Wednesday 18th Jul 2018 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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Asda plans to close Enfield DC

Asda has set out plans to close its home shopping centre in Enfield, north London, which is responsible for delivering home shopping to 4,500 customers each week.

American Airlines transports 12m lbs of asparagus

American Airlines has transported almost 12 million pounds of fresh asparagus around the globe in the first six months of 2018 from early season suppliers in Mexico and Peru via key US hubs.

DHSC refuses to comment on NHS contract row

The Department of Health and Social Care has refused to comment on reports that it is being sued by DHL over the awarding of a £730 million NHS logistics contract.

Hayes takes planning and logistics role at Toyota GB

Toyota (GB) has appointed Chris Hayes director of vehicle planning and logistics. For the past three years he has been with Toyota Motor Europe in Brussels with responsibility for European pricing strategy and operations.

DHL places $4.7bn freighter order with Boeing

DHL has ordered 14 Boeing 777 freighters in a deal worth some $4.7 billion. The order, unveiled at the opening of the 2018 Farnborough Air Show, includes purchase rights for an additional seven freighters.

Second AutoStore system for Ocado

Ocado has installed an AutoStore system from Swisslog at a new general merchandising distribution centre in south-east London.

Meat wholesaler makes fleet switch

Meat wholesaler Tican Chilled has taken delivery of eight Mercedes-Benz Antos 18-tonne rigid trucks with Chereau fridge bodies on contract hire from Ryder.

Poundworld store closures and sale

Poundworld is to close 25 of its stores on 15 July 2018 as a full sale of the business is not possible but discussions regarding the potential sale of the remaining business continues with interested parties.