Thursday 18th Jul 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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Freightliner’s closed train

The first train using Freightliner Heavy Haul's Fully Enclosed Covered Autoflats has operated consisting of six Covered Autoflats and four TAL wagons, carrying products manufactured by Toyota, Lexus, Mitsubishi and Fiat.

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Yantra Corporation, the synchronised fulfilment management software solutions specialist, has supplied Royal Mail with its Yantra 5x software applications to improve the operating efficiency of its internal distribution operations. Royal Mail is impleme

VENDOR-MANAGED INVENTORY EXTENDED FOR TRACK AND TRACE

Tibbett & Britten's (T&B) long-term drinks logistics contract with Marks & Spencer (M&S) in the UK has been extended to include the management of all European inbound movements of beer, wines and spirits, mainly from France, Iberia, Italy, Germany and the

Hams Hall plots generate interest

A large speculative industrial building and plots for the development of two more at B8 Hams Hall, near the southern end junction of the new M6 Toll, are generating keen interest from the distribution sector, says industrial agency CB Richard Ellis.

Ports expansion welcomed

Associated British Ports (ABP) has welcomed the Government's response to the House of Commons' Transport Select Committee's wide-ranging report on ports.

Retailer plans Edmonton distribution centre

Kennet Properties has concluded a second land sale to retailer Lidl on its 33-acre Aztec 406 site at Edmonton, Middlesex, for a record-breaking £1.05M per net developable acre. FPDSavills, which advised Kennet on the sale, says the figure beats the £1M pe

Improved health and safety for staff

Davis Derby's TruckLOG system has recently been specified for a fleet of nine new trucks at the Sony distribution Centre in Thatcham, Berkshire. The TruckLOG system has been in place on the existing fleet of about 45 trucks for five years. Sony is curre

Cost efficiencies arise by using one contract provider

French pizza and sandwich manufacturer Sodebo has halved the number of logistics providers it uses to just one. The company started a UK operation in 2001, with product supplied directly from France, and until now has used two logistics providers to handl

Distribution property demand lagging behind

Occupier demand for commercial property hit a two-year high over the past six months as confidence rose for the first time in 18 months, according to a report by the CBI and property adviser GVA Grimley. However, the twice-yearly survey, covering offices, shops, factories and warehouses, reveals that demand for distribution property is fall is […]