The industry has begun making plans to mitigate the effects of Covid-19, but hauliers have told motortransport.co.uk they also need the government to provide more regular updates on the spread of the virus. As UK health officials moved into the second phase of their response to the coronavirus outbreak, companies involved in logistics and distribution said the burden of responsibility to keep supermarkets and shops fully stocked was “huge”. Peter Whitehead, MD at PF Whitehead in Croydon, said it had […]
Great Bear has won a contract to manage distribution and warehousing for high street brands Hello Kitty, Tresemmé, Babyliss and Cuisinart. As part of the deal, the Tattenhall-based company is to manage the UK distribution centre for Conair, the US firm behind a range of brands in the personal care products and small appliances sectors. Once fully operational, the 230,000ft² Conair centre at Chorley in Lancashire will expect to handle 11 million units per year for delivery to major high […]
Third party logistics firm Culina will open a new ambient food and drinks logistics facility in Port Salford next year, employing around 280 staff.
The dispute between Eddie Stobart and Unite threatens to run and run, after the union rejected the operator’s latest improved redundancy offer. Harriet Eisner, regional officer at Unite, said her 180-driver members were angry that the new deal did not, in their opinion, go far enough. Unite had postponed a second wave of strike action ahead of last week’s (19 October) meeting, but warned this sanction was now back on the table. Eisner added: “Unite believes that there is no […]