General Transport & Distribution News

cargo-partner renews for CHAMP’s Traxon cargoHUB

cargo-partner renews for CHAMP’s Traxon cargoHUB

cargo-partner has renewed its contract with CHAMP for its Traxon cargoHUB community.

Fairfax adds a magnificent seven new Isuzus for the first time

Fairfax adds a magnificent seven new Isuzus for the first time

When Northern plant hire company Fairfax Plant Hire were looking to replace seven incumbent vehicles, the Yorkshire-based company specified seven brand new Isuzu rigids for the first time, adding three Isuzu Grafter 3.5 tonne trucks and four Isuzu 7.5 tonne trucks to its fleet.

New packaging report strengthens holography anti-counterfeiting role, says global trade body

New packaging report strengthens holography anti-counterfeiting role, says global trade body

An international trade body has welcomed a new report that paves the way to ‘significant’ opportunity and growth for packaging holography technologies.

Freight procurement going autonomous with SHIPSTA

Freight procurement going autonomous with SHIPSTA

SHIPSTA, the data-driven platform transforming logistics procurement, has launched its semi-autonomous freight procurement and optimisation solution. ShipstaSCAN uniquely integrates smart market monitoring with sourcing automation, so logistics teams can effortlessly transform their freight procurement and cut transportation costs.

HyperloopTT proves economic and environmental benefit again with feasibility study in Southern Brazil

HyperloopTT proves economic and environmental benefit again with feasibility study in Southern Brazil

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) has announced the completion of a feasibility study in Southern Brazil in conjunction with the State Government of Rio Grande do Sul, and the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS).

MFS Renewables harnesses the power of energy with new TITAN hybrid system

MFS Renewables harnesses the power of energy with new TITAN hybrid system

Following the recent launch of its new Renewables Division, commercial vehicle company Marshall Fleet Solutions (MFS) has added the TITAN hybrid power system to its renewables product portfolio, with the TITAN system capable of providing 100% free power to any make of on-board refrigeration unit, tail lift and other vehicle mounted electrically powered applications on HGV’s, LCV’s and small trucks.

Warehouse boom: comment from Infosys Consulting

Warehouse boom: comment from Infosys Consulting

In response to news that the demise of the high street is leading to a boom in giant warehouse demand, Sachin Jangam, Partner for Retail at Infosys Consulting argues that the only way physical stores can compete with e-commerce is with a radical rethink of physical space, and highlights the opportunity dark stores hold for brick and mortar warehouses.

New rail shuttle from Middle Sweden to the Port of Gothenburg boosts forest product exports

New rail shuttle from Middle Sweden to the Port of Gothenburg boosts forest product exports

A new rail shuttle is about to begin transporting timber products from Malungsfors in Dalarna to Asia via the Port of Gothenburg. The new shuttle will generate substantial carbon savings and logistical benefits, consolidating the port as the principal hub for the export of Swedish timber products.

Continental, DPD Switzerland and Futuricum show the way forward for e-mobility in the transport sector with a world record

Continental, DPD Switzerland and Futuricum show the way forward for e-mobility in the transport sector with a world record

Covering a total of 1,099 kilometres, the private express and package service provider, DPD Switzerland, the e-truck brand, Futuricum and premium tyre manufacturer, Continental have secured the Guinness World Records title for the longest distance covered by an electric truck without a charging stop.

XPO Logistics appoints Arron Kendall as sales and marketing director – Europe

XPO Logistics appoints Arron Kendall as sales and marketing director – Europe

XPO Logistics, the global provider of freight transportation services, has appointed Arron Kendall as sales and marketing director – Europe. Additionally, he will serve on the executive board of the European business.

Wincanton announces major contract extension with BAE Systems

Wincanton announces major contract extension with BAE Systems

Wincanton, the UK-based supply chain business, has extended its framework agreement with BAE Systems, a provider of technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions, for five-years.

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