New face in the European top management: UniCarriers Europe AB, a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Logisnext, appoints the Swede Jonas Tornerefelt as Executive Vice President (EVP) Sales & Marketing. He succeeds Bengt Kristiansson in this position, who is retiring. Jonas Tornerefelt will fully take over the operational business after a handover phase on 1 January 2019. Bengt Kristiansson will remain with the company as strategic advisor to UniCarriers President Masashi Takamatsu. “With Jonas Tornerefelt, we welcome a proven logistics expert to […]

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Leading commercial vehicle company Marshall Fleet Solutions (MFS) has announced the appointment of Claire Webster as Finance Director at the Cambridge-based organisation, completing a new three strong senior management team that reports directly to the incoming Managing Director, Mark Howell. As part of her remit, Claire’s role at MFS covers Finance, HR, IT, Fleet Management and Facilities responsibilities within the company. Claire joins Marshall Fleet Solutions from her previous role at Bosch Home Appliance Division where she worked for the […]

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Licence Bureau has issued its top tips for fleet operators employing non-GB licence holders, with awareness and systematic processing being the foundations to effective management. According to the Licence Bureau, fleet operators should be focused on ensuring they fully understand non-GB licence holders’ status and follow a systematic process of determining all necessary information prior to employment. The warning follows a previous survey by Licence Bureau of 500,000 company drivers which highlighted that 5.3 drivers in every thousand present companies […]

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Now in its third year, Talent in Logistics’ annual event is back with a range of new additions and updates to make it the must-visit event for HR, L&D and Operational professionals within the logistics industry. This event is the only one of its kind dedicated to the recruitment, development, engagement and retention of the 2.2 million+ people working in transport, warehousing and logistics across the UK and Ireland. For its third anniversary the event will be hosted at a […]

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As part of its ongoing commitment to raise the profile of the logistics industry among young people, IMHX 2019 (the International Materials Handling Exhibition; NEC, Birmingham; September 24-27, 2019) is offering a cash prize to the team of students that devises the most impressive way of reducing online returns in a free-to-enter competition that is open to schools and colleges across the West Midlands. Delivered in association with Learn by Design and Think Logistics, ‘Delivering Promises: How to Solve the Returns Problem […]

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Click here to read FSDF CEO Shane Brennan’s Budget summary and the key points relating to the food storage and distribution industry.

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With the prospect of food supply chain interruption and stock-piling as Brexit approaches, the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) is hosting a ‘Feeding Cities Summit’, where stakeholders will discuss the challenges ahead and consider potential solutions. Taking place on November 21st at The British Museum, London, UKWA’s ‘Feeding Cities Summit’ will consider what is best practice in urban food service and local convenience grocery logistics, examine the challenge of meeting today’s technology-enabled consumer and deliver an insight into the current thinking […]

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Halloween just wouldn’t be the same without the traditional pumpkin carving, and each year FSDF member Fowler Welch’s expert teams work around the clock to make sure this booming holiday is delivered on time. Over 2.8M pumpkins are transported, stored and delivered to over 25 locations up and down the country, after being grown and harvested at farms in Wisbech and Spalding. This equates to around 13,000 tonnes of pumpkins delivered in store each year; enough to line up around […]

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FSDF member Thermo King and Frigoblock, transport solutions brands of Ingersoll Rand, a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments have been awarded by the Noise Abatement Society in the United Kingdom with the 2018 John Connell Award in the Quiet Logistics category. This award recognises advances in low-noise technology, equipment and operations to facilitate safe, low-noise and efficient urban distribution services. The 2018 John Connell Awards Ceremony was held on October 24th at the Palace of Westminster in London, UK […]

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The Association of Industrial Truck Trainers (AITT) — one of the UK’s leading accreditation bodies — has been named as an accreditation partner for FSDF member Toyota Material Handling UK. Toyota training centres and Toyota instructors will be receiving AITT accreditation. Marc Paxford, Operator Training Manager at Toyota Material Handling said: “We aim to deliver the highest-quality training on every occasion. “AITT comes with an incredibly strong reputation that’s been built on many years of industry-specific expertise and we see […]

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