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    Suttons Group acquires leading bulk chemical transport company

    Suttons Group, the international chemical logistics and supply chain specialist, announced today that it has acquired Imperial Tankers, one of the largest bulk chemical transport companies in the UK from Hargreaves Services PLC. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

    Founded in 1989, Imperial Tankers has a road tanker fleet of over 200 tractor units and 350 tanker semi-trailers and ... [more]

  • Seminar-explores-how-rupture-disc-technology-can-contribute-to-SIL-and-“Near-Miss”-reporting

    Seminar explores how rupture disc technology can contribute to SIL and “Near Miss” reporting

    Most modern process plants now implement control and monitoring equipment to proactively manage variations in pressure using relief devices, in order to prevent explosions. The requirement within high integrity industries, like the Oil and Gas sector, to quantify levels of compliance with existing industry standards has led to the implementation of the Safety Integrity Level (SIL); a measurement o... [more]

  • Maintec-2015-Packs-a-Punch

    Maintec 2015 Packs a Punch

    Last year’s Maintec broke all records, attracting over 3,670 visitors, making it the most successful show in its history. When Maintec 2015 returns to the NEC, Birmingham to celebrate its fortieth year on 24-26 March 2015 it will be bigger still thanks to the launch of a clever new co-location.

    Maintec 2015 will be co-located with a brand new show - the Cleaning Expo 2015, which will incl... [more]

  • Heavy-duty-offshore-lifting-capability-–-RUD-WBPG-85-200-Tonne-Hoist-Ring

    Heavy duty offshore lifting capability – RUD WBPG 85-200 Tonne Hoist Ring

    RUD Chains Ltd is a leading manufacturer of lifting and lashing applications that guarantee ultimate safety when lifting and moving heavy loads. Offering over 270 different tested and certified lifting/lashing points, 210 of which are for bolting and 60 for welding. RUD have standard and tailored applications to meet your requirements.

    RUD’s wide range of lifting applications are used acr... [more]

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Events industry Association names Jungheinrich as its new MHE partner

Events-industry-Association-names-Jungheinrich-as-its-new-MHE-partner

Jungheinrich UK Ltd – the leading materials handling equipment specialist - has been appointed by ESSA (Event Supplier and Services Association) as ESSA’s official materials handling equipment partner. ESSA is a trade association representing contractors and suppliers of goods and services to the exhibition industry and, through its network of p...[more]

Wates launches Supply Chain Awards for 2014

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Following a successful two years of Supply Chain Awards, Wates is delighted to announce a return of the event for a third year, in order to continue to support and recognise supply chain partners. The awards have emerged as a widely celebrated accolade for Wates service providers, as they continue to strive to achieve over and above best practise ...[more]

FTA encouraging freight operators to trial longer semi-trailers

FTA-encouraging-freight-operators-to-trial-longer-semi-trailers

“Longer semi-trailers are good for both the environment and business,” is the message from the Freight Transport Association (FTA) following today’s DfT statement which offers a final chance to freight operators to join the trial. Transport Minister Claire Perry who made the Department for Transport (DfT) announcement this morning stated: “this ...[more]

Poor pallet hygiene poses threat to UK economy

Poor-pallet-hygiene-poses-threat-to-UK-economy

“UK businesses using wood packaging materials for shipping goods could be putting the health and safety of staff at serious risk and causing untold damage to the UK economy”, says Jim Hardisty, Managing Director of Goplasticpallets.com. This warning comes after a staff member for the world’s largest online retailer, Amazon, fell ill at one of i...[more]

U-Freight welcomes Taiwan's decision on multi-destination export consolidations

The U-Freight Group (UFL) has welcomed Taiwan's decision to allow the country’s freight forwarders to operate multi-destination export consolidations, which will permit them to carry out the consolidation and transshipment and re-export of cargoes to multiple countries overseas. In the past, local forwarders in Taiwan could only consolidate good...[more]

The voice of the logistics industry is female, new research reveals

The-voice-of-the-logistics-industry-is-female,-new-research-reveals

The UK logistics industry breaks traditional gender stereotypes through its marketing and branding, new research has revealed. A study conducted by PH Media Group found the most popular voice used by logistics firms and couriers in their audio branding is female and aged between 35 and 45. It is also confident, fresh and trustworthy in tone, hel...[more]

Suttons Group acquires leading bulk chemical transport company

Suttons-Group-acquires-leading-bulk-chemical-transport-company

Suttons Group, the international chemical logistics and supply chain specialist, announced today that it has acquired Imperial Tankers, one of the largest bulk chemical transport companies in the UK from Hargreaves Services PLC. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 1989, Imperial Tankers has a road tanker fleet of over 200 tra...[more]

Thorworld yardramps help Strawsons to meet the load of its Christmas capacity

Thorworld-yardramps-help-Strawsons-to-meet-the-load-of-its-Christmas-capacity

Thorworld Industries is advising companies on the benefits of renting mobile yardramps as a short-term option for meeting capacity during peak periods such as Christmas, pointing to the successful example of farming and vegetable packing business Strawsons Ltd in Newark. For companies such as Strawsons – and many others involved in food & drink,...[more]

