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Safety at Work Act celebrates 40 years

Published: July 31, 2014 by Peter MacLeod

Today (Thursday 31st July 2014) marks the 40th anniversary of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act receiving royal assent.

The British Safety Council has joined with many other organisations in placing on record its appreciation of this ground-breaking legislation in helping to improve the regulation and management of workplace health and safety. 

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TVS wins £36m defence contract

Published: July 31, 2014 by Peter MacLeod

TVS Supply Chain Solutions has won a major contract with the Defence Support Group (DSG) to support the Ministry of Defence (MOD) with spare parts for vehicles used by the UK’s Armed Forces.

The new contract, which was won after a competitive tender, is worth £36m over four years, and provides spare parts for Land Rover vehicles used for front-line commands and repair workshops.

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Schenker Intermodal Conference will “define the future”

Published: July 31, 2014 by Peter MacLeod

DB Schenker Rail UK’s third annual Intermodal Port Conference is set to give attendees a unique view of the world in 2020 by looking at challenges and opportunities for customers, shipping lines, ports and terminals.

Following the success of previous events, the third Intermodal Port Conference will be held on Wednesday 3rd September at Eastwood Hall Hotel in Nottingham. The key note speech will be given by Geoff Spencer, CEO at DB Schenker Rail UK.

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Norbert Dentressangle makes major US acquisition

Published: July 31, 2014 by Peter MacLeod

Norbert Dentressangle and the private equity firm Oak Hill Capital Partners have signed an agreement to acquire the US logistics and transport company Jacobson.

The cash transaction - which is expected to close mid-September 2014, and is subject to regulatory approvals - is valued at $750m (€560m), with a capped earn-out relating to future performance.

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Jungheinrich delivers 25,000th refurbished truck

Published: July 31, 2014 by Peter MacLeod

Bristol-based Paul Davis Freight Services Ltd has taken delivery of the 25,000th ‘second-life’ fork lift truck to be refurbished at Jungheinrich’s dedicated lift truck  used equipment rebuild facility in Dresden, Germany.

The company has received three EFG 320 trucks and a further three trucks are on order.

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FedEx: Only 25% of UK SMEs export

Published: July 31, 2014 by Peter MacLeod

FedEx Express, the world's largest express transportation company, today released the Great British Export Report, offering a ground-breaking insight into the export behaviour of UK businesses.

According to the first edition of the report, based on the views of 1,000 SMEs, only one-quarter of UK SMEs are currently ‘internationally active’, with a third (35%) of UK businesses identifying tapping into new markets as essential to their success in the next 12 months. 

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Vanderlande enables Shinsegae to increase sales

Published: July 30, 2014 by Peter MacLeod

Vanderlande is providing a flexible and high-capacity sorting system to Shinsegae International, South Korea's leading fashion retailer.

Shinsegae International currently owns 10 stores and 766 shop-in-shops, and strives to contribute to its customers' lifestyle by offering the latest trends and quality fashion merchandises.

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Barclays head of logistics joins judging panel

Rob Riddleston, head of the Transport & Logistics team at Barclays Corporate, has agreed to judge the SHD Logistics Awards in 2015.

The SHD Logistics team are pleased to announce Rob Riddleston as the latest judge to join the panel of experts who will decide the winners of 2015's SHD Logistics Awards.

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