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XPO Logistics Becomes the First 3PL to Attain IFS Accreditation

XPO Logistics becomes the first 3PL to attain IFS Accreditation for Airport Consolidation Centres in the UK

XPO Logistics, a leading global provider of transport and logistics solutions, has become the first 3PL in the UK to have its consolidation centre services at Birmingham Airport elevated to be accredited by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for Inflight Supplies status (IFS). XPO has worked with Birmingham Airport for …

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Les Smith Haulage lays foundations for future growth

Expanding Swindon-based firm Les Smith Haulage has laid the foundations for future growth by facing up head-on to the challenges of increasingly strict anti-pollution regulations such as London’s Ultra Low Emissions Zone. A member of the Fortec Distribution Network for the past four years, the family-run firm has expanded its …

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British made innovation blazing a trail across land, sea and air

British-made innovation blazing a trail across land, sea and air in some of world’s harshest conditions

One British-made innovation is celebrating more than 25 years of making a big impact in some of the world’s toughest environments. The 677 series LED panel indicator lamp is a robust, resilient, high-performance, British-made product used in some of the most challenging conditions on land, sea, and in the air. …

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Technology That is Changing the Warehousing Industry

Technology that is changing the warehousing industry

Every day, technology becomes more and more crucial in every aspect of how we do business. But perhaps one of the places where emerging technologies are the most prominent is in warehousing and logistics. Technologies such as robotics, drones, IoT and cloud software are being implemented into warehouses to allow …

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New Hyster® lift truck solution simplifies loading trailers with paper reels

To simplify the process of loading trailers with paper reels in line with industry best practice recommendations, Hyster Europe has specially optimised the J5.5XN6 electric lift truck. “When transporting paper reels by road, it is typical industry best practice to load and position the reels down the centre line of …

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UKWA present Transaid with a big cheque

UKWA present Transaid with a ‘big’ cheque

UKWA – the UK Warehousing Association – has achieved its target of raising £75,000 for the logistics industry’s charity Transaid in 2019 and Peter Ward, the Association’s CEO, presented a ‘big’ cheque to the charity’s Patron, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, at the annual Transaid Showcase, which was held …

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EAV P1 Cargo Bike DPD

DPD takes delivery of another EV first with launch of unique cargo bike

The UK’s favourite parcel delivery company DPD has taken delivery of the first 10 EAV P1 electric assist cargo bikes – the result of a partnership with Oxford-based manufacturer EAV. Five of the unique bio-mechanical hybrid electric-assisted pedal bikes are currently being tested on the streets of London, York and …

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ASA Scaffolding raises safety standards with new Mercedes-Benz Econic from Marshall Truck & Van

ASA Scaffolding raises safety standards with new Mercedes-Benz Econic from Marshall Truck & Van

One of the scaffolding industry’s first low-entry Mercedes-Benz Econic trucks has entered service with a south London firm for which safety and compliance are top priorities. Croydon-based ASA Scaffolding Services undertakes much of its work in the centre of the capital, where the Econic’s unrivalled Direct Vision credentials are a …

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Space-Age FTA Future Logistics 2020 keynote speaker announced

“To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit the human spirit.” Stephen Hawking 21st century logistics businesses face the challenge of delivering in an ever-changing world, with the new technologies, modes of transport, a shifting workforce and other forces re-shaping the conventions which have dictated the shape …

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Container traffic at the Port of Gothenburg on the rise despite uncertain market situation

Container traffic at the Port of Gothenburg on the rise – despite uncertain market situation

Container handling increased by four per cent from January through September at the Port of Gothenburg. The Swedish container market had a slight downturn during the first half of 2019 with a one per cent fall, but the Port of Gothenburg is reporting a steady rise in both market share …

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