Logistics – Logistics Manager Magazine https://www.logisticsmanager.com Pan-sector news, insight and analysis for logistics practitioners and supply chain strategists Tue, 25 Jun 2019 14:17:46 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.2.2 H&M backs Maersk’s carbon-neutral shipping product https://www.logisticsmanager.com/hm-backs-maersks-carbon-neutral-shipping-product/ https://www.logisticsmanager.com/hm-backs-maersks-carbon-neutral-shipping-product/#respond Tue, 25 Jun 2019 14:18:28 +0000 https://www.logisticsmanager.com/?p=37575 Fashion retailer H&M is supporting Maersk’s carbon-neutral shipping product, the company has revealed, saying: “It is important to the H&M Group that tangible steps towards the decarbonisation of ocean shipping are taken.” Maersk is using a biofuel-blend that comes from waste cooking oil. Chief operating officer Helena Helmersson said: “Our high ambition to become climate […]

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Fashion retailer H&M is supporting Maersk’s carbon-neutral shipping product, the company has revealed, saying: “It is important to the H&M Group that tangible steps towards the decarbonisation of ocean shipping are taken.”

Maersk is using a biofuel-blend that comes from waste cooking oil.

Chief operating officer Helena Helmersson said: “Our high ambition to become climate positive by 2040 requires cooperation and engagement from all parties in the supply chain. We want to use our size to be a force for good and enable scaling innovative solutions, such as the carbon neutral ocean product, for a greener commercial transport,”

H&M is also participating in the Pathways Coalition with Scania, Siemens and E.ON which is working on fossil free commercial heavy transport by 2050, through smarter logistics, electrification of vehicles or biofuels.

In June 2019, the coalition released its latest report, evaluating the real opportunities for companies to shift heavy transports to fossil-free options within Sweden.

Fashion leaders set out plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions

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ReBOUND and Pitney Bowes partner https://www.logisticsmanager.com/rebound-and-pitney-bowes-partner/ https://www.logisticsmanager.com/rebound-and-pitney-bowes-partner/#respond Tue, 25 Jun 2019 14:16:20 +0000 https://www.logisticsmanager.com/?p=37584 Technology company Pitney Bowes has partnered with returns company ReBOUND with to provide retail brands worldwide with fast, data-driven international returns. ReBOUND will make use of Pitney Bowes’ US transport and logistics network to process returns for its EMEA clients. And Pitney Bowes will use ReBOUND’s data-driven platform and multi-carrier shipping technology to support cross-border […]

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Technology company Pitney Bowes has partnered with returns company ReBOUND with to provide retail brands worldwide with fast, data-driven international returns.

ReBOUND will make use of Pitney Bowes’ US transport and logistics network to process returns for its EMEA clients. And Pitney Bowes will use ReBOUND’s data-driven platform and multi-carrier shipping technology to support cross-border returns for its clients across the US, CA, UK and APAC.

“This partnership brings together two leaders in ecommerce logistics services to deliver a world class returns process for hundreds of global retailers and their customers,” said Pitney Bowes Commerce Services EVP and president, Lila Snyder. “By linking our networks, Pitney Bowes and ReBOUND will expand our collective returns footprint and capabilities, offering a seamless international service for e-commerce retailers.”

Wiggle goes with ReBOUND for returns

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50mph zones to become permanent on M4 in Wales https://www.logisticsmanager.com/50mph-zones-to-become-permanent-on-m4-in-wales/ https://www.logisticsmanager.com/50mph-zones-to-become-permanent-on-m4-in-wales/#respond Tue, 25 Jun 2019 14:15:23 +0000 https://www.logisticsmanager.com/?p=37580 The Welsh government has decided to make permanent five 50mph zones on the M4 motorway to improve air quality. The Freight Transport Association’s Sally Gilson responded saying: “The 50mph zones were introduced as a temporary measure to help ease the air quality issues along the five areas identified by the Welsh Government. “FTA’s concern is […]

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The Welsh government has decided to make permanent five 50mph zones on the M4 motorway to improve air quality.

The Freight Transport Association’s Sally Gilson responded saying: “The 50mph zones were introduced as a temporary measure to help ease the air quality issues along the five areas identified by the Welsh Government.

“FTA’s concern is that the Welsh Government has now announced that the zones will be permanent. Previous data has shown that air quality target levels will be achieved without any additional measures, due to fleet replacement and the increase in Euro 6 vehicles. The A48 was projected to achieve target levels by this year with the A494 the latest to achieve target in 2022.”

