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    New logistics robotics specialist aims to shape the future of the industry


    New UK-based robotics and automation company Rainbow Dynamics has pledged to be at the forefront of sustainable robotic load handing and parcel sortation for logistics warehouses, parcel handling facilities, manufacturing sites and e-commerce fulfilment centres.

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    Warehouse investments hit Miniclipper profits


    Rising energy and fuel prices and “significant” costs in launching a new warehouse saw Miniclipper Logistics experience “challenging” times last year, which resulted iin pre-tax profit tumbling by over a third.

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    Robotics and automation improve warehouse productivity, new data confirms


    Consultancy SCALA said there was now clear evidence of the benefits that can be achieved through warehouse automation and robotics after two-thirds of users reported greater productivity.The supply chain and logistics consultancy undertook research with manufacturers, retailers and 3PLs across a range of sectors and found 35% had invested between ...

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    Onward Holdings renews lease for another 10 years with major healthcare provider


    Yorkshire warehousing and retail park specialist Onward Holdings has sealed a deal with Sciensus which sees the healthcare provider renew its 10-year lease at Junction Point on the Green Industrial Estate in Featherstone. The deal, which is valued at around £285,000 annually, will see Sciensus, formerly known as Healthcare at ...

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    Warehouse yards to see "significant" rise in autonomous trucks, ABI research reveals


    The need to bring distribution yards up to speed with warehouse and transport digitalization is driving the adoption of autonomous yard trucks and AI-enabled cameras, to help track, allocate, and optimize assets. According to a study by global technology intelligence firm ABI Research, the installed base of articial intelligence (AI)-enabled ...

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    Acuver launches in UK with pledge to help hauliers optimise supply chain processes


    Niche global supply chain management company Acuver Consulting has announced its expansion into the UK.It said it would work with supply chain and logistics firms to help transform their operations with key areas of focus including digital strategy, analytics, e-commerce, retail technology integration and customer experience enhancement.Sunny Nandwani (pictured), Acuver ...

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    Invest in safer warehouses to win the war for talent, Linde MH report advises


    Logistics companies that invest in safer warehouses for their employees are winning the war for talent, according to a report produced by Linde Material Handling UK.The more enlightened businesses are also committing to a “no blame” safety culture, which is having a positive impact on staff morale and corporate reputation, ...

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    Prologis welcomes Royal Mail Super Hub to DIRFT


    Prologis has announced the arrival of Royal Mail's new Midland Super Hub at Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal (DIRFT).Other new distribution centres at DIRFT include two sites for Warrens Group, which are now fully operational, with two new speculatively built sites - DC628 and DC327 - having recently reached completion.The ...

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    Glencar gets green light for Click Aylesford warehouse project


    A six-unit industrial warehouse development close to the M20 in Kent covering 302,844sq ft has been given the go-ahead, with completion due by August 2024.Construction firm Glencar said it had been appointed by Wrenbridge and investor Bridges Fund Management to start work on the development in Aylesford, named Click Aylesford.The ...

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    Linde Material Handling UK unveils demo theatre


    Linde Material Handling (UK) has launched a purpose-built demonstration theatre which will be used to showcase its trucks and their capabilities.More than 40 customers and visitors attended the launch at Linde MH UK’s site in West Bromwich where they were treated to live demonstrations of the latest trucks and technology ...

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    New Midlands warehousing plan set to trigger jobs boom


    Hundreds of logistics jobs are predicted to be created in the Midlands after the green light was given to the construction of 1.4m sq ft of warehousing across four units in Magna Park Lutterworth.Real estate builder GLP said the significant development reflected the sustained expansion and success of Europe’s largest ...

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    Peel Ports sinks £28m into major new Port of Liverpool warehouse


    Peel Ports Group is investing £28m in a new warehouse at the Port of Liverpool with construction set to begin this week.The 240,000 square foot warehouse at the Alexandra Dock, will be used for the handling and storage of cargo at the port and will be the length of up ...

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    Panattoni launches major Doncaster warehouse development


    Construction has started on a major speculative warehouse near Doncaster with completion expected in January 2024, commercial developer Panattoni revealed this week.Winvic Construction has commenced the construction of Panattoni Doncaster 420, following the approval of planning consent from Doncaster Council in February. Panattoni Doncaster 420, which the developer claims is ...

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    Industry struggling to recruit warehouse workers after post-pandemic "mass exodus"


    Demand for warehouse workers in the UK has rocketed, with the number of online job adverts almost doubling in some areas of the country, according to research.The North East showed the biggest increase in adverts, with 1,050 placed in December 2022, compared to 530 in 2019: a 98.1% rise.Indeed Flex, ...

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    S&S Distribution creates 2,000 pallet spaces to help tackle warehousing shortage


    Transport and logistics provider S&S Distribution has freed up around 2,000 pallet spaces in response to rising demand for storage space as supply chain disruptions continue.The company, which is based in Tonbridge in Kent, is part of Palletline Logistics. It operates a 50,000sq ft fully racked warehousing space, split between ...

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    Party products giant invests £8m in latest warehouse robotics technology


    Party products supplier Wonder has invested £8m in an automated warehouse robotic system, able to pick around 35,000 stock keeping units (SKUs) and helping in its aim to become a £500m business by 2026.The Milton Keynes firm built the Autostore system within its existing 100,000sq ft distribution centre and it ...

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    Panattoni increases commitment to south coast logistics market with 452,469sq ft speculative park


    Panattoni has begun speculatively developing a 452,469sq ft last-mile logistics development at Burgess Hill, 45 miles south of London.Construction follows the granting of planning consent by Mid Sussex District Council at the end of January and reflects Panattoni’s confidence in the strength of the south coast logistics market, where it ...


    Warrens Group joins Stobart in expanding Culina's DIRFT presence


    Warrens Group has snapped up two new units at Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal (DIRFT) from logistics real estate developer Prologis, as part of its plans to drive growth.Baked goods warehousing and logistics provider Warrans Group is the preferred primary haulier for bread and cake distribution for Tesco and Sainsbury’s ...

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    Trade bodies demand government widens shortage occupation list


    The government is being urged to add HGV drivers and forklift truck operators to the shortage occupation list (SOL) after Brexit and Covid-19 led to a chronic shortfall.Trade associations have teamed up to force the government to address the shortage of skilled workers in the industry and make it understand ...

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    DC workers may risk health opening sealed containers, HSE warns


    Distribution workers who open or enter freight containers could be damaging their health, according to the HSE.The organisation is warning that workers opening sealed freight containers at distribution centres could be exposed to a build-up of dangerously low oxygen levels or hazardous substances in the air.The warning follows research by ...