Ocado is opening two more depots this year as it continues with plans to increase capacity in its distribution network. The online supermarket opened a 36,000ft² depot in Dagenham, Essex, this month and plans to open a second depot, a 20,000ft² site on the Knowsley Industrial Park in Liverpool, in November. Ocado says both sites are required to meet demand from the firm’s “dramatic expansion” in both regions. It will operate 120 vehicles from each site and is currently looking […]
Roads minister Stephen Hammond has praised Skills for Logistic’s (SfL) “innovative” new initiative to recruit armed forces personnel into the road transport sector. Speaking at the official launch of the Military Transitions to Logistics programme at London’s Imperial War Museum earlier this month, the minister added: “I’m delighted to be a part of it and wish it a huge success.” Hammond urged others within road transport to get involved with an initiative that hopes to entice 1,000 ex-services personnel into […]
DPD has denied that it is currently considering opening a fifth hub in 2018-20.
The United Pallet Network (UPN) has extended its lease at its Fradley Park central-hub location.