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Thompson Commercials saves with discount fuel cards

Published: September 17, 2014 by Peter MacLeod

A Renault truck dealer saves significant costs by using a Diesel Direct fuel cards, supplied by The Fuelcard People.

When James Swaby became head of procurement at Thompson Commercials, one of his first acts was to look at its refuelling. Diesel represents a major cost item for the Hull-based company, which also has six further branches throughout the North-East.

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‘Tidal wave’ investment in logistics property

Published: September 17, 2014 by David Thame

The tsunami of international money trying to buy into UK logistics property is about to get even bigger.

The £215m sale of the so-called Ocean Portfolio - which includes the 1.75m sq ft Fradley Park logistics site at Litchfields - is expected to tempt more overseas investors.

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Simmonds sells warehouse to US investor

Published: September 17, 2014 by David Thame

Simmonds Transport’s 101,600 sq ft Telford warehouse has been sold to Californian investors for £6.1m.

The deal - the latest in a multi-billion pound wave of money buying into the safe haven of UK logistics property - sees landlords Barlows Ltd sell to Los Angeles-based Karlin Real Estate for £6.1m.

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Peel pushes Liverpool warehouse

Published: September 17, 2014 by Kirsty Adams

Peel Logistics has beefed up the marketing effort for one of the largest warehouses near the Port of Liverpool.

The move comes ahead of next year’s opening of the Liverpool2 post-panamax container terminal.

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Vanderlande provides automation for Russian retailers

Published: September 15, 2014 by Peter MacLeod

Vanderlande, the well-known Dutch materials handling company, has been focusing its attention on the world of fashion retailing. With a long and still expanding project list, this strategy has now also been extended to Russia, with recent examples including TVOE and Carlo Pazolini.

TVOE, one of Russia’s largest and fastest-growing fashion retailers, has a modern DC of 14,000 sq m in the Chekhov area, which services the company’s own fashion stores as well as franchisees in Russia. Its products, which are aimed at a young audience, can be described as fast fashion.

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SDI launches sortation knowledge portal

Published: September 15, 2014 by Kirsty Adams

SDI Group has launched www.sortation.com, a new web site designed to demonstrate the benefits of automated sortation in a multimedia format.

The site profiles different automated solutions, giving visitors the opportunity to assess what would suit their application - whether it is hanging garments, boxes, delicate goods, fast moving goods, e-commmerce, returns, etc.

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Partner Logistics wins two-year Dawn deal

Published: September 15, 2014 by Peter MacLeod

Integrated cold store and logistics provider Partner Logistics has signed a two-year contract with global bakery supplier Dawn Foods to manage storage for its range of frozen confectionary products at its super-sized frozen food warehouse in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire.

Partner Logistics, which has worked with Dawn Foods at its Bergen op Zoom site in the Netherlands since 2004, will be partnering with transport provider Visbeen to provide distribution of Dawn Foods products to its UK customers, which include well-known quick service restaurants, coffee shops and travel catering companies.

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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.

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