International development organisation Transaid has commenced a project to review legislation and training related to the use of motorcycles and three-wheelers in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), as part of research to look at their role in providing vital rural access. The project, funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) as part of the Research for Community Access Partnership (ReCAP), has already demonstrated the importance of motorcycle rider training in four African countries where research has been completed […]

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FSDF member Grid Smarter Cities is delighted to announce that they have been selected to partake in Phase 2 of Smart Dublin and Enterprise Ireland’s SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) program to support Last Mile delivery in partnership with Dublin City Council and Belfast City Council. Grid Smarter Cities have been working with Dublin City Council to better understand and analyse potential use-cases for Kerb, their Intelligent Kerbside Management solution in the city centre — with the ambition to dynamically manage the […]

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With BBQ season just around the corner, multi award-winning logistics provider, FSDF member Fowler Welch has strengthened its growing relationship with leading independent sausage manufacturer Heck Food by adding dual-branded trailers to its fleet. Heck Food and Fowler Welch first teamed up in June 2017, and, following a contract extension that saw the supply chain expert become the manufacturer’s sole supplier of distribution services in the UK, have further reinforced the partnership by creating eye-catching livery that will become part […]

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A telecommunication inspection and maintenance company has been fined after a forklift truck overturned during an unsafe lifting operation which could have exposed several workers to the risk of death or serious personal injury. On 3 May 2019, Southend Magistrates’ Court heard that on 11 February 2017, two forklifts on Springwood Industrial Estate were being used to level a support column by repeatedly pushing it with one truck and then “catching” it with the other . This operation was high risk […]

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FSDF member Company Shop Group is the UK’s largest commercial redistributor of food and household surplus. As a business at the forefront of the food waste prevention campaign, the Group strives to change mindsets and educate across the sector, to unlock the full potential in surplus and avoid unnecessary waste. The Group’s clients include retailers, manufacturers as well as food service and logistics providers. Company Shop Group is home to Company Shop (its retail operation) and the award-winning social enterprise […]

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Culina Group, the market leading chilled and ambient food and drink logistics provider, has become the latest company to join the Food Storage and Distribution Federation (FSDF). FSDF is the voice of the UK cold chain, representing businesses that operate temperature-controlled storage and distribution facilities. FSDF Chief Executive Shane Brennan said: “We are delighted to bring a company of the size and market-defining impact of Culina Group into our membership. Our industry is in the midst of exciting and dramatic […]

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In the Spring of 2018, FSDF member NewCold unveiled its newly-completed deep frozen storage and distribution centre which, says the company, is the largest of its kind in the UK and is now, often near to capacity. At last year’s opening ceremony in Wakefield, customers, dignitaries, staff and well-wishers gathered on the 16.5-acre site to mark the occasion and hear from NewCold’s Country Director, Jon Miles regarding the impressive facts and figures surrounding the new storage and logistics facility. “Today […]

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The Annual FSDF Golf Day is Wednesday 10th July in 2019, so make sure the date is noted in your diary and book. We look forward to welcoming you to Belton Woods in Lincolnshire for brunch, 18 holes of golf  with individual and team competition including longest drive and nearest the pin followed by a private prize-giving dinner.  The picturesque par 73 Woodside course runs alongside magnificent woodlands on the Belton Woods estate. Its undulating fairways and natural hazards need […]

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Industry leaders & FSDF member Star Refrigeration take centre stage to celebrate World Refrigeration Day at the TCS&D Show Top engineers from Star Refrigeration, one of the most renowned industrial refrigeration companies in the UK, will be guests of honour at the TCS&D Show on the coolest day of the year. Star has announced it will officially sponsor World Refrigeration Day on 26th June 2019, which coincides with the Temperature Controlled Storage & Distribution Show taking place on 25th and […]

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Carmarthenshire-based food wholesaler Castell Howell has become one of FSDF member Carrier Transicold’s first UK customers to take delivery of the Vector® HE 19 (High Efficiency), the company’s new flagship trailer refrigeration unit. The new arrival forms part of a larger order of Carrier Transicold systems all aimed at lowering the carbon footprint of the company’s commercial vehicle fleet. Carrier Transicold is a part of Carrier, a leading global provider of innovative HVAC, refrigeration, fire, security and building automation technologies. […]

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