 

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Linde launches safety training programme https://www.logisticsmanager.com/linde-launches-safety-training-programme/ https://www.logisticsmanager.com/linde-launches-safety-training-programme/#respond Tue, 25 Jun 2019 13:13:44 +0000 https://www.logisticsmanager.com/?p=37569 Linde Material Handling has launched a health and safety training programme for its workforce called the Safety Passport. The Safety Passport is compulsory for all Linde engineers, and consists of 12 modules, each lasting 20 minutes which are completed over three years. Learning is done online, meaning staff can complete in bite-sized chunks, rather than […]

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Linde Material Handling has launched a health and safety training programme for its workforce called the Safety Passport.

The Safety Passport is compulsory for all Linde engineers, and consists of 12 modules, each lasting 20 minutes which are completed over three years. Learning is done online, meaning staff can complete in bite-sized chunks, rather than having to take several days at time to attend an intensive course.

The programme was developed in partnership with software company Safety Media, and has been verified by Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.

Alan McEnteggart, health, safety & environmental manager, said: “By making training accessible online our engineers can learn flexibly and more regularly we have made it as easy as possible for them to learn on the job rather than spend longer periods of time away from the workplace.

Linde app for service orders

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Airline catering giant checks in at Icon Manchester Airport https://www.logisticsmanager.com/airline-catering-giant-checks-in-at-icon-manchester-airport/ https://www.logisticsmanager.com/airline-catering-giant-checks-in-at-icon-manchester-airport/#respond Mon, 24 Jun 2019 13:15:00 +0000 https://www.logisticsmanager.com/?p=37551 Airline catering company Alpha LSG has taken a 102,500 sq ft warehouse unit at the Icon Manchester Airport development. Alpha LSG provides in-flight catering, onboard retail and logistics services to more than 80 of the industry’s biggest operators. The new development will be home to Alpha LSG’s bonded warehouse and is almost double the size […]

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Airline catering company Alpha LSG has taken a 102,500 sq ft warehouse unit at the Icon Manchester Airport development.

Alpha LSG provides in-flight catering, onboard retail and logistics services to more than 80 of the industry’s biggest operators. The new development will be home to Alpha LSG’s bonded warehouse and is almost double the size of its existing facility at Manchester Airport.

Chief executive Alex Forbes said: “This new building is a significant investment in our future in Manchester and beyond. We see this as an opportunity to launch lots of new improved initiatives across our entire network such as continued environmental agenda, the reduction in single use plastics, agile working, wellbeing in the workplace and interactive communications to name but a few.”

Icon Industrial is a joint venture by Stoford Developments and TPG Real Estate.  Stoford joint managing director Dan Gallagher said: “We are delighted to announce an occupier for Unit 4 of Icon Manchester Airport, which was secured before work has even begun on the development. Alpha LSG is the latest in a strong list of occupiers to have chosen this exciting scheme as a key strategic location for its future business growth and we look forward to delivering the facility.”

100,000 sq ft warehouse for Manchester Airport

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DG International picks ArrowXL https://www.logisticsmanager.com/dg-international-picks-arrowxl/ https://www.logisticsmanager.com/dg-international-picks-arrowxl/#respond Mon, 24 Jun 2019 13:11:16 +0000 https://www.logisticsmanager.com/?p=37549 Freight forwarder DG International has chosen ArrowXL to provide warehousing and delivery services for two of its clients that specialise in large indoor and outdoor furniture. About 30 of DG International’s containers will arrive at ArrowXL’s site in Wigan each week, while ArrowXL’s two-person crews are expected to fulfil around 250 weekly deliveries. Reid Fairbairn, […]

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Freight forwarder DG International has chosen ArrowXL to provide warehousing and delivery services for two of its clients that specialise in large indoor and outdoor furniture.

About 30 of DG International’s containers will arrive at ArrowXL’s site in Wigan each week, while ArrowXL’s two-person crews are expected to fulfil around 250 weekly deliveries.

Reid Fairbairn, business manager at DG International, said: “We have been massively impressed with ArrowXL and how quickly they responded to our needs with a range of comprehensive solutions. By launching this partnership with ArrowXL, we know we are in safe hands, and therefore our team can concentrate on growing our business.”

