Category: Warehousing and Logistics

Logistics is the all-encompassing category that covers warehousing, transport, storage and much more. The following articles are the latest news items regarding warehousing and logistics matters that may be of interest to couriers and transport professionals.

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Unipart announces 2022 financial results

• Revenue increased by 11.6%
• Profit increased by 27.1%
• Strong net cash position at year end
• New contract wins with JCB and Airbus, and expansion of existing business with Jaguar Land Rover, will see around 2,000 people joining Unipart’s UK workforce in 2023
• Darren Leigh appointed Chief Executive Officer
• John Neill continues as full-time Executive Chairman

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Industry Experts To Share Their Insights At Vans Today 2023

Logistics UK’s popular Vans Today event is returning for 2023 with an unrivalled line-up of speakers, including industry experts from National Highways, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) and Aviva. The half-day briefing, which aims to outline potential solutions to some of the key operational challenges currently facing van fleet operators, will be held on 27 April 2023

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Houses of Parliament in London England after Autumn statement

Comment On Today’s Autumn Statement From Logistics UK

In response to today’s Autumn statement, business group Logistics UK is encouraged that the government has prioritised stability for the economy after a period of volatility, which will help restore confidence for businesses. However, as Kate Jennings, the organisation’s Policy Director explains, there is also disappointment that some of the measures announced could stifle the switch to greener energy

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Response To Government Financial Statement From Logistics UK

News that the government is taking steps to stabilise the economy have been welcomed by business group Logistics UK, which represents the organisations that move all the goods which the UK economy needs. However, as Kate Jennings, the organisation’s Policy Director, says more detail is required to reassure business and provide time to enable effective planning and budgeting.

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Logistics UK staff Craig Foulkes, Ian Wright, Martin Candish, Ian Dunn, Mark Jones - Hermes House Tunbridge Wells cycle ride for Macmillan cancer support.

Logistics UK Team Pedals Cross Country To Raise Money For Macmillan Cancer Support

A five-man team from Logistics UK has today (28 July 2022) completed a 130-mile overnight cross-country bike ride, raising £2,600.00 for Macmillan Cancer Support. Starting at the business group’s offices in Leamington Spa on 27 July 2022, the team rode through the night via central London before arriving at the organisation’s ’s head office in Tunbridge Wells, completing the ride in a total of ten hours.

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YDL Distribution and Logistics team standing in front of one of their trucks

Local delivery firm YDL invests for the future, following the continued success of SMEs across Yorkshire and County Durham

YDL records 6% overall growth in a year that evolved the shape of distribution. The local delivery firm invests in 13 new job roles following significant growth for the business and to better serve local SME customers at a time where high demand for delivery services continues. 13 July 2022: YDL, part of The APC delivery network – the largest

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Posties now deliver NHS prescriptions to the doorstep

Royal Mail Health has teamed up with Pharmacy2U, the UK’s leading online pharmacy, to deliver NHS prescriptions reliably and safely. Delivery is free* for patients and simply requires registration online. In order to use the service, download the Royal Mail Health app or visit online at Royal Mail Health is committed to improving access to patient’s healthcare needs. Working

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Seamus Leheny of Logistics UK meeting Joe Biden President of the USA

Logistics UK’s Policy Manager For Northern Ireland Meets President Joe Biden

The impact of Brexit and the Northern Ireland Protocol on NI’s supply chain were top of the agenda last week when Logistics UK’s Policy Manager for Northern Ireland, Seamus Leheny, met with the President of the United States, Joe Biden, at the White House St Patrick’s Day Reception. As part of a week-long visit to the US capital, the meeting gave Leheny the opportunity to outline Logistics UK’s work to support the country’s supply chain and pinpoint areas of concern.

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Europa Road Newcastle Team with board directors Dionne Redpath and Adrian Redmile

Europa Robust Growth Continues

Newcastle logistics operator Europa Worldwide Group is on track to achieve record turnover and profits in 2021, with 2022 forecast to be even more successful.

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Members of the team at Europa Warehouse Corby

Kind-hearted Colleagues £22k Charity Donation

In memory of a valued colleague Graham Dezelsky, who was Head of Operations at Europa Warehouse, in Corby has raised £22,000 for Pancreatic Cancer UK. Graham had worked at Europa for 11 years (originally at the company’s Northampton site) and he was a key member of the team, with responsibility for opening the £60m Corby facility in 2020. Graham sadly

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Volta Trucks Zero Electric Truck

News: Volta Trucks, The Crown Estate and Clipper Logistics partner to decarbonise Central London retail distribution.

Volta Trucks, the leading and disruptive full-electric commercial vehicle manufacturer and services provider, has partnered with The Crown Estate, one of the West End of London’s largest property owners, and Clipper Logistics, its distribution provider, to decarbonise and consolidate deliveries into London’s world-famous Regent Street retailers, improving air quality and congestion in the city centre.

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News: DPD UK announces acquisition of CitySprint

DPD UK, part of DPDgroup, Europe’s largest parcel delivery network and CitySprint, the UK’s premier same day delivery company, today announce that CitySprint will become part of DPDgroup, subject to regulatory clearance. This follows a period of growth for CitySprint, which has seen continued demand for its services as businesses require more urgent and time critical same day deliveries. Once

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