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12-02-2016

Italian job for Walker Logistics

Tenuta Marmorelle, whose range of premium quality Italian olive oil, pastas and antipasti products, are...

12-02-2016

Variety of pallet securing solutions will be on display at Modex

A variety of pallet securing solutions will be on display at Booth #2968--  Muller, a leading manufacturer...

News and Events

Italian job for Walker Logistics

12-02-2016
Tenuta Marmorelle, whose range of premium quality Italian olive oil, pastas and antipasti products, are sold by high-end delicatessens and farm shops and, increasingly, are demanded by restaurants across the UK as cooking ingredients, have outsourced control of their UK supply chain to Berkshire-based, Walker Logistics. Walker will receive weekly deliveries of palletised product loads from Puglia, Italy which will be stored at the logistics specialist’s 200,000 sq ft ambient temperature, multi-user warehouse near Reading before being picked, packed and dispatched as required. Initially, the contract is for B2B services only, but e-fulfillment work is expected to begin in due course –

 
 

Variety of pallet securing solutions will be on display at Modex

12-02-2016
A variety of pallet securing solutions will be on display at Booth #2968--  Muller, a leading manufacturer of both equipment and material load containment solutions, will introduce the new Raptor HPL turntable wrapping machine at Modex 2016 in Atlanta, GA at booth #2968. The Raptor HPL is a reliable, economical and intuitive wrapper that has the added benefit of a branding tool built in with Muller’s popular Logo Wrap enhancement. Previously only available as an option for the Octopus line of ring technology stretch wrappers, Logo Wrap enables users to protect pallet loads while simultaneously covering the product in custom messaging. Attendees

 
 

Westfalia Technologies to Present a Webinar on Transforming Warehouse Operations with Automation

11-02-2016
  Webinar, “Considering Automation? Analyze How Your Warehouse Can be Transformed with Automation,” Slated for Feb. 23   York, Pa. – Feb. 10, 2016 – Westfalia Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of logistics solutions for plants, warehouses and distribution centers since 1992, announces its upcoming webinar, “Considering Automation? Analyze How Your Warehouse Can be Transformed with Automation.” Slated for 2 p.m. (EST) on Tuesday, Feb. 23, the webinar will discuss how automation technology can help manufacturers and distributors improve warehouse operations, overcome common challenges and create a more efficient, productive facility. To register, visit: www.WestfaliaUSA.com/ASRS-webinar.   Hosted by Aaron Corcoran, a Westfalia account executive with more than 20

 
 

va-Q-tec in cooperation with AIR FRANCE KLM MARTINAIR Cargo wins twice in the Temperature Controlled Logistics Awards 2016

11-02-2016
The Temperature Controlled Logistics TCL Award ceremony took place 26th of January in Frankfurt during the IQPC Cold Chain Conference. The public could decide on the winners of their choice via online voting. The TCL awards are for those who are transforming the industry, who have developed solutions that will empower the logistics and supply chain initiatives, and that are enhancing collaboration between teams. Ultimately, for those that already do and will revolutionize the future of Cool Chain.   va-Q-tec in collaboration with Air France KLM Martinair Cargo were awarded the Supply Chain Innovation Award The Supply Chain innovation Award recognises innovation in technology and

 
 

Turkey a very promising market for intralogistics providers

09-02-2016
Turkey committed to massive investment in multimodal logistics centres Materials Handling EURASIA the leading intralogistics fair for the Eurasia region   Hannover. It’s almost time for Materials Handling EURASIA, the leading intralogistics trade fair for Turkey and neighboring countries. It will be staged by Germany’s Deutsche Messe in Istanbul from 17 to 20 March as part of WIN EURASIA Automation, a multi-show synergy powerhouse that’s expected to feature over 1,500 exhibitors and occupy around 30,000 square meters (322,900 sq. ft.) of exhibition space.   “Turkey is a country in transition – and as such, a very exciting market for international exporters, particularly providers of intralogistics solutions,”

 
 

Space saving storage is now an easy move for anyone

09-02-2016
Adjustable Pallet Racking (APR) and sprinkler systems can now be extended, remodelled and relocated within a warehouse or distribution centre environment in significantly less time and at a fraction of the cost than was previously thought possible thanks to innovative rack reconfiguration technology available from Flexi Warehouse Systems – the warehouse planning and design consultancy services division of intralogistics solutions specialist, Narrow Aisle Ltd. Traditionally, moving racking runs to enable the width of the aisles within a logistics centre to be narrowed or, indeed, widened, has been a labour-intensive process that, in most cases, involves the dismantling and rebuilding of the

 
 

Modular powerhouse for heavy loads

08-02-2016
 Linde’s new heavy diesel forklift trucks HT100Ds to HT180Ds with hydrodynamic drive are the second series in the load capacity range between 10 and 18 tonnes that Linde Material Handling (Linde) is offering its customers as an alternative to the hydrostatic drive concept. The compact trucks set new standards in their weight class in terms of comfort, safety, operational efficiency and ease of maintenance. Due to the new vehicle geometry, the driver always has a clear view of the load and route, and thus ideal conditions for fast and safe working. In addition, the maintenance interval has increased to 750

 
 

CargoWise One Fully Compliant with New Zealand Trade Single Window Initiative

08-02-2016
WiseTech Global customers benefit from industry-leading development to meet NZCS requirements. WiseTech Global has announced that its industry leading, single platform solution, CargoWise One, is fully compliant with requirements for the New Zealand Customs Service (NZCS) and Ministry for Primary Industries’ (MPI) Trade Single Window (TSW) WCO3 reporting initiative. Lodging of the four Customs and MPI messages currently available in the TSW WCO3 format will become mandatory by November of 2016. Early adopting CargoWise One users are already sending over 1500 TSW WCO3 formatted messages each month with steady growth. The reported benefits of the new WCO3 TSW messaging are: ·         Streamlined processing with

 
 

John Deere Dealer Moves Facilities with Limited Disruption in Service

05-02-2016
New dealership provides ample room to grow and a neater system of binning and labeling for larger products. 

 
 

New mobile generator is an investment in client security

05-02-2016
Leading UK Food and Drink Logistics Company Culina has just announced a massive six figure investment in state of the art mobile generator technology to ensure the utmost security of clients’ products at all its chilled goods storage centres across the UK.  This move by Culina ensures that clients have the guarantee that their product temperature will be maintained in the event of a power outage. “This is a significant contingency investment by Culina to ensure that we are not compromised whilst client products are in our care”, said Bob White - Culina Facilities Manager  “We want to be completely confident that

 
 

Service Locator App helps customers on the road

04-02-2016
Hiab, part of Cargotec, has launched an easy-to-use mobile application, which the customers can use to locate to their closest authorised service point, and therefore ensure more uptime for their Hiab product.    "We are very proud of this launch, and are sure that it will benefit our customers greatly. We have a global service network in more than 120 countries to ensure local support, and with the app, our customers can locate these service point quicker than ever. This means more uptime for the product, and a longer lifetime, as it is serviced at an authorised service point," says Christian Bjorne, Vice

 
 

Intelligent Just-in-Sequence Delivery and Increasing Digitalization in the Automotive Industry

04-02-2016
    Intelligent Just-in-Sequence Delivery and Increasing Digitalization in the Automotive Industry   Also the third KIT - Klinkhammer Intralogistik Tag (Klinkhammer Intralogistics Day) was a big success. At the Wolfsburg site of IMPERIAL Logistics International more than 40 participants had the chance to become informed about the most recent trends and technologies in intralogistics and to have a close look at the automated small-parts warehouse of IMPERIAL LOGISTICS International. One highlight of the KIT:  the presentation of the new Warehouse-Management-System KlinkWARE.   For the third time in succession, the Klinkhammer Group organized the KIT – Klinkhammer Intralogistics Day. On November 12, 2015, more than 40

 
 

Efficient storage in the smallest possible space

02-02-2016
The optimum storage of materials is very important in the metal construction and trading industries and in processing centres. A storage system should use as little valuable space as possible, provide all products quickly, efficiently and without errors, be simple and intuitive to operate, and connect seamlessly to other logistics or machining processes. With the UNITOWER tower storage system, KASTO Maschinenbau GmbH KG, a leading manufacturer of saws and storage systems for sheet metal and bar stock, offers a solution which fulfils all these requirements as well as offering many other advantages. The system is available in three different designs: as UNITOWER for the storage of bar materials, UNITOWER B

 
 

Pioneering Container Weighing Product to Hit UK

02-02-2016
    Avery Weigh-Tronix has entered an agreement with New Zealand weighing equipment manufacturer, BISON. The collaboration exclusively

 
 

Anatwine to aid international expansion by improving delivery efficiency from warehouse to consumer

01-02-2016
Anatwine to aid international expansion of Inter City Group and heighten customer satisfaction by improving delivery efficiency from warehouse to consumer   Global online fashion network Anatwine has been deployed to further integrate the extensive watch portfolio of Inter City Group with its existing retail customers, as well as acting as a tool to open doors with new prospects in the UK and internationally.   Since the contract-signing, the designer, manufacturer and distributor of fashion, lifestyle and Swiss luxury brands, has agreed a roadmap with Anatwine that projects activity in at least 20 territories by 2017. The first being Germany, with an integration planned with

 
 

Mobile Commerce, Millennials and Faster Fulfilment will Drive Retail Innovation in 2016

01-02-2016
Consumer demand for personalised and seamless shopping experience key to retailer success in 2016, highlighting five strategic focus areas   Manhattan Associates, Inc. predicts a rapid migration to customer-centric retailing, more personalised shopping, and the pervasiveness of mobile commerce will present some of the biggest challenges and inspire some of the greatest innovations shaping retailers’ strategies during 2016.   Consumer spending shows no sign of slowing and will, according to new forecasts[1], help fuel UK economic growth in 2016, despite the current global economic turmoil. However, this increase in spend means mounting pressure for retailers that are frantically trying to keep up with consumers and their

 
 

Damco launches China B2C Logistics Programme for e-commerce

28-01-2016
Damco’s service offers a one-stop, end-to-end management solution for e-commerce logistics in China. With 1,500 local staff and 26 locations in China, Damco arranges the delivery to end-consumers in 1,600+ Chinese cities and promises a fast set-up and flexible, scalable implementation of customers’ e-commerce solutions. From inbound goods management to 'final mile' delivery The China B2C Logistics Programme covers the entire process from inbound goods management and consumer order receipt to final delivery. First, Damco manages the receiving of both domestic and imported goods into one of their locations across China. This can include quality control, managing customs clearance, and temporary

 
 

Warehouses can rent their lighting with new scheme

27-01-2016
  SIMON TAYLOR, MANAGING DIRECTOR OF AURA LIGHT UK, DISCUSSES NEW SCHEMES THAT USE PROJECTED ENERGY SAVINGS TO FINANCE NEW LIGHTING INSTALLATIONS. Lighting consumes approximately 20 per cent of all electricity in the world, 30 per cent of electricity in commercial spaces and 40 per cent of electricity in office buildings worldwide.  So it stands to reason that energy efficiency has become the hot topic when talking about lighting, with organisations asking themselves ‘How can we save more energy? How can we save on carbon emissions? How can we become more sustainable? How can we make financial savings?’ There are still many companies using old lighting installations

 
 

Yale celebrates production of 400,000th truck at Craigavon plant with charity donation

27-01-2016
To celebrate production of the 400,000th truck at its plant in Northern Ireland, Yale Europe Materials Handling has made the largest single charitable donation in its history. As the specially manufactured truck rolled off the production line, employees at the Craigavon factory marked the milestone by handing it over to international charity Oxfam, for use at its distribution centre in Bicester.   The ceremonial presentation of the Yale Veracitor VX, which has been signed by all of the staff at the Craigavon factory, was made to Oxfam GB’s Finance Director Alison Hopkinson by Craigavon Plant Manager Jim Downey during an exclusive event on

 
 

Design Award for

27-01-2016
UK safety barrier manufacturer A-SAFE has impressed judges at the esteemed iF Awards in Hamburg, winning the Product Award in the Industry/Skilled Trades category for the iFlex Barrier System.   The new range advances A-SAFE’s already world-leading series of protective barriers with improved impact performance and installation speed.   iFlex has modularity built in, allowing the customer ultimate flexibility. Innovative seals are a revolution for hygiene-sensitive environments and a multi-directional capability allows a safer, more economical fit in any facility.   The iF Design Awards identify outstanding achievements in design and are recognised the world over as a label of design excellence. The number of competitors

 
 

Three Crown Products Earn International Forklift of the Year Award Nominations

26-01-2016
Crown, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, earned nominations recently for three International Forklift of the Year (IFOY) Awards in 2016 by the international IFOY jury. Nominations include the Crown C-5 LPG-powered counterbalanced lift truck with hard cabin, Crown RT 4020 stand-up rider pallet truck, and Crown QuickPick Remote solution configured for Dutch supermarket chain Jumbo Supermarkten. “Our primary goal is to develop high quality, safe, reliable products and solutions that deliver real-world benefits and added value for our customers,” explains Ken Dufford, Crown Vice President Europe. “The fact that we have once again been nominated for this international

 
 

Commercial vehicle safety specialists go International

25-01-2016
UK Commercial vehicle safety specialists, Sentinel Systems, has increased its worldwide recognition simply through the visibility of its company website,www.reversewithsafety.com Based in rural Gloucestershire, the company has a successful team of nationwide engineers and field sales representatives that work to deliver top quality installations and services to fleet operators and commercial vehicle management

 
 

User demand for space saving storage solutions drives another year of growth for Narrow Aisle

25-01-2016
Narrow Aisle Ltd, manufacturer of the Flexi range of articulated forklift trucks and other intralogistics solutions, has announced that global sales of its products reached an all-time high in 2015. “The increase in volume sales that we experienced in 2015 fully justifies the investment that we made in the development of our UK production site in 2014,” says the company’s founder and managing director, Peter Wooldridge. “We extended our UK plant by 40 per cent in 2013 and, such has been the acceleration in demand for products in the Flexi range, this additional capacity is fully now utilised,” he adds. John Maguire, Commerical

 
 

IKEA new Russian DC will be Jungheinrich biggest project yet

22-01-2016
Jungheinrich has announced that it has won the contract to provide the handling systems for IKEA Russia’s new distribution centre.   A 45 metre high, high-bay warehouse measuring 200 metres in length and 130 metres in width, the store will offer a total of 210,000 pallet locations.   Jungheinrich group will act as general contractor for all intralogistics equipment installed at the new DC – which is located 50 kilometres north-west of Moscow - while also performing the role of systems integrator.   It is the biggest individual project ever undertaken by Jungheinrich and is due to be completed in 2017.    “Winning this

 
 

Why Apparel Retailer Analytics Need Item Level RFID

22-01-2016
Dean Frew, senior vice president of SML RFID Group Most retailers today have access to loads of data – much more than in years past. Big data is everywhere, and the name of the game is “analytics”. However, if a retailer’s inventory data is less than 80 percent accurate, what good is the hottest analytical software? It’s like looking at a 1 megapixel image on a 96” HD television. In order to use data analysis to improve operations for greater efficiency and profitability, a business first needs access to complete, up-to-date and accurate data. Apparel retailers need real-time data on their product

 
 

Safety drive prompts audits for 2016 explosion proof forklifts

21-01-2016
To counter the highly explosive problem of defective explosion proof forklifts being used in hazardous areas, Pyroban is offering Ex-ASA annual safety inspections as part of the purchase price of the conversion. A recent study by explosion protection specialist Pyroban has raised concerns that safety is not being maintained correctly on some industrial sites, fearing many explosion proof forklifts are unsafe and could cause an explosion. "Explosion proof forklifts are highly specialised pieces of safety equipment that should be maintained and audited in a very different way to standard forklifts," says Darren Boiling, Group After Sales Manager. "We care about the continued

 
 

Swedish pharmacy chain chooses solution to improve demand forecasting and optimise ordering

21-01-2016
LloydsApotek, a leading Swedish pharmacy chain, has chosen RELEX’s solution to improve demand forecasting and optimise ordering for its 80 pharmacies around the country.   Before implementing RELEX, LloydsApotek relied on a purchasing and replenishment system developed in-house. It worked well, but the company’s rapid growth prompted it to look for a more advanced and flexible system. “We felt we had a good solution, but we ran up against its limits when it came to demand forecasting, flexibility, and usage,” says Sebastian Wickberg, Purchasing and Logistics Manager at LloydsApotek. “We needed an efficient and user-friendly solution that could take us to the

 
 

Replace Sales with Communication to Accelerate Growth

20-01-2016
Martin Lee, Business Development Executive EMEA for WiseTech Global, explains that anyone who can make conversation can contribute to successful sales. Hearing the word “sales” can stir up a variety of emotions among your staff. Some of your team might immediately imagine themselves making cold-calls and feel all the anxiety it can bring, while others might feel excitement at the opportunity to speak with someone new and hear a new worldview or experience. Some human beings process emotions before reason; The fight or flight response has kept us safe throughout our existence and continues to do so. Fear, it seems, is our default

 
 

Fuel efficient drive train solution for reachstackers in the Asia Pacific region

20-01-2016
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, launches its new drive train system K-Motion solution into the Asia-Pacific region. Kalmar K-Motion, embedded into the programming of the Kalmar Gloria reachstacker, increases the efficiency and productivity of reachstackers by improving uptime, ergonomics and safety while also reducing fuel consumption, and therefore reducing emissions and running costs. The APAC launch, taking place on 19 January 2016 in Shanghai, China, follows the successful introduction to European markets in 2015.   The new solution continues Kalmar's long-term commitment to developing solutions that help customers meet their sustainability targets and minimise the environmental impact of their operations. Kalmar K-Motion's combination

 
 

Jungheinrich unveils revolutionary two shifts, one charge Kombi Stacker

18-01-2016
Jungheinrich has announced the launch a totally new narrow-aisle Kombi Stacker – the EKX 514-516 electric order picker and trilateral forklift. With a payload capacity of 1.6 Tonnes and a lift height of 18 metres, the new model offers maximum versatility for order picking and stacking operations.   Just one battery charge for two shifts   The truck is equipped with state-of-the-art control technology, completely new motor technology and an efficient energy management system. Its intelligent design makes use of high-strength steels, resulting in a weight reduction of 150 kilograms. “This means we can guarantee the efficient and economical operation of the

 
 

Logistics company Q4 results hint at change in retailer buying patterns

18-01-2016
Supply chain solutions specialist, Walker Logistics, has announced that during the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2015 the number of individual product units dispatched on behalf of the various clients that it serves from its UK, Berkshire-based fulfillment centre was up 89 per cent on the corresponding period 12 months earlier. Meanwhile, the number of customer orders fulfilled by Walker during Q4 2015 rose by 5.6 per cent. William Walker, the company’s sales and marketing director, believes the disparity between the percentage increase in orders processed and units picked reflects a growing willingness among retailers to order products in ever larger quantities. “Traditionally, our B2B

 
 

Coca Cola speeds up loading process thanks to Zetes scanning system on forklifts

15-01-2016
In order to gear the loading process to the accelerated warehouse processes, Zetes designed a new scanning system on Coca-Cola's forklifts in Dongen. Zetes also advised on the design of the forklift attachments together with the company Durwen. Coca-Cola has since reduced loading time by an impressive 6 minutes per lorry, whilst also improving safety and reducing the number of errors.    Coca-Cola's production plant in the Netherlands (Dongen) supplies the distribution centres of large supermarket chains, retail and catering businesses across the country. The company produces 6 days out of 7, 24 hours per day, in teams of 20 employees.

 
 

PDP Couriers Achieves WDA Licence

15-01-2016
PDP Couriers, the leader in clinical trial drug distribution and biological sample transportation has achieved its Wholesale Distribution Authorisation (WDA) licence, awarded by the UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). Achieving its WDA licence, PDP Couriers continues to focus on delivering value added services for its customers. Susan Lewis, Global Quality Manager & Responsible Person explained: “A WDA shows our customers that we take Good Distribution Practice seriously and provides assurance that products are safe and secure because they stay in one supply chain. “Initial feedback from our customers has been really positive and as a company we are

 
 

Mobile equipment gets a nose for flammable gas and vapour

14-01-2016
The number of businesses acting on concerns over mobile explosion risks in "safe" areas is growing, says Jim Maloney of Pyroban, as the company releases its 2016 version of safety device Gascheka duo. "At facilities where flammable materials are handled in volume, the areas that fall outside of designated Zone 1 or 2 hazardous areas are usually classed as safe," says Jim Maloney, Product Manager from explosion protection specialist Pyroban. "However, a growing number of businesses have had concerns about safety in their safe areas and have installed Gascheka duo to their vehicles working close to classified hazardous areas," Jim says, explaining that designated "safe"

 
 

7 things to consider when choosing your third party logistics provider

14-01-2016
Choosing the right third-party logistics provider can be challenging. With today’s business environment becoming increasingly innovative and fast-paced, the challenge of finding your perfect match is harder than ever before.   You’ve worked on your product development, your business strategies are in place, but a highly-effective supply chain solution is often the missing piece of the puzzle. If your product isn’t in front of your customers on time and on budget, your distribution channels can become a cost drain rather than a value-adding process, meaning your choice of supplier is a key strategic decision.   Effectively vetting your 3PL provider can help

 
 

Benoit de la Tour appointed President, Navis and head of software business in Kalmar

13-01-2016
Benoit de la Tour has been appointed President, Navis and the head of software business in Kalmar as of 1 February 2016. Based in Oakland, California, he will report to Chairman of the Navis Board Olli Isotalo and be part of Kalmar Management. Benoit brings with him more than 20 years of experience in developing global software business and deep knowledge of supply chain software applications and related services. Most recently, he served as Vice President and General Manager for Europe, Middle East and Africa for Ciena, a global supplier of telecommunications networking equipment, software and services. Prior to that, he worked for Microsoft

 
 

Port Manatee fueling Southwest Florida

13-01-2016
Port Manatee is playing a key role in literally fueling Southwest Florida’s economy, serving as the gateway for nearly 100 million gallons of gasoline and related fuels on an annual basis.             Under a newly inked agreement, Port Manatee is now the fuel hub for a nine-county region encompassing more than 30 stores of Atlanta-based RaceTrac Petroleum Inc.             “Each day, RaceTrac transports enough gasoline from the Port Manatee terminal to fuel more than 20,000 Southwest Florida vehicles,” said Max McBrayer, chief supply officer for RaceTrac. “As RaceTrac continues to expand its presence in Southwest Florida, our operations at Port Manatee allow

 
 

Special dedicated display area for cranes and lifting equipment at CeMAT

12-01-2016
Cranes and Lifting Equipment Pavilion puts digitalization center stage   Ergonomics and digitalization are the defining features of the workplace in production and logistics. The manufacturers of cranes and crane systems have to adjust to the challenges of the new working environment, and at the upcoming CeMAT will be showcasing their latest products in the newly designed special display area “Cranes and Lifting Equipment Pavilion” in Hall 27. “We’ve provided an excellent platform here for the industry to present their achievements in a dynamic environment. Manufacturers of cranes and lifting equipment will be demonstrating their own strengths, and showing visitors how their products can

 
 

Seven tips for ERP success

12-01-2016
Ron Martin, Managing Partner of Enapps, a leading ERP supplier for SMEs gives seven tips for SMEs who may be considering an ERP business system.   Know exactly where you are and where you want to be from a business perspective   You need to know exactly where you are, before you can move forward. By this we mean making sure that your current business workflow is well documented and understood by your senior management team, you all know and agree on the things which need changing and all want to move forward with the changes. Full management team buy-in is essential,

 
 

Rack clad automated warehouses at the heart of new healthcare facility

10-01-2016
Jungheinrich’s Systems and Projects Division has provided a turnkey solution for global healthcare company, Grifols ,completing two highly automated rack clad warehouses at the heart of the company’s new worldwide operations in Dublin.   Officially opened in October by Richard Bruton, Ireland's Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, the new facility is a cornerstone of Grifols international growth strategy and represents a total investment in the project of 100 million dollars.   The buildings, which occupy 22,000 square metres on a site measuring 11 hectares, have been designed to facilitate the global distribution of plasma-derived products supporting operations in over 67 countries by maximizing

 
 

New book guides food supply chain professionals through all the complexities

10-01-2016
Professor Samir Dani guides food supply chain professionals through all the complexities THE global food supply chain is more important and complex than ever, with rafts of new regulations, including measures to deal with “food crime”, which have been prompted by episodes such as the UK’s recent horsemeat scandal.  Now a University of Huddersfield professor has produced a book that provides people working in the field with a complete overview of these complex issues and many more.  It has already won an international award. Dr Samir Daniis a Professor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management and Head of Logistics, Operations and Hospitality

 
 

Smaller logistics companies can beat their larger competitors

08-01-2016
  www.walkerlogistics.com Any logistics company providing ‘value added’ services must have the necessary depth of experience in managing sophisticated logistics tasks and organising human resources says William Walker, head of sales and marketing at Berkshire-based, Walker Logistics Added ingredient For many companies a lack of facilities, manpower or resources can mean that making even the simplest product enhancements becomes anything but the straightforward task that it should be. Upgrading an established line’s packaging configuration, introducing additional or varied instruction pamphlets or carrying out modifications to key components that require only the lightest of fabrication tasks are all essentially simple operations, but any company lacking the assets to

 
 

Zupplychain launches Feb 2016 an innovative solution for buying and selling pallet storage

08-01-2016
Zupplychain, a brand new b2b website to match warehouse space with pallets needing storage, launches in February 2016. The site allows providers to register their available pallet spaces and potential customers to search according to their requirements. Zupplychain has been inspired by its founders’ experience of running manufacturing and distribution businesses - with space requirements and stock often fluctuating – and the growing market in ‘peer to peer’ or ‘aggregating’ sites such as Airb2b and Uber. As Managing Director Martin Elgood explains: ‘Much as we tried, we often didn’t have the stock levels we predicted: either our customers sold more than expected, or

 
 

Interior design for optimum intralogistics efficiency

06-01-2016
The efficient operation of the warehouse or distribution centre remains fundamental to the successful implementation of any company’s supply chain strategy, writes John Maguire, FCILT. It is perhaps surprising then that within some businesses - from SMEs to global corporations - the importance of optimizing the warehouse function can sometimes be overlooked. I have lost count of the number of companies I have been to that, over a period of years, have happily ploughed money in to in all parts of the business except the warehouse and its IT systems and are then surprised when, one day, they realise that the facility is

 
 

UPN launch SmartPOD - its new multi-platform live signature capture App

06-01-2016
Leading UK Pallet Sector Operator – UPN has just launched “SmartPOD” the company’s unique new multi-platform Live Signature Capture App.  Bespoke to UPN, SmartPOD is an industry-leading App tailored specifically to the UPN operation enabling UPN members to consistently provide 100 pre cent live signature capture. The SmartPOD is available for both Android and Apple smart phones. These phones make up over 95 per cent of the mobile market enabling UPN to maximise Live Signature Capture.  SmartPOD is the third generation Live Signature Capture App from UPN. Six months in development this exciting new App has several enhancements. It is faster, more

 
 

Jungheinrich step in to help Cumbria flood relief effort

05-01-2016
When Storm Desmond hit the UK in early December more than 6,000 homes across Cumbria and the North West were affected by flooding.   In towns such as Keswick, Kendal and Cockermouth, many residents had to be evacuated and moved in to temporary accommodation for their safety.   The storm victim’s plight was made worse when the rising water levels caused severe damage to an electricity substation, leaving hundreds of properties across the area without power for days.   As the flood waters subsided and the huge mop-up operation got underway, Preston gift shop owner, Janey Deakin, took to social media to appeal for donations of

 
 

One hour solution webinars for supply chain and global trade management

05-01-2016
• One-hour solution webinars for supply chain and global trade management • Webinars run from 12th January 2016 to 13th December 2016   AEB, one of Europe’s leading providers of global trade and supply chain management software solutions, is offering a series of free webinars throughout 2016. Highlighting how to improve operational and regulatory efficiency with the help of AEB’s solution ASSIST4,  the webinars run between 12th January and 13th December 2016. Participants can register at www.aeb.com/demo.   Supply chain and global trade professionals across all industry sectors have the opportunity to find out about the latest supply chain management and global trade software solutions without

 
 

Key Channel Partner order for Industrial Vehicle Management Systems from Mexico

04-01-2016
I.D. Systems, Inc. a leading provider of wireless solutions for the Industrial Internet of Things, has received an order through its strategic channel partner, Southeast Industrial Equipment Inc. (SIE), to supply its PowerFleet wireless industrial Vehicle Management System (VMS). SIE will deploy 175 units of I.D. Systems’ next-generation VMS, VAC4, at a multi-building distribution facility in Mexico for a global leader in household appliances. I.D. Systems will remotely host the system, and provide service and support over a three-year period. The installation will mark the second deployment of I.D. Systems’ PowerFleet solution for the end customer. “This order builds on the momentum we

 
 

14th International Trade Fair for Distribution,

02-01-2016
In 2016 LogiMAT will for the first time be taking up all the available space at the Stuttgart trade fair centre. The exhibitors will be showcasing many innovations and new products in a range of different fields. Industry 4.0, the Internet of Things and the ever-expanding area of e-commerce are overarching themes addressed by the solutions providers and in the high-calibre accompanying programme. LogiMAT 2016 will also feature – for the third time at the show – the “Platform for Modern Trading Processes”: TradeWorld.   Under the motto of “Being innovative – Shaping change”, LogiMAT takes place in Stuttgart between 8 and

 
 

Innovative pallets at LogiMAT 2016.

02-01-2016
At LogiMAT (Hall 3 / Stand B31), Cabka IPS will be showing selected products from its extensive portfolio of plastic pallets. For example, interested visitors can take a look at the BigBag Divider, one of our company's latest products. It can be used to more efficiently transport and store flexible intermediate bulk containers, also called big bags. This loading equipment is easy to stack; during handling it protects the filled bags from the fork arms of industrial trucks to reduce downtimes and costs. The BigBag Divider can be used wherever bulk goods are transported or stored in big bags, which are

 
 

One solution for e-commerce excess packaging

31-12-2015
There has been a lot of coverage on the topic of e-commerce Excess Packaging this week on BBC Radio 4 Today and the Jeremy Vine show on BBC Radio 2, with frustrated UK consumers posting photographs on Twitter showing the excessive packaging on their Christmas deliveries. Many consumers order their gifts on-line to make life easier, only to have them arrive in way oversized boxes that have their void filled out with scrunched up paper, air bags, bubble wrap or polystyrene chips. Linkx systems, a packaging systems company with many years experience within the packaging industry have developed a patented machine, called Box Sizer,

 
 

Selling in a Digital World

31-12-2015
Bill Todd, Business Development Manager for WiseTech Global, considers how the changing sales landscape requires a change in your sales approach. Chicago, USA, December 29, 2015.  Technology and automation are not only helping today’s logistics companies gain momentum in their operations, they are also changing the way freight forwarders and brokers sell their services. Selling successfully in today’s digital world takes a new mindset. Clients want to know just as much about how they’ll access information as they do about how you’ll move their freight. The logistics industry is going through a generational change. Many of the mid-range operators are family-owned companies, and

 
 

Automating the Art of the Sale

23-12-2015
Gene Gander, VP Business Development – Americas, explains that for your sales force to reach their productivity potential, the process has to come before the tools. Recent research has shown that sales people are only using a third of their day to work on bottom-line sales tasks. So what are they doing the rest of the time? Is your sales team running in their own direction, or are they leading your business where you want it to go? Without a formal sales process in place, it can be hard to know for sure. Sales automation software may be seen as the initial

 
 

Free 2016 webinar programme is now open for registration from AEB

23-12-2015
• One-hour solution webinars for supply chain and global trade management • Webinars run from 12th January 2016 to 13th December 2016 AEB, one of Europe’s leading providers of global trade and supply chain management software solutions, is offering a series of free webinars throughout 2016. Highlighting how to improve operational and regulatory efficiency with the help of AEB’s solution ASSIST4, the webinars run between 12th January and 13th December 2016. Participants can register at www.aeb.com/demo. Supply chain and global trade professionals across all industry sectors have the opportunity to find out about the latest supply chain management and global trade software

 
 

Sustainable construction leads to recognition for DP World London Gateway Logistics Centre

22-12-2015
Phase one of the DP World London Gateway Logistics Centre has received The Planet Mark certification from Planet First, a sustainability and certification service provider, working in conjunction with the iconic Eden Project in Cornwall.   The Logistics Centre, which was the first building to be constructed on the DP World London Gateway Logistics Park, uses 33 per cent less carbon on average than other buildings serving a similar purpose and of a similar size.   To achieve this, carbon reduction was considered at each phase of the building's life. The Logistics Centre has over 1000 solar panels to provide low carbon, renewable energy

 
 

A range of space saving intralogistics solutions on show at LogiMAT

22-12-2015
Visitors to the forthcoming LogiMAT Exhibition will be able to see the extensive range of intralogistics solutions designed and built by leading UK-based materials handling technology specialist, Narrow Aisle Ltd. Narrow Aisle Ltd is perhaps best known for its Flexi range of articulated forklift trucks. There are more than 5,000 Flexis built by the company in operation at diverse installations in all parts of the world and the truck’s popularity is due, in part, to the fact that it is able to work at the same speed as a counterbalance forklift truck and operate comfortably and safely within very narrow aisles. Flexi technology

 
 

Fruit Logistica 2016

21-12-2015
At Fruit Logistica 2016,  where over 65,000 visitors from 130 countries including importers, exporters, fruit and vegetable producers, wholesalers, retailers, packaging and handling, plus transport and logistics specialists. Cabka-IPS will be showing boxes and presentation systems that demonstrate their superiority both when used individually and in combination. The pallets and boxes from Cabka IPS are improving logistical processes and point-of-sale produce presentation in the food industry. The company will be showing selected highlights from its range of products February 3-5, 2016, at Fruit Logistica in Berlin (Hall 21 / Stand B-03). Many of the products exhibited are not only outstanding products

 
 

Six ways a forklift can cause an explosion in a hazardous area

21-12-2015
Pyroban has issued an infographic explaining how a standard forklift could cause an explosion in a hazardous area. The safety company says that it is in response to seeing a number of European facilities operating unprotected forklifts in potentially explosive atmospheres. “We want to remind forklift users and suppliers about the basic science of an explosion. It is an unavoidable fact that a standard forklift has multiple sources of ignition and will complete the ignition triangle,” says Terry Andrews, Sales Manager Europe and North Africa, Pyroban Group. “Taking an unprotected forklift into a potentially explosive atmosphere where flammable material is processed or stored,

 
 

TradeWorld 2016 at the heart of Logimat

21-12-2015
TradeWorld 2016 has expanded its exhibitor base and will occupy a prominent spot in Hall 6 at the heart of LogiMAT 2016. The trade platform is a veritable information hub, with solutions for designing, managing, and digitizing your processes in purchasing, marketing, sales, payment, distribution, returns management, and after-sales.   The digitization of our world presents manufacturers and retailers with a brand-new set of challenges. Commercial enterprises must adjust their sales and distribution processes to accommodate both conventional business models and new consumer buying habits driven increasingly by mobile communications. “The multichannel, omnichannel, or rather cross-channel integration of sales channels in both offline

 
 

Picking storage for an omnichannel world

18-12-2015
Edward Hutchison, managing director of Bito Storage Systems, explains how order picking and storage systems are the core of a successful omnichannel retail fulfilment strategy Omnichannel retail is imposing a radical shift in logistics practices.  When you drill right down to the core of the challenges created by these changes, storage systems play a key role of an intralogistics strategy required for successful omnichannel fulfilment.  Customers’ expectations of the omnichannel retailer are sky high: they want the same range of stock and availability through whichever channel suits them best.  While the rapid growth of the online shopping channel created a surge in

 
 

Rack clad automated warehouses at the heart of new healthcare facility

18-12-2015
Jungheinrich’s Systems & Projects Division has provided a turnkey solution for global healthcare company, Grifols - completing two highly automated rack-clad warehouses at the heart of the company’s new worldwide operations in Dublin.   Officially opened in October by Richard Bruton, Ireland's Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, the new facility is a cornerstone of Grifols’ international growth strategy and represents a total investment in the project of 100 million dollars.   The buildings, which occupy 22,000 square metres on a site measuring 11 hectares, have been designed to facilitate the global distribution of plasma-derived products supporting operations in over 67 countries by

 
 

Multimodal Transportation of a 300T cable reel from the UK to the USA

17-12-2015
  WWL ALS UK International Limited’s project team in Hull, East Yorkshire, UK supported by their in-house chartering and ship’s agency department recently arranged the door to door transportation of the heaviest load  ( with a combined vehicle weight of 534 T ) to leave steel rope manufacturer Brunton Shaw in Worksop. The 300T reel of OCEANMAX® steel wire rope manufactured by Brunton Shaw and destined for the Gulf of Mexico, was transported from Worksop to Goole by road. Preparations for the loading included a jacking & skating operation and a trailer configuration build, which took a total of 5 days to

 
 

New Consumer Goods and Retail Industry Study Reveals Need to Rethink the Value Chain

17-12-2015
The Consumer Goods Forum and Capgemini call for needed industry change to secure long-term, sustainable growth; Existing value chains must evolve to consumer-driven value networks   The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) and Capgemini today published results from their new report "Rethinking the Value Chain: New Realities in Collaborative Business". The report identifies future trends in the consumer products and retail (CPR) sector and concludes that traditional value chains are no longer sufficient to keep pace. In order to secure long-term growth, it recommends the adoption of a "value network" approach to doing business. The report was unveiled during the CGF's Board of Directors meeting in Amsterdam, with special recognition going to Muhtar Kent, Chairman & CEO of The Coca-Cola Company, and

 
 

Narrow Aisle sales role expanded to take in Middle East

17-12-2015
Narrow Aisle Ltd has announced that Pete Lancaster has been appointed to the position of Business Development Manager for the Middle East and Europe. Mr Lancaster was previously responsible for Narrow Aisle’s European territory alone but his role has been expanded to cover the Middle East as a response to increasing demand for the company’s range of Flexi articulated forklift truck-based intralogistics solutions across that region. Having joined Narrow Aisle after studying languages at Birmingham University (he is fluent in four languages) Pete Lancaster will be based at Narrow Aisle’s offices in the UK but much of his time will be spent

 
 

New rider pallet truck that allows the operator to adapt driving positions while cross docking.

17-12-2015
Hyster has launched a new tough rider pallet truck that allows the operator to adapt driving positions while cross docking. The new Hyster RP2.0-2.5N series has been designed and built for intense use in demanding warehouse applications, such as loading and unloading trailers, transporting pallets between pick up and drop off points, and for cross docking operations.  It can be used in a range of high intensity industry sectors such as warehousing, distribution, and food and drink where reliability and durability are vital for medium to long distance pallet movements. “The Hyster RP2.0-2.5N Rider Pallet Truck is ideally suited to unloading a lorry at

 
 

Dematic acquires warehouse execution software provider

15-12-2015
Dematic, a leading global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain, announced today the completion of its acquisition of Reddwerks Corporation. The acquired company is a leading innovator of Warehouse Execution Software (WES) that provides customers with real-time decision engines to optimize material and information flow in the supply chain. Reddwerks will operate as a subsidiary of Dematic under the tradename Dematic Reddwerks, offering an enhanced software suite that provides responsive order fulfillment to Dematic and Dematic Reddwerks customers. Ulf Henriksson, Dematic President and CEO stated, “We are pleased to announce the acquisition of Reddwerks

 
 

Linde MH expands its range of industrial trucks using lithium-ion technology

15-12-2015
Since the introduction of lithium-ion (Li-ion) technology to Linde Material Handling’s (MH) product portfolio, these maintenance-free batteries have proven their worth in a wide spectrum of applications, including the cold storage and food logistics sectors, for example. Due to the positive response from the market, the company is now offering a significantly expanded range. In addition to the previously available pedestrian pallet trucks Linde T16 ION and Linde T18 ION, now pallet trucks with stand-on platform, low level order pickers and initial tow tractor models can also be ordered with Li-ion technology. Moreover, new and more powerful batteries with a

 
 

Fronius to showcase innovative battery charging technology at LogiMAT

15-12-2015
The global leader in battery charging technology, Fronius, will present its wide range of products and services at LogiMAT 2016 (from March 8th to 16th, Stuttgart). The main highlight will be the Ri charging process, which was developed by Fronius and has completely revolutionised the charging of batteries for electrically powered forklift trucks. By increasing energy efficiency during charging, and thereby reducing energy costs, it extends the service life of the batteries. With the new generation of Selectiva battery charging systems, which already use the Ri charging process, not only does Fronius set itself apart from conventional charging technologies, but also from the competition. On its LogiMAT stand (Hall 8,

 
 

DB Schenker Logistics to expand its land transport network in the UK

12-12-2015
Early 2016 the transportation and logistics services provider of the Deutsche Bahn AG acquires 75 percent of Redhead Holdings Ltd. As part of the continual development of its land network, DB Schenker Logistics will combine its road-activities in the UK in a joint venture with UK logistics company Redhead International. Schenker AG will acquire a 75 percent of the UK company early 2016. A takeover of the remaining 25 percent share is foreseen, contractual after four years. The two businesses will be merged in a reverse integration and will trade as Redhead International which will continue to be developed by

 
 

Columbus McKinnon Corporation Celebrates its 140th Anniversary

12-12-2015
A trusted and respected manufacturer of material handling products since 1875 . Columbus McKinnon Corporation is celebrating its 140th anniversary as a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of material handling products, systems and services. Designed to efficiently and ergonomically move, lift, position and secure materials, our key products include hoists, cranes, actuators, rigging tools and digital power and motion control systems that are used everywhere from offshore oil platforms to international sporting events.   “Service, innovation, quality products and engineered solutions have been the foundation of Columbus McKinnon for the past 140 years and will propel us into the future,” said Tim

 
 

Handling Specialty hydraulic stage lifts, used to transform pool into a spectacular stage

10-12-2015
On December 4th, many millions watched The Amazing Race contestants enter the largest water extravaganza stage show in the world today. Though there were many groups involved in the building of the City of Dreams Theatre in China, Handling Specialty played a huge roll in the realization of its spectacular show; The House of Dancing Water.   Macau is located on the western bank of the Pearl River Delta in southern Guangdong, China and lies some 60 kilometers to the west of Hong Kong. The Amazing Race took their contestants to the underwater stage show to test the teams and discover who

 
 

Damco website brings innovation to online logistics

10-12-2015
Damco, one of the world’s leading providers of supply chain management and freight forwarding services, launched their new website www.damco.com. The mobile responsive website is a key element in Damco’s broader online engagement strategy.   The platform makes it easier than ever to interact with the company online, request quotations, get answers to various questions, get in touch with industry experts or quickly locate one of Damco’s 300 worldwide offices.   Sharing supply chain expertise Answering their customers’ call for in-depth supply chain expertise, the website contains a comprehensive variety of logistics know-how. There are dozens of downloadable case studies, e-guides and authoritative white papers,

 
 

21st Century logistics solution for time-sensitive fresh produce

09-12-2015
Monday 30th November saw the first scheduled delivery of fresh seafood by train, from Cornwall direct to the heart of London, with the launch of the new InterCity RailFreight (ICRF) service on the Great Western Railway (GWR) network.  This is the first time in over 25 years that live seafood has been carried from Cornwall by rail and could well prove to be a milestone in helping the Cornish fishing industry grow its market and profitability.  Road haulage has long proved problematic in terms of reliability with many producers citing financial losses through theft and damage to products with up to 10% of

 
 

Explosion proof forklifts for ADPO chemical warehouses

09-12-2015
Chemical logistics business ADPO has acquired a new generation of explosion proof forklift trucks for its Antwerp operations. The Toyota forklift trucks were converted by Pyroban for “safety without compromise” in Zone 2 hazardous areas. “Safety is the number one priority across our three sites in Antwerp,” says Karel Stoop, responsible forAntwerp Distribution and Products Operations’ (ADPO) mobile equipment. “With such significant volumes of flammable material being stored and handled, we operate with the highest environmental, safety and health regulations without compromise, which is why we use Pyroban explosion protected forklifts.” On the left bank of the river Scheldt, is ADPO’s main facility,

 
 

Employer branding at BEUMER Group

08-12-2015
Skilled personnel are hard to find, not only in Germany. The reasons for this are rooted, among other things, in demographic development. The job market is becoming more emotion-based. Soft skills such as team play and communication, and values like work-life balance and self-realisation are becoming more and more important. Another decisive factor is the business location: the more rural the area is, the harder it is to attract new employees. Urban areas on the other hand face a different problem: potential employers are more likely to "fight" over the most talented applicants (often called a "war for talents"). Located in the Münsterland, a region that is known for

 
 

Hyster demonstrates full range of port equipment at TOC Middle East 2015

08-12-2015
The full range of Hyster materials handling equipment, from pallet trucks to container handlers, plays a key role in many port centric operations. As the only full line supplierproviding a complete solution to transfer goods from ship to store, Hyster is exhibiting at TOC Middle East 2015, from 8-9 December, in Dubai. “The handling needs at ports, terminals and port centric warehouses in the hinterland require materials handling equipment of all sizes and types, at various stages of the supply chain, from ship to shore to the store and onto the shop floor” explains Kate Pointeau, Brand Manager, Hyster. The complete Hyster range includes ReachStackers,

 
 

Culina win juicy contract with AMC

07-12-2015
AMC have taken the decision to switch and sign with Culina for UK distribution of its full range of juice products. AMC are looking for a stable partner and a long term contract. Culina will be working with MMUK, the UK subsidiary of AMC, handling over 140 different products on their behalf. “AMC are looking to actively expand in the UK. The decision to switch to Culina was integral to our plans. We need a logistics supplier we can rely on completely”, said Mark Graham of MMUK, “Through MMUK we are working with the most demanding retailer networks, clients who insist

 
 

Trelleborg to launch Interfit service brand in Australia, New Zealand

07-12-2015
Trelleborg Wheel Systems is to rebrand Solid Service, its Australian industrial tyre service business as Interfit, bringing it in line with the Trelleborg’s other tyre service operations around the world.   Paul Hansen, Managing Director of Interfit Australia, says: “This is a really exciting development for our operations here in Australia and New Zealand, and great news for our customers. The Interfit brand is well known and respected as a key business partner for the global materials handling industry. Working under the Interfit umbrella means that we will continue to build on the reputation we have built over the past three decades

 
 

Second Sustainability Report reaffirms leading position for Toyota in Europe

04-12-2015
  Published today, the second sustainability report from leading forklift truck company Toyota Material Handling Europe (TMHE) demonstrates its commitment to maximise safety, optimise business processes and minimise environmental impact throughout the value chain.   The report ‘Dual Impact: together we make a difference’ shares measurable progress on 24 out of 25 sustainability targets set. It acknowledges the efforts of TMHE, its partners and stakeholders to meet targets and improve sustainability performance. EcoVadis, a provider of sustainability supply chain ratings, has ranked Toyota Material Handling Europe alongside the world’s top 2% of companies. This means that Toyota has demonstrated class-leading transparency and has achieved ‘Advanced

 
 

Kalmar to introduce industry first fast charging solution for electric powered shuttle and straddle carriers

04-12-2015
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, announced today that it will introduce the industry first fast charging solution for electric powered shuttle and straddle carriers. The Kalmar FastCharge(TM) solution is locally emission free and can be applied to both automated and manual operation. The Kalmar FastCharge solution is based on the same opportunity charging technology that is used in electric buses. The charging station with a pantograph direct current charging system is located flexibly on the working route of the machines in the terminal. The machine has modern Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries which enable fast charging to be used. Charging happens during the idle time in the

 
 

1st BME Global Pharma Supply Chain Congress in Frankfurt

03-12-2015
Global Supply Chain Leaders of the most important pharma companies in the world will gather on the 1st BME Global Pharma Supply Chain Congress. The pioneering European pharma supply chain networking forum takes place at the Frankfurt Marriott Hotel from 22nd to 25th February 2016 under the main theme Innovative patient-centric supply chain models to improve access to medicines worldwide.  The program includes some of today’s hottest supply chain topics, such as: ·         Leading edge supply chain practices, e.g. end-to-end supply chain integration, market segmentation strategies & horizontal and vertical collaboration ·         Distribution excellence as a key driver for commercial success ·         How supply chain can add true value for the patients and contribute to

 
 

Innovative new sorter technology help huge spikes in demand

03-12-2015
Huge spikes in demand created by big single-day retailing events, such as Black Friday and Cyber Monday, are putting retail supply chains under enormous stress. Dematic has found a solution that counters ‘mega peaks’ with ‘super flexibility’.   Last November an imported US retailing phenomenon dubbed Black Friday sent shock waves through UK retail supply chains. In a single day IMRG, the UK industry association for online retail, estimated £810 million was spent online by British shoppers, creating what can only be described as a ‘mega spike’ in demand. Online shopping tracker Postcode Anywhere said the event resulted in 404,835 orders being

 
 

Pacline Overhead Conveyors Launches New Website Offering Enhanced User Experience

02-12-2015
Pacline Overhead Conveyors is pleased to announce the launch of their new, expanded and redesigned website: http://www.pacline.com. The new website features numerous new conveyor images and videos with technical details, features and applications of all PACLINE conveyor products. From the Home Page of the new website visitors can keep up-to- date on the latest news, case studies and product developments.   PACLINE’s website was redesigned as part of their commitment to being industry leaders. The state-of-the-art website offers new, informative content such as details on PACLINE’s testing facility, quality assurance guarantee, upcoming tradeshow dates and company history. As well, 5 new pages

 
 

Toyota Kirloskar Motor employee crowned inaugural Forklift Operator of the Year India

02-12-2015
Srinivasa N D employee, of Toyota Kirloskar Motor, has been crowned the inaugural  ‘ForkliftOperator of the Year – India 2015’ following a tough competition, which culminated in six live challenges at the Grand Finale on 19th November 2015. As well as the esteemed title of ‘Forklift Operator of the Year- India’, Srinivasa was presented with a trophy and will receive an all expenses paid trip to the UK to participate in the RTITB 2016 International Operator of the Year competition at the IMHX, in Birmingham. “One of the main reasons to run this competition was to showcase the contribution that operators make to logistics. These people are

 
 

New protection device to prevent damage and scratching to forklift loads

01-12-2015
Leading UK attachments manufacturer, Invicta, has developed a new protection device to prevent damage and scratching to forklift loads. The new Load Buffers attach magnetically to fork uprights, providing a 25mm encapsulated foam pad to cushion impact when loading and unloading and prevent collision damage with the fork carriage. The units are available to suit standard 80mm wide, 100mm wide and 125mm wide forks, but can be manufactured to suit any size or configuration of fork upright. Invicta managing director, Peter Sharpe, explained how the product had evolved from customer feedback and various prototypes. Said Peter: “Sleeves and protection for forks are already

 
 

Temporary workers the best solution at busy times for logistics operators?

