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17 December 2018

It’s that time of year when many businesses reflect and take stock of the year behind and plan for the year ahead, and Goplasticpallets.com is moving into 2019 stronger than ever.

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26 November 2018

A Newport-based logistics company has been fined after a driver was crushed by a full pallet when his lorry was being unloaded.

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23 November 2018

The carrier has invested over £1m in the Wednesbury sort centre to handle out of gauge parcels.

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11 December 2018

By 2022, logistics provider Dachser plans to replace all of its roughly 6,000 'ground conveyors' (such as pallet trucks) in Europe with vehicles powered by energy-saving lithium-ion batteries.

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23 November 2018

Samuel Grant Packaging has become the UK arm of PackSynergy – a network of 17 European packaging materials distributors.

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19 November 2018

As the countdown to Christmas well and truly begins, the two landmark dates in the sales world are fast approaching – Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

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19 November 2018

During winter, ice slabs and lumps of snow falling from truck roofs are a potential hazard for traffic.

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15 November 2018

Joseph Merritt Group has announced plans to invest £1.4 million in machinery lifting and transportation equipment as part of an ongoing strategy to expand services across the UK.

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15 November 2018

Pallet pooling business LPR has seen a 12% increase in pallet movements across UK and Ireland during 2018.

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13 November 2018

Wincanton has secured a three-year contract to create and run a dedicated delivery solution for Roper Rhodes, one of the UK’s leading independent suppliers of bathroom furniture and products. The contract demonstrates the company’s commitment to growth in the Home & DIY sector.

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13 November 2018

Andy Mulcahy, strategy and insight director, IMRG has dubbed the Black Friday ‘season’ Blackvember to take into account a sustained period of discounting and marketing around the day. The supply chain needs to take into account the likely pattern of online sales to avoid being swamped.

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09 November 2018

Loading and unloading goods from a truck is not as simple as it seems, says Joloda.

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05 November 2018

In its third quarter results, XPO Logistics reported operating income for the logistics segment decreased to $59.5 million, compared with $67.3 million for the same period in 2017. 

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12 November 2018

Plastic load carrier Cabka-IPS will use the ALL4PACK Paris show (26-29 November) to present transport and storage solutions for a wide variety of industries.

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24 October 2018

Hermes has opened a purpose-built parcel distribution depot in Hemel Hempstead.

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13 November 2018

Jurox, one of Australia’s leading animal pharmaceutical manufacturers, has selected Yusen Logistics to handle its UK portfolio.

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24 October 2018

There are risks to UK border operations if the UK leaves the EU without an agreement on 29 March 2019. Even with a withdrawal agreement, significant challenges lie ahead to ensure the UK border is fully functioning, says the National Audit Office (NAO) in a report published today.

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30 October 2018

Kite Packaging’s challenge to reduce plastic usage by 120 tonnes is supported by its plastic focused white paper and mobile packaging test facility.

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30 October 2018

One of the UK’s leading suppliers of branded soft drinks AG Barr is using CHEP pooled pallets within its supply chain. 

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15 November 2018

Tri-Wall Europe has acquired 51% of Rosewood Packaging Group.

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FEATURES

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20 November 2018

Black Friday is a great day for business but don’t let it come at the expense of your workers’ health, cautions Michael Paton, policy lead for musculoskeletal disorders at the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

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19 November 2018

Consultancy BearingPoint predicts the additional 17 million orders generated by Black Friday will drive an additional 210,000 van deliveries over the period.

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02 November 2018

Ian Haynes, director at pharma consultant Excellis Europe, says enabling collaboration between parallel importers is helping simplify the transition to serialisation post EU-FMD.

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24 October 2018

The biggest sales opportunity of the entire year takes a lot of planning, but Black Friday and the entire peak season still have the capacity to surprise even the most seasoned retail and carrier companies, says Tom Forbes, VP Customer Delivery & International, MetaPack.

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15 November 2018

Managers at George Walker Transport have been working with engineers at Sheffield-based CAM Forklift Trucks developing new techniques to improve the crucial role forklifts play in their intensive materials handling operation as part of a productivity and £500,000 cost reduction platform.

