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Bibby Distribution’s food expertise eats up the competition to secure new contract with AAK
Friday, November 16, 2018 - 16:54

Bibby Distribution’s experience in food traceability and its extensive safety credentials have won the company a three-year contract with edible oils and fats manufacturer AAK.

The 3PL can track the journey of every pallet it ca...

Deutsche Bahn’s need for capital may bring Schenker sale closer
Friday, November 16, 2018 - 09:43

The state-owned rail network and owner of major logistics service provider, Schenker, is reported to be asking for substantial funds for capital investment.  

Ageing stations and increasingly late trains are due to inadequate le...

Clipper agrees supply chain deal Adnams
Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 17:14

Clipper Logistics has announced a new agreement with Adnams that will see it provide the brewer with end-to-end supply chain management, packing, storage and online order fulfilment capabilities.

The Suffolk-based brewery has be...

UKWA’s Peter Ward joins Institute of Export’s board
Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 10:07

The United Kingdom Warehousing Association’s (UKWA’s) Chief Executive Officer, Peter Ward, has been appointed to the board of the Institute of Export and International Trade (IOE&IT).

Peter Ward has over 30 years’ experience...

A.P. Moller – Maersk, CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd, MSC and Ocean Network Express plan to establish container shipping association
Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 09:39

IT executives from A.P. Moller – Maersk, CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd, MSC and Ocean Network Express are currently discussing the creation of common information technology standards which shall be openly available and free of charge for all stake...

Waldeck acquired…
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 14:58

Waldeck has announced that it has been acquired by The Morson Group, with the full support of the management teams of both companies.

Morson Group has a global presence across all engineering markets including Rail, Aerospace...

Wincanton secures three-year Roper Rhodes contract
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 09:00

Wincanton has secured a three-year contract to create and run a dedicated delivery solution for Roper Rhodes, one of the UK’s leading independent suppliers of bathroom furniture and products. The contract demonstrates the company’s commit...

New bases in Czech Republic and Dubai for ASCG
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 08:55

Advanced Supply Chain Group (ASCG), which has its headquarters in Bradford, has opened a new European base in the Czech Republic.

The 6,400 square metre facility carries out both returns and value-added services. This expansion...

RFG elects Ken Russell as new Chair
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 15:00

The Board of the Rail Freight Group (RFG) has announced that Ken Russell has been elected as its new Chair in succession to Tony Berkeley who formally retired at the Group’s AGM on 7 November.

Ken is a director at Russell Logist...

Autostore controls plaster for British Gypsum
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 11:55

TBA Leicester, developer of the Autostore brand of warehouse management system (WMS), warehouse controls system (WCS) and automation solutions, has been providing integral software solutions to British Gypsum’s Barrow-upon-Soar plaster pr...

Agility sees revenues improve on strong airfreight performance
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 17:33

Strong airfreight performance helped drive a 10% increase in third-quarter revenues at Kuwait-headquartered logistics firm Agility.

The company saw total revenues for the period reach KD394.4m ($1.3bn), while earnings before int...

Yearsley sold to US giant
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 17:29

Yearsley has been sold to a US company for an undisclosed sum. The deal will see Yearsley expand its global footprint and extend its supply chain.

Jonathan Baker, CEO of Yearsley Group, said:

“Our acquisition by Lineag...

Prologis speculates at DIRFT
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 17:23

Daventry District Council has given its approval to a 535,000 sq ft industrial logistics building on Prologis RFI DIRFT, at junction 18 of the M1 motorway in Northamptonshire.

The expansion at DIRFT was authorised via a Developm...

Maritime marks WWI centenary with fleet of poppies
Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 13:29

Maritime Transport has once again pledged its support to the Suffolk Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal by displaying poppies on its vehicles for the duration of Remembrance.

For the fourth consecutive year, the iconic poppy wi...

Maersk moves AE7 to London Gateway
Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 13:17

Maersk has announced to customers that it is moving its AE7 service from Felixstowe to London Gateway

They said:

"In order to serve your transportation needs in the best possible way and optimise our offering in the UK...

