The Covid-19 pandemic will speed the evolution of the transport and logistics sector and transform how some businesses operate, according to new research. The crisis has already seen a number of changes that have affected warehousing and distribution operations, including changes in the way that many people have bought goods, with raised demand for online shopping. As this includes supermarket shopping, it has led to greater pressure on controlled temperature home delivery operations and a degree of uncertainty for supermarkets […]
The DfT has called on the Highways Agency to take some specific steps to boost the resilience of the strategic road network (SRN) to extreme weather.
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 […]
The Co-operative Group plans to close its Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, distribution centre later this year in a bid to improve efficiency and make its transport activities more cost-effective.