SHD Logistics

Wincanton secures three-year Howdens deal

Published: September 01, 2014 by Peter MacLeod

One of the UK’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of kitchen and joinery products, Howdens Joinery, has appointed Wincanton as its logistics partner following a strategic review of its supply chain.

Wincanton secured the contract following a competitive tender and will operate and manage three of Howdens’ UK transport sites in Glasgow, Avonmouth and Radlett, as well as associated activities, for the next three years.

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Sales increase by 90% for My Parcel

Published: September 01, 2014 by Kirsty Adams

My Parcel Delivery’s rapidly expanding team has delivered bumper year-on-year increases of 95% in sales and 65% in profit at the end of its fourth year of trading.

The Salford-based online parcel delivery comparison and logistics business has beaten its annual forecast by 14% and has also seen a 240% increase in unique visitors to its website in the past six months. The company’s customers – who will send near a million parcels via My Parcel Delivery in this year – book and pay for deliveries via the e-commerce website.

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Linde extends reach truck portfolio

Published: September 01, 2014 by Peter MacLeod

Linde Material Handling has launched four new models to its extensive portfolio of reach trucks.

The new “B Range” is specifically designed for light- to medium-duty applications, and features an entry level of equipment that still enables operators to work comfortably.

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£300m Liverpool2 will create 5,000 jobs

Published: September 01, 2014 by Peter MacLeod

Peel Ports’ £300m investment in its landmark Liverpool2 deep water container terminal will create around 5,000 new jobs in the North West. Two-thirds of the direct jobs are expected to be taken by people living within a ten mile radius of the Port of Liverpool.
 
Liverpool2 is a new deep-water container facility that will enable the port to handle the new generation of super-sized container vessels that will dominate world shipping. Liverpool2 will generate around 500 jobs at the port as well as up to 4,500 more in the maritime and logistics supply chains over the next five years.

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Enter the SHD Logistics Awards now

Published: September 01, 2014 by Kirsty Adams

Entry is now open for the SHD Logistics Awards. Fancy your chances of picking up a trophy?

The Awards are open to any business either from within the logistics industry or in an industry that features logistics as part of its operations.Over 100 companies have already registered their interest in entering the Awards.

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International SAP Conference

Published: September 01, 2014 by Kirsty Adams

The International SAP Conference on Supply Chain 2014 is a business-focused event with best practices from leading companies for organisations using SAP on transforming your supply chain.

Taking place in Copenhagen this September (22-24), the conference is packed with customer case studies, latest news, HANA and cloud-based innovations for SAP SCM, networking opportunities, and solution workshops featuring best practices for supply chain management. Details of all these sessions can be found in our event brochure.

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Grant Handling saves 4p per litre

Published: September 01, 2014 by Kirsty Adams

The Fuelcard People provides Grant Handling with a variety of fuel cards to deliver cost savings

Grant Handling has grown to become a leading fork lift truck company through 35 years of building and insight into industry’s material handling requirements. Its national support network serves customers with an unparalleled range of new and used equipment, backed by comprehensive training, spares, service and repair capabilities. To help in controlling its fleet costs, Cranleigh-based Grant Handling enjoys cut-price refuelling through fuel cards from The Fuelcard People, part of The Fuel Card Group.

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Enter the SHD Logistics Awards now

Entry is now open for the SHD Logistics Awards. Fancy your chances of picking up a trophy?

The Awards are open to any business either from within the logistics industry or in an industry that features logistics as part of its operations.Over 100 companies have already registered their interest in entering the Awards.

Read more »


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