SHD Logistics

Construction starts on The Hut’s £47.5m Warrington DC

Published: December 18, 2014 by Peter MacLeod

Property investor LondonMetric has paid £47.5m to buy the Hut's new Warrington depot as international money markets continue to pour funds into British warehouse property.

LondonMetric Property Plc has agreed the £47.5m forward funding for The Hut's new 690,000 sq ft retail logistics and manufacturing centre at Omega, in Warrington. 

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Waberer’s to purchase 120 Mercedes-Benz trucks

Published: December 17, 2014 by Peter MacLeod

The first quota of the fleet of 120 new Mercedes-Benz Actros trucks has been delivered to further expand and renew the fleet of Waberer’s International Pte. Co., currently consisting of 3,300 vehicles.

The ignition keys of the trucks were handed over in the framework of a ceremony to Chairman-CEO György Wáberer by Ulrich Bastert, Daimler AG Head Sales and Marketing.

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Pallet-Track opens Scottish Hub

Published: December 17, 2014 by Kirsty Adams

Freight logistics company Pallet-Track has opened a Scottish hub as part of a strategic plan to cost-effectively trans-ship consignments destined for the Highlands and the north of England.
The partnership with Pallet-Track shareholder member Courier Connections from its depot  in Bellshill, will help speed up deliveries, cut costs and journey times, as well as being more environmentally-friendly.

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British Gas raises safety with Jungheinrich hydrostatic trucks

Published: December 16, 2014 by Kirsty Adams

British Gas’ National Distribution Centre (NDC) in Leicester supplies over 13,500 service engineers across the UK with spare parts, consumables and workwear from some 40,000 stock lines.

Every day over 35,000 spare parts are ordered and despatched for overnight delivery to engineers in the field, arriving with them by 7.45 am the following morning.

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FedEx prepares for its busiest-ever day

Published: December 16, 2014 by Peter MacLeod

FedEx Express, the world’s largest express transportation company, is gearing up for the busiest day in its history across Europe, Middle East, Indian Subcontinent and Africa (EMEA).

The busiest day for shipments going out from the region is expected to be today (16th December). FedEx Corp. expects to move more than 290 million shipments globally between Black Friday and Christmas Eve, an 8.8% increase in overall year-over-year peak seasonal volume.

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Post Office reports 3.6 million people will return gifts before Christmas

Published: December 16, 2014 by Peter MacLeod

Post Office expects to receive its biggest ever pre-Christmas returns surge this week (15th December) as almost a third (31%) of consumers make final preparations in the lead-up to Christmas, and with 3.6 million* people returning gifts before the big day.

The findings released revealed how the growing ease of returning online purchases is being capitalised on by time-poor consumers, with three quarters (75%) of Christmas present returns carried out before the big day by those still searching for the perfect gift.

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SEMA appoints new president

Published: December 16, 2014 by Peter MacLeod

SEMA, the Storage Equipment Manufacturers’ Association, has appointed Constructor Group MD Matt Grierson as president and Moresecure MD Chris O’Connor as vice-president. Both will hold office for two years.

Grierson has paid tribute to the heavyweight contribution that SEMA has made to the development of industry standards, methodology on site and safety issues. The association was established some 50 years ago and builds close links with statutory and lead bodies including the HSE, CSCS and RoSPA.

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Toyota set to sponsor SHD Logistics Awards

Toyota Material Handling UK is now the official sponsor of the SHD Logistics Award categories 'Operations Large' and 'Operations SME' in 2015. We ask Tony Wallis, sales and marketing director at the company,  why it's so important to support this industry event in its second year?

SHD: Why has Toyota Material Handling UK decided to support the SHD Logistics Awards in 2015?
Tony Wallis: The SHD Logistics awards are a great opportunity for Toyota to support and celebrate excellence in the supply chain industry, no matter what size of company.  The previous awards were a great event and attracted leading companies in the industry and we were proud to be a part of it. It provided a great opportunity for people to network and share knowledge, and we believe this will be further enhanced this time with the introduction of the SHD Logistics Conference.  Sharing knowledge is important for our industry to thrive and we wanted to be part of that process.

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