Washington-based Hawthorn Logistics has taken delivery of its first ever Carrier Transicold Vector HE 19 units, adding 10 multi-temperature and 10 single-temperature versions to its refrigerated trailer fleet, which is now 100% Carrier-cooled. Mounted to new 13.6-metre Chereau trailers, the units join a 43-strong refrigerated trailer fleet and represent 15 replacements for older assets, along with five new additions. The Vector HE 19 combines Carrier Transicold’s E-Drive all-electric technology with an all-new multi-speed engine design, delivering up to 30% fuel […]
DHL Supply Chain has signed a ‘joint business development plan’ agreement with Unilever, as part of the latter’s strategy to work more closely with key suppliers. Both companies have pledged to carry out a number of collaborative initiatives, including: increasing speed to market and efficiency; cost reduction and sustainable practices; and seeking ways to slash CO² and reduce logistics operation waste. Pier Luigi Sigismondi, chief supply chain officer, Unilever, says: “It is essential that we work closely together with our […]
Liverpool-based nut processor and packer Trigon Snacks has awarded a new contract for warehousing and distribution of its brands, including Planters and BigD, to Culina. Under the deal, Trigon products will be stored at Culina’s Middleton depot, near Manchester, and delivered using a shared user-model to wholesalers and retailers throughout the UK. A key issue in choosing Culina was the ability of the warehousing component of the operation to cope with seasonal peaks, said Trigon Snacks supply chain manager Kevin […]
Deep water port DP World Southampton is set to be transformed with £40m of infrastructure investment, after receiving Freeport status last month.