MHWmagazine

HGV traffic spikes as retail and hospitality returns

HGV traffic spikes as retail and hospitality returns

New Department for Transport figures show that HGV traffic hit a three-month high on the weekend of 11-12 April as many non-essential shops, restaurants and pubs prepared to re-open. The weekend’s HGV traffic was 15% above the pre-pandemic figure, a level last recorded in the build-up to Christmas. The government …

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Fortec strengthens in Scotland by addition of Bullet Express

Fortec strengthens in Scotland by addition of Bullet Express

Glasgow’s Bullet Express has invested in the Fortec Distribution Network to become its latest shareholder member. The logistics firm has taken advantage of the shareholder member opportunities available with Fortec, as it looks to continue its growth just months after opening a new storage facility which increased its overall capacity …

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Mike Burke elected as President of AMHSA

Mike Burke elected as President of AMHSA

At its recent AGM, members of the Automated Material Handling Systems Association (AMHSA) voted to appoint Mike Burke as the organisation’s President. Having spent over 40 years in the material handling industry, Mike Burke has wide experience and has served as AMHSA’s Vice President since 2019. During this time, he …

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OZ Lifting joins WSTDA

OZ Lifting Joins WSTDA

OZ Lifting Products LLC has joined the Web Sling & Tie Down Association (WSTDA), a technical organization dedicated to the safe operation of all synthetic web slings and tie downs. The Winona, Minnesota-based manufacturer provides a range of material handling and other products, such as hoists, winches, fall protection systems …

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Caterpillar announces board of directors changes

Caterpillar Inc Juan Gallardo

Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) is announcing the retirement of two long-time members of the board of directors, Juan Gallardo and William (Bill) Osborn. The company also announces the election of Cargill Board Chair and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) David MacLennan to the board. All changes were effective April 14, 2021. …

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Mobile Mini installs life-saving defibrillators across 16 UK sites

Mobile Mini installs life-saving defibrillators across 16 UK sites

Mobile Mini, one of the leading worldwide providers of portable accommodation and secure storage containers, has recently installed defibrillators at every one of its sites across the UK. This includes all branches, support centres and the company headquarters located in Stockton-on-Tees. An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is a portable device …

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Collaboration in the supply chain

help tackle unnecessary recycling of plastic returnable transit packaging

We need to work together to help tackle unnecessary recycling of plastic returnable transit packaging, states our recent YouGov survey. By Paul Empson, General Manager, Bakers Basco Many products used in logistics across the supply chain are designed to be reused multiple times rather than being disposed of after a …

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Factory Direct Flooring reacts to consumer buying behaviour with consolidative warehouse purchase

Factory Direct Flooring reacts to consumer buying behaviour with

Midlands-based flooring manufacturer and retail firm Factory Direct Flooring (FDF) has invested in a new, purpose-built warehouse with state-of-the-art racking, bringing its entire operation under one site. The new 20,000 sq ft facility at Hemdale Industrial Park, Nuneaton is nearly 40 per cent bigger than its former main unit. This …

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Ace Cranes for Cape Canaveral Project

Ace Cranes for Cape Canaveral Project

Ace World Companies has installed two 250-ton capacity cranes, each with 25-ton capacity auxiliary hoists, at a new manufacturing facility at Cape Canaveral. Ace, a manufacturer of overhead cranes and hoists, provided the 201-ft. span cranes for an aerospace manufacturer and sub-orbital spaceflight services company. These are some of the …

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