Buffaload double-deck concept the ideal choice for apetito

apetito, the UK’s leading provider of frozen meals to hospitals, care homes and local authorities, has added a double-deck temperature controlled trailer from Buffaload Logistics to its vehicle fleet.

The company delivers picked frozen food orders from its National Distribution Centre in Royal Portbury Dock in Avonmouth to five Regional Distribution Centres every evening for cross docking and radial distribution to their customers.

FedEx Express again recognised as an employer of choice

For the fifth year running, FedEx Express has been officially certified as one of Britain’s ‘Top Employers’.

The world’s largest express transportation company was ranked seventh for demonstrating some of the highest employee values while continually providing first-class customer service.

Finnair Cargo enters strategic partnership with IAG Cargo

The Nordic region’s largest air cargo carrier, Finnair Cargo, has signed an agreement to participate in the IAG Cargo Partner Plus Programme.  The partnership will allow both carriers to offer customers enhanced network connectivity, as well as the benefits through confirmed bookings and a higher on-load priority.

Retailers to share supply chain innovation at Multimodal 2015

Green initiatives, omnichannel opportunities, and compliance will top the agenda at the UK and Ireland’s leading logistics show

Retailers including Boots, Waitrose, and Sainsbury’s will share insight on supply chain efficiencies and innovation at Multimodal 2015, from the 28th to the 30th of April.

Thought leaders from Blue Chip companies such as the Co-operative and Lafarge will discuss modal shift, omnichannel challenges, and best practice for new legislation, during workshops at the exhibition.

Pall-Ex celebrates haulage partner’s milestone anniversary

One of Pall-Ex’s member companies has recorded its 40th anniversary.  Besides marking four decades in business, Taylors Transport International of Huthwaite, Nottinghamshire, has also clocked up 10 years of international haulage.

To meet increasing demand, the company has recently moved to larger premises which span three acres.  Taylors has experienced significant growth since becoming a member of Pall-Ex in 2013.  The firm currently turns over £600,000 annually through the network, which facilitates contracts in the UK and abroad.

Netto UK awards Bibby Distribution new full food logistics contract

Under a new contract Bibby Distribution is to provide full food logistics services for Netto UK. The 3PL will handle frozen, chilled and ambient food logistics for the discounter, which opened five stores in the North of England last year and plans to open another ten by the end of this year.

Netto returned to the UK last year as a joint venture between its parent company, Dansk Supermarked, and Sainsbury’s.

Potter Logistics celebrates 50 golden years in operation

Derrick Potter, executive chairman of Potter Logistics, started in business during 1965 with one yellow lorry and great ambitions.  Fifty years later, the company operates from eight distribution centres and rail freight terminals and employs more than 300 staff – its trucks make hundreds of deliveries every day.

Record-breaking figures underpin AirBridgeCargo Airlines’ strategic approach

Besides celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2014, AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC) also transported a record 401,000 tonnes of cargo, a year on year increase of 17.6% increase.  The carrier’s average load for the period was 72.6%, well above the industry average.

To meet increased demand from international customers, ABC also invested to upgrade its freighter fleet.  In 2014 another new generation Boeing 747-8 freighter joined ABC’s fleet, which now has 13 modern B747 freighters, including six of the new generation 8Fs.

Pall-Ex brings in Kevin Buchanan as it looks to the future

Following a detailed review of the Pall-Ex management structure, CEO Hilary Devey has appointed former Palletline MD Kevin Buchanan to the role of Group Managing Director at Pall-Ex.

Further changes will see former Group MD Adrian Russell move to become Deputy Chairman on the Group board, where his wealth of experience will be invaluable as the development strategy for the business is implemented.

In addition, Chris Tancock is promoted from his existing role as Sales Director to Deputy Group MD as part of the strategy for the development of the European networks.

FedEx Express to open new Nordics gateway at Copenhagen Airport

With the Nordics region – Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden – experiencing steady economic growth in recent times, FedEx Express’ decision to invest in a new state-of-the-art facility at Copenhagen Airport is part of its growth strategy to further improve connectivity between Europe and the rest of the world.