Green light for huge DHL warehouse

SEGRO has been given planning permission to build a huge warehouse for DHL at its East Midlands Gateway scheme near Kegworth.

Council approves South Normanton logistics scheme

Bolsover Council has granted planning permission for the final phase of Park 38 a £46 million mixed retail and industrial scheme at South Normanton.

Denmark’s DSV to buy logistics company Panalpina in $4.6 billion deal

Swiss logistics group Panalpina has bowed to an increased 4.6 billion Swiss francs ($4.6 billion) bid from Danish rival DSV,

Lidl opens 58,000 sq m Doncaster DC

Lidl has opened a 58,000m² distribution centre at iPort, Doncaster to service 53 stores across Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the Midlands.

300 jobs on the way in the East Midlands as Operator lands Rail Interchange Deal

SEGRO has chosen a company to operate its Strategic Rail Freight Interchange (SRFI) at its East Midlands Gateway development.

Maritime Transport and DB Cargo UK partner

Freight operators Maritime Transport and DB Cargo UK are to combine their expertise to increase rail-freight capacity and competition in the intermodal market.

Boohoo Group Revenue Jumps 44%

Boohoo saw group revenue increase 44% in the four months to December, indicating a strong trend that shoppers are choosing online over the high street.

Snapfulfil reveals top fulfilment trends for 2019

Warehouse management solution specialist, Snapfulfil, has published its top trends to look out for in warehouse management and fulfilment for 2019. According to Snapfulfil, demand for fast and flexible delivery options, coupled with the growth of artificial intelligence and big data will continue

Pall Ex Growth Customer service drives up Pall-Ex corporate growth above £14.5M

Pall-Ex accelerates success in 2018 by growing corporate revenue above £14.5 million.

SME e-retailers confident in sales increasing in 2019

Seven in ten UK SME retailers think sales will increase in 2019

Kenyon Road Haulage snaps up some of Gilbraith’s assets from Pollock (Scotrans)

Blackburn-based Kenyon Road Haulage has bought some of the assets of fellow Palletways member Gilbraith (TS) from owner Pollock (Scotrans).

Weetabix awards two contracts to Wincanton

The Weetabix Food Company has awarded two five-year contracts to Wincanton which will provide transport, warehousing and co-packing services.

Rhenus completes CML deal

Rhenus Logistics has acquired warehousing, pre-retail, freight forwarding and distribution services provider Core Management Logistics as of January 3rd 2019.

DX stems losses as turnaround plan starts to work

Delivery group DX increased sales by three per cent to £299.5 million last year, while an underlying loss, at £4.9m, was less than analyst forecasts.

Next to invest £200m to boost online sales capacity

Next is investing £200 million in upgrading its warehouses  over the next four years to increase online sales capacity by 75 per cent. 

Unipart wins £730m NHS logistics contract

The Department of Health and Social Care has finally awarded a £730 million NHS logistics contract to Unipart Logistics. The five year contract will begin at the end of February 2019. Unipart Logistics will commence the provision of delivery services to NHS Trusts and also facilitate the Home Delivery Service in partnership with Movianto UK, […]

UK SME International Exports up 30%

UK SMEs have made significant inroads to increase their exports since 2016.

How Hiring Businesses should choose which Recruiter to Partner With

There are lots of Recruiters & Search businesses out there, so how do you choose which one to partner with? Any experienced business owner or leader with experience will tell you, to get the best candidates you need specialists who focus in your sector.

Article from Shane Brennan from the FSDF (Food Storage and Distribution Federation)

Last week I was part of the delegation of UK freight industry leaders that met with Chris Grayling.

Movianto secures two sites in the North West as part of its UK expansion

Healthcare logistics company Movianto is taking two warehouses in the North West as part of a major expansion of its UK network.

4 types of autonomous mobile robots, and their warehouse use cases

Numerous types of autonomous robots are roving warehouses today, with one shared goal: drive efficiency and save labour costs.

Amazon picks Panther for heavy and large deliveries

Online retailer Amazon has selected Panther to support its new ‘Heavy and Large’ delivery programme  

Counter-Cyclical Hiring – Take Advantage of the Recruitment Landscape!

The below article is something I firmly believe in.

Mike Stephenson, MD for ILG, and Andy Fitt, MD for Yusen Logistics UK Yusen acquires e-delivery specialist ILG

Yusen Logistics has acquired e-commerce delivery and fulfilment company ILG (International Logistics Group).

Europa_Worldwide_Group_resized Europa Worldwide selects Paragon to streamline its transport management

Europa Worldwide Group has selected Paragon’s routing and scheduling software

blog-example-5 What do you want from a Recruiter?

As someone who uses LinkedIn regularly, it is quite intriguing when I see “recruiter-bashing” on there from people who