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04 December 2020

Ordered shipments are arriving late in Europe because ports are overcrowded and container ships on their way to the West are brimming with cargo, according to supply chain firm Setlog.

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04 December 2020

The 6,589-TEU ship Yang Ming Mutuality recently departed Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT) in Um Qasr, Iraq following a record-breaking turnaround.

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03 December 2020

Despite High Street stores re-opening, online Christmas orders are still booming. Many stores are now pulling back final order dates to ensure delivery, while others have axed services, warns home delivery expert ParcelHero.

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23 November 2020

PlayStation 5 supply problems shows that 'size does matter' in logistics, says Professor Richard Wilding OBE, Professor of Supply Chain Strategy at Cranfield School of Management.

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23 November 2020

SEGRO has delivered a new 35,000 sq m platform, for Geodie in Dourges, which is equidistant between Calais and Brussels.

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23 November 2020

Work has begun on a 482,000 sq ft warehouse for the world’s leading contract logistics provider, DHL Supply Chain, at DP World London Gateway.

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20 November 2020

Savills is predicting a continued shift of the UK supply chain from road freight towards port-centric logistics, accelerated by recent structural changes including Brexit and Covid-19.

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12 November 2020

The Master’In Air Cushioning Machine (A-200 AC) is a compact and cost-effective solution for eComm businesses looking to improve their packing process and keep up with demand levels.

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12 November 2020

The logistics provider has started operations from its new site in Bradville, Milton Keynes.

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12 November 2020

DHL has begun operating what its says is the first purpose-built fully electric 16-tonne vehicle in the UK.

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10 November 2020

LOADHOG HAS launched wheeled dollies which have been designed to add benefits at every stage of the supply chain.

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10 November 2020

The Covid-19 vaccination programme will be one of the biggest logistical challenges of the century, says Cranfield University expert.

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10 November 2020

It’s encouraging news that Pfizer and its partner have made progress on developing a Covid vaccine. But as DHL predicted in Handling & Storage solutions a few months ago, the logistical challenges of an RNA-based vaccine are enormous.

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26 November 2020

Sealed Air has launched a series of paper void-fill and cushioning packaging machines.

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13 November 2020

Goplasticpallets.com has been a driving force in the UK plastic pallet market for almost 20 years and a leading voice on plastics recycling and sustainability.

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04 November 2020

XPO Logistics has created a UK distribution solution for Samsung SDS on behalf of Samsung Climate Solutions.

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04 November 2020

Waitrose expanded its on-demand grocery trial with Deliveroo to 25 new shops across the UK six weeks into a 12-week trial.

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04 November 2020

Employee-owned packaging company, Kite Packaging, has recently expanded two of its popular pack room products, the dynamic gummed paper tape machine and glue gun bundles.

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04 November 2020

START-UP ELECTRIC vehicle manufacturer Volta Trucks has revealed the new Volta Zero – said to be the world’s first purpose-built full-electric 16-tonne commercial vehicle designed for inner-city parcel and freight distribution.

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04 November 2020

The UK tech leader has bought a minority stake in Myrmex, a robotics start-up that provides micro-fulfilment with a twist - the automated tote handling is designed to feed a front end that can be accessed directly by consumers.

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FEATURES

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04 December 2020

Faced with mounting challenges on urban congestion, cost pressures and environmental concerns – how should businesses adapt their delivery models to meet rocketing eComm order volumes asks Louisa Hosegood?

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04 December 2020

If the trials and tribulations of 2020 have taught the handling and storage sector one thing, it's that supply chain collaboration is a vital component of resilience, David Howorth.

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03 December 2020

The pandemic is pushing people towards online shopping this Christmas, with companies adapting. For example, Royal Mail is hiring 33,000 extra temporary workers to help cope with the demand of parcels from online purchases.

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13 November 2020

We have both physical and virtual events planned for 2021, to give attendees with broad preferences every opportunity to learn and improve their warehouse operations in preparation for the challenges ahead.

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16 November 2020

The BCMPA, the Association for Contract Manufacturing, Packing, Fulfilment & Logistics, says lockdown 2.0 has further intensified the inexorable move towards online sales and deliveries made direct to consumer (DTC).

