Unite the union has threatened to put a vote for industrial action to its members employed by DHL Supply Chain, unless guarantees are made over their pension schemes.
Lime supplier Lhoist UK has awarded a new long-term distribution contract to Abbey Logistics Group.
While TDG may not have invented the term 4PL, it was certainly one of the leaders in making the concept work for its customer Corus Steel back in 2006. Since then TDG has been acquired by Norbert Dentressangle (ND) and Corus taken over by Tata Steel, and 4PL has been renamed KeyPL, but the business has gone from strength to strength, as Paul Hayes, director of KeyPL Transport at ND, explains to Steve Hobson
Fast-growing trailer rental firm Hireco is investing in new tracking technology as well as new trailers as director James Smith tells Steve Hobson
Waitrose will officially open its £32m Leyland RDC in September, following a phased roll-out from late July.
After revealing its positive outlook for the rest of the current financial year last week, Wincanton’s continually increasing share price has hit its highest point since the MT Tracker began in January. The company updated investors that it had performed well in the first quarter of its current financial year, despite slipping container volume.
Next summer an expected 250,000 international business people will converge on Liverpool for the International Festival for Business, a two-month showcase for UK plc. As part of the Festival, Mersey Maritime is holding a Maritime, Logistics & Energy Week, which will highlight the growing importance of Liverpool as a northern logistics hub and gateway to the UK and Europe for north Atlantic trade.
Michelin is introducing a fuel-saving programme for truck operators, offering a money-back guarantee if those savings do not materialise.
The recent heatwave has seen massive spikes in retail volumes for chilled and frozen goods, according to DHL Supply Chain. The UK’s largest logistics firm said the hot weather in July had seen demand for bottled water rise by 45% and soft drink volume increase by 35%.
Pallet-Track has processed its 10 millionth pallet through its Wolverhampton hub , achieving the milestone in less than ten years of operation and without a single loss.