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    Konecranes Lifting Solutions feature in flagship Jaguar Land Rover UK engine plant

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Cargostore International appoints Niels Winther Shipping Esjberg as Denmark DNV offshore agent

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One of the world's fastest-growing specialist suppliers of DNV 2.7-1 offshore carrying units to the international energy sector, London-based Cargostore International Ltd has appointed Niels Winther Shipping Esjberg as the company's offshore agent in Denmark. Niels Winther is entering the DNV offshore market with the rental and sale of a wide ra...[more]

CNG Fuels gets the ‘green light' for UK's first high pressure CNG filling station on M6 in Leyland

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Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) looking to use compressed natural gas (CNG), the cleanest, cheapest fuel for trucks and buses, will be able to fill up close to junction 28 on the M6 in Lancashire as CNG Fuels has secured planning permission for the UK's largest CNG filling station which should be open in late 2015. The new station will be the first ...[more]

Andy Browning brings additional supply chain expertise to the UK’s most advanced, market-centric port-hub

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DP World London Gateway has appointed Andy Browning as Cargo Supply Chain Manager. Andy brings more than 30 years of experience designing and establishing global supply chain and logistics solutions that drive efficiency and unlock value. His career to date has featured achievements at both international and European level, within the fast-mo...[more]

Simplify your Yard Management with YardMap from The Config Team

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Lancashire-based SAP Logistics specialist The Config Team has helped a leading UK food manufacturer to transform yard management at one of its main distribution centres with the implementation of its new YardMap interface. The client was previously using a standalone Access database system which was difficult to use and fast becoming obsolete. ...[more]

Knowles Transport selects Palletforce to boost business

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Cambridgeshire-based haulage company Knowles Transport has become the latest shareholder member of the award-winning Palletforce distribution network – the first time the firm has joined a pallet network. The family-run business, which has its headquarters in Wimblington, near Peterborough, will cover selected PE postcodes in Cambridgeshire and ...[more]

JCB to showcase new Wastemaster machine at RWM 2015

JCB-to-showcase-new-Wastemaster-machine-at-RWM-2015

JCB will be showcasing the latest in its extensive waste and recycling range – the brand new 457 Wastemaster Wheeled Loading Shovel – at this year’s RWM at the NEC, Birmingham. The 457 is packed full of new features that enhance user productivity, profitability and safety, including a Tier 4 Final emissions compliant engine, with fuel efficiency...[more]

Cartwright Rentals Division enjoy another record year

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Cartwright Rentals enjoyed another record year in 2014 with growth of 5 per cent across its rental products. The company’s rental trailer fleet park has also grown by about five per cent in number, with utilisation at an all time high of 95 per cent, even with this large increase in the trailer fleet. In recent months the composition of the r...[more]

Kubota UK strengthens marketing team with two new appointments

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Kubota UK, the market leading supplier of agricultural, groundcare and construction machinery solutions, has strengthened its marketing team with the appointment of two new marketing executives. Zoe King and Sulie Turner will be assisting Karen Tipping, the company’s marketing manager, to help further increase awareness of the Kubota brand by co...[more]

Adcock joins BiS Henderson’s senior executive team

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Recruitment and logistics consultancy BiS Henderson has further expanded its supply chain consultancy business by appointing logistics heavyweight, Neil Adcock, to its senior executive team. Adcock joins BiS Henderson from Norbert Dentressangle Logistics (now part of XPO Logistics), where he held the position, Head of Solutions. He has extensiv...[more]

Tesco renews with XPO Logistics for a further five years

Tesco-renews-with-XPO-Logistics-for-a-further-five-years

Tesco has once again renewed its contract with XPO Logistics for the management of 12 Recycling Service Units (RSUs) throughout the UK and Ireland, along with the maintenance of its loose equipment fleet. The renewal reflects XPO Logistics' expertise in reverse logistics, including the quality of its returns management IT systems and synergies w...[more]

