Saturday 10th Dec 2016 - Logistics Manager

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Yusen chooses Swisslog for autonomous robots

Yusen Logistics has chosen Swisslog Warehouse & Distribution Solutions to implement its AutoStore Automated System in Singapore. The system involves the use of autonomous robots, which sit on top of an aluminium grid.

Furniture company expands at EMDC

Furniture company Birlea Furniture has agreed to take an additional 74,000 sq ft of space at Clowes Developments East Midlands Distribution Centre in Castle Donington. 

Growing evidence that all lane running is safe

There is growing evidence that all lane running on motorways is safe, the government has told the House of Commons Transport Committee, which had called for a halt to the roll out of the scheme.

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JD Sports gets go ahead for massive DC extension

Retailer JD Sports has been granted planning permission for the extension of its Rochdale based distribution centre at Kingsway Business Park. The total extension (including four internal mezzanine levels) will create an additional 630,000 sq ft of storage and distribution space at the site.


Screwfix to open 562,000 sq ft Fradley DC

Screwfix is to open a 562,000 sq ft build-to-suit distribution centre at Prologis Park Fradley, West Midlands. The development of the site will begin this month, and is expected to complete by autumn 2017.


RTITB launches LGV instructor register

A new National Register of LGV Instructors (NRI) has been launched by RTITB. The register, which is endorsed by the DVSA and supported by both the FTA and RHA, aims to “promote higher standards of LGV instruction and increase the number of registered instructors.”