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ACS&T pumps £1m into fleet

ACS&T has invested £1m in its fleet, with the purchase of seven new Renault Premiums and seven DAF tractor units. The temperature-controlled logistics haulier says the extra vehicles form part of the company’s long-term investment programme, following new business wins and extended contract renewals. Malcolm Johnstone, MD at Grimsby-based ACS&T, says: “In recent months, we […]

DHL signs five year Westfield Stratford City deal

DHL Supply Chain has won a five-year contract with Westfield Group to handle the logistics for its Stratford City shopping complex in east London. A DHL-run consolidation centre, located eight miles from the shopping complex, will run retailers’ final-mile logistics with the aim of reducing vehicle movements to the shopping centre by up to 80%. It will also reduce retailers’ emissions […]

Continental celebrates 140-year anniversary

Continental is celebrating its 140th anniversary this year. The leading international tyre and rubber specialist employs approximately 160,000 people at more than 190 locations worldwide but the company came from humble beginnings. Originally founded in 1871, Continental is now celebrating its 140th anniversary in 2011. The Hanover-based automotive supplier has continued to grow into a […]

Bidvest Logistics takes delivery of 108 DAFs

Bidvest Logistics, parent company to foodservice firm 3663, has taken delivery of the first of a 108-strong order of DAF LF55 220s, with the rest of the trucks due to hit the road by January 2012. The 26-tonne Euro-5 vehicles will also comply with London LEZ regulations, which see the introduction of a Euro-4 minimum […]

Millions to mark Armistice Day at events across the UK

Millions of people across the UK are expected to observe a two-minute silence later to mark Armistice Day. The annual event starts at 11:00 GMT, mirroring the time guns along the western front fell silent for a final time at the end of World War I in 1918. Ceremonies will commemorate those who died in […]

Ceva Logistics sees robust UK performance

The UK continues to be a “very robust” performer according to Ceva Logistics, which is looking forward to a spike in business next year from the London Olympics. Speaking to MT as Ceva reported global third quarter results for the nine months ending 30 September, Leigh Pomlett, president for Northern Europe at the firm, says: […]

Allport strikes deal with House of Fraser

Allport has been awarded a three-year inbound logistics contract with fashion retailer House of Fraser. Under the terms of the deal, which starts in March 2012, Allport will manage the retailer’s supply chain, which will see the majority of stock coming in via Felixstowe. The logistics firm will transport the containers to an East Midlands […]