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BITOs introduces EQ container at IMHX

BITO’s EQ collapsible bins save space – and fingers! BITO Storage Solutions is introducing its new EQ range of collapsible containers at IMHX 2016 as a space saving Euro-container option for transporting goods – folding the sides of an empty EQ container saves up to 75% on volume. Sized 600 x 400 mm at the base, the EQ container has two height options: 285 mm and 320 mm. Both versions can accommodate loads of up to 20kg. Depending on use, the ribbed base or double base options provide additional strength and rigidity, which means the EQ can be used in automated warehouses

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Hiab brings the revolutionary HiVisionTM and other innovations to Elmia

  Hiab, part of Cargotec, will showcase its latest load handling innovations at Elmia Lastbil exhibition in Jönköping, Sweden on 24-27 August. On Hiab stand U501:10 we present the HiVision(TM) as well as the latest launches from HIAB heavy cranes and mid-range cranes and the brand new hooklift, MULTILIFT XR26SL, strongest in class.   Hans Winscher, Head of Sales in North Europe, says: "During 2016 we have brought several new product innovations to the market. These reflect our vision to unlock the full potential of load handling in our customers' businesses, and we have

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How to Safely Manage Crossing Points

How to Safely Manage Crossing Points in a Facility?   Segregating pedestrians from vehicles is a critical tenet of health and safety in the workplace – but the areas where segregation is not possible must be managed with extra care   Wherever pedestrians and workplace traffic combine, there is the potential for accidents and injury. The safe flow of personnel and vehicles around the workplace depends on keeping people segregated from traffic in all possible circumstances. But in some facility layouts, complete segregation is impossible. Where this occurs, managed crossing points should be created. Crossing points are pedestrian access areas that intersect with zones of vehicle

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Port Manatee inks Del Monte lease extension

Port Manatee has signed an agreement to keep Del Monte fruit coming into the Florida Gulf Coast port for as many as 20 more years. Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A. Inc., which has imported fruit into the port since 1989, is now signed to a lease extension with Port Manatee through Aug. 30, 2021, with options for three additional extensions of five years each. If all options are exercised, Del Monte will be doing business at Port Manatee until at least 2036. “Extension of Port Manatee’s long-term partnership with Del Monte demonstrates the mutual commitment

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Byggmax chooses RELEX with aim of being worlds best builders merchant

Byggmax, a leading builder’s merchant in Sweden, has chosen RELEX supply chain management system to improve the efficiency of the replenishment to its central warehouses and 120 stores in Sweden, Norway and Finland.   Byggmax replenishment is managed by a single replenishment team based at its headquarters. Before introducing the RELEX solution, it calculated forecasts and made order proposals with the help of an older software integrated into the company's ERP system. However, to meet the complex and constantly evolving customers’ needs, and support its vision of becoming the world's best

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Mentor movies critical acclaim

A hard-hitting new forklift safety video from Mentor Training has been shortlisted for a Design 4 Safety Award. Unique in that it targets both fork lift truck drivers and the staff working alongside them, Safely Working with Lift Trucks, has been specially developed to engage viewers and challenge the behaviour at the root of unsafe practice. Organised by the British Industrial Truck Association (BITA), and hosted at the International Materials Handling Exhibition (IMHX), the Design 4 Safety Awards recognise outstanding design in products and services aimed at improving safety standards. Managing Director, Stuart Taylor explains: “We are very proud to have been shortlisted

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Mitsubishi GRENDiA feeds ravenous production lines at Addo Food Group

Leading UK food group chooses Mitsubishi forklifts   Addo Food Group “Happy as Larry” with complete Mitsubishi package… One of the UK’s leading food companies, the Addo Food Group, says investment in new Mitsubishi GRENDiA ES forklifts is helping feed their ravenous production lines and maximise production of over 256 million of the nation’s best-loved pork pies, sausage rolls, pasties and Scotch eggs. Faced with an ageing fleet, the Dorset Foods division – where hundreds of thousands of the UK’s Scotch eggs are baked and fried – sought out a very specific type of forklift truck to deal with their conditions on site. Trevor

