SHD Logistics

CEVA opens European Centre of Excellence

Published: September 18, 2014 by Kirsty Adams

This week we attended the opening of CEVA Logistics' first Centre of Logistics Excellence in Europe, which demonstrates 'real world' logistics innovation.

Situated in Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom, the opening marks CEVA’s third Centre following the launch of Centres in Jacksonville and Singapore.
The Centres aim to demonstrate ‘real world’logistics innovation through supply chain optimization and enhanced visibility, integrated services
and technology solutions to power supply chain efficiency.

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‘Arrivals Board’ optimise delivery

Published: September 18, 2014 by Kirsty Adams

Paragon is offering new ‘Arrivals Board’ functionality for all of its routing and scheduling systems that link to satellite vehicle tracking using Paragon Fleet Controller.

This provides continually updated visual ETAs to store staff, informing them when the delivery will arrive and precisely what is on the vehicle. The new functionality prevents time wasting and reduces labour costs; staff can continue with other duties right up to the time the vehicle is due on site and it eliminates the need for having extra staff on standby.

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IFOY 2015: entry now open

Published: September 18, 2014 by Peter MacLeod

Entry for the International Forklift Truck of the Year (IFOY) Award 2015, Europe's most prestigious intralogistics award, is now open.

The IFOY entrant portal at www.ifoy.org opened today (18th September), and all manufacturers of MHE vehicles and providers of intralogistics services are invited to enter for one of the five coveted awards between now and 1st December 2014.  

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Continental sponsors SHD Logistics Awards

Published: September 18, 2014 by Kirsty Adams

Continental is the official sponsor of the SHD Logistics Award category 'Environment/Sustainability' in 2015. We talk carbon reduction with the tyre manufacturer, and ask why it's so important to support this Award entry?

SHD: Why is it important to recognise measurable improvement in carbon reduction within a logistics operation?
Continental:
Logistics operations can often be linked to high carbon footprints and there are many areas along the logistics chain where huge reductions can be achieved. By measuring the improvements in carbon reduction companies are able to address areas where reductions can be further enhanced and identify any areas that need development, this can have a significant contribution to a company’s overall carbon footprint.
Continental Tyres with their low rolling resistance and retread products offer logistic firms the opportunity to use premium products whilst minimising the impact of their carbon footprint.

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Thompson Commercials saves with discount fuel cards

Published: September 17, 2014 by Peter MacLeod

A Renault truck dealer saves significant costs by using a Diesel Direct fuel cards, supplied by The Fuelcard People.

When James Swaby became head of procurement at Thompson Commercials, one of his first acts was to look at its refuelling. Diesel represents a major cost item for the Hull-based company, which also has six further branches throughout the North-East.

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‘Tidal wave’ investment in logistics property

Published: September 17, 2014 by David Thame

The tsunami of international money trying to buy into UK logistics property is about to get even bigger.

The £215m sale of the so-called Ocean Portfolio - which includes the 1.75m sq ft Fradley Park logistics site at Litchfields - is expected to tempt more overseas investors.

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Simmonds sells warehouse to US investor

Published: September 17, 2014 by David Thame

Simmonds Transport’s 101,600 sq ft Telford warehouse has been sold to Californian investors for £6.1m.

The deal - the latest in a multi-billion pound wave of money buying into the safe haven of UK logistics property - sees landlords Barlows Ltd sell to Los Angeles-based Karlin Real Estate for £6.1m.

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Enter the SHD Logistics Awards now

Entry is now open for the SHD Logistics Awards. Fancy your chances of picking up a trophy?

The Awards are open to any business either from within the logistics industry or in an industry that features logistics as part of its operations.Over 100 companies have already registered their interest in entering the Awards.

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