Carbon emissions

XPO extends partnership with Samsung Climate Solutions

October 25, 2023 Carol Millett

XPO has forged an extended partnership agreement with Samsung Climate Solutions to provide an integrated supply chain solution using a new shared user warehouse in Leicester and its in-house pallet network for nationwide distribution. The move is in response to Samsung Climate Solution’s storage requirements which have increased by 150% in the last three years […]


Meachers Global hit by post-pandemic fall in activity

October 24, 2023 Carol Millett

Meachers Global Logistics saw both turnover and profit fall last year after additional business activity created by the Covid-19 pandemic lockdowns fell away. Its latest annual results for the year to 31 May 2023 show a 17.1% fall in turnover to £45.8m (2022: £55.3m) while pre-tax profit came in at £4.5m, down from £5m in […]

Contract Wins

Wincanton lands Jet2 transport partnership deal

October 24, 2023 Carol Millett

Supply chain specialist Wincanton has secured a contract to become’s dedicated transport partner. Using specialist vehicles, Wincanton will transport goods from’s new multi-million pound 150,000 square foot retail operations centre in Cheshire to storage facilities at UK airports, which the company said is the first facility of its kind in the UK aviation […]

Industry News

Peel Ports extends steel terminal as demand grows

October 17, 2023 Carol Millett

Peel Ports Group is to extend its steel and metals terminal in response to strong growth in customer demand at the Port of Liverpool. The UK’s second largest port operator began construction of the 20,000 square foot extended warehouse at its North Three Canada Dock earlier this year The group’s investment comes as the Port […]


Bullet Express launches Air Cargo Transport

October 17, 2023 Carol Millett

Bullet Express has launched Air Cargo Transport and a new beer, wine and spirits storage and transport venture, as it continues to expand its services. Air Cargo Transport, which offers road transport services for the air cargo sector, will operate from the company’s 67,000 sq ft Westway Park facility at Glasgow Airport. The launch also […]

Industry News

Panattoni passes £350m mark in southern acquisitions in 2023

October 12, 2023 Carol Millett

Panattoni has acquired a 26-acre logistics development site in Sittingbourne from Abrdn for £150m, taking the total of the logistics real estate developer’s acquisitions in the south this year to £350m, along with sites in Poyle and Newport Pagnell. The first quarter of this year saw Panattoni acquire a West London redevelopment site near Heathrow […]

Air quality

XPO headquarters gains carbon neutral status 12 months ahead of deadline

October 10, 2023 Carol Millett

XPO Logistics has achieved carbon neutral status for its Crick centre in Northamptonshire, 12 months ahead of plan. The 350,000 sq ft centre, which is XPO’s headquarters and its national distribution hub for the UK and Ireland, has been awarded this status by Carbon Neutral Britain after reducing its site emissions before offsetting the final […]

Compliance & legislation

Logistics UK calls for “fundamental” reform of planning system

October 9, 2023 Carol Millett

Logistics UK is calling for fundamental reform of the planning system to speed up developments, ensure more efficient freight movements, aid decarbonisation, and give the logistics industry the space to grow.   The association’s demands are part of its response to the government’s call for evidence on freight, logistics and the planning system, which closes today […]


Fagan & Whalley awarded AA-grade BRCGS rating for second year

October 3, 2023 Carol Millett

For the second year running, North West logistics firm, Fagan & Whalley, have successfully maintained their AA-grade rating from the Brand Reputation Compliance Global Standards (BRCGS) for both of their warehouses. The audit, which took place in August, saw the Lancashire-based warehouses, Burnley Bridge and Frontier Park, receive the highest BRCGS grade available, underlining Fagan […]