FSDF would like to welcome new full member McCulla (Ireland) Ltd. McCulla’s expertise in transporting chilled, ambient & frozen goods put them in the forefront of refrigerated transport, leading to logistics & haulage awards. With over forty years experience in the haulage industry McCulla Ireland are one of the country’s leading providers of Ambient, Chilled and Frozen logistics solutions throughout Ireland, the United Kingdom and Europe.  Operating a modern fleet of vehicles, all equipped with inbuilt tracking and temperature monitoring systems they can […]

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The last in a series of successful Brexit Seminars focusing on food, and attracting international attention, will take place at The Crowne Plaza, NEC, Birmingham on Wednesday 17th October 2018. Attended by food businesses and non-food importers, Embassies, logistics providers and consultants from the UK, Ireland, Belgium, Germany, France and Asia, the event is hosted jointly by Oakland International and Oakland Invicta, with October’s final Brexit event focusing on transit and how existing border arrangements today could be extended for […]

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FSDF member Yearsley Logistics bought its first Mercedes-Benz Actros 11 years ago, following a successful fuel trial. The UK’s largest frozen food logistics service provider continues to undertake cost comparisons and to buy more Actros, because they keep on winning. With headquarters at Heywood, near Manchester, Yearsley Logistics operates a fleet of 200 tractor units,almost every one of which now wears a three-pointed star. Like most of the vehicles they have lined up alongside, the latest arrivals from North-West Dealer […]

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SUPERMARKET GIANT Tesco has been fined £160,000 after a member of staff at their Chadwell St Mary branch was seriously injured when a cage full of goods fell on them as they were unloading it from a lorry. The employee suffered severe injuries, including a fractured pelvis, as a result of the incident and had to be rushed to hospital. Thurrock Council’s Health and Safety and Legal teams brought the action because the roll cage, which is used to deliver […]

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Chilled distributor in four-way collaboration to import 5,000 pallets of bananas and pineapples a week. Logistics specialist NFT (subscribers to the FSDF Climate Change Agreement) has signed its largest fresh produce contract since opening its flagship temperature-controlled facility at the Port of Tilbury (FSDF member). Vessels containing over 700,000 bunches of bananas a week are now arriving at the 230,000 sq ft cold storage facility before being distributed to major retailers. The contract will see 5,000 pallets of produce arriving each […]

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Here is the latest news from the HSE, please click on the links to read the full articles. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is investigating an accident at a Morrisons factory in North Yorkshire, after a worker broke an arm. HTTPS://WWW.FOODMANUFACTURE.CO.UK/ARTICLE/2018/08/07/MORRISONS-FACTORY-ACCIDENT-UNDER-INVESTIGATION  Global food flavourings manufacturer Frutarom has been ordered to pay more than £160,000 for two separate health and safety failings at its factory in Hartlepool. HTTPS://WWW.FOODMANUFACTURE.CO.UK/ARTICLE/2018/08/01/FOOD-FLAVOURINGS-FIRM-FINED-FOR-FOOD-SAFETY-FA Welsh dairy processor Tomlinson’s Dairies Ltd has been hit with a £200,000 […]

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Last week my tour of FSDF members took me to Northern Ireland, apart from allowing me to spend some wistful hours driving in the countryside pretending it gave me a great sense of connection to my ancestral routes, it really brought home to me the practical issues facing the food supply chain through Brexit. Our members impressed me with their forward-thinking commitment, like others I have met, each tailors their business slightly differently, matching their service closely to the need […]

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FSDF member Easilift Loading Systems are proud to introduce a new and complete range of Loading Systems High Speed Doors. If you are looking to speed up your supply chain without sealing off your building or dividing it into compartments – a High Speed Door is the solution you need! Installing a High Speed Door in your facility means your fleet of forklift trucks can move much quicker between areas than via a standard industrial door due to the increased […]

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Croner bring us top tips on how to improve diversity in the boardroon. With the Hampton-Alexander Review revealing that only 29% of FTSE 100 board positions are occupied by women, Croner look at how diversity in the boardroom can be improved and how this benefits organisations. In an open and diverse world, an inclusive and diverse board will only help to improve reputation and your company brand. This is because it reflects the real world, and shows you have the […]

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FSDF member Backhouse Jones, transport law solicitors, share with us the latest developments in Internet Fraud. The emergence of the internet, and its dominance in our every day lives, has opened doors that were incomprehensible just a few years ago. The globe appears smaller; information more accessible; and who could forget…memes. However, with every good thing there comes someone to use it for nefarious purposes. Online highwaymen, cyber-scammers, and internet thieves now roam the internet, educating themselves as to how […]

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