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17 October 2018

One of the greatest challenges facing retail businesses today is how to keep the customer proposition attractive yet affordable.

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17 October 2018

James Robbins, CIO at ArrowXL explains Blockchain and outlines how he believes it will grow in prominence as firms grapple with greater demand for authenticity and traceability in the supply chain.

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12 October 2018

Beiersdorf, the manufacturer of brands such as Nivea and Elastoplast, saw challenges stacking up at its West Midlands warehouse doors.

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11 October 2018

Taking the right measures to ensure the best packaging can seem counter-intuitive at times, as Gavin Ashe, managing partner at Kite Packaging tells HSS editor Simon Duddy.

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11 October 2018

The robot-based ACPaQ solution from Swisslog and KUKA automates one of the most important areas of the intralogistics operations of successful retailers: creating customised mixed pallets for individual stores from single-SKU pallets.

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08 October 2018

The challenge for retailers around peak times is to respond effectively to the required increase in capacity, while still maintaining service-promise and keeping costs in check, says Dean Wyatt, divisional VP, fashion & beauty, DHL Supply Chain.

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28 September 2018

74% of real estate asset controllers say distribution and logistics is now the most appealing property asset class, according to research from law firm CMS.

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24 September 2018

BITO has added a new container series to its product portfolio: the BITO U-Turn Stack & Nest Container maximises storage capacity and minimises occupied space on empty return transport to cut freight costs. 

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11 September 2018

The Connect system was part of the deal when Linde Material Handling supplied Fowler Welch, a national third-party logistics supplier, with a fleet of more than 180 new lithium-Ion forklift trucks and warehouse equipment.

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04 October 2018

The benefits of returnable transit packaging go far beyond just environmental, says Jim Hardisty, managing director of Goplasticpallets.com.

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11 September 2018

Supply chain experts urge firms to prepare now for possible disruption.

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11 September 2018

With just under seven months until the UK exits the European Union, businesses are being urged to apply for Authorised Economic Operator (AEO) Accreditation.

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03 September 2018

An RFID tagging project for a major distribution company was at risk of failing without expert analysis of the difficulties. The system was achieving a 99.5% success rate in the outbound lane but only a 70% to 80% success rate in the in-bound lane. CoreRFID was hired to diagnose and help resolve the issue.

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16 August 2018

These are uncertain times at House of Fraser for staff, customers, and suppliers. HSS editor Simon Duddy says it's a setback for collaboration.

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13 August 2018

Chief executive Kevin Richardson attended a Brexit round table last week, hosted by the Secretary of State for Transport Chris Grayling.

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23 January 2018

As the UK's most popular grower's crate, our GoMaxi 64199P is ideal for picking and handling larger fruit. Its versatile bale arm moves forward and back to allow positive stacking and nesting when empty for easy storage, saving 76 per cent space! It comes in red, blue or green as standard and other colours for large orders.

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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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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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23 January 2018

Completely sealed with smooth surfaces, our Hygienic pallets are designed to meet the stringent requirements of food and pharmaceutical applications. Both full perimeter and non-perimeter versions are available in a choice of recycled PP or virgin material. Our super colour version, also comes in blue, red, green and yellow as standard, as well as other special colours and two-colour combinations, upon request.

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23 January 2018

A yellow, 610 litre Pallet Container made from High Density Polyethylene with solid walls on 3 skids. Available in a range of colours as well as branding options. Also available in blue, red and green.

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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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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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23 January 2018

Developed specifically for the storage and distribution of car parts, our Automotive KLT containers conform to European VDA standards. These solid stacking containers range in size from the smallest 300mm L x 200mm W x 147mm H (5.3 litres) to the largest 600mm L x 400mm W x 280mm H (51.9 litres).

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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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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

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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23 January 2018

A very strong, long lasting pool pallet, suitable for repeated use. Moulded to withstand rigorous handling, minimising damage in closed loops. Perforated for ventilation and easy cleaning.

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23 January 2018

An extremely robust automotive sleeve pack, with a unique, injection moulded base and lid for supreme strength. Our range of KLT containers inter-work with the CabCube base and lid to create a complete and reusable, automotive packing system.

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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

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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