The UK Warehousing Association (UKWA) has launched a benchmarking survey aimed at establishing best practice guidelines in the logistics industry. The UKWA’s aim is to create key measurements for the sector’s overall performance against which 3PLs can assess themselves, enabling them to create goals for improvement within their business. The study has been devised by UKWA in partnership with the US-based Warehousing Education & Research Council (WERC), whose DC Measures survey has been established for 15 years. UKWA CEO Peter […]
Hicks Logistics has moved into warehousing after the acquisition of a 20,000ft² industrial unit next to its Caldicot base on the Severn Bridge Industrial Estate. The company hopes the diversification will boost its annual turnover from £7.5m to around the £10m mark, and has taken on ten more staff taking its team to 80.
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 […]
Norbert Dentressangle has reported higher-than-usual demand for storage space within its shared user network in recent months, suggesting it could be indicative of an upturn in the economy.