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Ashley Bryan, Industrial Director of Hope Construction Materials

Hope’s wagon investment a major boost for cement rail transport

Britain’s leading independent supplier of construction materials, Hope Construction Materials, has announced a significant investment in rail transportation from its Derbyshire cement operation.

Andy Sulston, Director of Contract Logistics & Consulting

Clearing the path for one-click culture: what does the emergence of eCommerce mean for logistics?

Customers from all over the world are modernising their shopping habits, taking trade away from the high street and into the world of eCommerce. With the option of next day delivery now virtually standard, a host of new demands are being placed on the logistics behind our one-click culture.

FTA’s Chief Executive, David Wells

FTA’s Logistics Report identifies spending on road improvements as a priority for Government

According to the Freight Transport Association’s (FTA) new Logistics Report 2015, the newly-elected Conservative Government should prioritise investing in road improvements.

Acquisition of S&S Distribution will strengthen Palletline network

Palletline has announced that it has acquired S&S Distribution, along with its warehousing activities. Under the ownership of brothers, David and Ken Sanderson, the Kent-based haulage company has worked closely with the palletised distribution network for 20 years.

World’s first battery-powered electric ferry enters service

World’s first battery-powered electric ferry enters service

The world’s first battery-powered electric ferry, Ampere, has entered service sailing between Lavik and Oppedal on the Sognefjord, Norway. Operated by Norled, the Norwegian shipping company, the venture is a major step in the evolution of emission-free ferries and significantly reduces the cost of fuel.