01-12-2015
With the British public apparently set for a record breaking online shopping spree in the run up to Christmas, a shortage of good quality temporary warehousing staff could result in significant delays to the delivery of many orders, one leading logistics company has warned.   “Many companies operating in the logistics industry rely on short-term additions to their permanent staff to ensure that spikes in their clients’ output are met,” says William Walker of Berkshire-based online fulfillment specialist, Walker Logistics.   “But, it is clear from our own previous experiences that at times like Christmas and Easter the caliber of the people that

 
 

The inexorable rise of Intralogistics

01-12-2015
Every year since 2013, Intralogistics Europe has consolidated its strategic position amongst manufacturers and distributors by highlighting innovations that subsequently have become standards. The rise of multichannel distribution and the programmes of retailers fuel the growth in the market. Logistics services suppliers also drive investment. Elsewhere, the search for modernisation of the warehouse, improvements in productivity and process optimisation are a permanent activity. In emphasizing verticalisation with the most promising activity sectors (e-commerce, retail, the food industry, FMCG, pharmaceuticals/healthcare, spare parts, etc.) and by creating a link between the manufacturers of handling equipment and industrial property specialists, builders of warehouse and logistics

 
 

Increased safety with Linde SpeedAssist driver assistance system

30-11-2015
Radar sensors set the pace  The transition space between the indoor and outdoor areas of logistics centres and production halls is usually a safety-critical zone. Outdoors forklift drivers quickly accelerate their vehicles to top speed. Upon returning, they should reduce their speed in good time to bring their cargo safely to its destination and to protect all employees in the work environment. The “Linde SpeedAssist” supports both the drivers and the warehouse and logistics managers in charge of this task. Featuring weather-independent radar technology, stepwise adjustable response times and adjustable sensor sensitivity, the retrofit solution from Linde Material Handling (MH) sets

 
 

Review of the Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference

30-11-2015
2,000 Industry Elites Explore China’s Belt and Road Opportunities The fifth edition of the Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference (ALMC) opened on the 17/11/15 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). The two-day event (17-18 November) was jointly organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). The opening day saw a series of activities, including the plenary forum examining China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Around 2,000 industry elites from some 30 countries and regions attended the ALMC, which is the largest industry conference of its kind in Asia. Speaking at the opening

 
 

Luxury lingerie brand chooses Torque for its logistics

27-11-2015
Leading end-to-end logistics services provider Torque has added another luxury brand to its repertoire by partnering with luxurious lingerie and sleepwear brand Bluebella. Torque currently manages the brand’s wholesale stock overseeing deliveries from suppliers and shipments into its Leeds distribution centre. The logistics specialist provides a full pick & pack service, bespoke re-labelling and despatch of all sales orders to wholesale and retail customers. From February 2016 Torque will take on all e-commerce operations, freight and stock outlet management to provide a comprehensive logistics service. Explaining the appointment, Emily Bendell, founder and CEO, Bluebella said: “We chose Torque because, as a

 
 

Can online retailers create the perfect ecommerce assortment

25-11-2015
When it comes to inventory management, ecommerce – whether it be stand-alone or as part of an omni-channel strategy - gives retailers the opportunity to offer customers a vast assortment of products without the limitations of having everything in their own warehouse. Because many items in an online assortment are only ordered from the supplier when a customer makes a purchase, traditional inventory management constraints are removed, allowing retailers to run millions of items on their catalogue. Unfortunately, the retailer still needs to decide what to keep in stock.   In online retail, things happen fast and making quick decisions is imperative.

 
 

CeMAT and transport logistic united by digitalization

25-11-2015
Deutsche Messe and Messe München continue their successful partnership CeMAT is a trade show dedicated to the internal logistics (aka intralogistics) sector, and “transport logistic,” as its name suggests, is a trade show dedicated to the external logistics sector. Both shows have a strong focus on digitalization because digitalization links internal and external logistics and is a source of unprecedented challenges for both sectors. CeMAT’s perspective on these challenges is encapsulated in its lead theme, “Smart Supply Chain Solutions” – a reflection of the pivotal role of logistics in today’s increasingly digitalized and integrated industrial value chains. “Order and shipment sizes

 
 

FPS chooses electric Moffett for night-time deliveries

24-11-2015
Hiab, part of Cargotec, has sold three MOFFETT E4 20.1 truck-mounted forklifts to FPS in the UK. The order has been booked into Cargotec's Q3 order intake.   FPS has been in distribution and wholesaling for over 80 years, with a portfolio that spans the Automotive, Leisure and Maintenance & Accessories sectors. Operating from 22 sites across the UK, the company is able to meet customers' needs on a same-day or next-day basis, something that no-one else in this market can offer.    To achieve optimum service-levels, FPS delivers palletised items from the National Distribution Centre in Sheffield to 19 regional hubs throughout the

 
 

The Power of Global Netting Takes the Pressure off Transactions

24-11-2015
Mike Coney, WiseTech Global’s Vice President of Business Development Asia, explains how everyfreight forwarder can benefit from a banking-grade clearing system. Sydney, Australia, November 19, 2015.  When profit margins are pressured, many call for reduced overheads, which results in a growing momentum for a logical and rationalized process for Agent Accounting. Freight forwarders can now reap the benefits of increased administrative productivity and lower costs by simplifying how they transact with their trading partners around the world. How can they achieve this? The answer is the quantifiable advantages of Netting clearing systems. Any freight forwarder - whether a company within a global multi-national

 
 

Pay review time

23-11-2015
Within any non-automated warehouse operation, labour costs are likely to represent the most significant overhead. And, of all the staff employed to work on the ‘shop floor’ within a warehouse, it is the reach truck operators who are most likely to command the highest salary. Although figures will vary depending on the geographical location of the operation, these days a picker/packer working in a typical midlands-based distribution centre is likely to be paid in the region of £8/9 per hour, while a counterbalance truck driver will get around £9/10. An experienced reach truck operator working at the same site will probably earn

 
 

Technology ensures that goods cannot be tampered with and increases the security of packages in transit

23-11-2015
Mesh-Net, a technology and product development company based at the CEME Innovation Centre in Rainham, has been working alongside logistics security company SecureSeal for a number of years. The most recent product to emerge from this partnership is a wireless monitoring system which records each time a delivery vehicle stops and the door is opened. This information is then sent to the customer receiving the goods. For journeys where drivers are transporting goods from one place to another, the technology ensures that goods cannot be tampered with and increases the security of packages in transit. Based on the information displayed

 
 

Unlock your seasonal workers potential

20-11-2015
The flexibility offered by seasonal workers makes them a great option to keep up with holiday demands. Though the temptation might be to keep outgoings on these new starters to an absolute minimum, Andy Cartwright, Technical Manager for leading fork lift truck training provider, Mentor Training, explains how, by providing the right training, you can see practical and financial benefits that are vital at your business’ busiest time of year. The facts Research suggests that an influx of new staff means a significant increase to the risk of injury on site. During the first month of employment, any worker – permanent or

 
 

Unique Yale rider pallet truck brings new levels of freedom, comfort and productivity

20-11-2015
With its new MPT series rider pallet truck, offering unique sit, lean and stand functionality, Yale has introduced a whole new class to the market.       Combining the key benefits of platform and seated models, the Yale MPT series rider pallet truck gives operators the freedom to stand or lean, and the comfort of sitting for long transfers.       Its secret lies in a unique adaptive seat, as Matthew Wiacek, Yale’s Project Engineer explains.       “When loading, unloading or moving in small spaces, it’s useful to be able to stand up and shift position to get a better view – as platform pallet truck operators do.

 
 

Dematic acquires Reddwerks

19-11-2015
Dematic, a leading global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain, announced today an agreement to acquire Reddwerks Corporation, a leading innovator of Warehouse Execution Software (WES) that provides customers with real-time decision engines to optimize material and information flow in the supply chain. The acquisition, which is subject to approval by Reddwerks’ shareholders and other customary closing conditions, will enhance Dematic’s existing software suite and deliver additional value to Dematic customer solutions. Ulf Henriksson, Dematic President and CEO stated, “The global supply chain needs to be flexible, responsive and agile, empowered to deliver goods

 
 

Transport prices remain high due to low capacity

19-11-2015
   The twenty-fifth edition of the Transport Market Monitor (TMM) by Transporeon and Capgemini Consulting reveals that transport prices decreased by 4.1 per cent in Q3 2015 compared to Q2 2015.  Main highlights of the report ·        The price index decreased by 4.1 per cent in Q3 2015, leading to an index of 100.6. ·        In Q3 2015, the diesel index decreased by 5.4 per cent to an index of 85.8. This is the lowest index value in six years. ·        Despite the low diesel index, the price index remains on a high level. This is due to the low capacity index. ·        The capacity index increased to 77.5 (14.4 per cent). However,

 
 

HYSTER-YALE MATERIALS HANDLING, INC.

18-11-2015
Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc announced today that its wholly-owned operating subsidiary, NACCO Materials Handling Group, Inc., which designs, engineers, manufactures, sells, and services a comprehensive line of lift trucks and aftermarket parts marketed globally primarily under the Hyster and Yale brand names will change its corporate name to Hyster-Yale Group, Inc. effective January 1, 2016.  Also, in connection with this name change, Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. and Hyster-Yale Group, Inc. will adopt a new corporate logo on January 1, 2016. The name change is designed to reinforce Hyster-Yale Group’s position as the operating company under Hyster-Yale Materials Handling, Inc. and to eliminate any confusion created

 
 

Combilift Wins Irish Exporter of the Year Award for a second time

18-11-2015
The Irish Exporters Association (IEA), announced Combilift as the Exporter of the Year 2015 at the Export Industry Awards which were held recently in Dublin. In their 15th year, the Awards are the premier event to recognise the remarkable achievements of companies working in the export industry in Ireland. Combilift took home the overall Exporter of the Year Award 2015 after also winning the hotly contested Multinational Exporter of the Year Award category earlier in the evening. This is the second time the award was scooped by Combilift as it won the same accolade in 2008 as an SME. Combilift developed

 
 

Logistics Executive Group announce new partnership with Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals

17-11-2015
Logistics Executive Group is very proud to announce a new partnership with a fellow industry leader, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP).  The two entities will share their commitment to deliver state-of-the-art reliable and unparalleled services to the Logistics and Supply Chain industries.  Their partnership serves as a testament to their mutual strengths and destined efforts to provide best in class services to their valuable members and clients in the industry on a global platform. Logistics Executive Group has been dedicated for over a decade to the development and enrichment of their global community of supply chain and logistics professionals.  The addition

 
 

BYD Rolls Out Electric Forklifts for Singapore Market

17-11-2015
CHINESE car and rechargeable batteries manufacturer BYD, which counts Warren Buffet as a shareholder, launched its electric forklifts for the Singapore market on Thursday. The move marks a new phase for the Shenzhen manufacturer in its four years in Singapore, as it continues to actively pursue opportunities to have more of its electric cars and buses plying Singapore’s roads. “We see a gap in the electric forklift market here and we hope to plug that gap,” said Nancy Mao, BYD’s general manager for Singapore in an interview, conducted in Mandarin, with The Business Times. “Ultimately, we aim to provide urban

 
 

MHI Launches iWorkInTheSupplyChain Awareness Campaign

16-11-2015
“I work in the supply chain” is often followed by “what’s that?” or “what do you do?” Or it can bring to mind negative stereotypes of workers spending endless hours in dark, dingy factories.  The reality is that supply chains are global enterprises led by a diverse group of professionals that utilize innovation, creativity and smart thinking to not only drive operational efficiency but to keep the economy going. Supply chain careers are some of the most rewarding and highly-compensated jobs that are now being seen as the new path to the C-suite. As a leader in the material handling and supply

 
 

Hiab receives an order for 90 loader cranes from Australia

16-11-2015
Hiab, part of Cargotec, has received an order for 90 HIAB loader cranes and their installation from Coates Hire, the largest equipment hire company in Australia. The value of the order exceeds EUR 2 million and was booked into 2015 third quarter order intake.     The majority of the ordered cranes represent the new HIAB T Series that were launched in May 2015. The T series cranes are designed for easy mounting on pickups and light trucks and they deliver the highest quality and durability. The T Series cranes are particularly easy to use, thanks to the advanced functionality of the

 
 

Paragon Software Helps Lorry Drivers Navigate Crowds and HGV-Restricted Zones

14-11-2015
An innovation by a UK software company is set to help retailers get their products into stores faster by guiding lorry drivers around predicted traffic hot spots and HGV-restricted zones. The system uses pre-set rules to automatically route HGVs clear of major public events and to ensure roads with lorry bans are avoided, lowering the risk of incurring penalty fines. Paragon Software Systems, the pioneer of vehicle routing and scheduling software used by retailers such as Sainsbury's, ASDA and Fullers, believes the software is a game changer for the transport industry. When approaching traffic hot spots or a congestion charge zone, most drivers can simply

 
 

WORLD CAMPAIGN HISTORIC MILESTONES OF LOGISTICS

14-11-2015
Who achieved great things in logistics before the year 2000 and has earned a place in the Logistics Hall of Fame? Logisticians around the world are called upon to propose suitable candidates up to April 30, 2016 at www.logisticshalloffame.net. Dorothee Bär, Logistics Coordinator of the German Government, is the patron of the campaign. Unterföhring near Munich, November 12, 2015. Traditionally, one only person is inducted into the international pantheon of logistics each year. In the coming year, however, the plan is to induct as many new members as possible. The motto

 
 

Calucem relies on complete packaging line by BEUMER

12-11-2015
Calucem d.o.o., a member of Calucem Group and based in Pula, Croatia, is a manufacturer of calcium aluminate cements that are predominantly used in the refractory industry. The company is now replacing its previous packaging line with BEUMER filling, palletizing and packaging systems. This BEUMER solution will help simplify the process of moving material into the packaged units and is a more energy-efficient option. BEUMER provided an entire line from one single source. Instead of a turbine filling machine, which is typically used in the cement industry, a pneumatic filling system was used to allow for a quick material change without any loss. Pula is located at the southernmost tip

 
 

Flexi cask task

12-11-2015
  For real ale enthusiasts the iconic Timothy Taylor brand needs no introduction. The company has been brewing a range of award-winning cask and bottled beers from its present site in Keighley, Yorkshire, since 1863.   Over 100,000 pints are brewed each week at the Knowle Spring Brewery, using only the finest natural ingredients – hops, malt and yeast blended with pure Pennine Spring water – that give Timothy Taylor’s range of ales the distinctive taste that has proved so popular with beer drinkers for the last 150 years.   The brewing process has not altered a great deal since Timothy Taylor produced its first

 
 

Reusable Materials in Circulation

10-11-2015
hinking beforehand about afterwards - Cabka-IPS creates products in accordance with the cradle-to-cradle principle Cabka-IPS doesn't see old plastic products as trash, but instead as an opportunity to create something new. This holds true for the company's pallets, boxes, and products that are part of the Eco-Products brand for road and traffic safety, as well as garden design and landscaping. The company manufactures the majority of these from recycled plastics.  Cabka-IPS gets the raw materials for its products from plastic used in private households and industry. For example, many of the Eco-Products are made from plastic packaging collected with the Grüner Punkt

 
 

The New Toyota Traigo 48 reaches the highest levels of productivity while carrying loads of energy

10-11-2015
Toyota Material Handling Europe (TMHE) introduces the new Toyota Traigo 48, which delivers class-leading energy efficiency whilst being highly productive in intensive operations.   Toyota always has its customers in mind and keeps on striving for increased productivity levels that exceed expectations. Through extensive research, the latest technologies and new components are implemented in a compact chassis. Together with an ergonomic upgrade, this optimizes the driver’s experience. This way customers can count on a longer operating life without compromising productivity, even in the most intensive operations.   The new Traigo 48-volt electric forklift comes with new electric power steering for effortless steering and features

 
 

Canadian robotics manufacturer releases new warehouse robot

09-11-2015
  Canadian robotics manufacturer releases new warehouse robot with GE Ventures as strategic investor and GE as first customer.     Clearpath Robotics, a global leader in field and service robotics, today announced its first self-driving warehouse robot: OTTO. The announcement was made at RoboBusiness 2015 in San Jose, California. OTTO is designed for intelligent heavy-load transport in industrial environments and delivers improved throughput and decreased operating costs.   Introducing OTTO – The Self-Driving Vehicle for Heavy-Load Transport Modern factories and warehouses need to be reconfigurable, responsive, and efficient to survive. Designed to address these conditions, OTTO uses the same underlying self-driving technology popularized by the Google

 
 

New website for choosing precise loading dock equipment and warehouse solutions

09-11-2015
APS Resource Launches New Website Responsive design incorporates intuitive features to optimize customer interaction on virtually any device   APS Resource today announced the launch of its newly redesigned and intuitive website,www.apsresource.com.  The new APS Resource website features a variety of additions and improvements that will both educate visitors and help them choose the precise loading dock equipment and warehouse solutions they need for their specific business applications.   “The site has a fresh, new look and a responsive design that enables the website to adapt itself to fit the device being used providing visitors an optimal viewing experience,” said Joe Graf, Sales Manager, APS

 
 

Warehouse equipment for universal use from industrial warehouses to supermarkets

06-11-2015
In autumn 2015, CLARK launches ‘CLARK Compact’, a series of new warehouse equipment for both various industrial applications and commercial use. Designed for the volume segment, the new CLARK generation offers electric stackers with a capacity of 1.0 to 2.0 tonnes and electric low lift pallet trucks with a capacity of 1.5 to 2.0 tonnes with or without platform and with a maximum travel speed of up to 12 km/h.   CLARK Compact strikes a chord on the market With CLARK Compact, CLARK is repositioning itself within its core business area of warehouse equipment. Rolf Eiten, CEO of CLARK Europe says: “The new series

 
 

Cimcorp Unveils New Dream Factory Solution

06-11-2015
Leading intralogistics automation specialist now offers end-to-end tire plant solution – from goods-in to finished tire loading – with total control of the material and process flow Cimcorp, a manufacturer and integrator of turnkey robotic gantry-based order fulfillment and tire-handling solutions, announces the expansion of its Dream Factory solution to include the handling of raw materials and compound products. The end-to-end solution includes an optimized layout design that utilizes 50-percent less floor space than conventional solutions, can be integrated with specialized software systems and generates cost savings of up to 50-percent in materials handling capital investment by simplifying the material flow.  Kai Tuomisaari, vice

 
 

University promotes significant Supply Chain and Operations research

06-11-2015
Two researchers from the University of Derby’s Business School have released the latest issue of their online journal, which promotes new and innovative research in the supply chain and operations industry.     Derby’s Professor Ming Lim, Head of the Centre for Supply Chain Improvement, and Dr Jose Arturo Garza-Reyes, Reader in Operations Management and Business Excellence are also the Editor-in-Chief and Editor of the International Journal of Supply Chain and Operations Resilience (IJSCOR).   In the third instalment of the journal, published by Inderscience, the university academics have collated international research from the Philippines (De La Salle University), Egypt (Helwan University), Canada (University of

 
 

IFWLA the future

04-11-2015
The International Federation of Warehousing Logistics Association (IFWLA) is a well established global networking organisation, whose core membership are national associations from the Third party logistics sector. It’s Secretary General - Roger Williams – has been talking to W&LI about the potential repositioning of the Federation to meet the changing landscape of global logistics. www.ifwla.com Williams tells W&LI;     “IFWLA has served logistics operators well during the last 40 years as a platform for exchange of views, exchange of best practice, and sharing knowledge. Partnerships have formed, and business opportunities generated through electronic networking, and the annual business convention. However, the needs of our members are, in many

 
 

CeMAT and transport logistic united by digitalization

03-11-2015
 Deutsche Messe and Messe München continue their successful partnership   Hannover/Munich. CeMAT is a trade show dedicated to the internal logistics (aka intralogistics) sector, and “transport logistic,” as its name suggests, is a trade show dedicated to the external logistics sector. Both shows have a strong focus on digitalization because digitalization links internal and external logistics and is a source of unprecedented challenges for both sectors. CeMAT’s perspective on these challenges is encapsulated in its lead theme, “Smart Supply Chain Solutions” – a reflection of the pivotal role of logistics in today’s increasingly digitalized and integrated industrial value chains. “Order and shipment sizes

 
 

Data Roaming charges

03-11-2015
Dear Editor,   The abolition of mobile phone roaming charges* is good news for business, as well as for consumers.   Customer expectation has changed radically over the past decade – and it is the quality of customer experience as much as the products, services and delivery options offered that increasingly influences online buying behaviour. The challenge has been to provide choices that are convenient for the consumer with guaranteed, timed delivery slots and added value services without incurring unacceptable additional costs that make the new offer uncompetitive?   What’s needed is more control and visibility throughout the end-to-end supply chain, from import through customs by

 
 

Innovative solution for postal operators and CEP companies

02-11-2015
Semi-automatic discharging device for different package sizes ensures higher throughput and a more ergonomic operation. Significantly higher results with less effort Up until recently, employees in logistics centres were required to complete physically demanding work when unloading packages, parcels and shipping units of various sizes from different containers or vessels. This was not only exhausting, but even lead to absence due to injury. With its BEUMER Parcel Picker, BEUMER Group has now brought an innovative solution to the market: This semi-automatic machine enables the efficient unloading of the bulk cargo with no physical effort, and it considerably increases throughput in the logistics centres of postal operators and CEP companies. Online retailing

 
 

02-11-2015
UPS today announced plans to construct a new 32,000 square metre package sorting and delivery facility at the DP World London Gateway logistics site in the south east of England. At close to £120 million, this project constitutes one of UPS’s largest infrastructure investments outside of the United States in the company’s history.   Luis Arriaga, Managing Director for UK, Ireland & Nordics, said: “This construction reaffirms UPS’s commitment to the UK and our confidence in its economy.   “It is part of our nearly 2 billion dollar in infrastructure investments across Europe over the next five years.  Through these investments, we will continue to do

 
 

Let technology tame your Black Friday beast

30-10-2015
Seasonal or event-related retail ‘spikes’ such as Black Friday are becoming ever more extreme, and can seriously affect even supply chains that are not directly involved. To help companies deal with fearsome spikes in demand that may also occur throughout the year, Access Group has published a new white paper, titled: ‘Let technology tame your Black Friday beast’. The paper explains how smart selection, implementation and execution of appropriate supply chain and related systems will remove much of the risk and fear associated with these spikes and help ‘smooth’ the peaks to ensure a continuity of service to customers. “This means implementing

 
 

TVS Logistics buys Australia Transtar to strengthen its play in Asia market

30-10-2015
RICO Parent company TVS Logistics has acquired majority stake in Australian supply chain solutions company Transtar in a Rs 200-crore deal that will expand its presence in Asia and widen the doorway into China. CHENNAI: Chennai-based TVS Logistics, part of the Rs 45,600-crore ($7-bilion) TVS Group, has acquired majority stake in Australian supply chain solutions company Transtar in a Rs 200-crore deal that will expand its presence in Asia and widen the doorway into China. Although TVS has operational presence in Asian countries in Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand, this deal will give it deeper access in Australia, and in China owing to

 
 

Barcoding, Inc. to Host Webinar, Bringing Your Continuous Improvement Program to Life

29-10-2015
Barcoding, Inc., a leader in supply chain efficiency, accuracy, and connectivity, will host a webinar, Bringing Your Continuous Improvement Program to Life, on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 1 p.m. (ET). Presented by Chase Sowden, Barcoding’s supply chain architect, this webinar will serve as a follow up to the Continuous Improvement Program Workshop at Barcoding’s 5th Annual Executive Forum. The free webinar will take participants through the steps needed to reduce waste, improve product quality, expedite response times, cut costs, and more. To register, join the SupplyChainGeek Network at www.SupplyChainGeek.com.   Who: Barcoding Inc. and Supply Chain Architect Chase Sowden What: Webinar, “Bringing Your Continuous Improvement Program to

 
 

Caster Concepts Develops the First Industrial

29-10-2015
In its continuous effort to find solutions to common workplace injuries and increase productivity, Caster Concepts Inc.    CasterConcepts.com has created the first motorized industrial caster, elevating the design and development of casters to better meet the needs of today's workforce. The Drive Caster integrates an electric motor with an industrial caster to create a single unit that can be easily added to carts, racks, or just aboutanything that rolls on casters. With a mere flip of a switch, operators can effortlessly move heavy loads without fear of injury.  "This is a game changer because it is the first all-in-one, motorized Industrial Caster. Sure

 
 

RENOVOTEC LAUNCHES WAREHOUSE DOCTOR SERVICE

28-10-2015
--Warehouse healthcheck produces change recommendations that could improve performance by up to 30 per cent , cut costs and deliver a rapid return --Free service - assesses warehouse technology and processes --Research reveals that the top two priorities for warehouse and logistics managers are operational efficiency and customer service accuracy   Renovotec, the UK’s fastest growing rugged systems, services and infrastructure provider for logistics, distribution and retail companies is launching Warehouse Doctor , a free healthcheck service that assesses warehouse technology systems and infrastructure, operations and processes before making recommendations for improvement that if implemented could improve warehouse performance by up to 30 per

 
 

LeanLogistics sponsors ICT & Logistiek, Utrecht, 10-13 November

28-10-2015
LeanLogistics exhibiting in hall 8, stand number B041 LeanLogistics, a global solutions provider of transportation management systems (TMS), applications and supply chain services today announced that it is, for the first time, exhibiting at ICT & Logistiek 2015 in Jaarbeurs Utrecht from 10 – 13 November.   ICT & Logistiek is the platform for ICT applications and services in the logistics chain in The Netherlands. The event is made up of a program of seminars, demonstrations and informative tours combined with an exhibition hall. The 2014 event had almost 4,000 visitors. As a result this year’s event has been extended from 2 days in

 
 

Manhattan Associates Marks a Decade of Leadership in Warehouse Management Market Share

27-10-2015
Marking a decade of leadership, Manhattan Associates, Inc. announced today that, based on revenues, it is again ranked as the global leading supplier of “Total WMS Software and Services” in ARC Advisory Group’s “Warehouse Management Systems Global Market Research Study, Market Analysis and Forecast Through 2019.”   Published annually, the ARC study follows more than 40 suppliers of WMS solutions and provides a detailed analysis and forecast for the marketplace through 2019.   “The current omni-channel retail paradigm shift, driven in large part by the surge in e-commerce, is arguably the most significant supply chain management trend in the last decade,” ARC Advisory Group Enterprise Software

 
 

An entire supply chain on show

27-10-2015
Special “Innovative Logistics Solutions” display at CeMAT 2016   Hannover. Logistics professionals wanting to walk the length of an entire supply chain will be able to do precisely that at next year’s CeMAT trade fair in Hannover, Germany (31 May to 3 June). The Innovative Logistics Solutions showcase in Hall 27 will provide an inspirational and informative look at a fully functional supply chain employing all the latest high tech. Visitors will be able to witness every step, live in action, from offloading operations at the container terminal right through to finished goods loading at dispatch and onward transport. The various links of

 
 

Just Do It Co, Ltd. Becomes WiseBusiness Partner

27-10-2015
Partnership empowers regional logistics providers with access to superior technology. WiseTech Global, the technology development company behind industry-leading supply chain platform CargoWise One, has announced that Thailand-based IT supplier Just Do It Co, Ltd. has joined the WiseBusiness Partner Program. Just Do It is an end-to-end supply chain IT provider dedicated to providing exceptional business services in Southeast Asia. Logistics operators throughout the region will benefit from the local and regional expertise of Just Do It, combined with the powerful productivity, deep functionality, and global reach of CargoWise One. Ms. Phajongporn Singhabumrung, Director of Just Do It, remarks, “With the emergence of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC),

 
 

Transmon and OnGrade aim to reduce vehicle and pedestrian collisions

26-10-2015
Protecting pedestrians working alongside vehicles is one of the biggest health and safety challenges for industrial vehicle fleet owners. To help reduce the risk, materials handling safety specialist, Transmon Engineering is working in partnership with SiteZone proximity warning system supplier, OnGrade, in support of its ‘Don’t Burst the Bubble’ campaign. Well established within the construction and waste management sectors, OnGrade’s ‘SiteZone’ warning system is an audible and visual proximity warning system designed to reduce the risk of vehicle personnel collisions. Leicester-based Transmon offers a range of electronic systems to help make materials handling operations safer and more efficient, including its recently

 
 

Linde to host second World of Material Handling customer event in 2016

26-10-2015
Looking into the future of intralogistics   Repeat of a successful concept: In May 2014, Linde Material Handling (MH) caused quite a stir with its customer event called the "World of Material Handling (WOMH)". Around 6,000 guests from over 40 countries attended this exhibition. Now Europe’s leading manufacturer of industrial trucks has decided to stage this successful trade show format again with a focus on increasingly networked, digitised and automated in-house logistics. Visitors to the WOMH 2016 will be able to discover and experience for themselves the benefits of products and services. During the "World of Material Handling", numerous partner companies will

 
 

Black Friday Blues? Welcome to the world of roller-coaster retail.

23-10-2015
Black Friday, November 28th 2014, still dominated conversation at the Retail Week Supply Chain Summit. Even though it was months after the event, the topic’s prominence is indicative of a ‘new normal’: roller-coaster retail. While five years ago Black Friday wasn’t even ‘a thing’ this side of the Atlantic, today it isn’t just that single phenomenon that is testing retailers. There’s also Cyber Monday - and other calendar-related and promotion-specific events - that bring new peaks and troughs that put huge pressure on retailers’ supply chains with sales growing to such an extent that delivering sufficient stock to outlets on

 
 

Yale to Showcase Advanced Lift Truck Technology at 2015 IFDA Conference

23-10-2015
Yale Materials Handling Corporation announces its lineup for the 2015 International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA) Distribution Solutions Conference at the Phoenix Convention Center, Oct. 26-28. Located in booth 341, the company will feature two Yale lift truck models, the ESC030AD three-wheel stand and MPR080VG enclosed end rider, as well as information on its Yale Vision wireless asset management and lithium-ion Advanced Performance Power System (APPS).   The Yale enclosed end rider and three-wheel stand lift trucks offer several ergonomic enhancements to increase maneuverability and operator productivity in demanding multi-shift applications. Both trucks feature a multifunction control handle that allows for use with freezer gloves, enabling precise load

 
 

Entrematic Launches Redesigned Serco Website

21-10-2015
Responsive design incorporates intuitive features to optimize customer interaction on virtually any device   Entrematic Loading Dock Products today announced the launch of a newly redesigned and intuitive Serco brand website, www.sercoentrematic.com.  The new Serco website features a variety of additions and improvements that will both educate visitors and help them choose the precise loading dock equipment and warehouse solutions they need for their specific business applications.   “The site has a fresh, new look and a responsive design that enables the website to adapt itself to fit the device being used providing visitors an optimal viewing experience,” said Michael Brittingham, Manager, Marketing Services.  “Visitors

 
 

How Forwarders Differ from Other Logistics Experts

21-10-2015
Simon Clark, WiseTech Global’s VP of Business Development for Europe, the Middle East, & Africa explains how it’s possible to differentiate service without losing efficiency. Milton Keynes, UK, October 20, 2015.  Customers have high expectations of their forwarders, and often a forwarder’s day-to-day business can seem like nothing more than a struggle to satisfy those demands. But how can forwarders break free from being driven by what the customer wants and regain control? How do you make time to think about running and growing your own business? Forwarding is a unique area of the logistics sector. The various types of businesses in the

 
 

Nordic saga

20-10-2015
UK logistics companies should be gearing up for an all-out assault on the Nordic online retail fulfilment market, says Mark Elward, managing director of DK Fulfilment Consumers in the Nordic countries – Finland, Denmark, Sweden and Norway – have embraced online shopping with the same enthusiasm as their counterparts across mainland Europe.   Indeed, according to ‘E-commerce in the Nordics 2014’ – a report by PostNord, a leading logistics company in the region, almost one-in-three Nordic residents shops online each month.   But while e-commerce has become an accepted feature of everyday life for many Scandinavians, the region’s online retailers are paying prices for their

 
 

Navitrans joins UKWA

20-10-2015
WLI talks to Tom Mathys, business development manager at logistics software provider, Navitrans. New UKWA member Navitrans has, since it was founded in 1999, focused on developing operational systems specifically for the logistics sector, Including transport management (TMS) and warehouse management software (WMS). The company’s software is used by road haulage and public warehousing companies, as well as freight forwarders. In 2015, Navitrans welcomed its first UK-based customers. The company ‘s business development manager, Tom Mathys, talks with Warehouse about the sector’s challenges and why Navitrans joined UKWA.   What are the key challenges faced by your customers? In public warehousing, there are a

 
 

Partnership agreement will provide single source order fulfilment and contact centre solution

19-10-2015
Berkshire-based supply chain services company, Walker Logistics, has announced that it has entered a partnership agreement with Expolink - a well-established and highly regarded UK based contact centre solutions specialist.   Under the terms of the agreement the two companies will work together to provide their range of complementary services to companies seeking scalable and flexible order fulfilment and contact centre support from a single source supplier.   “Walker offer a host of value-added services beyond storage, stock management, order processing, pick and pack and returns management and our ability to now provide contact centre facilities will be welcomed by both existing and potential

 
 

Barcoding, Inc. Launches SupplyChainGeek Network

19-10-2015
Barcoding, Inc., a leader in supply chain efficiency, accuracy, and connectivity, announces the launch of its  [hashtag]SupplyChainGeek Network, a digital community designed to support collaboration and sharing for people involved with all aspects of the supply chain. Within the community, members are invited to foster and support an open, innovative, and inspiring discourse in supply chain management and mobile technology best practices and thought leadership. To join for free, visit www.SupplyChainGeek.com.   Barcoding’s [hashtag]SupplyChainGeek Network is ideal for supply chain professionals – and anyone fascinated with the supply chain – across all industries looking to share their expertise and learn from fellow “Geeks.”

 
 

Voxware Announces New Food Bank Community Partnership

15-10-2015
Voice technology provider to make a donation for every pick made using VMS product   Voxware, the largest independent voice application company and leading provider of Cloud-based voice solutions, announced yesterday the launch of a new program to support its food bank customers. Speaking to an audience of food bank leaders at the Feeding America FTHR Learning Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, Voxware President and CEO Keith Phillips outlined Voxware’s food bank program. The company will donate a set amount of funds for every pick completed by food bank customers using the Voxware Voice Management Suite (VMS). Donations will be distributed on

 
 

Warehouse One choose Flexi

15-10-2015
Warehouse One, the Cheshire-based storage and distribution solutions specialist, has upgraded its materials handling equipment with introduction of Flexi AC articulated forklift trucks from Narrow Aisle Ltd. Two Flexis have been delivered already while a third will be supplied later this year. Warehouse One operates four stand-alone multi-client warehouse units at its site in Winsford. In all, the units – which are bonded, COMAH (Control of Major Accident Hazards) and MHRA (Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Authority) compliant - offer some 150,000 sq ft of secure storage space and in the region of 15,000 pallet locations. A comprehensive range of services, from simple storage and distribution

 
 

FIRST GEBHARDT-ECS STOREBITER SHUTTLE SYSTEM FOR UK

14-10-2015
Gebhardt-ECS has been appointed to implement a dynamic multi-level storage and picking system at the Lear Corporation factory at Coventry. The factory manufactures high-quality car seats for leading automotive manufacturers in a just-in-time approach for the final car assembly lines. Due to the large range of designs and optional items required for seats for premium car brands currently, the conventional mezzanine-equipped storage and picking system at the factory had become inefficient and expensive to operate. In addition, more and more space was needed to store the required number of items. The solution developed by Gebhardt-ECS includes the use of 14 Storebiter

 
 

WiseTech Global Announces Union with Core Freight Systems

13-10-2015
 WiseTech Global, the technology development company behind the industry-leading supply chain solution CargoWise One, is pleased to announce it has joined forces with Core Freight Systems in order to provide a more powerful and complete solution to South African logistics providers. “Our union with WiseTech Global ensures that we will be able to continue providing the best solutions for our customers,” explains Jonathan Sims of Core Freight. “It is clear that the technological demands within the global logistics industry are rising at a critical pace. In order for us, and our customers, to remain world-class, we need to increase our investment

 
 

Report Shows Manufacturing on the Rise

13-10-2015
A recent report by KPMG shows that manufacturers are successfully adopting new channels to drive profitable growth. The 2014 Global Manufacturing Outlook research study represents six core industries and reveals a shift toward new tools and technologies within them. As a result, Vidmar industrial storage solutions can help manufacturers accommodate their newly expanding inventories and streamline operations.   The study provides strategies for capitalizing on market opportunities and outpacing competitors. In tandem, Vidmar’s line of storage products allows for increased efficiency and optimized space usage in facilities. United, these benefits can cultivate faster, more effective operations and an increased bottom line.   Vidmar industrial storage products are

 
 

Compact tow tractor supports lean production

12-10-2015
 Lean production is becoming the standard in more and more industrial sectors. Small and medium-sized businesses are following the examples of major automobile manufacturers and machine builders, and they are also adopting their logistical strategies of implementing lean manufacturing practices. Linde Material Handling (MH) now offers its compact Linde P20 tow tractor to ensure efficient production supplies. The new tractor has a towing capacity of two tonnes and expands Linde’s existing range of tractors, which previously covered a load range of between three and 25 tonnes. It is suitable, inter alia, for use in confined spaces.  Electric tow tractors have become

 
 

PD PORTS LEADS EUROPEAN PORT GROUP

12-10-2015
PD Ports recently played host to over 50 representatives from ports all over Europe for the 20th annual European Navis User Group (NUG). The conference brought together users of Navis software, a container terminal operating system, to collectively share knowledge and experience to improve port terminal processes. The event was sponsored by the Seaport Group, an association of independent consulting companies providing port consulting, and TBA, a global simulation consultant and equipment control software supplier. The three-day event, held at Rockcliffe Hall in Darlington, saw presentations from the key sponsors as well as group discussions surrounding the use of Navis' products, how

 
 

Hiab receives an order for 60 MOFFETT truck-mounted forklifts from the United States

09-10-2015
Hiab, part of Cargotec, has received an order for 60 MOFFETT truck-mounted forklifts from a US-based customer. The value of the order is approximately USD 3 million and it has been booked into Cargotec's 2015 third quarter order intake.    The customer working in brick manufacturing is Hiab's long term partner since 20 years. During that time Hiab has delivered them hundreds of MOFFETTs. Brant Jones, Sales Manager, USA comments: "The ordered M8 and M5 truck-mounted forklifts are designed for a wide range of industrial and commercial applications, especially for the safe use on difficult terrain. Their lifting capacity varies between 2,500 and

 
 

Logistics Executive Group launches Talent Scout service

09-10-2015
Logistics Executive Group’s business in the Middle East & Africa has evolved rapidly over the last 10 years servicing the market through its Logistics Academy, Executive Search and suite of Corporate Advisory services. Firmly established as the Retained Executive Search experts for the end to end Supply Chain the MEA Regional office has responded to current market demands with the introduction of their latest service offering. The “Talent Scout” service is a rapid response talent acquisition offering which provides employers access to Logistics Executive Group’s specialist knowledge and networks. This service is designed for situations where hiring organizations may require additional candidate profiles

 
 

Continuous online temperature monitoring of shipments

08-10-2015
Frozen and chilled food, pharmaceutical and other temperature-controlled shipments can now be continuously monitored in real time thanks to cadis, the operational transport management system from Kratzer Automation.   Temperatures are recorded by placing UHF-enabled temperature sensors in a vehicle, trailer, container or at item/package level. A driver equipped with a mobile device and the dispatching team back at depot, both have access to recorded temperature data in real time and it can also be made available to customers online. The system is able to prove that the cold chain has been monitored seamlessly throughout the entire transportation process.   “Until now continuous monitoring

 
 

Kalmar launches its new-generation heavy forklift truck for the US market

07-10-2015
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has announced the North American launch of its highly acclaimed heavy forklift at the Breakbulk Exhibition in Houston on 7 October 2015. The Kalmar DCG180-330, which competes in the 18-33 tonne capacity sector, was successfully launched across Europe in February this year. Designed specifically for heavy-duty cargo handling in industrial applications, this Kalmar forklift has created the benchmark for cost efficiency and productivity.   With this heavy forklift truck, Kalmar has responded to customers' increasing demands for enhanced safety, higher levels of performance and lower operating costs.The EGO cabin provides the operator with exceptional visibility, low noise levels

 
 

RAVAS launches new hydraulic scale for forklift trucks

06-10-2015
RCS Hy-Q: a quality hydraulic scale and safety device in one product  RAVAS introduces RCS Hy-Q, a high accuracy hydraulic scale for counterbalanced trucks and reach trucks. On a 2.5T lift truck the RCS Hy-Q shows the weight on the forks in 2 kg increments. Next to the weight, the display in the lift truck cabin also shows a load bar that indicates how much of the lifting capacity of the truck is used. Green means safe, yellow means close to 100% lifting capacity, red means overload.    Its unique features make the RCS Hy-Q insensitive to changing load center positions, ideal for use

 
 

UASC reefer offering continues to expand

05-10-2015
 United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), a leading container shipping line and global carrier, confirmed today that its reefer business will continue to expand, offering customers’ modern equipment and reefer cargo expertise in transporting chilled and frozen cargo.   Following several initiatives including significant investment in new reefer units, and a cooperation agreement with Hamburg Süd opening up new services to South America, UASC aims to highlight its growth during WOP 2015, the international perishables expo for the Middle East being held at Dubai World Trade Center from 5th – 7th October.   A second batch of reefer units delivered in May this

 
 

Sri Lankan Logistics Conglomerate to Expand Supply Chain Management Solutions

02-10-2015
Cybage to help Expo Freight implement HighJump’s warehouse management system to achieve growth goals   HighJump, a global provider of supply chain management software, announced today that Expolanka Holdings has selected HighJump Warehouse Advantage warehouse management system (WMS) to support current and future supply chain management solutions. Expolanka Holdings is a leading diversified conglomerate in Sri Lanka with interests in transportation, manufacturing, international trading, and strategic investments with an established presence in over 17 countries and 45 cities across the globe. Cybage, a leader in offshore services and system integration, was awarded the system configuration and implementation contract. Created 30 years ago by

 
 

SAP in the spotlight at CeMAT

02-10-2015
SAP highlights its work in networked logistics   Together with six other partners, SAP, the leading name in business software, will be making its debut as a participating exhibitor at CeMAT 2016, which opens its gates to the public from 31 May to 3 June in Hannover, Germany. The company’s stand will occupy a prominent position in Hall 27, a popular visitor destination that houses the Logistics IT displays. The theme of the SAP presentation is “Networked Logistics”. “This is SAP’s contribution to the keynote theme of this year’s CeMAT, namely ‘Smart Supply Chain Solutions’, which focuses attention on the digitalized and networked

 
 

Retailer relies on energy-efficient drive technology at its dispatch center

01-10-2015
hessnatur, Germany’s leading natural fashion retailer, is using energy-saving 24 volt drive technology from Interroll at its dispatch center in Butzbach, Germany.  

 
 

Atlas Logistics Network Begins WiseIndustry Partnership

01-10-2015
Network members gain advantage of exclusive access to leading technology platform. WiseTech Global, the technology development company behind the all-in-one supply chain platform CargoWise One, announced the Atlas Logistics Network has joined the WiseIndustry Partner program, bringing its members greater access to the industry’s leading software solution. The Atlas International Network, founded in 1998, is the holding company of the Atlas Logistic Network, which includes  ​the Atlas Logistics Family Alliance (ALFA) and the soon-to-be-launched Atlas International Movers Network (AIM Network). Atlas International Network Ltd. is a group of carefully screened and selected independent forwarding companies, OTI / NVOCCs, and related service providers

 
 

New UKWA warehouse census highlights

30-09-2015
A new UKWA (United Kingdom Warehousing Association) report analysing the UK’s warehouse stock highlights a critical lack of supply and development, leading to a clear potential pinch point for UK industry.   Total amount of warehouse space in the UK is 424 million square feet. East Midlands has the highest amount of space, accounting for 18% Supply of warehouses in the UK is currently 32 million square feet, giving a vacancy rate of 7.5%. However, 6.5 million square feet is classified as grade C stock, which may never be occupied again as

 
 

Satisfied exhibitors at CeMAT RUSSIA

30-09-2015
The four-day run of CeMAT RUSSIA 2015 ended on Friday, 25 September, in Moscow. Exhibitors expressed satisfaction with the trade fair despite the tense economic situation. “At the moment, CeMAT RUSSIA is for us the most interesting intralogistics fair in Russia. As a provider of voice-guided logistics solutions, here is where we reach our exact target groups.  In Russia the logistics branch is one of the most interesting, so we currently see good conditions to expand our customer base in Russia,” said Andreas Finken from topsystem Systemhaus GmbH.   From 22 to 25 September, more than 200 companies from 28 countries presented

 
 

Kalmar celebrates delivery of its 1,000th medium-range G-generation forklift truck

29-09-2015
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, celebrates the delivery of its 1,000th Kalmar DCG90-180 forklift. The handover of the specially striped jubilee machine to the customer, Norwegian NorSea A/S, took place on 23 September at Kalmar's factory in Lidhult, Sweden.   "It is very special for us to deliver the 1,000th Kalmar DCG90-180 forklift to NorSea. Our relation goes back many years, and NorSea has been a loyal customer of both Kalmar forklifts and reachstackers," said Thomas Malmborg, Vice President, Forklift Trucks at Kalmar.   The Kalmar DCG90-180 is a mid-range forklift with a lifting capacity of 9 to 18 tonnes. The DCG90-180 carries on a bestselling

 
 

COMPREHENSIVE NEW SYSTEM PROTECTS TRUCKERS AGAINST ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

29-09-2015
The Driver Buddy System, the brainchild of an international security expert has been launched. The System provides the haulage industry with access to clever security that will help protect truckers from being prosecuted for unknowingly transporting illegal immigrants. It also helps to foil many immigrants’ efforts to illegally enter a country by hiding in a lorry or trailer.   From infrared motion cameras to CO2 detection, Driver Buddy Defence works in tandem with the Driver Buddy Defence bespoke app. This allows drivers to monitor their truck in situ and remotely. A driver can view all cameras on board and underneath the truck

 
 

Efficiency vs. Productivity

25-09-2015
Gene Gander, WiseTech Global’s VP Business Development, Americas - explains how finding one may not necessarily lead your business directly to the other. I once thought efficiency was synonymous with productivity. It turns out it isn’t. For operators in our industry, from high-volume express couriers to white-glove freight forwarders - isolated gains in efficiency in one product or service area can actually harm overall productivity of the company in terms of profit margins, growth, and customer satisfaction. Let’s start by defining productivity as the total throughput of your organization as a whole. Doing so gives us the true top and bottom numbers.

 
 

The right credentials ?

25-09-2015
Online fulfilment has become something of a gold rush in the past couple of years. But it is attracting companies that lack the expertise or infrastructure to undertake the services they claim to offer, says Mark Elward Google ‘Fulfilment Company’ and the search engine throws up page after page of businesses claiming to offer everything the online retailer needs to maintain a slick supply chain. Of course, with the growth in internet shopping set to continue its upward trajectory for the foreseeable future, it’s hardly surprising that third party logistics companies are keen to play up their ‘fulfilment’ credentials as they seek

 
 

TECSYS Announces European Expansion

25-09-2015
TECSYS Inc, an industry-leading supply chain management software company, today announced strategic initiatives destined to bolster the Company's presence in the European supply chain management software market and strengthen its global customer care infrastructure. The first initiative is the opening of TECSYS' European headquarters and the appointment of Mr. Mark Hawksley to Vice President Global Services and Strategic Initiatives for Europe. Already a member of the executive team, Mark brings more than 30 years' experience in the supply chain management industry. A British citizen, Mark has been with TECSYS for more than ten years, most recently as Vice President Professional Services. With

 
 

Dynamic Reservations vs Static Time Slot Bookings

21-09-2015
Optimising the in-store experience is no longer the primary concern for retailers when considering customer satisfaction. The surge in online retailing means home delivery services have now been placed at the forefront of customer facing business decisions. The challenge is how to provide customers with choices on how and when they want to receive the product they have ordered. Giving the customer freedom to choose what meets their commitments during the purchase process creates a greater bond and lock-in to the purchase from the outset. Doing this in a way, which guides them tactfully to choose the options which the

 
 

LeanLogistics seafood industry event

21-09-2015
Overcoming transportation challenges in the fisheries and aquaculture industries will be held in Oslo on 3rd December 2015 LeanLogistics, global provider of transportation management systems announces that it will be running a half day and evening event specifically for the seafood industry. The event will be held in the luxurious five star The Thief Hotel in Oslo, Norway on 3rd December 2015. Norway is the world’s second largest seafood exporter and the equivalent of 37 million seafood meals produced by Norway is consumed worldwide each day. In 2014, Norway exported NOK 69 billion (€7.6 billion) worth of seafood. The biggest importing countries are

 
 

Attachment ensures optimum performance when handling materials on slip sheets.