Calais chaos must end now, says FTA

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“End this madness now,” is Freight Transport Association’s message to the French Government after ferry workers threatened a second week of cross-Channel disruption. A four-day strike by MyFerryLink workers saw burning tyres thrown on the Eurotunnel tracks and 30 miles of lorries stacked on the M20 in Kent. Industrial action was suspended on Th...[more]

Kubota chooses South Coast Diesels as sole Engine distributor for Northern Ireland

Kubota-chooses-South-Coast-Diesels-as-sole-Engine-distributor-for-Northern-Ireland

Kubota has announced the signing of a key deal with South Coast Diesels (SCD) to become sole Engine distributor for Northern Ireland, six months after the Japanese manufacture chose SCD as its sole distributor for the Republic of Ireland (RoI). As of 1st July, SCD will supply Northern Ireland with Kubota’s full range of oil and water cooled dies...[more]

UNTHA to showcase industry’s most profitable single-step SRF shredder at RWM 2015

UNTHA-to-showcase-industry’s-most-profitable-single-step-SRF-shredder-at-RWM-2015

Visitors to the renowned RWM exhibition on 15-17 September 2015 will have an unparalleled opportunity to learn how to produce Solid Recovered Fuel (SRF) in a single pass, with the help of the UNTHA XR waste shredder. The machine made its UK debut at the 2014 event, attracting vast crowds eager to see the latest innovation from the Austrian-owned...[more]

Mitsubishi forklift truck EDiA EX wins highly coveted Red Dot Design Award

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In announcing the winners of the prestigious Red Dot Design Award for Innovation 2015, the judging panel have recognised the Mitsubishi EDiA EX for its exceptional manoeuvrability and ground-breaking responsiveness. This is the second time in three years that Mitsubishi has won this prestigious international award and one look at its revolutiona...[more]

GreenRoad introduces innovative integrated video solution to enhance driver safety and protect fleets from fraudulent claims

GreenRoad-introduces-innovative-integrated-video-solution-to-enhance-driver-safety-and-protect-fleet

GreenRoad Technologies, the leading provider of Software-as-a-Services (SaaS) driver behaviour and fleet performance solutions, has introduced an innovative in-vehicle video system which records dangerous or noteworthy events, on the road and in the vehicle, as they happen. The GreenRoad video solution is unique in its ability to associate captu...[more]

Gregga relies on Stertil Dock Products for safety and efficiency

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Stertil Dock Products has installed a series of loading dock houses for Greggs plc to ensure safe and efficient distribution from the Group's bakery in Birmingham. In 1951, John Gregg opened a small shop and bakery in Gosforth using flour from specially milled wheat to achieve the distinctive Greggs taste and texture. During the next two decades...[more]

Meachers Global Logistics offers a solid foundation for stone imports business EM Paving

Meachers Global Logistics has signed a major new contract with Ethan Mason Paving (EM Paving). EM Paving, a new start up firm which imports quality decorative stone paving from India to the UK, via the port of Southampton, has awarded Meachers the contract for its shipping, warehousing and onward distribution to customers across the UK. Sub...[more]

FTA Ireland takes Eircode battle to the EU

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Freight Transport Association Ireland (FTAI) has called on the European Commission to investigate the Irish government’s decision to press ahead with the introduction of Eirecode despite huge industry reservations. FTAI has consistently objected to Eircode since details were released in May 2014 - and now it has referred the matter to the EU on ...[more]

Palletline reclaims the Motor Transport Safety in Operation award

Palletline-reclaims-the-Motor-Transport-Safety-in-Operation-award

The team at leading palletised distribution network, Palletline is celebrating winning the Motor Transport ‘Safety in Operation’ Award at the event’s 30thannual ceremony. This is the second time in three years that Palletline has won the ‘Safety in Operation’ Award and the news comes shortly after the network scooped yet another RoSPA Gold Award...[more]

