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19 September 2017

Five significant innovations will influence the retail logistics industry by 2020 according to global real estate advisor CBRE.

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18 September 2017

Antalis Packaging is celebrating the successful first year of its new Dartford division, with the South-East office recording some major wins for the company.

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18 September 2017

Looking for a case that can change the way you package your products for the better? You needn’t look any further than Gard Plasticases, the UK’s primary choice in relation to the manufacture of functional yet aesthetically pleasing plastic cases.

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08 September 2017

Sage 50 is said to have revolutionised the way small and medium sized companies do business, manage their account and payroll, their sales and much more.

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08 September 2017

Renovotec, the rugged hardware, software and services provider for warehousing and distribution, manufacturing and retail companies, is launching a “mobile operating system consulting service.

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30 August 2017

Clear pallet box ownership can lessen loss - customers can now have speedy foil stamping of Dolav plastic box pallets and lids from stock in Watton.

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29 August 2017

Automated packaging technology is becoming more sophisticated to cope with speed and accuracy demanded by eCommerce. Andy Pretious, sales & marketing manager at Automated Packaging Systems explains.

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25 August 2017

Truck platooning could save cost, congestion and carbon says the Freight Transport Association.

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29 August 2017

Intelligent manufacturing and logistics systems control specialist Red Ledge has joined forces with advanced sortation company Böwe Systec and Stockrail International to launch fully integrated and automated supply chain systems.

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22 August 2017

The investment is designed to support recent and future growth. Following its acquisition by Deutsche Post DHL Group in December 2016, the company is now handling over 20% more parcel volumes due to increasing levels of imported and domestic traffic from the B2C retail sector.

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21 August 2017

The fund is looking to raise cash to capitalise on growing demand for warehousing in UK urban areas.

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21 August 2017

iForce has secured a new contract to provide a range of fulfilment services to Prezzybox.com, which offers a complete online gift solution to customers. 

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17 August 2017

Andrew Baxter, Managing Director at leading independent logistics operator Europa Worldwide Group, reacts to the government’s latest announcement on its plans for customs clearance post Brexit.

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14 August 2017

The Russian start-up freight forwarder, Deliver is an online cargo transport operation that is among the first in the country to implement an ‘Uber-style’ mode of service.

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11 August 2017

Employee-owned company Kite Packaging specialises in supplying packaging to a broad cross-section of different industries.

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10 August 2017

The United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) has published a ‘Positioning Paper’ that highlights ways in which the supply chain sector can work with HMRC to ensure that post-Brexit excise legislation does not place an unfair burden on legitimate logistics companies involved in the handling and movement of goods such as alcohol and tobacco, and that businesses remain competitive.

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08 August 2017

In the first half of 2017 a total of 16.5million sq ft of logistic and industrial units above 50,000 sq ft was acquired for occupation, 2% up on H1 2016, according to the latest research from Knight Frank. Whilst this is 24% below the level of take-up in H2 2016, it is, however, above the 5 year average.

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07 August 2017

As London Mayor Sadiq Khan unveiled plans to transform the city’s night-time economy, logistics consultancy Crimson & Co urged supply chain managers to adopt a  “little and often” stocking system.

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07 August 2017

The Scurri shipping platform is designed to increase the productivity and speed at which retailers fulfill orders.

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07 August 2017

Following the publication of the results of the National Assembly for Wales’ inquiry into the implication of Brexit for Welsh Ports, FTA has called for the Assembly to keep the pressure on the national government to ensure that trading relationships and customs arrangements at Welsh ports are at the heart of the ongoing Brexit negotiations.

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FEATURES

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11 September 2017

We are in the middle of a complicated negotiation to leave the EU. We don’t know what the trade relationship will be upon exit, but many say there could be an increase in paperwork to negotiate, and that the Authorised Economic Operators (AEO) scheme could be useful in helping firms streamline trade post-Brexit. This feature examines the AEO scheme.

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06 September 2017

JJX Logistics, the ‘same-day’, fast-freight specialist, has acquired clean-running Flexi VNA electric articulated forklift trucks to operate at its recently opened, 3,000 pallet capacity facility at Kingswinford in the Midlands.

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08 September 2017

The new range is a strong, lightweight alternative to wooden and plastic pallets.

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06 September 2017

The United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) has launched MarketSpace – a new web-based portal that brings companies with warehouse space to fill together with those seeking storage and logistics services. 

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04 September 2017

Retail logistics has been on a rollercoaster ride for years with the advent of eCommerce. Neil Adcock, Consulting Partner at Bis Henderson Consulting was there throughout the transformation working for 3PLs. He tells HSS editor Simon Duddy his story of a fast-changing market.

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21 August 2017

Leading 3PL Expect Distribution took on more Flexi trucks to help with a warehouse expansion. The versatile trucks carry out narrow aisle work and help load and unload trailers in the cross-dock operation.

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18 August 2017

The facility features a high level of automation and Hermes says it will provide further confidence in its Peak capacity for retail customers.

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17 August 2017

Frank Kho, VP Offering Development at Kalmar questions the common understanding of the role of the port terminal.

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15 August 2017

A customs bill, due to come into force in Spring 2019, will set in place the framework for the UK to manage its customs arrangements, regardless of the result of the Brexit negotiations with the EU which are due to conclude then.

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14 August 2017

The pallet network made the investment at the company’s central site, with the 620,000 sq ft bespoke facility said to reinforce its position as leader of the express distribution sector.

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10 August 2017

HSS believes the deal is the first big contract placed for a lithium-ion powered forklift fleet in the UK.

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08 September 2017

Andy Pretious, UK sales & marketing manager at Automated Packaging Systems, explores the advances in packaging to minimise environmental impact and how specifying a solution fit-for-purpose can help lower a business’ carbon footprint.

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09 August 2017

The logistics provider has launched Internet of Things cockpits at three smart warehouses in Germany, the Netherlands and Poland.

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08 August 2017

There is a misconception with many employers that the role of a vehicle banksman is merely to ‘help a driver reverse’ therefore training is not required. RTITB says: unfortunately these thoughts could not be further from the truth.

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20 July 2017

New report from LCP Consulting reveals twice the number of retailers from the previous year (34% compared to 16% in 2015), cited reduced fulfilment costs as one of the top three advantages to an integrated business model.

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12 July 2017

Real estate is an often forgotten part of the supply chain but could be a major pinch point in coming years, Savills director Kevin Mofid told a Warehouse Technology Group Live event in Manchester last month. HSS editor Simon Duddy reports.

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12 July 2017

Michelin has invested more than £10m in a major upgrade of its Stoke-on-Trent based logistics operation, opening a new European Distribution Centre.

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04 July 2017

Take a look at the future and you find our what is important now - eCommerce, concerns about finite warehouse space, Brexit, automation and robots et al - the following Special Report give managers an insight into the challenges that are here now and on the horizon, with some ideas as to how you may plan for them.

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04 July 2017

The market for warehousing in the United Kingdom is, if not in crisis, certainly facing some major challenges, says Sid Holian, MD, and Steve Purvis, operations director, at Bis Henderson Space.

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04 July 2017

Asset management and engineering services specialist Briggs Equipment is continuing to develop its partnership with Bibby Distribution following the 3PL’s decision to expand its fleet in Wakefield and Corby.

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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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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

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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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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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 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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13 June 2013

Unitronics Pallet warehousing From Alldrives & Controls.

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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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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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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 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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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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