18-09-2015
The Push Pull from the UK’s leading supplier of forklift truck attachments, B&B Attachments, is a cost effective solution to ensure optimum performance and maximum productivity when handling materials on slip sheets. This unique attachment is easily connected to a conventional fork lift truck for efficient, pallet-less handling, which can then be swiftly disconnected to allow the forklift to return to handling pallets. It enables safe, productive handling of pallet-less materials in applications such as beverage handling, general cargo handling, bagged goods, fruit and corrugated box handling. B&B Attachments also offers a slip-on model designed for applications requiring the intermittent use of

 
 

Community FoodBank of New Jersey Implements Voxware to Efficiently Serve More Hungry Families

18-09-2015
Hillside-based Organization Uses Cloud VMS to Reduce Picking Shift Length by 30 per cent   Voxware, the largest independent voice application company and leading provider of Cloud-based voice solutions, today announced the successful implementation of its flagship Cloud Voice Management Suite (VMS) at the Community FoodBank of New Jersey, a four-star ratedcharity serving 17 of New Jersey’s 21 counties. In less than three months, Voxware has already reduced the length of picking shifts by 30 per cent for the organization’s item selectors, allowing cross-trained staff members to spend more time tending to other tasks throughout the facilities.   “We’re excited about our early results with Voxware, especially

 
 

Time to end free delivery?

18-09-2015
The notion of sustaining free delivery was challenged during the opening session of the Omnichannel Conference, which was delivered by Peter Ward, CEO of UKWA (United Kingdom Warehousing Association) and Mark Millar, author of the recently launched book - ‘Global Supply Chain Ecosystems’. Describing the pressure that free delivery places on logistics operators and retailers who want to provide a delivery experience that satisfies the high expectations of customers, Mark Millar said: “Free Delivery does not make economic sense and needs to be challenged. It is not economically sustainable in the long term.“ He described the policies seen on returns

 
 

Innovalaciones Joins the WiseBusiness Partner Program

17-09-2015
Company to provide greater access to CargoWise One for logistics operators in Mexico. WiseTech Global, the technology development company behind the industry-leading supply chain solution CargoWise One, has announced that Innovalaciones Mexico has joined the WiseBusiness Partner Program. Innovalaciones provides supply chain consulting and Mexico-specific systems solutions. Tom Cartwright, Managing Partner with Innovalaciones, says of the partnership, “Our experience in implementing warehouse and transportation systems, combined with our deep knowledge of the freight forwarding industry, places us in a strong position to explain the benefits of CargoWise One and add value through the sales cycle. “We've been pleased to bring best-in-class logistics solutions

 
 

La Redoute Selects Intelligent Delivery Software Temando To Expand Operations in UK and Europe

17-09-2015
La Redoute, the leading online French Fashion and Home Decor retailer, has selected Temando to help modernise its logistics capabilities and meet customer demand for a fast, simple and sleek delivery and returns service that is in tune with its shoppers’ busy lifestyles.     Temando’s multi-carrier software platform will enable La Redoute, which has more than 10 million customers across the world and seven million active users per month, to provide its customers with a wide range of delivery choices during the checkout process. It will also enable La Redoute to offer an even more convenient returns process. At the same

 
 

Retailers can take the high ground in the debate over food waste with a little help from supply chain technology and expertise.

15-09-2015
As food waste climbs up the national agenda, RELEX Solutions’ Group CEO Mikko Kärkkäinen, says it’s both an opportunity for retailers to show just how much they’re already doing, to do more, and to seize the high ground by taking the lead. It’s hard to quantify precisely how much food is wasted but a recent UN report put the amount thrown away in the developed world at around 30-40% of all that produced. With growing concerns about the impact of a rising population and climate change, food waste and security is becoming an increasingly potent issue. It’s hardly surprising. After

 
 

Kalmar to deliver four reachstackers with the new generation K-Motion drive line system

15-09-2015
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has announced a contract to supply Immingham Container Terminal in the UK with four Kalmar Gloria reachstackers equipped with new Kalmar K-Motion technology. The units are part of a significant investment by Associated British Ports (ABP), who are modernising their fleet to meet the growing demand for short sea container transit at the port.    The four new Kalmar DRG450-65S5X reachstackers featuring K-Motion will provide a significant reduction in operating costs for the terminal. K-Motion is a new drive train system embedded into the programming of the Gloria reachstacker, increasing efficiency and productivity by elevating uptime, ergonomics and

 
 

A new range of high performance stacker trucks from Toyota

14-09-2015
Toyota Material Handling releases a complete new range of platform stackers on the European market. The new BT Staxio P-series includes 11 models from 1.2 up to 2.0 tonnes and shares many characteristics with the award-winning BT Levio P-Series powered pallet truck that was successfully launched last year. Designed for horizontal transport and stacking in intensive applications the adaptable BT Staxio SPE range offers the right model for each application. The SPE120/140/160/200 with fixed support arm models for open pallet handling, the models SPE120L/140L/160L/200L with elevating support arm for use on uneven floors or double load handling, the straddle

 
 

Polishing up Nailberry supply chain

12-09-2015
Walker Logistics, the specialist supply chain services operator, has commenced storing and distributing the range of natural nail polishes manufactured by Nailberry.   As well as supplying the various salons, spas and high-end retail outlets that stock the prestigious Nailberry brand, in due course, Walker will also fulfil consumer orders placed via Nailberry’s online portal – www.nailberry.co.uk   Inbound freight will arrive at Walker’s Berkshire facility from Nailberry’s manufacturing partner in Holland. It will be stored in a mix of pallet racking and small parts storage units to facilitate both B2B and B2C picking requirements. As part of the contract, Walker has also agreed

 
 

Employee to retire after half century working with Yale

12-09-2015
A products design engineer has become the first and only employee to have completed 50 years with materials handling brand Yale.   Dave Williams, from Troon, Scotland, is now set to down his tools bringing to an end his half century of employment as he retires from a career spanning various roles and duties at NACCO Materials Handling Group which designs and manufactures Yale forklifts.     Dave, 65, joined what was then known as Yale and Towne in Wednesfield, Wolverhampton, on the 9th August 1965, starting his journey on the company’s craft apprentice scheme aged just 15.   The scheme, which initially sparked Dave’s interest in materials handling, gave

 
 

Vente-privee selects KNAPP as logistics partner

11-09-2015
The global leader in online flash sales, vente-privee.com, has signed a contract with KNAPP that means the warehouse automation specialist will act as the company’s long-term logistics partner.   Since introducing the online sales event concept in France in 2001, vente-privee has launched in seven other countries across Europe and now has over 24 million members in the form of a free-to-join, exclusive shopping community. Specialising in sales of excess stock for 2,500 major international brands through time-limited online events, vente-privee offers its members significant discounts on fashion, accessories, music, homewares, toys, sports equipment, cosmetics and electronics. In 2014, vente-privee’s 1,800 employees achieved a turnover of 1.7 billion euros.   With e-commerce placing particularly high

 
 

Westfalia Technologies to Host Manufacturing Day Hiring Event Oct. 2

11-09-2015
Logistics solutions company is driving efforts to bridge the skills gap in the manufacturing industry    Westfalia Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of logistics solutions for manufacturers, warehouses and distribution centers since 1992, announces that it will host a hiring event on Oct. 2 at its York, Pennsylvania, headquarters. In the spirit of Manufacturing Day, the event will not only promote hiring at Westfalia, but also help drive efforts to bridge the skills gap in the manufacturing industry.   Always looking for talented people who are dedicated to building long-term customer relationships, Westfalia invites candidates to explore the opportunity to be a part of

 
 

Just how prepared for Black Friday are you

10-09-2015
By Nigel Greenslade   UK retailers were sent reeling last November when British shoppers spent online an estimated £810 million in one day, due to a new retail phenomenon imported from the US dubbed Black Friday. According to the UK’s industry association for online retail, IMRG, who compiled the figures, the surprise amount spent on Black Friday eclipsed the £650 million spent by consumers on Cyber Monday. The Black Friday spending frenzy on 28th November last year was said by online shopping tracker Postcode Anywhere to have resulted in 404,835 orders being placed in a single day.   Big retail events are occurring now

 
 

Dynamic Storage system helps food manufacturer to improve efficient storage and warehousing

10-09-2015
Juhayna Food Industries, a leading Egypt-based manufacturer of diary-based products, has optimised its warehouse facilities around Egypt with its partner Link Misr, a leading industrial company specialised in manufacturing shelving and racking systems. The new installations also include an Interroll FIFO flow storage solution.

 
 

The Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference returns to Hong Kong 17 and 18 November 2015

10-09-2015
The Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference (ALMC) brings together logistics and maritime services providers and users, including manufacturers, traders and distributors, to exchange market intelligence and explore business opportunities in the region.  The 5th ALMC will return on 17-18 November 2015 in Hong Kong, focusing on three timely topics: China&rsquo;s Belt and Road Initiative, e-commerce and Big Data. Four distinctive forums covering Logistics, Maritime, Air Freight and Supply Chain Management will be featured. It is expected to attract 2,000 participants and feature 100 exhibitors from around the world.  For more details, please visit www.almc.hk. <img width="400" align="textTop" height="240" alt="" src="http://www.warehousinglogisticsinternational.com/uploads/images/ALMC%20Logo_center%20version.jpg" />

 
 

Cool new Hyster truck for paper recycling

08-09-2015
Hyster has launched a new forklift truck designed for the paper industry to overcome the common problem of engines overheating due to dust and paper debris.  The new truck will be on show publically for the first time at a resource efficiency and waste management event, RWM, in Birmingham, UK from 15-17 September. &ldquo;When operating standard forklift trucks in the paper industry, the radiators can easily get clogged up causing unnecessary downtime,&rdquo; says David Reeve, Industry Manager, Counterbalance Solutions. &ldquo;This is not only frustrating; it costs businesses money in lost production and can lead to other problems.&rdquo; Known as the &ldquo;Cool

 
 

India Forklift Operator of the Year 2015 open for entries

08-09-2015
Entries are now open for India&rsquo;s forklift operators to compete for the prestigious title of &lsquo;Forklift Operator of the Year &ndash; India&rsquo;. Organised by ThinkLink Learning in partnership with RTITB, UK, the competition aims to recognise and reward highly skilled and safety conscious operators. It is free to enter and open to all lift truck operators across the country. ThinkLink Learning launched &lsquo;Forklift Operator of the Year &ndash; India&rsquo; competition through its Pragu&#7751;a initiative, in partnership with leading workplace transport training accrediting body in the UK, RTITB. The competition is supported by a number of renowned organisations including National Skill Development

 
 

New systems for e-commerce order fulfillment and retail store replenishment

04-09-2015
  Dematic, a supplier of intra-logistics systems for the factory, warehouse and distribution center, today announces new automated technology and software solutions that empower retailers and wholesalers to meet the specific requirements of apparel distribution and order fulfillment. Dematic solutions address the common issues associated with omni-channel retailing such as order fulfillment costs, margin pressure, SKU proliferation, order processing accuracy and inventory visibility. Actual system configurations depend on business volume, geographic constraints and logistics philosophy. The new Dematic automated and software solutions for e-commerce order fulfillment and retail store replenishment include: Light-Directed Put-to-Store for Apparel

 
 

IBS Named to Gartner List of Top 20 Supply Chain Management Software Suppliers

04-09-2015
Latest Recognition Adds to Firm's Growing List of 2015 Honors International Business Systems (IBS), a leading global integrated ERP and supply chain solutions provider, today announced that it has been named among Gartner&rsquo;s Top 20 Supply Chain Management Software Suppliers for the second year in a row as reported by Modern Materials Handling. The recognition adds to the growing list of accolades claimed by IBS in 2015, including: &bull;                    Food Logistics 2015 Top Green Provider, for excellence in elevating sustainable practices in the agriculture, transportation, warehousing and retailing sectors. &bull;                    Supply & Demand Chain Executive Top 100, honoring the year's 100 greatest supply

 
 

Access offers a blueprint for inventory reduction

03-09-2015
Keeping control of inventory has probably never been harder. But using an Advanced Planning and Scheduling (APS) system that includes a detailed, comprehensive view of stock in its workings can make a significant contribution to the struggle. The needs for Advanced Planning and Scheduling to keep control of inventory are explored in a new white paper from Access Group, titled: &lsquo;The Blueprint for inventory reduction&rsquo;. Mike Straiton, Business Development Manager for Access Group, said: &ldquo;Supply bases are changing through outsourcing, offshoring and globalisation, which makes them more vulnerable to a host of risks. Furthermore, expectations fuelled by the Internet, makes consumer and

 
 

Designing the future of e-fulfillment

03-09-2015
There&rsquo;s no denying that e-commerce has, and continues to have, a transformational impact on retail logistics. Swisslog has already helped a number of prestigious omnichannel businesses determine how best to move their intralogistics forward, via Click&Pick. This modular solution can be tailored to meet existing requirements, and is flexibly adapted to changing customer needs and business models. Here&rsquo;s seven businesses making the most of its innovative features and setting the pace in the future of e-commerce intralogistics.   Competec: The Swiss Competec Group is the logistics company behind the electronics online shop www.brack.ch. The Click&Pick system provides Competec with a scalable state-of-the-art storage

 
 

BULMOR LAYS ITS FOUNDATIONS WITH CHARCON CONSTRUCTION

02-09-2015
The BULMOR Lancer Sideloader success goes from strength to strength and literally in the case of Charcon Construction at its huge nationwide locations. Charcon has perfected a faster, smarter and safer approach to integrated building by providing innovative offsite manufactured precast products for the key stages of construction saving customers significant time and cost combined with quality and peace of mind. The specfic construction aspects include the precast floors, stairs, landings, access solutions, ground beams and piles, structural frames, barriers and various hydro solutions. The company serves the housing, healthcare, education, industrial and commercial sectors. Charcon delivers the exact solution to

 
 

New partnership to revolutionise South African supply chains

02-09-2015
RELEX Solutions, Europe&rsquo;s fastest growing provider of supply chain solutions, has forged a new partnership to offer its software to retailers and wholesalers in southern Africa. Argility, the leading IT services and software solutions company in South Africa, will spearhead a drive into a new and rapidly growing market. RELEX picked Johannesburg-based Argility because of its shared customer-focused values and links to many well-known South African retailers, including OK Furniture Group and the Foschini Group. RELEX, the Finnish based young and dynamic supply chain systems provider, won its first customer in the region earlier this year. Takealot, the leading South African online retailer,

 
 

Kalmar equipment steps up development at leading Chile port

01-09-2015
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has received an order from Puerto Central S.A (PCE) in San Antonio, Chile for 24 Kalmar Ottawa T2 terminal tractors and three Kalmar DCG160-12 forklift trucks. The order was signed in June 2015 with delivery expected in November 2015.    As part of the plan to become one of the largest container terminals in Chile, PCE is building a new multipurpose terminal with a 15m draft, allowing the port to handle Post-Panamax ships. Phase 1 of the project, which will transform Puerto Central into a multipurpose terminal with a capacity of 1.3 million TEUs, has already benefitted from

 
 

World Bank study on logistics skills, competences and training ,your chance to contribute

01-09-2015
The World Bank has engaged the Kühne Logistics University (KLU) to conduct a study of skills, competences and training in logistics. This is linked to the Bank&rsquo;s bi-annual Logistics Performance Indicator (LPI) survey which ranks countries in terms of their logistics performance. One of the six criteria used to judge performance is &lsquo;logistics competence&rsquo; and many countries achieve poor ratings partly because their logistics workforce lacks the necessary skills. The new study is reviewing the available evidence on logistics skills shortages, training provision and certification around the world.  It is also examining the opportunities for transferring best practice in logistics

 
 

Ironworks relies on tough materials handling equipment from Hyster

31-08-2015
After several years of testing, Eisenwerk Martinlamitz now exclusively relies on the robust materials handling equipment from Hyster, which is designed specifically for use in iron and steel works. The specially-equipped forklift trucks can withstand the heat of the furnace in the plant and can be used where space is limited. Located outside Schwarzenbach, on the Saale River near the Czech border, ironworks operation Martinlamitz (EWM) sells more than 50,000 tonnes of cast metal annually. This metal is used for axles on agricultural and construction equipment, commercial vehicles and railways, transmission housings and parts for wind turbines, crane and maritime engineering on to

 
 

CeMAT ASIA puts spotlight on automation trend

31-08-2015
China remains an attractive market for the intralogistics industry   CeMAT ASIA opens on 27 October. It is Asia&rsquo;s biggest and most important intralogistics trade show and has been staged annually at the SNIEC exhibition center in Shanghai since its launch 16 years ago. This year, it will feature 460 exhibitors from all around the world and occupy some 47,000 square meters (506,000 sq. ft.) of exhibition space. In terms of themes, CeMAT ASIA 2015 is dedicated to the growing shift toward automation in intralogistics, a trend fueled by rising labor costs and a growing skills shortage, especially in China&rsquo;s fast-growing coastal

 
 

Simply the best option for busy waste management facility

28-08-2015
Simply Waste Solutions began life in 2005 as a small company with only two collection vehicles. Since that time, they have grown into a large private waste company with over 40 vehicles of all different shapes and sizes.  Now employing almost 100 people, they handle over 55,000 collections every month and facilitate the processing of over 80,000 tonnes of waste and recycling material every year. Simply Waste Solutions has done this by building a reputation for reliable and competitively priced collections and by giving the customer exactly what they ask for. The rapid growth and continued success meant Simply Waste needed to improve

 
 

Charge cooler, drive further

27-08-2015
Big Dutchman AG specialises in animal housing and feeding systems for modern pork and poultry production. In 1938, the company's founder invented the world's first automatic feeding system in Holland, Michigan (USA). Since then the family company's portfolio has expanded to include simple systems, computer-controlled feeding systems with climate control, exhaust air treatment and waste recycling equipment, as well as hardware and software for the management of pig breeding and fattening plus poultry and egg production. Big Dutchman is active in over 100 countries spanning five continents, and is the global market leader in its industry with a turnover of

 
 

Vidmar Unveils New Keyless Keypad Lock

27-08-2015
For use in cabinets as an alternative to SL10 keyed locking option

 
 

Speakers revealed for CILT International Convention 2015

26-08-2015
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) is pleased to announce its line-up of high-profile industry experts for the CILT International Convention 2015. The line-up consists of: &bull;             Ravi Kumar, Head of Strategy and Innovation, Dubai Trade &bull;             Mark Millar, Industry Expert, Writer, Presenter and Lecturer &bull;             Professor Chris Kissling, Academic, Consultant and Writer, Chair, CILT New Zealand Awards Commmittee &bull;             Dr John Webb, Head, School of Logistics and Maritime Studies, Bahrain Polytechnic Ravi Kumar will be presenting: An insight into the Gulf logistics market. Ravi has a wealth of experience in the logistics sector and in his current role with Dubai Trade he has

 
 

Energy saving Dynamic Storage system installed at Logistics centre in Russia

26-08-2015
HAVI Logistics in Russia contracted COMITAS, Russia, as system integrator to supply a complex solution for their multi-temperature logistics distribution center in Tatarstan, Russia. Besides a deep store shuttle system provided by COMITAS, an Interroll Pallet Flow solution with safety separators was installed in the dry warehouse as well as in the deep-freeze area.  

 
 

New electronic forms for racking inspection developed

17-08-2015
  Naaman Shibi   Techs4Biz presents a new paperless inspection application designed to streamline safety audits on steel racking used in warehouses and factories. Used to store heavy pallets, steel racks are susceptible to stress and damage, which could lead to collapse. Regular inspection of the racking can help detect signs of stress or damage, and ensure compliance and safety. The steel rack inspection checklist based on the Australian Standard (AS 4084-2012) is now available in an electronic form to enable inspections to be conducted on mobile devices such as iPads, tablets and smartphones. The rack safety inspection process based on the paperless inspection application

 
 

Auto Tipping Skip Reduces Accidents

17-08-2015
Businesses looking to take advantage of commercial waste incentive programmes may be creating conditions that endanger their employees, according to leading forks and attachment specialists, Invicta. The use of roll-on roll-off skips, up to 36.5 metres in length and 2.5 metres high, means operators are routinely working at height in unsafe conditions, increasing the risk of falls. Invicta managing director, Peter Sharpe, explains: &ldquo;Most skips carried by forklifts require a forward tipping action to unload, but the height and design of these super-sized skips often sees operators standing on mud guards or climbing the side of the yard skip to reach

 
 

VISUALISATION IN PALLET PACKAGING HMI WITH NEW ICPA INTERFACE PANEL

14-08-2015
User Friendly Design Offers More Control and Greater Communication Lachenmeier, part of SIG and a leading manufacturer of stretch hood equipment and film, introduces new ICPA Interface to meet increasing demand for easy to use HMIs - providing intelligent communication in packaging with a user-friendly design that virtually anyone can operate.  The new panel allows operators to control, monitor, diagnose and manage wrap applications. Specially designed icons illustrate every step of the wrapping process and provide better information on the wrap cycle. No programming skills are required to operate the panel. &ldquo;We created our new ICPA Interface not only to meet demands

 
 

Yale brings new efficiency to LPG market

14-08-2015
Yale has achieved a step change in efficiency by equipping its GLP40-55VX LPG counterbalance trucks with a new Kubota industrial engine. Explaining the significance of this change, Phil Ireland, Yale&rsquo;s Senior Product Strategy Manager, Counterbalance Solutions, says: &ldquo;Like many manufacturers, we previously used an automotive-derived LPG unit for this market, but an industrial engine is much better suited to materials handling.   &ldquo;Its essential advantage is that it operates at lower rpm and gives much more lower-end torque. This in turn results in higher performance, better fuel economy, less noise and vibration, and a longer life.&rdquo;   The truck can also be specified with

 
 

Bendi Launch Two New Websites

14-08-2015
After months of planning and development, Bendi, the pioneers of the articulated forklift truck, have unveiled not one, but two brand new websites. The first is a new company website for its growing army of global customers, users and trade partners; and to compliment this, a new Translift Hubtex website has been developed to cater for the unprecedented UK interest in the new range of multidirectional forklifts. Both sites have been designed and built from the ground up after listening to the needs of potential visitors to the website, according to Bendi Managing Director, Simon Brown.   &ldquo;Our first objective, when we

 
 

China opportunity, the workers become the shoppers

14-08-2015
As the global economic centre of gravity shifts to the east, the two previously separate worlds of production and consumption are increasingly interconnected and converging. There was a time when companies set up in China simply for access to cheap labour, but now they're embracing China as much for the shoppers as for the workers. International businesses ignore China at their peril &ndash; over and above the coastal success stories, its numerous inland provinces are home to some of the world's fastest growing economies with the largest populations &ndash; attractive both as large pools of labour and also as rapidly emerging

 
 

Snap up a forklift bargain and win Rugby World Cup tickets this autumn

13-08-2015
This coming Autumn forklift truck users in Scotland and South West England will have the chance to buy state-of-the-art new and refurbished materials handling equipment at discounted prices and on zero per cent finance packages at two special two-day promotional events taking place at intralogistics solutions specialist, Jungheinrich UK Ltd&rsquo;s showroom facilities in Cumbernauld and Bristol. The product showcases are the latest in Jungheinrich&rsquo;s popular series of regional &lsquo;Big Events.&rsquo; The Cumbernauld &lsquo;Big Event&rsquo; will be held on September 9th and 10th, while the &lsquo;Big Event&rsquo; in Bristol takes place on October 14th and 15th.   At both Cumbernauld and Bristol, German-engineered will

 
 

Buffalo Trace Distillery is one of the first spirits suppliers to use an automated storage and retrieval system

13-08-2015
Buffalo Trace Distillery is one of the first spirits suppliers to use an automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) to manage, move and store pallets of finished goods   Westfalia Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of logistics solutions for manufacturers, warehouses and distribution centers since 1992, announces that Buffalo Trace Distilleryhas completed the construction of a new distribution center featuring its automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS). One of the first spirits suppliers to use an AS/RS, Buffalo Trace will leverage the technology to more efficiently and effectively manage, move, store and retrieve pallets of finished goods within the 83,000 square-foot facility.   Within the

 
 

Online fulfilment solutions specialist aims to lead the market

12-08-2015
The fast-growing e-commerce order fulfilment specialist, DK Fulfilment Ltd, has announced plans to become the leading company in the highly competitive UK e-retail fulfilment sector. &ldquo;E-commerce is the fastest growing retail market in Europe. In 2015, overall online sales are expected to grow by 18.4 per cent and by 2016 the market is predicted to be worth £185.44bn. The US market is similarly buoyant,&rdquo; says Mark Elward, DK Fulfilment&rsquo;s Managing Director. He continues: &ldquo;Demand for our &lsquo;B-2-B&rsquo; and &lsquo;B-2-C&rsquo; e-retail fulfilment solutions is increasing all the time and, as result, our company turnover will go up by 25 per cent this year. We

 
 

Ash Cloud in China increases production efficiency significantly by using Interroll 24V drive technology

12-08-2015
  www.interoll.com  Ash Cloud, a Chinese manufacturer of mobile phone accessories, relies heavily on intralogistics solutions from Interroll when it comes to production and shipping in Shenzhen and thus managed to increase its production efficiency by around 35 percent in the last two years.

 
 

Automation in an Arctic environment

11-08-2015
To go beyond the every-day constraints of simple automated pallet storage and retrieval systems and manual picking operations in cold stores presents a series of low temperature-related challenges. Add to this the requirements placed by customers nowadays on the retail sector and operators of temperature-controlled distribution centres can find themselves under immense pressure.   Not only do customers expect the goods to be attractively presented, they also expect a wide range of products to be permanently available with the items well organised on the shelves. Daily business is now dictated by shorter delivery times, smaller delivery quantities and units and a

 
 

Onsite service ensures smooth operations for logistics service providers in the chemical industry

11-08-2015
Within the framework of its wide reaching Customer Support business, BEUMER Group provides Residential Service. It enables logistics service providers to delegate the responsibility of availability, performance and profitability of filling, palletising and packaging installations to BEUMER specialists. The single-source provider has extensive experience and knowledge of technical and logistics matters in the chemical industry, helping ensure the high efficiency of their machines. In order to provide trouble-free operation, BEUMER employees come to customer sites world-wide, even long-term, if required.   Chemical products are at the beginning of the logistics value chain of many products, in very different sectors. A monitored, error-free

 
 

The Right Medicine for Replenishment and Inventory

10-08-2015
Galexis, the leading Swiss pharmaceutical wholesaler and logistics service provider, is to use RELEX&rsquo;s supply chain management software to reap the benefits of RELEX&rsquo;s automated replenishment while maximising transparency for sales campaigns and promotions. Galexis also expects to minimise capital tied up in inventory and to increase inventory turnover.   Galexis supplies medicine, hygiene and drugstore products to pharmacies, hospitals, doctor&rsquo;s offices, nursing homes, and drugstores. Its offering is comprised of more than 80,000 items, over 42,000 of which are replenished from the distribution center in Niederbipp, south of Basel. The company, which is part of the Galenica group, processes around 370,000 sales

 
 

New Cartonization Software Reduces Order Fulfillment Costs

10-08-2015
Numina's latest software release combines cartonization logic and in-motion dimensional pick verification to lean up the picking and packing process, reduce shipping costs and drive a fast return on investment in order fulfillment technology  

 
 

75 million pound energy overspend in UK warehouse sector

07-08-2015
UK SMEs in the warehouse sector wasting over £75 million per annum on unnecessary energy expenditure, reveals new analysis from the Energy Efficiency Financing scheme   According to new analysis conducted by the Energy Efficiency Financing (EEF) scheme, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the warehouse sector are overspending by over £75 million per annum on their energy bills as a result of inefficient technology and old equipment.   Based on proprietary data and official sources, the EEF scheme has analysed the energy expenditure of selected key industries to estimate their annual energy overspend. Having scrutinised each sector&rsquo;s use of lighting, heating and hot

 
 

CargoWise One Ready for CBP Partner Government Agency Pilots

07-08-2015
Pilot program set to begin August 19 for major component of ACE WiseTech Global has announced that development has been completed in CargoWise One to meet the requirements for U.S. Customs & Border Protection&rsquo;s various Partner Government Agencies (PGA) Pilot Programs, which are scheduled to begin August 19, 2015. CBP&rsquo;s Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) will incorporate core trade processing capability to provide a single window for the trade to report import and export data. All Partner Government Agencies involved with import and export will use this single window to determine admissibility. There are more than a dozen PGAs scheduled for implementation prior to

 
 

Entry level articulated forklift option

06-08-2015
Narrow Aisle Ltd have introduced a low cost, entry-level Flexi Ac model to their market leading range of articulated forklift trucks. The Flexi Ac NANO has been specifically designed for customers in the high street and SME sector who want to save costs on their light- to medium-duty storage and handling applications by using a truck that can work in 1.6-metre aisles and operate both inside and outside the warehouse. The Flexi Ac NANO truck can lift loads weighing up to 1.6 tones to heights of up to 5 metres and can offer optimum pallet put-away and retrieval in aisles as narrow

 
 

Descartes Signs Agreement with SAP

06-08-2015
Descartes Systems Group, the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, today announced that it has signed a software development cooperation agreement with SAP SE. The partnership provides customers with an end-to-end business-content network for logistics collaboration and connectivity by creating a logistics message exchange between Descartes&rsquo; cloud-based Global Logistics Network (GLN) and the SAP Transportation Management (SAP TM) application.   Since global transportation management is a multi-party process involving logistics services providers, carriers and governmental agencies, effective connectivity and collaboration are critical. Descartes&rsquo; partnership with SAP is designed to provide customers with end-to-end shipment visibility and control across the logistics network and help ensure

 
 

PowerMount, the quick change solution for your forklift attachments

05-08-2015
The UK&rsquo;s leading supplier of forklift truck attachments, B&B Attachments, is maintaining its reputation for providing innovative products with its PowerMount quick release system. As a result of enquiries from major fleet users in the forklift industry, B&B Attachments has developed PowerMount - a unique system that quickly changes one hydraulic attachment, such as a popular double pallet handler to another, which may be required instantly to move a specialist load. The PowerMount enables attachment changes in a matter of just 60 - 90 seconds, without the need for an engineer, guaranteeing a fast, easy and safe way to interchange forklift

 
 

Barcoding Inc. Automates Azteca Foods Ability to Track and Trace Pallets

05-08-2015
Barcoding scanning solution is making Mexican foods leader more efficient, accurate, and connected in day-to-day manufacturing operations   Barcoding, Inc., a leader in supply chain efficiency, accuracy, and connectivity, has successfully automated Azteca Foods, Inc.&rsquo;s ability to track and trace pallets moving into its finished goods warehouse. With the systems integrator&rsquo;s barcode scanning solution, the Mexican foods leader is generating unique pallet identification numbers and eliminating manual data collection processes to streamline its day-to-day operations.   Working closely with Azteca, Barcoding implemented a barcode scanning system, consisting of Zebra MC65 handheld computers, a customized software application developed on its CaptureSoft express platform, an internally hosted web

 
 

JOHN GOOD SHIPPING MOVES

04-08-2015
Leading shipping company re-locates to the UK&rsquo;s newest port hub   One of the UK&rsquo;s largest independent shipping companies, John Good Shipping, has moved into the recently opened logistics centre at DP World London Gateway. John Good Shipping, founded in 1833, has chosen to move to the new hub to increase efficiencies for its clients whilst capitalising on the huge opportunities for the company to further develop its ship agency and freight forwarding activities in London and the South East. The move into 465m² (5,000 sq ft) of high tech office accommodation comes as the company announces the consolidation of its Brentwood and Tilbury

 
 

Study by AEB and DHBW examines benefits and success factors of supply chain collaboration

04-08-2015
New survey: How does collaboration work? What&rsquo;s trending in global supply chains? &#61550; Add your voice until 10th September 2015 at www.aeb.com/gtm-study  Opportunities for collaboration extend along the entire supply chain with all its different partners. But which supply chain partners are already engaging in this type of collaboration? What expectations do they bring to the table? And what are the critical factors driving the success of collaboration in global trade and logistics? These and other questions are the subject of the third edition of the Global Trade Management Agenda, a joint study of AEB and the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW)

 
 

Lose and relax with Wistiki ,track lost items from your smartphone

03-08-2015
Whether it is searching your purse or trying to find out where your kids have put the remote, who has never been dreaming not to go crazy looking for things after a stressful day? Three French brothers made it true and gave life to Wistiki, a small and fashionable accessory that will spare you precious time. After a successful product launch in France, Wistiki is ready to enter the UK market. Wistiki is a lightly designed connected device made in France that follows you daily, helping you to relax by localizing your items via your smarphone at any time, anywhere.

 
 

Shifting Roles and Sharing Tasks

03-08-2015
Stuart Mann, Global Implementation Manager for WiseTech Global, explains why successful task management doesn&rsquo;t mean moving all the work downstream. There is much cynicism surrounding phrases like &lsquo;staff empowerment&rsquo; and &lsquo;redistribution of tasks.&rsquo; Many see them as nicer ways to say &lsquo;job loss.&rsquo; Are they? Immediate and sustainable productivity improvements across an entire organization are the primary reasons behind most software implementation projects. But software in isolation can&rsquo;t solve business problems. There&rsquo;s no point incorporating your old ways into new work practices, trying to automate exactly what you&rsquo;re doing now. Staff, of course, hear discussions about &lsquo;efficiency,&rsquo; &lsquo;automation of processes,&rsquo; and &lsquo;streamlined workflows,&rsquo;

 
 

Mini AGVs bring swarm intelligence to agricultural parts warehouse

01-08-2015
The Open Shuttle driverless vehicles supplied by KNAPP to agricultural products supplier, Grene, at the company&rsquo;s automated warehouse in Denmark utilise swarm intelligence to optimise transport processes.  An international group serving the industrial, wind power generation and agricultural sectors, Grene has operations in Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland, as well as dealers worldwide. The Grene Agro division is focused on the needs of the farming sector, parks and forestry organisations. It supplies spare parts for agricultural vehicles, farm tools and products for animal husbandry, all of which are sold through a dealer network, either in stores or via a webshop. Grene Agro holds

 
 

Hyster develops Checker Device for efficient container inspection

01-08-2015
Increasing recurring costs, such as salaries and fuel, add pressure to empty container depot operators, who are constantly looking for new logistics solutions to further optimise operations. Materials handling equipment manufacturer, Hyster, in cooperation with depot operator Hamburg Container Service GmbH (HCS), has developed a Checker Device for empty container handlers that significantly simplifies the inspection of containers, helping to reduce costs. With the Hyster® Checker Device, containers can be firmly locked in place at a height of 1.9 metres. This allows the checker to inspect the containers thoroughly for damage from all sides. The advantage of this is that the container no longer needs to

 
 

Plug Power Acquires Full Control of HyPulsion Hydrogen and

31-07-2015
Plug Power Now Poised to Convert $20 Billion European  Electric Lift Truck Market to Hydrogen Fuel Cells Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUG), a leader in providing clean, reliable energy solutions has entered into a definitive agreement with Axane, S.A., a subsidiary of Air Liquide S.A. to acquire the remaining 80 percent that it doesn't own of HyPulsion, its European joint venture, for $11.47 million in Plug Power common stock, subject to certain post-closing adjustments. The transaction is subject to the satisfaction of certain customary closing conditions and is expected to close no later than August 2015.   Plug Power and Air Liquide founded HyPulsion in

 
 

NOVUS student named 2015 Sustainable Visionary

31-07-2015
Ronan Keane, a logistics and supply chain management student on the University of Huddersfield NOVUS scheme, has won ReFood&rsquo;s Sustainable Visionaries student scholarship competition. The leading food waste recycler awarded Ronan the title following a rigorous six-month judging process. He takes home a £5,000 bursary to further progress his studies. ReFood&rsquo;s panel of waste management experts was hugely impressed with Ronan&rsquo;s industry knowledge, passion and highly creative ideas to integrate sustainability into the food waste recycling logistics process. Presenting a comprehensive proposal on implementing new techniques to close the food chain, Ronan epitomised the idea of a sustainable visionary and was

 
 

Hyster widens application focus

30-07-2015
Organisational changes for forklift brand Hyster are set to enhance individual value for forklift users in all industry sectors.  "The Hyster business is now structured to focus more on the user's application rather than the Hyster product groups," says Ian Melhuish, VP Product and Industry Solutions Group, Hyster.  "This is an important change that simplifies and enhances the buying experience with solution packages for specific users." Through a new structure, Hyster now operates with "Solutions Teams" and smaller sales management areas. Armed with new tools, the deeply experienced "solutions providers" aim to provide customers with the right product, and related services, at the right price. To

 
 

International Network Organization Joins WiseIndustry Partner Program

30-07-2015
Four separate networks within INO Group add value to their services through WiseIndustry partnership. WiseTech Global, the company behind the industry-leading integrated platform CargoWise One, has announced that International Network Organization Limited (INO) has signed four of its networks to become part of the WiseIndustry Partner Program. These latest WiseIndustry Partner networks include Master Forwarders Unity Network, Freight Midpoint International Forwarders Network, Overseas Project Cargo Association, and Freight Forwarders Family Worldwide Agents Network. The INO Networks Group is a worldwide business and agent network organization operating from Turkey and Hong Kong to provide a variety of services to world commerce, freight forwarding,

 
 

Shortage of UK driving staff could bring 74bn pounds transportation industry to a standstill

28-07-2015
Recruiters predict a 10% increase in driving staff demand while the sector suffers a low availability of candidates   Research from supply management specialist Comensura reveals that the £74bn UK transportation industry could become gridlocked due to a growing driver shortage, largely caused by an ageing workforce and young candidates being dissuaded by the cost of the Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC).   Half of specialist driver recruiters cite a low candidate availability, coupled with the rising demand that creates a staffing gap in the sector. Availability is the lowest for Moffat, HIAB and ADR drivers- with up to nine out of ten

 
 

UASC appoints new leadership to Board of Directors

28-07-2015
United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) has announced the appointment of Dr. Nabeel Al-Amudi as the new Chairman of the Company&rsquo;s Board of Directors, and HE Sheikh Ali bin Jassim bin Mohammad Al-Thani, as Vice-Chairman. Dr. Al Amudi, HE Al-Thani and the rest of the Board will be responsible for driving the Company&rsquo;s ambitious global expansion plans and spearheading the Company&rsquo;s strategic efforts to cement UASC&rsquo;s positions as the market leader in the Middle East and as an emerging global carrier. Dr. Al-Amudi is currently the President of the Saudi Ports Authority. Prior to joining the Saudi Ports Authority, Dr. Al-Amudi held several

 
 

CeMAT RUSSIA 2015 22 to 25 September in Moscow

25-07-2015
At the upcoming CeMAT RUSSIA intralogistics show, which runs in Moscow from 22 to 25 September, more than 170 exhibitors will showcase their products and solutions for the interconnected, efficient control and management of logistics processes. &ldquo;Admittedly, that&rsquo;s about 30 fewer companies than last year, but it&rsquo;s still a very pleasing achievement, given the current economic sanctions,&rdquo; commented Wolfgang Pech, the Senior Vice President responsible for CeMAT events worldwide at Deutsche Messe. &ldquo;The Russian logistics market is a very challenging environment at the moment, especially as goods volumes are down 8.2 percent on last year. And yet this same weakness

 
 

Construction company supplied with specialist Fork Positioners and Spreader Beam attachments

25-07-2015
Charcon Construction Solutions offers integrated building services by providing innovative offsite-manufactured components and precast products for most stages of construction. Charcon CS also offers energy-efficient and cost-effective solutions for the construction of modern industrial buildings. The company is comprised of a network of facilities across the UK, specialising in the housing, healthcare, education, industrial and commercial sectors. To support Charcon&rsquo;s increased demand and the expansion of its product range and manufacturing capacity, B&B Attachments - the UK&rsquo;s leading independent supplier of forklift truck attachments - have supplied the construction solutions company with specialist Fork Positioners and Spreader Beam attachments, to their Retford

 
 

Swisslog wins prestigious award from Design Build Institute of America

24-07-2015
Swisslog Director Randy Jennings wins National Award of Merit as part of the Primus Builders and United States Cold Storage Distribution Center Design/Build Team.   Randy Jennings, Director of Food and Beverage Sales at Swisslog Logistics, Americas has been identified as an integral part of the Primus and United States Cold Storage Distribution Team, winning a National Award of Merit. The Design-Build Institute of America selected the team for this award in the category of Process and/or Research Facilities. Mr. Jennings was a key member of the project team designing and building the United States Cold Storage Distribution Center in Covington, TN. Lisa Washington, CEO of

 
 

Hacklings narrow option

24-07-2015
Based in the Cotswolds village of Bourton-on-the-Water, John Hackling (Transport) Ltd has provided a range of road haulage, warehousing and fulfillment facilities since 1968. A founder member of Palletline and the ADR Hazchem Network, the company offers nationwide trunking, European distribution and fully integrated transport logistics services to an extensive and varied client base. Hackling Transport&rsquo;s 130,000 sq ft shared user warehouse provides in the region of 10,000 pallet locations of varying dimensions to allow anything from hazardous chemicals to foodstuffs to be stored. The racking is arranged around a narrow aisle configuration to ensure that storage space is maximized and loads are

 
 

Linz AG relies on BEUMER Group Pipe Conveyors for its incineration plant:

23-07-2015
The utility company Linz AG relies on a BEUMER Group Pipe Conveyor to transport household and industrial waste as well as sewage sludge from the treatment plant to its power station. This conveyor is not only highly energy efficient, but due to its closed design, it is also possible to convey waste products through public spaces without affecting the environment. The result is: no material loss, no unpleasant smell, and most importantly no pollution to the environment. The Pipe Conveyor can also be optimally adapted to the routing due to its ability to navigate curves. Linz AG's waste incineration power plant has been in operation since 2011. It is located

 
 

Forkliftaction News turns 15

23-07-2015
This month marks the 15th year of continuous publication for Forkliftaction News. The respected business-to-business news resource reports weekly on a wide range of topics that cover the full spectrum of the materials handling industry including dealer developments, corporate moves, policy changes, industry initiatives, innovative technologies and interesting applications. Each week, the independent newsletter is emailed to 62,000-plus recipients, a far cry from the mere 50 subscribers who received the first edition of Forkliftaction News on July 7, 2000. General manager Ann Hofmans says that 15 years of free independent news publishing is a significant achievement: "We have seen competitors come

 
 

QARGO to operate a Combilift Straddle Carrier , for handling of containers

21-07-2015
Rotterdam based QARGO Packers Ltd. specialises in the packing, securing and export of large and heavy products weighing up to 35t. The company is the first at the port of Rotterdam to operate a Combilift Straddle Carrier (Combi-SC), which was designed to ease the handling of containers and other oversized loads. QARGO&rsquo;s clients come from a wide variety of industries such as the oil and gas, heat and water treatment and engineering sectors, who entrust the company with the seaworthy packaging of their specialist equipment at its Project Freight Station, which comprises a 3,8000 sq. m warehouse, bonded and secured, and

 
 

OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE DP WORLD LONDON GATEWAY LOGISTICS CENTRE

21-07-2015
Robert Goodwill, Minister for Transport, has visited DP World London Gateway to mark the official opening of the first distribution centre at what is set to become the largest logistics hub in the UK.   Mr Goodwill was joined by DP World Chairman, His Excellency Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem, to formalise the opening of the centre during a ribbon cutting ceremony.   The first phase of this high tech unit, which comprises 16,800m² (180,000 sq ft) of distribution and logistics space and 2,400m² (25,000 sq ft) of office space, has been finished to BREEAM &ldquo;very good&rdquo; standard, the world's foremost environmental assessment method and

 
 

South America biggest and most important trade show for intralogistics.

20-07-2015
This year, CeMAT SOUTH AMERICA once again underscored its reputation as South America&rsquo;s biggest and most important trade show for intralogistics. Held from 30 June to 3 July in São Paulo, Brazil, the show featured 211 exhibitors from 23 nations and attracted a total of about 11,300 visitors. &ldquo;Given the current economic situation in Brazil, we are very pleased with the show&rsquo;s performance,&rdquo; said Wolfgang Pech, Deutsche Messe&rsquo;s Senior Vice President in charge of CeMAT trade fairs worldwide. &ldquo;We have achieved our objective of presenting new intralogistics products and technologies that will play a key role in shaping the entire South

 
 

COMMERCIAL VEHICLE HIRE SPECIALISTS ND BROWN

20-07-2015
Commercial vehicle hire and Hot Box specialists, ND Brown Ltd, is now offering enhanced safety to its broad customer base, with new award winning vehicle safety equipment from Sentinel Systems. The company has installed Sentinel&rsquo;s side-scan cyclist detection system across many of its vehicles, as well as 4-camera systems on certain larger vehicles, with

 
 

Graff Diamonds Establishes Finely Cut Customs Declarations Processes With Descartes Electronic Import Customs Solution

17-07-2015
Descartes Systems Group, the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announces that exclusive British diamond company Graff Diamonds has improved control over its customs declarations process and saved a significant amount in duty by automating and integrating its Outward Processing Relief (OPR) and Customs Warehouse procedures using Descartes&rsquo; cloud-based Import Customs solution.   Founded in 1960, Graff operates at the very pinnacle of the jewellery retail market. The company is involved in every step of the jewellery making process; from sourcing rough stones, cutting and setting the gems, and then retailing the finished pieces which are sold across 50 stores and

 
 

Douglas fumigant products monitored by arviem

17-07-2015
Arviem AG announced this week that its cargo monitoring service supports the reliable delivery of Douglas chemical products to clients all around the world. More and more companies operating a global supply chain realize, that instead of actively managing their supply chain they are mainly experiencing its risks.  Douglas chose to manage its global supply chain by using arviem services, a control tower based Cargo Monitoring Service being an end-to-end service, available on a &lsquo;pay-as-you-use&rdquo; basis. Arviem&rsquo;s monitoring services enable Douglas to have full visibility at any given time about enhanced ETAs, product integrity and supply chain performance helping to strengthen the reputation for an excellent

 
 

Save costs max out the cube!

15-07-2015
Flexi Warehouse Systems &ndash; the intralogistics projects and systems division of the articulated forklift truck specialists, Narrow Aisle Ltd &ndash; has introduced the Flexi CubeMAX, a new concept in space saving storage solutions. Based around established double deep pallet racking, Flexi VNA truck and warehouse management systems technology, the CubeMAX storage solution allows 50 per cent more pallet locations to be achieved when designing a storage system in a warehouse with the same dimensions as a system served by conventional reach trucks. Furthermore, CubeMAX pilot schemes undertaken in Italy and the UK have shown that the high-density system requires significantly fewer truck

 
 

WOMEN IN LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORT CONFERENCE CONFIRMED FOR CILT INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION

15-07-2015
    The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) has announced its plans for the Women in Logistics and Transport (WiLAT) conference at this year&rsquo;s CILT International Convention to be held in Dubai. Since being launched in 2013 WiLAT, within CILT, has experienced significant growth throughout the world and leading female industry professionals will address delegates on the day about the success and the future of the group. The conference will help formulate a three-year plan to develop and implement programmes for all countries through to 2018 and will help to unlock the potential and advance the status of women in the

 
 

Barcoding, Inc. Unveils the Voice of the Baltimore Ravens as Executive Forum 5 Keynote

14-07-2015
  Scheduled for Oct. 8, systems integrator&rsquo;s fifth annual conference will feature insights from broadcaster and author Gerry Sandusky   Barcoding, Inc., a leader in supply chain efficiency, accuracy, and connectivity, announces Gerry Sandusky, the Voice of the NFL&rsquo;s Baltimore Ravens and best-selling author, as the keynote speaker for its Executive Forum 5: Be Efficient - Accurate - Connected  Barcoding&rsquo;s fifth annual Executive Forum is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.   In addition to serving as the play-by-play announcer for the Ravens, Sandusky is the New York Times best-selling author of &ldquo;Forgotten Sundays,&rdquo; the sports

 
 

Kalmar AutoStrad delivery to Patrick Port Botany sets the benchmark for the industry

14-07-2015
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, played a successful role in delivering an automated straddle carrier solution to Patrick Stevedores' during their recent automation of Port Botany container terminal in Sydney, Australia.The conversion from manual operations at Port Botany was made in only four days, setting a benchmark for the whole container terminal industry.   Patrick's Port Botany is now the world's second fully-automated AutoStrad(TM) terminal, operating with 45 Kalmar AutoStrads and real time control systems. It follows the automation success of Patrick's Fisherman Island terminal in Brisbane, which was converted to an automated straddle carrier operation in 2005. The Fisherman Islands terminal experienced

 
 

UniCarriers presents new generation of low lifters

13-07-2015
  <img alt="" width="400" align="textTop" height="282" src="http://www.warehousinglogisticsinternational.com/uploads/images/UniCarriers%20PR%20PMR%20200%20Image%201.jpg" /> PMR 200 scores with ergonomics and reliability The demands on forklifts in warehouses, in distribution and production are versatile: They have to safely transport loads of different weights and dimensions, load and unload lorries quickly as well as reliably master internal transport over long distances. For these work conditions, UniCarriers has developed a new generation of low lifters: PMR 200. The forklift is excellently suited for use in three-shift operation, and on account of high performance capacity is especially economical in operation ensuring low maintenance costs at the same time. With PMR 200, UniCarriers is launching

 
 

New biannual report on Africa container ports.