Sany reach stackers for ABP Hams Hall
Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 12:52

For the first time in its 22-year history, the Hams Hall intermodal rail terminal in the West Midlands of England will be taking non-Scandinavian origin train and truck (un)loading equipment

Cooper Specialised Handling Ltd, one...

Delamode joins United Shipping Network
Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 12:44

Delamode has announced that it is joining the United Shipping Network. Initially joining the United Shipping Network will be Delamode’s offices in Bulgaria, Latvia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Moldova and Serbia. United Shipping Inc is represe...

Wincanton results suppress calls for split
Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 12:41

Wincanton is successfully shaking off talks of a break-up after delivering a solid set of financial results.

Total revenues grew just £800k year-over-year to £581.8m, but underlying EBITDA increased 4.8% to £33.0m. Profit before...

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VIIA launches Calais-Turin rail freight route
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 14:10

SNCF Logistics-owned VIIA has launched a rail freight route for unaccompanied semi-trailers between Calais and Turin, which connects with ferry services between the French Channel port and the UK.

The new 'rail motorway' is oper...

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Bristol Port honoured by Grimaldi Lines
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 14:05

Bristol Port has been named the ‘top international port’ by Grimaldi Lines at the 22nd Euromed Convention in Athens. The accolade from Grimaldi Lines recognises the growth of Bristol Port – particularly in the car trade sector – and the I...

Vestel picks Clipper for service support
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 14:01

TV producer Vestel has chosen Clipper Logistics Technical Services Division as its strategic brown goods service partner for the UK.

Clipper will provide Vestel with product refurbishment, provision of spare parts and e-commerce...

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Terex Corporation selects Kuehne + Nagel for digital supply chain management
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 13:44

Kuehne + Nagel has announced a multi-year contract extension with Terex Corporation, one of the worldwide leading manufacturers of lifting and material processing equipment. The relationship between Kuehne + Nagel and Terex started in 201...

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Top ocean carriers and terminal operators initiate Blockchain consortium
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 13:34

Nine leading ocean carriers and terminal operators have signed a formal statement of intent for a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to form a consortium to develop the Global Shipping Business Network (GSBN), an open digital platform base...

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My data is more important than yours! The issue of Net Neutrality
Friday, November 2, 2018 - 09:56

Imagine if you are urgently awaiting a shipment update or delivery confirmation that will trigger a transfer of funds from your customer into your bank account. The general expectation is that the moment the delivery is confirmed, an elec...

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£100M logistics business evolving into tech firm
Friday, November 2, 2018 - 08:20

Manchester-based Cardinal Maritime has restructured its software development team to support the aim of becoming a “technology business, good at logistics”

The global freight forwarder, which is on track to exceed £100m turnover...

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Containerships' acquisition completes
Friday, November 2, 2018 - 08:04

The CMA CGM Group has completed the acquisition of Containerships, a container-transportation and logistics company. The European Commission authorised this transaction on October 22nd. Containerships, which specialises in the intra-Europ...

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Feeding Cities Summit will look at post-Brexit food logistics challenges
Friday, November 2, 2018 - 07:53

With the prospect of food supply chain interruption and stock-piling as Brexit approaches, the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) is hosting a ‘Feeding Cities Summit’, where stakeholders will discuss the challenges ahead and co...

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Descartes launches mobile driver vehicle safety checks
Monday, October 29, 2018 - 16:25

Descartes has announced that from October 2018, Descartes mobile driver vehicle safety checks will be available as part of its SmartCompliance suite.

Transport operators of all sizes will be able to access the Smartcheck Mobile...

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Bristol Port awarded AEO status
Monday, October 29, 2018 - 15:51

Bristol Port has been awarded an internationally recognised “trusted trader” status, which reduces administrative burdens and boosts the speed and reliability of trade through Bristol’s global gateway.

HMRC informed the Port las...

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Steady result for Malcolm Group
Monday, October 29, 2018 - 11:57

Logistics and construction services company Malcolm Group said it was “well positioned to take advantage of new business development opportunities” as it posted “robust” full-year results.

The Renfrewshire-based business said gr...

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