The London Evening Standard newspaper has taken 33 Fuso Canter trucks on contract hire from Rygor to service its distribution needs. Based at the newspaper’s new DC in Greenwich, the 7.5 tonne Canters are used to collect newspapers from the printing facility in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, for onwards distribution to retailers and newsstands. The trucks, maintained under a Charterway contract agreement, replace the newspaper’s previous fleet of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans. Tim Freeman, head of distribution at the London Evening Standard, said: […]
Kuehne + Nagel (K+N) is to invest £5m in multi-temperature distribution centres and a fleet of 60 vehicles for a long term new food service customer, Spirit Pub Company. K+N sees food service as a significant growth market, already representing £50m of its UK contract logistics business, much of it with Whitbread, where volumes have grown 50% to 31m cases a year since 2008. Spirit demerged in September 2011 from Punch Taverns, and is one of the UK’s leading pub […]
Wood flooring importer Lionvest Trading (UK) has extended its warehousing and distribution contract with Southampton-based Meachers Global Logistics.
Fast-growing Keighley, West Yorkshire haulier McDowell Haulage and Distribution says work will begin shortly on a new 25,000ft2 warehouse in order to keep up with demand. The company, which has contracts to transport school furniture and cosmetics and is also a member of The Pallet Network, opened a new depot in Bellshill in December and earlier this month deliveries began to arrive into another new warehouse in Avonmouth. Now that the firm has been given the green light to construct […]