13-07-2015
Report highlights a new approach to the West African trade, improved schedule reliability marred by infrastructure deficits in African hinterland connections, limited improvements in vessel waiting time and an overall increase in average vessel size calling at African ports. In its inaugural issue, Port Overview Africa highlights main incidents and developments in Africa ports in the first half of 2015. The report will be published biannually thereafter. Antwerp & Copenhagen, 10th July 2015 The owners of the portal portoverview.com* have produced their first analytical report that measures African port incidents and analyses trends, new developments and carrier shipping performance statistics

 
 

Energy saving Dynamic Storage system to be installed at Chinese distribution center

10-07-2015
Nongshim Engineering contracted Interroll to supply a complete set of Pallet Flow modules and safety equipment for the Nongshim distribution center which is part of the Baeksansu Phase I expansion project in Yanbian, Jiling province, China, nearby Changbai Mountains.   The Baeksansu Phase I project, which was inaugurated in June 2014, is to build up the most modern bottling operation with a yearly production capacity of 1 million tons of mineral water. This is an important milestone for Nongshim Group which aims to become a global company in the food industry.   &ldquo;The Interroll Dynamic Storage system is frequently used in industries with fast

 
 

Flexible warehouse aid with comfort and power

10-07-2015
With its pallet stackers Linde L14 to L20 in the load range between 1.4 and 2.0 tonnes, industrial truck manufacturer Linde Material Handling is launching a new generation of flexible warehouse aids. Designed either as pedestrian models or models with a folding stand-on platform for lift heights of up to just over 5.30 meters, the new pallet stackers come, for example, with a standard weighing device, a battery cover for optimum view and a large number of mast variants, and they are optionally available with up to 33 percent higher lifting speed. Unique on the market is the folding stand-on

 
 

Cimcorp Announces New Leadership in North America

09-07-2015
Former CEO Pickard retires after 34 years at helm in Canada; Operations Manager Trigatti assumes role of president Cimcorp Group, a manufacturer and integrator of turnkey robotic gantry-based order fulfillment and tire handling solutions, announces CEO Doug Pickard&rsquo;s retirement from Cimcorp Automation Ltd. after leading the company, which he co-founded as RMT Robotics Ltd., for nearly 35 years. His successor, Operations Manager Rick Trigatti, will expand his current responsibilities by stepping into the role of president of the company&rsquo;s North American subsidiary. The transition was effective as of June 29. After founding the company to introduce robotics and machine vision into the

 
 

ForkAngles Mast Tilt Indicator

09-07-2015
ForkAngles works by detecting the change in distance between the mast and the vehicle body as the mast is tilted. This change in distance is used to move the indicator up and down at operator eye-level via a highly flexible wire cable attached to the vehicle body and the mast. The design principle is simple but the results are extremely accurate, with the capability to detect mast tilt angles to within 0.05degrees. Limit damage, wastage and down time The benefits of ForkAngles are already being seen by businesses who have installed the product within their fleet. Not only does it aid accurate

 
 

Worldwide Chain Stores (WCS) announces availability of its next generation Warehouse Management System, CSnx

08-07-2015
Encompassing warehouse management, voice, labour management and integrated eLearning tools, CSnx is disrupting the industry with a best-in-class supply chain management platform   Camberley, UK: 8th July 2015Worldwide Chain Stores (WCS) a dedicated provider of comprehensive supply chain execution technology has today announced the general availability of its latest warehouse management system, CSnx. A next generation platform, CSnx offers organisations easy-to-use, flexible, scalable and relevant out-of-the-box capability to automate, diagnose and seamlessly manage the supply chain from procurement of inventory through to management of the warehouse.  Designed for today&rsquo;s complex supply chain needs, CSnx gives businesses the ability to minimise inventory, effectively manage staff, drive greater

 
 

World Net Associates Joins WiseIndustry Partner Program

08-07-2015
Members of the WNA network to gain benefits of CargoWise One single-platform software solution WiseTech Global, the technology company behind the logistic industry&rsquo;s leading software solution, CargoWise One, has announced that World Net Associates (WNA) has joined its WiseIndustry Partner program, providing all of its members greater access to a single integrated management platform across the network. WNA is an international network of independent, locally-owned and operated freight forwarders, customs brokers, and logistics specialists who offer customers individual attention with the global reach and competitive pricing of a multi-national organization. WNA gains many benefits through participation in the WiseIndustry Partner Program. Patrick Weston,

 
 

DB SCHENKER RAIL UK TEAMS UP WITH PD PORTS FOR NEW INTERMODAL SERVICE

07-07-2015
  From Monday 3rd August DB Schenker Rail UK will run a direct daily service (Monday to Friday) from PD Ports owned Teesport in Middlesbrough to Mossend and Grangemouth in Scotland. The onward leg to Grangemouth from Mossend has been enabled through close collaboration with Malcolm Logistics. The service will transport containerised traffic.   Les Morris, Head of Sales at DB Schenker Rail UK, said: "We are delighted to be working with PD Ports on this innovative and dynamic offering to the Intermodal market. We have worked closely with PD Ports to bring this service to fruition which will transport goods directly from

 
 

Yale appoints new brand manager

07-07-2015
Iain Friar has joined Yale Europe Materials Handling in the role of brand manager, taking over from Steve Ridgway who has now retired from the company. The Glaswegian joins the forklift truck and materials handling equipment manufacturer from Symantec where he was head of product marketing, consumer and small business, covering the EMEA region. Previously he held various roles at Epson, including marketing services manager and group product marketing manager, where he was responsible for marketing consumer and business printing and projection solutions, point-of-sale systems, and professional printing products. Iain has a Professional Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing. He

 
 

Fleet control with UniCarriers

06-07-2015
How great is the capacity use and availability of the Material Handling Equipment? When is the next service due? Is there avoidable hazard potential in the warehouse? The new fleet management solution from UniCarriers helps fleet managers to answer these questions centrally on one platform. The IT solution evaluates all the performance data from the Materials Handling Equipment used: from condition of the vehicle through usage intensity to vehicle and driver data. Daily reports offer customers the optimal basis to visualize improvement potential in the warehouse, increase fleet productivity and reduce operating costs. The solution is not manufacturer-dependent and can

 
 

Norbert Dentressangle is now XPO Logistics

06-07-2015
XPO Logistics, which became a top ten global supply chain provider with its acquisition of Norbert Dentressangle 8 June, has launched a major advertising campaign in Europe based on the theme: "Welcome to the next supply chain generation". The campaign emphasizes XPO Logistics&rsquo; European capacity and drive for innovation in Transport, Logistics Solutions and Global Forwarding. As described by Hervé Montjotin, Chief Executive Officer of XPO Logistics in Europe, &lsquo;We are always ready to challenge established models and offer bespoke solutions that contribute to the performance of our customers&rsquo; supply chains today and tomorrow.&rsquo; The campaign, which reinforces that Norbert Dentressangle is

 
 

New built high bay cold storage protected from the outset against fire risks

03-07-2015
With 2,700 employees and out of 11 production sites the Belgium bakery group ,La Lorraine ,serves the whole of Europe with its deep-frozen bakery products. The company is characterised by constant growth and has built two new high-bay warehouses in Europe within two years. In August 2013 the new high-bay cold storage in the Czech town of Kladno has been launched. The active fire prevention system OxyReduct protects against failures or damage caused by fire. Also for the second new building in Polish Nowy Dwór Mazowiecki the proven fire protection solution by WAGNER was chosen. Commissioning is scheduled for August

 
 

ThinkLink launches competition to find the best forklift operator in India

03-07-2015
ThinkLink Learning, in partnership with RTITB UK, is launching a competition to find the safest and most efficient forklift truck operator in India. To be launched at the India Warehousing Show, at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, from 1-3 July, the Forklift Operator of the Year &ndash; India will recognise and celebrate the skills and working practices of the best forklift truck operators in the country. &ldquo;The competition represents an excellent opportunity for warehouses, distribution centres and manufacturing centres to identify themselves and their workforce as pioneers of lift truck related safety and efficiency in the country,&rdquo; explains Saurabh Goyal of ThinkLink Learning. Open to all lift

 
 

Oversize reactor travels across Black Sea with Russian based project logistics provider

29-06-2015
Rostov-on-Don, Russia based project logistics provider RTL LLC signed a contract last year with leading Italian manufacturer Walter Tosto for the delivery of equipment to Russian oil and gas company Tatneft&rsquo;s construction facility in Nizhnekamsk. The contract involved the delivery of 15 units, including a large hydrotreating reactor measuring 34 m x 3.5 m x 4.2 m and weighing over 206 tonnes. RTL was tasked with transporting the equipment, which was produced in Walter Tosto&rsquo;s facility in Bucharest, Romania, to the port of Constanta by road. The out-of-gauge reactor was loaded onto a 14-axle trailer with a carrying capacity of 250 tonnes,

 
 

LV Shipping expands global operation with the addition of Brazilian HQ

29-06-2015
LV Shipping has expanded its global operation after opening a new division in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, which has already created three jobs and helped secure numerous business development opportunities.   The international logistics company, which is a member of the business development organisation, NOF Energy, made the decision after experiencing more than a decade of increased demand from business trading with Brazil.   Major blue chip companies, from the USA and Europe, are now shipping more than ever to the South American country. Until its recent expansion, in-country formalities, including clearance and delivery, were handled by third party companies, which often couldn&rsquo;t match

 
 

Qingdao Sentury Tire Co Ltd to install turnkey material handling solution to automate tire handling

26-06-2015
Cimcorp, a manufacturer and integrator of turnkey robotic gantry-based order fulfillment and tire handling solutions, announces that it has secured a $33.5 million (approx. 30 million euros) order &ndash; the biggest in its history &ndash; from Chinese tire manufacturer, Qingdao Sentury Tire Co Ltd, to deliver a turnkey material handling solution at a new factory in Thailand. Established in 2009, Sentury manufactures and sells tires under the brand names Landsail, Delinte and Sentury, with 13 ranges and more than 400 sizes. Cimcorp recently supplied the automated handling systems for Sentury&rsquo;s Qingdao plant in China, which led to Sentury&rsquo;s selection of the same Dream

 
 

GLOBAL STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS IN LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORT

26-06-2015
Stronger Together: Global Strategies for Success in Logistics and Transport is the theme for the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport&rsquo;s (CILT) International Convention this year. The convention takes place on 13th &ndash; 16th September, at Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The CILT International Convention is an opportunity for world leaders of supply chain, logistics and transport and CILT members from all member countries to discuss the latest industry issues across the globe. Following the success of last year&rsquo;s event in Malaysia, this year&rsquo;s International Convention will bring together more than 200 international delegates from around 30 different countries.

 
 

Voice-directed fulfillment enables world-class beverage variety for the Cowboy State

24-06-2015
Tourism and population growth drives Wyoming Liquor Division to upgrade alcohol distribution services with Intelligrated's order fulfillment solution A land of mountains, mesas, cowboys and rodeos, Wyoming is America&rsquo;s tenth largest state by land area &ndash; stretching from Cheyenne in the southeastern corner to the magnificence of the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone in the northwest. There&rsquo;s a lot to see and a lot to do, resulting in steady increases in both the overall population and visitors to the state&rsquo;s attractions. Keeping wine and spirits flowing to restaurants, hotels, bars and liquor stores across the state is an important part of satisfying

 
 

Hyster reveals 5 reliability checks for ICE forklift users

24-06-2015
Matthew Allen from Hyster reveals five checks that determine if a forklift truck is reliable and will keep going when you need it most. Reliability is one of the most important factors when choosing a forklift truck, but reliability can only be measured in relation to the intended use.  So before "popping the hood", be clear about how you want to use the truck. Here are five checks to help determine if an ICE powered truck is reliable enough for your application, whether handling timber, metal, paper or a simple pallet of fruit. 1) Engine and transmission A truck's engine and transmission will determine whether it

 
 

Statement Dr. Christoph Beumer delivered at the round table discussion for CeMAT 2016

22-06-2015
Managing Partner and Board Chairman of BEUMER Group GmbH & Co. KG Chairman of the CeMAT Steering Committee Member of the Executive Board of the VDMA Association for Materials Handling and Logistical Systems and Deputy Chairman of the Federal Association for Logistics (BVL)       My thanks to Ms. Mahnken for her warm words of welcome,  Andreas,  Ladies and Gentlemen: I, too, would like to welcome you here on behalf of our CeMAT exhibitors. I am delighted that you have all made the trip to Hannover today. CeMAT 2014 was not all that

 
 

KION North America Corporation helps break Guinness World Record

22-06-2015
In celebration of National Tea Day on June 10, KION North America Corporation helped the Town of Summerville set the Guinness World Record for the largest ice tea.   Thousands gathered around town hall to watch as the tea was brewed, chilled and poured and to enjoy the celebration after the attempt was made official. Summerville now holds the record for the Largest Iced Tea, measuring at 1,425 gallons or more than 23,000 cups. It beat the previous record held by Chick-fil-A since 2010 by 513 gallons.   "KION North America Corporation loves any opportunity to get involved with our community," said Rochelle Edwards, marketing and communications manager.

 
 

UK FIRST FOR PD PORTS TERMINAL OPERATING SYSTEM

19-06-2015
The UK&rsquo;s first cross-platform terminal operating system has been implemented at Teesport. Following the successful implementation of the new system across Teesport&rsquo;s container terminals in 2013, the decision was taken to introduce the Ro-Ro module into the ferry operations the following year. The system is now integrated and fully operational. This new technology built by Navis, a software development company specialising in terminal operating systems, allows the Port to operate from a single, unified platform across the container, rail and ferry operations. PD Ports&rsquo; award-winning system further strengthens Teesport&rsquo;s operational performance, providing real-time information for customers as well as increased productivity with regards

 
 

Unique vehicle mover reduces physical strain on staff

19-06-2015
Stringo S3, the latest generation of vehicle mover, has been developed to focus on the operator and the handling technique. This means improved ergonomics and greater safety for both the operator and the vehicle.  One of the fundamental advantages of all Stringo models is their ergonomics. The fact that just one person can easily and efficiently move a car indoors with the ignition off, without putting their body under a lot of strain, reduces the risk of employees getting strain injuries.  And with the Stringo S3, the company has taken further steps in that direction by improving the working position for the

 
 

FOUNDERS OF SUPPLY CHAIN BOARD GAME APPEAL

18-06-2015
  Less than a year after a successful London launch, the founders of the innovative board game &ndash; Business on the Move ,www.businessonthemove.org, which teaches people of all ages about the importance of today&rsquo;s supply chain in global commerce, are urging businesses in the sector to support their local school. Co-developer Patricia Smedley &ndash; like her colleague Andy Page, a former advisory teacher and Head of Business Studies, said: "In less than 12 months we have distributed more than 80% of the initial 2,800 games produced to schools and colleges all over the UK. We are now looking for just 100 more

 
 

TORQUE TEAMS UP WITH NEW BRAND YAWN

18-06-2015
Leading end-to-end logistics services provider Torque, which has sites in Leeds, Bradford and Wakefield employing over 700 people, has taken steps to further establish itself as a truly innovative company by partnering with new brand Yawn. After being approached by Yawn ahead of the brands&rsquo; launch, Torque said a firm yes to working with them to set up the logistics side of the business and service its consumer and wholesale clients. Torque provides a full suite of services to include: Freight; e- fulfilment; customs support; quality checking; pick and pack; distribution and returns management. In addition to these services, Torque has taken

 
 

Permaban launches new warehouse floor joint repair system.

17-06-2015
Permaban, manufacturer of armoured joints for industrial and warehouse floors, has launched a new repair system for damaged floor joints. Permaban Signature AR is a joint arris repair system, which replaces damaged saw-cut joints, or sections of the warehouse floor where a straight armoured joint and the surrounding concrete have become damaged. Signature AR provides a permanent, professional repair - saving warehouse owners and operators the considerable cost and disruption of future floor repairs. The product is based on Permaban&rsquo;s highly successful Signature armoured joint, used in new warehouse and industrial floors worldwide. With its distinctive half-hexagonal design, materials handling vehicles can pass

 
 

Fonterra selects Damco as control tower for European export logistics

17-06-2015
Fonterra, the New Zealand dairy cooperative, selected logistics provider Damco for its European export control tower, acting as placement agent for bookings with Fonterra&rsquo;s direct carrier contracts. The origin services, container haulage, documents and certificates for export orders will be handled by local Damco organisations throughout Europe. Fonterra, which is owned by around 10,600 New Zealand farmers, is expanding its operations in Europe to meet the increasing global demand for quality whey and lactose ingredients, which are used in high value paediatric, maternal and sports nutrition products by Fonterra and its global customers. The company is actively forging manufacturing partnerships across

 
 

NIGHTLINE SECURES THREE YEAR DISTRIBUTION CONTRACT WITH IMPERIAL TOBACCO GROUP

15-06-2015
Nightline Group, one of Europe leading independent delivery companies, has announced it has secured a new three-year multi million euro contract with John Player, part of the Imperial Tobacco Group (ITG), for the distribution of its products to retailers. As part of this contract, Nightline has agreed to provide access to its extensive network of depots across Ireland to distribute John Player products to more than 3,500 retailers across the country John Tuohy, CEO of Nightline Group said Nightline is the logistics and transport provider of choice in Ireland for many of the world’s leading consumer brands. The team at

 
 

Flexi celebrates 25 years of Quality

15-06-2015
As a celebration to mark the 25th anniversary of the development of the original Flexi Articulated truck concept, Narrow Aisle Limited ,the VNA materials handling solutions specialists who design, build and distribute a range of intralogistics solutions, recently hosted a series of distributor open days at their UK manufacturing plant. Attended by 150 visitors from all corners of the UK, the open days gave guests the opportunity to see a live presentation and demonstration of the latest Flexi AC truck range including the unique Flexi VNA and the brand new Flexi CuBEMAX, which takes pallet rack storage density to another level

 
 

Waterborne coatings: increasing numbers, but still limited, says latest COA Report

09-06-2015
A new Report from the Container Owners Association (COA) shows that the use of waterborne coatings on shipping containers is on the rise, compared to last year. However, the COA says that despite this increase, usage is still limited. Since the 2014 COA Report, the number of dry cargo containers manufactured with waterborne coatings has increased, from 20,000TEU in 2013 to approximately 130,000TEU in 2014. Despite the dramatic increase, this figure represents only 4 percent of containers produced in 2014; and, of the 130,000TEU painted with waterborne coating last year, some 120,000TEU were built at one particular factory, MCI Dongguan. The

 
 

Jungheinrich step in to save Romanian charity

05-06-2015
Jungheinrich UK Ltd has come to the aid of a long-established charity that faced closure after thieves stole the forklift truck that was an essential part of its operation.   Middlesbrough-based Convoy Aid Romania has collected and exported a wide range of essential goods to north east Romania for some 24 years.    But, when the organisation&rsquo;s lift truck - used to load outgoing wagons &ndash; was taken in December last year, the future looked bleak, as Rod Jones, the charity&rsquo;s founder, explains: &ldquo;We were in a situation where we were going to have to close down. The theft of our forklift could have

 
 

Sovex supplies machinery to pioneering Indian skill development centre

05-06-2015
UK manufacturer Sovex is supplying machinery to a pioneering new centre in India which is embarking on a bold initiative to revolutionise vocational skills for the nation&rsquo;s logistics sector.   The Prenton-based materials handling specialist, and the fastest growing company on Merseyside, is throwing its weight behind the Praguna initiative which launched a training base in April this year, in Dharuhera, near the Indian capital New Delhi in the state of Haryana.   The initiative is being led by ThinkLink which is India&rsquo;s sole provider of skills development for the supply chain, logistics and transport sector.   Sovex business development manager Rachel Price said the Praguna

 
 

UASC enters new phase of expansion

31-05-2015
Organization launches new North Europe &ndash; US East Coast service and orders 3,500 new reefer units   United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), a leading container shipping line recently announced the launch of a North Europe &ndash; US East Coast (NEU1) service as well as an order of 3,500 reefer containers.  The new NEU1 service is part of UASC&rsquo;s strategic global network to provide customers with worldwide transportation access and reach. The service consists of a weekly sailing making five direct port calls in North Europe to the principle ports of Le Havre, Antwerp, Rotterdam, Southampton and Bremerhaven and four direct port calls

 
 

Transport company implements empirica wms system

31-05-2015
RJ Edwards Transport Ltd has recently implemented the Empirica warehouse management system from Chess Logistics Technology to enhance key functions including reporting, inventory management and stock traceability to support its ongoing expansion. Although not far into the post-implementation stage, director Trevor Edwards can already to see the ways in which the system is helping the business.   &ldquo;After using Empirica for the past 12 months I am confident we made the right choice and the new system has been a good investment,&rdquo; says Trevor Edwards. &ldquo;It was double the price of the last system we bought ... but it&rsquo;s about five times

 
 

Completion of the Sale of APL Logistics Ltd to Kintetsu World Express Inc

30-05-2015
Neptune Orient Lines Limited (&ldquo;NOL&rdquo;) is pleased to announce that it has today completed the sale of its logistics business, APL Logistics Ltd (&ldquo;APLL&rdquo;), to Kintetsu World Express, Inc. (&ldquo;KWE&rdquo;) for an aggregate purchase price of USD1.2 billion, subject to adjustments for the net cash and net working capital of APLL and its subsidiaries as at the completion date. NOL will announce the final purchase price after such adjustments have been determined. www.nol.com.sg

 
 

Jungheinrich unveils new high energy efficiency indoor, outdoor reach truck

30-05-2015
Jungheinrich has announced the launch of its new C series reach trucks. The ETV C16 and ETV C20 models can transport loads of up to two tonnes and are equally suited to indoor and outdoor operations.   Super-elastic tyres and high ground clearance give these trucks the edge when it comes to transporting goods reliably and safely &ndash; whether on a smooth concrete floor in the warehouse or on a bumpy asphalt surfaces around the loading area.   &ldquo;The ETV C series reach trucks are ideally suited for transporting goods on varying floor and ground surfaces, for example for combined warehouse and yard work,"

 
 

Beyond the norm for battery charging systems

29-05-2015
From the vehicle workshop to the high bay warehouse: battery charging systems for traction and starter batteries must reliably see to their tasks day in, day out - even under the toughest conditions. Production errors and quality defects are not only annoying for customers, but can also be expensive and cause a permanent loss of confidence in a product or a brand. For this reason quality is the top priority at Fronius. Thanks to a comprehensive testing programme, the battery charging system specialist ensures that every single device satisfies the stringent requirements of our users.   Fronius has been developing and producing

 
 

Kalmar to launch yet another port industry first

29-05-2015
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, will introduce yet another port industry first during the upcoming TOC Europe exhibition in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. On 9 June, ONE is coming.    Automation is widely accepted as the way towards improved productivity, safety and competitiveness in today's container terminals. However, it is often perceived as a difficult task that requires terminal operators to integrate multiple complex systems.    "We believe that the port industry is at the start of the next big wave of automation. Kalmar and Navis, as global technology leaders in this field, are strongly contributing to this transformation and addressing the industry's challenges. We are

 
 

Stacks more from new Hyster empty container handler

28-05-2015
With reports of increasing global container trade, the new 5-8 high Hyster empty container handler promises excellent flexibility and performance for terminal operators faced with an increasing number of empty containers.   "As container slot capacity grows worldwide, an increasing number of empty containers are usually expected to fit into the same yard space, quickly," says Chris van de Werdt, Sales Manager - Hyster Big Trucks. "The result is higher stacks, a significant increase in double handling and an extra shift a day in some cases.   "The new 5-8 high Hyster empty container handlers are designed and built for the operational needs at

 
 

Superflat Very Narrow Aisle Warehouse Floors

28-05-2015
For floor profile measurement purposes, all floors naturally divide themselves into two broad categories: Defined Traffic and Random Traffic.   Defined Traffic floors are those on which all vehicular traffic will be constrained by rails or guide wires to follow pre-determined, fixed wheel tracks.   Defined Traffic floors are installed in Very Narrow Aisle warehouses serviced by turret trucks. Operational efficiency in this type of warehousing is determined by the number of pallets handeled per truck per hour &ndash; which ratio is determined in large part by the flatness/levelness of the wheel tracks in which the lift truck wheels must roll.   Turret truck manufacturers strive

 
 

HighJump Acquires Nexternal

27-05-2015
Supply chain solutions provider extends omni-channel suite with leading North American eCommerce platform   HighJump, a global provider of supply chain management solutions today announced that it has acquired Nexternal, a leading cloud-based eCommerce platform provider based in California.   Nexternal provides an omni-channel commerce platform that serves manufacturers, distributors and retailers. Nexternal&rsquo;s platform includes a functionally rich order management system that captures both business-to-business and business-to-consumer orders, via standard and mobile web browsers. Going beyond traditional eCommerce, companies use Nexternal&rsquo;s commerce platform to run call centers, generate and manage subscription orders, retrieve Amazon marketplace orders, create club orders and receive orders from other

 
 

KION North America Corporation wins safety championship

27-05-2015
KION North America Corporation won first place in the KION Group's 2014 cross-brand, interregional safety competition. The first corporate competition of its kind, more than 40 groups from around the world took part.   The purpose of the KION Group Safety Championship was to raise awareness, improve the management and employee safety culture and to reduce the unacceptably high accident rates. The criteria each site was judged on included: lost time injury frequency rate, lost time injury (accident involving an employee with an absence from work for more than 8 hours or one working day), health rate and site specific Health, Safety

 
 

The Logistics World is coming to Liverpool

27-05-2015
Peter Ward, CEO of UKWA (United Kingdom Warehousing Association) on Liverpool hosting the IFWLA convention 2015   &ldquo;Each year The International Federation of Warehousing & Logistics Associations (IFWLA) hosts a convention in a different region of the world. This event provides participants with unique opportunities to explore different business models, experience cultural venues and develop business connections. UKWA is very excited about the prospect of holding the IFWLA&rsquo;s annual convention in Liverpool this year.  &ldquo;The Port of Liverpool has a glorious history in terms of world trade, and is undergoing an exciting regional redevelopment programme, which will attract trading partners around the world. This

 
 

Kalmar to deliver two additional automatic stacking cranes for DP World Brisbane

26-05-2015
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has received an order from DP World Australia to deliver two new Kalmar automatic stacking cranes (ASCs) for its semi-automated terminal in Brisbane.     The cranes will join a fleet of 14 Kalmar ASCs at Fisherman Islands Terminal, bringing the number of modules servicing container trade to eight and increasing capacity by 14 percent to 720,000 TEU. The new ASCs will be delivered fully erected in 2016 and they are expected to be commissioned in January 2017.   DP World Australia's Managing Director and CEO, Paul Scurrah, said the investment at the Port of Brisbane is a strong signal

 
 

PCI Augsburg, Germany, increases provision of goods performance with Interroll Dynamic Storage system

26-05-2015
PCI Augsburg GmbH is one of the leading companies in the operating division of BASF Construction Chemicals and manufactures powder and dispersion products at its Augsburg plant in Germany. The company promises its customers that goods will arrive within a maximum of 24 hours after they have been ordered throughout Germany, Austria and most of Switzerland. This requires optimal logistic processes which PCI Augsburg continuously seeks to improve.   In 2013, PCI Augsburg decided to replace the bulk storage it had been previously using for provision of goods with a new solution. By separating provision of goods and the loading process, they

 
 

Empigest, the authorised Bendi dealer for Portugal and the Seville region of Spain, have made significant investment in new, state of the art premises.

23-05-2015
Based in the Sierra Couples in Milharado (Mafra), the new 7000m2 premises, costing over EUR 2 million, are aimed at maintaining the sustained growth of the company and to meet the growing needs of its customers.   Commenting on the new facility, Carlos Carvalho, Director General of the company, said that "we now offer a larger, more spacious facility with better working conditions that allows us to give a much more rapid response to requests from our customers. We have significantly increased the workshop and parts area, which enables us to take on more work, provide a more effective response in the

 
 

PLUG POWER ANNOUNCES ULINE AS NEW GENKEY CUSTOMER

23-05-2015
Plug Power Inc, a leader in providing clean, reliable energy solutions today announced Uline, Inc., as a new GenKey customer. Uline, a family-owned business, is the leading distributor of shipping, industrial and packaging materials to businesses throughout North America, offering more than 30,000 products. Given their business strategy of same day turn-around, productivity and predictability are important to Uline and are key benefits that the proven GenKey solution delivers.   The initial deployment of GenDrive units will be powering the forklift fleet at one of Uline&rsquo;s distribution centers in Pleasant Prairie, WI. Additionally, Uline will deploy a second fleet of GenDrive-powered lift

 
 

Success for first robotic picking system

22-05-2015
The first installation of KNAPP&rsquo;s Pick-it-Easy Robot solution is operating successfully at the site of dental supplies wholesaler, Basiq Dental, in The Netherlands.    Delivered last year, the robotic picking system has proved to be highly efficient, accurate and reliable in operation. Pick-it-Easy Robot uses KNAPP&rsquo;s KiSoft Vision technology to identify the optimum article to pick from a tote and calculate the ideal grip point for the robot. Available with a choice of grippers to suit the goods being picked, Pick-it-Easy Robot is able to maintain a consistently high throughput rate and accuracy level over long periods.   In addition to the robotic picking

 
 

Toyota Material Handling win Preferred supplier status at Robert Bosch GmbH

22-05-2015
Robert Bosch is one of the world's leading automotive suppliers. "For some years, good business relations have been existing between Toyota Industries Corporation (TICO) and Robert Bosch GmbH in the automotive sector, and now this relationship has been extended to include the warehouse truck and forklift truck sector with the Toyota Material Handling Group", explained Jens Wagner. The partnership in Europe is now being intensified with the signing of an exclusive supplier contract, and the awarding of the Preferred Supplier status, signed, sealed and delivered on April 15th, 2015.    "For the first time we have bundled and tendered the entire demands

 
 

New pallet designed for the beverage industry

20-05-2015
The beverage industry places particularly high demands on pallets, especially when they are used as pool pallets. They must be extremely rugged, solidly built and long-lasting. At the same time they must be light and easy to handle.   To meet these requirements, Cabka-IPS has developed the BPP i9 beverage pool pallet. Made of recycled HDPE, it weighs only 23 kg, about half as much as a comparable wooden pallet. This makes handling easier and reduces CO2 emissions in transport. The BPP i9 is manufactured with gas-assist low pressure injection technology. In this process, hollow channels are generated within the pallet, making it

 
 

The Toyota Logistic Design Competition 2016 is launched.

20-05-2015
Following in the footsteps of the inspiring 2014 tow tractor design contest, Toyota Material Handling Europe (TMHE) now asks design students and 2015 graduates across Europe to revamp or revolutionise the design of Toyota&rsquo;s market-leading forklifts. The design theme of the 2nd competition is: &ldquo;Forklifts. Like you´ve never seen them before.&rdquo;   Last time, Toyota Material Handling Europe invited top design students and graduates to transform the company&rsquo;s tow tractors. For the 2016 competition, designers are asked to suggest how our forklifts might go through a metamorphosis. Though Toyota&rsquo;s forklifts, primarily suited for high-productivity outdoor work, enjoy a great reputation in the

 
 

International Supply Chain expert launches new book on winning competitive advantage through empowered supply chains

18-05-2015
Acknowledged and respected supply chain expert, advisor and speaker Mark Millar is launching a ground-breaking new publication &ldquo;Global Supply Chain Ecosystems&rdquo; - a practical, topical and informative guide for directors, executives and managers about developing competitive advantage through effective, productive and efficient supply chain management practices.   The book is packed with practical, down-to-earth advice on managing the volatility and vulnerability inherent in today&rsquo;s international trade and provides invaluable guidance on how to build resilient, reliable and competitive global supply chain ecosystems.   Commissioned and published by Kogan Page of London, Global Supply Chain Ecosystems will be formally launched during the annual International Federation

 
 

Warehouse capacity and efficiency increased

18-05-2015
With a 10,000 square metre site to house its production and storage facilities, a laboratory and testing facility, Elco Burners in Germany has been well placed to cope with its demands as a manufacturer of industrial burners throughout its near 90-year history.   However, with business growing steadily in China and Russia, existing storage space in the raw materials and finished parts warehouses became insufficient.   With little desire to rent additional external storage space, Elco Burners looked to introduce a new storage concept at its existing premises in Hechingen.   To smooth the process, Elco Business enlisted the help of Yale SLT Foerdertechnik GmbH in

 
 

Warehousing & Logistics International confirmed as Marketing and Media Partner for Asia largest Logistics and Transport trade show

15-05-2015
Warehousing & Logistics International (WLI) are confirmed as the Marketing and Media Partner for the 10th China (Shenzhen) International Logistics and Transportation Fair (CILF 2015) taking place in Shenzhen, China during 14-16 October 2015.   This Marketing and Media Partner collaboration with CILF 2015 involves WLI providing marketing and media services to promote Asia&rsquo;s largest logistics and transport trade show to over 40,000 industry professionals in 39 countries around the world through the WLI digital distribution channels including monthly e-newsletters and quarterly e-magazines.     WLI will also provide PR support including publishing CILF news releases, show updates, and sharing CILF news and updates

 
 

CHEP announces efficiency improvements and cost savings with LeanLogistics Transportation Management System

15-05-2015
LeanLogistics has announced that CHEP Europe has made savings in transportation management as well as efficiency improvements as a result of implementing LeanTMS from LeanLogistics. A new case study is available to download on leanlogistics.com providing more details.   CHEP is a leader in managed, returnable and reusable packing solutions, serving many of the world&rsquo;s largest companies. The company wished to reduce transportation costs through routing guide compliances and improve transport capacity detection and cost on certain lanes through spot market purchasing.   &ldquo;CHEP is benefitting from efficiency gains and transport savings that are serving our entire organisation,&rdquo; said Enrique Garcia, SVP Supply Chain Europe, CHEP. &ldquo;The

 
 

Leading Chinese Express market supplier relies on Interroll Portec belt curves

14-05-2015
 Interroll and S.F. Express, China, recently signed a frame contract for Interroll Portec belt curves: S.F. Express regards Interroll as a strategic partner for key equipment of conveyor systems and will continue to specify the Interroll Portec belt curves which are manufactured in the Interroll regional Center of Excellence in Shenzhen.   In the past three years, S.F. Express has already ordered more than 2,000 Interroll Portec belt curves which are amongst the most stable and reliable belt curves on the market. A belt curve is one of the most critical parts of each internal logistics system regarding performance enhancement and operational

 
 

Dematic announces the next step in providing complete customer service

14-05-2015
 Dematic, a supplier of intra-logistics systems for the factory, warehouse and distribution center, is pleased to introduce the Dematic Managed Services program, a new service designed for proactively protecting customer investments. With Managed Services, customers outsource to Dematic the day-to-day IT functions of their system to improve operations (maximize uptime) and reduce expenses (minimize costs). The program allows customer IT resources to concentrate on their internal systems, leaving intra-logistics to the experts at Dematic.   Managed Services grew out of an ongoing commitment by Dematic to be a partner with customers at all phases of a project. As competition for IT resources

 
 

New intelligent bagger for streamlining logistics

13-05-2015
BoxSizer, the UK based subsidiary of Linkx Packaging, unveiled its newest packaging and bagging innovation at this year&rsquo;s IntraLogistex show, where visitors witnessed the machine&rsquo;s unique capabilities firsthand. The new random bagger, for which a patent is still pending, was designed with the needs of e-commerce retailers in mind. It offers safety and reliability of packaging whilst guaranteeing improved packaging times and overall space savings. Ideal for streamlining logistics, the new intelligent bagger automatically assesses the size and shape of an incoming item. Using a set of high-precision inbuilt laser sensors, the machine calculates the item size and feeds the information to

 
 

Damage limitation

13-05-2015
FLTA guides truck users on fair wear and tear on fork lift rental agreements The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) has warned that widespread confusion over the &lsquo;fair wear and tear&rsquo; of fork lift trucks is putting companies renting fork lift trucks at risk of large and unexpected end-of-contract repair bills and acrimonious disputes. The announcement coincides with the reissue of the Fork Lift Truck Association&rsquo;s illustrated Fair Wear and Tear guide, which has been developed specifically for fork lift trucks.  Association Chief Executive Peter Harvey explains: &ldquo;Expectations when hiring and leasing cars are very well understood. From restoring damaged body work to

 
 

Mark Millar,headline speaker at IFWLA Liverpool Conference receives new citation

12-05-2015
Mark Millar has been recognised as one of Asia&rsquo;s Top 50 Influencers in Supply Chain and Logistics in a list compiled by Terrapinn, a world leader in business events, including their SCM Logistics World Conference in Singapore, where Mark has been engaged as Conference Chairman and guest Speaker.   In the Asia Top 50 listing, alongside CEOs, VPs and senior executives from major multi-national companies such as Accenture, DHL, Diageo, GSK, Hewlett-Packard and Hyundai, Mark Millar&rsquo;s credentials as an industry expert, inspirational speaker, trusted advisor and authoritative commentator have won him further international acclaim. Mark has previously been recognised as one of

 
 

New Biomass Space Heater launched for Warehouses

12-05-2015
Leading biomass heating specialists Rural Energy have launched the AIRMatic Biomass Space Heater &ndash; an innovative new compact solution that packs a big punch, ideal for warehouses and large industrial units.   The AIRMatic is a standalone, modular biomass unit that has been developed specifically to heat large volume spaces. Powered by a wood pellet boiler from Herz &ndash; the premier Austrian boiler manufacturer that distributes solely through Rural Energy in the UK, the AIRMatic has minimal installation requirements. The system can be mounted in almost any location &ndash; all that is needed is a single-phase 230 V electrical supply, space for

 
 

Leading South African 3PL will increase volume and inventory visibility with adaptable WMS

11-05-2015
Leading 3PL will increase volume and inventory visibility with adaptable WMS HighJump, a global provider of supply chain management software, announced today that The PMD Group has selected the HighJump Warehouse Advantage warehouse management system (WMS) for its diverse supply chain needs. The PMD Group is an independently owned 3PL that serves some of the largest retailers in South Africa. The company worked with iWMS, HighJump’s partner in South Africa, to select HighJump Warehouse Advantage. With the HighJump WMS, The PMD Group will be able to grow its customer base and warehouse volume while continuing to offer superior customer service and greater

 
 

APL Logistics Opens New Container Freight Station in Jakarta

11-05-2015
APL Logistics has announced the opening of a new container freight station (CFS) at the Tungya Collins Terminal in Cakung, North Jakarta. The new CFS extends APL Logistics’ footprint in Indonesia where it offers export consolidation and warehousing services. It also complements APL Logistics’ existing facilities across Asia as a sourcing hub for both international and domestic distribution. “Indonesia is a major hub for international sourcing and there is an increasing demand for effective, quality assured warehousing and distribution. The new facility underlines APL Logistics’ commitment in providing value-added and pre-retail services to our customers. It forms part of

 
 

LeanLogistics introduces LeanTMS Mobile for network carriers

08-05-2015
Bringing the power of SaaS platform to the driver&rsquo;s smartphone   LeanLogistics announces the launch of LeanTMS Mobile. This dedicated mobile access platform is being rolled out to carriers within the LeanLogistics network&mdash;one of the largest global SaaS networks of shippers, carriers, and trade partners.    LeanTMS Mobile provides a driver-centric interface through which drivers provide visibility on their activity within the LeanLogistics network. Drivers can quickly update LeanTMS load assignments with the easy to use smartphone interface. This streamlines the communication process, reducing administrative tasks for carrier companies by enabling the driver to update the shipper directly.     &ldquo;The carrier mobile site really allows

 
 

Camerons boosts keg loading productivity with gentle handling Jungheinrich hydrostatic trucks

08-05-2015
Established in Hartlepool in the North East of England in 1865, Camerons Brewery has built an enviable reputation in the brewing sector over the last 150 years, producing a wide range of well-recognised craft beer brands, such as the brewery&rsquo;s flagship brand Strongarm and north east classic Trophy Special. Alongside supplying its growing pub estate, the company has developed a highly successful contract brewing business, providing beers for some of the biggest names in the drinks industry &ndash; customers that demand the very highest levels of service.   In Hartlepool, the Lion Brewery produces over 400,000 pints of beer or lager every

 
 

AITT expands its training horizons to Azerbaijan

07-05-2015
 The Association of Industrial Truck Trainers (AITT) has recently furthered its international expansion program beyond the Caspian Sea with its accreditation of TCS, a training company based in Azerbaijan. The accreditation was carried out by Lech Kluk, an AITT monitoring officer, who visited the company at its site in the cosmopolitan capital of the country, Baku, where he also monitored an instructor course.   According to Anar Malikbeyli, Managing Director of TCS, &ldquo;We wanted to work with an organisation that was very focused on workplace transport and in particular fork lift trucks.  We had heard very positive reports about AITT for its

 
 

French company FM Logistic pilots fuel cell trucks with Toyota Material Handling

07-05-2015
Pilot fleet of reach trucks and powered pallet trucks running on fuel cells has started to operate since March 2015 at Neuville Aux Bois   Since March 2015, the FM Logistic´s site in Neuville aux Bois (France) is running a mixed fleet of traditionally powered battery-electric trucks alongside a newly introduced fleet of 10 machines running on hydrogen fuel cells.   This pilot site for hydrogen fuel cells is the direct result of a collaboration involving partners Air Liquide, Hypulsion, Toyota Material Handling, Crown, Diagma and FM Logistic.   This pilot is supported by the European Union Fuel Cell Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCHJU), who are supporting

 
 

Factors affecting customer satisfaction are top priority for improvement

06-05-2015
Surveys carried out for Access Group among warehouse and supply chain managers reveal that online ordering already accounts for the majority of business in a quarter of firms. The effects of online ordering highlighted by the survey include: an increase in smaller orders; expectations of faster despatch and shorter lead times; increased B2C business; increased use of couriers for delivery; and a requirement for simpler, more automated order processing.  &ldquo;These factors directly affect customer satisfaction and are at the top of the priority list for improvement across the supply chain,&rdquo; said Ian Roper, Divisional Director for Supply Chain Solutions, at Access.  The

 
 

IFWLA announce top quality speaker programme

06-05-2015
Delegates at the forthcoming International Federation of Warehousing & Logistics Associations (IFWLA) conference will hear presentations by key executives representing some of the most significant companies operating in the UK&rsquo;s retail, logistics and manufacturing sectors.   Speakers at the two day conference, which takes place on 2-3 June 2015 in Liverpool, include: John Munelly (John Lewis), Iain Bartholomew (Sainsbury&rsquo;s), Ian Stansfield (Asda), Rod Turner (Carlsberg), Frank Murphy (Princes Foods), Eleanor Winton (KPMG), Graham Undy (Eddie Stobart) and Martin Brown (DHL). In all, the conference will feature over 30 speakers.   The theme of the conference is &lsquo;Change Equals New Opportunities&rsquo; and the first session

 
 

RTITB enters strategic agreement with ThinkLink Learning to roll out world class forklift training across India

05-05-2015
ThinkLink Learning, India’s first RTITB accredited organisation, launched a bold new initiative to deliver world class fork lift training across India at a prestigious inauguration ceremony in Haryana in North India on Friday 10 April. Praguna training is an initiative for outstanding vocational training in logistics and the event was held in the Praguna Centre, where Managing Director of RTITB, Laura Nelson, was invited to give a speech, highlighting the importance of this strategic partnership and of accredited lift truck training. “Training helps to reduce the risk of an incident,” says Laura. “A site working in partnership with RTITB in the

 
 

Hyster enhances ReachStacker for increasing container volumes

03-05-2015
Following a record year for the Hyster ReachStacker production line, Hyster has made more upgrades to help further reduce lifetime costs, while giving maximum reliability for ports and terminals experiencing increased container throughput.    "The reachstacker market is continuing to grow," says Jan Willem van den Brand, Product Strategy Manager Big Trucks. "Hyster alone produced more reachstackers than ever last year, for operations all over the world."   The Hyster ReachStacker is well known for its class leading lift speeds, combined motions of lift and boom extension while driving and exceptional reliability, particularly in 24/7 operations. The incredible performance not only helps terminals move

 
 

Vanderlande Acquires Dinamic

01-05-2015
Vanderlande has announced its acquisition of Dinamic Industrial Business (Dinamic) as a key part of its ongoing strategy for profitable growth in Europe and the US. The takeover of the Spanish company extends Vanderlande&rsquo;s manufacturing capacity and adds a number of new products to its distinctive product portfolio.      Recognized for its high-quality manufacturing and products, Dinamic has had a longstanding working relationship with Vanderlande. A new company, Vanderlande Industries Santpedor S.L., will be established in Santpedor, Spain to continue expanding the manufacturing facilities, and developing and selling new and existing products. These include the Scannojet tray return system &ndash; an

 
 

Yale Shows ProMat 2015 Attendees How to BREAK FREE from Inefficiency

01-05-2015
At ProMat 2015, Yale Materials Handling Corporation showcased its latest lift truck innovations, flexible power solutions and wireless asset management GPS enhancements. The company also highlighted its scalable fleet management and financing solutions, designed to help customers BREAK FREE from captive relationships and join the movement toward partnerships built around their terms.   &ldquo;At Yale, our goal is to help customers increase the efficiency of their operations with creative products and solutions built specifically around their needs,&rdquo; said David Furman, President of Sales and Marketing, Yale.&rdquo;   To demonstrate its latest lift truck innovations, Yale revealed a comprehensive range of flexible new power solutions

 
 

French company FM Logistic pilots fuel cell trucks with Toyota Material Handling

28-04-2015
A pilot fleet of reach trucks and powered pallet trucks running on fuel cells has started to operate since March 2015 at Neuville Aux Bois Since March 2015, the FM Logistic´s site in Neuville aux Bois (France) is running a mixed fleet of traditionally powered battery-electric trucks alongside a newly introduced fleet of 10 machines running on hydrogen fuel cells. This pilot site for hydrogen fuel cells is the direct result of a collaboration involving partners Air Liquide, Hypulsion, Toyota Material Handling, Crown, Diagma and FM Logistic. This pilot is supported by the European Union Fuel Cell Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCHJU), who are

 
 

NSK Europe Improves Supply Chain Efficiency

28-04-2015
Descartes Systems Group , the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that NSK Europe, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of rolling bearings, automotive components and steering systems, has gained significant efficiencies and enhanced supply chain performance with the cloud-based Descartes Transportation Manager IS solution. “Our corporate culture is the basis for our continuous drive for manufacturing perfection and flawless delivery of our high quality products used in machines worldwide and by most major car manufacturers. Descartes’ solution helps support our ‘total quality’ mission by providing us with the visibility, decision support and operational agility needed to

 
 

Logistics Executive Group releases the 2015 South East Asia Salary Guide for Logistics Supply Chain Industry

27-04-2015
Marking 10 years in Asia, Logistics Executive Group has announced the release of its 2015 South East Asia Salary Guide for Logistics & Supply Chain Industry.   The annually released report is the industry&rsquo;s most comprehensive salary guide covering ASEAN&rsquo;s five critical growth markets of Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia.   &ldquo;We thank our clients and the market place as this report has been compiled with their goodwill, covering a breadth of salary bands, positions and geographical territories in South East Asia.  The analysis in this report, which covers Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia, comes from in-depth interviews with our clients, our

 
 

Overwhelming success for the Safer Site programme

27-04-2015
FREE safety programme will benefit ANY company that operates one fork lift truck or an entire fleet   In what is described as its most ambitious initiative to date, the Fork Lift Truck Association is spearheading a nationwide drive to improve safety at every site that uses fork lift trucks: be it single truck or a fleet comprising many hundreds. The Safer Site Programme is a free, online, step-by-step safety programme that anyone can implement. The idea is simple: at regular intervals the FLTA will publish on its website a new step in the programme. Each step will contain advice, guidance, resources and a

 
 

P3 APPOINTS MATIE INGLIS AS FRENCH AND BENELUX REGION OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

27-04-2015
P3 Logistic Parks, the specialist owner, developer and manager of European logistics properties, has appointed Maite Inglis as Operations Director for France and the Benelux countries as part of the Development team for Western Europe headed by Jean-Luc Saporito. Inglis, joins P3 from Prologis, where she was Country Manager for France. Prior to this she spent more than 15 years working in industrial real estate at Gazeley, heading its French division for seven years after initially focusing on warehousing development projects for the company. Inglis will be based at P3&rsquo;s new office in central Paris, at Place de la Madeleine. Andrew Stacey,

 
 

ABT Loadmac are flying the flag for UK manufacturing.

