Welcome to the June 1st issue of Warehouse & Logistics News. In our front cover story you can read how Loadhog products are designed and manufactured to eliminate single use packaging, helping supply chains save time, money and waste, while increasing efficiency and sustainability. They do this in 3 steps; eliminating unnecessary waste, circulating to avoid waste and designing waste into innovative packaging solutions. A large proportion of Loadhog’s products already include at least 30% recycled material, and with them now removing 100% standard virgin products wherever possible, the company is pushing towards a more sustainable future.

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DEL has launched the Quick-Lift programme where two popular column lift models are available for express delivery within 72 hours of an order being made. DEL offers one configuration of the DL500 MK5 configuration and one configuration of the DL500 GP MK5 as part of the Quick-Lift programme. Up to three units in the programmes are accepted for dispatch within 24 hours, or Hiab will pay for the freight, with delivery in 72 hours.

UK independent parcel carrier, Yodel, has announced that it is partnering with Certas Energy to roll out the use of Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO), a cleaner alternative to diesel, to fuel its shunter fleets at its Shaw, Wednesbury and Hatfield sorting centres. HVO is a drop-in diesel alternative manufactured from 100% renewable and sustainable waste.

Warehouse & Logistics News is media partners of the Multimodal Exhibition, the UK, Ireland and Northern Europe’s largest annual meeting place for freight transport, logistics and supply chain management and logistics, which returns to the Birmingham NEC from June 14-16 after two years away. With this year being the 15th anniversary of the exhibition, 9000 cargo owners and shippers will attend to find ways to improve their supply chains and discover innovative ideas to solve their transport and logistics issues. See our Preview for all the Multimodal news.

According to Smart-Space, the UK’s largest independent supplier of instant buildings, anything required ‘instantly’ is usually the result of unexpected or quickly changing circumstances and nothing could be closer to this truth than the impact of the pandemic and Brexit – both of which continue to impact UK businesses. As well as fulfilling changing business needs, instant buildings sometimes just make better financial sense, especially when you anticipate the need well in advance but are less sure of how long you’ll need the solution for, our buildings and facilities feature reveals.

Europe’s largest ‘deep freeze’, on former steelworks land in Corby, is months away from completion, says our cold storage and distribution feature. When fully operational the site will employ more than 250 people, but industry-leading automation will play a key part in the facility’s operation for automated cold storage specialist NewCold.

Enjoy reading the issue.

James Surridge

Publishing Editor

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