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LCT welcomes first neo - panamax vessel into Tilbury

London Container Terminal in Tilbury, along with the Port of London Authority (PLA), welcomed the inaugural call of MSC’s neo-panama vessel to the Thames this week following her transit of the newly enlarged Panama Canal.   The MSC operated vessel, Sofia Celeste, has a capacity of over 8,800 TEUs (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units) and is the first in a new class of vessels deployed on a reconfigured service connecting the West Coast of South America, East Coast of North America and Northwest Europe. The vessel is the first to call into the

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Home appliances retailer The Winning Group builds omni-channel retailing platform with Manhattan Associates

Winning Over Customers with a Unified Experience Manhattan Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ: MANH) today announced that Australia’s leading kitchen and laundry appliance specialist, The Winning Group, has completed a successful roll out of Manhattan’s Supply Chain Commerce Solutions as part of a business transformation project designed to deliver a fulfilling brand experience for customers.   The Manhattan technology optimises order fulfilment processes across The Winning Group’s omni-channel retail operations, delivers margin improvements via a flexible and streamlined distribution approach and enables ongoing business growth.   Alan Lewis, Chief Logistics Officer at The Winning Group, said,

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Global trade compliance and export controls in dynamic markets

To support UK businesses in “future-proving” their global trade compliance programmes following the Brexit vote, AEB and CILT(UK) are inviting industry professionals to their 7th Annual Compliance Conference. Titled “Brexit – global trade compliance and export controls in dynamic markets”, the event features experts from government bodies, professional associations, consultancies, and various industry sectors. Delegates can register online at www.aeb.com/uk/events. With Brexit on the way to becoming reality, it is clear that things are rather unclear at the moment. Only once the UK invokes Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty can

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Technical report BEUMER Group: Intralogistic solutions meet high demands of online retailing

Efficient material flows in times of e-commerce In times where online retailing is constantly growing, the delivery promises of suppliers are becoming increasingly important. Customers expect their order to arrive in time, as ordered, and at the correct destination. If these requirements are not met, customers can choose to simply change suppliers, and often also even share their dissatisfaction on social media. High reliability requires efficient intralogistics, from warehousing to sortation and transportation. Intralogistics need to be versatile, capable of managing complexity while increasing their efficiency. BEUMER Group supports online retailers and

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New Ex standards on agenda at IMHX 2016

Visitors to the International Materials Handling Exhibition (IMHX) 2016 are invited to visit safety company Pyroban's stand to learn more about recent updates to legislation affecting explosion protection for materials handling equipment.   Pyroban carries out explosion protection conversions for mobile equipment, including forklift trucks, so that they can be used safely and legally in potentially explosive atmospheres. At stand 12V70 at the NEC, Birmingham, Pyroban's specialist team will be talking to visitors about important changes to a number of standards and directives which are designed to improve safety and minimise risk.   "A

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LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORT SECTOR TAKE ACTION ON WATER

Waterscan, an independent consultancy specialising in water sustainability, has reported a surge in enquiries from across the logistics and transport industry. While the focus of sustainability efforts in the sector has, to date, been on carbon reduction, more and more companies are waking up to water and the potential cost savings that can be achieved through its effective monitoring and management. Waterscan Director, Claire Yeates, said: “We have recently signed contracts with, amongst others, Network Rail and the Canal & River Trust and it’s no surprise that the transport and logistics sector

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Paint by car

 PopBangColour – forklift truck painted by cars   During the week at IMHX Doosan will be hosting live entertainment n the stand from Ian Cook, owner of PopBangColour, a contemporary British artist internationally known for his unique methods, who has featured on television shows such as The One Show, Top Gear and Blue Peter.   Ian paintings are produced in a unique form creating artwork solely using the method of radio-controlled cars, car tyres and toy car wheels as paintbrushes. Each day at IMHX Ian will be producing a different painting of a Doosan forklift truck, using radio-controlled cars and Doosan forklift parts.   Visitors

