A fire at Norbert Dentressangle’s Easton distribution centre, near Grantham, last week damaged approximately half of a warehouse there containing pet food, Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue has confirmed. The blaze broke out at around 2.45pm on Monday 15 July and resulted in “severe damage by fire to 50% of the warehouse used for processing pet food, with severe damage by smoke to the rest of the factory”, a spokeswoman for the fire service told Motortransport.co.uk. The blaze was still ongoing […]
Royal Mail scooped the Company of the Year accolade at the Women in Logistics (WIL) UK awards last Friday (20 September) in Solihull.
XPO Logistics has begun raising $3.26bn (£2.1bn) to finance its takeover of Norbert Dentressangle and for other, as yet unspecified acquisitions.
The explosive growth in e-commerce in recent years has left the road transport industry struggling to provide enough capacity. MT looks at the implications of this change. Today (3 December) is Cyber Monday, where consumers in the full swing of crazed Christmas-gift buying are expected to set a record and make 115 million visits to online retail sites. If Experian’s prediction is realised, it will represent a leap of 36% on the same day last year. For December as a […]