Property developer Prologis has been granted planning permission for a new logistics facility on its industrial estate in Minworth, West Midlands. The plans include the demolition of an obsolete unit on the Prologis Park Midpoint and the construction of a 163,000sq ft building rated BREEAM ‘excellent’ and net zero carbon in construction which will deliver logistics space to the West Midlands market. Originally built for the supermarket giant Asda in 2016, Prologis said the existing facility was too bespoke for […]
Glasgow haulier John G Russell (Transport) has warned the distribution sector of a “difficult” 12 months ahead as costs keep rising while rates and profit margins continue to stagnate. Alan Poulton, chief executive, logistics at the group, told MT the firm was finding it increasingly difficult to squeeze further efficiencies out of its operation and said that, in terms of rates: “We are not getting, and have not got for some time now, an increase that reflects the quality and […]
Following a small-scale trial last year, Norbert Dentressangle has secured a new contract with Cambridge seed supplier RAGT Seeds for delivery of a range of cereals, maize, grass and winter oilseed rape seeds to farmers across mainland Europe.
Construction has been completed on a new £22m food DC for The Co-operative in north Derbyshire, which the firm says will employ over 1,000 people and create around 320 new jobs. The Castlewood site, which will service over 500 Co-operative food stores in Yorkshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire, will start operation in January with the first deliveries scheduled for March. It will become fully operational in September. Located just off junction 28 of the M1, the new site will take […]