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  • Company’s-barriers-point-to-the-future-for-warehouse-safety

    Company’s barriers point to the future for warehouse safety

    Looking for the ultimate fantasy logistics and warehousing solution? How about everyone’s favourite prime time Saturday night sci-fi extravaganza. Whoever came up with the concept of the TARDIS must have spent some time scratching their head about how the Doctor managed to travel from A-to-B in the most time-efficient way possible – before dreaming up a police-box-come-time-capsule capable of inst... [more]

  • Henderson-Wholesale-collaberates-with-CHEP-to-find-opportunities-for-added-efficiency-and-safety

    Henderson Wholesale collaberates with CHEP to find opportunities for added efficiency and safety

    CHEP, the world’s leading provider of pallet and container pooling solutions, is collaborating with Henderson Wholesale, part of the Mallusk-based Henderson Group, which owns the SPAR, EUROSPAR, VIVOXTRA, VIVO and VIVO Essentials franchise in Northern Ireland. The aim of this partnership is to find new opportunities for improvement in logistics efficiency, worker safety, sustainability and sales p... [more]

  • Lees-of-Scotland-meets-growing-demand-with-Indigo’s-Warehouse-Management-Solution

    Lees of Scotland meets growing demand with Indigo’s Warehouse Management Solution

    One of the UK’s top warehouse management systems providers, Indigo Software, announced that Lees of Scotland, a leading manufacturer of confectionery, biscuit and meringue products, has implemented a solution from Indigo’s RealTime suite of modules at its modern factory in Coatbridge, Scotland.
    The implementation is a significant commitment by Lees and Indigo’s RealTime modules are instrumenta... [more]

  • Travel-safe-this-winter-with-RUD-Snow-Chains

    Travel safe this winter with RUD Snow Chains

    In many countries the use of snow chains during the winter months is compulsory. For mainland Europe there are snow chain regulations for all vehicles traversing mountain roads during the winter months. For instance, the use of snow chains across France & Italy is not mandatory; snow chains should legally be carried and used as instructed by the local road signs and regulations.

    The UK do... [more]

  • Thorworld-emphasises-importance-of-service-and-maintenance-for-economic-growth

    Thorworld emphasises importance of service and maintenance for economic growth

    Loading and unloading equipment manufacturer Thorworld Industries is advising SMEs of the importance of properly maintaining and servicing their loading bay equipment, in order to ensure that they can capitalise on growth opportunities during the current economic upturn.

    Predictions of improvements have been underlined by a recent in-depth survey released by the Economist Intelligence Uni... [more]

  • KNAPP-wins-two-awards-with-John-Lewis

    KNAPP wins two awards with John Lewis

    In a year of activities to commemorate 150 years in business, John Lewis has another reason to celebrate: the UK's largest department store retailer has scooped two awards with its logistics automation supplier, KNAPP, at the European Supply Chain Excellence Awards.

    Held at the London Hilton on Park Lane on 5 November, the European Supply Chain Excellence (ESCE) Awards recognize outsta... [more]

  • Dürkopp-Fördertechnik-extends-system-at-ASDA<>s-Brackmills-DC-as-George-brand-sales-increase

    Dürkopp Fördertechnik extends system at ASDA's Brackmills DC as George brand sales increase

    ASDA’s national garment distribution centre at Brackmills, Northampton – which already distributes some 155,000 items daily - is benefiting from an equipment upgrade by Dürkopp Fördertechnik.

    Durkopp – a market leader in the provision of garment conveyor and sortation systems – originally installed its equipment at the five-floor, 56,000 m2 facility when it was built in 1996. Further ext... [more]

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Steve Agg chief executive The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport asks, 'will we deliver Christmas this year?'