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03 November 2020

The UK health and beauty retailer has significantly enhanced eComm packing performance by deploying two Quadient fit-to-size automated packing machines. An unforeseen benefit from the investment was the ability to respond swiftly and efficiently to the doubling of online orders following the Covid-19 lockdown.

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19 November 2020

Advanced robotics and automation technologies are becoming increasingly commonplace due to lower costs, improved capabilities, and the availability of products tailored to the needs of the industry, according to The Logistics Trend Radar from DHL. Simon Duddy reports.

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16 November 2020

Is it time to consider a radical approach to distributing eComm orders using underground magnetised loops instead of trucks and vans, asks Phill Davies?

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28 October 2020

Analytics can help managing the rise and cost of online returns, says Ken Fleming.

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27 October 2020

Renting versus buying plastic pallets has been a long-debated topic. When sourcing a plastic pallet, the decision to rent or buy is one of the most important decisions a business has to make, as the outcome can significantly impact your bottom line. Yet so many times we see businesses choosing the rental option, where buying plastic pallets makes much better financial sense, argues Goplasticpallets.com.

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27 October 2020

ParcelHero says the UK are likely to spend £39.41bn online this Christmas as online spending is predicted to outstrip High Street sales for the first time.

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17 November 2020

The UK has affirmed its commitment to becoming a carbon-neutral economy in law; the Climate Change Act 2008 now includes the target to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) by 2050. While the UK’s total carbon dioxide emissions are falling steadily, having decreased by 39% since 1990, the transport sector still has a long way to go before it reaches its goal of complete decarbonisation, says Zoe McLernon, Policy Manager of Multimodal at Logistics UK.

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26 October 2020

2020 will forever be remembered as the year that everything changed. Covid-19 altered the way we worked and the way our professions were viewed, pushing everything we do and the individuals and businesses The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) represents into the public limelight, says Chief Executive Kevin Richardson.

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26 October 2020

The challenges faced in 2020 have shone a spotlight on the strength, resilience and importance of the cold chain, says Shane Brennan, Chief Executive of Cold Chain Federation. Cold storage and distribution businesses continue to pull out all the stops to make sure that fresh and frozen food has been in place to refill supermarket shelves, to help meet the surge in demand for home deliveries, and to service hospitals and other key workplaces at all times.

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26 October 2020

The agility and responsiveness of logistics providers during the pandemic has highlighted the importance of the supply chain to our economy. Rodney Steel, chief executive of the BCMPA, the Association for Contract Manufacturing, Packing, Fulfilment and Logistics, finds out from members how their experiences in dealing with the challenges of 2020 have made them even better prepared for those of the future. 

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26 October 2020

UKWA CEO Peter Ward calls for a fairer deal for the industry that kept shelves stocked and shopping delivered to the doorstep through the UK lockdown and will be key to the recovery of the economy in 2021.

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21 October 2020

What skills are required to ensure that a modern-day workforce is competently conscious of how its actions affect environmental impact?

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26 October 2020

The focus on eliminating single-use plastics and promoting closed-loop packaging has fallen off the agenda in the devastating wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Jim Hardisty, MD of Goplasticpallets.com – The Responsible Plastic Pallet Company explains why we should still be optimistic about the future of plastics recycling.

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19 October 2020

Loadhog, the multi Queen’s Award winning designer and manufacturer of innovative returnable packaging solutions, has experienced increasing interest in its line of eco-friendly pallet securing products.

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19 October 2020

Virtual conference to offer guidance and answer key questions on how to transform the warehouse.

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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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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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15 July 2020

Puma, one of the world's leading sporting goods manufacturers for sport shoes, clothing and accessories, has invested in a new central European Distribution Centre in Geiselwind, Germany. The objective was to bundle multiple B2C/B2B distribution centres into one fulfilment centre. The new omni-channel DC serves all channels (retail/wholesale, direct) from one location and fulfils orders from throughout Europe.

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13 June 2013

Unitronics Pallet warehousing From Alldrives & Controls.

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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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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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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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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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10 January 2019

If you’re looking for the next innovation in warehouse mobility to boost your warehouse productivity, you’ve just found it — the rugged TC8000.

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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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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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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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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

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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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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