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    RUD Lifting Points for bolting Safety in Lifting & Flipping Heavy Plant & Moulding Tools

    RUD offer an extensive range of lifting and lashing applications which includes both welded and threaded types, covering a working load capacity range from 0.6 to 200 tonne. Offering over 270 different tested and certified lifting/lashing points, 210 of which are for bolting and 60 for welding.

    The demand for loads to be turned, swiveled and twisted during the handling process of a projec... [more]

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    The unsung heroes of your daily commute

    If you’re reading this in the UK, there’s a one in four chance you’re in Greater London. If you’re in Greater London, there’s a one in five chance you’ll take the Tube today. Maybe you already have. The London Underground annually takes more than 1 billion travellers to 270 stations, covering more than 72 million km in the process. Every day millions of people take the Tube without so much as a pa... [more]

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    Celebration as Street Crane opens new £3 Million Hoist Factory

    Visitors from around the world joined Street Crane to celebrate the opening of their new £3 million hoist factory on Thursday September 11. Street is the UK’s largest crane and hoist manufacturer and around 70 per cent of their £35 million turnover is derived from the sale of hoists and crane kits to overseas manufacturers.

    “We currently have the strongest order book in our history,” expl... [more]

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Konecranes introduces TRUCARE extended warranty packages

Seeking to constantly increase the efficiency and relevance of its maintenance and service product offering, Konecranes - one of the world's leading lifting equipment manufacturers - has re-launched its TRUCARE remote service package. First introduced in 2012 as part of Konecranes' family of remote service products, TRUCARE has been remodelled into...[more]

Frozen Assets ?


It’s one of the toughest jobs in the business, storing and transporting perishable goods right across the country. Delays and failures can ruin a reputation quickly, so anyone in this business has to get it right, first time, every time. Fiercely protective of an unrivalled reputation in the freezing, storage and distribution of such goods, The ...[more]

Enter now: IFOY is looking for the year's best forklift trucks and intralogistics products


Europe's most prestigious intralogistics award is once again ready for take-off. While the winners of the International Forklift Truck of the Year Award 2014, IFOY Award for short, are still celebrating, the preparations for the IFOY 2015 selection phase are already in full swing. The IFOY entrant portal at opens on September 18, and a...[more]

Transdek offers unique ‘try before you buy’ services for double deck lifts


Double deck specialist Transdek UK is offering two unique loading bay trial options to transport and logistics operators considering investment in double deck trailers. The first option provides an opportunity for potential customers to test the compatibility of their trailers with the company’s award winning lifts at its Yorkshire production fa...[more]

J D Neuhaus adds to their range of high performance lifting and handling equipment


Hoists incorporating the latest generation of super silent hydraulics have now been added to the J D Neuhaus range of high performance lifting and handling equipment. In both their Profi and EH monorail hoist ranges, units providing 75 and 100 tonne lift capacities have been added. Where heavy loads are lifted and transported in highly restricted s...[more]

New super strength transport dolly

New-super-strength-transport-dolly has introduced a new colourful transport dolly to its expanding range of box accessories. Designed to facilitate the safe and easy movement of stacked crates, our new colourful transport dollies are lightweight, hygienic and suitable for use in cold stores, clean rooms and all types of retail spaces. Superior in strength ...[more]

Kewill announces availability of Kewill MOVE on the loud for mid-sized and expanding LSPs

Kewill, a leading provider of innovative software for supply chain execution, has announced the availability of Kewill MOVE® on the Cloud, a hosted version of their multimodal transportation management software platform. Kewill MOVE on the Cloud specifically addresses the needs of mid-sized and expanding logistics service providers (LSPs) that need...[more]

Paragon real-time ‘Arrivals Board’ helps optimise store delivery efficiency


Paragon is offering new ‘Arrivals Board’ functionality for all of its routing and scheduling systems that link to satellite vehicle tracking using Paragon Fleet Controller. This provides continually updated visual ETAs to store staff, informing them when the delivery will arrive and precisely what is on the vehicle. The new functionality prevents t...[more]

Tibbett Logistics quadruples scale of automotive logistics operations in Bucharest in five years


