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DHL Express to use UPS air network in US

UPS is looking at an agreement with DHL Express US where UPS provides transportation in its air network for all of DHL’s express, deferred and international package volume within the United States. UPS also would provide air lift for DHL packages between

Green logistics site set for Staffordshire

Property developer, Gazeley, has started work on its €63 million scheme, G Park Blue Planet at Chatterley Valley, which will be one of the world’s greenest logistics developments. The scheme is the first phase of the wider Chatterley Valley park which wil

Cargo Partner secures Prague warehouse

Air and sea freight provider Cargo Partner has pre-let a 4,457 sq m warehouse at SEGRO''s 60,000 sq m Tulipan Park Logistics Centre on the western outskirts of Prague in the Czech Republic

UPS moves intra-Asia air hub to Shenzhen

UPS is set to move its intra-Asia air hub from the Philippines to Shenzhen Airport in southern China, in a bid to improve customer service by reducing transit times across the region.

Linde shows hydrogen powered forklift

The world's first forklift truck with a direct-injection hydrogen combustion engine will be presented at the CeMAT materials handling exhibition in Hanover this week. The concept vehicle is ready for use. However, precisely when the company will launch it

Polish military deploys RFID in Afghanistan

To support NATO peace keeping objectives in Afghanistan and elsewhere, the Polish Ministry of Defense (PMD) is deploying a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)-based solution provided by Savi, to automate tracking and management of military supplies. Thi

Logistics sector must centre on innovation, says Arthur D Little

A focus on innovation is what the logistics industry needs to substantially improve performance, according to Arthur D Little’s latest report, which analyses the results of a recent study by the management consultancy and the European Logistics Associatio

MSC Napoli report highlights mis-declaration issue

The UK’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) report into the MSC Napoli incident has shown that mis-declaration of the weight and contents of containers was a contributory factor to the accident.

Wincanton bids for TDG

Logistics services company, TDG, has received a cash offer from rival Wincanton. The offer for 281.25 pence per ordinary share was put to TDG’s Board on the 14 April and is 15 pence per chare higher than the indicative offer put forward by Laxey Partners’

Pure Digital tune in to NYK

Pure Digital, a leading manufacturer of DAB digital radios, has signed a three year contract with NYK Logistics for the distribution of its products in the UK.

Carbon Disclosure Project findings reflect risk of regulation

The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), the world's largest investor collaboration on climate change, with 385 institutional investors holding assets under management of US $57 trillion, has announced the first ever findings of its Supply Chain Leadership Co

Report highlights risks of supply chain fraud

As companies expand globally, outsource business operations and add new IT systems, they become more vulnerable to fraud, according to a report from Kroll, a leading risk consulting company.

Toyota launch Staxio and Levio

Lift truck manufacturer, Toyota Material Handling Europe, has significantly upgraded its pedestrian powered pallet truck and stacker ranges with the introduction of the BT Levio and BT Staxio ranges.

Air courier offers to offset CO2

Crossflight, the express logistics operator, is pursuing a green agenda by helping to offset the CO2 emissions generated by its customers’ deliveries.

E.ON extends with Ceva

Ceva Logistics, the supply chain services company, will take responsibility for all logistics activities associated with E.ON’s electricity distribution in the UK, following a five year contract extension. This is the third consecutive time that E.ON, the

FKI showcase sortation innovations

Automated materials handling company, FKI Logistex, is promoting energy efficiency at the CeMat exhibition in Hanover with its two next-generation high-speed sortation systems. The new ‘greener’ tilt-tray and cross-belt sorters feature a new linear synchr

DPWN sets carbon saving target of 30% by 2020

Deutsche Post World Net aims to reduce its carbon footprint for every letter mailed, every container shipped and every square meter of warehouse space used by 30 per cent by the year 2020. DPWN is the first in the industry to set a quantifiable climate pr

SNCF makes bid for Geodis

French state-owned rail company, SNCF, has made a bid for Geodis, the logistics services group. SNCF has been for many years Geodis’ main shareholder, and currently holds 42.37 per cent of its share capital and 45.79 per cent of its voting rights. The cas

Sustainable transport for Ghana

Logistics services company, CEVA Logistics, is supporting Transaid, the international transport charity, with a pioneering project in Accra, Ghana. The project will provide a community of 1,000 female market workers with the means of designing and control

Agility takes stake in Industriaplex

Global logistics service provider, Agility, has formed a strategic alliance with B2B service provider, Industriaplex by acquiring a 10.82 per cent equity stake in Industrriaplex Inc.

