter the awards, with the overall winner being given 40 free drivers’ places on a fuel efficiency course Read more…


More holidays hit sales at Norbert

Posted: Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Sales fell by one per cent at Norbert Dentressangle in the first quarter to €949m. The fall was attributed to an increase in the number of public holidays affecting sales in the Transport business. Daily business levels were stable, it said. Sales in the Logistics business were up 3.4 per cent. Business was particularly strong Read more…


E-commerce boost for UPS

Posted: Thursday, April 25th, 2013

The growth in e-commerce played a key role in enabling UPS to increase volumes and profits in the first quarter. And the group revealed that it is back on the acquisition trail following its failed bid for TNT. Average daily parcel volume for the three months to 31st March  rose to 16.2 million from 15.6 Read more…


VTG and K+N in joint rail venture

Posted: Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Kuehne + Nagel and VTG, the wagon hire and rail logistics company have set out plans to merge parts of their rail logistics activities. The merger will extend the 20-year partnership VTG and Kuehne + Nagel have shared through their joint venture, Transpetrol. It will expand the two partners’ present rail activities, hoping to strengthen Read more…


AKW introduces new logistics operation

Posted: Thursday, April 25th, 2013

AKW, which supplies bathrooms and kitchens for people with mobility problems, has hired Trade Distribution to provide a dedicated delivery service using a fleet of AKW branded vehicles. It will use six of UK operating centres for deliveries. The aim is to reduce multi-handling of consignments, reducing the risk of damage in transit. AKW is Read more…


Ryder supplies trucks to ‘panic delivery fleet’

Posted: Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Boston- based chilled and frozen transport operator HS Logistics has added two 7.5 tonne reefer trucks to its “panic delivery fleet”. The DAF LF 45.180 trucks, which are on contract hire from Ryder, are fitted with sleeper cabs and custom-designed single compartment Paneltech bodies. “The new trucks, which were designed to carry up to seven Read more…


Air freight expansion is vital to economy, says FTA

Posted: Thursday, April 25th, 2013

The Freight Transport Association has said that air freight is crucial to the UK’s economy, in its submission to the Airports Commission’s discussion paper, Aviation Connectivity and the Economy. According to the association, the aviation sector must be able to expand to meet demand from both passengers and freight as it is vital to the Read more…


OBS introduces Calidus Rail

Posted: Thursday, April 25th, 2013

OBS Logistics has updated its Calidus logistics software to include a railhead module, Calidus Rail, which integrates the movement and handling of containers at the rail hub. The system helps to track and manage the loading, placement and storage of containers at the railhead. It handles bookings to and from the site and orchestrates all Read more…


Fashion retailer talks costs at Summit

Posted: Thursday, April 25th, 2013

The cost pressures facing high street fashion retailers will come under scrutiny at the Logistics Manager Summit which takes place at Sandown Park on 26th June. Richard Brodrick, logistics manager at Crew Clothing, will cover Crew’s logistics cost reduction strategy and further cost reduction plans over the short to medium term. Brodrick will also consider Read more…


Free legal advice for Commercial Motor readers at Truckfest

Posted: Thursday, April 25th, 2013

25 April 2013 By Will Shiers Rothera Dowson will be offering free legal advice to Commercial Motor readers at this year’s Truckfest. We will be joined on our stand by Lucy Wood and Anton Balkitis from this top legal firm on Sunday only. Appointments will be made on a first-come, first-served basis, so make sure Read more…