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Keyland Developments submits application for Little Lane

Published: November 25, 2014 by David Thame

A 90,000 sq ft Doncaster warehouse scheme has been unveiled by Yorkshire Water’s sister  company.

Keyland Developments, the property trading arm of Kelda Group and sister-company to Yorkshire Water, has submitted a planning application for a 6.3 acre former water treatment works at Little Lane.

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SHD Logistics Awards - deadline 28th of Nov - FAQs

Published: November 25, 2014 by Kirsty Adams

As the deadline approaches (this friday) for entries to the SHD Logistics Awards, we thought we'd flag up some FAQs, to encourage you to ENTER NOW.

1. Can we have an extension? We just need to get it approved.

We're sure that can be arranged, just email kirsty.adams@informa.com. Hopefully at this point, you have almost finished writing your entry. Please make sure it includes: the relevant figures, to ensure our panel of experts can judge exactly how your operations have improved. (Numbers which show improvement in: picking accuracy, carbon reduction, increase in KUS/profit/investment - against last year - should be included).

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JLR partner to take 200,000 sq ft at Omega

Published: November 25, 2014 by David Thame

A French auto parts firm associated with Jaguar Land Rover is expected to take a 200,000 sq ft warehouse at Warrington’s Omega logistics park.

Plastic Omnium are being linked with a requirement for a new North West warehouse being handled by surveyors Colliers Internaitonal.

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TNT wins key environment award

Published: November 25, 2014 by Kirsty Adams

TNT showed that orange is the new green when it won the Environment Award at the prestigious Global Freight Awards.

The leading business to business express delivery company triumphed in the face of stiff competition from companies such as Maersk, Uniserve and Emirates to win the accolade for demonstrating leadership in efforts to reduce energy consumption, emissions, noise pollution and environmental impact.

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KPMG expresses Christmas delivery concerns

Published: November 25, 2014 by Peter MacLeod

With Christmas fast approaching, delivery companies are feeling the pressure to fulfil retailers’ expectations. With more and more retailers’ offering customers later “guaranteed delivery dates”, some as late as 24 - 48 hours before Christmas Day, there is concern that the recent shortage of HGV drivers will lead to parcel companies not being able to deliver.
 
The number of HGV drivers on the roads is decreasing, and the recent change in EU regulation introduced in October this year, which requires HGV drivers to now obtain a separate Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC) qualification on top of their existing HGV license, appears to be putting off potential candidates.

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Fork Lift explodes at Halifax warehouse

Published: November 25, 2014 by Kirsty Adams

A fork lift truck is thought to have exploded at a warehouse in Bradford yesterday afternoon (Monday), as reported in the Halifax Courier.

Firefighters were called to a blast at Range Storage and Material Handling Equipment in Parry Lane at around 4.40pm, which West Yorkshire Fire Service said had caused the building to partially collapse, according to the report.

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Leading retailers sign up to Hermes parcel manager app

Published: November 25, 2014 by Peter MacLeod

Hermes, the consumer delivery specialist, says a large number of retailers have signed-up to its new free app service which has been designed to enhance the customer delivery experience during the peak season and improve customer satisfaction. 

Online shoppers can now access real-time updates about the status of their Hermes deliveries on a smartphone or tablet via the Hermes Parcel Manager app.

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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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