Maintec 2015 Packs a Punch

Maintec-2015-Packs-a-Punch

Last year’s Maintec broke all records, attracting over 3,670 visitors, making it the most successful show in its history. When Maintec 2015 returns to the NEC, Birmingham to celebrate its fortieth year on 24-26 March 2015 it will be bigger still thanks to the launch of a clever new co-location. Maintec 2015 will be co-located with a brand new sh...[more]

Technology leaders unlock business value from Electronic Braking Systems

Technology-leaders-unlock-business-value-from-Electronic-Braking-Systems

The European Transport Board, a group of decision makers from the most significant European transportation and logistics companies, announces the publication of a new industry standard for data generated by trailer Electronic Braking Systems. The Trailer CAN (TCAN) protocol specifies the data exchange between braking and auxiliary data collectio...[more]

Edwards Highlights Economic and Environmental Benefits of Steel Degassing Systems

Edwards is highlighting the fast return on investment that their steel degassing vacuum systems can bring to the metallurgy industry, with no waste disposal and lower energy costs than steam ejectors. Minerals, Metals, Metallurgy and Materials International Exhibition and Conference (known as MMMM), in New Delhi is a biennial exhibition for Indi...[more]

Rickmers-Linie appoints Interliner Agencies as agent for South Central Europe

Hamburg based Rickmers-Linie has appointed Interliner Agencies as its new agent in South Central Europe. The agency contract covers Slovenia, Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Croatia, Serbia, Albania, Bosnia & Hercegovina, Macedonia and Montenegro. On 1 September 2014, Interliner Agencies took over all sales and agency activities in t...[more]

Vince Cable visits Nerak Wiese's state-of-the-art conveyor factory in Brecon

Vince-Cable-visits-Nerak-Wiese<>s-state-of-the-art-conveyor-factory-in-Brecon

The Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Vince Cable, recently visited the factory of the Brecon-based conveyor manufacturer, Nerak Wiese, in a bid to help dispel that myth that Britain does not make anything anymore. The Liberal Democrat MP was accompanied by the local MP and fellow Lib Dem, Roger Williams, as he toured the m...[more]

Kuehne and Nagel introduces Global Seafreight Carbon Calculator

Kuehne + Nagel is continuously enhancing its CO2 emission calculating capabilities and is the first to offer its customers exact data instead of estimations. The Global Seafreight Carbon Calculator (GSCC) allows calculations of CO2, SOx and NOx emissions for container and LCL movements from door-to-door and is available on Kuehne + Nagel’s webpage....[more]

P&O Ferrymasters lifts CEE trailer capacity

PO-Ferrymasters-lifts-CEE-trailer-capacity

Pan-European logistics specialist P&O Ferrymasters is expanding its CEE fleet by leasing a further 300 trailers from TIP Trailer Services in a new seven-year deal with one of Europe’s leading equipment services providers. The deal covers 200 coilers for deployment in central Europe and 100 huckepack trailers to boost the P&O Ferrymasters intermoda...[more]

Owlett-Jaton announces distribution agreement with PennEngineering® to distribute the PEM® brand of products in the UK

Owlett-Jaton, the UK’s leading supplier of fasteners and fixings to the distributor and merchant trade, has added to its expanding portfolio of products by announcing a distribution agreement with PennEngineering to distribute the PEM® Brand of products in the UK, supported by the launch of its new PEM® brand Self-Clinch Fasteners catalogue. Fol...[more]

New YodelDirect sprints jersey revealed ahead of Friends Life Tour of Britain

New-YodelDirect-sprints-jersey-revealed-ahead-of-Friends-Life-Tour-of-Britain

Yodel, the official logistics partner and YodelDirect sprints sponsor of the Friends Life Tour of Britain has today unveiled the new YodelDirect sprints jersey. The announcement comes ahead of the Tour, which starts on 7 September in Liverpool and finishes in London on 14 September. The 2014 Friends Life Tour of Britain marks the fifth year that...[more]

Citizen and NiceLabel help food companies hit allergy label deadline

Citizen-and-NiceLabel-help-food-companies-hit-allergy-label-deadline

Citizen Systems Europe and NiceLabel have teamed up to help food and beverage manufacturers comply with EU Food Labelling Regulation 1169/2011. The new regulation, which comes into force on 13th December 2014, requires manufacturers to emphasise the presence of allergenic foods on-pack and with less than five months to comply there is an urgent nee...[more]

Terex® Minerals Processing Systems launches the large capacity MJ47 Primary Jaw Module

Terex®-Minerals-Processing-Systems-launches-the-large-capacity-MJ47-Primary-Jaw-Module

Terex Minerals Processing Systems (MPS) has launched the new MJ47 primary jaw crusher module, increasing the application capabilities and crushing capacity of its existing modular product range with their largest jaw module to date. The Terex® MJ47 jaw crusher module is designed for large quarries or contractors that want a stationary type design w...[more]

It’s Silver for Alupro as Aluminum Packaging Recycling Organisation marks 25 years

It’s-Silver-for-Alupro-as-Aluminum-Packaging-Recycling-Organisation-marks-25-years

The Aluminium Packaging Recycling Organisation (ALUPRO) is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year, and is using the milestone to take a reflective look at its many achievements, which have encouraged and increased the recycling of aluminium packaging in the UK. The not-for-profit organisation was formed by the merger of two separate organisa...[more]


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