Manufacturer makes new Marketing Analyst appointment

Bridon International Ltd, a global technology leader in the manufacture of wire and fibre rope, has appointed a new marketing analyst. Katie Bartram has taken on the new post to work for the Bridon Group, based in Doncaster. She joins Bridon after working as marketing and sales analyst at fence manufacturer Betafence, where she was in charge ...[more]

Confectionery firm unwraps the benitits of a Thorworld Platform and Ramp installation

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A multi-national confectionery manufacturing facility in Dublin has improved its on-site loading and unloading capabilities, after installing indoor and outdoor mobile ramp solutions designed and manufactured by Thorworld Industries. Following a change in logistics strategy, the site began storing all raw materials for manufacturing on-site. Give...[more]

Bibby Leasing help heroes

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Bibby Leasing Ltd is no stranger to generous causes – when it comes to charity, the Bibby Line Group as a whole are indisputable generous giants. Since 2007, Bibby Line Group employees have donated over £7.9 million to over 1,000 charitable causes, supported by the company’s “Giving Something Back” programme that generously offers pound for pound ...[more]

Ryder upgrades AB Texel fleet to Euro 6

Ryder-upgrades-AB-Texel-fleet-to-Euro-6

Ryder has supplied 10 DAF XF 460 6x2 Euro 6 tractor units on contract hire to Whittlesey-based agricultural haulier AB Texel to replace a number of ageing Renaults in its fleet. The Dutch-owned company is one of Europe’s largest agricultural and haulage contractors with a fleet of more than 450 trucks based in Holland. The new DAFs will operate ...[more]

Applauding the 2015 UKWA Award winners

Applauding-the-2015-UKWA-Award-winners

Over 400 guests filled the Ballroom Suite of the Dorchester Hotel in London for the UKWA’s (United Kingdom Warehousing Association’s) 16th Annual Awards for Warehousing presentation ceremony and Annual Luncheon, sponsored by Jungheinrich UK. The annual highlight in the logistics calendar, held on Wednesday 1 July 2015, did not fail to impress. U...[more]

New Kaup forklift keg clamp for Timothy Taylor supplied by B&B Attachments

New-Kaup-forklift-keg-clamp-for-Timothy-Taylor-supplied-by-BB-Attachments

Timothy Taylor began brewing beer in Cook Lane in the West Riding town of Keighley. After discovering a winning formula in 1863, the brewer transferred to a larger site at Knowle Spring, where it remains to this day. A key factor in the success of Taylor's ales is the spring water that wells up from deep under the Pennines, which is still used t...[more]

‘Logistics is a great career for women’ says Anna Kozlowska, winner of the everywoman in Transport & Logistics Rising Star Award

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A year on from her 'Rising Star' award, in a hard-hitting ParcelHero blog, Anna Kozlowska reveals why women are delivering in the delivery industry In a passionate blog for international courier ParcelHero Anna Kozlowska, winner of the FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Rising Star Award 2014, has revealed why - contrary to stereotype - the...[more]

ThinkLink launches competition to find India’s best forklift operator

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ThinkLink Learning, in partnership with RTITB UK, is launching a competition to find the safest and most efficient forklift truck operator in India. To be launched at the India Warehousing Show, at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, from 1-3 July, the Forklift Operator of the Year – India will recognise and celebrate the skills and working practices of ...[more]

Dynamic Storage Systems wins design contract from fashion retailer

Dynamic-Storage-Systems-wins-design-contract-from-fashion-retailer

Dynamic Storage Systems (DSS) has secured a significant contract to design a complex storage solution. The project involved maximising the storage of palletised boxes within a London warehouse for a global fashion retailer. To meet a growing global demand, the company identified a need to invest in a specialised warehouse design to ensure maximu...[more]

Bespoke cranes for lean and flexible hose manufacturing facility

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Serving the world-wide oil and gas industry, Dunlop Oil & Marine produce specialist hoses for demanding applications for every stage of oil and gas field development. New overhead process cranes from Street Crane Company have been installed to meet the unique process requirements. These cranes have been specially engineered to fit the existing stru...[more]

Next generation hygienic bulk box launched!

