One industry observer’s slightly jaundiced view of the home delivery vans cluttering up his street. Ocado’s admission that it has been held back by a driver shortage while motorists’ frustration gets worse because of the increasing number of side-street-blocking home delivery vans is a paradox for the modern age; how can we eat our cake if the distribution system chokes suppliers, streets and the public alike? The answer would appear to lie in consolidation, something Britain’s HGV transport industry is […]
Leeds-based Clipper Logistics is creating over 300 jobs at a new site on Teesside, following the signing of a 10-year deal last year with retailer Asda to provide deconsolidation solutions for its George clothing brand. The Wynyard Park hub, which opened at the end of October, will be largely dedicated to import and deconsolidation work for Asda and was chosen for its proximity to Teesport. Clipper says the hub will receive and dispatch up to three million items of clothing […]
A Web-based freight consolidation system, allowing hauliers servicing Heathrow Airport to notify members of spare capacity on their vehicles, is to launch this year to clean up the air around the complex.
Waste collection company Biffa is set to return to the London Stock Exchange on Thursday (20 October) for the first time in eight years.