The Greater London Authority (GLA) has appointed Savills to help it balance the need for housing and industrial land in the capital. Savills will create an investment strategy to encourage intensive land use, through multi-storey warehousing and mixed-use projects – the GLA is considering using part of its £250m Land Fund, created last December, for this purpose. Rory Brooke, Savills’ head of economics, said the aim is to create the same amount of floorspace and capacity on less land, freeing […]
Close Brothers Vehicle Hire (CBVH) has opened a depot in Thurnscoe near Doncaster to provide 24/7 rentals of trucks and vans.
The surge of e-retailing is presenting parcel carriers with a conundrum: how do carriers profit from the rapid surge in B2C volumes, while ensuring their networks are able to cope with capacity demands? Hayley Pink reports Peak period capacity is at breaking point, City Link MD David Smith warned an industry conference in June, with the 2012 Christmas period posing a record challenge for carriers and retailers alike. Smith says there has been no new capacity in the industry since […]
Long-standing heavy transport firm Heanor Haulage is closing its haulage arm this month to focus on warehousing and storage.