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Goplasticpallets.com has introduced to its range a new, improved version of its GoBox 1210 BBC bulk storage container in blue, which has been hygienically enhanced to help food processing companies meet the most stringent hygiene standards. A number of design alterations have been made to the new GoBox 1210 BBC Blue bulk storage container for im...[more]

FTA members come to the rescue of stranded truckers on hottest day of decade

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Freight Transport Association members have stepped in to help fellow truckers who are stuck in Operation Stack on the M20 in Kent. Donations of bottled water, canned drinks and dried foods are being distributed to the thousands of drivers who are enduring Britain’s hottest day for 10 years while stranded on the motorway without any facilities. ...[more]

New Transport Manager ready to rock and roll

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The new Transport Manager at Serious Waste Management is hoping to strike the right note in his new job. A music fan from Bromsgrove, Alex Howse held his wedding in Las Vegas and his wife was even given away by “Elvis,” now he is hoping that his organisation of 16 tankers in five depots nationwide will be as harmonious as his hero’s songs. A...[more]

‘Significant’ progress in flexible packaging recyclability project

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Significant progress has been made in trialling and developing new designs aimed at greatly improving the recyclability of flexible packaging, according to resource recovery specialist Axion Consulting, which is leading a collaborative R&D project involving high-profile global brands. Axion is working with a number of partners on the REFLEX proj...[more]

SoniXs technology ensures efficient and reliable strapping

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Strapping specialist Mosca has introduced a new entry-level pallet strapping model, specifically designed for frequently-changing, low-volume production runs. The fully automated Mosca LCU pallet packing press is suitable for many different industries and can be easily integrated into new or existing production lines. A variety of options are a...[more]

Terex Construction appoints new Irish equipment distributor

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Terex Construction has further strengthened its distributor network with the appointment of Embankment Machinery Sales (EMS) Ltd. Based in Saggart, Co. Dublin, the experienced construction machinery supplier will join the Terex network in July, providing sales, service and support for The Republic of Ireland. Introduced as part of a continued dr...[more]

Launch of SATO Global Solutions accelerates Auto-ID industry

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SATO (TSE:6287), a leading global provider of Auto-ID solutions that empower workforces and streamline operations, has announced the opening of SATO Global Solutions (SGS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tokyo-based SATO Holdings Corporation (TSE:6287). With headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, SGS subsidiary will help accelerate SATO’s growth a...[more]

FTA backs transport inquiry call for multimodal push in Scotland

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The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is backing the results of a transport inquiry that highlights the need for investment in the multimodal supply chain infrastructure in Scotland. FTA will look to take forward with Scottish Government the conclusions of the Scottish Parliament’s Freight Transport Inquiry published this week. The Scottis...[more]

Volvo Trucks releases five new features for rough terrain

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Volvo Trucks continues to improve productivity within construction by releasing another five new features, including Volvo Dynamic Steering for dual front axles and increased front axle loads. This further highlights Volvo Trucks’ special attention to the construction segment. The first Volvo FMX from 2010 was followed up with a completely updat...[more]

Isuzu Truck UK celebrates its annual Dealership Challenge

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After another exceptionally tough competition, the winners of the annual Isuzu Truck UK Dealership Challenge 2015 have been announced following the finals of the challenge at the ITUK headquarters in Hatfield, Hertfordshire. The nationwide challenge attracts entries from ITUK dealers throughout England, Scotland and Wales. This year the six fin...[more]

Skyjack expands European reach with first German sale of SJ86 T

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After a successful launch at Intermat, Paris, Linamar Corporation’s (TSX-LNR) Skyjack Division has already made its first sale of the SJ86 T in Germany — to access rental company AFI Rent, headquartered in Hamburg. The unit, which was unveiled at the triennial exhibition for the construction and material industries, expands Skyjack’s telescopic ...[more]

