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UKWA’s new report highlights lack of warehousing capacity

A new report from the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) has delivered a detailed analysis of the UK’s warehouse stock, highlighting a critical lack of supply and development: a clear potential pinch point for UK industry.

Palletline members endorse introduction of new weight restriction

The member-owned palletised freight distribution company, Palletline, introduced a lower weight restriction for standard tail lift deliveries on 1 October. The new weight restriction is enforced across the network – as voted for by its members – at 750kg or under, compared to current industry limits of 1000kg, in order to protect drivers and customers from injury.

Extra cranes will enable Port of Felixstowe to handle more mega-vessels

The Port of Felixstowe has taken delivery of three new ship-to-shore gantry cranes. Built by ZPMC in Shanghai, the new cranes will be operated on the port’s Berths 8&9 which are currently being extended to increase the port’s ability to handle the latest ultra-large container ships.

DPD opens Europe's largest parcel hub

Europe's largest and most technically advanced parcel sorting hub has been officially opened in Hinckley, Leicestershire, by DPD. The £100 million state-of-the-art sortation facility will create around 1,000 new jobs

Transport Select Committee to investigate road haulage driver shortage

Rob Flello MP, a member of Parliament’s Transport Select Committee, has expressed delight after colleagues agreed to launch an investigation into skills and workforce planning in the road haulage sector.