As a result of the atrocious attack on Manchester Arena in May, we were unable to hold our Annual Lunch at Old Trafford. We now have a new date Thursday 19th October and are delighted to invite FSDF members once again to the “Theatre of Dreams”. Come and join us at the home of Manchester United for a tour of the ground followed by a networking drinks reception and a sumptuous 3 course lunch. The FSDF Annual Lunch is a […]

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FSDF member & asset management and engineering services specialist Briggs Equipment is continuing to develop its partnership with Bibby Distribution following the 3PL’s decision to expand its fleet in Wakefield and Corby. With an overall value of more than £1.5 million over five years, this latest logistics solution is built around Yale three-wheel electric forklift trucks, low level order pickers and ride-on platform pallet trucks.  Special options include Philadelphia Scientific IBOS battery change systems and Optafleet Management Systems. Briggs has […]

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Bullying at Work in the Spotlight at Inquest the latest legal update from FSDF member LELC Click here to read the full report – Bullied apprentice June 2017

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More than 5000 HGV’s cross from mainland Europe every day.  Despite Border Force only being able to check around 10% they still detected more than 23000 migrants in a six month control period.  Nobody knows how many more get through or how many import loads are affected by stowaway incursion. Cargo may be contaminated and should be professionally assessed before being allowed to enter the supply chain. The driver and/or haulier are under no obligation to inform their client when […]

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Paneltex rebrands

16/06/2017

FSDF member Paneltex has a new image with a new logo, colours and a new website covering all its business areas. Chris Berridge, managing director, Paneltex said, “Paneltex is a long established and reputable manufacturer and the time was right for us to implement these changes to present a house style in line with current thinking. “The initial response, when the new corporate identity was revealed for the first time at the CV Show, was really encouraging with lots of positive […]

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International development organisation, Transaid, has chosen Joan Aitken, Traffic Commissioner for Scotland, to join its team of ambassadors who promote its mission and vital work. Commenting on her appointment Joan says: “The importance of logistics and safe transport is at the core of all I do.  In 2014, I heard HRH The Princess Royal speak at the 125th FTA dinner. She was passionate about the fundamental role of transport and logistics in the developing world. She had seen the need […]

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Howard Tenens, one of the UK’s largest privately owned logistics companies, has once again invested in articulated forklift technology from FSDF member Narrow Aisle Ltd. A total of 9 Flexi HiMAX  trucks have been ordered for use at Howard Tenens’ facilities at Ashby de la Zouch and Sharpness. Flexi trucks have played a key role in ensuring Howard Tenens’ intralogistics processes operate at optimum efficiency for more than 10 years and this latest investment is part of an ongoing programme that has […]

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Lineage Logistics, LLC (“Lineage”), one of the world’s largest temperature-controlled warehousing and logistics companies, announced today it has acquired FSDF member Partner Logistics (“Partner”), Europe’s leading cold storage provider and world’s largest automated cold storage company. The transaction marks the first international acquisition by Lineage, an organisation backed by investment firm Bay Grove, LLC (“Bay Grove”), and represents significant growth in the Company’s warehouse automation strategy. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. “This transaction is a great opportunity […]

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NFT (subscriber to FSDF’s Climate Change Agreement) has a new contract to provide temperature-controlled distribution of Southern Salads products in the UK. Increased transport flexibility and vehicle availability were key challenges for Southern Salads – the company previously used its own dedicated fleet. NFT’s solution removes the need for dedicated journeys and opens up NFT’s UK transport partner network, linking 400 hauliers and allowing the rapid access of unused capacity in 20,000 vehicles delivering across the UK and mainland Europe. […]

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The adoption of climate-friendly cooling technology is on the rise in Europe – but some tardy retailers are heading for a major financial shock when drastic cuts in supplies of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) kick in. The EU F-Gas Regulation, in effect since 2015, mandates a swift phase-down in the use of HFCs, a family of greenhouse gases hundreds to thousands of times more powerful than carbon dioxide (CO2) which are commonly used in refrigeration, air-conditioning, fire protection, aerosols and foams. As […]

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