Romania's largest privately owned contract logistics specialist, Tibbett Logistics - part of the UK-based Keswick Enterprises Group - reports that it has nearly quadrupled the scale of its automotive logistics operations in Bucharest over the past five years. Automotive operations now cover some 11,500 sq metres (124,000 sq ft) of warehousing in t...[more]

Home grown talent rises to the top at Norbert Dentressangle

Norbert Dentressangle has appointed two new Managing Directors to head up its Transport and Distribution and Logistics divisions in the UK. Dan Myers takes the reins as Managing Director of Norbert Dentressangle Transport and Distribution UK, while Richard Cawston steps up as Managing Director of Norbert Dentressangle’s UK Logistics division. ...[more]

CKF appoints Simon Miles


Simon Miles, former Commercial Director of Silsoe Technology Ltd has joined CKF Systems as Business Development Manager. Simon, a highly respected mechanical engineer with 34 years’ experience in engineering research, development, design and production, has worked closely with CKF over many years and has a wealth of knowledge relating to robotic de...[more]

Mercedes-Benz Sprinter fleet keeps Cartwright trailers on the road


Leading commercial vehicle body and trailer manufacturer Cartwright relies on Mercedes-Benz Sprinters to provide its customers with high-quality, dependable back-up. The company’s Fleet Services division was launched just over a year ago and now operates 22 Sprinters, all of which were delivered by Ciceley Commercials, the reigning Mercedes-Benz...[more]

FTA and the Transport Hub: putting transport in the political spotlight


For the fifth consecutive year, the Freight Transport Association (FTA) is joining together with an eclectic coalition of eight other transport organisations from across the breadth of transport opinion to host the Transport Hub events at the 2014 party conferences. Kicking off this weekend with the Labour conference in Manchester the Transport ...[more]

Cabka-IPS grows its family of light industrial pallets with the Eco i5


Cabka-IPS, the specialist for sustainable plastic pallet packaging solutions, is now presenting its Eco i5, a 1,200 x 1,000 mm monoblock pallet. The pallet is available as both a classic three-runner pallet and as a cruciform perimeter-based pallet for secure block stacking. The Eco i5 is perfect for use in the high rack and can carry loads up of u...[more]

FP International introduces the PRO PAK'R

Manufacturer of protective packaging, FP International, focuses on offering their customers new and efficient solutions. Within the attractive segment of air cushion systems and films, they now introduce the PRO PAK'R: the reliable air cushion system that stands out from the crowd. At first the machine will be released on the German market in March...[more]

Radical rethink needed to maximise UK recycling rates says Axion Consulting


Conflicting opinions in the debate over future UK recycling rates are clouding the issues of what is realistically achievable and how challenging targets could be met, claims a leading resource recovery specialist. Commenting on industry concerns that England may miss its 50% by 2020 recycling target, Keith Freegard, Director of Axion Consulting...[more]

MAPMECHANICS integrates routing and scheduling with Starcom’s Plant Partner ERP

Using the TRUCKSTOPS vehicle routing and scheduling system from MAPMECHANICS in combination with the Plant Partner enterprise resource planning system from Starcom Computer Corp. is helping Garden State Growers LLC., a leading wholesale greenhouse business based in New Jersey, to develop new and more efficient ways of providing a fast and responsiv...[more]

Business as usual in Scotland says BIFA

Following the decision by Scotland to remain in the United Kingdom, the trade association that represents freight forwarders throughout the UK, says that it is business as usual. British International Freight Association (BIFA) Director General, Robert Keen says: “The decision to vote against independence has removed a period of huge uncertainty...[more]

IFLN and IAG Cargo partner to drive mutual growth

IAG Cargo, the freight operation of International Airlines Group (IAG), has agreed a major new partnership with the logistics network IFLN. Under the terms of the agreement, IFLN has become a preferred global forwarder partner to IAG Cargo and will benefit from access to the carrier’s network of more than 350 global destinations. IAG Cargo, mea...[more]

Marks & Spencer signs new deal with Norbert Dentressangle

Marks & Spencer has renewed its contract with Norbert Dentressangle for a further five years, increasing the scope of the partnership to include the delivery of a major automation project at the retailer’s Bradford distribution centre, along with the management of the existing ambient food operation at the site. Norbert Dentressangle already man...[more]

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