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Industrial and logistics news: July 2014

Round-up of recent market news...

Helioslough freight terminal secures approval

The Department for Communities and Local Government has approved Helioslough's plans for an international freight terminal at Radlett Aerodrome near St Albans. Read more...

PD Ports to invest in Teesport rail terminal

PD Ports is investing over £3m in a new rail terminal at Teesport, near Middlesbrough. The port operator expects the new terminal to create opportunities for new routes to the Midlands, north-west of England and Scotland. Read more...

Sainsbury's plans expansion of Netto

Sainsbury's has announced that part of one of its supermarkets in Manchester is going to be converted into a Netto store. The firm wants to better compete with discounters like Lidl and Aldi, which are growing in popularity. Read more...

About 65,000 eBay sellers to offer items for collection at 650 Argos outlets

eBay is extending its Click & Collect tie-up with UK-based retailer Argos. Online shoppers can choose products from a broader selection of eBay sellers to be collected from across approximately 650 Argos stores. Read more...

Eurotunnel plans to develop truck traffic

Eurotunnel is aiming to increase the market share of truck traffic via the channel tunnel from 38% at present to roughly 50%. This translates to two millions vehicles per year by 2020, up from £1.5m in 2013.

Transline Logistics exceeds one million parcel volume milestone

Transline Logistics, which offers home delivery, claims that it has reached the milestone of over one million parcels a month in one year of trading. Transline Logistics was launched in 2013 by a driver recruitment firm called Transline Group. Read more...

DHL Express to invest £156m to boost capacity of hubs and depots

DHL Express intends to invest £156m to boost capacity of its hubs and depots based in UK. By mid-2016, it plans to complete the majority of the work at its East Midlands and Heathrow airport hubs, as well as work to upgrade many of its depots. Read more...

Transactional website planned by Poundland

Poundland plans to test a transactional website, ahead of an official launch before the year end. The single price point retailer aims to capitalise on its store estate for click and collect and may render delivery more convenient by trialling shops at stations. Read more...

Poundland secures money for expansion

Poundworld has managed to secure £26m in funding from Santander. It plans to use the money to open more stores in the UK and to increase its number of overseas trade suppliers. Read more...

United Biscuits adds longer trailers to cut carbon emissions

Under a special licence, UK-based baked goods manufacturer, United Biscuits is incorporating 62 longer trailers to its fleet, as part of a ten year Department for Transport trial for efficient operation and decreased carbon emissions. Read more...

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