25-04-2015
 &ldquo;1000 Companies to inspire Britain&rdquo; is a celebration of the fastest growing and most dynamic small and medium-sized enterprises (SME&rsquo;s) in the UK. The report examines opportunities and the challenges that face SME&rsquo;s, while highlighting the industries and trends that will possibly shape the future for the UK economy.   Manufacturing, alongside the construction and engineering industries, now accounts for exactly a quarter of the 1000 companies to inspire Britain, and is the top five in overall performance and job creation. However, as manufacturing returns as the lion of the British economy, companies are faced with the challenge of creating state of

 
 

Kalmar to provide Messina Line in Italy with new fleet of RoRo forklifts

24-04-2015
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, is delighted to announce a further order to supply seven new Kalmar DCE330-RORO units to the leading Italian shipping firm Messina Line (Ignazio Messina & C S.p.a). The expansion of Messina's fleet has been made in preparation for larger vessels soon coming to their terminal in Genoa, Italy. The order has been booked into Cargotec's first quarter intake, and scheduled for delivery in the second. The Kalmar DCE330-RORO possesses a 33-tonne lifting capacity, free lift mast up to three metres high and 360° visibility; and so is equally at home in the limited space on board ship

 
 

JDA and Centiro Sign Global Alliance Agreement to Deliver More Profitable Omni Channel Fulfilment

24-04-2015
Retailers to benefit from integrated delivery and supply chain management solutions set Scottsdale, Ariz. and Borås, Sweden – April 24, 2015 –JDA Software Group, Inc. and Centiro, the provider of cloud-based delivery management solutions, today announced a global alliance to jointly deliver their industry-leading retail supply chain management solutions. By extending JDA’s supply chain execution solutions with Centiro’s parcel management capabilities customers can drive new efficiency from omni-channel fulfillment. The rise of omni-channel retailing is placing increased pressure on retailers’ supply chain capabilities. Today’s “right now” customer is dictating how and when they would like to receive goods, as well

 
 

iContainers Launches of Door to Door Ocean Freight Services

23-04-2015
Miami-based freight forwarder closes 1.4 Million Dollars Series B funding.   iContainers (www.iContainers.com), an online freight forwarder offering instant quotes, booking worldwide and logistics assistance, announces the launch of door-to-door ocean freight services for imports, exports and overseas moves between the United States and Spain.       The announcement propels iContainers, which provides door-to-port services from the U.S. and Spain to anywhere in the world including FCL and LCL shipping, passed online competitors. In 2014, the company reported 4000 international shipments.     The new door-to-door service ( www.icontainers.com/us/door-to-door/) gives customers the ability to book shipments as easily as they would send a package overnight, without

 
 

Marine Harvest saves up to 5 percent in transportation costs with LeanLogistics

23-04-2015
LeanLogistics announces that Marine Harvest in Norway has achieved transportation cost savings of up to 5 percent after implementing LeanLogistics&rsquo; Transportation Management System (TMS).   In 2013, as global demand for its products grew, Marine Harvest, the world&rsquo;s largest producer of Atlantic salmon, faced increased transportation challenges. This led to the company&rsquo;s decision to move away from using a 3PL with legacy hosted TMS in favour of implementing the LeanTMS solution from LeanLogistics.   Through LeanTMS, Marine Harvest gained complete visibility into its transportation processes, which allowed the company to begin benchmarking carriers and recording key performance indicators that are enabling better procurement process

 
 

Manufacturer of Floor Signs and Floor Tape Launches Powerful New Customization Tools

21-04-2015
InSite Solutions, a manufacturer that does business as Stop-Painting.com, announced the debut of its next-generation tools for customizing the messages that appear on floor signs and floor tape. Floor signs and floor marking tapes are widely used as part of 5S and Lean management initiatives that companies undertake to become better organized; experts say that a visually organized workplace increases productivity. The new customization tools enable businesses to create floor signs and floor tape that are specific to their own needs rather than having to use one-size-fits-all products. “We created this new design tool in an effort to simplify the process of

 
 

RTITB highlights some common risks to avoid in the loading bay

20-04-2015
Forklift operations in warehouse loading bays can pose a number of potential safety risks. Laura Nelson, Managing Director of leading workplace transport training accrediting body, RTITB, outlines some commonly encountered risks in loading bays, and how they can be minimised through accredited training for operators, staff and supervisors.   &ldquo;Loading bays demonstrate a number of significant risks for both forklift operators and pedestrians and require careful management,&rdquo; explains Laura Nelson. &ldquo;One of the most effective ways to help reduce the risk is through accredited training for the forklift operator and the manager or supervisor.&rdquo;   Varying docks and vehicles with different specifications pose difficulties

 
 

Swisslog acquires warehouse automation provider FORTE Industries in the United States

20-04-2015
Swisslog is happy to announce the completed acquisition of FORTE Industries, a trusted warehouse automation system integrator located in Mason, Ohio, USA. This acquisition will support Swisslog&rsquo;s strategy in the North American market with a complementary product and service portfolio.   FORTE Industrial Equipment Systems, Inc. (doing business as FORTE Industries) is a US-based consulting, systems integration and software technology firm focused on optimizing distribution centers for many of the world&rsquo;s fastest growing companies. FORTE plans, designs and implements material handling automation systems with its warehouse execution software (WES) as the core of each solution.   FORTE&rsquo;s expertise in conveyor systems, case and piece

 
 

MOFFETT celebrates 70 years of innovation

18-04-2015
"This is a significant year for MOFFETT as we celebrate our 70th anniversary with our customers, drivers, and the global MOFFETT team," says Keith Quigley, Senior Vice President, Truck Mounted Forklifts, Hiab. "We invented the truck-mounted forklift truck concept, and we pride ourselves that throughout our history we have always worked closely with our customers to provide bespoke solutions to support their businesses."   Forerunner in invention   Founded by Cecil Moffett in 1945 in Clontibret, Ireland, the company began as a small engineering workshop producing agricultural machinery for the family farm and other local businesses.   In 1986, the company revolutionised the transportation industry with

 
 

Laura Nelson appointed Managing Director of RTITB and eyes International expansion

18-04-2015
Laura Nelson has been appointed Managing Director of the UK and Ireland&rsquo;s largest workplace transport training accrediting body and leading Driver CPC Consortium, RTITB, following more than 9 years of service. &ldquo;I will continue to help drive safety and strongly believe that accredited training benefits the industry, by significantly reducing workplace transport operation risk,&rdquo; says Laura Nelson, newly appointed Managing Director, RTITB. &ldquo;We aim to strengthen our partnerships with accredited organisations and strive to educate those purchasing training, to help them and, ultimately, their customers, to heighten safety.&rdquo;  Laura has been Operations Director since 2010. She has studied business growth and development

 
 

Challenges Overton faced with their current storage solutions.

17-04-2015
SpeedCell Storage Solutions is pleased to announce a new customer Case Study with Overton&rsquo;s/Gander Direct. The case study details the challenges Overton&rsquo;s faced with their current storage solutions. The biggest concern was the future expansion into the apparel category and the massive influx of SKU growth. Overton&rsquo;s decided to install SpeedCell into 4 bays during one of their peak seasons for a trial and they became very confident that it would work in their environment. They installed 88 more bays and created 219 locations per bay, 4,380 locations per aisle for a grand total of over 17,000 additional locations within their current footprint. The results were an increase

 
 

ZZ TOP TO SERVE AS MUSICAL GUEST AT 2015 MATERIAL HANDLING LOGISTICS CONFERENCE

17-04-2015
Dematic, a global supplier of logistics systems for the factory, warehouse and distribution center, announced today that ZZ Top will perform its rock classics such as Legs, Sharp Dressed Man and La Grange, at their 2015 Material Handling & Logistics Conference in Park City, Utah, September 13-16, 2015.   The legendary bearded trio will bring its timeless Texas boogie-blues to the Grand Summit Resort Amphitheater, the night of September 15. With global album sales of more than 50 million, ZZ Top is one of the best-selling artists in American music history. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of

 
 

New AEB software for greater efficiency in freight tender management

17-04-2015
Purchasing transport services is a critical factor when it comes to saving costs, increasing supply chain efficiency, and delivering better service.  To take the headache out of requesting and managing transport and freight tenders, AEB has added new features to its ASSIST4 Transport & Freight Management solution. At the core of the software are comprehensive simulation features that simplify the comparison of competing forwarder tenders, making the process of selecting the right transport partner faster, more transparent, and highly convenient.    How can transport and freight tenders be managed efficiently? How can companies quickly and easily determine the applicable shipping volume? And

 
 

HRH The Princess Royal to visit IFWLA Convention in Liverpool

16-04-2015
HRH The Princess Royal, Patron of Transaid, will visit the Annual Convention of the International Federation of Warehousing Logistics Associations (IFWLA) at the Town Hall in Liverpool, Merseyside on Tuesday 2 June 2015.   During the visit, Her Royal Highness will meet representatives from the UK and global logistics community who will be congregating in Liverpool for the Convention and UKWA (United Kingdom Warehousing Association) hosted conference. The Princess will also speak about the importance of international development charity Transaid&rsquo;s work and support from the International community.    UKWA adopted Transaid as its official charity in 2013. In addition to financial support, UKWA encourages

 
 

BT Selects HighJump Warehouse Management System

16-04-2015
 HighJump, a global provider of supply chain management software, announced today that BT has selected the HighJump warehouse management system to help BT drive further operational efficiency across the end-to-end supply chain operations that support BT Group businesses. HighJump will work with BT Supply Chain providing end-to-end supply chain solutions across BT&rsquo;s lines of business and for selected external customers. Through the fulfilment of more than 40,000+ orders each day BT Supply Chain manages the fulfilment, testing and repair of home hubs, TV set top boxes and devices for millions of end consumers; provide tools and equipment to tens of thousands

 
 

Swisslog and KUKA present new human robot workstation at HANNOVER MESSE

14-04-2015
For the first time, Swisslog and KUKA are exhibiting jointly at HANNOVER MESSE 2015 between 13 and 17 April. Here they are showcasing the first results of their recent collaboration, as one Automation Powerhouse. One of the highlights of the nearly 1 000 m² booth is a combined human-robot workstation for order fulfillment picking or for the automated supply of industrial assembly line components. This revolutionary Industry 4.0 technology concept is based on the emerging need for humans and robots to interact and collaborate in intralogistics applications. One of the key exhibits is a newly developed human-robot workstation named Automated Item Pick. It is based on KUKA&rsquo;s LBR iiwa,

 
 

WiseTech Global Partners with Bysoft in Brazil

13-04-2015
Local Logistics Providers to gain greater ease of access to CargoWise One&rsquo;s global capabilities. WiseTech Global, the technology development company behind industry-leading supply chain platform CargoWise One, has announced that Bysoft Soluções em Comércio Exterior has joined the WiseBusiness Partner program as a distributor for CargoWise One in Brazil. Local Freight Forwarders, Customs Brokers, Transporters, Warehouse service providers, Shipping Liners and Agencies now have local access to CargoWise One&rsquo;s comprehensive capabilities.   Since 1991, Sao Paolo based Bysoft has utilized its expertise in solutions to successfully manage foreign trade processes, serving approximately 80% of customs brokers in Brazil. &ldquo;This alliance puts us at

 
 

Jungheinrich proves a cunning choice for pallet supplier

13-04-2015
Fox&rsquo;s Pallets recently acquired three Jungheinrich DFG 316 forklift trucks. This is the latest chapter in Jungheinrich&rsquo;s successful long-term relationship with the Kettering-based nationwide pallet supplier.   Part of Jungheinrich&rsquo;s extensive range of ic-engined counterbalance forklift trucks, this diesel engined DFG 316 has a 1.6 tonne capacity and a lift height from its standard mast of 2900 to 7500 mm.   The trucks are on a 5-year contract hire deal and replace Fox&rsquo;s existing Jungheinrich units, which had come to the end of their contract. This is Fox&rsquo;s third 5-year contract renewal with Jungheinrich, which is a tremendous endorsement of the quality and reliability

 
 

Forklift Simulator has won the coveted MHI Best New Innovation Award at Chicago ProMat 2015 show

03-04-2015
The award winners were announced at the ProMat&rsquo;s 70th Anniversary Celebration. The MHI Innovation Award pays homage to the freshest and the best in manufacturing and supply chain products. Forklift Simulator was proud to pick up the award for Best New Innovation.   Recognized as a pioneering startup company, Forklift Simulator was celebrated for providing a new product set to transform the way forklift operators are trained. Intuitive 360° virtual reality headgear and realistic driver&rsquo;s seats allow workers to hone their skills without using expensive real world equipment.   Lowering the cost of expensive operator training and reducing the risk of accidents in the

 
 

Industrie 4.0 in the spotlight at Eurasia leading industrial trade fair

03-04-2015
Robotic arms that mimic animals, unmanned vehicles racing through warehouses, and energy-saving pump systems represent a sample of the Industrie 4.0 building blocks on display at WIN Automation EURASIA (19&ndash;22 March 2015, Istanbul), where 1,581 exhibiting companies from 21 countries demonstrated products  and solutions for the smart factory of the future.   WIN Automation EURASIA&rsquo;s four trade fairs (Otomasyon EURASIA, Materials Handling EURASIA, Hydraulic & Pneumatic EURASIA, and Electrotech EURASIA) covered industrial automation, materials handling and logistics, fluid power, and energy and electrotechnology, respectively &ndash; sectors that play crucial roles in improving production efficiency and quality while reducing costs.   &ldquo;Turkey provides access to

 
 

Interroll in South Africa, with controls partner SICK Automation secures crossbelt sorter for Courierit

02-04-2015
Courierit SA, a 100per cent privately owned South African company will in mid-2015 move into a larger newer premises to meet their growing business needs. Interroll and SICK were awarded the contract to install an Interroll crossbelt sorter system designed to transport goods for scanning, weighing, dimensioning and sorting to any one of 25 destinations at a rate of over 5,000 parcels per hour, with the option to expand even more as they grow. Implementation is planned for August 2015.   Interroll and SICK first installed their conveyor and manual sorting system for Courierit back in 2006, thereafter an extension to their

 
 

InPost on the brink of revolutionizing U.S. ecommerce

02-04-2015
InPost, the global leader in Automated Parcel Machines, to exhibit at &lsquo;Click & Collect Show USA&rsquo; 2015 &bull; InPost to showcase the benefits of joining the world&rsquo;s most extensive &ldquo;Click & Collect&rdquo; parcel locker network. &bull; InPost already has a network of more than 4,000 lockers on five continents and is expanding rapidly. &bull; USA Today/ OZY name InPost CEO Rafal Brzoska one of Europe&rsquo;s &lsquo;New Economy&rsquo; business leaders. &bull; InPost  recognized with numerous international awards for innovation. March 31: InPost is bringing its dynamic concept to the United States. At the largest ever &lsquo;Click & Collect Show USA&rsquo; this April, InPost will show why its e-commerce delivery solution

 
 

Focus on logistics IT at CeMAT 2016

31-03-2015
IT experts bring their know-how to CeMAT Logistics 4.0 driving new business processes   The rapid advance of digitization demands new IT systems and solutions. According to the latest study by the German Association for Logistics (BVL) &ldquo;Logistics and IT are the power driving innovation in the German economy&rdquo; and not only facilitate the individualization of products but also speed up production, goods handling and trade by increasing flexibility. Logistics must therefore constantly be upgraded to meet these demands and become more dynamic, more flexible and, above all, increasingly networked. This would not be possible without IT-assisted systems and Industry 4.0. In this

 
 

JLT Announces Significant Uprating to Wireless Connectivity Across its Existing Product Range of Rugged Computers

31-03-2015
The latest Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 4G RF solutions deliver ultra-high performance connectivity for rugged computers in the harshest of environments JLT Mobile Computers, Swedish developer and manufacturer of rugged computers for demanding environments, has announced a significant technology leap forward for its market-leading products by upgrading their wireless connectivity, giving customers immediate access to the best wireless WAN, LAN and Bluetooth performance in the rugged market. Wireless connectivity is now arguably the primary method of communication, particularly for mobile computers. By investing in upgrading its existing product portfolio, JLT is leading the way in making rugged computing more accessible and reliable for

 
 

Flexible warehouse aid with comfort and power

30-03-2015
With its pallet stackers Linde L14 to L20 in the load range between 1.4 and 2.0 tonnes, industrial truck manufacturer Linde Material Handling is launching a new generation of flexible warehouse aids. Designed either as pedestrian models or models with a folding stand-on platform for lift heights of up to just over 5.30 meters, the new pallet stackers come, for example, with a standard weighing device, a battery cover for optimum view and a large number of mast variants, and they are optionally available with up to 33 percent higher lifting speed. Unique on the market is the folding stand-on

 
 

Experts provide import solution at major port

30-03-2015
BRITAIN&rsquo;S biggest container port is using a temporary solution to ensure goods imported into the EU make the grade. Temporary building experts Spaciotempo have installed a high-tech structure at the Port of Felixstowe. And it&rsquo;s being used to make sure imported goods from all over the world meets strict standards laid down by the European Commission. The 25m x 25m building, which is 5m high, is helping to cope with demand following the introduction of a new food safety programme at the port, which now deals with around 60 per cent of all goods imported to the UK. It will remain on site until

 
 

Yale Powered Pallet Truck is the Smart Choice

27-03-2015
Yale Europe Materials Handling introduces the new MP Series Pedestrian Powered Pallet truck which offers unique enhanced productivity capabilities and a smoother and more efficient operator experience.    The Yale MP 16-22 Series introduces the Yale Smart Lift and Yale Smart Slow Down technology which improves operator productivity.   Studies by Yale found that operators using a single fluid motion to lift and move loads resulted in increased productivity as a result of reduced cycle times. Yale Smart Lift allows all operators to execute this method by allowing them to lift loads and start transporting the pallet before it is at full lift, eliminating

 
 

WnDirect launches world first Pick Up and Drop Off solution

27-03-2015
wnDirect, known for its can-do approach, has launched the world&rsquo;s first worldwide click and collect solution. wnCollect, as it has been coined, leverages wnDirect&rsquo;s IT resource, global infrastructure and partner relationships to make the global Pick-Up-and-Drop-Off (PUDO) solution possible.   What is particularly clever about wnCollect is that is doesn&rsquo;t require any additional investment from the retailer in terms of resources. The solution offers a single portal of entry from the retailer&rsquo;s site. wnDirect also takes care of API integration on a country by country basis and also manages tax and duty payments (through its innovative wnDuty solution) as part of the

 
 

Become a logistics champion by entering the UKWA Multimodal Challenge

27-03-2015
Allcomers are invited to take part in the UKWA Multimodal Challenge by playing a specially adapted &lsquo;speed version&rsquo; of the educational board game, Business on the Move. This exciting and fun competition will take place on the UKWA Pavilion at Multimodal 2015.   In the UKWA Multimodal Challenge participants must aim to maximise the value of their deliveries by air, land and sea in the board game developed to excite and inspire young people about business and the global supply chain. Players will be competing head to head to make the most profit they can - within 15 minutes. Playing against the

 
 

New Yale Vision GPS Feature Helps Take Fleet Operations to Next Level

25-03-2015
Yale Materials Handling Corporation announces that it will be adding a Global Positioning System (GPS) feature to its Yale Vision wireless asset management system. The GPS enhancement adds a heightened layer of monitoring to track lift truck fleet movement and impact locations, providing actionable real-time data to help optimize materials handling operations.   This new feature tracks the operation and location of a customer&rsquo;s lift trucks, allowing warehouse and distribution managers to monitor operations as they happen and make changes or take action as needed. The GPS data extracted from lift truck routes can also provide insights about high-risk collision areas and

 
 

RTITB expands into Oman with accredited forklift organisation TATI

25-03-2015
Technical and Administrative Training Institute (TATI) is the first organisation in Oman to become accredited to provide RTITB workplace transport training.   As one of the largest private training organisations in the Sultanate of Oman, TATI is approved to deliver RTITB training to over half of the major oil companies including Shell, BP, and Oman Oil. Training is very important in Oman and the Middle East where the oil industry is the biggest in the market.   TATI has been providing training qualifications including technical national vocation qualifications, business related health and safety, driver training, lift truck operator training and plant equipment operator training

 
 

Etilux of Brazil Selects HighJump Warehouse Management System

24-03-2015
Leading distributor of brand name consumer goods will have greater supply chain flexibility for meeting diverse customer needs HighJump, a global provider of supply chain management software, announced today that Etilux of Brazil has selected HighJump® Warehouse Advantage warehouse management system (WMS) for its diverse supply chain needs. Etilux distributes market-leading consumer products and goods throughout Brazil, including tools, cosmetics and cutlery from global brands, such as Western, Ford Tools, Impala and others. The company worked with Otimis, HighJump&rsquo;s partner in Brazil, to select HighJump Warehouse Advantage.   With this WMS, Etilux will have one of the most flexible and configurable solutions in

 
 

Aztek Logistics gains greater control with Access warehousing solution

24-03-2015
Aztek Logstics, a leading 3PL supplier, required a warehouse management solution (WMS) to maximise stock control, improve customer service, and deliver the high standard of service the organisation requires to consistently win new business. As a result the business invested in Access Delta to turn these goals into a reality.   Stuart Charter, MD for Aztek Logistics, said, &ldquo;We needed to have greater control over our stock, to do this we required an integrated warehouse management solution that will benefit not only our business but our customers.&rdquo; Aztek Logistics require total traceability on all stock, as part of a BRC Global Standards

 
 

Quacking Ducks and Sitting Targets

23-03-2015
Products that look alike don&rsquo;t always perform alike &ndash; and where Health & Safety is concerned performance can be a matter of life and death   Probably, my mother will never forgive me. Cutting corners, doing things on the cheap, replacing the real thing with an inferior imposter. A Neil Diamond tribute act for Mother&rsquo;s Day? I really should have known better.   It was during a particularly ragged and unwieldy rendition of &lsquo;Forever in Blue Jeans&rsquo;, when I glanced towards my mother and our eyes met and she slowly lowered her gaze, as if to say: &lsquo;Nice try, but you can&rsquo;t really substitute

 
 

Innovative Pallet Makes Landmark Middle East Launch

23-03-2015
With its official inauguration in North America at Pack Expo International held in November 2014 to great industry acclaim, Paxxal Inc. has most recently unveiled its innovative pallet in the Middle East market, generating significant interest in the regional pallet sector. Exhibiting at both ArabPlast 2015 in Dubai, and most recently at Saudi Plastics, Petrochem, Print and Pack held in Jeddah, the Saudi-based manufacturer is already setting itself apart from its peers. With a unique formulation that has been patented as Siluma, the compound of high density polyethylene and fine quality silica sand, stabilized and bonded by the action of

 
 

Northern France economic growth bucks national malaise

23-03-2015
Despite France&rsquo;s lacklustre performance in recent years, North-East France centred on Lille with new data from 2014 has posted increases in jobs and investment for three years running. The region attracted 47 new projects in 2014, up 15% compared with the national figure of 8%.  It created or saved 3,077 jobs, up 12.4% in 2013, against a national decline of 14%.  Service business including warehousing and distribution accounted for 58% of the jobs, including over 400 new posts in Germany&rsquo;s Otto GmbH extended parcel distribution hub in Croix.   The region was badly hit by the closure during the 70s and 80s

 
 

Simarco slashes fuel costs with Mitsubishi

21-03-2015
Simarco, one of the UK&rsquo;s leading independent freight firms, expects to use significantly less fuel after switching to Mitsubishi GRENDiA forklifts.   The new deal with Bronze Mechanical Handling has seen eight GRENDiA trucks, with capacities from 2 to 3 tonnes, replace the Essex company's outgoing fleet of mixed suppliers and brands.   Simarco's work can be intensive, with 50-hour weeks for the trucks not uncommon, making fuel an important cost centre.   To reduce its overheads and environmental impact, Simarco conducted an exhaustive tendering process, with the LPG-powered GRENDiA outperforming its rivals during on-site trials.   In the trial, Simarco found the GRENDiA could run on a

 
 

CONDOLEEZZA RICE TO KEYNOTE 2015 MATERIAL HANDLING AND LOGISTICS CONFERENCE

20-03-2015
Dematic, a global supplier of logistics systems for the factory, warehouse and distribution center, today announces Condoleezza Rice will serve as the keynote speaker at their 30th Annual Material Handling & Logistics Conference, September 13 &ndash; 16, 2015 in Park City, Utah.   Rice served as the 66th Secretary of State of the United States, the second woman and the first African American woman to hold the post. She also served as President George W. Bush's Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs from 2001-2005, the first woman to hold the position.   "Rice is a role model for all of us. She

 
 

Retrotech launch new products and solutions at ProMat 2015

20-03-2015
At the ProMat 2015 industry expo next week, automated order fulfillment products and solutions leader Retrotech will introduce a new shuttle-based automated storage and retrieval (ASR) system specifically designed for the severe environments found in freezer warehouses, as well as new software solutions that can be tailored to customers&rsquo; materials handling needs.   The company, which will be exhibiting on the ProMat exhibition floor at Booth 1041 from March 23-26, will also be conducting an educational seminar focused on clarifying the roles of warehouse management systems (WMS) and warehouse control systems (WCS).      &ldquo;ProMat is one of the premier settings for engaging customers

 
 

WiseTech Global Reports Increase in New Business as Customs Brokers Prepare for ACE

19-03-2015
WiseTech Global has announced that 2014 saw a significant increase in US Customs House Brokers implementing industry-leading logistics management platform CargoWise One, as the solution of choice for filing entries in USCBP&rsquo;s Automated Commercial Environment (or ACE).    By November of this year, ACE will become the single window through which Customs House Brokers (CHB) must electronically file imports and exports. WiseTech Global customers have been fully capable of filing ACE entries since 2011, in line with the company&rsquo;s commitment to be at the forefront of ACE development. CargoWise One&rsquo;s customs compliance features have been further enhanced to reduce re-keying data, eliminate

 
 

JBT Debuts JayBoT, the Smartest AGV

19-03-2015
Finally, a simple and affordable automatic guided vehicle (AGV) solution for mid-sized applications. Introducing JayBoT AGVs from JBT Corporation, a world leader in the development of automatic guided vehicles. JBT will debut the new solution when PROMAT 2015 kicks off on March 23rd in Booth 1547 at Chicago&rsquo;s McCormick Place Convention Center.   &ldquo;This new system is a perfect fit for operations currently using manual forklift trucks, requiring one to four vehicles, and are just starting to automate,&rdquo; explains Barry Douglas, vice president and general manager for JBT Automated Systems. &ldquo;The JayBoT AGV incorporates all intelligence and key decision-making capability directly on

 
 

Skechers relies on BEUMER Belt Tray Sorter to deliver even faster to your feet

18-03-2015
Skechers, a two-billion-dollar global leader in the high performance and lifestyle footwear industry, designs, develops and markets more than 3,000 styles for men, women and children. Skechers' success stems from its employees, high-quality, varied product offering, diversified domestic and international distribution channels, and targeted multi-channel marketing.Skechers has recently expanded its European Distribution Centre in Milmort, Belgium. BEUMER Group provided the BS 7 BT Belt Tray Sorter that has now been put into operation. Skechers wants to increase its throughput and further strengthen its customer support.   Skechers' products are manufactured worldwide, shipped to the distribution centre in Milmort and then distributed to the Skechers retail stores, wholesales customers and retailers. "In the

 
 

Upgrades for Hyster Spacesaver forklift

18-03-2015
The Hyster 2-3.5 tonne Spacesaver series of LPG forklifts has been upgraded with a powerful new engine, new mast designs and other features to provide higher performance and reliability, when working in tight warehouse spaces.   "Space is a problem for many warehouse managers, particularly during peak times," says David Rowell, Product Marketing Manager. "We have upgraded the Hyster Spacesaver forklift, which gives the same lifting capacity as the familiar Hyster® Fortens® on pneumatic tyres, but in a more compact frame that is just over a metre wide."   The Hyster S2.5FT now features the new 2.5L Kubota LPG engine, bringing superior performance and

 
 

EcoVadis ranks Toyota Material Handling Europe among top two per cent

17-03-2015
Highly regarded EcoVadis, monitoring sustainability in global supply chains, has ranked Toyota Material Handling Europe (TMHE) among the top two per cent of suppliers across the world for transparency on sustainability topics. This is good news &ndash; not only for us, but for our customers as well.   With every passing year the demands on companies to improve their sustainability performance increases. In order for these corporations to reach their ambitious targets, they need to team up with suppliers who have a similar approach to sustainability. In the light of this industry logic, it is all the more pleasing to receive EcoVadis&rsquo;s

 
 

The Logistics World is heading to Liverpool

17-03-2015
The Logistics World will be congregating in Liverpool for the IFWLA (International Federation of Warehousing Logistics Association) Annual Convention on 1 &ndash; 4 June 2015. Registration for the convention is now open at http://ukwaconference.com   This will be the third time that the convention of the IFWLA ,global logistics operators' networking organisation - will be held in the UK.   A four-day programme of business and culture  is planned for some 250 national and international delegates, comprising manufacturers, retailers, third party logistics (3PL) providers and other supply chain and logistics practitioners.  Bringing together all sides of the global logistics industry, the international convention is

 
 

Caster Concepts exhibiting at ProMat in Chicago, taking aim at workplace injuries costing employers billions

16-03-2015
Michigan manufacturer to host a press conference at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24 showcasing ergonomic products. Visit booth 5244. Caster Concepts Inc. (www.casterconcepts.com), a leading manufacturer of heavy duty industrial casters and wheels, will unveil its complete line of ergonomic products designed to reduce the leading cause of workplace injuries at ProMat 2015 March 23-26 in Chicago. Visitors to the Caster Concepts ProMat booth (5244) will be able to test the company&rsquo;s innovative line of premier caster wheels, rigs and polyurethane tread that significantly reduce exertion and the risk of injuries from over-exertion such as pushing and pulling. Over-exertion is the leading cause of workplace injuries in

 
 

New Pallet Mole System at ProMat 2015

16-03-2015
Since its introduction at ProMat 2011, Frazier&rsquo;s Semi-Automated, High Density Pallet Mole System was formally launched across North America with several successful system installations spanning a variety of markets and applications to date. Frazier continues to develop unique product enhancements which they will demonstrate live on the show floor at ProMat 2015, Frazier booth 3531 ,Chicago&rsquo;s McCormick Place &ndash; South, March 23rd&ndash; 26th, 2015. The Pallet Mole system utilizes the latest technology in high-density storage to maximize available floor space, storing up to 6-high and 50 pallet positions deep, while measurably increasing warehouse productivity and SKU selectivity. It is also the only pallet

 
 

Caster Concepts exhibiting at ProMat in Chicago, taking aim at workplace injuries costing employers billions

16-03-2015
Michigan manufacturer to host a press conference at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24 showcasing ergonomic products. Visit booth 5244. Caster Concepts Inc. (www.casterconcepts.com), a leading manufacturer of heavy duty industrial casters and wheels, will unveil its complete line of ergonomic products designed to reduce the leading cause of workplace injuries at ProMat 2015 March 23-26 in Chicago. Visitors to the Caster Concepts ProMat booth (5244) will be able to test the company&rsquo;s innovative line of premier caster wheels, rigs and polyurethane tread that significantly reduce exertion and the risk of injuries from over-exertion such as pushing and pulling. Over-exertion is the leading cause of workplace injuries in

 
 

Interroll conveyor technology successfully installed at Triton Express, South Africa

16-03-2015
Triton Express, a major provider of express road freight distribution solutions, installed Interroll conveyor technology at its newly build distribution center in Gauteng.   The project was completed in less than 8 months and comprises of Interroll belt conveyors, 90 degree belt curves, crank arm pushers and integrated scanning, weighing and dimensioning. Freight and courier type of goods are conveyed at a rate of 2,000 units per hour.   The installation can be used in two different modes. Mode one is when the goods arrive from collections in the greater Gauteng area which are then processed, received and loaded manually onto the conveyor to

 
 

APL Logistics to establish regional consolidation hub for South Asia in Sri Lanka

13-03-2015
APL Logistics announced today that it plans to establish a regional consolidation hub for South Asia in Sri Lanka by the second half of 2015. The announcement came after the signing of an agreement with the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka (&ldquo;BOI&rdquo;) on APL Logistics&rsquo; investment within the Katunayake Export Processing Zone (&ldquo;EPZ&rdquo;).  With that, APL Logistics&rsquo; wholly-owned subsidiary, APL Logistics Lanka (Private) Limited, has been granted a lease on the land and premises located in the  EPZ where it will operate its container freight stations, warehouses and other logistics-related businesses.   APL Logistics said that the next immediate phase of

 
 

Logistics Hall of Fame proposal phase 2015 has begun

13-03-2015
Anyone can propose new members for the logistics pantheon online at www.logisticshalloffame.com up to May 22, 2015.   The public proposal phase for election of a new member to the Logistics Hall of Fame has begun. Leading figures can now be proposed or applications submitted from around the world for induction into the logistics pantheon via www.logisticshalloffame.com up to midnight on May 22, 2015. Up to ten candidates will then be nominated from all the proposals, and an expert jury made up of prominent figures will choose one new member from among the nominees. The members of the nomination committee, which will

 
 

Sunstar Selects Numina Group Omni Channel Order Fulfillment Solution to Automate its North American DC Operation

11-03-2015
Numina Group's RDS Warehouse Execution and Control Software, Voice-Directed Order Fulfillment to Increase Order Throughput 50 per cent or more! Sunstar, a globally recognized leader in oral care and dental healthcare products manufacturer, is partnering with the Numina Group to implement omni-channel order fulfillment at their new 300,000 square foot automated manufacturing-distribution operation. The combined manufacturing and distribution operation is scheduled to open Sunstar The Numina Group was an integral design partner for facility Planning, sizing and technology selection for Sunstar's new distribution center in Schaumberg, IL in June 2015 and support North American retail, specialty distributors and Internet orders along with international shipments. The

 
 

Award winning Order Picker is the first truck designed to do self replenishment

11-03-2015
Bendi once again took centre stage at the FLTA Awards for Excellence, with the Bendi Order Picker winning the prestigious Innovation Award.    Since 1995, the Awards has served as a &ldquo;Pick of the Year&rdquo; for materials handling products and services, rewarding those who strive to raise standards throughout the fork lift truck industry; making Bendi a truly worthy winner.   As the son of Freddy Brown, one of the industries most influential and charismatic inventors, it comes as no surprise that Simon Brown, Bendi Managing Director, has gone on to become a &lsquo;chip off the old block&rsquo; with his own award winning invention

 
 

Industry leaders and innovation at Intermodal Asia 2015 exhibition

10-03-2015
In its second year, Intermodal Asia is set to welcome a diverse range of high profile exhibitors showcasing innovative products and services, alongside engaging forums and conference sessions, to demonstrate the best of the intermodal sector. The prestigious event takes place from 24-26 March at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Conference Center. Visitors to Intermodal Asia 2015 will see a range of exhibiting organisations including transport companies, port equipment providers, logistics companies, container lessors, container manufacturers, as well as paints and materials, software and tracking devices, and tank container related products. Amongst the top Intermodal Asia 2015 exhibitors will include industry

 
 

Integrated Systems Design to Host Three Growth and Profitability Focused Seminars at ProMat 2015

10-03-2015
Integrated Systems Design (ISD) will host three seminars during ProMat 2015 at Chicago's McCormick Place South March 23-26. The seminars will be presented by Robert Jones, ISD Senior Distribution Consultant.   "Aligning the Warehouse, Purchasing and Sales for Your Success and Sanity," will be presented in Theater G at 1:30 p.m. on March 23. This seminar will focus on the importance of inventory management and its relationship to the strategic alignment of the goals of vendors, operations and the sales and marketing staff necessary to assure company growth and profitability. Seminar attendees will receive a written guide to help them execute an

 
 

Registration is now open for 2015 IFWLA Convention

09-03-2015
IFWLA&rsquo;s Secretary General ,Roger Williams ,announced this week that the theme of this year&rsquo;s IFWLA Convention, to be held in Liverpool UK between 1 &ndash; 4 June 2015 is: CHANGE equals OPPORTUNITY - The changing face of global logistics  There have been few times in the history of our industry, when global political, social, and  environmental  forces have acted simultaneously to made a radical impact on our businesses.  This is one of those times, and we must deal with those changes positively, if we are to emerge in better shape in the future. This year IFWLA&rsquo;s convention will address those issues and examine

 
 

Budgens a company that never stands still

06-03-2015
These words were spoken by Steve Goodall, operations manager at the Budgens distribution centre in Wellingborough, Northants, when asked to describe their logistics operations. Budgens was founded originally by John Budgen in 1872 as a small, local grocer with the first shop in Maidenhead in Berkshire and has expanded over the years in the south of England. The company was absorbed into the Irish Musgrave Group (who have SuperValu, Londis and Mace in their portfolio) in 2002 and there now over 190 stores &ndash; from neighbourhood supermarkets to petrol retailers &ndash; all independently owned by the Budgens retailers.  The distribution to

 
 

New whitepaper on five problem areas and five solutions for supply chain visibility

06-03-2015
Five problem areas and five solutions for end-to-end supply chain visibility   Supply chain visibility has been a major topic for businesses for several years. However, according to market research, many companies aren&rsquo;t particularly well positioned in this area. What challenges are they facing? In what areas of the supply chain is transparency particularly important? How should companies approach and implement visibility? A new white paper by software solution provider AEB offers answers and solutions to these &ndash; and other - questions. Titled &bdquo;Supply Chain Visibility &ndash; the unfulfilled promise&ldquo;, the white paper can be downloaded free of charge at www.aeb-international.co.uk/uk/media/white-paper-supply-chain-visibility.php.   Rising cost

 
 

ORBIS CORPORATION INTRODUCES PALLET THAT STREAMLINES DELIVERIES TO SMALL FORMAT RETAILERS

05-03-2015
Pallet optimizes product replenishment in small-format stores, minimizing product touches and increasing on-shelf availability. ORBIS Corporation, an international manufacturer of sustainable reusable packaging and an expert in reusable packaging for retail distribution applications, has introduced an all-plastic pallet designed to optimize the supply chain of small footprint retailers by eliminating product touches during the order replenishment process, from distribution center (DC) to store to floor. Many of today&rsquo;s retailers are expanding their reach with the presence of small-format stores. These retailers are analyzing the best way to get their products from the truck into their back room or right to the point-of-sale efficiently, while reducing risk of product

 
 

Cimcorp Layer Pick System achieves nearly 100 percent product picking ability

05-03-2015
Executives at ProMat 2015 to discuss how the revolutionary robot technology can increase efficiency, reduce labor costs, eliminate errors and ensure traceability as products move throughout a facility   Cimcorp Automation, Ltd. (Cimcorp), a manufacturer and integrator of turnkey robotic gantry-based order fulfillment and tire handling solutions, announces that the enhanced gripping technology used for Cimcorp&rsquo;s layer picking solution has proven its ability to pick and place almost any product in distribution centers worldwide. With this near 100-percent picking capability, Cimcorp&rsquo;s system can reliably and accurately automate virtually any layer picking process and provide increased efficiency and reduced labor costs, while ensuring

 
 

Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, host 2015 International Competition

04-03-2015
Last Thursday (02/26/2015), the official test week of this year&rsquo;s IFOY Award (Internationl Forklift Truck of the Year) culminated at the premises of the Osnabrueck-based logistics provider Hellmann Worldwide Logistics. For one week, a jury of international experts and journalists tested 14 forklifts, warehouse trucks, and intralogistics solutions from five different manufacturers, who had been nominated beforehand. The IFOY Award is renowned for recognizing the latest innovations in forklift and intralogistics products. The award thereby aims at improving the competitive ability and overall image of the entire intralogistics industry.   There was much organizational work to be done, prior to the successful

 
 

Interroll introduces new customer programme Rolling On Interroll

04-03-2015
The Interroll Group is launching its new customer programme &ldquo;Rolling On Interroll.&rdquo; In collaboration with partners, system integrators and OEMs, the programme is aimed at raising awareness among customers of how important high-quality key components are for machine and plant engineering.   Medium-sized plant and machinery construction companies in particular are struggling with ever-growing competition and ever tighter project deadlines in today's market environment. Here, they rely on the delivery reliability and product quality that Interroll offers. And this is now being expressed in the quality seal &ldquo;Rolling On Interroll.&rdquo;   Each individual component is crucial to the availability and functionality of a machine.

 
 

PACLINE OVERHEAD CONVEYORS takes Empty Carton Handling UP Another Level

04-03-2015
At the upcoming ProMat Show in Chicago, (March 23-26) PACLINE Overhead Conveyors will be demonstrating a material handling system utilizing the PAC-LINETM conveyor with a unique robot for the automated loading and unloading of empty cartons and totes.  If your warehouse or distribution center handles split case (or less than carton) picking operations, this application will be of particular interest to you. This PACLINE empty carton handling system utilizes the signature PAC-LINETM enclosed track overhead chain conveyor in combination with the UR10 Universal Robot. The UR10 robot, with motion tracking software, is configured to automatically load and unload cartons to and from

 
 

Eighth Philippines Port and Shipping Conference

03-03-2015
Three delegates (Oktay Ok&#351;ak, Yelda Ok&#351;ak and John Dunlop) from SolonPort Software, based in Istanbul, attended the 8th Philippines Port and Shipping conference in Manila 12/13 February 2015 as part of their week-long business schedule in the Philippines. Ahead of the event, the marketing and technical team from SolonPort made business-to-business meetings around Manila and secured many productive connections for the future. As part of the conference, SolonPort sponsored the VIP refreshment break. Additionally SolonPort was invited to give a presentation and video featuring the benefits of port automation. The main points of the presentation were that SolonPort port automation solutions can be integrated into any existing port or terminal operating

 
 

WIN Automation EURASIA 2015 hotspot for industrial sales in Turkey

03-03-2015
Four key industry sectors at one location Bridge to new business in the Balkans, Central Asia, Middle East and Africa   Turkey is the hub of Southern Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and the former Soviet republics &ndash; a region that collectively houses 1.5 billion people and accounts for US$5 trillion of gross domestic product (GDP). Manufacturing is the country&rsquo;s primary growth driver, accounting for a quarter of GDP. Low corporate taxes, a young and educated workforce and growing consumer buying power helped attract $US51 billion of foreign direct investment between 2010 and 2013. WIN Automation EURASIA 2015, which runs 19&ndash;22 March

 
 

New Hyster empty container handlers for Rotterdam

02-03-2015
Rotterdam Shortsea Terminals (RST) has received five new Hyster® empty container handlers for its fast 24/7 operation, which handles up to ten container-ships a day. The new machines replace five existing Hyster empty container handlers commissioned in 2009.  "We have six years of good experience of the Hyster products combined with responsive service support delivered by the Hyster dealer, Heffiq," says Cees van Pelt, Manager Technical Department and Projects at RST. "The co-operation is excellent and we wanted to continue the relationship."   RST, is one of the largest shortsea container transhipment companies in Europe and expects to load and unload ships

 
 

10 hidden risks to the global economy free report from BMI Research

02-03-2015
Today, we are proud to announce that BMI Research is our new global brand name, replacing Business Monitor International.   And to celebrate the brand launch we would like to offer you a free report on hidden risks to the global economy, with our compliments.   For more than 30 years our insights and data have been used by global organisations like yours to make informed strategic, tactical and investment decisions. Our research DNA remains unchanged, and we are committed to being just as essential to our customers.   Please click on the link below to download a copy of our new special report, 10 Hidden

 
 

Largest ship ever to sail up the River Thames calls at DP World London Gateway

27-02-2015
The Munkebo Maersk became the largest ship to ever sail up the River Thames as it called at DP World London Gateway, the UK&rsquo;s newest deep-sea port hub today.   The 399 metre long, 60 metre wide, 195,000 ton Triple-E class vessel &ndash; equivalent in length to almost four football pitches &ndash; and capable of carrying more than 18,300 TEUs (Twenty-foot Equivalent Units) is one of the largest container vessels in the world, operating on Maersk&rsquo;s new East-West Network.   It was drawn alongside DP World London Gateway Port, adjacent to Europe&rsquo;s largest logistics park, at 7.30am on Thursday 26th February, with the help

 
 

Cold chain logistics a hot topic at Intermodal Asia 2015

27-02-2015
The world&rsquo;s growing appetite for food and drink, as well as many other temperature sensitive products such as photographic film, chemicals and pharmaceutical drugs, has increased the need for more efficient and ecological methods of storage and shipping in the cold store chain sector. Intermodal Asia 2015, which takes place from 24-26 March in Shanghai, is the number one place to find out all the latest news and information on the cold store chain and reefer containers, which will be in the spotlight at this year&rsquo;s event. In the UK alone, the amount of food and drink bought has been steadily

 
 

Irish Taoiseach announces 40 million Euros Combilift investment

26-02-2015
Combilift Ltd. is to invest &euro;40 million over the next two years in a new manufacturing facility, which will also create 200 additional jobs over the next five years. This announcement was made by An Taoiseach Enda Kenny along with the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton on a visit to Combilift&rsquo;s current HQ in Monaghan town on Friday 6th February.  This expansion will enable Combilift to proceed with its plan to double its current &euro;150 million turnover over the next five years. The majority of the 200 new jobs to be created will be for skilled technicians and

 
 

Warehousing Logistics International announces participation at Home Delivery World 2015

26-02-2015
 Warehousing & Logistics International has been confirmed as a media partner of this year&rsquo;s Home Delivery World in what will be the biggest edition of the trade show ever held in the US. The expo will be held at the Atlanta Convention Center at AmericasMart in Atlanta, GA on April 8-9, 2015.  Home Delivery World 2015 will bring together the heads of operations, fulfillment, and logistics from big box and mid-size retailers to discuss the current challenges in optimizing final mile delivery, reverse logistics, omnichannel fulfillment and other current trends. On-floor seminars held in the expo hall will host more than 30

 
 

Nexen has expanded its product portfolio to include a dedicated range of warehouse models.

26-02-2015
The newly launched "Aufero" range comprises over twenty-five different A/C products. These include mini mains charged pallet trucks, industrial battery pallet trucks, both stand on and walk behind. Stackers with either mono or standard mast configurations. All available with an extensive choice of capacities. Tow tractors, order pickers and reach trucks complete the line up. These products have all been built to a high quality standard featuring durable solid body frames. Designed in keeping with Nexens Philosophy of "Easy Maintenance" whilst not compromising on safety and performance. These models compliment Nexen's ever expanding range of Material Handling Equipment which features the Premium "X" range, Intermediate "Libero" and the

 
 

GEBHARDT TAKES GOODS LIFTS TO NEW HEIGHTS

24-02-2015
Completing the installation of a Gebhardt goods lift in an environmental research station at 2650 metres above sea level on Germany&rsquo;s highest mountain, the Zugspitze, has underlined the quality and versatility of this equipment range.   The lift has five exits and can carry up to 1500kg, enabling staff at the Schneefernerhaus to move materials and equipment easily between the three levels in the building.  The various elements had to be transported for several miles on a narrow-gauge railway line, partly in a tunnel, from the nearest village.  As it is fully free-standing, no civil engineering work or welding was required, and

 
 

JCB Teletruck designed for Builders Merchants

24-02-2015
JCB Industrial has designed a range of four Teletruk materials handlers specifically for use in the builders merchants sector. The company, which became the 450th member of the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) in April of 2014, has worked closely with the BMF to develop the four machines, all of which incorporate an improved list of standard equipment. The machines are the first from any supplier member company to proudly display the BMF logo.  The four Teletruks include the two-wheel drive 30DTCR, the 30D4x4, the two-wheel drive 35DTCR and the 35D4x4. The machines benefit from a fully enclosed hydrostatic drive system and

 
 

Interest high in Articulated Forklifts at German Show

23-02-2015
European interest in the Bendi has grown considerably over the past couple of years, and this was particularly evident at this years, LogiMAT exhibition in Stuttgart, Germany. As with the CeMAT exhibition, Bendi opted for a live demonstration theme using the recently launched B320 Articulated Forklift Truck. Also on the stand was the Mini Bendi, which attracted considerable attention, primarily because of the versatility to work in narrow aisles, confined production areas and outdoors, but also because of extensive use of pedestrian trucks in Germany. The stand was managed by Andy Higham , the Bendi Export Director together with Robert van&rsquo;t Westeinde,

 
 

Repurposing your old conveyor belts

23-02-2015
Repurposing is a relatively new concept to most of the world. Few people have yet to embrace this ingenious idea, but that&rsquo;s exactly why you should incorporate this process into your work and business.     Repurposing is the process of taking one product, and without changing it drastically, turning it around to be used for a completely different purpose. High school bleachers for example, can be turned into shelves in clothing or shoe stores, after they been polished and rid of gum. Or an old basketball court, the pieces can be used to create a new floor, but with an

 
 

NOL and KWE enter into a sale and purchase agreement for APL Logistics

20-02-2015
Neptune Orient Lines Limited (&ldquo;NOL&rdquo;) and Kintetsu World Express, Inc. (&ldquo;KWE&rdquo;), jointly announced today that they have entered into a sale and purchase agreement for NOL&rsquo;s logistics business, APL Logistics, for US$1.2 billion.   &ldquo;This is a strategic move that will allow us to focus on improving our liner shipping business, while at the same time enabling APL Logistics to grow. The transaction will also strengthen our balance sheet and unlock value for our shareholders,&rdquo; said Ng Yat Chung, Group President and CEO of NOL.   NOL said that the divestment of APL Logistics follows a robust and highly competitive process, and that the

 
 

Executives Online Netherlands expands from strength to strength

20-02-2015
Leading interim management and executive search specialist, Executives Online, has expanded its Netherlands office with the appointment of Wilco Hendriks as Managing Partner following a successful 2014 where the company&rsquo;s business in the Netherlands doubled in size.   Hendriks is the fifth Partner to join The Netherlands team and will be based in the Amsterdam office specialising in the Transport, Logistics and Warehousing sectors.   Chief Operating Officer at Executives Online, James O&rsquo;Brien said: &ldquo;Our international business is going from strength to strength and the appointment of our new partner in The Netherlands further demonstrates our commitment to servicing clients&rsquo; needs in the important

 
 

Hermes Fulfilment reduces energy consumption thanks to Interroll RollerDrive

20-02-2015
Hermes Fulfilment, an Otto Group company that manages all services along the supply chain for European distance dealers at its four own logistics centres, introduced a master plan on climate protection in 2006. As part of this energy-saving program, the company is replacing its conventional 400 volt technology with energy-saving 24 volt drive technology from Interroll.   Initial measurements have shown energy savings of about 25 percent thanks to the Interroll drive technology. Michael Schekatz, Head of the Technical Services Department at Hermes Fulfilment and responsible for sustainability, is therefore extremely impressed: &ldquo;We installed this technology in order to save energy. At

 
 

The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem

19-02-2015
You wouldn&rsquo;t think a saying from a fictional pirate would have much relevance in the real world, but sadly the quote attributed to Captain Jack Sparrow: &ldquo;The problem is not the problem. The problem is your attitude about the problem,&rdquo; sums up one of the biggest challenges facing today&rsquo;s supply chain: an inflexible mindset. Too often the industry is constrained by its approach to supply chain problems, not the problems themselves. One of the greatest challenges in supply chain management is to get beyond the focus on cost reduction as opposed to revenue generation. As a supply chain executive, it can

 
 

Poor Communication Drives 3PL Nightmares

19-02-2015
Kelli Saunders, President at Morai Logistics Inc. was a recent guest blogger for Inventory and Supply Chain Blog. Saunders argued that for those running or managing a 3PL company, it is crucial to have a standard of practice when it comes to having internal staff communicate with suppliers. Communication and transparency go hand-in-hand for companies when assessing a 3PLs ability to provide good customer service. Miscommunication is one major factor that can lead to upset customers. Poor customer service for 3PLs can lead to increased poor communication resulting in missing follow-ups on deliveries and lead times. Training with a focus

 
 

Landscaping manufacturer supplied with 360 degree Fork Rotators

19-02-2015
Marshalls is the UK's leading hard landscaping manufacturer, and has been supplying natural stone and innovative concrete products to the construction, home improvement and landscape markets since the 1890s. Marshalls has become synonymous with quality, supplying prestigious landmarks such as Trafalgar Square. Marshalls satisfies the needs of a diverse commercial customer base, which spans local authorities, commercial architects, contractors and house builders and is committed to producing new products made from the best materials. Over the years, Marshalls has continued to develop and expand its products and services to the commercial market.  To continue Marshalls growth, and as an integral part of

 
 

DSV to open new logistics facility in New Jersey USA

19-02-2015
Having opened its first US warehouse on the West Coast last year, DSV can now announce the opening of a new contract logistics facility in Edison, New Jersey. Strategically located, the new 10,000 square meter distribution centre will offer a wide range logistic sservices. Among the facility&rsquo;s first customers are a number of European retailers who are currently launching or expanding their activities in the USA. The New Jersey warehouse is strategically located with respect to the existing facility in Fontana, California, in order to offer improved order lead times for East Coast deliveries. Piet Mulders, President of DSV Solutions USA, explains: &ldquo;Our facilities are positioned to complement each other and help us

 
 

Checkout Supermarkets of South Africa Selects HighJump Warehouse Advantage

18-02-2015
Retailer will strengthen inventory management, visibility and speed of receiving   HighJump Software, a global provider of supply chain management software, announced that Checkout Supermarkets has selected HighJump&trade; Warehouse Advantage warehouse management system (WMS) to increase the speed of its operations and visibility of its inventory. Checkout is South Africa&rsquo;s largest independent retail supermarket chain, with 50 corporate stores throughout the country selling groceries, household and small appliance goods. The retailer worked with iWMS, HighJump Software&rsquo;s partner in South Africa, to select HighJump Warehouse Advantage.   Checkout will improve the speed of its receiving, its inventory management and visibility, as well as the efficiency

 
 

New automatic order processing software to streamline systems for Asda suppliers

18-02-2015
Bristol-based bespoke software developer Amethyst Systems has added new functionality to its web Warehouse Management System (WMS) software for Poskitts Carrots, which could also revolutionise the order-fulfilment and invoicing processes for similar Asda suppliers.   The warehouse management solution Amethyst Systems has introduced at Poskitts Carrots has been designed to integrate with Asda&rsquo;s new order process, which was introduced fully last month. Just one month after installation at Poskitts, the family-owned business based in Yorkshire has been able to significantly improve its order-processing performance across a number of areas.   Orders received through a new electronic data interface from the customer are immediately created

 
 

AEB continues international expansion with new offices in the Netherlands and Sweden

17-02-2015
Software provider AEB has opened two new offices in the Netherlands and Sweden to expand its presence and customer base in the Benelux markets and Scandinavia. The teams in Rotterdam and Malmö bring with them a wealth of experience in supply chain and global trade management. With a keen understanding of local conditions, they offer multinational companies a comprehensive service portfolio and support in implementing global trade and logistics solutions. AEB will support this expansion with further localisation of its software suite in the coming months.   The team in Sweden is composed of project managers, software experts, and sales representatives. Their

 
 

AWARD WINNING SYSTEM DESIGNED TO SAVE LIVES OF CYCLISTS

17-02-2015
An award winning cyclist safety system, the Bike Hotspot, has been developed by a family-run company in Gloucestershire to reduce the number of accidents involving road cyclists and commercial vehicles. Vehicle safety specialists Sentinel Systems has designed the system with the safety of cyclists paramount in their minds.   With 19,000 cyclists being killed or injured every year in the UK, the Bike Hotspot system has unsurprisingly been an extremely popular product and is being widely used on heavy goods vehicles in London and other cities. Sentinel Systems won the Product Innovation award at the Safety and Health exhibition as well as

 
 

President Obama Visited India Now India Comes to ProMat 2015

17-02-2015
Last month President Obama and Prime Minister Modi of the Republic of India met and affirmed the strong relationships between India and the United States. Prime Minister Modi said in addressing the media, "Mr. President, we are honored that you accepted our invitation to be the chief guest of our Republic Day. It is special because on this day we celebrate the values shared by the world's two largest democracies. You are also the first United States President to visit India twice in office. It reflects the transformation in our relationship. It shows your deep personal commitment to this partnership.

