Yusen Logistics (UK) has been fined £11,000 after an agency worker fell from a loading ramp at the firm’s site on the Isle of Grain in Kent. In a Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecution, Medway Magistrates Court was told that that the warehouse operative, 49, from Sittingbourne, suffered a broken thigh bone in the 1.5m fall as he was unloading fridges from a trailer-mounted shipping container in November 2013. He was unable to return to work for three months. […]
Pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca has renewed its European distribution contract with Yusen Logistics.
Construction has finished on Yusen Logistics’ latest warehouse at Prologis Park Wellingborough West, which gives the group a nationwide footprint of more than 2 million ft².
Yusen Logistics is to spend some £9m upgrading its fleet and IT systems after merging its road transport operations with its air and sea freight forwarding businesses last year. Some £7m will be spent on a combination of vehicles and mechanical handling equipment as well as trailers including pillar-less tri-axles with sliding suzies, and its Department for Transport allocation of five 15.65m trailers. The IT investment will see £2.2m spent on infrastructure and its transport management software. MD Ian Veitch, […]