Skills shortages in the logistics sector stretch beyond the role of HGV driver, with companies providing warehousing warning that they have been in “crisis mode” for two years. Data released by Logistics UK showed that 96% of UK haulage firms were now reporting problems recruiting lorry drivers, but that more than 13% of businesses said they were experiencing severe to very severe problems hiring warehouse staff. The business group said this was in contrast to September 2020, when no respondents […]
Clare Bottle (pictured) has been appointed chief executive of the UK Warehousing Association (UKWA) with Neil Bowker, commercial director of Bowker Group, taking on the role of chairman.
Online grocery retailer Ocado has said its second customer fulfilment centre in Dordon, Warwickshire, will commence operations in February next year. Equipment installation at the warehouse is almost complete and testing has been underway since May, the firm confirmed. The project “remains in line with budget”, it said. The retailer, which also announced it had secured an 18-month extension on £100m of loans from its lenders to July 2015, said it had achieved an 11% rise in gross sales year-on-year […]
Bullet Express is set to move to a new storage facility, having filled its current warehouse just over a year after moving in.