 
 

16-02-2015
One of the world’s largest container shipping lines has announced services from West Africa to DP World London Gateway Port. The CMA CGM EURAF2 service is calling direct to Nigeria, Ghana, and the Ivory Coast providing some of the fastest transit times in the market. Via transhipment, the service also offers an extensive range of West African ports with competitive transit times to key markets, including a wide range of inland destinations. The service, which will be provided through partnership with Hapag-Lloyd and MOL, started with the Frisia Helsinki calling at DP World London Gateway on January 29 2015. With

 
 

UK MINISTER VISITS DP WORLD LONDON GATEWAY AS PORT ANNOUNCES THIRD DEEP SEA BERTH

16-02-2015
DP World London Gateway has announced plans to move forward with a third berth at the UK&rsquo;s new deep-sea hub port, located 25 miles from central London.   The Secretary of State for Transport, Patrick McLoughlin MP, visited the state-of-the-art port with local MPs. He climbed one of the world&rsquo;s tallest quay cranes to view the location of the new berth which will increase deep-sea access for ships carrying UK imports and exports.   The location of the DP World London Gateway Port, which has 16 million consumers within 50 miles, enables imports to enter the UK closer to where the goods will be

 
 

BYD Europe offers lowest forklift operating costs

16-02-2015
A new range of electric forklifts with advanced battery technology was launched at LogiMAT 2015 that promised to cut total cost of ownership to unheard-of new lows for materials handling fleets around Europe.     Traditional battery-electric forklift trucks have one big problem &ndash; the inconvenience and cost involved in having to constantly charge, change and replace batteries. But now, a new range of forklift trucks from BYD Europe (Hall 6, Stand C41) is just going on sale that does away with this problem while simultaneously providing a very dramatic cut in operating costs for end users.   Based on BYD&rsquo;s unique &lsquo;battery for

 
 

Warehouse Execution System helps manufacturers streamline materials handling and order picking

13-02-2015
Westfalia Technologies, Inc, a leading provider of logistics solutions for manufacturers, warehouses and distribution centers since 1992, will showcase its new Warehouse Execution System (WES), Savanna.NET®, at booth #1247 during ProMat 2015. The largest expo for manufacturing and supply chain professionals in North America, ProMat is scheduled for March 23-26, 2015, at McCormick Place South in Chicago.   Combining a tightly integrated warehouse management system (WMS) and warehouse control system (WCS) into a single application, Savanna.NET® helps manufacturers and distributors direct, control and optimize internal material flow and order picking. With flexible deployment options, Savanna.NET® can operate as a standalone software solution

 
 

Linde Material Handling and Balyo sign an exclusive agreement to jointly develop innovative robotic solutions

13-02-2015
Linde Material Handling (MH) and robotics specialist Balyo have agreed to enter into a strategic partnership. With this cooperation, Linde MH seeks to intensify its activities in the field of robotic industrial trucks, while Balyo aims to achieve a significant market penetration for its innovative technological solutions. The two companies are planning to collaborate in development, manufacture and sales under the umbrella of &ldquo;Linde robotics&rdquo;, which is expected to extend Linde MH&rsquo;s solution expertise in this field.  The demand for automated industrial trucks is growing steadily. In particular, operators of warehouse trucks want to standardise their in-house material flow by deploying

 
 

Causeway launches Telematics 2015 vehicle tracking software for mobile workforces

12-02-2015
Causeway&rsquo;s Telematics 2015 vehicle tracking software has been completely re-designed to drive improvements in mobile workforce efficiency, enhance customer service and optimise visibility of key performance data. As such it enables organisations with a mobile workforce to complete more jobs while driving down administration and fleet costs, as well as reducing CO2 and other emissions associated with fuel consumption. Typical benefits reported by Telematics customers include a 20% increase in completed jobs per day, a 10% reduction in fuel spend, a 15% increase in vehicle utilisation and elimination of unauthorised vehicle use. Telematics also helps to ensure mobile workers are tax-compliant. Completely web-based

 
 

RENOVOTEC LAUNCHES THE FIRST LOWER COST WAREHOUSE VOICE SYSTEM

12-02-2015
Opens up the voice market for small and medium warehouse operators Renovotec Voice Manager&rsquo; delivers picking and other voice-enabled warehouse workflows, in a single package Allows many more companies to deploy voice technology throughout the warehouse, affordably Powered by a task-driven engine that is &ldquo;first to market&rdquo; says Renovotec In a move that it describes as &ldquo;opening up the market through innovation&rdquo;, technology services company Renovotec has developed a system that makes voice technology affordable for companies with small and medium warehouse operations. Renovotec&rsquo;s lower-cost-of-entry, &lsquo;Renovotec Voice Manager&rsquo; packaged solution - the first &lsquo;Renovotec Voice&rsquo; branded product - is being launched as an alternative

 
 

RENOVOTEC LAUNCHES THE FIRST LOWER COST WAREHOUSE VOICE SYSTEM

12-02-2015
Opens up the voice market for small and medium warehouse operators Renovotec Voice Manager&rsquo; delivers picking and other voice-enabled warehouse workflows, in a single package Allows many more companies to deploy voice technology throughout the warehouse, affordably Powered by a task-driven engine that is &ldquo;first to market&rdquo; says Renovotec In a move that it describes as &ldquo;opening up the market through innovation&rdquo;, technology services company Renovotec has developed a system that makes voice technology affordable for companies with small and medium warehouse operations. Renovotec&rsquo;s lower-cost-of-entry, &lsquo;Renovotec Voice Manager&rsquo; packaged solution - the first &lsquo;Renovotec Voice&rsquo; branded product - is being launched as an alternative

 
 

Intelligrated to showcase automated fulfillment solutions at ProMat 2015

11-02-2015
Intelligrated, a leading North American-based automated material handling solutions provider, announces its show lineup for ProMat 2015, March 23-26 at McCormick Place in Chicago. At booth #2903 in the south hall, Intelligrated will showcase its latest solutions to optimize order fulfillment processes, delivering the flexibility, speed and accuracy required by fast-paced e-commerce and omnichannel fulfillment operations.   Booth visitors can experience a conceptual distribution center, featuring exhibitions of the company&rsquo;s software, picking technologies, put wall, automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS), conveyor solutions and sortation systems. Intelligrated&rsquo;s fulfillment execution, labor management and business intelligence software products improve operational efficiency by managing labor,

 
 

30 per cent of managers lack integrated systems, how connected is your supply chain

10-02-2015
The latest survey carried out for Access by Redshift Research, which examines the challenges for Business Intelligence and Financial systems, found that 1 in 5 finance managers experience problems with: holding more stock than necessary; wastage and returns; lack of visibility of true costs; and lack of understanding of distribution costs.  &ldquo;Any of these problems could arise during special circumstances, such as a marketing promotion, yet these problems are widespread even during &lsquo;normal&rsquo; trading,&rdquo; said Ian Roper, Divisional Director for Supply Chain Solutions, at Access Group. &ldquo;A plausible solution is to link the various operational systems to a business intelligence system

 
 

AEB offers free supply chain and global trade management webinar programme

10-02-2015
AEB (International) Ltd, one of Europe's leading providers of global trade and supply chain management solutions, is inviting SCM and GTM professionals across all industries to participate in a series of free webinars aimed at improving operational and regulatory efficiency, running from February to November 2015. Participants can register without obligation at www.aeb.com/uk/media/online-demo-schedule.php.   In addition to personal online demonstrations upon request, AEB is now offering a series of free webinars that will help supply chain professionals to find out about the latest supply chain management and global trade solutions in the comfort of their own office. Participants only need a computer

 
 

Modular conveyor platform recognized with Award

06-02-2015
High quality, flexibility, energy efficiency together with an appealing design &ndash; these are the characteristics combined in Interroll&rsquo;s modular conveyor platform. The platform which was recognized with the iF Design Award, a worldwide acknowledged quality seal for outstanding design, clearly shows that industrial design and attractiveness are not mutually exclusive.   The main element of the new platform is a robust, modular system that incorporates the various key elements of conveying systems and can be assembled to form a complete material flow solution that renders the services needed. Thanks to the modular design, Interroll can offer quick delivery times so that newly

 
 

IWLA Celebrates another Great Year in Savannah

05-02-2015
2015 marks the 124th year for the International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA) and as we approach our quasquicentennial anniversary it may be very fitting to host the IWLA Convention in the oldest city in Georgia &ndash; and one of the oldest cities in the country. Savannah &ndash; &ldquo;The Garden City&rdquo; &ndash; awaits us and I am very humbled and excited to be the chairman of the 2015 IWLA Convention Planning Committee. The committee and the IWLA staff have been working hard to make sure our time spent in Savannah is fun, informative, and memorable. We have top-notch speakers lined up

 
 

P3 Logistic Parks has completed its acquisition of two logistics parks in Poland and one in Romania

05-02-2015
P3 Logistic Parks, the specialist owner, developer and manager of European logistics properties, has completed its acquisition of two logistics parks in Poland and one in Romania, with a combined total of 467,000 m² of lettable space, from CA Immobilien Anlagen AG. The purchase, which includes almost 165 hectares (ha.) of land for development, lifts P3&rsquo;s total warehouse portfolio to 2.9 million m² and confirms the company&rsquo;s status as one of the leading pan-European logistics warehouse providers. Ian Worboys, P3&rsquo;s Chief Executive, said: &ldquo;These are high quality assets in locations where we see rising occupancy and high customer demand for Build-To-Suit

 
 

Kalmar lifts performance standards with launch of new heavy forklift

04-02-2015
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has announced the launch of its new heavy forklift truck, the Kalmar DCG180-330, in the 18-33 tonne capacity sector. With a clear commitment to boosting productivity, yet reducing operational costs, Kalmar has designed this machine from the ground up, using customer feedback as an integral part of the development process. This machine is designed especially for heavy cargo handling in industrial applications, such as steel and manufacturing industry, as well as ports and terminals.     The Kalmar DCG180-330 now includes features that set new standards of performance and safety. The EGO cabin provides the operator with exceptional

 
 

Voxware Research Indicates That Most Online Purchases are Returned Due to Retailer Error

04-02-2015
 57 per cent of respondents answered that most often the reason they return items bought online or by phone is because the item received is incorrec Voxware, a leading provider of voice solutions, today released research highlighting why consumers return items purchased online or by phone and how their experiences with the return process affect their future purchase intentions with retailers. Highlights from the survey, which collected responses from 500 consumers, include:   54% of respondents stated that the reason for returning an item purchased online or by phone is because the item is the incorrect size or color

 
 

CeMAT 2016 offers extended coverage of packaging technology

03-02-2015
With the incorporation of the two trade shows &ldquo;Empack&rdquo; and &ldquo;Label&Print&rdquo;, Deutsche Messe AG now offers more comprehensive coverage of packaging systems at CeMAT 2016. Representatives of Deutsche Messe have signed a wide-ranging strategic partnership with Easyfairs Deutschland GmbH, which means that &ldquo;Empack&rdquo; and &ldquo;Label&Print&rdquo; will in future be staged under the aegis of CeMAT &ndash; starting with next year&rsquo;s show, which runs from 31 May to 3 June 2016 in Hannover. The organizers expect the new format to attract around 200 exhibitors specializing in packaging systems and technology, with 10,000 square metres allocated to their displays. &ldquo;This new collaboration

 
 

New picking pallet,lightweight, nestable, and sustainable for the food distribution industry

03-02-2015
Cabka-IPS will be presenting one of the world&#700;s most comprehensive and innovative ranges of plastic pallets and boxes at the LogiMAT, the International Trade Fair for Distribution, Materials Handling, and Information Flow.   Among many other products Cabka-IPS will be introducing its new picking pallet Retail E5.2. As a lightweight, nestable, and sustainable pallet, it meets all of the requirements of the food distribution industry and offers the perfect alternative to standard wooden pallets, which often incur splitting and moisture, and result in higher follow-up costs.   The Retail E5.2 is 100 percent compatible with its predecessor model, which has been successfully used by

 
 

Howard Tenens Secures Contract Win with STIHL GB

02-02-2015
STIHL GB has awarded a new contract to Howard Tenens for the warehousing and distribution of its core ride on mower deliveries to its dealership network.   STIHL GB required a solution which was flexible, scalable and reliable. Howard Tenens&rsquo; freehold ownership of over 3,000,000 sq ft of warehouse space across the UK, coupled with a national distribution network, made them a strong candidate. Following a thorough due diligence process, including testimonials from Howard Tenens&rsquo; other household name customers, they secured the contract based on their scalability and proactive attitude.   Shaun Wilson, Howard Tenens National Sales Manager said &ldquo;it is a great privilege

 
 

Heavy handling made lighter

02-02-2015
New TREXiA EX from Mitsubishi arrives to help with the heavy lifting   Building on generations of success working in the toughest environments, handling the biggest loads and against the clock, Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks has launched its powerful new range of 10.0 to 16.0 tonne diesel IC engine trucks: TREXiA EX.   High efficiency   The five benefit from a class-leading, fully-floating powertrain which ensures power on demand &ndash; with plenty to spare.  At its heart, an intelligent 4.4 litre Perkins engine that, thanks to an advanced software and intelligent controller, packs the punch of a much larger engine (129 kW), while achieving full torque at

 
 

Whatever the weather, counter balance trucks from Yale have the answer

30-01-2015
Yale has revealed new options to enhance the number of applications where its electric counterbalance forklift trucks can be used externally including rain, snow and muddy conditions. The new weather protection options are available on the Yale ERP22-35VL to overcome some challenging environments, normally the reserve of ICE products. The kits improve the dependability of the truck when used outside, increasing product flexibility, productivity and allowing Electric Rider Trucks to lower the total cost of operation.   No task too tough The Arduous Conditions Kit makes the four wheel electric forklift truck suitable for use in &lsquo;dirty&rsquo; yards and inclement weather, where standing water, mud,

 
 

Lead the way in environmental logistics with the new edition of Green Logistics

30-01-2015
New edition &ndash; Green Logistics: Improving the Environmental Sustainability of Logistics Kogan Page is pleased to announce the publication of the new edition of Green Logistics by Alan McKinnon, Michael Browne, Anthony Whiteing, and Maja Piecyk (ISBN: 9780749471859, £39.99). Its publication is aptly timed as the logistics industry continues to battle a tough environmental challenge. &ldquo;The EU has set targets for its member nations to increase the use of renewable energy, and increase energy efficiency by 27% by 2030&rdquo; (Transport Operator). Fully updated and revised, this edition of Green Logistics takes a more global perspective, introducing new contributors and insightful international case

 
 

Interroll presents its new modular conveyor platform at LogiMAT 2015 in Stuttgart, Germany

30-01-2015
Reliability and short delivery times are key reasons why system integrators and OEMs choose Interroll conveyor modules. With the new modular conveyor platform that was launched at CeMAT in 2014, Interroll has added even greater flexibility and scalability. Just the right user-specific solution that combines efficiency and the required throughput can now be made available.   The High Performance Divert HPD is a perfect example of the modular concept. Installation in a conveyor, modifications and repositioning are extremely easy to perform, thanks to the plug & play system. Furthermore, subsequent extension can be made at any time in the event of a

 
 

Nectia Solutions Joins WiseTech Global Partner Programs

29-01-2015
South America Region to Benefit from Chilean-based Provider&rsquo;s CargoWise One Expertise WiseTech Global, the technology development company behind industry-leading supply chain platform CargoWise One, has announced a partnership with Chile-based IT group Nectia Solutions, a leading regional provider of IT solutions and services. Nectia has joined the WiseBusiness Partner program as a distributor for CargoWise One in Chile and Columbia.  Additionally, they have joined the WiseService Partner program, which will enable them to provide implementation, training, and consultancy services to existing WiseTech global customers throughout the region. The partnership with Nectia will provide greater ease of access to CargoWise One&rsquo;s global capabilities, providing

 
 

Reverse Logistics Group acquires Britcom

29-01-2015
  Extending the geographical footprint by adding operations in UK (Birmingham) and Romania (Bucharest) Reverse Logistics Group (RLG) expands its service portfolio in the repair and refurbish business and acquires Britcom. This allows the German based reverse and recycling group to strengthen its &lsquo;Return to Value&rsquo; proposition with a further investment in a growing market: The rapid pace of technology advancements has extensively contributed to increased sales and usage of electronic devices. At the same time, manufacturers and retailers are challenged with a rise in customer returns, obsolete stock and end-of-life-products, leading to a growing need for return and excess inventory management. By repairing and refurbishing

 
 

Kubota partners with Unipart

27-01-2015
 Leading compact tractor manufacturer Kubota chooses Unipart to provide world class parts distribution centre   Construction, agricultural, ground care machinery, and engine manufacturer, Kubota UK has appointed Unipart Logistics, part of the Unipart Group, to manage its national parts distribution and logistics function. The contract, initially awarded for five years, is due to commence Q2 2015.   For over 35 years, the UK&rsquo;s best-selling compact machinery & industrial engine manufacturer, Kubota, has led the way in the UK and Ireland in tractor, ground care and mini excavator excellence. This partnership coincides with Kubota&rsquo;s push in to the mainstream agricultural sector, via its nationwide network

 
 

Ports and terminals could reduce container handling and reachstacker fuel consumption by 25pc

27-01-2015
Ports and terminals could reduce container handling and reachstacker fuel consumption by 25pc. This was the message from Hyster at an exclusive press event in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, where the company reported on data collected from customers who have switched to using its latest super low emissions Stage IV / Tier 4final (T4f) compliant Big Trucks. &ldquo;We now have up to 25pc fuel savings on our 2015 models, without loss of performance, compared to Stage IIIA 2010 trucks and many of our competitors,&rdquo; says Jan Willem van den Brand, Product Strategy Manager Big Trucks, at a press conference at the factory

 
 

Multimodal to Turkmenistan

27-01-2015
At the end of 2014 Van der Vlist were asked to take a 54 ton excavator from their headquarters in Groot-Ammers, Netherlands, all the way to Turkmenistan. The machine measuring 11,28m x 3,45m x 3,59m had a long journey ahead. Such a long route is still a regular task for Van der Vlist, who found the most efficient way in this case was to make use of the extensive rail network through Russia. The machine, along with parts amounting to around 17 tons, were moved by Road to Northern Germany, where they could be shipped across to the Baltic region. Upon arrival

 
 

Aisle Master is the Natural Choice for GR Lane

26-01-2015
When GR Lane Health Products Ltd was looking for replacements for its ageing fleet of articulated forklifts, a critical issue was not only finding trucks that would fit the bill from a quality and performance point of view but which would also fit into very narrow pre-existing aisle widths. The company found the solution for the warehouse at its manufacturing facilities in Gloucester in the form of two narrow chassis 15E Aisle-Master models.  Gilbert Lane established GR Lane Health Products more than 80 years ago when he created a range of herbal medicines, supplements and other natural products. Still in family

 
 

Tudor Rose International streamlines logistics operations with AEB ASSIST4

26-01-2015
Tudor Rose International, Europe&rsquo;s leading export market management company, specialises in building brands around the world. The innovative company mastered an ambitious IT modernisation project and now relies on AEBs supply chain management platform ASSIST4 to manage its end-to-end logistics, from order confirmation to final delivery.After 15 years, Tudor Rose&rsquo;s custom developed in-house solution for the commercial and the logistics side of its business was struggling to support growing business volumes efficiently. It was time for IT improvements. The decision to upgrade the system landscape kicked off a major project, involving all business areas, from sales and procurement to operations

 
 

How a 10 pound Wager Started a Business Relationship that Spans the Globe

23-01-2015
Before A-SAFE, barriers came almost entirely from the &lsquo;rigid lump&rsquo; school of engineering. Facility procurement managers with a pressing need to guide traffic, or protect equipment, or segregate pedestrians from workplace vehicles would more than likely take a trip to their local metal fabricators and ask them to &lsquo;come up with something&rsquo; to address their problem.   In return they&rsquo;d be presented with a lump of metal and bolts that somehow had to be attached to the floor and then hope that it would be fit for purpose. The problem, of course, was that usually it was not   Health care giant Kimberly-Clark have

 
 

CargoWise One Continues Advancement of ACE Compliance Solutions

23-01-2015
WiseTech Global Customers Benefit from Leading Edge Development to Satisfy New USCBP Requirements WiseTech Global has announced that its industry-leading, single-platform solution, CargoWise One, is fully capable of satisfying every compliance requirement of the US Customs and Border Protection&rsquo;s Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) mandate, set to begin November 2015. With customers using WiseTech Global solutions to file ACE entries since August of 2011, the company has made seamless integration with ACE a high priority. The solution of choice for forward-looking customs brokers, CargoWise One&rsquo;s integrated Customs Brokerage solution has been significantly and continually enhanced in order to take full advantage of

 
 

Is it really so hard to see why drivers are difficult to find

23-01-2015
By Mike Farrall   The driver shortage is critical, it&rsquo;s not getting any better, and it is not so difficult to see why. It&rsquo;s not about the money. Good rates are being offered across the industry, but I believe the problem is more closely related to the way drivers are regarded and treated. Do we, collectively, as consumers and as commercial organisations dependent on an efficiently run logistics sector, fully appreciate the increasing pressures, demands and constraints placed upon drivers in their everyday work?   Businesses are under constant pressure to cut costs and at the same time speed up the flow of goods

 
 

P3 APPOINTS JEAN-LUC SAPORITO AS MANAGING DIRECTOR OF EXPANDED ITALIAN LOGISTICS PLATFORM

22-01-2015
P3 Logistic Parks, the specialist owner, developer and manager of European logistics properties, has appointed Jean-Luc Saporito as Managing Director of the Italian platform that it expanded in July with its acquisition of 5 warehouses. The 42-year-old French national joins P3 from Amazon, where he worked for two and half years overseeing the development of c. 190,000 m2 of new facilities in France and Italy as well as handling the asset management of c. 370,000 m2 of properties across Southern Europe. Prior to this, Saporito worked inItaly for Prologis as a senior development and property manager. Ian Worboys, P3&rsquo;s CEO, said: &ldquo;Jean-Luc

 
 

P3 APPOINTS JEAN-LUC SAPORITO AS MANAGING DIRECTOR OF EXPANDED ITALIAN LOGISTICS PLATFORM

22-01-2015
P3 Logistic Parks, the specialist owner, developer and manager of European logistics properties, has appointed Jean-Luc Saporito as Managing Director of the Italian platform that it expanded in July with its acquisition of 5 warehouses. The 42-year-old French national joins P3 from Amazon, where he worked for two and half years overseeing the development of c. 190,000 m2 of new facilities in France and Italy as well as handling the asset management of c. 370,000 m2 of properties across Southern Europe. Prior to this, Saporito worked inItaly for Prologis as a senior development and property manager. Ian Worboys, P3&rsquo;s CEO, said: &ldquo;Jean-Luc

 
 

Kalmar to provide integrated automation system for new automated container terminal at Melbourne

22-01-2015
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has been awarded a contract to provide an integrated automation system to handle operations at Victoria International Container Terminal Ltd's (VICT) new terminal in Melbourne, Australia. According to the contract, Kalmar will be responsible for the delivery of the control systems of automatic stacking cranes (ASCs) and AutoShuttles, and terminal logistic system (TLS) as well as for the integration of the system components and terminal operating system (TOS). The value of this new automation contract is approximately EUR 15 million and it has been booked into Cargotec's 2014 fourth quarter order intake.   The contract follows an order

 
 

Warehouse for the world built by local businesses

21-01-2015
Fourteen local businesses have helped develop a major new warehouse facility in east Hull, England.   Neill & Brown Global Logistics&rsquo; £2.5m, 40,000 sq ft warehouse at Marfleet Environmental Technology Park on Hedon Road, has been built locally but with global business in mind.   Peter Brown, CEO of Hessle-based Neill & Brown, said: &ldquo;We have created a high quality logistics facility for our international customer base using as many local suppliers as possible.   &ldquo;We are proud to be based in Hull and there is plenty of expertise in the supply chain to enable us to adhere to &lsquo;buy local&rsquo;.&rdquo;   The companies involved are: Allan Wood

 
 

Linde presents its latest series of reach trucks with super-elastic tyres for indoor and outdoor use

21-01-2015
New reach truck models for both indoor and outdoor use are now available from Linde Material Handling in the 1.4 to 2-tonne load category. Equipped with large super-elastic tyres and featuring more ground clearance than standard versions, these industrial trucks can cope even with uneven or wet surfaces and are therefore ideally suited for the loading and unloading of trucks, as well as for use at ramps, high racks or in outdoor areas.  This flexibility makes these Linde reach trucks with super elastic (SE) tyres extremely interesting, for example, for builders&rsquo; merchants or DIY stores. Here items such as paints, tiles

 
 

ProMat 2015 Conference to feature over 100 sessions

20-01-2015
Keynotes from Google, Whole Foods and Steve Wozniak Highlight ProMat Conference   When the material handling and logistics industry&rsquo;s premier event, ProMat 2015, opens on March 23 it will include over 800 exhibits from leading solution providers and a comprehensive Educational Conference of over 100 sessions focusing on what's next in best-in-class solutions for manufacturing and supply chain operations.   The ProMat Conference will include four keynotes and a Supply Chain Workforce Summit. The Conference also features over 100 show floor educational seminars covering leading trends, best practices and state-of-the-art equipment and technology solutions that can make manufacturing and the entire supply chain work

 
 

WIRELESS CONTROLS INCREASE SUSTAINABILITY OF LUMINAIRES

20-01-2015
Luxonic&rsquo;s LuxLink Wireless control system significantly increases the sustainability of lighting schemes by combining multiple technologies to reduce energy consumption. Various sensors detect occupancy and measure available daylight to ensure energy isn&rsquo;t used for lighting purposes unnecessarily and comply with the European standby power directives for stand-alone luminaires and those that relay data information as part of a networked system. The LuxLink Wireless system is built into the luminaires allowing simple installation and provides emergency self-testing, energy monitoring and daylight linking features among others. The wireless control is particularly effective in large open areas such as warehouses and factories as the

 
 

DEMATIC ACQUIRES SDI GROUP EUROPE

20-01-2015
Dematic Group, a leading supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain, announced today the acquisition of FSU Investments Limited. FSU holds a majority stake in SDI Group Limited (SDI Group Europe), a supplier of garment on hanger and flat sorter technology in Europe, and Dematic Group also announced today its intention to make an offer for the remaining share capital in SDI Group Europe held by other shareholders. The purchase of SDI Group Europe will expand Dematic&rsquo;s global order fulfillment offerings in apparel, retail and e-commerce markets. &ldquo;The combination of Dematic and SDI Group Europe

 
 

New research shows companies barely see any positive effects of TTIP on employment and financial development

19-01-2015
·        The TTIP agreement will have a big impact on most companies. ·        Overall, using preferential agreements in supply chains is becoming increasingly important. ·        For 2015, the top priority in global supply chains is compliance with embargo regulations.   Most companies doubt that the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the US and the EU will lead to positive effects on employment and financial performance. That is one of the results of the recent study by software provider AEB and the Baden-Württemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) in Stuttgart, Germany. Furthermore, the study analyses

 
 

Westfalia Technologies Launches Savanna.NET Warehouse Execution System

16-01-2015
Comprising a tightly integrated warehouse management system (WMS) and warehouse control system (WCS), system-wide software solution directs, controls and optimizes internal material flow and order picking   Westfalia Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of logistics solutions for manufacturers, warehouses and distribution centers since 1992, announces the launch of its Savanna.NET Warehouse Execution System (WES). A unique warehousing software solution, Savanna.NET, combines a tightly integrated warehouse management system (WMS) and warehouse control system (WCS) into a single application to help manufacturers and distributors direct, control and optimize internal material flow and order picking.   With the flexibility to operate as a standalone software solution or

 
 

New UltraBatch Single and Multiple Line Order Processing System Introduced at Promat 2015

16-01-2015
The new UltraBatch single and multiple line order processing work station allows organizations to increase operator throughput by up to 1/3, increasing accuracy and matching order profiles automatically.   The UltraBatch work station can be integrated and configured to work with manual, semi-manual and fully automated goods-to-person inventory storage systems.   In goods-to-person systems the work station is configured so SKUs/inventory is automatically presented to the operator at an ergonomic height (blue totes in the attached photo). Simultaneously totes or shipping containers are automatically staged at thigh height for filling of orders (red totes in the attached photo). Totes may be divided to support

 
 

Shuttle solution proves just the tonic for pharma supplier

14-01-2015
Operating in the Cologne area, German healthcare products supplier, ProServ, provides hospitals and clinics with a wide range of products &ndash; from artificial hip joints to catering menu cards. When ProServ redesigned operations at its 4000m2 warehouse at Pulheim-Brauweiler, the company opted for the OSR ShuttleTM solution from KNAPP. ProServ supplies hospitals and clinics in the Cologne area from its 4000m2 warehouse in Pulheim-Brauweiler As ProServ delivers to hospitals and larger health facilities, its orders can include up to 400 containers. These are delivered directly to the relevant departments or storage areas, so containers need to be consolidated in the warehouse in

 
 

Workspace fitness

14-01-2015
Protect your workplace from post-Christmas lethargy with A-SAFE&rsquo;s maximum performance products   How did you feel when you opened your factory doors after returning from the Christmas break?   Revived and rejuvenated? Perky and prepared for the New Year? Or maybe just a little flabby and fuzzy round the edges.   It&rsquo;s all too easy to go back to work after the seasonal festivities suffering from the one-turkey-sandwich-too-many blues; and workplaces, like people, can also suffer from a post-Christmas comedown. They can sag a little, lose a bit of their gleam, be a little reluctant to rev-up and restart.   In fact, the New Year condition of your

 
 

British Library Invests Again in Oxygen Reduction for Fire Protection in its new 33m pound Newspaper Storage Building

12-01-2015
The new British Library Newspaper Storage Building represents one of the most advanced archives and automated retrieval and storage facilities in the world holding a vast, irreplaceable collection of print material spanning over 400 years. Deploying an oxygen reduction system ensures the collection is stored in a fire-free environment, therefore providing the ultimate form of fire protection, explains Carl Bryan, Managing Director of WAGNER UK   For 82 years the home of the British Newspaper Library has been in Colindale, north London. It held a vast collection of almost every British newspaper published in the last 400 years, including national and regional

 
 

Exciting new opportunities for Detank UK

12-01-2015
Announcing the appointment of Simon Watkins as Detank UK&rsquo;s sales manager, the man behind its operations has hinted at big changes ahead for the fastest growing industrial truck brand in China.  Highly motivated and skilled at bringing new products to market, Simon&rsquo;s new role will see him head up the manufacturer&rsquo;s sales throughout the UK, Eire and Europe.  Launched in the summer, Detank&rsquo;s wide product range includes: 1.0 to 10 tonne diesel trucks, 1.5 to 3.5 tonne LPG trucks, and 1.3 to 2.0 tonne electric trucks. Detank UK managing director Lash Saranna said: &ldquo;Detank has, in less than five years, proven itself within

 
 

UKWA announces Peter Ward as new CEO

09-01-2015
Following the recent announcement that Roger Williams, UKWA&rsquo;s longstanding CEO, is to hand over his current role in mid- January 2015, the name of his successor has been released.  He is Peter Ward, until recently Commercial Director and Head of Cargo Supply Chain at London Gateway.   Ward has over 30 years&rsquo; experience in international transportation and logistics, and is recognised as a principal authority in global supply chain management, based on his achievements at director level with some of the world&rsquo;s leading global logistics providers.   A Graduate of the Institute of Export and Member of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport,

 
 

Pallet Manufacturer CABKA-IPS is taking over the business of the Belgian ERYPLAST

09-01-2015
Diversified international plastic pallet, box, and container manufacturer expands its production capacity further Product portfolios and production sites complement one another well    The Berlin-based CABKA Group will take over ERYPLAST based in Herstal, Belgium by asset deal. The news was announced by the CEOs of both companies, Gat Ramon and Dominique Rykers. In the future, ERYPLAST's plastic pallets will be distributed under the CABKA-IPS label.   Integrating ERYPLAST will expand CABKA-IPS' product portfolio, particularly in the field of multi-use logistics pallets. Moreover, its plastic recycling business will grow and the group's recycling capacity will increase with the new location in Herstal.   The merger will also

 
 

MBE AWARDED TO PD PORTS CEO

08-01-2015
David Robinson, chief executive officer of PD Ports has been awarded an MBE in the New Year&rsquo;s Honours List for services to international trade and the UK economy. Mr Robinson was appointed chief executive officer of PD Ports in 2006 after joining the Company in 2002 as managing director of Teesport, one of the UK&rsquo;s top three ports. In the last 12 years, David has steered the Company through some tough challenges including a difficult recession, which was compounded by the temporary loss of steel making on Teesside. Under his direction, PD Ports has continued to invest in both its people and

 
 

NACCO MATERIALS HANDLING GROUP ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF HYDROGEN FUEL CELL COMPANY

08-01-2015
 Deal positions company to become the first lift truck OEM to integrate fuel cell technology NACCO Materials Handling Group, Inc. (&ldquo;NMHG&rdquo;) announced today that it acquired a leading hydrogen fuel cell company, Nuvera Fuel Cells, Inc. The deal reinforces the commitment of Hyster Company and Yale Materials Handling Corporation, operating divisions of NMHG, to provide a broad range of alternative energy solutions to the lift truck market and positions them to become the first OEM manufacturers to integrate and factory-fit fuel cell technology directly into their products. Headquartered in Billerica, Mass., Nuvera is a leader in the development and production of fuel

 
 

Step into the future of logistics and supply chain

07-01-2015
Access has launched two important new white papers looking into how converging trends are shaping the future of logistics and strategic supply chain developments.  &lsquo;Step into the future of logistics&rsquo; examines how current trends are changing logistics. E-commerce has significant implications for warehouse and fulfilment systems. Social media has undermined demand, and therefore production, forecasting and dramatically shortened product life cycles. Competition is now based on service levels, and in particular the speed and accuracy of execution of fulfilment. This is driving change in warehouse location, space requirements for new activities and technology. For warehouse systems, the new environment has suddenly become

 
 

Hand pallet trucks,spot the hazard

07-01-2015
 Findings from the UK&rsquo;s largest online fork lift hazard perception test, suggest room for improvement is needed when it comes to identifying safe hand pallet truck operation.    Mentor Training, who created the test alongside the Fork Lift Truck Association, advises that although not as well documented as forklift accidents, these smaller, more basic pieces of lifting equipment can &ndash; and often do &ndash; cause injury, damage and disruption when operated incorrectly.   On average, over 4,500 injuries involving hand trucks, pallet trucks and similar handling aids, such as wheel barrows and trolleys, are reported every year*, yet findings from Mentor&rsquo;s test showed that

 
 

Logistics Academy Touches Down In Dubai

06-01-2015
The Logistics Executive Group have reached a major milestone after 15 years of doing business, with their global Logistics Academy recently completing its first course in the Middle East organized as a result of a partnership between Logistics Executive Group and Iconis Learning & Development, a leading worldwide training organisation which is represented in the UAE by their Senior Associate -Niharika Davar.   The workshop was delivered in Dubai by Iconis Directors David Rowlands and Jon Spencer who have over 50 years&rsquo; learning and development experience.  The workshop included two half day interactive sessions focused on developing Emotionally Intelligent Leadership and Employee

 
 

Panther Warehousing Offers Lifeline to Former City Link Employees

05-01-2015
  Two-Man Delivery Specialists on the look-out for drivers and new sites  Leading two-man delivery specialists Panther Warehousing are offering a lifeline to former City Link employees following the news that the parcels carrier called in the administrators on Christmas Eve.  Northamptonshire based Panther, which offers a dedicated white-glove, two-man or one-man assisted deliveries of large or delicate items, is looking for up to 100 self-employed and employed drivers (50 two-man teams) across the UK together with up to 40 general customer service and warehouse staff.  The company is also looking to further expand its existing footprint within the UK with additional hubs within

 
 

Kalmar delivers first Gloria reachstackers into Asia

05-01-2015
 Kalmar, part of Cargotec, is delivering four of its latest generation Gloria reachstackers to  International Container Terminal Services Inc Group (ICTSI). The 45 tonne capacity units are the first operational in the Asia-Pacific territory, following their launch in Shanghai in August 2014. They will be undertaking container handling in two of ITCSI's terminals, Manila and Subic in the Philippines. The order was signed into Cargotec's third quarter 2014 intake. Two of the units were delivered in December and the next two will be delivered in January 2015. ICTSI, a long standing customer of Kalmar, has experienced consistent growth in container throughput

 
 

Country Manager,Saudi Arabia, Contract Logistics and Freight Forwarding

22-12-2014
Based in Jeddah Negotiable expat package   My client is an international 3PL which has recently established a new country office in Saudi Arabia in order to support their KSA clients. They are currently seeking to employ an experienced 3PL Manager to lead the business expansion through organic growth across the Kingdom. Only applicants with a stable work history and previous experience of managing 3PL activities in the Kingdom will be considered. The position will be based in Jeddah reporting directly to MD ( Middle East ) suitable candidates will have current 3PL management experience in KSA with solid experience in creating and delivering Supply Solutions,

 
 

Territory Sales Manager,Express Logistics

22-12-2014
Package negotiable depending on experience and qualifications   Our client is a multinational logistics service provider seeking to employ a highly motivated and experienced sales professional to sell it&rsquo;s logistics products and services.   In order to be considered for this role you&rsquo;ll be able to demonstrate a solid track record of generating sales revenues for a Freight Forwarder or Express Logistics company industry in the UAE.   This position will be based in Dubai within a set territory   Skills, Experience, Knowledge & Qualifications &bull; 3-5 years&rsquo; experience of face to face sales in the UAE Logistics market &bull; In-depth knowledge of the UAE market in the Air Express or Freight

 
 

Sales & Marketing Director 3pl Middle East

22-12-2014
Negotiable expat package Our client is an international 3PL which is currently seeking to employ an experienced Sales and Marketing Director to lead the business growth across the Middle East. Only applicants with a stable work history and previous experience of managing regional commercial activities in the Middle East will be considered. The position will be reporting to the Managing Director, Middle East and suitable candidates will have been focused on selling Supply Solutions (FF & CL) and the overall leadership of commercial teams in order to win new Contract Logistics business across the Middle East. The incumbent will be expected to achieve growth

 
 

New Dealer Appointed in Europe and Headed Up By Bendi Product Specialist

19-12-2014
 Feyter Forklift Services b.v., one of the Netherlands most successful privately owned materials handling companies, has been appointed the Bendi dealer for the Netherlands, Flemish Belgium and North-Rhine Westphalia.   Heading up the team, in the role of &lsquo;Bendi Product Specialist&rsquo; is Robert van &lsquo;t Westeinde who commented &ldquo;having first been involved with Bendi on a large project in Belgium, we realised the significant space saving benefits we could offer to our customers. As we also offer racking systems, the Bendi fits perfectly when offering a turn-key solution.&rdquo;   Feyter Forklift Services, part of the Feyter Group, specialises in forklifts, warehousing equipment, racking systems,

 
 

Land challenges for Hong kong Logistics sector

19-12-2014
Land challenges for Hong Kong&rsquo;s Logistics sector were the key topics discussed at the September gathering of Supply Chain and Logistics Professionals (SCLP). Over thirty industry practitioners attended the SCLP Leadership Luncheon on 15 September at Delaney&rsquo;s, hosted by SCLP Founder and Convenor Mark Millar - and sponsored by CBRE. Trade and Logistics is the largest of Hong Kong&rsquo;s four major economic pillars - generating 26% of Hong Kong&rsquo;s GDP and is responsible for 22% of total employment.  Long established as a regional commercial hub and sourcing centre, Hong Kong is the world's eighth largest trading economy. The world class infrastructure and

 
 

NACCO MATERIALS HANDLING GROUP ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF HYDROGEN FUEL CELL COMPANY

19-12-2014
 Deal positions company to become the first lift truck OEM to integrate fuel cell technology Cleveland, Ohio, December 18, 2014 -  NACCO Materials Handling Group, Inc. announced today that it acquired a leading hydrogen fuel cell company, Nuvera Fuel Cells, Inc. The deal reinforces the commitment of Hyster Company and Yale Materials Handling Corporation, operating divisions of NMHG, to provide a broad range of alternative energy solutions to the lift truck market and positions them to become the first OEM manufacturers to integrate and factory-fit fuel cell technology directly into their products. Headquartered in Billerica, Mass, Nuvera is a leader in the

 
 

Nene gives UK retailer Tesco new legs

18-12-2014
Tesco PLC partners with Nene to develop an innovative new solution to repair damaged racking with minimal disruption.   Nene Storage Equipment has successfully partnered multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer, Tesco PLC, to develop an innovative new solution to repair damaged racking with minimal disruption. The new concept encompasses an enhanced, impact-tested sacrificial leg together with a specially developed machine that can support racking loads of over 20 tons whilst the leg is being changed.  Researching the sacrificial legs necessitated Nene carrying out load testing at a German university followed by impact testing in the UK so that Tesco could view how

 
 

ACE Compliance Brings Real Benefits to Customs Brokers

18-12-2014
Craig Seelig, Product Manager, Customs and Government Compliance - Americas, for WiseTech Global discusses how ACE provides business advancement for early adopters. The US Customs Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) is set to become the single window through which the trade community electronically reports import and export activity. With ACE compliance mandated for November 1, 2015, Customs Brokers are feeling the pressure to find software that will accommodate new, paperless workflows, and there&rsquo;s starting to be a bit of panic on the streets. Initially, no one took the ACE mandate announcement very seriously. For fifteen years, Customs has been rewriting its antiquated 1980s

 
 

Tiger Cool Express LLC Appoints Tom Shurstad as Vice Chairman

17-12-2014
Thomas L. Finkbiner, CEO of Tiger Cool Express, has announced the appointment of C. Thomas Shurstad to the new role of Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for Tiger Cool Express LLC, the trans-continental temperature controlled intermodal transporter of produce and fresh products.   Finkbiner said in the announcement: &ldquo;Mr. Shurstad was a member of the original managing group of Tiger Cool Express and has a long history in freight transportation, including with Burlington Northern Railroad, Southern Pacific Railroad, American President Lines and Pacer Stacktrain. His knowledge of the intermodal industry is a welcome addition to this new position.&rdquo;   Concurrent with his

 
 

Innovative technologies for the burgeoning Indian logistics market

17-12-2014
The Indian economy is among the fastest-growing in the world, and this was abundantly clear from the upbeat mood at CeMAT INDIA, which was held from 10 to 13 December 2014 at the Pragati Maidan Exhibition Center in New Delhi. Over the course of four days, 104 logistics exhibitors from 15 nations presented the kinds of technologies and solutions India needs in order to build a smoothly functioning, world-class supply chain. &ldquo;India&rsquo;s economic upswing was very much in evidence at CeMAT INDIA. Business activity is picking up on the back of strong domestic demand, and the fast pace of growth

 
 

UASC to open their own agency in Switzerland

16-12-2014
Key step in UASC&rsquo;s ambitious growth and customer-focused strategy   United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), a leading global shipping company based in the Middle East announced today that it will open a wholly-owned representation in the Swiss market as of 1st of January 2015. UASC&rsquo;s new agency in Switzerland (UASAC Switzerland GmbH) will be a subsidiary of UASAC Deutschland GmbH and will take over all agency activities from Fiege Logistics LTD, which successfully represented UASC in the Swiss market for 24 years.   The change in representation in Switzerland is part of UASC&rsquo;s growth plan and customer-focused strategy, and it highlights the importance of

 
 

New Plastic Pallet for the Food Distribution Industry

16-12-2014
Diverse portfolio and further development of a best seller: Cabka-IPS at LogiMAT 2015    From February 10 to 12, 2015, Cabka-IPS will be presenting one of the world&#700;s most comprehensive and innovative ranges of plastic pallets and boxes at the LogiMAT, the International Trade Fair for Distribution, Materials Handling, and Information Flow. Cabka-IPS&#700;s products make the work easier for companies in many different industries. They are used, for example, in the food and beverage industry, the automotive sector, the chemical and pharmaceutical industry, and in retail and agribusiness.   Among many other products Cabka-IPS will be introducing its new picking pallet Retail E5.2. As

 
 

Westfalia technology makes Union City one of the most technologically advanced facilities in the alcohol industry

15-12-2014
Westfalia Technologies, Inc, a leading provider of logistics solutions for manufacturers, warehouses and distribution centers since 1992, announces the opening of Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc.&rsquo;s newly automated facility in Union City, Calif. Utilizing Westfalia&rsquo;s automated storage and retrieval system (AS/RS) technology and Savanna.NET® warehousing software, the facility is one of the most technologically advanced in the beverage alcohol industry.   Fitted with Westfalia&rsquo;s high-density AS/RS technology, Southern&rsquo;s 334,000-square-foot, 55-foot-tall facility on Atlantic Street stores 24,750 pallets and is equipped for pallet storage up to 10 pallets deep. Four Westfalia storage and retrieval machines (SRM) refill pallets automatically and each

 
 

Yale high visibility seatbelt now standard across ICE range

15-12-2014
Recognising the importance of safety and an employer&rsquo;s commitment to keeping their workforce as safe as possible, Yale has introduced a high visibility seat belt to all IC engine products from one to nine tonne capacity. An optional interlock system is also available across the range.      Yale product strategy manager, counterbalance, Matthew Allen, says: &ldquo;With approximately 1,500 accidents in the materials handling industry each year involving forklift trucks* it is paramount that safety remains at the forefront of every application using materials handling equipment.    &ldquo;According to the latest figures available from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE), 27 million working days were

 
 

BULMOR SUPPORTS THE TATA STEEL IMAGE AROUND THE CLOCK

12-12-2014
As the second largest quality steel producer in Europe, and employer of an impressive 18,000 people Tata Steel is committed to the highest equipment standards and this is certainly reflected in their fleet of market leader Bulmor Lancer sideloader trucks which represent absolutely the optimum format for handling precious premium grade steel.   The Bulmor portfolio is actually spread across four Tata Steel locations with a notable input of seven new trucks recently delivered to the Sheffield premises after a very thorough competitive appraisal, and representing a notable and unique combination of  technical innovation, financial utilisation and total support given virtually the

 
 

Van der Vlist bring back the wreckage of flight MH17 for analysis and reconstruction

12-12-2014
Following the tragedy of the downing of flight MH17 inn Ukraine on July 17th, Van der Vlist were recently asked to use our expertise in order to bring back the wreckage for analysis and reconstruction. Before sending our drivers and project-coordinators to Kharkiv, 450 km north of the original crash site, we consulted our insurance company, the authorities involved and together with our principal the Dutch Ministry of Defence, a group of our transport specialists to check the local security situation in and around Kharkiv. These specialists also advised about how to safely load, secure and transport the cargo. As soon as

 
 

Toyota Material Handling Hosts Safety Days to Raise Safety Standards in the Workplace

11-12-2014
Toyota Material Handling Europe joined forces with the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) to bring together 80 health and safety professionals from industry, public sector and workers&rsquo; representatives at its headquarters in Mjölby, Sweden.                                            Closely working alongside EU-OSHA for 5 years now, Toyota Material Handling strongly believes in leadership and in exchange of best practice cross sector in order to raise safety standards in Europe. The Safety Days theme &ldquo;Indicators of Organisational Safety and Health Performance&rdquo; was

 
 

Moving Confidently Beyond Boundaries

11-12-2014
Simon Clark,VP of Business Development for Europe, the Middle East, & Africa ,assures change no longer needs to be intimidating. You&rsquo;re a change maker. You&rsquo;ve taken stock of the situation and seen where your company could be, where it should be. The problem is you have to take others with you, which means pushing against attitudes of &lsquo;better the devil you know&rsquo; toward new ways of thinking. Fortunately, new ways of looking at productivity boundaries and easier ways of pushing them are available. The consumer market has experienced massive changes in the past decade. Customer expectations of internet enabled speed, access, and

 
 

Interroll and Sauber F1 Team extend partnership

10-12-2014
Interroll and the Sauber F1 Team have extended their successful partnership for another year. Interroll thus continues to be the promotional partner of the racing team. With Sauber, Interroll has found a partner that stands for the same principles as the intralogistics provider: quality, precision and speed.   Similar to Interroll, Formula 1 is positioned globally. The Formula 1 events are associated with high logistical effort for the racing teams. &ldquo;During our cooperation, we have learned that the robust and reliable drive technology from Interroll is of the greatest importance in intralogistics. Interroll has a global footprint and provides, among other solutions,

 
 

Picking Perfection

09-12-2014
Perfect Picks Prove Profitable The cost of a mis-pick is expensive. Reshipping costs alone consume any profitability in the initial B2C (Business to Consumer) omni-channel order. The way to ensure B2C profitability is a perfect pick every time. Implementing automated storage and retrieval equipment--such as horizontal carousels, vertical carousels and vertical lift modules--multiple areas of a manufacturing or distribution facility will generate savings in inventory accessibility, floor space, time, improved ergonomics, and better accuracy. Ultimately some of the simple and least expensive solutions to ensure perfect and profitable picks are Pick-to-light (PTL) solutions. The modular, flexible, easily deployed (and redeployed for

 
 

Research Indicates that Consumers Have Little Patience for Incorrect or Late Holiday Deliveries

09-12-2014
Nearly 70 per cent are less likely to shop with a retailer online or by phone for future purchases if an item they purchase online or by phone is not delivered within two days of the date promised Voxware, the largest independent voice provider, today released research highlighting how late or inaccurate deliveries impact consumers&rsquo; future decisions to shop with a retailer online, by phone, or in the store. Five hundred consumers were surveyed on their expectations for delivery of items that they purchase online or by phone during the holiday shopping season and beyond.  Highlights include:           69

 
 

Transport Next Generation, March 2015 Paris

08-12-2014
A new development at SITL Paris 2015, previewed by Alain Bagnaud, Director of Reed Exhibitions Transport & Logistics. How would you describe the positioning of Transport Next Generation? What is distinctive about it and what added value does it provide? AB: The aim of Transport Next Generation is to be an international event which responds the expectations of supply chain directors in industry and retailing. This new exhibition brings together, in a single space, the innovative transport equipment in all modes which work to achieve the most effective transport performance for industry and retailers. As such, Transport Next Generation addresses the link

 
 

RACK TO THE FUTURE

08-12-2014
A-SAFE launch iFlex range with next-generation innovations in leg-racking protection   The former CEO of Disney, Michael Eisner, once said: &ldquo;There&rsquo;s no good idea that cannot be improved upon.&rdquo; It&rsquo;s a philosophy that is at the heart of every new model, every material upgrade and every product development in the history of modern invention.   For companies who invest heavily in Research & Development, improving great products into superior ones is a primary and ongoing objective. A-SAFE&rsquo;s RackGuard was already the world-leading product in rack leg protection, used by blue chip companies across the world to protect important racking structures from the impact of workplace

 
 

The supply chain must be responsive to customer needs

05-12-2014
Find out more in &lsquo;Global Logistics&rsquo;, a new book by Donald Waters and Stephen Rinsler  6th November 2014, London &ndash; The recent Omni-Channel Conference demonstrated the importance of supply chain management in delivering customer satisfaction, and ultimately company success.  As meeting customer needs is evermore vital, firms need to enhance customer service aspects of logistics. In recognition of these important developments, the new edition of Global Logistics includes a brand new chapter on fulfilling customer needs. The book also provides guidance on other critical topics in the field, including supply chain vulnerability, sustainability, and e-logistics.  The 7th edition of Global Logistics (ISBN: 9780749471330,

 
 

Safety tips, fun facts and giveaways behind each door in the countdown to Christmas.

