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BIFA seeks to ‘trailblaze’ freight forwarder qualification

IFA seeks to ‘trailblaze’ freight forwarder qualification

In advance of the potential development of a professional qualification, the trade association for the UK freight forwarding and logistics industry is undertaking a survey to find out exactly what sort of skill development the sector wants. Robert Keen, director general of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) said: “Whilst …

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LiuGong C-Series Forklift debuts at CeMAT 2016

LiuGong C-Series Forklift debuts at CeMAT 2016

As a full line of extreme duty equipment manufacturer, LiuGong is not only a leader in the wheel loader business, but also a rising star in the forklift filed. Now LiuGong has developed into the next level by adding new products to its forklift portfolio. From May 31to June 3, …

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Charity cyclist Nigel saddles up with Mercedes-Benz Vito

Charity cyclist Nigel saddles up with Mercedes-Benz Vito

Staff at Stoke-on-Trent Mercedes-Benz Dealer Roanza Truck & Van are backing a local cyclist’s bid to raise funds to support victims of the disease that claimed his father’s life. Nigel Barnes plans to ride 1,300 miles in just 11 days, on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Society. He will be supported …

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FANUC robots collaborate with each other!

FANUC robots collaborate with each other!

At the PPMA Total Exhibition, on the FANUC stand (C50), FANUC is taking robotic safety a further leap into the future. A collaborative robot, or cobot, designed for working safely with human colleagues, will be challenged to work alongside a caged cell containing a conventional robot. Over the last couple …

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A-Plant opens new location in North Tees

A-Plant opens new location in North Tees

A-Plant has opened up a new Service Centre in North Tees, strategically located to serve the oil, gas and petrochemical facilities in and around Teesside. The new location houses two of A-Plant’s dedicated divisions: A-Plant Industrial and Survey Hire Express. The location in Billingham is now the third dedicated A-Plant …

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CeMAT 2016: Continental is an experienced partner in material handling

CeMAT 2016: Continental is an experienced partner in material handling

•    Presentation of sustainable and smart solutions for intralogistics applications •    New tire size of the TractorMaster •    New primary instrumentation solution MultiViu Compact 4 ensures convenient and efficient work •    Innovative lift drive for stacker cranes with Synchrodrive timing belt At this year’s CeMAT, the international technology company Continental …

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Giti brand comes to Europe

Giti brand comes to Europe

Extensive portfolio to replace GT Radial in European Truck and Bus operations Giti Tire has launched its flagship Giti brand into its European Truck and Bus (TBR) operations at Reifen Essen 2016. The strategic initiative, which will replace GT Radial through a mixture of new tyres and relabelling of existing …

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C M Downton lands £12m contract with aluminium giant

C M Downton lands £12m contract with aluminium giant

Leading UK logistics company C M Downton has secured a three year contract extension with world-leading aluminium extrusion producer Sapa Profiles UK, worth around £4m a year. The renewal comes following a competitive tender process and sees Downton further extending its operation for Sapa to include new services. Downton will …

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Goodyear highlights truck tyre influence on CO2 emissions

Goodyear highlights truck tyre influence on CO2 emissions

The right truck tyre choice can immediately reduce CO2 emissions Goodyear has added its voice to the debate on the integrated efforts to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the transport industry.  The leading tyre manufacturer points out the effect that recent truck tyre developments have had on significantly reducing …

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