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Landmark deal signed to build 650 Pounds million biomass power station at Teesport

  Tees Renewable Energy Plant Concludes Financing Arrangement   MGT Tees side  Limited today announces the conclusion of financing arrangements for the Tees Renewable Energy Plant (Tees REP or “the project”), a  299  M Webiomass fuel led combined heat and power project located on land within the Teesport Estatenear Middles broughin North East England.   Project developer MGT Power announced in July 2015 that it was partnering with Macquarie Capital and Macquarie Commodities and Financial Markets (together “Macquarie”) to deliver the project. Macquarie, together with Danish pension fund PKA, will now become the joint owners of MGT Tees side, which will own and manage the Tees

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New air monitoring system by KEMPER: AirWatch even captures nanoparticles

Highly sensitive sensor measures the number of fine dust particles Suitable for production, warehouses and logistics halls Raising employees’ awareness regarding fine dust risk Vreden, Germany, 11th August 2016 – Clearly verify the presence of dust in production: Companies check the hall air quality efficiently with the new air monitoring system AirWatch. KEMPER GmbH's sensor technology is able to determine and document the number and weight of nanoparticles and then analyze it with smartphone, tablet or PC and compare it to limit values. A traffic light display visualizes permanently the status

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Kalmar secures follow-up order from Crowley for top loaders and reachstackers

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has received orders for seven top loaders from Crowley Liner Services for operation in Jacksonville and Port Everglades, Florida, and eight reachstackers from Crowley Puerto Rico Services for operation in San Juan, Puerto Rico. The orders were booked in Cargotec's 2016 second quarter order intake, with delivery taking place during the first quarter of 2017.    Crowley is investing heavily in new vessels, terminal upgrades, and terminal operating systems to facilitate growth. Part of that investment includes upgrading its container handling fleet as the company switches to grounded

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MacroAir Fans Aeratron Partnership

MacroAir Fans Expands Gearless Fan Line with Aeratron Partnership MacroAir to offer line of small commercial and residential fans   MacroAir has partnered with Aeratron to distribute its premiere line of Energy Star rated fans for commercial and residential applications.Aeratron’s sophisticated design, durable components, and efficient performance align with MacroAir’s mission to provide powerful, cost-effective cooling solutions. With the partnership in place, MacroAir now offers an entirely gearless fan line in sizes ranging from 4 to 24 feet.  MacroAir is the only company with a complete gearless fan line.   Aeratron’s high-tech design provides

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Westfalia-Cimcorp Webinar: Order Fulfillment with AS-RS and Automated Layer Picking

Westfalia Technologies and Cimcorp Team Up for Webinar on Order Fulfillment with Automated Storage and Layer Picking     Live webinar, “Conquer Order Fulfillment with the Union of Automated Storage and Layer Picking,” Slated for Aug. 30   Westfalia Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of logistics solutions for manufacturers and distributors since 1992, and Cimcorp, a manufacturer and integrator of turnkey robotic gantry-based order fulfillment and tire handling solutions, have teamed up to host a live webinar, “Conquer Order Fulfillment with the Union of Automated Storage and Layer Picking.” Slated for 2 p.m. (ET) on Tuesday, Aug. 30, this

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China International Logistics Equipment & Technology Exhibition(Guangzhou)

  China International Logistics Equipment & Technology Exhibition (Guangzhou) (LET China in short) is Adapting to the developing trend of World Intelligent Logistics, helps to achieve the transition promotion of the manufacture, logistics and distribution in China and Asia-Pacific area. In order to reduce the logistics cost and promote the super-scaled trade exhibition platform of the enterprises’ competition, we use the advanced logistics automated equipment and technology. We have already held 7 exhibitions which is the most professional and biggest one in Asia.     Date: May 24-26, 2017     Place: Area B, The China Import and Export Fair, Guangzhou     Scale: 60,000 square metres    

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