BIBBY DISTRIBUTION GETS GLOBAL RECOGNITION FOR PLANET-SAVING STRATEGIES

12 August 2016

Bibby Distribution has been highlighted as one of the world’s most environmentally-sensitive logistics companies, with its shortlisting for the Global Freight Awards Environment Award.

The company’s substantial efforts – already recognised with the FTA’s Leadership in Carbon Reduction Award earlier this year – will see Bibby Distribution standing shoulder to shoulder with some of the biggest freight companies in the world as a leader in driving down the carbon cost of logistics.

Bibby Distribution Head of SHEQ Andrew Mawson says: “The Global Freight Awards are hotly contested by companies across the globe. We’re proud to already be a leader in logistics in reducing carbon emissions and this further recognition shows how our flexibility combined with our capacity can deliver world-class service while minimising our effect on the planet.”

Bibby Distribution’s shortlisting recognises a spectrum of carbon-cutting initiatives across the business, ranging from wider use of longer semi-trailers (LSTs), and a redesign of its milk collection fleet, to revolutionary new ‘virtual’ warehouses and tailored driver training.

The Global Freight Awards will be presented at a ceremony at the Lancaster London hotel on 3 November.

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Notes to editors:
As one of the top ten logistics providers in the UK, Bibby Distribution exists to enable other companies to drive value from their supply chain activities. The company specialises in providing contract logistics, warehousing, distribution, systems integration and added value services to a wide range of customers.

Bibby Distribution operates from 90 locations across the UK, employs 2,000 people and manages 2million ft² of warehousing space.

The majority of Bibby Distribution’s business is based on long-term partnerships. Its diverse capability also means it can share best practice across the various industry sectors it operates in, from Automotive to FMCG.

Bibby Distribution is part of Bibby Line Group (BLG), a diverse and forward-looking family business with over 200 years’ experience of providing personal, responsive and flexible customer solutions.

BLG is a £1.7bn business, operating in more than 20 countries, employing  6,500 people in industries including retail, offshore, finance, distribution, shipping, marine based businesses, plant hire and woodland burials.

Bibby Distribution, Head office, 105 Duke Street, Liverpool, L1 5JQ.

www.bibbydist.co.uk
www.bibbylinegroup.co.uk

Further press information:
James Boley and James Keeler at Garnett Keeler PR on 020 8647 4467.

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As one of the top ten logistics providers in the UK, Bibby Distribution exists to enable other companies to drive value from their supply chain activities. The company specialises in providing contract logistics, warehousing, distribution, systems integration and added value services to a wide range of customers. Bibby Distribution operates from 90 locations across the UK, employs 2,000 people and manages 2million ft² of warehousing space. The majority of Bibby Distribution’s business is based on long-term partnerships. Its diverse capability also means it can share best practice across the various industry sectors it operates in, from Automotive to FMCG. Bibby Distribution is part of Bibby Line Group, a diverse and forward-looking family business delivering personal, responsive and flexible customer solutions for over 200 years. Bibby Line Group is a £1.4 billion business, operating in more than 20 countries, employing over 4,500 people in industries including retail, offshore, financial services, distribution, shipping, marine based businesses, plant hire and woodland burials. To find out more about Bibby Line Group, visit www.bibbylinegroup.co.uk. Bibby Distribution, Head office, 105 Duke Street, Liverpool, L1 5JQ. www.bibbydist.co.uk