04-12-2014
Leading workplace transport training accrediting body, RTITB, has launched an online advent calendar, featuring safety tips, fun facts and giveaways behind each door in the countdown to Christmas. The free advent calendar is available through RTITB&rsquo;s website. Visitors to the site can open a virtual door each day in the run up to Christmas to reveal a fun fact, a safety tip, quiz or video relating to the Christmas season, safe driving and safe forklift operation. &ldquo;We enjoy engaging with our members and instructors and this year&rsquo;s advent calendar is not only a fun and festive treat but also a helpful reminder

 
 

Changes at the top for UK Warehousing Association

04-12-2014
Longstanding CEO of UK Warehousing Association ,Roger Williams, is to hand over the majority of his duties in the New Year. He will continue to work for UKWA until 31 July 2015, taking the staff lead in hosting the IFWLA convention in Liverpool 1-4 June, and UKWA&rsquo;s Annual Lunch and Awards ceremony at the Dorchester hotel on 1 July. He will also retain his responsibilities as Secretary General of the International Federation of Warehousing Logistics Associations (IFWLA). www.ifwla.com   Roger Williams will have served nearly 15 years with UKWA by the time he retires, and looks back on his unusually long tenure

 
 

Attractive Portfolio of Plastic Boxes at Fruit Logistica 2015

04-12-2014
Boxes from Cabka-IPS are improving logistical processes and point-of-sale product presentation in the food industry. From February 4-6, 2015, the company will be showing its range of products at Fruit Lo-gistica, the international trade fair for fruit and vegetable marketing.    The Eye-Catcher, For Perfect Product Presentation in the Pro-duce Aisle The Eye-Catcher is a product presentation system that puts a special frame under your fruit and vegetable packaging and lifts products up. That way products are front and center without overstacking or spill-age, the packaging looks full, fresh, and delicious, and shrinkage is reduced by up to 30 per cent. The savings

 
 

Translift Bendi Grows and Appoints Paul Berrow to Board of Directors

03-12-2014
Translift Bendi, the Pioneer and global leading manufacturer of articulated forklift trucks, are delighted to announce the appointment of Paul Berrow to its board of directors.    The Bendi has grown with increased popularity over the past few years and as a result we have decided that Paul&rsquo;s energy, passion and infectious drive in the sales department would benefit the company as a whole if he became a full member of the Bendi board.    Paul has over 20 years experience in the forklift industry with Finning Ltd, DAC Plant and Jungheinrich before joining Bendi in 2002 as Area Sales Manager. He was promoted

 
 

CargoWise One Integrates with VelaTrack

03-12-2014
WiseTech Global, the technology development company behind industry-leading supply chain platform CargoWise One, has announced an integration partnership with Bend, Oregon based VelaTrack. The integration will allow CargoWise One users direct access to the powerful container tracking capabilities of VelaTrack. CargoWise One&rsquo;s highly flexible single platform system delivers powerful productivity, extensive functionality, comprehensive integration, deep compliance capabilities, and truly global reach to logistics providers of all sizes throughout the global supply chain. VelaTrack provides near real-time container events from all major ocean carriers worldwide and 40 major U.S. terminals, including container movements and statuses, to streamline and simplify visibility to container movement

 
 

New products, new names amid record numbers of nominations for FLTA awards 15

03-12-2014
New products, new names amid record numbers of nominations  With voting now underway, the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) has revealed that it received a record number of entries for its Annual Awards for Excellence 2015&hellip; with more new companies than ever before bidding to pick up a coveted Archie. A total of forty nominations were received from twenty two companies from all around the globe posing the FLTA&rsquo;s Awards Committee its toughest challenge yet as it strives to deliver a set of Finalists for its Pick of The Year &ndash; the definitive buyer&rsquo;s guide to all that&rsquo;s best in the fork

 
 

Atlantic Industrie from France relies on 24V drive technology

02-12-2014
In order to be able to install a new production line for thermodynamic instantaneous water heaters at its site in La Roche Sur Yon, the French company Atlantic Industrie, a leading French company in climate control engineering, was in need of a reliable and robust conveyor system that would also save energy. The company now relies on Interroll&rsquo;s 24V drive technology.   The project The requirements were clear from the very beginning: to provide buffer storage for instantaneous water heaters while the new line was being installed. Guaranteeing the stability of these devices that can be up to 2 meters in height and

 
 

Automation in North America Strong Due to Headcount Pressures

02-12-2014
For decades European manufacturing facilities have been faced with higher land and labor costs and different order profiles. The result brought automation inside the facilities. Pcdata USA understands how these European companies have weighed certain qualitative aspects differently from those in North America. Given pressure on headcounts, increasing land constraints, and need for more case and unique individual picking, North American facilities are seeing the traditional barriers to automation subside. Beyond typical analysis points such as CapEx and OpEx, even the most basic solutions, such as a pickcarts, are part of a deeper conversation how to develop a thorough and

 
 

What Hyster forklift drivers see, hear and feel

01-12-2014
  When a forklift driver is expected to be productive for the duration of an 8 hour shift, the total driving experience really matters. David Rowell, Hyster Product Marketing Manager, reveals 15 ways that Hyster has developed its diesel and LPG Fortens range of 2-3.5 tonne trucks to optimise what a driver sees, hears and feels. 1. Sitting comfortably  For operators of all shapes and sizes, Hyster offers the FLM 80 full suspension seat with a fully adjustable armrest. When combined with an isolated powertrain, this helps to minimise Whole-Body Vibration (WBV), making the ride quality more comfortable, even over rough terrain.  2. Adjustable steering  To find

 
 

ABM Greiffenberger with efficient drive technology at the LogiMAT 2015

01-12-2014
At LogiMAT (Stuttgart, 10th to 12th February 2015) in hall 1, booth 1A31, ABM Greiffenberger Antriebstechnik GmbH presents an excerpt of the company&rsquo;s extensive portfolio from the areas storage techniques, forklift trucks and e-mobility. Among other things, a new controller for the storage sector will be on display. It is versatile and enhances the processes in the container conveyor technology.   For the time being, the new controller has been designed for a motor power of 0.75 kW and works without any problem at temperatures from minus 30 degrees up to plus 50 degrees. The sensorless control has been perfectly adjusted to the ABM Sinochron motors. Pluggable connections can easily

 
 

ROUND THE CLOCK JCB TELETRUK STILL HARD AT WORK

28-11-2014
 A call by JCB to find the oldest working Teletruk in the UK has uncovered another vintage machine which has gone round the clock &ndash; and still works more than 12 hours a day. Last month it was discovered that the 11th JCB Teletruk to roll off the production line in 1997 - a TLT25D - was still putting in a daily shift at Rooneys Scrap Metal, of Gateshead, near Newcastle-upon-Tyne.    Now it&rsquo;s been discovered that another vintage TLT25D Teletruk operated in the North East is still going strong and could have the most hours on the clock of any of

 
 

ID Logistics selects the e-vigilante surveillance robot from EOS Innovation to enhance the security of its facilities

28-11-2014
A coherent partnership   ID Logistics, an international leader in contract logistics, and EOS Innovation, the award-winning French robotics service company, announce a partnership to roll-out the e-vigilante robot at ID Logistics warehouses. The innovative e-vigilante mobile surveillance robot delivers optimum security, as well as increased reactivity and mobility.   EOS Innovation&rsquo;s first security robot has been rolled out at an ID Logistics platform in the French region of Orléans, where it is being operated for a client in the cosmetics industry customer. At the 25,000m2 facility, highly sensitive due to the value of goods stored on-site, e-vigilante adds another dimension, complementing the work

 
 

BITO creates more room in the Bidvest freezer

27-11-2014
BITO Storage Solutions has provided Bidvest Logistics with a space efficient push-back racking solution, which also accommodates marshalling to optimise available space in a coldstore.    Bidvest Logistics is the leading supplier of logistics and supply chain solutions to the UK hospitality and restaurant sector, which include items such a chips and burgers for distribution to leading restaurant chains across the country. It&rsquo;s a fast moving operation and having taken over a distribution centre in Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire at the beginning of 2013 Bidvest soon found that the existing racking in the specialised freezer unit did not offer quite enough capacity for the

 
 

DMLogic Expands Warehouse Management Solutions Operation into Europe

27-11-2014
DMLogic, LLC, experts in warehouse management systems (WMS) software and implementation, today announced the expansion of its operations into the European marketplace. The European operation will be located in Eindhoven, Netherlands and will service the existing and growing customer base in the region as well as all current JDA customers utilizing the MARC WMS product.   Coinciding with the opening of the new DMLogic office, the company entered into an agreement with JDA to provide all customer support for the MARC product in Europe. With this agreement, DMLogic will provide users with targeted experience by the original MARC architecture team. Additionally, the

 
 

PCA Network to Benefit from WiseIndustry Partner Program

26-11-2014
WiseTech Global, provider of the industry&rsquo;s leading logistics software, CargoWise One, has announced that Premier Cargo Alliance Network (PCA) recently joined its WiseIndustry Partner program in order to give its members access to the cutting edge technology the network needs to attain true global reach.   Founded in June of 2014, PCA has rapidly expanded to a network of 39 partners across 30 countries. The network actively seeks members who share their quality-driven vision and one-to-one approach. For PCA, it&rsquo;s about finding the right people. &ldquo;PCA operates on a unique business model,&rdquo; says Horst Behm, CEO and Founder of PCA. &ldquo;We give

 
 

Four Interroll Crossbelt Sorters successfully installed at China Post

26-11-2014
Interroll, a worldwide leading provider of key products and solutions for internal logistics, recently announced that three Horizontal Crossbelt Sorters and one Vertical Crossbelt Sorter successfully started up at China Post in November 2014. China Post placed this order to Interroll China via China Post Science & Technology Co., Ltd, which aimed to improve their capacity in handling parcel peaks during Double 11 shopping festival.   &ldquo;We ordered the four sorters to dramatically improve our material flow efficiency as well as the parcel handling efficiency and delivery speed&rdquo; commented by China Post Science & Technology. &ldquo;Nowadays all of the Chinese leading CEP

 
 

UK Company barriers point to the future for warehouse safety

25-11-2014
Looking for the ultimate fantasy logistics and warehousing solution? How about everyone&rsquo;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 &ndash; before dreaming up a police-box-come-time-capsule capable of instant multi-dimensional travel, with no cargo size issues, no fuel concerns and literally an endless capacity for internal storage.   Talk about strong gains in time-cost-space efficiency, eh?   Back on planet Earth, however, logistics and warehousing are more grounded, less fantastical issues &ndash; and

 
 

DEMATIC PROMOTES STEVEN BLOOMFIELD TO ENGINEERING MANAGER FOR NORTHERN EUROPE

25-11-2014
Dematic is a global leader providing a comprehensive range of intelligent intralogistics and material handling solutions. Due to a recent global engineering restructure to a matrix organisation, Steven Bloomfield has been promoted to Engineering Manager for Northern Europe. Whilst supporting the Dematic Global Project Engineering & Installation team, Steven is also a member of the Northern Europe Leadership Team based in Banbury. Reporting to Joe Penno, Vice President Global Project Engineering based in Germany, Steven now heads up a team of 55 engineers which includes Controls, Mechanical, Software and Systems Integration engineers.    Steven joined Dematic in 2010 as Head of the

 
 

Biomass air blower system to provide warehouses with a cost effective, reliable and environmentally friendly heating solution

25-11-2014
VG Biomass have launched a revolutionary new plug and play biomass air blower system to provide warehousing and logistics businesses with a cost effective, reliable and environmentally friendly heating solution. In addition to the 30 per cent savings per year against fossil fuel industrial heating systems, businesses will also benefit from a 20 year income of 170,000 pounds sterling (on the 60kW unit) via the UK government backed renewable heat incentive (RHI).   The 60kW and 120kW Biomass Air Blower System is the new addition to VG&rsquo;s extensive biomass heating product range and is set to revolutionise the industry. From large to small warehouse facilities the Biomass Air Blower

 
 

Cost Saving Flexibility

22-11-2014
Nobia is Europe&rsquo;s leading kitchen specialist. The operation consists of developing, manufacturing and selling kitchens through about twenty strong brands and as a contract manufacturer. Six years on from when Rushlift first began managing the Nobia fleet, the time was right for a complete overview of the MHE contract.  Europe&rsquo;s leading kitchen specialist brought in all the major forklift manufacturers to bid for the future running of the fleet, as well as involving the managers from different parts of the business under the purview of logistics director, Andy Young. &ldquo;During those years, both the market and the business had changed substantially,&rdquo; says distribution

 
 

Operational gains,minimal disruption, no material loss for transfer of alternative fuels from warehouse to ovens

22-11-2014
SCHWENK Zement KG is replacing its old drag chain conveyor line with a modern Pipe Conveyor from BEUMER Group. Requiring a solution that would transport alternative fuels such as crushed plastic material, textiles and paper from the warehouse to the feeding system of the oven in their cement plant in Bernburg, Germany, this fully closed conveying system makes transporting bulk material more environmentally friendly and energy efficient. Maintenance costs are also considerably lower and the system can be optimally adapted to the ambient conditions.   SCHWENK's product diversity and production capacity make the cement plant in Bernburg one of the largest and

 
 

New guide reveals importance of planning ahead

21-11-2014
Companies seeking a temporary space solution are being reminded of the need to plan ahead. Securing local authority approval for all types of development can be a complex and time-consuming procedure. But temporary building experts Spaciotempo have produced a guide which aims to demystify the planning application process. The document, entitled &lsquo;Planning Ahead To Boost Your Business&rsquo; is available for free download at http://www.spaciotempo.co.uk/resources/white-papers It reveals what steps are involved and covers issues such as timescales, cost and rules on Permitted Development. As market leaders in the design, manufacture and installation of temporary structures, Spaciotempo are well placed to help decision-makers get the complete picture

 
 

Structured Flexibility is Fundamental to Long Term Growth

21-11-2014
Martin Lee, Business Development Executive for WiseTech Global, discusses how successful companies react to critical pressures in the Logistics Industry. Milton Keynes, UK, November 19, 2014.  The logistics industry landscape is constantly being battered by the rough seas of internal and external pressures. There has always been a crisis just around the corner. The current external pressures within the EMEA region, for example, arise from the political stage in the form of sanctions and counter sanctions to restrict trade with Russia, and these are having a devastating impact on forwarders with heavy commitments in the movement of goods to and from the

 
 

IWLA Launches New Website, Offers Enhanced Features to Warehouse Logistics Community

19-11-2014
The International Warehouse Logistics Association, representing 3PL's in North America, recently launched an upgraded website, www.IWLA.com. The website is another milestone in the branding refresh the association adopted last month. New features and functionality enhance navigation, provide real-time industry news/information, promote membership, and increase participation by new and existing members.    One new tool, Find a Warehouse, allows site visitors to locate warehousing services that meet their needs. The search is based on key words, warehouse capabilities, and geography.    &ldquo;The new website supports the association&rsquo;s rebranding efforts including a new logo and tagline: IWLA is the resource for warehouse logistics. Our new website

 
 

Copal Development announces Nordic Distribution Agreement

19-11-2014
Copal Development B.V. has signed a distribution agreement for the Nordic countries with Aa-Solutions, effective immediately. This business cooperation will ensure the long-term guarantee of customer intimacy regarding the Copal-Systems in the Nordic countries. From now on Aa-Solutions will be serving the complete product portfolio of Copal Development B.V. Next to that, Aa-Solutions offers full after sales and services and first level support for the maintenance of container unloading and palletizing systems. Business cooperation Under the terms of this contract, Aa-Solutions will handle sales, distribution and fulfilment of systems designed to unload containers and palletize goods distributed by Copal Development B.V. Karel Hoogenboom, managing director of Copal Development B.V.

 
 

Interroll High Performance Divert recognised with 2014 Coup de Coeur award at Manutention in Paris

18-11-2014
The Interroll High Performance Divert (HPD), an innovative key element of the Interroll conveyor platform, was presented with a Coup de Coeur award at the exhibition Manutention in Paris on 17 November 2014.   Interroll&rsquo;s modular conveyor platform can be flexibly adjusted to meet different customer and user-specific demands. In addition, it allows for extremely quick and efficient planning of modern material flow systems. In combination with the world&rsquo;s leading drive concepts from Interroll, this results in material flow systems that are known for their maximum availability, energy efficiency and low operating and maintenance costs.   The innovation award &ldquo;Coup de Coeur&rdquo; recognises outstanding

 
 

Kalmar SmartStack goes live at Transnet Port Terminals Durban Container Terminal

18-11-2014
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has implemented the Kalmar SmartStack solution at Durban Container Terminal (DCT) in South Africa for real-time container inventory reporting and management. This is the first terminal to implement Kalmar SmartStack using the narrowband communication network involving re-engineering from the standard WiFi deployment.   DCT is currently running 11 Kalmar straddle carriers with SmartStack and further eight are to be phased in over the coming weeks. In addition, 11 Terex straddle carriers will be phased into the SmartStack solution and are currently undergoing equipment testing trials by the customer. The final machines to integrate with the solution in this

 
 

Red Ledge to develop RFID active tag solutions for Supply Chain, manufacturing, energy and construction sectors with Wavetrend

14-11-2014
Active tag signal proactively warns of asset theft or movement, at a distance of up to 150 metres with no line of site, in harsh conditions   Red Ledge move supported by new partnership with global RFID hardware manufacturer Wavetrend   Software application and engineering company Red Ledge (www.redledge.co.uk) has added active tag technology to its existing RFID portfolio through a new partnership with RFID hardware company Wavetrend (www.wavetrend.net) &ndash; and plans to launch a series of active tag-based, higher-value asset management solutions for supply chain and manufacturing, energy and construction users, the company announced today. radio frequency identification   Like RFID passive tags, active tags

 
 

CeMAT INDIA Intralogistics solutions for fast growing economy

14-11-2014
The logistics industry is one of the most dynamic sectors of the Indian economy, growing at an estimated 15 percent annually. Added to this is the fact India&rsquo;s new government under the prime ministership of Narendra Modi is planning massive investment in upgrades to the country&rsquo;s road and rail networks and its sea and air ports. These measures are essential if India is to enjoy continued economic growth and have a smoothly functioning, world-class supply chain. The logistics industry is also doing well out of the dynamic growth of eCommerce in India, which, according to a recent DHL study, is

 
 

UASC unveils plans to expand reefer business

12-11-2014
Plans to ramp-up modern reefer fleet announced at WOP Dubai 2014, cementing reefer business as central to UASC&rsquo;s ambitious expansion strategy   United Arab Shipping Company (UASC), a leading container shipping line and emerging global carrier, plans to make significant investment in new reefer units, the Company announced this week at WOP Dubai, the international perishables expo for the Middle East. The expansion of its fleet of refrigerated units and enhanced geographic access to the South America trades - following UASC&rsquo;s recently announced cooperation with Hamburg Süd - ensures that all UASC customers now have access to the important South America trades as

 
 

Oriental Brickworks in Malaysia become attached to UK company solutions

12-11-2014
B&B Attachments , located in Northumberland, is the leading independent supplier of forklift truck attachments in the UK. The company which has a growing export division, recently aided Oriental Brickworks in Malaysia by providing the company with a bespoke solution to improve performance and on-site productivity.  Founded in 1980, B&B Attachments has facilitated the sale and hire of forklift truck attachments produced by leading international manufacturers, including attachments from KAUP GmbH and, uniquely, offers the largest range of products from a single source. Alongside this, B&B&rsquo;s in-house team design and manufacture bespoke attachments, creating products that meet their customers' specific material

 
 

GULFSTREAM picks CEVA for new European parts distribution centre

11-11-2014
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation has appointed CEVA Logistics one of the world&rsquo;s leading supply chain management companies  to operate a new European Parts Distribution Centre at London Heathrow Airport. The new facility will support Gulfstream customers in the UK, Ireland, mainland Europe and the Nordics with urgent high-usage items. It will also provide rapid-response support for technicians from Gulfstream&rsquo;s service centre at London Luton Airport and Gulfstream Field and Airborne Support Team (FAST) members based throughout Europe. The facility replaces a previous operation at Madrid Airport. Its new location at London Heathrow provides access to the largest number of direct, non-stop flights available from any airport in

 
 

Westfalia Technologies Wins Green Supply Chain Award

11-11-2014
Logistics solutions provider commended by leading magazine for its commitment to helping plants, warehouses and distribution centers &ldquo;go green&rdquo; with automation technology Westfalia Technologies, Inc., a leading provider of logistics solutions for plants, warehouses and distribution centers since 1992, is a winner of the 2014 Green Supply Chain Awards, presented by Supply and Demand Chain Executive. Out of more than 100 entries, Supply & Demand Chain Executive selected Westfalia for helping clients &ldquo;go green&rdquo; and promote sustainability by minimizing land usage, decreasing energy consumption, and reducing waste production through its warehouse automation solutions.   Dan Labell, owner and president of Westfalia Technologies, said,

 
 

Mind the Gap,Fast track your business growth

08-11-2014
A new Access survey reveals that with seamlessly integrated software for warehousing, production, scheduling, business intelligence and finance, companies can hasten their growth journey by minding the gaps into which their competitors will fall. This is a vital message at a time when economic growth creates a challenging journey that will stretch existing processes and systems.   Examining the challenges for Business Intelligence and Financial systems, the new survey, called &lsquo;ERP for the Finance Function 2014&rsquo;, found that where systems do exist, they are unlikely to be linking effectively with financial systems &ndash; potentially a big gap in which to fall. One

 
 

Praxair Hydrogen Strengthens Plug Powers GenFuel Business

08-11-2014
Plug Power Inc. (NASDAQ: PLUG), a leader in providing clean, reliable energy solutions, today announced it has signed a long-term hydrogen distribution agreement with Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX), one of the largest industrial gases companies in the world and North America&rsquo;s largest liquid hydrogen producer.   Plug Power will offer Praxair hydrogen to its customers throughout the United States who are using the company&rsquo;s GenKey hydrogen fuel cell solution. The GenKey solution consists of three separate elements: GenDrive fuel cell units, GenFuel hydrogen fuel and infrastructure, and GenCare maintenance service. Plug Power provides customers with full integration and deployment of the entire

 
 

BEUMER gives its high-capacity layer palletiser a complete overhaul

07-11-2014
 A more efficient way to stacking accuracy and stability   As a single-source provider for filling, palletising and packaging technologies, BEUMER Group continues to pursue its ambitious goal of offering its customers solutions from a single source. Therefore, BEUMER has fundamentally reengineered its high-capacity layer palletiser BEUMER paletpac. The user now benefits from a better accessibility, a shorter assembly period, higher flexibility and, as a result, from lower costs. The BEUMER paletpac is incorporated into high-performance packaging lines to process even sensitive and valuable products in a gentle and efficient manner.   With the layer palletiser series BEUMER paletpac, the intralogistics specialist supplies high-capacity

 
 

Kalmar to deliver 18 forklift trucks to Algerian ports

07-11-2014
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, is delivering 18 forklift trucks to four different port authorities in Algeria: Algiers, Bejaia, Djen Djen and Mostaganem. The order was awarded by the Algerian port procurement company, Groupement D'Interêt Commun Des Entreprises Portuaires (GICEP) in April 2014. The order inspection and customer training took place in October  and the deliveries to the ports have started.     GICEP groups together all public ports in Algeria, handling approximately 800,000 TEU annually. Their operations also include stevedoring and general cargo handling. The new Kalmar equipment will help reduce cargo dwell times and increase storage capacity at the ports. Kalmar's

 
 

DAMCO LAUNCHES RETAIL LOGISTICS NEWS PORTAL

05-11-2014
RetailLogistics.guru is the world&rsquo;s first dedicated global news portal for supply chain professionals working in the retail industry The recently launched website aims to provide quick & easy access to the most recent and most relevant articles on the web that relate to retail logistics.  The global news portal shares excerpts of articles that cover everything that&rsquo;s hot in this sector &ndash; including news, trends and opinions &ndash; and links directly to the original source for the full article.  The website groups stories into 6 categories: market trends, sourcing, sustainability, technology, omni-channel and perishables. The homepage of RetailLogistics.guru includes a simple yet comprehensive search

 
 

See the Kalmar Webinar on AutoStrad operations at Fisherman Island, Brisbane

05-11-2014
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, is arranging an interactive one-hour webinar today, on 5 November, on the Kalmar AutoStradTM application at the Fisherman's Island terminal of Patrick in Brisbane. The webinar includes a presentation, live chat and a questions and answers session.   There has been an increasing interest in the market towards Kalmar automated systems. As part of the system offering, Kalmar is developing its Automatic Horizontal Transportation System (AHTS) and Kalmar AutoStradTM solutions continuously.   The AHTS is a system that works between the ship-to-shore (STS) cranes and automatic stacking cranes (ASCs) in terminals like TraPac in Los Angeles, USA. The Kalmar AutoStrad

 
 

Hard work in the sawmill

04-11-2014
Those who like wood will be highly impressed with the portfolio of the hardwood sawmill Gebr. Vater OHG: From oak, ash, chequer tree, and chestnut to cherry tree, linden, beech and walnut tree, the 60-year-old family business from Retzbach am Main (Spessart) has everything that the heart desires. In order to efficiently handle the timber and log wood as well as the sawdust loading with the shovel, Sägewerk Vater have had two CLARK diesel forklifts C60D in operation up to now, among others. In 2014, the fleet was extended by a Clark C50sD.  "I am very happy with the forklifts

 
 

Cold Storage Door Approved to Resist Hurricane Strength Wind Pressure

04-11-2014
ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems is pleased to announce that the TKO VertiCool Door with Wind Load Package has received the Notice of Approval from Miami-Dade County for High Velocity Hurricane Zones.    The TKO VertiCool door from ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems is designed to work in conjunction with a vertical storing dock leveler. While the primary benefit of the TKO VertiCool is energy efficiency, facilities along the coastline and some inland areas have additional concerns - hurricane force winds and tropical storms.  In order to acquire the hurricane zone approval* the TKO VertiCool door underwent a series of stringent tests to ensure it

 
 

EMPIRICA WMS SUPPORTS NEW NDC AT AUTOMOTIVE SUPPLIER

31-10-2014
 Leading automotive trade supplier Andrew Page introduced the Empirica warehouse management system from Chess when it opened a new national distribution centre (NDC) in 2012 to support business growth and new ways of working. Helped by the application, the business successfully made the transition while integrating additional depots into its national network and significantly increasing the number of orders delivered. The NDC project was the winner of the Logistics & Distribution section at the 2013 European Supply Chain Excellence Awards.   &ldquo;This successful implementation has allowed us to focus on processes, rather than technology, which is key for our business,&rdquo; says Steve Coleman, IT Director at

 
 

Innovative double pallet holders supplied to leading 3PL

31-10-2014
Great Bear is a leading 3rd party UK logistics business providing nationwide shared-user warehousing and distribution solutions for international blue chip customers. Managing over 4.5 million sq ft of warehousing, and operating a large modern commercial vehicle fleet, Great Bear has built a reputation within the industry as an innovative operator. Having recently undergone a major expansion programme, with the opening of new sites in Northampton providing 475,000 sq ft, Chorley in Lancashire providing 230,000 sq ft and Bromborough in Merseyside providing 170,000 sq ft, Great Bear has also modernised its equipment and machinery, giving the company the capability to support major

 
 

Hyster LPG forklift changes benefit indoor operators

30-10-2014
Hyster has introduced a new engine in its 2-3.5 tonne Fortens range of LPG forklifts offering high performance for intensive applications, as well as maximum fuel efficiency, low noise, low vibration and outstanding reliability.  The new highly efficient 2.5L Kubota engine brings even greater performance to the H2.0-3.5FT and S2.0-3.5FT models with better operating flexibility through improved engine management control.  &ldquo;It features similar components to a diesel engine, without using a lot of fuel,&rdquo; explains David Rowell, Hyster Product Marketing Manager. &ldquo;It also reduces vibration for operators and noise levels for those working around the lift trucks.&rdquo; LPG forklift trucks are typically used

 
 

Howard Tenens takes delivery of the first Euro 6 dual fuel CNG vehicle in Europe

30-10-2014
Howard Tenens and Prins Autogas are the first to successfully convert a Mercedes-Benz Actros Euro 6 type vehicle to run on duel fuel, Compressed Natural Gas and diesel. The innovation provides a solution to the conundrum facing the dual fuel vehicle technology industry in adapting a Euro 6 type vehicle to run using the carbon saving technology.   Howard Tenens approached Prins to provide a solution to converting Euro 6 tractor units to dual fuel as part of their search for an innovative technology partner. Howard Tenens needed a solution sooner than the predicted 2 year timescale that an OEM dual fuel

 
 

Toyota Material Handling scoops up yet another design award

29-10-2014
The Toyota Tonero 3.5 &ndash; 8.0 tonne engine-powered forklift has been granted with the prestigious German Design Award Special Mention for 2015.   Behind the internationally reputed German Design Award stands the German Design Council, currently celebrating 60 years of identifying, presenting and honouring unique design trends, with the explicit aim of advancing the design scene.   Having won some 25 design awards to date, Toyota Material Handling is proud to be part of that design scene. Other institutions promoting good design, such as the iF International Forum, have also recognised Toyota&rsquo;s trucks. In 2014 Toyota&rsquo;s BT Movit N-series received the IF Design Award.

 
 

Logistics Executive Group opens the 3rd annual 2014 Global Logistics and Cargo Symposium in Malaysia

29-10-2014
The two-day 2014 Global Logistics and Cargo Symposium kicked off with issue of talent development and why people matter taking a front row seat. The international conference's opening keynote address by Mr Darryl Judd, Chief Operating Officer of Logistics Executive Group, an international corporate advisory and executive search firm, quickly narrowed in on this year&rsquo;s critical theme: Driving business performance in Asian supply chains. Now in its third year, the Global Logistics and Cargo Symposium has quickly become one of Asia most preeminent Supply Chain and Logistics conferences, due to its heavy focus on supply chain innovation, maximising logistics performance and attraction of

 
 

CEVA invests 20 million dollars in UK ground transport fleet

28-10-2014
CEVA Logistics, one of the world&rsquo;s leading supply chain management companies, is delighted to announce a major fleet investment program within the UK. The investment, worth $20 million, will add 120 tractor units, 40 rigid vehicles and 180 new trailers to CEVA&rsquo;s extensive UK ground transport fleet before the end of 2014. All of the vehicles will be fitted with telematics and the rigid vehicles will have an innovative load restraint system to enable use across multiple CEVA operations. CEVA and its customers will also benefit from some weight saving enhancements to the trailer specification, which increases carrying capacity to 29.2 tons. Speaking about the investment,

 
 

China International Logistics Fair hosts UK Pavilion

28-10-2014
 In October 2014, the China International Logistics Fair in Shenzhen hosted a UK Pavilion for the first time in its nine-year history. Held jointly by the Ministry of Transport of the PRC and Shenzhen Municipal People&rsquo;s Government, the China (Shenzhen) International Logistics and Transportation Fair (CILF) is the largest logistics and transport expo in Asia for the logistics services, supply chain management, ports and shipping, air cargo, multi modal transportation, technology solutions and material handling sectors. Featuring the &lsquo;Business is Great&rsquo; branding, the UK Pavilion comprised a multi-user exhibition space which provided a cost-effective platform for UK-based SME service providers to explore

 
 

SBNTEX and WiseTech Global Join Forces in India

27-10-2014
Partnership brings productivity and integration to regional markets in India and neighboring countries WiseTech Global, the technology development company behind industry-leading supply chain platform CargoWise One, has announced a business partnership with Mumbai-based SBNTEX, a leading supplier of end-to-end solutions for logistics & supply chain management providers in India and the Middle East. As both a WiseBusiness and WiseService Partner, SBNTEX is an authorized CargoWise One reseller, and is certified to provide consulting and training services to WiseTech Global customers throughout the region. Logistics providers will benefit from local access to an integrated, single platform system, which increases productivity, and provides the

 
 

Inspiration leads ASAFE to look for the greatest Eureka moments

27-10-2014
Inspired by Professor Geoff Raisman, the British scientist responsible for the recent astonishing breakthrough in the treatment of spinal cord injuries, who claimed his Eureka! moment came at 2am in his lab back in 1997, when a previously paralysed rat made a movement towards his hand, A-SAFE would like to know what your greatest Eureka! moments are.   Your stories could be personal or business-related, inspirational or humorous, short and snappy or long and winding.   We&rsquo;ve a pack of specially branded A-SAFE beer for our three favourites &ndash; and a Twitter follow and a Facebook like for every business that enters.   Please visit our

 
 

VINTAGE JCB TELETRUK VIES FOR OLDEST WORKING MODEL TITLE

23-10-2014
A JCB TLT 25 working in a scrap metal facility in Gateshead is vying for the title of the world&rsquo;s oldest working Teletruk.  It was in 1997 that JCB reinvented the forklift by launching the Teletruk, a forklift truck with a telescopic boom instead of a vertical mast - a unique design providing unrestricted forward visibility because there is no vertical mast.  Now it's been discovered that a machine built in November that year is still putting in a daily shift at Rooneys Scrap Metal, near Newcastle-upon-Tyne.  A JCB spokesman said: &ldquo;This machine was the 11th JCB Teletruk to come off the production

 
 

NEW BARRIERS BEAR FRUIT IN MICHIGAN

23-10-2014
Food receivers and distributors install world first at key facility   For Heeren Brothers, one of America&rsquo;s longest-established wholesale fruit and vegetable distributors, hygiene control has always been integral to the company&rsquo;s ongoing success. Looking for ways to improve on existing procedures and products is vital, particularly when complying with strict Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations.   As part of the development of a new facility at Heeren Brothers&rsquo; headquarters outside Grand Rapids, Michigan, the company was looking for alternatives to traditional concrete and steel barriers. Over time, these barriers chip and rust, creating flakes or debris that are potential hygiene hazards.   A-SAFE&rsquo;s collection

 
 

BITO helps first in first principle work for leading fruit and vegeatable distributor

22-10-2014
Consumer demand for fresh, quality products to be available anytime means that food producers, manufacturers and processors should keep lead times as short as possible, respond to seasonal peaks and provide deliveries on time. PROflow, BITO&rsquo;s pallet live storage system, provides the ideal solution for meeting these requirements. It ensures that the FIFO principle (First In, First Out) - a key ingredient for success in the food industry - is maintained. The Greenery is a leading distributor of fruit and vegetables, which has opted for this racking solution and its success has proved it made the right decision.   The name PROflow

 
 

Materials Handling Supplier in long term partnership

22-10-2014
Advanced Coated Products (ACP) is Europe's leading specialist coater of paper and film, and their products, technology, market focus and innovative approach place them at the forefront of their industry. In the early 1990&rsquo;s, David Scammell from FourK became the company&rsquo;s material handling supplier and has ever since maintained this long standing partnership with the business. Les Brinfield, Services Manager at Advanced Coated Products&rsquo; Cheltenham site, explains: &ldquo;We have worked with FourK for many years and have a mutual relationship with them. In 1994 David sold us our first FMB25 and we are still using it today which is a testament

 
 

Hitting Pharma costs where it hurts

21-10-2014
A new white paper for the Pharma sector examines how manufacturers in this industry require efficient systems support for planning the effective provision of capacity and scheduling efficient operations. The paper, authored by Access, points out that smart systems are available to offer an alternative to spread sheets and manual processes, which will contribute to efficiency and profitability.   The pharmaceutical industry is going through a period of almost unprecedented transformation. Drug patent lives are shortening, but the expense of developing new products continues to rise. What have traditionally been seen as predictably stable and profitable lines of business are rapidly becoming

 
 

EffizienzCluster publishes new brochure Meeting Point Europe

21-10-2014
As the largest research and innovation cluster of logistics in Europe, EffizienzCluster supports and encourages logistics companies to start research at a European level - facing growth and innovations. The Cluster's new brochure "Meeting Point Europe" presents the organisations, initiatives, alliances and congresses where employees of EffizienzCluster Management GmbH are actively working on future trends of logistics with an international focus. Especially the needs of EffizienzCluster's partners are communicated and represented. Examples are the European Technology Platform ALICE, Alliance for Logistics Innovations through Collaboration in Europe, as well as well-known institutions and initiatives like DINALOG in the Netherlands or the European

 
 

Video for WLI from UK Pavilion at CILF Shenzhen

21-10-2014
Please find below the links to the cloud folders from where you can download Photos taken at our UK Pavilion at the China International Logistics Fair (CILF) last week in Shenzhen: UK Pavilion General WLI Specifics Please also download this video &ndash; taken at the WLI booth, first talking to two of the helpers, then specifically promoting WLI !   Once again, Thank You for your support &ndash; CHEERS

 
 

Successful staging of CeMAT RUSSIA 2014

20-10-2014
Now in its fifth year, CeMAT RUSSIA once again strongly confirmed its leadership as Russia&rsquo;s most important intralogistics trade show. The exhibition spectrum ranged from partly automated solutions to a fully automated warehouse, with all elements of intralogistics on display, from pallet trucks and materials handling to the warehouse, order picking and software.   Many exhibitors have been taking part since the first CeMAT RUSSIA was held in Moscow in 2010, such as Andreas Finken, CEO, topsystem Systemhaus, Würselen, Germany: &ldquo;We bring our speech-based order picking systems to the user market in Russia via projects with system integrators. This configuration gives us

 
 

Getrag Ford Transmissions gear up with Interroll Dynamic Storage

20-10-2014
 Interroll recently installed a Dynamic Storage system at the Liverpool factory of Getrag Ford Transmissions. As part of major investments being made at the Halewood plant of Getrag Ford Transmissions, a decision was taken to centralise and store palletised parts closer to the production lines in racking fitted with Interroll Pallet Flow. The new Interroll Pallet Flow system provides space and energy saving FIFO (First-In-First-Out) storage for a total of 228 pallet positions in rack structure 4 pallets deep, three tiers high with 19 lanes.   Neil Hodgkinson, contract Manufacturing Engineer at Getrag Ford Transmissions headed up this project to improve parts

 
 

CEVA recognized for environmental excellence

17-10-2014
CEVA Logistics, one of the world&rsquo;s leading global supply chain management companies, is delighted to announce that it has won the Environmental Improvement Award at the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport&rsquo;s (CILT) Annual Awards for Excellence. The prestigious Awards were held at one of London&rsquo;s premier venues - the Lancaster London Hotel, where over 500 of the UK&rsquo;s leading professionals in transport, the supply chain and transport planning were in attendance. The Awards are designed to promote and encourage best practice within the logistics and transport sectors and are supported by organizations and individuals from throughout the industry. The organizers stated: &ldquo;&hellip;CEVA included a holistic

 
 

The WACO System Joins WiseTech Global WiseIndustry Partner Program

17-10-2014
WiseTech Global, provider of the industry&rsquo;s leading logistics software solution, CargoWise One, has announced that The WACO System has joined its WiseIndustry Partner program, giving members access to an integrated management platform to organize and coordinate shipments for all modes of transport. CargoWise One is a cloud-based single&ndash;platform software solution that streamlines operations, accounts, and management. Under the WiseIndustry Partner Program, WACO members will benefit from exclusive software license discounts and free data exchange, as well as having access to a suite of support services from WiseTech Global. &ldquo;WiseTech Global can unlock potential for our independent members to improve productivity with their

 
 

The first cross device solution for warehouses certified by Motorola

16-10-2014
The solution is adapted for newly released Android terminal - Motorola MC3200     The solution addresses logistics companies and provides a clear picture of the entire flow of goods in a warehouse.    Benefits: &#61607; Automating operations by using mobile terminals &#61607; Reduced manipulation costs &#61607; Efficiency of storage place &#61607; Any transaction made is immediately visible in the whole system thanks with the wireless infrastructure &#61607; Web interface for clients &#61607; Removal of stock differences between the administration of WMS beneficiary and that of the partners/clients &#61607; Generating labels with unique barcodes, allowing the unique identification of each pallet   KIM WMS is now available also on ANDROID, together with industrial devices Motorola TC55 and Motorola MC3200.   If you would

 
 

Supply chain degree scheme collects two national prizes

16-10-2014
The NOVUS Scheme, created to develop the next generation of supply chain professionals, wins two major awards and is now up for a third   AN innovative University of Huddersfield course, which is run in collaboration with some of the biggest names in the field of logistics, has won two important industry awards in rapid succession and is now bidding for a third.   The run of success means that after two years, the partnership named NOVUS &ndash; which guarantees a career-boosting job to its graduates &ndash; is established as a major factor in developing the next generation of supply chain professionals, who are

 
 

New compact reach trucks from Jungheinrich

14-10-2014
Jungheinrich have announced the launch of two new highly compact reach trucks.   The Series 1 models ETV 110 and 112 have lift capacities of 1,200kg and are just 1,120mm wide. Their narrow chassis width means the trucks can operate in aisle widths as narrow as 2,455mm.   The trucks have also been designed to be particularly energy efficient. Field tests have shown that the ETV 110 and 112 trucks consume up to ten per cent less energy than their predecessors which makes them the most energy-efficient trucks in their class.   The new models also feature a newly developed electric steering system, based on the

 
 

P3 acquires 467,000 square metres of warehouses in Poland and Romania

14-10-2014
P3, the specialist owner, developer and manager of European logistics properties, has agreed to buy two logistics parks in Poland and one in Romania with a combined total of 467,000 m2 of lettable space, from CA Immobilien Anlagen AG. The purchase, which is still subject to contractual terms and regulatory approvals, also includes almost 165 hectares (ha.) of land for development, principally in Poland and Romania. Ian Worboys, P3&rsquo;s Chief Executive, said: &ldquo;This portfolio of high-quality properties in great locations strengthens our position as one of the top logistics property owners in Europe. This transaction follows P3´s recent acquisitions in Italy

 
 

Bottling plant in Greenland will be disassembled, packaged and transported back to Germany

10-10-2014
New project for akf siemers in Greenland. The location demands particular preparations. Material on its way beforehand and the team will be on location for approximately two weeks. Temperatures below zero mean the work has to be completed quickly and efficiently.The team is lead by Timo Ahrens, Factory Manager of the akf siemers south   Approximately 60 kilometres off of Greenland&rsquo;s coast, there is Disko Island. This place has almost 1,100 inhabitants and could be considered as nearly deserted.    The so-called Disko Island, though, is the location for a new project of the packaging company akf siemers. A bottling plant for mineral water

 
 

DEMATIC INTRODUCES RAPIDSTORE MINILOAD ASRS Flexible Load Handling Device Accommodates Totes and Cartons

10-10-2014
Dematic, a supplier of logistics systems for the factory, warehouse and distribution center, has introduced RapidStore ML, a miniload automated storage and retrieval system (ASRS) that handles totes and cartons. It is a high density, compact load staging and sequencing solution, for reserve storage, goods-to-person order fulfillment, automatic pick face replenishment, palletizing, and order consolidation applications. For the production environment, the RapidStore solution is ideal for kitting, work-in-process buffers, and materials storage applications.   RapidStore is fast. The all aluminum, lightweight mast construction combined with advanced horizontal/vertical belt drives, or optional wheel drive, allows high acceleration/deceleration, and high velocity transport speeds. In

 
 

11 ways Hyster toughens up the supply chain

08-10-2014
Widely regarded as the toughest forklifts in the industry, the Hyster Fortens series of IC trucks has undergone a transformation with new engines and mast options in the 2-3.5 tonne range. Designed for demanding 24 hour operations, including operating on ramps, in extreme temperatures and making aggressive direction changes, Hyster Fortens trucks continue to excel where other brands fail to take the strain. Here are 11 reasons why the Hyster Fortens is perfectly suited to paper, wood, metal and a range of tough manufacturing and logistics operations. 1.    New tough mast The tough mast featured on the 2-3.5 tonne IC forklift trucks

 
 

PM sees Jungheinrich trucks support vital humanitarian aid work

08-10-2014
British Prime Minister David Cameron recently visited the Department for International Development&rsquo;s (DfID) UK aid Disaster Response Centre at Cotswold Airport as part of the Government&rsquo;s response to help the Yazidi refugees stranded in the mountains in Iraq.   The DfID facility is the centre of operations for the distribution of millions of pounds of UK aid to crisis points around the world. It is the hub for the distribution of clean water, improved sanitation facilities and hygiene kits as well as food, shelter and other support equipment and medical supplies.   The facility relies on storage racking and materials handling equipment supplied by

 
 

