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COVID-19 the truth about reusables and single use plastic

COVID-19 – the truth about reusables and single-use plastic

As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, reusable drinking bottles, cups and bags are being shunned, and sales of throwaway bottled water, bags, masks, gloves and antiseptic wipes – made from plastic – are soaring. ‘Big plastic’ continues to push the plastic recycling myth and is using the coronavirus crisis to try to block laws prohibiting single-use plastic. Industrialised countries …

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British Safety Council launches COVID-19 Assurance Assessment Service

British Safety Council launches COVID-19 Assurance Assessment Service

“We are ready to ensure organisations are doing all they can to keep people safe as they return to work”: Mike Robinson, British Safety Council chief executive The British Safety Council has launched a new COVID-10 Assurance Assessment Service to support organisations returning to work. A detailed return to work guide can be used across all sectors and will enable …

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Close Brothers Asset Finance launches free-to-use SME research data hub

Close Brothers Asset Finance launches free-to-use SME research data hub

Close Brothers Asset Finance has launched its free-to-use SME Data Hub, making available all research it has conducted – in partnership with Kantar research – since the start of 2016. The company has been surveying SMEs for over a decade on a wide range of topics and it was felt that rather than archive the data, it would make it …

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Cromwell Plastics Recycling donates half a tonne of plastic film to community fundraiser for NHS

Cromwell Plastics Recycling donates half a tonne of plastic film to community fundraiser for NHS gowns

Cromwell Polythene’s manufacturing and recycling division, Cromwell Plastics Recycling, has donated 500 kilos of blue polythene film to a fundraising partnership of volunteers and marine businesses making personal protective equipment for the NHS. The film, manufactured at the Alfreton based manufacturing and recycling plant, Cromwell Plastics Recycling Ltd, will be made into approximately 5,000 disposable plastic gowns for Southampton General …

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New freight ferry port passes dress rehearsal

Successful ship trials at London’s new unaccompanied roll-on/roll-off terminal at Tilbury2

The country’s newest and largest unaccompanied* freight roll on/roll off (ro-ro) terminal at Tilbury2 took a step closer to opening with the successful completion of ship trials at the weekend. Two of P&O’s chartered freight ferry fleet, the Bore Song and the Norstream, arrived at the new ro-ro terminal on the Thames on Sunday 17 May where the port team …

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XPO Logistics Again Ranked No 1 in Transportation

XPO Logistics Again Ranked No. 1 in Transportation and Logistics on Fortune 500

XPO Logistics, a leading global provider of supply chain solutions, ranks No. 1 in the Fortune 500 category of transportation and logistics for the fourth straight year, as announced by Fortune magazine today. The company ranks No. 196 on the Fortune 500 overall, based on 2019 revenue of $16.6 billion. Bradley Jacobs, chairman and chief executive officer of XPO Logistics, …

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International challenge to develop a new reusable and efficient face mask against COVID-19

International challenge to develop a new reusable and efficient face mask against the COVID-19

Ennomotive launched an online competition to ideate new reusable mask models that help people breathe in their effort-intensive jobs. Although there are available masks with different levels of protection according to their filtration characteristics, these are very uncomfortable to wear since they make breathing difficult and are too warm. Besides, they do not offer complete protection since the virus is …

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NEW HYSTER PLATFORM STACKER TRUCK ADDED TO GENERAL PURPOSE TRUCK SERIES

New Hyster® Platform Stacker added to general purpose truck series

Hyster Europe has introduced a new Platform Stacker, the latest addition to its recently launched range of uncomplicated trucks suited to general-purpose operations. The Hyster® S1.5UT S Platform Stacker, for lifting up to 1.5 tonnes, provides a straight-forward and affordable solution for those transporting stock over short distances, such as in warehouses and manufacturing operations. The truck is the latest …

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Pall-Ex appoints Owned Operations Director following Cranleigh acquisition

Pall-Ex appoints Owned Operations Director following Cranleigh acquisition

Pall-Ex has appointed a new Owned Operations Director following its recent acquisition in Cranleigh, Surrey. Colin Hawkins has been promoted to the newly created position and will oversee all Pall-Ex’s owned operation depots including: Cranleigh Distribution Services, Pall-Ex London, Cornwall-based Intercounty Distribution and Shears Bros (Transport) Ltd in Bournemouth, as well as sitting on the UK operating board. Colin previously …

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Rushlift GSE wins ASC Gatwick deal

Rushlift GSE wins £3.4m ASC Gatwick deal

Rushlift GSE, the specialist airport ground support equipment subsidiary of Doosan Industrial Vehicles UK, has won a £3.4 million contract to supply and maintain a fleet of 225 vehicles for ASC Handling’s new Gatwick Airport operations. The introduction of airside services at Gatwick by ASC Handling follows the company’s recent signing of an agreement to support charter airline, TUI. The …

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Ritchie Bros eases cash flow for equipment owners

Ritchie Bros. eases cash flow for equipment owners

Heavy equipment auctioneer Ritchie Bros. supports equipment owners through the COVID-19 crisis with flexible disposition options to improve their cash flow, including advance payment options and purchasing seller assets outright. While many of us are isolating at home during the coronavirus pandemic, the world of heavy equipment auctions is still turning. Industry leader Ritchie Bros. has taken all its auctions …

