Kuehne+Nagel takes delivery of new Boeing 747-8 freighter

The first of two Boeing 747-8 freighters has been inaugurated into Kuehne+Nagel’s air transport fleet. The global logistics company has chartered two of these aircraft from Atlas Air to expand its air freight network. The vessel, named “Inspire” was handed over to Kuehne+Nagel by Atlas Air in a ceremony at the Boeing Delivery Centre in […]

Major supermarkets face supply chain issues with egg shortages

The rise in avian influenza paired with increased costs for farmers due to the war in Ukraine have resulted in a shortage of eggs, according to the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs. These supply chain issues have begun to impact UK supermarkets, with household names like ASDA, Lidl, and Tesco all reportedly introducing […]

Gas and oil shipping company trials more sustainable fuel solutions

Caspian Marine Services (CMS), which operates a fleet of offshore marine support vessels serving the offshore oil and gas exploration and production industry, has entered trials with British fueltech company SulNOx Group to reduce the impact of its operations on the environment.  CMS, based in Azerbaijan, has a fleet of over 25 offshore marine vessels […]

Amazon Shipping partners with nShift to offer more next-day delivery options

Amazon Shipping is the conglomerate’s delivery solution that it offers to retailers and sellers both on Amazon as well as through other e-commerce platforms. It has today [24 November] announced that it will be collaborating with parcel delivery management and shipment software nShift to make more next-day delivery options accessible to its customers. Amazon Shipping […]

Wireless Logic completes acquisition of IoThink solutions

UK-based Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity platform provider Wireless Logic has announced its acquisition of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) vendor IoThink solutions for an undisclosed fee. IoThink was formed in 2016 in France, setting out to offer customers tools with which to build their own bespoke IoT platforms. Now, it is part of Wireless Logic, which has […]

DHL wins logistics contract for gas and electric companies

DHL Supply Chain has announced that it has been awarded a three-year contract to provide logistics support to two Scottish-based companies: SSE, in the energy industry, and SGN, in the gas industry. Both companies operate gas and electricity networks, respectively, that provide services to millions of homes in Scotland and parts of England. Valerie Jamieson, […]

Belgian retailer trials unmanned vehicle in country’s ‘longest ever’ road test

Collect&Go, Belgian retail corporation Colruyt Group’s digital shopping service, has announced that it has been piloting an autonomous vehicle from Estonian technology company Clevon to find out if it can support distribution applications. The company has said the bot uses remote teleoperation with advanced autopilot functionality and that, during the trial, the unmanned vehicle has covered a […]

EV manufacturer Vinfast partners with INFORM to improve supply chain visibility

Vietnamese electric vehicle manufacturer Vinfast has entered into a strategic partnership with INFORM, a global AI-based optimisation solutions provider, to better monitor the status of Vinfast vehicles from production to delivery. INFORM has said that it will ‘provide advanced vehicle logistics management software solutions to VinFast, including Transport Management Software (TMS) and a vehicle Yard […]

Hotel to be redeveloped for warehousing

Approval has been given to redevelop a hotel to provide warehousing in the supply starved southeast last week. Hertsmere Council has granted outline consent to redevelop the former Mercure Hotel in Bushey to provide some 322,000 ft2 of warehouse and industrial space fronting the A41 despite nearly 20,000 objections. Developer Regen Properties secured permission for […]

Amazon opens Poole depot

E-commerce giant Amazon has opened a new distribution hub in Poole, Dorset in time for the Christmas rush.  Developer St Modwen built the 112,000 ft2 facility which includes a multi-storey van deck on a 10.8-acre plot at Sterte Avenue West in Poole. Originally the developer had sought to build a three-unit scheme on the site […]