Friday 13th Dec 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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Leakages halved by using plastic containers

Transporting perishable goods can be a tricky business and recent problems faced by Nene Valley Foods resulted in lost profits, as well as spilt milk! But the company has solved the problem by using ArcaSystem's Combo plastic reusable IBC.

Airline assured of global visability

Kuehne & Nagel (K&N) is to transport wine sourced by British Airways (BA) from the world's major wine growing areas into the UK as part of a new agreement with the airline. The contract ensures that customers always have guaranteed availabil

Reach trucks keep space to a maximum

Argos Direct is using a fleet of 80 Crown trucks to speed the despatch of furniture, leisure and electrical goods from its 60,450sq m warehouse and distribution complex in Marsh Leys, Bedford.

Materials handling division launched

In the first significant expansion since it successfully floated on the AIM market at the end of 2003, specialist container supplier Straight has formed a new materials handling division.

Space let at Harbourgate

Asda Property and Cirrus Property have announced the latest letting at Harbourgate Business Park in Portsmouth. Space Maker Self Storage is leasing Unit 2 at a rental of £7.50 per sq ft for a 12-year term for 2,201 sq m.

Safety an issue on truck choice

Ford Motor Company has taken on 20 warehouse trucks from BT Rolatruc for use in its 140,000sq m engine plant in Bridgend, Midglamorgan. The plant, which makes Zetec engines for Ford cars and various V8s for Jaguar and Land Rover,

Latest deal fulfils pallet import centre need

DIY superstore operator Homebase has awarded a warehousing and distribution contract to Unipart Logistics, the specialist supply chain management arm of Unipart. The contract, covering the warehousing and distribution of around 30% of Homeba

Handling time reduced by 80%

Two 2.4 tonne heavy-duty Toyota powered pallet handlers featuring double pallet handling forks have helped the Fyffes Group's Basingstoke site reduce the time spent off-loading bananas by 80%.

Brewer outsources keg fleet

Mobile asset management company TrenStar has acquired and will provide outsourced management of the beer keg fleet of Adolph Coors Company's UK operating subsidiary - Coors Brewers (CBL).

Baler creates floor space

Increased volumes of plastic trays and waste packaging from Tesco stores in the Midlands has led to a new baler being installed at the Christian Salvesen Recycling Unit at Hinckley, which operates on behalf of the supermarket chain.