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NexSys ATEX batteries

NexSys ATEX batteries bring advantages of Thin Plate Pure Lead (TPPL) technology to materials handling vehicles operating in hazardous areas

NexSys ATEX batteries, available from EnerSys, allow materials handling vehicles to work safely in hazardous areas where there is an explosion risk. They conform to ATEX standards, which are compulsory and a legal requirement in Europe and NexSys batteries are also available world-wide certified in compliance with IECx standards. The new batteries, available in nearly all DIN sizes and capacities, …

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TOUCHPATH LAUNCHES TOUCHSALES CUSTOMER ORDERING PORTA

TouchPath launches ‘TouchSales’ customer ordering portal: Supports new ways of working in the COVID-19 environment

Reduces order entry and fulfilment errors by a minimum of 50% “We are re-defining customer service for the new business climate” says TouchPath International CEO David Myers International supply chain solutions provider TouchPath (www.touchpath.com) is launching ‘TouchSales’, a web-based customer ordering portal designed for remote, COVID-19-driven working the company announced today. The online portal enables customers to place their orders …

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Bunkabin Survey The Most Common Health and Safety Complaints

The most common health and safety complaints about the workplace revealed

A recent study of data from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and a survey of UK workers have revealed the most frequent health and safety complaints. The survey of almost 1,000 workers in the UK found that 17% have made complaints about their workplace, with the most common complaints raised being about the air quality and temperature (42%), followed …

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Pregis develops method to measure environmental impact of damaged products

Pregis develops method to measure environmental impact of damaged products

Pregis, a leading manufacturer of protective packaging, has developed a method to measure the environmental impact of products damaged in transit. For years, Pregis has been able to help companies quantify the cost of damage to their bottom line, but now the company has taken that a step further by developing EcoGuage, a proprietary calculator that quantifies the environmental impact. …

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How can fuel infrastructure expansion and maintenance ensure increased demand

How can fuel infrastructure expansion and maintenance ensure increased demand in the supply chain is fulfilled?

Ensuring continuity of supply in the logistics industry is of critical importance at this challenging time. Richard Campbell at Adler and Allan explains the opportunities for temporarily expanding fuel infrastructure, and the importance of maintaining your existing fuel infrastructure to ensure compliance and safety. According to DEFRA, food manufacturers have increased their production by 50% to cope with a surge …

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Carlton Forest Group continues provision for key warehousing and logistics support to vital industries

Warehousing and logistics providing key support to vital industries

The way that goods move around the country has been placed in the spotlight like never before in recent weeks and supporting this is the warehousing and logistics sector. Carlton Forest Group, which headquarters in Worksop, Nottinghamshire; but which has an additional site in Barnsley, South Yorkshire; has supported many existing and new customers in the early stages of the …

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Bunting PMax Overband Magnet

Two new Permanent Overband Magnet Models from Bunting

Bunting has added two new models to their popular and highly successful range of Permanent Overband Magnets. The two new designs – the PMax and Easibelt – meet specific requirements of reduced maintenance time and lighter weights. These models expand the Overband range, which also includes the classic PCB model. Bunting is one of the world’s leading designers and manufacturers …

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RENOVOTEC FORMS PARTNERSHIP WITH FETCH ROBOTICS

Renovotec forms partnership with Fetch Robotics

‘Renovotec Robotics’ warehouse solutions will integrate its warehouse task engine with Fetch Robotics hardware Resulting robotics solutions could increase warehouse picking productivity by 50% say Renovotec Robotics is Renovotec’s latest technology of choice for warehouse optimisation Following the launch of its ‘Renovotec Robotics’ warehouse solutions division Renovotec Group has formed a partnership with Silicon Valley’s Fetch Robotics Inc., it was …

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Avanta UK Celebrates 20 Years of Service Thanks Loyal Customers

Avanta UK celebrates 20 years of service, thanks loyal customers

Avanta UK Ltd., a Leeds company that specialises in the design, supply and installation of a range of storage and construction systems is celebrating 20 years of service to customers throughout the UK. In doing so, the company wishes to thank its loyal customers for trusting them with their business. The company was formed in 2000 from a merger of …

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NSK Mobile robots for quiet locations now a reality thanks to NSK direct-drive wheel unit

Mobile robots for quiet locations now a reality thanks to NSK’s direct-drive wheel unit

Aimed at OEMs looking to add mobility to their autonomous or collaborative robots, NSK has developed an innovative direct-drive wheel unit. Specifically designed for use in quiet environments, such as hospitals, hotels, offices and libraries, robots fitted with the new wheel unit can efficiently carry and move loads up to 100 kg without disturbing people. With digital trends such as …

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STERTIL KONI MOBILE COLUMN LIFTS

Stertil Koni mobile column lifts ensure maximum space utilisation

Stertil Koni has supplied a set of four heavy duty mobile column vehicle lifts to ensure maximum use of workshop space for Petit Forestier at the company’s site in Bicester, Oxfordshire. Established over 100 years ago, the Petit Forestier Group is the acknowledged European leader in refrigeration rentals including display units, containers, cold storage and refrigerated vehicles. Continual investment has …

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