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22 May 2017

We are now bearing down on the General Election and if the campaign has convinced me of anything, then it is simply that the Logistics Sector continues to be ignored in the corridors of power, says David Coombes.

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22 May 2017

A well-known manufacturer of special vehicles for fire-fighting, rescue and security industries, Carmichael Support Services approached MiniTec with a requirement to fit out a number of fire rescue vans for Scottish Fire and Rescue with customised cabinets for the storage of equipment on board.

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10 May 2017

va-Q-tec has announced the launch of a second network station in Japan. Like the already existing network station in Tokyo, the new facility meets the increasing demand for va-Q-tec’s pallet size shipper (va-Q-tainer) rental services in the region.

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10 May 2017

Qimarox has launched an improved version of the OEM stretch hooder it added to its product range last year.

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09 May 2017

The Court of Appeal has dismissed Lidl’s attempts to overturn a ruling ordering them to allow staff trade union representation.

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09 May 2017

XPO Logistics will purchase tractors, trailers and rigid vehicles for its UK contract logistics network as part of its 2017 capital plan.

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09 May 2017

Crown has launched the WP 3010 electric pallet truck for use in lorries, supermarket aisles and other tight spaces.

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09 May 2017

CHEP, the global supply chain solutions company, has recently appointed Helen Lane as Vice President, Northern Europe. In her new role, she will lead CHEP’s UK and Ireland business.

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09 May 2017

ORBIS Corporation is launching a new foldable container (FLC) for use in the European market. Designed to European dimensions and produced in Europe, the 1200mm x 800mm GitterPak holds up to 900kg and is a reliable substitute for metal gitterboxes.

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05 May 2017

Zupplychain, a web-based matching service for on-demand warehousing, has launched My Stock – a free-to-use management system which allows customers to manage stock across multiple locations.

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27 April 2017

Commercial vehicle cleaning company LPW has rolled out BigChange’s 3-in-1 JobWatch system across its 130-strong fleet.

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21 April 2017

Toyota Material Handling UK will be showcasing a range of solutions to help the transport industry at the Commercial Vehicle Show 25th - 27th April 2017 at NEC Birmingham.

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24 April 2017

The newly launched Preventenance service will enable enterprises to be more proactive in their device maintenance and minimise downtime by preempting failures in their supply chain. It is geared towards firms in retail, manufacturing, healthcare, automotive, utilities and transport & logistics.

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05 May 2017

Major supplier to the UK construction industry RCM has appointed Meachers Global Logistics as its UK third party logistics partner.

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20 April 2017

The retailer has begun a consultation on the closure of one central distribution centre and around 10 smaller regional warehousing facilities as part of a wide-ranging 'Fix the Basics' plan the company is working through.

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09 May 2017

Geodis is stepping up its growth in the retail fashion sector as proven by a new partnership with Kenzo, the luxury prêt-à-porter company.

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10 April 2017

The e-Cube from B+ Equipment is a proven, effective void reduction packaging solution for order fulfilment.

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07 April 2017

International Timber, the supplier and distributor of timber and panel products, has underlined the strong reputation of Mosca strapping technology with the installation of a Mosca ROMP-5 at its site in Grangemouth, Scotland. The new machine is part of a bespoke handling and feeding system that is being used to mould timber and pack in small bundles.

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07 April 2017

The bike is an increasingly popular option for deliveries.

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07 April 2017

The future of the Joloda International loading systems businesses have been secured through a private ‘Buy-In Management Buy-Out’ (BIMBO) deal, which sees the arrival of a new, investing CEO, supported by two of the group’s existing directors

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FEATURES

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18 May 2017

As Brexit begins to bite with lost profit at Premier Foods, organisations should take action in their supply chain to mitigate damage, says Crimson & Co.

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15 May 2017

Today, 33 of the most inspirational role models in the UK’s transport and logistics industry have been announced as finalists in the 2017 FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards.

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27 April 2017

Food Storage & Distribution Federation Chief Executive, Chris Sturman, along with representatives from a number of FSDF member companies, met with the Department for Transport to discuss the concerns of the temperature-controlled food logistics industry following the triggering of Article 50.

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27 April 2017

IPPR analysis suggests that a deal that allows free movement for certain categories of workers would help the UK’s post-Brexit economy thrive.

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21 April 2017

Over 5,000 tech-savvy visitors from across the globe came together at the NEC for the co-located InternetRetailing Expo (IRX) and eDelivery Expo (EDX) this year. Game-changing news, developments and innovations – including more than 25 large-scale product launches – were presented at this year’s Expos by more than 300 exhibitors, sponsors and partners.

