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 […]
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 […]
Close Brothers Vehicle Hire (CBVH) has opened a depot in Thurnscoe near Doncaster to provide 24/7 rentals of trucks and vans.
DPD’s software subsidiary Pie is to launch its London Lorry Route Approver (LLRA) app next month – its first major product update since changing its name from Pie Mapping last year.