Browsing: Logistics

Port of Felixstowe celebrates

The number of containers being transported by rail through the Port of Felixstowe has reached an all-time high. A weekly total of 7,006-plus containers was handled for the first time ever towards the end of April 2004, breaking the previous

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,

Multi-user switch improves delivery times

Kitchen sink manufacturer Carron Phoenix has opted to use a multi-user distribution system rather than the traditional dedicated option because it will improve delivery times to customers.

The first for a new service

DIY chain B&Q has become the first customer of Nightfreight’s new home delivery service – Deliver2home – having been awarded a £17.5M deal to the overnight freight, parcels and logistics specialist. Deliver2home plays ideally to Nightfreight

Multimodal capability vital for tight deadlines

P&O Ferrymasters has commenced a major global freight management agreement with world leading wiper blade manufacturer, Trico. With major facilities in the UK, Australia, South and North America as

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

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

Christensen takes up 3PL role

Former Safeway group operations director Lawrence Christensen will become a non-executive director at third-party logistics provider Christian Salvesen from July 1. Christensen is currently working with Safeway’s new owner, Wm Morrison Supermarkets, until

It’s crunch time

Well, it looks like crunch time for suppliers to the world’s leading retailers. What with Wal-Mart compelling it’s top suppliers to take the plunge into Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) by the first of January 2005 and several other leading retailers

Heading for global integration

Back in the dot-com boom, trading exchanges were going to transform the sourcing and supply chain. Today only a handful survive but global sourcing remains a hot topic.