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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]

  • Celebration-as-Street-Crane-opens-new-£3-Million-Hoist-Factory

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

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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

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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]

CeMAT ASIA on target for success - China the world’s biggest intralogistics market

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With estimated sales in excess of 80 billion euros (2012) China has the largest intralogistics sector in the world and now dwarfs its nearest competitor, the USA, which has a turnover of 25.5 billion euros. Germany, the third biggest market for intralogistics products, accounts for 19.1 billion euros. Automation is also a major trend in China. This...[more]

Metal has a bad reputation says Slingsby

Despite tough new legislation coming into force to tackle the number of scrap metal thefts in the UK, most organisations now insist on buying workplace products made out of alternative materials according to Slingsby, which supplies more than 35,000 workplace products across all industries. In 2012 estimates suggested that insurers were paying o...[more]

FTA disappointed at Dartford ‘free-flow’ toll delay

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‘The delay of the introduction of ‘free-flow’ tolls at Dartford River Crossing disappointing as it may present additional costs to industry’ is the message from the Freight Transport Association (FTA). The Association has voiced its concern in response to today’s announcement by the Highways Agency that the planned technology to allow motorists to...[more]

UK first safety drive for Speedy

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Speedy has become the first tool and equipment hire company in the UK to have its entire national depot portfolio accredited ‘silver’ under the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS). The company has proved once again that it is leading the way in fleet safety after all its 264 operational sites, located across UK and Ireland, surpassed all sa...[more]

Supply Chain Consultancy showcases unique methodology at CSCMP Annual Global Conference

Globally-recognized enterprise third-party logistics (3PL) provider Transportation Insight will demonstrate the transformative integration of two enterprise improvement disciplines at the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) Annual Global Conference in San Antonio, TX from September 21-24. By marrying best-in-class supply chain ...[more]

Trailer manufacturer Cartwright, appoints Lionel Curtis as new Technical Director

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Cartwright has further strengthened its senior management team with the key appointment of Lionel Curtis as the company’s new Technical Director. Lionel, who joins the company from a competitor trailer manufacturer, brings a wealth of experience to this newly created post at Cartwright. He has spent the past five and a half years in the trailer...[more]

New team set to reinforce City Link’s customer centric offering

New-team-set-to-reinforce-City-Link’s-customer-centric-offering

City Link has now completed the restructuring of its Executive Board with three key appointments each bringing an exciting blend of skills and experience to help further reinforce City Link’s market position as a premium express parcels carrier. Liam Tucker, Operations Director, David Biggs, Sales & Marketing Director and Nick Capell, Chief Info...[more]

Curtiss-Wright Industrial division IAA Commercial Vehicles September 2014 stand D52 hall 26

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Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE: CW) has announced that it will be attending this September’s 65th IAA Commercial Vehicles exhibition in Hannover, Germany. The Company will promote products from its Industrial division, which has extensive experience in designing and manufacturing solutions for the monitoring and control of vehicles, including ap...[more]

Remote diagnostic and repair service launched to maximise uptime of mobile printers

Remote-diagnostic-and-repair-service-launched-to-maximise-uptime-of-mobile-printers

Datatrade has launched Reg. a new remote engineer service to enable warehouse and retail distribution centres to keep their mobile printers working and not only minimise downtime but also reduce costs and the stock of pool printers. Mobile printers are increasingly used to improve efficiencies in printing barcode labels, receipts and invoices in...[more]

Circular economy: eco-design and innovation, core concerns

Circular-economy-eco-design-and-innovation,-core-concerns

Before the capital meeting of packaging and intralogistics takes place on 17–20 November 2014, the PACK EXPERTS Committee of the international packaging exhibition EMBALLAGE continues its work and examines the repercussions of the circular economy on companies. A working session of the EMBALLAGE 2014 PACK EXPERTS* Committee, facilitated by Annet...[more]

Nine businesses recognised at Wates Supply Chain Awards 2014

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Wates has recognised nine businesses at their Supply Chain Awards 2014, which was held last night at the St. Johns hotel in Solihull, handing out ten awards overall. Now in their third year the awards continue to support and recognise Wates supply chain partners and have emerged as a widely celebrated accolade for service providers. The Wates...[more]

FTA salutes Gary Whittam – with Van Excellence Lifetime Contribution Award

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FTA has paid tribute and thanked Gary Whittam with the inaugural Van Excellence Lifetime Contribution Award which was presented as part of the Van Fleet Summit Awards 2014. According to the FTA Mr Whittam had made extensive contributions in the development of standards and helped establish the Van Excellence Code and reputation over the past fo...[more]

Volvo Trucks to release new video with Henry Alex Rubin

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The camera is running and the stage is set for Volvo Truck’s upcoming video ‘The Casino’, directed by Henry Alex Rubin – and all we know is that the main character is likely to be a truck. ‘The Casino’ is premiering on 24 September. With viral bulls-eyes such as The Epic Split, The Hamster Stunt and The Hook already under its belt, Volvo Trucks ...[more]


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