Marks & Spencer is to try out a liquid nitrogen-powered transport refrigeration unit (TRU) on one of its semi-trailers as part of its CO2-reduction strategy. The zero-emission TRU, designed by clean cold technology firm Dearman, uses a liquid nitrogen-powered engine to operate the refrigeration system. Dearman said its technology can reduce CO2 emissions by up to 95% compared with a conventional TRU powered by a secondary diesel engine. The venture sees M&S lease a dual-compartment Dearman Hubbard TRU, on a […]
Marks & Spencer now believes three rather than four DCs will serve its future needs, as it continues the transformation of its supply chain to match consumers’ changing shopping patterns.
Dairy producer Arla Foods has unveiled a new dual-purpose trailer to help eliminate empty running. The combination unit, constructed by Gray & Adams and Crossland Tankers, features a 19,000 litre milk tank with a refrigerated area above that can accommodate 85 milk cages or 22 pallets. The 12.2m long trailer, which Arla is using to deliver finished product from its Stourton transport hub to stores and regional DCs and collect raw milk from farms on the way back, is around […]
Marks & Spencer has renewed its contract with Norbert Dentressangle for a further five years.