Southampton City Council is inviting local operators to run a sustainable distribution centre (SDC) and warehouse that will consolidate local deliveries. The aim is to cut lorry movements and congestion while boosting efficiencies.
Profit fell at Kuehne + Nagel’s road and rail logistics division in the first half of 2013, compared to the same period in 2012, although it predicted a stronger second half-year performance.
Palletforce member Evans Transport has spent £2.5m on more fuel efficient vehicles in the past year, as part of an on-going fleet replacement programme.
Rail freight operator DB Schenker Rail UK has selected Roadways Container Logistics’ Birmingham Intermodal Freight Terminal (BIFT) as its Midlands rail hub.
Potter Logistics and hazardous waste management company, Chloros Environmental, have formed a “strategic partnership” to run a new waste transfer facility at Potter’s Droitwich DC.
The Fortec Pallet Distribution Network has appointed a new commercial manager as it continues to identify and pursue new opportunities for corporate business development.
Bibby Distribution will use its full allocation of 25 longer semi-trailers (LSTs) when it takes delivery of twelve more 15.65m models. They will join 13 identical Don-Bur trailers which Bibby added to its fleet in 2012 as part of the on-going trial of longer trailers.
To remain competitive C&H (Hauliers) has wrapped up the niche paper reel market, expanded into recycling and invested heavily in its fleet.
In an interview with Auto Express magazine, transport minister Stephen Hammond last week said the government was considering higher motorway speeds and even thinking of introducing trials in 2014.
All new light commercial vehicles in Europe under 3.5t will have to be equipped to make an automatic call to emergency services in the event of an accident from 2015.