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  • 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, recycling & waste management or the retail ... [more]

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

    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]

  • 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

    This warning comes after a staff member for the world’s largest online retailer, Amazon, fell ill at one of its depots after handling packaging on goods ... [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]

  • The-unsung-heroes-of-your-daily-commute

    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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SDC shortlisted for Trailer Innovation Award


SDC Trailers have been shortlisted for the Trailer Innovation Award ‘Concept’ category. SDC submitted their pioneering Trombone trailer with on-board safety equipment for the prestigious award. The custom built Severfield Rowan Trombone trailer has been designed with advanced safety features for loading and securing various different materials such...[more]

Setting new standards for technical deliveries

Leading logistics and supply chain management training provider, Logistics Learning Alliance (LLA), is launching an online technical distribution course, which is one of the components of the new ‘Deliver, Offload and Position’ system (DOPsys). A crucial part of any supply chain is the ‘last-mile’ delivery – the final leg of the distribution pro...[more]

Harbro harvests fuel savings with Mercedes-Benz Actros


The first Mercedes-Benz tractor units to join the fleet of livestock feeds manufacturer Harbro are delivering a winning mix of performance, driver appeal and fuel efficiency. The three Actros 2551 BigSpace tractors are beating the company’s previous fleet average by close to a full mile per gallon – which translates to an improvement of 12%. ...[more]

FTA’s industry leading Fuel Tanker Conference to return this December


The Freight Transport Association’s popular Fuel Tanker Conference, which takes place every two years, will be held on Tuesday 2 December at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham, bringing together top speakers from a variety of organisations including the Health & Safety Executive, Department for Transport, Driver and Vehicle Standards Agen...[more]

Linear Storage Solutions fit out Import Services' new warehouse extension


Continuing its long stand relationship of providing Import Services Ltd with quality products and a first rate service, Linear Storage Solutions was the automatic choice when it came to selecting a provider to fit out the specialist retail supply chain logistics company’s new warehouse extension in Southampton. The new facility, leased from Associa...[more]

1st birthday celebrations for the Terex® AggreSand™ 165 washplant


Terex Washing Systems (TWS) is celebrating the first birthday of the Terex® AggreSand™ 165 washplant following the official launch in Ireland in September 2013. A lot has been achieved in the last year, with the successful installation of the AggreSand™ 165 washplant in 5 continents over 10 countries, processing up to 10 million tonnes. Garry St...[more]

New eutectic refrigeration system for home and urban delivery vehicles


Carlsen Baltic is displaying its latest solutions for the temperature-controlled grocery home delivery market: a 3.5 tonne multi-compartment, multi-temperature body using a low-carbon, eutectic refrigeration system. Carlsen Baltic is one of Europe’s biggest producers of lightweight refrigerated bodies, including light and heavy vans up to 6 tonn...[more]

Doosan Industrial Vehicle UK new sponsors of Exeter Chiefs rugby team


Leading forklift truck provider Doosan Industrial Vehicle UK is proud to announce its sponsorship of Aviva Premiership rugby union team the Exeter Chiefs. The Doosan logo will be carried on the club’s first XV shirts throughout the 2014/15 season. The partnership got off to a winning start for the first game of the season – with the Chiefs thump...[more]

Wincanton saves on milk distribution with TRUCKSTOPS LOADS from MAPMECHANICS

Logistics group Wincanton is saving up to two shifts a day in its long-distance bulk milk delivery fleet with a system called TRUCKSTOPS LOADS from MAPMECHANICS for scheduling trunking, tramping and other bulk movements. It is also able to plan vehicle trips more efficiently by handling more movements as back loads when it is economically viable to...[more]

Downton seeks to bridge skills gap with new apprenticeship scheme


C M Downton has launched a nationwide apprenticeship scheme in a bid to bring new talent into the business and attract fresh blood into the logistics industry. The scheme will see the leading independent logistics firm employing a number of new apprentices each year; some at the company’s headquarters in Gloucestershire, others at its key distri...[more]

SDI Group launches sortation knowledge portal


SDI Group, the global integrator of automated materials handling systems, has launched, a new web site designed to demonstrate the benefits of automated sortation in a multimedia format. The site profiles different automated solutions, giving visitors the opportunity to assess what would suit their application - whether it is h...[more]

Australian firm expands forensic engineering platform


A leader in forensic engineering has expanded resources to provide private and public companies with a specialised service that can determine causes of machine and system malfunctions - often in circumstances carrying serious consequences. Soto Consulting steps in when government authorities and police investigators need a forensic specialist to...[more]

SDI Group’s Maintenance Support steps up a gear


SDI Group, the global integrator of automated material handling systems, has expanded its Maintenance Support operations by 70% in the last twelve months, signalling a growing imperative for businesses to achieve maximum uptime of critical automated logistics processes. “As store replenishment and ecommerce operations become more complex and tim...[more]

Toyota helps companies choose the right transmission for their forklift


Toyota Material Handling UK has produced a video, educating viewers on selecting the right transmission for their engine-powered forklifts. Earlier this year Toyota launched hydrostatic transmission (HST) on the Toyota Tonero engine-powered forklift range up to 3.5 tonne. The launch was eagerly anticipated at Toyota as they can put customers’ op...[more]

FTA members are Driver CPC compliant - but driver shortage is a real concern


Wednesday the 10th September 2014 marked the Driver CPC deadline – and the Freight Transport Association (FTA) is congratulating its members who have ensured their drivers are compliant with the new obligations and have recognised the importance of continued professionalism and training. Despite the time frame allowed for all to complete the tra...[more]

Local logistics company invests for growth


St Albans based Forward Trucking Services Ltd, part of the Palletways network has expanded its already 50-strong fleet following an increased demand for business. The company has invested in two new 18 tonne MAN Euro 6 vehicles, which offer significant environmental benefits through reduced emissions and greater fuel efficiency. FTS has also add...[more]

Terex Construction makes it easy with flexible finance package


As part of a continued drive to support the further expansion of the UK construction sector, leading equipment solutions provider, Terex, has launched a 0% finance package across its latest range of emissions-compliant backhoe loaders. “Over the past few years we’ve seen the construction industry slowly recover to a much more sustainable positio...[more]

Baoli launches new forklifts KB30D and KB35D with 3.0 and 3.5 ton load capacity into the European market


Baoli Material Handling Europe has improved the reliability and operation of its forklift trucks. After the launch of its new electric truck earlier this year, Baoli now introduces the KB30D and KB35D forklifts with upgraded Mitsubishi S4S-455 diesel engine into the European market. Key elements of improvement compared to the previous model are bet...[more]

Iveco to offer a market leading five year warranty on New Daily vans


To mark the UK launch of New Daily – Iveco’s latest generation light commercial vehicle range – retail customers can benefit from a five year, 100,000 mile, full manufacturer’s warranty on their New Daily van. Claudio Zanframundo, Managing Director of Iveco UK, says: “New Daily is currently the only van in its class available with a five year wa...[more]

APC East Kent celebrates 1 millionth NetDespatch consignment


APC East Kent has just processed its one millionth consignment using the popular web-based shipping solution from NetDespatch. SNH Trade Centre, the fireside, plumbing, heating and bathroom supplies specialist, has helped APC East Kent to reach this milestone, having despatched all their premium traffic since 2005 using the NetDespatch platform. ...[more]

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