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DSV entertainment arm moves into Air & Sea

August 14, 2012 Ashleigh Wight

DSV has confirmed that has integrated its entertainment logistics division into its Air & Sea division just two years after it was launched. The multi-modal giant launched DSV Entertainment Logistics in 2010. However, the division has now been integrated into its air and sea freight sector in order to “fully capitalise on the expertise within the DSV Air & Sea team”. A spokesman for DSV says: “We constantly analyse every aspect of the DSV business and decided that it made […]

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Yodel scoop second health and safety award

August 14, 2012 Ashleigh Wight

Yodel has won the RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) Gold Award for health and safety for the second year running. Yodel’s senior HS&E manager, Gerry Prior, accepted the award on the behalf of Yodel’s sort centres and Yodel Transport subsidiary, that were presented the award in recognition of its commitment to high health and safety standards. Marija Simovic, COO, says: ““Ensuring the safety of our workforce and the public is paramount and it is a priority for […]

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NWF Group profit down as fuel division disappoints

August 14, 2012 Ashleigh Wight

Boughey Distribution parent NWF Group has revealed that its pre-tax profit fell by a third, despite a 16% increase in revenue. Revenue rose to £540.2m for the year-ending 31 May, up from £463.8m 2011. However pre-tax profit dropped to £5.1m, compared to £7.6m in the previous financial year. Chief executive Richard Whiting says: “NWF has delivered a profit in line with the board’s expectations and has been successful in reducing debt further than expected.” Fuel division NWF Fuels continues to […]

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Autologic shares delisted following Stobart deal

August 13, 2012

Vehicle transporter Autologic’s shares have today been delisted from the Alternative Investment Market following its takeover by Stobart Group. Stobart Group made its formal £12.4m offer for Autologic in June, having been in talks since May. The ability of Autologic to use Stobart Rail infrastructure to reduce the level of empty running endemic to the car transporter sector, as well as the benefits of access to Stobart’s storage sites, were both cited as reasons why the deal made sense. Stobart […]

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Scottish council fined after crushing incident

August 9, 2012

 A council has been fined £40,000 after a subcontractor suffered severe crush injuries when a tar tipper lorry reversed into a paver machine he was driving while carrying out road repairs. Dumfries Sheriff Court heard that the 20-year-old was one of two subcontractors working for Hamilton Tarmac alongside men from Dumfries and Galloway Council to undertake repairs on a road between the villages of Rhonehouse and Tongland in April 2010. The injured worker was driving the paver forwards along the […]

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Pall-Ex overnight London service off to flying start

August 9, 2012 Hayley Pink

Pall-Ex says it has had successful start to its new night-time delivery service in the capital, with 4% of the pallet network’s London’s volumes already migrated to the new service within the first week of operation. The overnight service, which covers all postcodes affected by Olympics delivery restrictions, delivers to customers between 6pm and 6am, with take-up from some of the capital’s major high street brands and businesses. Pall-Ex MD Adrian Russell says: “This new service has already made a […]

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Ceva nets €16.9m John West contract renewal

August 9, 2012 Hayley Pink

Ceva Logistics has signed a €16.9m contract renewal with canned fish manufacturer John West, following a successful five-year relationship. The Leicestershire-based logistics firm will continue to provide UK supply chain operations, including collecting cleared cargo from the port of Felixstowe for onward transportation to Ceva’s’s shared-user facility in Mendlesham. Ceva will also provide customs clearance services and warehousing for John West, as well as managing all road transportation across the UK. Matthew Carroll, regional director, consumer and retail at Ceva, […]

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Failed DBC Foodservice’s vehicle fleet was returned to suppliers

August 8, 2012

DBC Foodservice had no vehicle assets despite having 230 of them when it went under in March, as its fleet was run on a contract-hire basis. The £300m turnover company supplied some of the best known cafes, restaurants and bars on the high Street including Caffé Nero, Prezzo, Loch Fyne and vodka bar chain Revolution. DBC’s fleet of mainly Dafs delivered 8,000 multi-temperature products to customers each year. However, after attempts to sell the business earlier this year failed, administrator […]

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DHL and Unilever sign development agreement

August 8, 2012 Hayley Pink

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 […]

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Co-op appoints head of new £20m Bristol RDC

August 7, 2012 Hayley Pink

The Co-operative Group has appointed Adrian Buxton as general manager at its new £20m food distribution depot in Avonmouth, which is due to open later this year. Buxton, who previously managed the group’s 320,000ft² composite DC in Thurrock, Essex, will head up the new RDC, near Bristol, which will employ up to 900 staff. He joined The Co-operative in an administrative role in 1979, before working his way up to managing food stores and moving across to logistics. Prior to […]