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Time is marching on and we will be in  October in a couple of days’ time. It doesn’t seem 5 minutes ago that we started to put plans in place for hosting the 2016 Transfrigoroute International AGM, Conference and Exhibition and we’ll be in the thick of it in two weeks! There is still time for FSDF members to register for this key event in the temperature controlled logistics sector’s calendar. With various options from ranging from a full conference package to […]

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FSDF member Fowler Welch has almost doubled its fleet of moving floor double-deck trailers, as part of its ongoing commitment to reduce food miles and CO2 emissions. The purchase of eight new trailers will increase the fleet to 18 and allow Fowler Welch to cope with the increased demand of national and regional deliveries, while reducing the number of deliveries needed per site. Nick Hay, CEO of Fowler Welch, said: “The purchase of these new trailers will enable us to […]

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Could you be the next FSDF Future Leader? We are looking for talented young managers working within the temperature-controlled food logistics industry to represent the UK at the 2017 Global Cold Chain Alliance (IARW / WFLO) Convention from 22nd – 25th April 2017 in California, USA. 2016 saw Kane Thomason of XPO Logistics, and winner of the inaugural Future Leader award, competing for the global title in Las Vegas against national winners from USA, Australia and South Africa which was […]

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Marshall Thermo King, part of the growing Marshall Fleet Solutions company, is currently looking to increase its nationwide installation team for the company’s truck and trailer refrigeration divisions to deal with the ongoing increase in demand for Thermo King transport refrigeration systems in the UK. Cambridge-based Marshall Fleet Solutions, an FSDF and Transfrigoroute UK member, is one of the largest installation companies covering transport refrigeration and tail lift equipment in the UK. With two dedicated installation facilities in the north […]

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Lisa Williamson of March Cold Stores was named Cold Store Manager of the Year at the Temperature Controlled Storage and Distribution Awards which were held recently at the National Conference Centre, Birmingham. Lisa was nominated by one of the company’s owners as follows, “I strongly believe that this lady’s ambitions, intelligence and accomplishments make her highly deserving of this nomination. She is an excellent leader and is highly respected by all team members. Her drive, enthusiasm and general “can do” […]

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Dairy Crest

FSDF member Fowler Welch and Dairy Crest plc have officially launched a 10 year multi-million-pound strategic partnership for storage and logistics at the dairy company’s national distribution centre (NDC). Under the partnership, which went live on 6 June, Fowler Welch has taken over transport operations at Dairy Crest’s state of the art NDC at Bermuda Park, Nuneaton. The ambient, chilled and FMCG supply chain specialist, is also working with Dairy Crest to maximise the capacity of the site as a […]

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Source: BBC News Alton Towers operator Merlin has been fined £5m for the crash on the Smiler rollercoaster. Sixteen people were injured in the June 2015 crash, including two teenage girls who needed leg amputations. In April, Merlin Attractions Operations Ltd admitted breaching the Health and Safety Act. The theme park originally said the accident was caused by “human error.” But prosecutors argued the fault was with the employer not individuals. Sentencing, Judge Michael Chambers QC described the crash on […]

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Flexi Planet

Narrow Aisle Ltd has added to its extensive range of intralogistics solutions with the launch of the Flexi AC NANO TW/FW pedestrian operated VNA truck. The new model is offered as a low-cost alternative to companies in the warehouse and retail logistics sectors who want to achieve the space saving and storage efficiencies associated with Narrow Aisle’s top-selling Flexi articulated truck range but for whom a pedestrian-operated Flexi is the ideal solution. The truck is available in both two-way (TW) […]

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FSDF member Asda picked up the accolade of British Turkey Retailer of the Year at the annual British Turkey Awards once again.  The judging panel praised the retailer for its “excellent range of options including some innovative cuts and the clear labelling on the packaging, which really ramps up the British provenance”. Judge Tina Betts, from the Healthy Food Guide magazine, said: “Asda really seem to be listening to what their customers want. There are some nice added value items […]

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Carrier PACE

Carrier Transicold Northwest has been named Network Service Partner of the Year 2016 as part of  FSDF member Carrier Transicold UK’s annual Performance Assessment and Competitive Excellence (PACE) Awards. Carrier Transicold, which operates in the UK as Carrier Transicold (UK) Limited, is a part of UTC Climate, Controls & Security, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). Liverpool-based Carrier Transicold Northwest secured the coveted award six times in the PACE programme’s eight-year history, demonstrating its commitment to providing temperature-controlled fleets […]

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