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Construction starts on 574,000 sq ft warehouse at Magna Park

IDI Gazeley has begun construction on a new 574,000 sq ft warehouse at Magna Park, Milton Keynes. The site, which is the largest speculatively built warehouse since 2008, is expected to complete by the end of February 2018. The new site has been designed with leading...

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Does omni-channel need a new definition?

Ben Farrell, head of central operations and transport at John Lewis has asked : Is it time to move on from the definition of omni-channel?, Farrell has used the example of Amazon’s Alexa to demonstrate the changing retail landscape. “You can now ask Alexa for a space...

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Currie rebrands to emphasise solutions provider role

Currie European Transport has rebranded as Currie Solutions, in a moved designed to reflect a change in its philosophy from a transport company to a business solutions partner. The Dumfries-based company is the largest subsidiary of Currie International Holdings,...

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Eddie Stobart Logistics has continued its buying spree

It is taking full control of The Logistics People, the Kettering-based commercial vehicle driver agency. It has paid £6 million for the 50 per cent of TLP Holdings Ltd that it did not already own, it revealed in its half year results. Chief executive Alex Laffey said...

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Platooning not the end for drivers

  Platooning is not the beginning of the end of the truck driving profession, according to Ron Borsboom, DAF’s board member for product development. DAF is one of the partners in the UK’s planned platooning trial, and Borsboom was responding to concerns about the...

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Brexit threatens product availability

The availability of affordable and quality products is at risk without additional agreements and investment to supplement a customs deal, according to a new BRC report. BRC, the trade association for the retail market, said that while the government’s position paper...

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Vacancies still a concern for freight industry

The freight and logistics sector is still suffering a shortage of skilled drivers, according to the FTA’s July Quarterly Transport Activity Survey (QTAS). The survey, which asked the opinions of 6,000 freight and logistics businesses in the FTA’s membership, showed...

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Platooning: business issues will determine success

Platoons of lorries running up and down the motorways has come a step closer in the UK with the news that the government is to fund trials that will take place next year. And the results could have a significant impact on how supply chains operate in the future. ...

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