What made the headlines in the UK road transport industry in January 2017? And what trends are shaping logistics and distribution? Motortransport.co.uk has all the answers. OPERATOR NEWS Tesco dominated the headlines: it is set to close two of its distribution centres in the UK, bringing all warehouse operations carried out by DHL Supply Chain and Wincanton in-house, as part of a long-term plan to “simplify” its distribution operations. Meanwhile its £3.7bn merger with wholesaler Booker creates one of the […]
Bridgetime Transport, part of The APC network, has opened a new operational parcel depot in Cwmbran.
A sharp increase in demand for storage space has been highlighted by a new report on the UK ‘big box’ warehousing market.
Yearsley Group has welcomed a decision by Peterborough City Council’s planning committee to approve the construction of buildings up to 35m high at the Gateway Peterborough distribution park, where it intends to build a new 385,000ft2 cold store. The decision means Yearsley can now proceed with a planning application for its new warehouse, which a spokeswoman said it would probably submit in February. Subject to approval, the new cold store in the Great Haddon Employment Zone will be built in […]