 

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Government must prioritise air freight https://www.logisticsmanager.com/government-must-prioritise-air-freight/ https://www.logisticsmanager.com/government-must-prioritise-air-freight/#respond Fri, 21 Jun 2019 14:46:53 +0000 https://www.logisticsmanager.com/?p=37507 The government must prioritise air freight to achieve Britain’s future trading ambitions in post-Brexit Britain, the Freight Transport Association has said in response to a consultation, Aviation 2050 — the future of UK aviation. Head of multimodal policy Alex Veitch said the association wanted the government to dedicate a chapter of its White Paper to […]

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The government must prioritise air freight to achieve Britain’s future trading ambitions in post-Brexit Britain, the Freight Transport Association has said in response to a consultation, Aviation 2050 — the future of UK aviation.

Head of multimodal policy Alex Veitch said the association wanted the government to dedicate a chapter of its White Paper to air freight.

“We need to see its ambition for the sector clearly, and understand how the various elements in the strategy will support the delivery of this vision. After all, air freight represents around 40 per cent by value of the UK’s imports and exports and its importance will only increase as the UK looks to supplement European trading opportunities with economies further afield after Brexit.”

It is also calling for the government to commission a new Airport Connectivity Study to highlight where transport links and freight parking facilities need to be improved and set a programme for action.

TIACA launches sustainability initiative

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More Volvos for Hawkins https://www.logisticsmanager.com/more-volvos-for-hawkins/ https://www.logisticsmanager.com/more-volvos-for-hawkins/#respond Fri, 21 Jun 2019 14:40:26 +0000 https://www.logisticsmanager.com/?p=37524 Hawkins Logistics has put three new Volvo FH-500 tractor units into service to join a fleet of 45 vehicles. “We’re comparing Volvo’s standard I-Shift automated transmission system against an I-Shift Dual Clutch system and our previous drive axle ratio of 2.64:1 against the latest 2.50:1 ratio,” said managing director Paul Hawkins. “Our three new Volvo […]

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Hawkins Logistics has put three new Volvo FH-500 tractor units into service to join a fleet of 45 vehicles.

“We’re comparing Volvo’s standard I-Shift automated transmission system against an I-Shift Dual Clutch system and our previous drive axle ratio of 2.64:1 against the latest 2.50:1 ratio,” said managing director Paul Hawkins.

“Our three new Volvo FH tractor units all feature Globetrotter XL Cabs, Volvo D13K engines rated at 500hp and 6×2 pusher axle chassis.

Our fleet size has doubled in the last two years and our goal with these new purchases is a four-year retention period. The FHs will haul a mixture of types from our 60-strong group of trailers.”

apetito picks Volvo for Portbury DC

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Board changes planned for Panalpina https://www.logisticsmanager.com/board-changes-planned-for-panalpina/ https://www.logisticsmanager.com/board-changes-planned-for-panalpina/#respond Fri, 21 Jun 2019 14:36:16 +0000 https://www.logisticsmanager.com/?p=37519 New directors are set to be elected to the Panalpina board as a result of the DSV takeover which is currently in progress. An extra-ordinary general meeting is due to take place on 16th July. All the existing directors will resign and new directors nominated by DSV will be put up for election. They are: […]

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New directors are set to be elected to the Panalpina board as a result of the DSV takeover which is currently in progress.

An extra-ordinary general meeting is due to take place on 16th July. All the existing directors will resign and new directors nominated by DSV will be put up for election.

They are: Kurt K Larsen, as member and chairman of the board of directors; Thomas Plenborg, Jens Bjørn Andersen and Jens H. Lund as members of the Board of Directors.

 

Profit boost for Panalpina

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Geodis opens 48,000 sq m logistics campus https://www.logisticsmanager.com/geodis-opens-48000-sq-m-logistics-campus/ https://www.logisticsmanager.com/geodis-opens-48000-sq-m-logistics-campus/#respond Fri, 21 Jun 2019 14:35:03 +0000 https://www.logisticsmanager.com/?p=37517 Geodis has opened a 48,000 sq m multi-user logistics campus at Douvrin, Hauts de France to serve retail and textile customers. “This new campus is part of the modernisation of our warehousing infrastructure. It strengthens our position in Northern France and reinforces our position as a leading logistics provider of choice for retail and e-commerce […]

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Geodis has opened a 48,000 sq m multi-user logistics campus at Douvrin, Hauts de France to serve retail and textile customers.

“This new campus is part of the modernisation of our warehousing infrastructure. It strengthens our position in Northern France and reinforces our position as a leading logistics provider of choice for retail and e-commerce activities,” said Frédéric Pasqual, executive vice president, contract logistics France.

Geodis targets e-commerce with new appointment

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