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In case you missed it, Latest News26th February 2024

Sadel to open new cold store in Lincolnshire site

South Kesteven, Lincolnshire, UK: Easton Properties, part of the Sadel group, is looking to regenerate part of a brownfield site in Lincolnshire, which includes completing a cold store in the third quarter of this year. The company has submitted plans which aim to bring food production back to part of the brownfield site in South …

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In case you missed it, Latest News25th February 2024

Call for reefer trailers to be wider

Fraserburgh, Scotland: David Duguid, Banff and Buchan MP, is backing Gray & Adams’ call for a law change to allow wider refrigerated trailers in the UK. Gray & Adams has developed new corner caps for its latest trailers but their use exceeds the 2.6m overall refrigerated trailer width limit. There is no change in the …

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In case you missed it, Latest News21st February 2024

Sysco plans ‘next generation’ UK depot – its largest in Europe

Hemel Hempstead, UK: Sysco is to open a new 475,000 sq ft warehouse in Hemel Hempstead in 2026 at a cost of $100m (£79m). Sysco, which owns Brakes, will be adapting a former Amazon site to make it suitable for foodservice operations, including the introduction of frozen and chilled areas. The new site will be …

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In case you missed it, Latest News21st February 2024

Cold Chain Federation launches manifesto to unlock industry’s potential

Reading, UK: The Cold Chain Federation has today published the Cold Chain Manifesto ahead of this year’s General Election. Cold Chain: The Vital Link to Turbocharging UK Growth & Security sets out the actions the next government should take to help unlock the great potential of the UK’s temperature-controlled logistics industry. The federation is asking UK political …

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In case you missed it, Latest News15th February 2024

Cooling and heating the world’s largest vertical farm

Lydney, UK: Jones Food Company, which runs the world’s largest vertical farm, has installed Carrier AquaSnap air-cooled scroll chillers to provide cooling and heating. The vertical farm, the size of seventy tennis courts, has 148,000sq feet of growing space for stacking crops 15 layers high, and is expected to supply 1,000 tonnes of fresh produce …

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In case you missed it, Latest News15th February 2024

South Lincs opts for Carrier hybrid refrigeration

Sutterton, UK: South Lincs Foodservice has taken delivery of two new trucks with Carrier Transicold Supra 1150 MT units and the company’s first-ever purchase of Eco-Drive systems. This combination allows the units to run via their diesel engine, or electrically from power derived from the truck engine itself, creating a hybrid configuration that will help …

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In case you missed it, Latest News12th February 2024

Aldi earmarks £550m for warehouses and stores

Atherstone, UK: Discount retailer Aldi is set to invest over £550m in expanding and improving its store and distribution network during 2024. This includes plans to upgrade distribution centres to support growth. Aldi says it will create over 1,500 new jobs, including roles at regional distribution centres. Aldi currently has more than 1,000 stores across …

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In case you missed it, Latest News12th February 2024

AF Blakemore adds two electric Volvo tractors

Bedford, UK: AF Blakemore & Son, a main Spar wholesaler in the Midlands and Wales, has added two electric Volvo FM tractors to its fleet. The Volvo FM Electric trucks have regenerative braking, and haul fridge trailers powered by biofuel supplied by Certas and produced from renewable sources. This offers a significant reduction in greenhouse …

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In case you missed it, Latest News12th February 2024

Truck diesel fridge emissions quantified

London, UK: Truck fridges can produce as much as double the Nox emissions, five times the particulates, and up to four hundred times the particle number compared with emissions from the truck exhaust of a Euro 5 engine, according to a new report from Zemo Partnership. Zemo’s study, covers results from the first phase of …

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In case you missed it, Latest News10th February 2024

Dover Port Health Authority warns of food smuggling risk

Dover, UK: The Port of Dover could become a target for criminals smuggling illegal and diseased meat into the country under new post-Brexit plans the port’s health authority has warned. From April, under the new regulations, trucks will be checked but not at port, at Sevington, Ashford some miles away. The Dover Port Health Authority …

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Barrie Javens is new MD of Petit Forestier UK

London, UK: Barrie Javens has taken over as managing director of Petit Forestier UK. He replaces Neale Brothwood who has stepped down for personal reasons. However, Brothwood will remain with the business as a director. Javens said: “I am truly honoured and excited to take on the role of Managing Director for Petit Forestier United …

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Moran Logistics adds 15 Volvo tractors

Castle Donington, UK: Moran Logistics has added 15 new Volvo FM 460 6×2 tractors to its fleet. The new FMs – which meet Transport for London’s 3-star Direct Vision Standard rating – will be used for multi-drop delivery operations in urban areas. Supplied by Hartshorne Group, the trucks join a 250-truck fleet, a fifth of …

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