Marks & Spencer has reported significantly reduced lead times and shipping costs in the last year after adopting a new optimisation system from EV Cargo Technology. The packaging module also cuts wastage and promotes sustainability by improving transit packaging compliance, minimising damage and increasing the amount of product which can be shipped. Since implementing the system a year ago, M&S said it had been able to rationalise 3,800 carton types to just 10 – a 99% reduction in under eight […]
The design and construction of DPD’s new net zero distribution centre in Bicester is being held up as an example of how logistics firms and developers can radically cut carbon in new buildings.
The introduction of peak-time charges as part of the Port of Felixstowe’s vehicle booking system (VBS) has been described as unacceptable by container hauliers. The port has started charging hauliers £1.50 per booking for access between 12pm and 5pm but has suspended proposals to introduce the charge between 5am and 7am. In a letter to operators, Port of Felixstowe commercial director Paul Wallace said: “For all UK major ports there is a significant daily cost to support the yard resource […]
Businesses on both sides of the channel have been given certainty by the overwhelming backing from the European Parliament to the Brexit trade and customs deal, despite the UK’s exit being described as a “historic mistake”.