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08 May 2017

Grocery home deliveries are expected to increase from the current 75 million per year to around 179m by 2020, with this taking the number of delivery vans on the road from around 13,000 to some 20,000.

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24 April 2017

ISD Solutions has won an A$12m order from Dutch cold chain logistics specialist NewCold, to build a freezer storage and distribution facility near Melbourne, Australia, which will be largest automated high-bay freezer warehouse in the Southern hemisphere.

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10 April 2017

Packaging solutions can help boost throughput and save space in fast growing eCommerce fulfilment centres, says Kite Packaging.

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07 April 2017

A leading economist has suggested that informal deals would be used by the UK the avoid disruption in the aftermath of breaking away from the EU.

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07 April 2017

Windsor supplies 3PL with a mix of access equipment, including scissor lifts from JLG, QuickStock lifts from Genie, and forklifts from Flexi and Komatsu.

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12 April 2017

We don’t know any ‘3PL’ that provides an end-to-end eCommerce service as comprehensive as Exact Abacus, so HSS editor Simon Duddy paid a visit to Chorley, Lancashire to see what makes them tick.

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12 April 2017

The advent of the web has greatly disrupted how consumers shop. It might not be done yet, according to a new report examining the Direct to Consumer model.

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04 April 2017

With experts predicting that Black Friday could once again outperform Christmas this year as the biggest peak on the retail calendar, Antalis Packaging is encouraging customers to take stock now to ensure their packaging and logistics are able to withstand an earlier retail rush.

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04 April 2017

The serial returner is a risk to business, warns Will Robinson, business solutions director at Advanced Supply Chain.

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04 April 2017

Manhattan Associates outlines some cutting edge tech it predicts could take hold in the near future, as retailers bid to close the gap between fulfilment reality and consumer’s wishes.

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03 April 2017

The firm carries out a lot of logistics work for Amazon in the UK.

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27 March 2017

A report from LCP Consulting and Cranfield University suggests manufacturers are racing to build Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) channels, by-passing the retail supply chain.

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07 March 2017

HGV driver safety is multi-faceted, focusing on issues as diverse as load stability and driver concentration. Technology can help but there is the danger of over-reliance, while the focus must also be on people and work culture.

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03 March 2017

While value for money may be front of mind for SMEs, there are a number of other factors that need to be taken into account when specifying packaging equipment, Andy Pretious, sales & marketing manager at Automated Packaging Systems.

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06 March 2017

Strapping specialist Mosca has launched the first side seal strapping machine incorporating its ultrasonic technology.

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21 February 2017

Firetrack is a fully automated self seeking re extinguisher system, designed for specific designated applications rather than a flood system, though it can be used for this purpose.

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21 February 2017

Each pedestrian that works in the specified “danger” area will be issued with an active RFID transmitter that continually emits a dedicated radio frequency, this is then detected by a truck based unit.

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13 June 2013

Unitronics Pallet warehousing From Alldrives & Controls.

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21 February 2017

The Fork Truck Control Speed Zoning system offers a cost effective speed limiting solution for sites where there is interaction between forklifts and pedestrians.

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21 February 2017

FTC have developed a range of camera systems to act as a security system and/or as a driver aid. Manoeuvring plant equipment safely can be difficult at times and an FTC camera system with in cab driver display offers the driver additional views to assist.

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21 February 2017

FTC has developed a range of visual warning devices suitable for any type of materials handling equipment. The safety lighting range has been developed to enhance site safety and increase pedestrian awareness of the presence of moving hazards.

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21 February 2017

The speed limiter is a very comprehensive and highly reliable product. The system hard ware is produced by Siemens VDO and has been fitted to over 1,000,000 vehicles worldwide.

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10 October 2013

DP World London Gateway has been honoured by rail freight operator DB Schenker Rail UK in a locomotive naming ceremony which took place at the rail terminal at the UK's newest deep-sea container port and logistics park.

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22 February 2017

The FM Stand Alone Check System is a new and exciting addition to FTC’s already extensive product range. The system aims to provide a cost effective solution to completely replace paper based pre use check lists on any type of materials handling equipment.

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12 March 2014

Majestic Wine Warehouse overcomes warehouse floor inadequacies at its Gift Solutions facility with a pallet racking and dissipation plate solution from The Storage Equipment Centre. There are numerous important factors

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21 February 2017

The standard TXP system is designed for internal combustion engine forklifts with an electrically selectable fluid transmission. The system will stop operators from changing gears whilst the engine revs are too high or the road speed is too fast.

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22 February 2017

Forklift truck and human interaction is one of the biggest hazards in the workplace today, in many businesses there is no way of avoiding this, that is why Fork Truck Control have developed a range of products to assist operators in reversing heavy plant equipment safely.

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