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  • In its Q3 trading update yesterday, supermarket retailer Asda outlined some of the proactive steps it has taken to ensure customers can purchase their favourite festive products this Christmas, including the chartering of its own cargo ship. To protect the avai...

  • Industrial real-estate developer, Panattoni, has secured the first pre-let agreement at its 1.9 million ft2 Panattoni Park Aylesford development in Kent on the 90-acre former Aylesford Newsprint site. The 1...

  • Citrus Durham has announced that it is working up detailed plans to speculatively develop a four-unit industrial scheme totalling 337,225ft2 at its £300 million mixed-use Integra 61 development at J61 of the A1(M). The masterplan for the 20-acre plot incorp...

  • A new flagship UK headquarters for global transport and logistics company DSV is underpinning plans for a 120-acre logistics and industrial scheme being proposed by developer IM Properties near Thrapston in Northamptonshire. The developer has notified the local community to its plans through a co...

  • Royal Mail has agreed a five-year lease on a warehouse at Manton Wood Business Park near Worksop in North Nottinghamshire. The deal will bring employment to the area as Royal Mail prepares for the organisation’s peak period in the build up to Christmas. The 71,612ft2 property was recently r...

  • 3PL Simon Hegele Logistics has doubled its warehouse space with a move to a new facility at Diageo Pension s Trust’s 310,000ft2 Didcot Quarter sc...

  • On the charge?

    30 Nov 2021

    2021 has been a big year for electric trucks. Logistics Manager looks at some powerful developments The massive acceleration in online shopping and subsequent e-commerce deliveries has led to what some report was a 25% rise in the latter last year alone. And it...

  • Just a few days after the conclusion of the COP 26 conference in Glasgow, DB Schenker and Volta Trucks have confirmed a partnership and pre-order of nearly 1,500 full-electric Volta Zero vehicles – the most significant order for large zero-emission trucks in Europe to date. “W...

  • AGVs were a key starting point in the road to autonomous working. But, asks Maria Highland, is there still a place for them in today’s AMR warehouse? Automated Guided Vehicles used to be what we called any unmanned device moving around the warehouse. Originally these would hav...

  • Wave riders

    30 Nov 2021

    One way or another, the industry has managed to successfully surf the uncharted waters of Covid-19. Nick Bradley asks what we have learned to be in a better position for the next big disruption Over the course of the past 18 months, the global supply ch...