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Commenting on the growing level of concern around the subject of skills shortages, with particular reference to the driver shortage and the potential impact this will have on the Christmas retail industry, Steve Agg, Chief Executive at the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport said: ‘Complaints about driver shortages are not new. This t...[more]

Flexi Narrow Aisle’s development team to keep pace with growing demand for Flexi truck technology

Flexi-Narrow-Aisle’s-development-team-to-keep-pace-with-growing-demand-for-Flexi-truck-technology

Flexi Narrow Aisle – the manufacturer of Flexi space saving materials handling solutions has seen significant growth in its key articulated warehouse truck market in the UK. To keep pace with the growing demand they have announced an important addition to its warehouse systems development team. Pete Dunn has joined the company as Business Develo...[more]

TNT wins key environment award

TNT – The People Network showed that orange is the new green when it won the Environment Award at the prestigious Global Freight Awards. The leading business to business express delivery company triumphed in the face of stiff competition from companies such as Maersk, Uniserve and Emirates to win the accolade for demonstrating leadership in effo...[more]

FTA Ireland welcomes Noirín O’Sullivan as new Garda Commissioner

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The Freight Transport Association Ireland (FTAI) has said it welcomes the news of the appointment of Noirín O’Sullivan as Ireland’s first female Garda Commissioner. Ms O'Sullivan has been filling the role on an interim basis since the resignation of former commissioner Martin Callinan in March. She was the deputy commissioner for operations for ...[more]

Vacu-Lug takes innovative aircraft tyre technology as model for new tyre range

Vacu-Lug-takes-innovative-aircraft-tyre-technology-as-model-for-new-tyre-range

Vacu-Lug Traction Tyres has launched the first in its new flagship range of commercial vehicle drive axle tyres, inspired by the latest production techniques and technologies used in aircraft and high-performance tyres. The Vacu-Lug Logistik range is designed to offer operators the “very, very lowest costs per kilometre”. Grantham-based commerci...[more]

LPR appoints new operations manager in ongoing expansion

LPR-appoints-new-operations-manager-in-ongoing-expansion

Europe’s second largest pallet pooling provider, LPR, has appointed a new operations manager after a period of rapid growth. Simon Wood will be heading operations for the UK division of the logistics giant. Wood will be focusing on standardising LPR’s operations structure to ensure customers continue to receive high levels of support and excelle...[more]

Dürkopp Fördertechnik extends system at ASDA's Brackmills DC as George brand sales increase

Dürkopp-Fördertechnik-extends-system-at-ASDA<>s-Brackmills-DC-as-George-brand-sales-increase

ASDA’s national garment distribution centre at Brackmills, Northampton – which already distributes some 155,000 items daily - is benefiting from an equipment upgrade by Dürkopp Fördertechnik. Durkopp – a market leader in the provision of garment conveyor and sortation systems – originally installed its equipment at the five-floor, 56,000 m2 faci...[more]

Henderson Wholesale collaberates with CHEP to find opportunities for added efficiency and safety

Henderson-Wholesale-collaberates-with-CHEP-to-find-opportunities-for-added-efficiency-and-safety

CHEP, the world’s leading provider of pallet and container pooling solutions, is collaborating with Henderson Wholesale, part of the Mallusk-based Henderson Group, which owns the SPAR, EUROSPAR, VIVOXTRA, VIVO and VIVO Essentials franchise in Northern Ireland. The aim of this partnership is to find new opportunities for improvement in logistics eff...[more]

‘A driver is for life – not just for Christmas’ warns FTA

‘A-driver-is-for-life-–-not-just-for-Christmas’-warns-FTA

Black Friday - Sofa Sunday - Cyber Monday; recognised as the biggest shopping days of the year and when logistics operators will be put under pressure to deliver the goods - which won’t be helped this Christmas because of the growing problem of driver shortage. Christmas shopping starts in earnest this week beginning with ‘Black Friday’ - the ...[more]

RUD Chains Ltd offshore lifting capabilities up to 200 tonne

RUD-Chains-Ltd-offshore-lifting-capabilities-up-to-200-tonne

RUD Chains Ltd, part of the RUD Group, is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of round steel chains, producing top quality chain components and systems for over 140 years. RUD manufactures a range of lifting and lashing applications that guarantee ultimate safety when lifting and moving heavy loads. Offering over 500 different tested and ce...[more]

RTITB forklift operator registration scheme helps beat counterfeit certificates

RTITB-forklift-operator-registration-scheme-helps-beat-counterfeit-certificates

In October, the Accrediting Bodies Association for Workplace Transport (ABA) tightened requirements for registering certified materials handling equipment (MHE) drivers, stating that all member accrediting bodies should “have in place their own certification registration system” on which all accredited training is “verified and recorded”. With...[more]