Logistics firm in race against time to ensure Austrian Grand Prix is in pole position

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A specialist time critical logistics company was on pole position to contribute to the Austrian Grand Prix recently after landing a very important charter flight right next to the famous Red Bull Ring. BDA (Bespoke Distribution Aviation) successfully delivered important race car body panels and several race car parts for a Formula One team in ti...[more]

Pallet Trucks UK outlines benefits of Lift Tables and Table Trucks

Pallet-Trucks-UK-outlines-benefits-of-Lift-Tables-and-Table-Trucks

The British construction industry is on the brink of a boom and Pallet Trucks UK is helping businesses prepare with a range of lift tables and table trucks designed to complement operations in warehouse, manufacturing and distribution facilities. As one of the UK’s largest wholesale dealers the company offers its customers competitive prices, natio...[more]

New RTITB Manual Handling Training designed exclusively for logistics industry

New-RTITB-Manual-Handling-Training-designed-exclusively-for-logistics-industry

A new manual handling training programme designed exclusively for professionals in the transport, warehousing and logistics sectors is now available from RTITB. The course aims to ensure businesses comply with manual handling regulations, reduce handling injury risk and make sure money invested in manual handling training is not wasted on poor and ...[more]

Committee on Climate Change endorses LCRS approach to reducing emissions from logistics

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The Freight Transport Association has called for more Government support to help transport operators make carbon savings following publication of a Committee on Climate Change (CCC) report yesterday. The report shows that making carbon savings from fixed installations such as power stations is easier than in the transport sector. FTA wants the ...[more]

New 8.55t FUSO Canter fuels biomass boiler firm’s growth

New-8.55t-FUSO-Canter-fuels-biomass-boiler-firm’s-growth

Customers on the Isle of Wight who rely on biomass to heat their homes, schools, hotels and other establishments, are now receiving regular deliveries of fuel from a ‘mini’ wood pellet tanker based on one of Britain’s first 8.55-tonne FUSO Canters. The vehicle wears the logo of Island Sustainable Heat & Power (iSHP), a recently launched offshoot...[more]

Yodel wins Best Practice Award for Customer Experience programme

Yodel-wins-Best-Practice-Award-for-Customer-Experience-programme

Independent parcel carrier Yodel, which has its main office in Liverpool, took home the coveted Best Practice Award for Freight Logistics at this year’s prestigious CILT North West Region Awards for Education and Excellence. The ceremony was held at The Midland Hotel in Manchester on Friday (26 June), where Yodel scooped the award for its innovativ...[more]

Flexographic print learn-shops at TCL Packaging in high demand

Following its pilot event in May 2015, TCL Packaging has just hosted the second of two free technical learn shops at its new factory in Telford on 23rd June. The events ‘Understanding the print and production process for flexible packaging’ were fully booked in both months. They were attended by a number of leading brand owners, food manufacture...[more]

10 tips for racking specification from Rapid Racking

Choosing the right racking and shelving for your warehouse or storage facility may look easy, but it can be more difficult than you think. Matt Danhieux, Designer at Rapid Racking has ten tips for racking success. 1: Don’t always go for the cheapest option The temptation may be to go for the cheapest; after all it’s just a bit of shelving or ra...[more]

Norbert Dentressangle is now XPO Logistics

Norbert-Dentressangle-is-now-XPO-Logistics

XPO Logistics, which became a top ten global supply chain provider with its acquisition of Norbert Dentressangle 8 June, has launched a major advertising campaign in Europe based on the theme: “Welcome to the next supply chain generation”. The campaign emphasizes XPO Logistics’ European capacity and drive for innovation in Transport, Logistics S...[more]

Cooperative driving will become common as data exchange between vehicles and the road network increases traffic safety

The just-completed international Celtic Plus CoMoSeF project involved the development of data exchange between vehicles and infrastructure. The resulting communication system provides drivers with real time information on road weather, road conditions and incidents. During the project a cooperative roadside weather monitoring station which commu...[more]


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