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House of Fraser, the department store group and retailer of designer brands, has chosen Manhattan Associates’ Warehouse Management System (WMS) to run its two principal distribution facilities in the UK. Manhattan Associates’ Labour Management and Perfo

Act now to beat rule changes

growth over the past five years, for example in the Midlands – Hams Hall, Birmingham and DIRFT – other areas, principally north of the A50 corridor, have seen much lower patterns of growth.

Green light for Spatial

An import, storage and distribution contract has been awarded to Spatial Logistics by Green Cone, which manufactures a solar-powered household food waste digester unit.

SRA to speed up rail freight development

The Strategic Rail Authority (SRA) is to consult with government planning and transport officials in order to improve the planning process for developing major rail freight interchanges. There are proposals to create at least 40 rail freight interchanges

Electric tug is a real brick for Baggeridge

MasterMover International has supplied an MM7 electric tug to independent brick manufacturer Baggeridge to push brick kiln cars, which carry 10,000-plus bricks and weigh more than 40 tonnes.

Freehold unit sold at Bicester Park

National fresh food distribution company Fresh Direct has bought the freehold of a 2,511sq m unit at Bicester Park, Oxfordshire, from Kier Property. Fresh Direct, whose recent contracts include Scottish and Newcastle, Whitbread and Debenhams, already occu

Canal option for non-time sensitive freight

British Waterways is to develop an inland port at Stourton, Leeds, for use by barges delivering non-time sensitive freight to the area. The company has bought eight acres of canal-side land at Stourton as part of plans to encourage more freight to be carr

New AC-powered electric lift trucks launched6

Finning (UK), the sole UK distributor of Caterpillar products, says the new EPK PAC range of four wheel, 80V AC electric lift trucks is ideal for heavy duty applications because it delivers the power, durability and performance of conventional diesel engi

Parcels firm moves to larger premises

Nightfreight has officially opened its new larger and more technically advanced depot at St Neots in Cambridgeshire. The facility replaces the parcels company’s depot in Cambridge, which it outgrew because of increasing demand.