Bibby Distribution has spent £1.2m on 18 new tankers for its food ingredients logistics operation. The Van Hool-manufactured tankers will be used to deliver glucose and starch to a range of confectionary brands, but Bibby said its own technical team had designed the trailers to be flexible for future operations. Equipped with both heating coils and refrigeration units, the tankers can carry up to 34,000 litres. They also feature thicker barrel walls on their lower third for additional sturdiness and […]
The DfT will offer longer semi-trailers on a first come, first served basis before next year, after admitting the current timescale for getting the trial’s 1,800 units onto the UK’s roads will not be met.
Bibby Distribution has reported “a seamless transition” after winning a contract to manage the full logistics programme on behalf of Dairy Crest subsidiary Fayrefield FoodTec. The rolling contract includes the receipt and storage of raw dry food ingredients from suppliers, product sampling and final delivery to food manufacturers throughout the UK. The company said palletised deliveries to Fayrefield’s Crewe mixing plant and larger consignments to local customers have now been fully integrated into its network – operating out of Meir […]
Supermarket group Morrisons has renewed its contract with Norbert Dentressangle for the operation of two of its distribution centres in Scotland. The new contract, which extends ND’s involvement for a further two years, covers the 575,000ft² composite DC at Bellshill and the Eurocentral 85,000ft² fresh produce DC, also near Glasgow. Christian Salvesen, which ND acquired in 2007 has been involved in the Bellshill DC since it opened in 1989. The site was initially run for Safeway until its takeover by […]