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Archive for November, 2013

FTA presses chancellor on fuel duty freeze

Posted: Friday, November 22nd, 2013

The Freight Transport Association has called on chancellor George Osborne to confirm his commitment to freeze fuel duty until 2015 when he delivers his Autumn statement on 5th December. Chief executive Theo de Pencier  said: “While we appreciate the difficult trading and fiscal conditions that persist, and the constraints which these impose, we have written Read more…


New operations director for Debenhams

Posted: Friday, November 22nd, 2013

Debenhams has promoted Peter Swann from director of information systems to the new role of operations director, where he will be responsible for logistics and imports in addition to his current responsibilities for IT and Systems. Debenhams now has 240 stores across 28 countries and is the tenth biggest UK online retailer by traffic volume. Read more…


CityLink invests £5m in IT infrastructure

Posted: Friday, November 22nd, 2013

CityLink is investing £5 million in its IT infrastructure, following its acquisition  by Better Capital earlier this year. Key aims of the project are to provide greater IT system reliability and availability, improved disaster recovery capabilities. It has signed deals with Virgin Media Business for telephony services, SunGard Availability Services for cloud managed IT services, Read more…


Pallet networks set to smash volume record this year

Posted: Friday, November 22nd, 2013

22 November 2013 By Chris Druce UK pallet networks remain on course for a record breaking year, with third quarter volumes 17% higher than the same period a year ago. New data from the Association of Pallet Networks (APN), which has confirmed it will continue to support the FairFuel UK campaign during 2014, shows 4.2 Read more…


Commercial Motor 21 November out now!

Posted: Thursday, November 21st, 2013

21 November 2013 By Chris Druce This week’s Commercial Motor is out today [21 November],  packed with the best used truck and trailer deals, latest industry news and essential legal advice. Also in this week’s issue: First Drive: Revised Renault Kangoo Investigation: What harm will the proposed A14 toll do to Suffolk hauliers if it Read more…


CollectPlus announces £14.3 million revenue growth

Posted: Thursday, November 21st, 2013

CollectPlus has achieved a revenue growth of £14.3 million for the first six months of 2013, following a 23 per cent increase in brands using its services since 31 March this year. The company now works with more than 260 retail brands, including new clients Estee Lauder, Fat Face, Urban Outfitters, and Ted Baker. It Read more…


Haulage firm adds to fleet with Andover Trailers

Posted: Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Abnormal load specialist Mar-Train Heavy Haulage has added one of Andover Trailers’ five axle step frame trailers to its fleet, to help transport heavy-duty Terex crushers and screeners around the UK and Europe. The vehicle is the Northern Ireland-based company’s first five axle design, joining its fleet of 23 tractor units and 70 trailers. It Read more…


Banning HGVs during peak hours is unachievable, says FTA

Posted: Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Banning HGVs during peak hours is not the answer to improve the safety of cyclists in London, according to the Freight Transport Association. The announcement comes after several politicians and cycling campaign groups advocated the banning of lorries from London in the rush hour, following a recent rise in cyclist casualties throughout the city. The Read more…


Timber firm relocates to Groveport

Posted: Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Rowlinson Timber is moving its distribution centre from the port of Grimsby to inland port complex Groveport Logistics, in Gunness, effective as of 2 January 2014. Rowlinson imports timber from the Baltic States, Scandinavia, and Russia, into Grimsby. It said the relocation will offer benefits, such as strong motorway access to all UK destinations for Read more…


Finance is in the air

Posted: Thursday, November 21st, 2013

Ever wonder how a global energy giant handles its supply chain finance? Find out how with Michael Hyltoft when he delivers a case study on Danfoss’ solution at this year’s Supply Chain Finance Summit. Taking place at the Radisson Blu Portman hotel in London, the free one-day event will focus on exploring issues vital to Read more…