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25th January 2023

Provender Partners recapitalises a million-square-foot cold store

Newport Beach, California: Provender Partners and StepStone Real Estate, the real estate arm of private markets investment firm StepStone Group, have completed a $158 million secondary and recapitalisation of a one-million-square-foot cold store in Oakland, California. Provender acquired the properties over the last three years in a joint venture with a global investment management firm …

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In case you missed it25th January 2023

McBurney Transport opts for solar power

Ballymena, Northern Ireland: McBurney Transport is fitting its new refrigerated trailers with solar panels to keep fridge batteries charged and prevent battery-related breakdowns. The panels are from Genie Insights and installation follows a one-year trial. McBurney is now fitting 146 new trailers with Genie Insights’ solar panel kits. McBurney measured its fridge battery-related costs and …

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In case you missed it25th January 2023

DHL adds new reefers for Burtons Biscuits

Liverpool, UK: DHL Supply Chain is running 32 new temperature-controlled trailers in its Burton’s Biscuits fleet. Carrier Transicold Vector HE 19 fridges cool the curtain-sided, double-deck trailers, and are expected to deliver 30% fuel savings. The new units were specified by DHL and will support its GoGreen plan with fuel and energy savings, while increasing …

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25th January 2023

Yusen Logistics offers staff mental health support

Northampton, UK: Yusen Logistics UK has launched a network of ‘mental health first aiders’ (MHFA) to support employees’ mental health and wellbeing. YLUK, which provides a wide range of distribution services, including temperature-controlled food and pharmaceuticals, believes the network will act as an initial point of contact for workers experiencing mental health issues. The mental …

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25th January 2023

Ocado president to speak at GCCA Cold Chain Conference

Barcelona, Spain: David Hardiman-Evans, senior vice president global business development at Ocado, will keynote the European Cold Chain Conference in Barcelona, Spain, 20-22 March. Hardiman-Evans will be part of the opening session and provide a view of the macroeconomic trends disrupt supply chains, and how Ocado uses technology to transform its business model and meet …

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Viewpoint24th January 2023

The challenges of going electric

Reading, UK: The majority of transport operators want to shift to a sustainable fleet but face a raft of challenges, according to a new report. Some 83% of transport companies in Europe want to shift to electric vehicles or alternative fuels in their fleet, according to the study, Are you ready for the EV shift? …

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24th January 2023

Heat recovery delivers savings

Beverley, UK: Heat Recovery leads to cost savings, says Ken Riley, sales director, DK Heat Recovery. The company working with Secker & Sons (Norwich) has installed severa- systems that demonstrate the cost-saving benefits of heat recovery. Suffolk-based Lamberts, an abattoir, incorporated a heat reclaim system when it installed new cold and freezer rooms at its …

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24th January 2023

London’s low emission zone could trigger van shortage

London, UK: London’s ultra low emission zone, set to apply to the capital from the end of August, could trigger a shortage of emission-compliant vans. Figures from Auto Trader magazine– used by around 80% of UK vehicle retailers – show there are 5,181 vans for sale across London and southeast England on its online marketplace. …

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In case you missed it24th January 2023

Deadline looms for Cold Chain Sustainability Awards

Reading, UK: The deadline for entries to the Cold Chain Sustainability Awards is next week, 31 January 2023. The Cold Chain Sustainability Awards is a new recognition scheme for the businesses, facilities and individuals leading the charge towards a more sustainable UK cold storage and temperature-controlled distribution. The awards celebrate those businesses who have met …

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In case you missed it23rd January 2023

Don’t ignore electric truck charging RHA warns

London, UK: Labour has pledged to scale up and improve existing electric vehicle infrastructure but the RHA stresses that the focus on cars risks ignoring the needs of commercial vehicles. The RHA attended a roundtable session on electric vehicles hosted by shadow transport secretary Louise Haigh. She outlined Labour’s plans for electric vehicle infrastructure and …

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23rd January 2023

Hedges Distribution adds Jolly Good Beer

Grimsby, UK: Hedges Chilled Distribution is distributing Jolly Good Beer products to English breweries and pubs. Hedges Chilled Distribution operates five chilled vehicles, including two HGVs, with a Kent delivery hub servicing London and surrounds as well as the 4,000sq ft Upwell base, near Wisbech. Hedges Chilled Distribution was launched nine years ago, with a …

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23rd January 2023

Haulage prices reach record levels over Christmas

Bath, UK: Average prices for haulage soared in December, according to data from the TEG Road Transport Index. The index showed the highest level recorded in the past four years, especially for courier vehicles which rose by 9.3% since last December and by 23.7% since December 2020. Haulage prices also saw a significant increase, rising …

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