EU plans to increase regulation for the van sector have set alarm bells ringing at the Freight Transport Association, which says they could divert the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency from policing dangerous, badly maintained or overloaded vehicles.
Marks & Spencer’s distribution and warehousing costs increased by 9.3 per cent to £519 million last year, driven mainly by increasing capacity to support growth.
Amazon is to open a fulfilment centre in Warrington in the autumn which will use robot technology as well as creating 1,200 permanent jobs.
Eddie Stobart is to float on the AIM market in a move that is expected to raise £130 million for the company. The company intends to use some of the money to complete a bolt-on acquisition to complement its activities in the e-commerce sector.
Hanhaa is launching its live parcel tracking service, ParceLive, after two years of development.