Saturday 30th May 2020 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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DHL cuts 60 jobs

DHL is making some 60 staff redundant as well as abolishing a number of temporary posts and short term contracts. In total some 120 jobs are affected. There had been speculation that the number of redundancies could be as high as 250.

AL-Vac launches floor-mounted unit

Vacuum lift company Al-Vac has released a new floor-mounted unit that can rotate through 360º and its lifting capacity is beyond the standard 25kg required to handle conventional sacks in the UK process industries.

Beiersdorf goes live with RF

The UK arm of Beiersdorf, the producer of brands like Nivea and Elastoplast, has gone live with a major wireless RF solution at its UK distribution centre.

£20M investment at Chorley

Lex Logistics is investing £20m in a new 268,000 sq ft site at Buckshaw Village, Chorley, Lancashire. The deal signals the start of Chorley's 100 acre strategic regional site at Buckshaw Village, designed to attract businesses to the area.

Congestion is major threat to industry

The Freight Transport Association has told the Eddington study that the most severe threat to efficient freight transport in the UK over the next 30 years will be congestion. This will add cost through the need for additional vehicles, longer lead times,

Thales GPS for Coolchain fleet

Thales UK has been awarded a £880,000 contract by Fowler Welch Coolchain to equip its fleet of 750 refrigerated trailers with a satellite tracking and temperature monitoring system. The system is due to be fully operational in January 2006.

Gazeley secures another northern site

Gazeley is planning to develop speculatively a 30,657 sq m (330,000 sq ft) warehouse at its new development site in Worksop, Nottinghamshire.