PD PORTCENTRIC LOGISTICS SIGNS 3 YEAR CONTRACT WITH ALLPORT CARGO SERVICES

07-10-2014
PD Portcentric Logistics, part of the PD Ports Group, has secured a three year contract with freight forwarding company, Allport Cargo Service, to undertake their LCL deconsolidation service. Allport will move their growing LCL offering from Tilbury to PD Portcentric Logistics&rsquo; 500,000 sq. ft. warehousing facility at the Port of Felixstowe. This move will allow Allport to reassign their Tilbury facility to other operations whilst further enhancing their growing LCL service.  In order to facilitate this PD Portcentric Logistics have invested and upgraded functionality in their Dispatcher Warehouse Management System to facilitate direct links with Allport, HMRC and Port Community Systems, and

 
 

Pallet Racking Safety Awareness online course

07-10-2014
Rack Training Ltd, the UK&rsquo;s leading training provider of general work safety and pallet racking inspection courses are pleased to announce the release of their brand new E-Learning training course. &ldquo;We are delighted with our new course&rdquo; says Tim Smith, Training Manager at Rack Training Ltd. &ldquo;It has been the culmination of months of hard work and determination, but we now have an E-Learning course that will provide businesses with a cost effective way to train their entire workforce with a consistent message regarding warehouse safety. Not only that but we also have a whole host of additional courses that we

 
 

Cold store reach truck set to heat up the handling market

05-10-2014
Yale&rsquo;s new cold store MR looks set to get temperature controlled warehouse operators hot under the collar, with a range of features to keep drivers warm, cosy and productive while forcing lifetime costs down to a minimum for fleet managers.   Specified for use in cold stores down to minus 30 degrees centigrade, Yale&rsquo;s cold store MR series is based on the ground-breaking new reach truck the materials handling equipment producer unveiled in 2013, but with a range of further design features and enhancements to allow for work in the harshest of chilled and frozen goods warehouses.   With a fully enclosed cab, highly

 
 

Kalmar to improve efficiency at the Port of Felixstowe with four reachstackers

05-10-2014
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, will deliver four reachstackers for laden handling to the Port of Felixstowe in the UK. The reachstackers have a capacity of 45 tons and are supplied with a telescopic Bromma spreader which incorporates fully integrated overheight legs for out-of-gauge cargo handling duties. The order was signed in July 2014 with delivery in February 2015, and it includes a full maintenance agreement.   "The Kalmar reachstacker is well adapted to all kinds of diversified cargo handling. The lifting equipment, boom, attachment options and rotation possibilities allow the driver to improve the work efficiency of the unit. The equipment will

 
 

Largest research and innovation cluster for logistics in Europe meets at the 31st International Supply Chain Conference in Berlin

03-10-2014
Largest research and innovation cluster for logistics turns the 31st International Supply Chain Conference in Berlin into a &ldquo;Meeting Point for Europe&rdquo;. International cooperation in logistics research projects to be intensified.   &ldquo;At the moment, there are a lot of thrilling possibilities for logistics companies to get involved in shaping research in Europe and implementing  challenging project ideas. It is, however, more important than ever for partners from different European countries to cooperate in leveraging new technologies and solutions together&ldquo;, says Dr. Christian Jacobi, Chairman of the Board of the EffizienzCluster Management GmbH, in the run-up to the 31st International Supply Chain Conference

 
 

SyMAS 2014 BEUMER to showcase innovative and sustainable handling solutions for bulk material and powders

03-10-2014
SyMAS 2014 BEUMER to showcase innovative and sustainable handling solutions for bulk material and powders Continually flowing   At SyMAS 2014, the international trade fair for the processing, storage and transportation of bulk material and powders (October 29 - 30 in Krakow/Poland), BEUMER Group, a turnkey solutions provider, will be presenting its filling, palletising, and packaging technologies. They will also feature conveying and warehouse management system solutions, all backed by BEUMER's comprehensive customer support team.   BEUMER Group designs, constructs and installs conveying systems as well as filling, palletising and packaging systems that are tailored in detail to the specific requirements of the customer. Belt conveyors are a cost-effective and sustainable solution. They are

 
 

Warning not to be casual about Christmas warehouse staff

01-10-2014
 With the Christmas rush approaching fast, the UK&rsquo;s largest forklift truck training provider, Mentor Training, has reminded businesses that inadequate training for seasonal staff can put everyone in danger. Many warehouses take on casual and temporary workers each autumn, to cope with the surge in demand. Mentor has urged companies to check the validity of training certification and the operational capability of their temporary staff before they begin to use any type of forklift truck. Research suggests workers are up to four times as likely to be involved in an accident during the first month of their employment. Analysis carried out for

 
 

Transparency across supply chain networks

01-10-2014
The new version of ASSIST4 Monitoring & Alerting facilitates efficient supply chain collaboration with added features.   More transparency over the flow of goods in global supply chains is being provided by the new software version of ASSIST4 Monitoring & Alerting by AEB, one of Europe&rsquo;s leading providers of global trade and supply chain management solutions. The software also offers a new alerting framework to enable automated exchanges of information, messages and documents between all partners in the supply chain &ndash; customers, transport partners, supplier, etc.   With the new alerting framework, the solution automatically informs about previously defined events as they occur, via

 
 

CEMAT ASIA OCTOBER 27 to 30, 2014 IN SHANGHAI

30-09-2014
With estimated sales in excess of 80 billion euros (2012) China has the largest intralogistics sector in the world and now dwarfs its nearest competitor, the USA, which has a turnover of 25.5 billion euros. Germany, the third biggest market for intralogistics products, accounts for 19.1 billion euros. Automation is also a major trend in China. This trend is being driven by China&rsquo;s rising wage costs and an increasing shortage of labor, especially in the country&rsquo;s coastal regions.   It is against this dynamic and fast-changing background that Deutsche Messe AG will stage this year&rsquo;s CeMAT ASIA (from October 27-30, 2014). It

 
 

Pakistan China economic corridor conference at Intermodal Europe 2014

30-09-2014
As part of a Spotlight on Asia, the Pakistan-China economic corridor programme will be the focus of a conference session at Intermodal Europe 2014, which takes place from 11-13 November at the Rotterdam Ahoy. Currently under development, the Pakistan-China (or Pak-China) Economic Corridor programme plans to connect Gwadar Port in southern Pakistan to China&rsquo;s north-western autonomous region of Xinjiang using highways, railways and pipelines to transport oil and gas. The conference session, titled &lsquo;Developing the Pak-China Intermodal Economic Corridor to facilitate Sino-Europe Trade&rsquo; will be presented by Mr. Aasim Siddiqui, Chairman of the All Pakistan Shipping Association (APSA), which is a stakeholder

 
 

BT AND TRACEALL TO IMPROVE GLOBAL TRACEABILITY

26-09-2014
New level of traceability addresses ethical sourcing and consumer safety BT and Traceall Global announced today that the companies will work together to provide better traceability, helping customers maintain good sustainability practices while increasing control of assets in the supply chain.   The potential impact of food safety outbreaks on a global brand can be devastating. Companies incur incredible economic losses, expensive legal costs, costly and embarrassing product recalls, and a lack of trust and loyalty to the company.  Recent quality, authenticity and mis-labelling scares also rocked the global food and beverage industry because of the increase in the globalized food trade and

 
 

Pole Stars

26-09-2014
An innovative fleet of trailers featuring on-board forestry cranes provided by independent materials handling specialists, Rushlift, has revitalised a 20 year old process for telegraph pole manufacturer Calders & Grandidge (C&G). As the sole UK supplier of materials handling equipment to Saint-Gobain Building Distribution (SGBD), a global market leader in building and construction materials, Rushlift maintains and specifies a wide range of equipment for an extensive variety of businesses. Amongst the group is, C&G, one of the oldest established and respected names in the UK Pressure Treated Timber Sector with its own 46 acre site in Boston, Lincolnshire. &ldquo;It&rsquo;s a fascinating, iconic

 
 

More than 20000 drum motors from Interroll in use at G Mondini SpA

24-09-2014
Interroll and the Italian company G. Mondini SpA, a global market leader in the area of packaging machines, have been working together successfully for many years now. Interroll has already supplied more than 20,000 drum motors to the company based in Cologne (Brescia) that exports over 90 percent of its machines.   &ldquo;When it comes to manufacturing, G. Mondini stands for the highest possible quality and the drum motors of Interroll fully meet our quality requirements,&rdquo; emphasizes Paolo Mondini, Sales Director for the Italian company. &ldquo;To this day we have installed more than 20,000 drum motors in our machines and systems. I

 
 

Dematic, a global supplier of logistics systems recently hosted George W Bush, 43rd President at their Conference

24-09-2014
Dematic, a global supplier of logistics systems for factory, warehouse and distribution centers, recently hosted George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States and Founder of the George W. Bush Foundation, and a variety of industry speakers at the 29th Annual Material Handling and Logistics Conference. The more than 550 attendees at the conference, held September 7-10 in Park City, Utah, heard the 43rd President of the United States address a number of topics, including the challenges facing the nation in the 21st century, the power of freedom, the role of faith and reflections on eight years in the Oval

 
 

Gottlieb Daimler to be inducted posthumously into the Logistics Hall of Fame

22-09-2014
 &bull; Truck inventor posthumously honoured and inducted into Logistics Hall of Fame &bull; Induction ceremony on November 27 at the Federal Transport Ministry, Berlin.   The truck is the most successful means of transport in the field of freight transportation. Engineer and Daimler founder Gottlieb Wilhelm Daimler invented and built the first truck. In recognition of this achievement, 38 jury members from industry, politics, academia and the media voted to induct the inventor and Daimler founder into the Logistics Hall of Fame, posthumously honouring his pioneering efforts on behalf of modern freight transport by road. A total of 22 candidates were put forward for induction

 
 

Get up to Speed Zoning

22-09-2014
Speed Zoning will be a further focus of the MHE Fleet Management Seminar co-hosted by I.D. Systems (UK) Ltd and Mentor Training at the Belfry on 16th October.    With inappropriate speed and instability being major causes of forklift accidents in the workplace, reducing the likelihood of these is a major issue. The seminar will look at the options available for avoiding accidents by using, for example, RFID or GPS technology which automatically triggers speed control in specific areas.   &ldquo;Judging by the level of interest in speed zoning products at recent events such as CeMAT, there is now more focus than ever on

 
 

Power Automation Systems launches newest generation of pallet retrieval and delivery systems

22-09-2014
Power Automation Systems is pleased to announce the release of the newest generation of pallet retrieval and delivery systems for warehouse automation with the ROW BOT-S2 Power Automation Systems (PAS), the engineers behind the first fully automated warehouse solution of its kind, has released the newest generation of automated technology with the ROW BOT S-2 (RB-S2). Through the use of simultaneous payload distribution, the robotic pallet retrieval and delivery system enables deeper storage capacity and increased efficiency. &ldquo;The RB-S2 is the workhorse of the PowerStor system with the most complex list of tasks,&rdquo; said PAS president Rodney Tipton. &ldquo;All the critical transferring

 
 

CeMAT ASIA on target for success

19-09-2014
With estimated sales in excess of 80 billion euros (2012) China has the largest intralogistics sector in the world and now dwarfs its nearest competitor, the USA, which has a turnover of 25.5 billion euros. Germany, the third biggest market for intralogistics products, accounts for 19.1 billion euros. Automation is also a major trend in China. This trend is being driven by China&rsquo;s rising wage costs and an increasing shortage of labour, especially in the country&rsquo;s coastal regions.   It is against this dynamic and fast-changing background that Deutsche Messe AG will stage this year&rsquo;s CeMAT ASIA (from 27 to 30 October).

 
 

Eisenmann has completed conversion to a European Company ,Societas Europaea, SE and will henceforth be called Eisenmann SE.

19-09-2014
Converting to an SE underlines our global presence and highlights our evolution from a mid-sized company to an international technology player,&rdquo; says Dr. Matthias von Krauland, CEO and Chairman of the Administrative Board of Eisenmann SE. The other members of the former Executive Board remain members of the new Administrative Board under the new legal form.   The SE is a leading European legal form and recognized in all European countries. Converting to this form is a logical step forward in Eisenmann&rsquo;s international development &ndash; and simultaneously ensures that the company will remain family-owned for the foreseeable future.   &ldquo;This new legal form won&rsquo;t

 
 

The worlds first certified process for technical distribution

18-09-2014
Leading logistics and supply chain management training provider, Logistics Learning Alliance (LLA), is launching an online technical distribution course, which is one of the components of the new &lsquo;Deliver, Offload and Position&rsquo; system (DOPsys).   A crucial part of any supply chain is the &lsquo;last-mile&rsquo; delivery &ndash; the final leg of the distribution process. A company can ship a product from China to the UK, clear it through Customs, transport it to a distribution centre, and fulfil an order in record time. But if it doesn&rsquo;t &lsquo;Deliver, Offload and Position&rsquo; the product for the end consumer to a high, quality assured standard,

 
 

The light all rounder for the high rack

18-09-2014
Cabka-IPS grows its family of light industrial pallets with the Eco i5   Cabka-IPS, the specialist for sustainable plastic pallet packaging solutions, is now presenting its Eco i5, a 1,200 x 1,000 mm monoblock pallet. The pallet is available as both a classic three-runner pallet and as a cruciform perimeter-based pallet for secure block stacking. The Eco i5 is perfect for use in the high rack and can carry loads up of up to 600 kg, despite its own low net weight. Cabka-IPS offers its Eco i5 in various materials: either as classic pallet with a high circulation rate, made of pure-grade recycled

 
 

Kelloggs and Voiteq Get Shortlisted in IGD Awards for Supply Chain Innovation

17-09-2014
Voiteq, global leaders in Voice-Directed Work solutions, has been shortlisted with its customer Kellogg&rsquo;s in the annual IGD Awards. With its combined project of Voice-directed work, alongside intelligent Volumetric Cubing, the two companies entered under the Supply Chain Innovation Award. IGD provides leadership to the food and consumer goods industry to ensure it delivers what matters to the public. A research and training charity, IGD is the leading source of information and best practice on the consumer goods industry worldwide. Its mission is to deliver a secure and sustainable future where everyone has affordable, safe and reliable food and consumer goods. The

 
 

CEVA opens European Center of Logistics Excellence

17-09-2014
CEVA Logistics, a leading global supply chain management company, today announced the opening of its first Center of Logistics Excellence in Europe. Situated in Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom, the opening marks CEVA&rsquo;s third Center following the launch of Centers in Jacksonville and Singapore. The Centers demonstrate &lsquo;real world&rsquo; logistics innovation through supply chain optimization and enhanced visibility, integrated services and technology solutions to power supply chain efficiency. The European Center of Logistics Excellence will provide insights into CEVA&rsquo;s unique offerings and solutions for customers with business in Europe. CEVA plans to use this latest Center to build a strong knowledge center in

 
 

Worlds largest industrial reachstacker record breaking lift

15-09-2014
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has entered the record books thanks to the remarkable heavy lift capabilities of its latest reachstacker, named Super Gloria. The reachstacker lifted a steel component weighing over 100 tonnes in front of an invited audience on Friday, 12 September 2014 at Kalmar's multi-assembly unit in Lidhult, Sweden. The new DRG1000-92 ZXS reachstacker range is the world's largest industrial reachstacker in Kalmar's hugely successful Gloria range. It boasts a completely new design, developed to meet customer's critical specifications with lift capacities up to 120 tonnes depending on application. The Super Gloria model has been augmented with a specially

 
 

Frank Ryan announced as Keynote speaker at Barcoding event

15-09-2014
Barcoding, Inc, a leader in enterprise-wide mobility solutions, announces Frank Ryan as the keynote speaker for its Executive Forum 4: Be Efficient- Accurate- Connected. A Marine Reserve Retired Colonel, CPA, author, commentator and expert in corporate restructurings and management, Ryan will share insights gained from his recent 2,806-mile walk across the United States on being efficient, accurate and connected. Barcoding&rsquo;s 2014 Executive Forum will be held Thursday, Oct. 9, from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore.   In August 2014, Ryan completed his walk across the United States to raise awareness for the needs of children with

 
 

P3 HANDS OVER POZNAN BTS UNIT TO ZAPAROH IN EXPANDING POLISH GADKI LOGISTICS HUB

12-09-2014
P3, the specialist owner, developer and manager of European logistics properties, handed over a new 11,252 m2 build-to-suit (BTS) production and warehouse facility at PointPark Pozna&#324; to Zaparoh, a manufacturer of high&ndash;quality furniture, such as sofas, chairs and beds, for online sale via parent company Sofa.com in Europe and the U.S. The facility leased by Zaparoh will employ around 160 local people in the rapidly developing manufacturing and logistics hub of Gadki around Pozna&#324; in Western Poland and consists of 4,386 m2 of production space, 6,201 m2 of warehousing and 665 m2 in offices. Zaparoh selected PointPark Pozna&#324; because of the

 
 

A bridge quite far

12-09-2014
Van der Vlist were recently asked to co-ordinate the shipment of a large piece for an accommodation unit offshore, from the Netherlands across to China. The access bridge, weighing approximately 85 tons, had to be taken from the producers quay out to Shanghai. The 35,5m long, 7m wide and 9m high part could not go by road because of it&rsquo;s enormous dimensions, and therefore had to be barged across to Antwerp port for transhipment to the far east. Two mobile cranes were hired on the quay to load a special barge which could take the cargo, the shipment to Antwerp wasn&rsquo;t able

 
 

P3 HANDS OVER POZNAN BTS UNIT TO ZAPAROH IN EXPANDING POLISH GADKI LOGISTICS HUB

12-09-2014
P3, the specialist owner, developer and manager of European logistics properties, handed over a new 11,252 m2 build-to-suit (BTS) production and warehouse facility at PointPark Pozna&#324; to Zaparoh, a manufacturer of high&ndash;quality furniture, such as sofas, chairs and beds, for online sale via parent company Sofa.com in Europe and the U.S. The facility leased by Zaparoh will employ around 160 local people in the rapidly developing manufacturing and logistics hub of Gadki around Pozna&#324; in Western Poland and consists of 4,386 m2 of production space, 6,201 m2 of warehousing and 665 m2 in offices. Zaparoh selected PointPark Pozna&#324; because of the

 
 

Head to Silverstone for great forklift deals

10-09-2014
Jungheinrich UK Ltd are holding the latest in their series of &lsquo;Big Events&rsquo; at the world famous Silverstone race circuit on October 8 and 9. In addition to the chance to see at first hand Jungheinrich&rsquo;s extensive range of state-of-the-art, German-engineered counterbalanced trucks, reach trucks, automated systems, fleet management software and Jungheinrich&rsquo;s value-added services, visitors to &lsquo;The Big Event 2&rsquo; will be able to buy from a range of 50 specially selected fully refurbished trucks that will be offered at unbeatable &lsquo;Big Event&rsquo; prices and with zero per cent finance packages that will only be available during the two days of

 
 

UASC signs cooperation agreements with CSCL and CMA CGM

10-09-2014
UASC, a leading container shipping company, announced today the signing of major cooperation agreements with China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) and CMA CGM.  The agreements cover the key East-West trades: Asia-Europe, Asia-Mediterranean, Transpacific, and Asia-United States East Coast.   The agreements (a combination of vessel sharing agreements, slot exchange agreements and slot charter agreements) will complete the UASC offering in some of the largest and most important global maritime markets, which in summary shall include:   &bull; Asia-Europe trade: 4 weekly services   &bull; Asia-Mediterranean trade: 4 weekly services (2 to the Mediterranean, 1 to the Adriatic and 1 to the Black Sea, which is the only direct

 
 

KNAPP supplies automated solution for French fashion brand Celio

08-09-2014
Leading-edge storage, picking and sortation technology has been combined by KNAPP into a stylish automated solution for the French clothing retailer and e-tailer, Celio. Founded in 1985, Celio is the number one men's fashion brand in France, with over 1000 shops, half of which are abroad and spread across 60 nations. In addition, through its e-commerce sales, Celio markets its clothing directly to consumers in 15 European countries. Selling some 35 million garments each year, Celio recently decided to merge its three warehouses into a new and highly automated distribution centre (DC) at Amblainville, just north of Paris. With the objectives

 
 

Regency Hampers Expands Storage and Deliveries With 4K Systems

08-09-2014
With a growing reputation for excellence in the corporate hamper and home gifts sector, Regency Hampers found their expanding online presence meant a new location was rapidly becoming a necessity. &ldquo;For a couple of years we were looking for the right space,&rdquo; says managing director,  Neil Perkin. &ldquo;We had seen the business grow fast. After visiting another factory to look at the layout and racking they had, they recommended 4K Systems. That was a great recommendation for us and the start of great things.&rdquo; Once involved, 4K was able to come up with multiple solutions to Regency&rsquo;s questions, but the answers did

 
 

American Crane Announces Appointment of Karen Norheim as Executive Vice President

05-09-2014
American Crane & Equipment Corporation, an Eastern Pennsylvania based manufacturer of overhead electric cranes and hoists, has promoted Karen Norheim to Executive Vice President. Norheim joined the company in 2002 and has served as Vice President of Marketing and Information Technology for the past six years. As VP of Marketing and IT, Norheim coordinated marketing activities and established network and computer systems for this large manufacturing corporation.   Norheim studied at Pennsylvania State University, earning two undergraduate degrees in Marketing/International Business and International Studies. She also earned a Master&rsquo;s Degree in Information Science and a Master&rsquo;s Degree in Business Administration.   Prior to joining

 
 

RED LEDGE TO BRING INTEGRATED CRM PROJECT MANAGEMENT, WEB-BASED SOFTWARE TO MARKET

05-09-2014
Developed in response to manufacturer&rsquo;s demand for lower cost, integrated alternative to Microsoft Dynamics CRM and SharePoint &ndash; &ldquo;suitable for manufacturing, supply chain and other companies&rdquo; say Red Ledge Application software expert Red Ledge is to bring a new, web-based CRM customer relationship-project management product to market. The &lsquo;Red Ledge CRM-PM&rsquo; system (which incorporates full document management with links to Microsoft Outlook) is designed to provide a &ldquo;significantly lower-cost, one-stop, integrated alternative to the combination of Microsoft Dynamics CRM and SharePoint solutions: one that is suitable for manufacturing, supply chain and other companies who need a robust business solution but do

 
 

Put your fork lift truck safety to the test

03-09-2014
FLTA and Mentor Training develop free hazard perception test for Safety Week The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) is encouraging around 1,000,000 people who work on, around or in charge of fork lift trucks to check out their safety knowledge this Autumn in the UK&rsquo;s biggest ever fork lift safety challenge. All are invited to participate in a free, on-line Fork Lift Hazard Perception test where participants must identify hazardous practice&hellip; and rate them in order of importance &ndash; from most to least dangerous. The aim: to reduce the persistently high number of workers injured in incidents involving fork lift trucks and raise

 
 

Dematic expands Research and Development and looks for more staff

03-09-2014
Global Logistics Solutions Company Opens Office in Waterloo, Ontario Dematic, a global supplier of logistics systems for factory, warehouse and distribution centers, is expanding its research and development (R&D) capabilities to an additional location. Opened today, the new office, located in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, will address customers&rsquo; needs to further innovate the supply chain, effectively improving order accuracy and timeliness to consumers. Dematic&rsquo;s new Vice President of Global Software Development, Pete Devenyi, a former Senior Vice President of Enterprise Software at BlackBerry, will lead the expansion efforts and oversee the software development activities at the new facility. &ldquo;High demand for cutting-edge technology to

 
 

Eaton Launches New Crompack LED A Pioneering Change to a Commonly Used Fluorescent Batten

02-09-2014
Power management company Eaton today announced that its Cooper Lighting and Safety business has launched an LED version of its most successful range of fluorescent mains lighting, the Crompack. The Crompack LED is designed to meet demand for long-lasting, low-maintenance lighting in spaces such as factories, warehouses, plant rooms, corridors, hospitals and schools.    The new launch incorporates a comprehensive range of linear LED luminaires, featuring the widest range of lumen options on the market. The longer lifespan of LED solutions reduces the requirement for regular lamp changes and associated maintenance costs, particularly in 24/7 operations and inaccessible areas. The Crompack LED

 
 

Flexible approaches to storage is key to ecommerce logistics success

02-09-2014
The exponential growth of online retailing has clear and wide-ranging implications for storage and logistics professionals.  With over 20 per cent of UK non-food items purchases via the internet , and the popularity of innovations like &lsquo;click and collect&rsquo;, retail has clearly shifted towards an ever-increasing integration of website and store.  Here -Rachel Fellows, Third Party Logistics Director at Macfarlane Packaging explains how efficient systems can make the difference between a loyal lifelong customer and a single, unsatisfactory transactional experience. One of the challenges faced by online retailers is the relative anonymity of their customers compared with the lone traders and

 
 

AEB Int 5th Annual Compliance & Risk Management Conference in partnership with CILT(UK)

01-09-2014
AEB (International) Ltd, one of Europe&rsquo;s leading providers of global trade and supply chain management solutions, is inviting supply chain professionals to its next conference in partnership with CILT(UK). Titled "7 Habits of Highly Effective Compliance Programmes&rdquo;, the event takes place on Wednesday, 8th October 2014 from 10am to 4pm at the Mallory Court Hotel in Leamington Spa, UK   In today&rsquo;s global market place, companies face a variety of export control regulations aimed at facilitating legitimate global trade and combat terrorism.  Businesses need to ensure they are trading legally, ethically and responsibly - and avoid the fines, imprisonment and trading penalties

 
 

Kalmar to supply four all-electric RTG Cranes to Super Terminais in Manaus, Brazil

01-09-2014
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, will deliver four E-One2 Zero Emission rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) to Super Terminais in Manaus, Brazil. The 8 million USD order was signed in August 2014 with a delivery and start-up date in July 2015. Kalmar's E-One2 Zero Emission RTG is the market's technological frontrunner and includes an all-electric drive mechanism that produces no emissions or engine noise and completely replaces conventional hydraulic systems. The Kalmar E-One2 RTGs for Super Terminais also include a standard diesel generator set for dual-mode operation. "Super Terminais chose the E-One2 RTG due to Kalmar's advanced technology and design, lighter weight compared to

 
 

Swisslog secures major order for new distribution center from Scandinavian fashion retailer Varner

29-08-2014
Swisslog has been awarded a major order for a new distribution center in Sweden by the Varner Group, a leading retailer of strong fashion brands in Scandinavia. The value of the order, which comprises innovative material handling solutions in addition to a system operation contract, amounts to approx. MCHF 55. With this order, Swisslog strengthens its position as a leading provider of automated intralogistics solutions for the retail and e-commerce industry.    Swisslog will act as general contractor for the material handling elements of a new distribution center (DC) in Vänersborg, Sweden. The order comprises cranes and conveyors for pallets and light

 
 

Three Major Health Systems Select TECSYS supply chain software

29-08-2014
TECSYS Inc, the leading provider of supply chain management solutions for health systems, today announced the addition of three major health systems to its customer base, reinforcing the Company&rsquo;s market-leading position in this industry. These three major health systems selected TECSYS to transform their supply chains to reach new levels of efficiency, remove risks associated with product accuracy and improve service delivery to their patients. &ldquo;The rapid rate of change healthcare organizations are facing has driven the adoption rate of our health system solutions to a record high,&rdquo; said Berty Ho-Wo-Cheong, CFO of TECSYS. &ldquo;The three significant wins we announced today

 
 

Mast design gives panoramic vision for Hyster forklift drivers

28-08-2014
Hyster has redeveloped the mast on its 2-3.5 tonne ICE and electric forklifts to give drivers maximum fork visibility, resulting in faster cycle times and greater productivity.  "We have maximised fork visibility to help drive operator productivity and minimise damage to goods and equipment," explains David Rowell, Product Marketing Manager, for Hyster. Hyster has optimised the 180 degree panoramic field of vision by enlarging the window through the mast, increasing the distance between the channels by 50% or more, and repositioning the chains and hose routings. The new 3-stage FFL and 2-stage LFL mast designs include changes to the structure that increase rigidity

 
 

P3 AGREES 523 MILLION EURO PURCHASE OF CZECH LOGISTICS PORTFOLIO TO ADD 627,000 M2 TO PAN-EUROPEAN PLATFORM

28-08-2014
PointPark Properties (P3), the specialist owner, developer and manager of European logistics properties, has agreed to buy 627,000 m2 of logistics warehouses and associated development land in the Czech Republic from two funds advised by Tristan Capital Partners and VGP for &euro;523 million. The transaction follows P3&rsquo;s acquisitions in Italy last month and others earlier this year. P3 is buying 11 logistics parks consisting of a total of 58 warehouses plus land offering the potential to develop a total of 125,000 m2 of additional space. The purchase, which is subject to contractual terms and regulatory approvals, means P3 will offer its

 
 

Eisenmann supplies electrified monorail system for one of the biggest breweries in China

27-08-2014
The German plant engineering expert Eisenmann will supply an electrified monorail system (EMS) for the new facility of the Guangzhou Zhu Jiang brewery. The EMS will connect production and distribution with the high-bay warehouse, with a throughput of over 600 pallets per hour. Chinese intralogistics specialist Gangyu is the general contractor at the brewer&rsquo;s new facility. The contract value will be in the millions, and production will commence in late March 2015. As Sebastiano Sardo, Head of Sales Conveyor Systems explains, &ldquo;This order is a good example for an ideal cooperation between general contractor and sub-contractor. Key to this success was

 
 

Kalmar Gloria reachstackers enter Asia Pacific

27-08-2014
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, have launched  its highly acclaimed G-generation reachstackers, named Gloria, into the Asia-Pacific region. The much anticipated entry into APAC follows the successful introduction to European markets, where Kalmar's fifth generation reachstackers have been setting new standards in cargo handling performance. The launch took place on 26 August in Shanghai, China. With thirty different Gloria models available, Kalmar offers the industry's widest range of reachstackers to meet all types of cargo handling applications. Developed to meet the critical demands of container, intermodal, barge and industrial handling market segments, Gloria provides the benchmark for productivity, operator comfort, safety and

 
 

Linde Material Handling- NA Offers Extra Incentives for Electric Counterbalanced Sit-Down Trucks and Internal Combustion Counterbalanced Cushion Tire Lift Truck Purchases

26-08-2014
Linde Material Handling-North America Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Linde Material Handling GmbH (Aschaffenburg, Germany), is now offering a 24-Month/4,000 Hour Planned Maintenance Plan in addition to the Linde Extended Care Warranty with the purchase of any 346 Series (Models E18 or E20) or 1313 Series (Models H25, H27, H30, or H32) lift truck purchase through Dec. 31, 2014.    "Our goal is to show owners that Linde lift trucks have the lowest lifetime cost of ownership in the industry," said Vincent Halma, Chief Sales Officer. "By including the Linde Extended Care Warranty and the planned maintenance for the first two years,

 
 

A new research study titled Global Trade Management Agenda

26-08-2014
The European Union has trade agreements with many countries. But what is the relevance of such agreements in every day business? What are the efforts associated with these? What effect on their business should managers expect from the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), and how do they prepare their logistics for it?   A new research study titled &ldquo;Global Trade Management Agenda&rdquo; by AEB and the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW Stuttgart) is looking into these &ndash; and other &ndash; questions. Foreign trade and logistics expert are invited to participate. The survey can be accessed at www.aeb.com/gtm-study until 19th September 2014.

 
 

New Business Partnership Gives Eastern European Logistics Providers the Keys to Productivity

25-08-2014
WiseTech Global and e-Novator join forces to provide the Eastern European supply chain with a solution to stay globally and regionally competitive.            A new business partnership is set to give the Central and Eastern European logistics industry localized access to one of the world&rsquo;s most advanced logistics management systems. WiseTech Global, the developer of CargoWise One, has announced that IT specialist e-Novator, has joined its global partner program to deliver a full suite of product services to new and existing customers of its enterprise-class, single-platform system.   e-Novator is an entrepreneurial, next-generation IT startup founded by Nikolai Bozhilov, executive

 
 

INTERNATIONAL PACK EXPO CHICAGO Craemer Plastic Pallets

25-08-2014
The Craemer Group, a leading manufacturer of high-quality plastic pallets is set to strengthen its U.S. activities by showcasing its innovative and extensive product port-folio in the RPA Pavilion at Pack Expo Chicago 2014 for the first time (booth 6857).    Whether it is heavy-duty capacity, lightweight, or a closed deck you are looking for in a plastic pallet, Craemer has a cost-effective, high-quality solution for you. Headquartered in Germany and with many years of experience serving key industries and satisfied customers worldwide, Craemer is well positioned to expand its services on the North American market. Offering premium solutions, yet not at

 
 

Interroll Received First Dynamic Storage System Order in Indonesia

21-08-2014
Interroll, a worldwide provider of key products and solutions for internal logistics, won its first dynamic storage system order in Indonesia from Lotte Indonesia, the largest confectionary manufacturer in Japan. This order comprises a total of 3,896 pallet positions including a Roller Push Back System.   &ldquo;The Interroll FIFO systems can meet all of our requirements regarding short shelf life, energy saving, less maintenance and less space.&rdquo; commented by Mr. Lucky Jurista, PPIC Manager of Lotte Indonesia. &ldquo;As a food processing company, efficiency and quality is always a concern. I am happy that we made the right choice.&rdquo;   &ldquo;More and more multinational companies

 
 

APPRENTICES PUT THROUGH THEIR PACES WITH THE ARMY

20-08-2014
PD Ports has been taking its&rsquo; new recruits through a pre-employment programme which has been putting the group through their paces. A group of eight long-term unemployed were selected from over 60 applicants to take part in a five week pre-employment programme which on completion resulted in them joining PD Ports as dock operations apprentices.  As part of this programme the cohort spent a week with the 4th Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment at Middlesbrough gaining an insight into the Army Reserve learning about camouflage and concealment, first aid, observation and map reading. The group also undertook a gruelling obstacle course at the

 
 

Seegrid Selects DMLogic as Preferred Integration Partner for Seegrid Supervisor AGV Software

19-08-2014
Seegrid Corporation, global leader of robotic vision-guided automated guided vehicles (AGVs), announced DMLogic as the preferred integration partner for Seegrid Supervisor, network appliance installed on-site, which communicates with AGVs over WiFi. For customers choosing to integrate Seegrid Supervisor with an existing software system, such as a Warehouse Management System (WMS) or Manufacturing Execution System (MES), DMLogic created a standard Application Programming Interface (API), providing a platform for capturing and exchanging tasks automatically with Seegrid AGVs.  Automating transactions further improves return on investment and creates a seamless channel between the Seegrid Supervisor, customer&rsquo;s software system, and Seegrid AGVs. The DMLogic API automates the

 
 

Storing in Russia

18-08-2014
 Van der Vlist&rsquo;s Russian office has recently welcomed some new additions. Their 560 square metres warehouse is currently home to some flight simulators.  The 2 simulators currently in storage have been dismantled into 20 pieces, and weigh approximately 15 tons each. The largest part of the simulators measures 2,5m long x 2m wide x 3,5m high.  These have been brought in as part of a project in the St Petersburg office to develop the storage operations there. The outdoor facility has over the past month been home to several MAN TGM fire trucks, stored on the 20 000 metres square secured facility

 
 

Barcoding, Inc Signs Reseller Agreement with TomTom Telematics to Deliver Fleet Management Solutions

17-08-2014
Mobility expert to sell, deploy and support WEBFLEET fleet management and vehicle tracking solutions  Barcoding, Inc., a leader in enterprise-wide mobility solutions, today announces a reselling agreement with TomTom Telematics, an innovative market leader in fleet management solutions. Barcoding will sell, deploy and support TomTom Telematics&rsquo; WEBFLEET line of fleet management and vehicle tracking solutions. The addition of TomTom Telematics&rsquo; products to its portfolio adds new fleet management capabilities for Barcoding&rsquo;s delivery and logistics clients. &ldquo;TomTom Telematics is focused on delivering actionable intelligence to fleet managers &ndash; so they know where their vehicles are and what they are doing,&rdquo; said Matt Gunzenhaeuser,

 
 

BEUMER BG software suite provides customers with a modular control system

16-08-2014
For optimal control of material flows   The BEUMER Group is one of the world&rsquo;s leading manufacturers of conveying and loading equipment, filling, palletizing and packaging equipment, and systems for sorting and distribution. The product range of this full-line supplier includes the BG software suite, which allows customers to control their material flows from start to finish. The suite can be adapted to each company&rsquo;s special needs. Third-party products can be integrated without difficulty.   BG, which stands for BEUMER Group, is the name for the company&rsquo;s software suite for high-level computer systems. The suite&rsquo;s modular structure allows users to adapt it to their

 
 

Finding the Right System for Your Business

15-08-2014
Gene Gander, VP Business Development Americas for WiseTech Global, explains it&rsquo;s not &lsquo;what&rsquo; you implement, but &lsquo;how&rsquo; that secures your competitive advantage.                                                   Even if you&rsquo;re frustrated by the limitations of your existing logistics system, the idea of finding a replacement can be overwhelming. So just start by asking yourself some basic questions. If you had a magic wand, what would you want to change right off the bat? What&rsquo;s your greatest pain point? And, most importantly, what

 
 

Falklands war hero Simon Weston joins FLTA Safety Conference

14-08-2014
UK Fork lift truck industry&rsquo;s biggest Conference just got bigger Just days after announcing its biggest and most ambitious Safety Conference programme to date, it has been revealed that Falklands veteran Simon Weston has accepted an invitation from the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) to address delegates.  The one-day Conference, which is sponsored by Briggs Equipment UK, will take place at Warwick University on Wednesday 24th September.  Attended by managers and supervisors from across the UK and a wide cross-section of industries, the National Fork Truck Safety Conference is the biggest event of its kind.  &ldquo;We are very pleased to announce that Mr Weston

 
 

Kalmar supplies ten straddle carriers as Transnet gears up for increased productivity in Durban

14-08-2014
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has gained a breakthrough order to supply ten straddle carriers to Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) Durban Pier 2, a dedicated straddle carrier operation in South Africa currently handling a throughput of 2.4 million TEU. TPT is a division of the government-owned Transnet SOC Limited currently pursuing a R300 billion capital investment programme over seven years and now in its third year of execution. The order was booked into Cargotec's first quarter intake 2014 with deliveries scheduled to be completed by October 2014. Anton Burchell, Managing Director, Kalmar South Africa, said: "We are delighted to be selected as

 
 

Mobicon Awarded Grant by Commercialisation Australia, to help develop a new light weight container handler.

13-08-2014
Mobicon Systems is proud to announce that they have been awarded a grant from Commercialisation Australia in June 2014., to help develop a new, light weight container handler. Commercialisation Australia was announced as part of the 2009-10 Federal Budget and was an important component of the Australian Government&rsquo;s 10 year vision - Powering Ideas: an innovation agenda for the 21st century.    At the time Commercialisation Australia publicised the availability of this grants, Mobicon Systems had been creating an innovative new Light-Weight Container handler. The prospect of being awarded one of these grants meant that Mobicon would be able to commercialise their new

 
 

51 countries, 60 direct reports, 4,000 employees. Meet the MD leading it all

13-08-2014
51 countries, 60 direct reports, 60,000 customers, 4,000 employees, 14 aircraft, 2 young children and 2 dogs! Charles Brewer is the MD who loves leading all of that   DHL Express, who has been in sub-Saharan Africa for more than 36 years, is the &lsquo;Most International Company in the World&rsquo; and has a significant operation in Africa, moving thousands of shipments every day. At the helm of this business is Managing Director Charles Brewer, who has been with DHL for more than 30 years, has worked in all regions of the world and found himself in Africa for the first time three years

 
 

Drivers urgently needed

12-08-2014
The road freight transport sector is finding it difficult to recruit the new drivers that it urgently needs, says Phill Brooks, General Manager of Farrall&rsquo;s Transport. Having cut its cloth during recession, the industry must meet greater demand for more loads to be moved during the current economic growth or the consequence will be felt across all industries. The shortage of lorry drivers in the UK threatens to impede UK economic growth. There are too few drivers to move the growing levels of freight generated by the current growth in the UK&rsquo;s economy. Given that 60 per cent of all freight

 
 

New products and valuable conference sessions at Intermodal Europe 2014

12-08-2014
 Over 130 exhibitors will showcase their latest products and services for the container transport and logistics industry at Intermodal Europe 2014, alongside a full conference programme, from 11-13 November at the Rotterdam Ahoy. &ldquo;Intermodal Europe is chosen by many companies as a platform to launch new products to the industry as well as to reconnect with customers, prospects and industry peers, all under one roof&rdquo; says Sophie Ahmed, Event Director.  Carrier Transicold has exhibited at Intermodal Europe for many years. &ldquo;Intermodal Europe continues to be a good venue to meet with our customers and a fitting opportunity to celebrate Carrier&rsquo;s many accomplishments,

 
 

Toyota launch new BT Levio platform powered pallet trucks

11-08-2014
Toyota equipment supports volunteers to increase fundraising Toyota Material Handling launches the new BT Levio P-series powered pallet truck range which provides exceptional efficiency and safety for customers. Compact yet powerful, the new BT Levio P-series models boasts features that enable high efficiency in the most demanding horizontal transport operations. With load capacities of 2.0, 2.2 and 2.5 tonnes, these trucks are typically used for the loading/unloading of lorries and meet the Toyota high standards on productivity, durability, driveability, safety and environment. Productivity is enhanced by the trucks&rsquo; small size and high speed

 
 

DHL transports construction machinery to Ghana on behalf of Papenburg

11-08-2014
 &bull;          125 machines with a total weight of 1,596 tons have already been delivered   &bull;          An additional 80 pieces of construction equipment will soon be shipped out of Hamburg   DHL Global Forwarding, the air and sea freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL has successfully run a big part of a major ocean freight project from Germany to Ghana for the family-owned construction company, GP Günter Papenburg AG, Germany. 125 pieces of machinery and equipment including 15 bulldozers, 20 loaders, 10 excavators, 60 motor graders, and 20 tippers plus various spare parts were already delivered

 
 

DETANK FORKLIFTS SEEK TO CONQUER UK

11-08-2014
Fast-growing Chinese industrial forklift manufacturer Detank has arrived in the UK. Launched as recently as 2010, Detank has quickly become established as one of the world&rsquo;s fastest-growing industrial machinery brands.  The new range, revealed to international dignitaries and leading industry figures at a London launch event, includes 1 to 10 tonne diesel trucks, 1.5 to 3.5 tonne LPG trucks, and 1.3 to 2 tonne electric trucks.  Each model was designed specifically for the UK and North American market and built to European designs using familiar components to simplify maintenance and repairs. Finance will be supplied by Detank UK Finance, with lease purchase, finance lease,

 
 

SDI Group wins multi-million upgrade for George at Asda

08-08-2014
SDI Group, the global integrator of automated materials handling systems, has won a multi-million contract with George at Asda to expand capacity at the clothing brand&rsquo;s Brackmills regional distribution centre (RDC) in Northampton. As part of an on-going series of projects for George at Asda, SDI Group will maximise the cube of the RDC by installing a four-level mezzanine structure - increasing &lsquo;Garment-on-Hangers&rsquo; capacity, providing an SDI LS900 carton sortation system and equipping a new packing operation with conveyors and benches. In addition to the mezzanine structure, SDI Group will boost the site&rsquo;s carton

 
 

New mast design delivers visible productivity improvements

07-08-2014
A series of product upgrades on Yale counterbalance lift trucks have been introduced offering exceptional operator visibility, promoting higher productivity and reduced maintenance contributing to lower cost of ownership. Two new mast designs, and a redesigned integral side-shifting fork positioner carriage, offer businesses a number of benefits which contribute to increased productivity, reduced operator fatigue and lower product and equipment damage. Enhanced Mast visibility and lengthened service life Yale has redesigned its 3-stage FFL and 2-stage LFL masts to optimise operator visibility and extend service life. The new designs include new chain placement and hose routings to maximise the forward window through

 
 

Seegrid Supervisor AGV Software Designed For Fleet Optimization

06-08-2014
  Seegrid Corporation, global leader of robotic vision-guided automated guided vehicles (AGVs), announced the introduction of Seegrid Supervisor, an AGV software system for fleet optimization. Seegrid Supervisor communicates with a network appliance via wireless network and is configured through a local web browser to connect, monitor, and control vision-guided AGVs within a facility. Seegrid Supervisor is designed to provide visibility, improve efficiency, and optimize material flow using three components: Fleet Status, Intersection Manager, and Switchboard. The AGV software technology provides real-time visibility, control, and automation of the AGV fleet. The architecture of Seegrid Supervisor

 
 

Port Manatee awarded $1.8 million-plus security grant, facitlitating advancement of three major projects

05-08-2014
PALMETTO, Fla. &ndash; Port Manatee has been awarded a $1,837,500 security grant, allowing the port to proceed with three significant projects. The award, the second-highest for any Florida port in the latest round of grants offered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, facilitates full funding for each of the three projects named in the request of the port, which is putting forth a required 25 percent match. The submitted projects include: South Gate modernization, to enable safe and efficient handling of project cargo and processing of all cargo and vehicle data at the South Gate; Upgrades

 
 

BULMOR LIFTS THE STANDARDS

04-08-2014
The story of Bulmor Lancer is really the story of forklift invention and innovation combining environmental and health & safety considerations with a customer care ethos which is pretty well unique in the industry.    The company&rsquo;s origins actually go way back to 1879 producing tractors and agricultural machinery and the family owned concern continued its progress of studying what the market needed with a typical notable hallmark in 1987 creating the first sideloader. The absolute core benefit of this invention is to save space and by virtue of the type of cargo it is the ideal model of choice for

 
 

Logistics Executive Supports Asia Supply Chain Insights Seminar

01-08-2014
Logistics Executive is an International Specialist Executive Recruitment and Business Consulting Company. They have just been announced as a supporting partner for the Asia Supply Chain Insights Seminar which feature Mark Millar, to view more details visit: https://www.cilta.com.au/eventform-qld26aug   Logistics Executive Group delivers Whole-of-Life Cycle Talent Management including Executive Search, Permanent Recruitment, Business Consultancy and Corporate Advisory, Employee Performance Coaching, Leadership Mentoring, Talent Mapping including Attraction, Acquisition, Training and Development, Retention and Career Transition expertise.   Our integrated business approach linking Business Performance to Talent Management and ability to leverage our rich knowledge of business dynamics across international markets ensures we have a strong reputation as

 
 

Yes vote in Scottish independence referendum could have significant ramifications for the logistics industry

01-08-2014
A Scottish &lsquo;Yes&rsquo; vote in the forthcoming independence referendum will force businesses and tax collectors to re-think their control methods for alcohol, tobacco and oil &ndash; products subject to high duties and fraud which currently bring in well over 40 billion pounds, UK Sterling ,a year to the public  purse.   So says Alan Powell, Excise Specialist at the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA).   &ldquo;It&rsquo;s imperative to consider the implications for control of the movement of excise goods - alcohol, tobacco products and energy products - between Scotland and the remainder of the UK should the Scots vote &ldquo;yes&rdquo; to independence,&rdquo; says Alan

 
 

SCLP Networking Mixer - Sponsored by Cohesion Freight Worldwide

31-07-2014
All supply chain and logistics professionals are welcome to join our next SCLP Networking Mixer on Thursday 7 August 2014 ,kindly Sponsored by Cohesion Freight Worldwide. A Mark Millar initiative, gateway to the knowledge, networks and events that inform, connect and empower You and Your supply chain ecosystems   Speaker: Dr Paul Tsui, Chairman, Hongkong Association of Freight Forwarding and Logistics (HAFFA)   Topic: &ldquo;Air Freight - Headwinds and Tailwinds&rdquo;   Complimentary admission for bona-fide industry practitioners -  includes two house-drinks and finger snacks.   Lucky Draw with prizes from Petersons Wines of Distinction. RSVP Online - space is limited and will be allocated on first-come first-served basis. Dress code is

 
 

Milestone for used trucks from Dresden factory

31-07-2014
UK-based Paul Davis Freight Services Ltd has taken delivery of the 25,000th &lsquo;second-life&rsquo; forklift truck to be refurbished at Jungheinrich&rsquo;s dedicated lift truck  used equipment rebuild facility in Dresden, Germany.   The company has received three EFG 320 trucks and a further three trucks are on order.   The order was placed at a special ceremony in Germany attended by key personnel from both Paul Davis Freight Services and the Jungheinrich Group &ndash; including Jan Lorenz, managing director of Jungheinrich UK.   &ldquo;Used trucks from Jungheinrich are an ideal match for our delivery depot requirements,&rdquo; said Nigel Dutson, Operations Director of Paul Davis Freight Services Ltd.

 
 

WWL ALS successfully completes transport of the widest loads since records began through central London

30-07-2014
In May, 2013 Dragados Sisk Joint Venture (DSJV), the contractor constructing Crossrail&rsquo;s Eastern running tunnels, approached WWL ALS (Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics Abnormal Load Services UK International Limited) to discuss the practicality of delivering Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) &lsquo;Jessica&rsquo; from Stepney Green, east London through to Limmo Peninsular, east London as part of the Crossrail Eastern Tunnels contract C305. The challenge from DSJV was to transport the 1,300 tonne Herrenknecht S-721 TBM and back-up equipment in as large individual components as possible to enable DSJV to achieve the relocation quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively.     For such a large-scale project nine months of intensive planning

 
 

Computerized Maintenance Management Software Included With Each Resident Maintenance Contract

30-07-2014
Dematic, a supplier of logistics systems for the factory, warehouse and distribution center, has enhanced its Resident Maintenance Program by including Dematic Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) with every on-site maintenance contract. The CMMS allows on-site maintenance teams to more effectively manage maintenance activities while increasing uptime and operating performance of automated material handling systems and other infrastructure systems at the user's site.   Dematic CMMS is a robust and flexible software tool capable of increasing the productivity and reliability of your mechanical and electrical equipment. The software provides the tools needed to assess and track equipment repairs, forecast future repairs, and

 
 

Protected, Uninterruptible, Power ,perfectly suited for the Transport and Logistics and Marine Sector

29-07-2014
Harland Simon UPS has launched a new range of rugged uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems &ndash; Harland ProtectUPS   Specifically designed and manufactured to provide uninterrupted power to support critical applications in harsh conditions such as the road, rail, marine and air a