Fashion retailer Asos has been dragged into the row over the high penalty charges applied by some retailers to suppliers whose vehicles deliver outside agreed times or present goods in what is deemed to be a non-compliant fashion. MT has seen evidence from one of Asos’s suppliers listing penalties of up to £500 for a range of delivery issues including cartons not being loaded in sequential order; missing labels, packing lists or security seals; failed collections; and late bookings cancellations. […]
Food logistics supplier NFT Distribution is to open a new distribution centre at the Port of Tilbury to serve importers.
Tesco has been forced into issuing an apology after its distribution director posted a message on social networking site Twitter that appeared to celebrate the closure of a number of distribution depots.
TfL has done well to minimise compliance costs under the Safer Lorry Scheme but ultimately the initative remains misguided, the FTA has said.