Loyalty to Mercedes-Benz continues on SR Transport’s silver anniversary

A UK-based transport service has celebrated its 25th anniversary with the purchase of two new Mercedes-Benz vans from dealer Bell Truck and Van.

SR Transport unveiled a new Sprinter and a Vito to add to its collection and tradition of only owning Mercedes-Benz vehicles. The company operates 10,000 sq ft of warehousing and specialises in fast delivery to locations in the UK and Europe.

Retail chain supply expert joins London Gateway

DP World London Gateway’s logistics park has appointed Dean Hawkridge, a former senior supply chain director of Travis Perkins, as its new head of commercial. 

Hawkridge, who in a career spanning almost 30 years has held similar roles at B&Q, Woolworths, Poundstretcher and Burton, said: “I'm very much looking forward to joining the team at DP World London Gateway.  Together, we can deliver real value and competitive advantage into the marketplace, for the logistics park’s existing and prospective customers.”

Mersey Maritime celebrates record membership level

A leading UK maritime organisation has reported record growth levels for 2016, with over 200 businesses joining the trade group for the first time.

Mersey Maritime, representative body for the maritime sector in the Liverpool City Region, has developed a reputation as one of Europe’s most successful maritime cluster organisations. So far in 2016, a total of 23 businesses have become joined the not-for-profit organisation, taking the membership to 203.

Daredevil duo take to the skies for charity

Two daredevil co-workers who work in Armitt Group’s shipping and logistics department are planning to complete a skydive to raise money for the Wolverhampton Neonatal unit.

Lauren Caldwell and Rachael Mcadam are making the dive at Tilstock airfield in Shropshire on 20 August as their way of thanking the hospital for the help it gave Liam Wood, the grandson of one of their customers.

FLTA honours Richard Shore for ‘Services to Industry’

The founder of Mentor Training, Richard Shore, has been recognised by the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) for his outstanding contribution to the field of lift truck safety and training – having overseen the training of more than half a million workers.

Credited with establishing the UK’s first national fork lift truck training network, Richard was presented with the prestigious ‘Services to Industry’ accolade at the FLTA’s Awards for Excellence.

Europa Road accelerates towards 2016 route target

Ambitious plans by Europa Road to launch 10 new direct daily services for customers in 2016 are gaining momentum with the implementation of its latest route to Salzburg in Austria.

The division of innovative logistics operator, Europa Worldwide Group, continues to invest in its rapidly expanding European partner network to ensure best access to the continent for its customers.

AV Dawson ships in new apprentice

Teesside-based freight logistics specialist, AV Dawson, recently showed its commitment to apprenticeships with the appointment of new recruit, Georgia Canham.

The appointment tied in with National Apprenticeship Week, as part of a new partnership with Middlesbrough College to provide more opportunities for young people including work placements and apprenticeship opportunities.

Quartix looks back to the beginning as it celebrates landmark anniversary

Quartix, which recently celebrated its 15th birthday, has grown from just four founders into an international business with offices in the UK, France and the US, employing over 100 team members.  In that time, the company has installed almost 250,000 units for more than 7,000 customers as well as supplying telematics systems for 12 young-driver insurance products.

Vision UK’s on-vehicle CCTV solutions offer protection and security

With illegal immigrants trying to enter the UK through the Channel ports continuing to be headline news following a summer of turmoil, Vision UK has seen a surge of enquiries from hauliers looking to use CCTV to prevent ‘clandestine entrants’ stowing away on their vehicles.

Bridgestone’s innovative tyre support is a total success

As the largest manufacturer of tyres and rubber products worldwide, Bridgestone prides itself on leading the way in technologically innovative goods.

However, with such fierce competition battling for a share of an ever-evolving industry, keeping so many global brands in the rear view mirror is a constant challenge.