Floors-2-Go signs up with Unipart

Floors-2-Go, a laminate and wood flooring specialist, has signed a five-year contract with Unipart for the provision of warehousing and distribution services to its 136-strong UK stores business.

Oddbins makes €6.3m outsourcing commitment

TDG is to provide transport to around 200 Oddbins and Nicolas retail outlets in the UK. The three year contract, worth around €6.3 million, will see transport activities move to being centred on TDG’s site in West Hallam, Derbyshire.

Carbon Disclosure Project partners Merrill Lynch

The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), a collaboration of 385 institutional investors with assets under management of €37 trillion, has entered into a three-year global partnership with Merrill Lynch.

Solarcentury outsources to Gefco

Gefco UK, part of the international transport and logistics group, has been selected to manage just-in-time logistics for the production of high-tech photovoltaic (PV) solar technology for Solarcentury, Europe’s leading solar energy company, specialising

Menlo Worldwide Logistics relocates Asia-Pacific HQ

Menlo Worldwide Logistics, LLC, is to relocate the regional headquarters office of Menlo Worldwide Asia Pacific Pte Ltd from the Airport Logistics Park of Singapore (ALPS) to a new location at 30 Boon Lay Way near Singapore’s Jurong Port and the larger Ju

UPS buys into Romania

UPS has agreed to acquire its authorised service contractor in Romania, Trans Courier Service (TCS) SRL and will take 100 per cent ownership of the company. TCS has been UPS’s authorised service contractor in Romania since it was founded in 2000. Terms of

NYK Logistics restructures in Europe

Logistics services provider, NYK, is restructuring its Western European Logistics business into two regional companies, trading as NYK Logistics North Continent and NYK Logistics South Europe – part of NYK Group Europe, Logistics Division.

Hydrostatic launch for Jungheinrich

Forklift truck manufacturer Jungheinrich has launched a new hydrostatic IC engine-powered lift truck – the 4 series. Available with hydrostatic drive to complement the existing torque converter range, the new series 4 is capable of lifting loads of up to

Dual approach to China most profitable, says study

The advantage of China solely as a low-cost, manufacturing-for-export market is diminishing. Companies that integrate China into their global supply chains as a source of competitive advantage are far more successful than companies that pursue narrower ob

Laxey makes offer for TDG

The Board of directors of TDG has confirmed that it has received an indicative cash offer at 275 pence per ordinary share for the issued and to be issued share capital of TDG (less the dividend declared today of 8.75 pence per share) from Laxey Partners L

Survey reveals what warehouse worker’s want

According to a UK survey for Savills by YouGov, factory and warehouse employees are less concerned with their immediate workplace comfort compared to other sectors, rather their primary concern is lighting and car parking.

Agility makes Spanish acquisition

Agility, the logistics services company, has acquired all transportation and warehousing activities of Combalia Transportes Internacionales 1986, SL in Barcelona and Madrid. The purchase supports Agility’s growth strategy in Southern Europe and provides f

Häfele UK makes mini-load investment

Häfele UK, an international supplier of architectural ironmongery, has awarded a contract to Jungheinrich’s systems division for the supply of an integrated mini-load and order consolidation system.

Appel takes control at Deutche Post

Following the resignation last week of Deutche Post AG’s chief executive officer, Klaus Zumwinkel, over allegations that he failed to pay €1m of tax relating to monies held in a Liechtenstein trust, the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Post AG has appointed

MLOG and SDI Greenstone in strategic partnership

MLOG Logistics, the German-based manufacturer of automated material handling equipment, has entered into a strategic partnership with automated warehouse systems integration specialist SDI Greenstone. Under the agreement, the two companies will work toget

Siemens signs global freight deal with DHL

DHL Global Forwarding, has been selected as preferred international carrier for Siemens’ air and ocean freight and Customs Brokerage business in the US. The global contract awarded to DHL will support Siemens in improving service levels, reducing costs an

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