BIFA judges bowled over by Woodland Group cricket pitch

The Woodland Group has walked away with a highly regarded BIFA Freight Service Award after impressing judges with the launch of a dedicated Sports Logistics division. The global logistics company won the Supply Chain Management prize at Thursday’s award ceremony with a submission on its new Clubhouse product. Established by Deborah Smith, who joined the Woodland Group from Essex Cricket Club, The Clubhouse is a members-only buying consortium for sports

Maersk Line's Sambia service to call at DP World London Gateway port

Maersk Line, the world’s largest container shipping line, has switched the UK call of its Samba service from Tilbury to DP World London Gateway Port. The first call on the service will be made by the Maersk Lanco on Monday, March 21. The rotation of the service includes calls at Santos, Paranagua, Itajal, Buenos Aires, Montevideo, Rio Grande, Santos, Pecem, Algeciras, Rotterdam, DP World London Gateway Port, Bremerhaven, Antwerp, Algeciras

GEFCO contract with Caterpillar BCP extended

GEFCO announced that its contract with Caterpillar BCP in the UK was extended. The contract will see GEFCO provide Caterpillar BCP with a reusable packaging programme, enabling a number of environmental and operational efficiencies to be achieved. GEFCO has been supplying a European road transport solution between the Caterpillar suppliers and its plants for a number of years. The new contract, which began with a pilot at the end of

Case study: Mitsubishi gives Grotech the complete package

Providing chemical formulation and packing services to a wide range of blue chip multinationals, Yorkshire-based Grotech Production relies heavily on its fleet of forklifts to ensure that its production, as well as that of its customers, is always running optimally. Faced with an aging fleet, the Yorkshire-based agrochemical specialist sought out equipment that could handle incoming and outgoing goods, as well as feed its busy production lines. Due to the

New CILT Chief Exec to speak at Microlise

New Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), Kevin Richardson, has been confirmed as a speaker at the Microlise Transport Conference, now the largest road transport conference in Europe. Richardson joined the Institute in December 2015 and this will be among the first opportunities to hear him speak publicly about his vision for the CILT and some of the key issues facing the logistics and transport

Globe Express Services opens a new office in Mersin, Turkey to reinforce market presence

Globe Express Services recently opened an office in Mersin, Turkey in its bid to further strengthen its presence in the country’s bustling logistics market. This latest move reflects the company’s ongoing strategy to reinforce its presence in Mersin, a port on the Mediterranean coast of southern Turkey, to capitalize on the considerable variety and scale of logistics activities in the city. Through its newly opened office located at Yeni Mahalle,