BP picks Hoyer for aviation fuel contract – Logistics Manager

BP has chosen Hoyer to handle transport and logistics services for aviation fuel in the UK. As part of the contract Hoyer will take on responsibility for stock progression, scheduling, despatch and physical delivery of all aviation fuel in the UK. Allan Davison, operations director of Hoyer Petrolog, said: “The contract award builds on the […]

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RFG backs northern transport plan – Logistics Manager

[og_img] The Rail Freight Group has welcomed Transport for the North’s draft Strategic Transport Plan. Executive director Maggie Simpson said: “Transport for the North have recognised that businesses in the north of England want to use more rail for transporting their goods, between ports and consumers and into rail linked warehouses, quarries and production facilities. […]

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M&S to open 495,000 sq ft Welham Green DC – Logistics Manager

Marks & Spencer is to open a 495,000 sq ft clothing and home distribution centre in Welham Green early next year. The development is a part of its five-year transformation plan, which will also see its Neasden DC close. The Neasden site is operated by XPO Logistics, with transport operations handled by DHL. Both XPO […]

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Felixstowe pushes ahead with expansion plan – Logistics Manager

[og_img] Transport secretary Chris Grayling has officiated at a ceremony to mark the start of the latest phase of expansion at the Port of Felixstowe. Around 13 hectares of new paved container yard is to be developed behind Berth 9 at the Port. The work will include the reclamation of 3.2 hectares of seabed. The […]

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EU plan to improve parcel price transparency – Logistics Manager

[og_img] European cross-border parcel prices are set to become more transparent following a provisional agreement on a European Union regulation on deliveries. The main elements of the new regulation are: Price transparency: The regulation does not impose a cap on prices, but aims to foster competitive pressure by allowing users to compare domestic and cross-border […]

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Maersk board shake-up for global integration plan – Logistics Manager

Mærsk has shaken up its executive board in order to realise its vision of becoming a global integrator of container logistics. The business hopes accelerate the development of customer oriented end-to-end transportation and logistics by appointing the chief operating officer, chief commercial officer as well as the CEO of APM Terminals to the executive board. […]

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Amazon packaging reduces 181,000 tons of material – Logistics Manager

[og_img] Amazon’s ‘frustration-free packaging’ has eliminated 181,000 tons of packaging material since it was first introduced ten years ago, according to the retailer.    The retailer said that the 100 per cent recyclable packaging, designed to reduce waste and be easily opened, has ended  “customer “wrap rage” by removing plastic bindings, wire ties, and clamshell […]

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