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Latest News30th January 2023

P&O increases Dover/Calais sailings

Dover,UK: P&O are reintroducing the Spirit of France ferry, which will increase crossings on the Dover/Calais service. This 32 sailing increase starts on 30 January and takes sailings to 184 per week.

30th January 2023

Narrow Aisle restructures board

Tipton, West Midlands, UK: Narrow Aisle, manufacturer of the Flexi Truck range, is restructuring its board as it prepares to drive global development in 2023 and beyond. Narrow Aisle’s current group finance director, Donald Houston, will take up the position of managing director of all Narrow Aisle group companies from 1 April. He succeeds John …

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30th January 2023

Magnavale Easton adds blast freezing

Easton, UK: Magnavale’s Easton site, which has 44,000 temperature-controlled pallet locations, is adding blast freezing. Magnavale says it has the largest blast freezing capacity in the UK and already provides blast freezing at its Chesterfield, Scunthorpe, Warrington sites. Magnavale says the additional service on top of its frozen storage will create opportunities for customers.  In …

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30th January 2023

MOD recognises Reed Boardall’s support

Boroughbridge, UK: Reed Boardall has been accredited with a Bronze award by the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme. The award recognises Reed Boardall as an employer that supports defence personnel and inspires others to do the same. Reed Boardall employees 23 former defence personnel employed part-time as well as reservists. Over the last year, the company …

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28th January 2023

Renewed calls for better driver facilities

London, UK: There is an urgent need for drastic improvement in driver faciltiies, says David Wells, chief executive,Logistics UK. He said it was time for the government to deliver long promised solutions. Well was speaking at a Transport Focus event held at the Hollies Truckstop in Cannock. “HGV drivers are crucial for keeping the country …

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26th January 2023

Port disruption expected from Border Force strike

Dover, UK: Industrial action by Border Force staff on the 1 February is expected to disrupt UK ports and airports. Up to 100,000 civil service members of the Public and Commercial Services union will go on strike on Wednesday 1 February 2021. HMRC members will not be taking part but the industrial action will include UK-based …

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26th January 2023

Stef turnover at €4.3bn in 2022

Paris, France: Stef, the French temperature-controlled food transport and logistics provider, reports its turnover for last year at €4,264.2m, up 21.6% (14.2% on a like-for-like basis). Much of this came from its fourth quarter contributing €1,136.7m for the fourth quarter alone, up 19.7% (12.6% on a like-for-like basis). But fourth quarter revenues although up 12.6% …

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In case you missed it26th January 2023

AF Blakemore appoints new chief executive

Willenhall, UK: AF Blakemore, the largest UK wholesaler to Spar, has appointed Carol Welch as its new chief executive. She will join the business in April, succeeding Jerry Marwood who is leaving to spend more time on his non-executive directorships and consultancy roles. Welch joins the business from the Odeon Cinemas group, where she is …

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26th January 2023

PML Kenya installs vacuum cooler

Nairobi, Kenya: PML Kenya has installed a $300,000 vacuum cooler to improve temperature control measurement and management at Mitchell Cotts Air Cargo Terminal in Nairobi. The new Weber vacuum cooler can extend the life of products by 2-7 times than usual cooling methods. The system cools products from 20-30 degree C to 1-5 degree C …

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26th January 2023

GS Davies & Son adds a Globetrotter

Crewe, UK: GSDavies & Son, which provides chilled and ambient storage and transport, has a new Volvo FH Globetrotter tractor. Driver comfort was uppermost in the specification: the Globetrotter 6×2, supplied by Thomas Hardie Commercials, has Volvo’s Drive++ package. Adrian Davies, director, GS Davies & Son, says: “We know just how hard truck drivers work, …

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In case you missed it26th January 2023

Don’t delay using new customs declaration service

London, UK: Exporters must prioritise plans to move to the UK government’s new export platform to avoid potentially costly delays, says Rhenus UK. The UK’s legacy customs platform is being replaced by a new model. Exporters have until late 2023 to move to the new system. Import declarations moved over to the Customs Declaration Service …

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25th January 2023

Packaging could help cut food waste

Normanton, UK: The packaging industry must play its part in cutting food waste in 2023, says Parkside Flexibles. The call is in response to a study by Eurostat, the EU statistical office, that found that 127kg of food per person was wasted every year in Europe, with households accounting for 55% of that waste. The …

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