Bibby Distribution cuts carbon and boosts safety with total fleet telematics

Bibby-Distribution-cuts-carbon-and-boosts-safety-with-total-fleet-telematics

Bibby Distribution’s entire commercial vehicle fleet is now tracked by telematics, which has helped to further slash the company’s carbon footprint through improved driver performance. The use of supplied by MAN and Mercedes-Benz equipped with full telematics packages has helped cut Bibby Distribution’s carbon emissions per vehicle across its 65...[more]

Two Gold’s round off a great night for Smurfit Kappa UK at 2014 UK Packaging Award

Two-Gold’s-round-off-a-great-night-for-Smurfit-Kappa-UK-at-2014-UK-Packaging-Award

Smurfit Kappa UK sealed its position as leaders of the paper-based packaging industry with two Gold awards, for Resource Efficient Pack of the Year and Supply Chain Solution of the Year at the 2014 UK Packaging Awards. Speaking at the awards ceremony held at London’s Park Lane Hilton, Clive Bowers - CEO Smurfit Kappa UK Corrugated, said: “We pr...[more]

Ex-Capgemini and industry leader joins expanding Supply Chain & Business Operations consultancy

LCP Consulting - the leading specialist consultancy in global business operations and supply chain management - has appointed Will Shepherd to lead innovation and growth in the firm’s expanding Manufacturing practice. He joins LCP’s senior team to focus on deepening the existing range of capabilities ranging from manufacturing platform optimisat...[more]

Tibbett Logistics awarded multi-year intermodal logistics contract by Metro Group in Romania

Romania's largest privately owned contract logistics specialist, Tibbett Logistics – part of the UK-based Keswick Enterprises Group – has won a new multi-year logistics contract with one of its original intermodal customers in Romania, Metro Group Buying HK Ltd. The intermodal logistics contract commences in February 2015. Based in Hong Kong, M...[more]

Euro VI Mercedes-Benz Atego has high-value car transportation covered

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Customers trust Virginia Water Motor Company to transport their exotic and luxury cars with the utmost care – which helps to explain why the Surrey-based firm chooses Mercedes-Benz Trucks. Virginia Water Motor Company undertakes specialist deliveries throughout the UK and Europe for manufacturers, dealers and private individuals. The firm, which...[more]

LiuGong launches its largest Wheel Loader CLG8128H

LiuGong-launches-its-largest-Wheel-Loader-CLG8128H

As one of the most influential exhibitions in the construction machinery industry, bauma China has always been an important platform for construction equipment manufacturers to show new products, strategies and abilities. In this bauma China, LiuGong’s largest wheel loader, CLG8128H will debut to the world. CLG8128H is mainly used for large proj...[more]

Palletways unveils new strategic blueprint

Palletways-unveils-new-strategic-blueprint

The Palletways Group, Europe’s largest dedicated network for the express delivery of palletised freight, has launched its strategic blueprint to dominate the pallet network sector for years to come. The Group set out its Vision 20:20 strategy last week (Monday 17 November), which it has been developing for the last year as a key part of its plan...[more]

Eddie Stobart cuts key tender preparation process from days to minutes with GEOXPLOIT

Logistics and transport group Eddie Stobart has greatly reduced the time and cost involved in preparing contract tenders by introducing the GEOXPLOIT software package from MAPMECHANICS. GEOXPLOIT combines the powerful Geoconcept geographic information system, which is pre-configured to perform a variety of frequently-occurring tasks such as site...[more]

Darren Morton brings network planning expertise to Buffaload Logistics

Darren-Morton-brings-network-planning-expertise-to-Buffaload-Logistics

Buffaload Logistics, based near Huntingdon Cambridgeshire. Darren Morton has joined the team as Business Development Manager to oversee new contracts and maximise efficiencies throughout the company’s fast-expanding UK operation. With 20 years’ experience in the chilled food industry, Darren joins Buffaload from Co-operative Retail Logistics whe...[more]


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