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Kalmar receives first order for newly launched range of empty container handlers

Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has received an order from the Port of Vienna's WienCont Container Terminal for three new twin lift capability empty container handlers. Delivery and start-up is set for April 2017.    The contract marks the first order of equipment from Kalmar's DCG80-100 empty container handler range, which was launched in Munich on 9 November. The new range offers customers the best lifetime value currently available on the market with better performance, greater reliability, less downtime and lower running costs for the machine. This order continues the terminal's history of choosing

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Hyundai Forklifts were the first Port of Call for Global Shipping Services

Global Shipping Services is a privately-owned Stevedoring company based on the Humber Estuary, which was established in 1989, following the reform of the UK docks industry.  The company was part of a PLC up until 1997 when two directors of the company completed a management buyout.  On 1st September this year former Global Shipping operations director, Peter Waud and Darran Richardson finalized another management buyout and now jointly own the company. Ten New Forklifts in the Global Shipping Services Fleet Global Shipping have recently expanded their fleet and have taken out a contract

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Torque - Community Partner MVUF

LEEDS BASED TORQUE CELEBRATES A-MOO-ZING NEW ARRIVALS WITH COMMUNITY PARTNER, MEANWOOD VALLEY URBAN FARM Leeds based and leading end-to-end international logistics service provider Torque, celebrated alongside Meanwood Urban Valley Farm this month at the arrival of their two new beautiful Red Dexter Cows. Torque who have worked alongside Meanwood Valley Urban Farm as one of its community partners for over a year, were overjoyed to meet Summer and her calf ‘Torque’, who, according to Farm Manager Chris, is quite a spirited soul. In addition to the two Red Dexter cows, Torque through a year of fundraising purchased two picnic tables designed to suit

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Dematic white paper tackles logistical impacts of radical shifts in the grocery market

Dematic, the automated intralogistics solutions company, has published a white paper, ‘The Great Grocery Retailing Fulfilment Challenge’, highlighting the dramatic changes taking place in the grocery market and examining their impact on retailers’ cost-to-serve and the challenges facing their logistics processes. The report says: “There are a number of emerging trends within the European food and grocery markets that have the potential to significantly disrupt the food distribution chain. These trends include the rise of e-retailing, in both home delivery and ‘click and collect’ models; a shift by consumers from weekly or monthly ‘big shops’ at out of town megastores to

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Port of Grangemouth enjoys 4 year high in container volumes

Potato (tattie) harvest supports growth story at the Port of Grangemouth   The Port of Grangemouth, Scotland’s largest container facility has enjoyed one of its busiest seasons, with over 50,000 TEUs (Twenty Foot Equivalent Units) being handled at the port in the last two months. This four-year high is the result of a buoyant fresh food export season utilising the port’s refrigerated container handling capability which has set Grangemouth on track for record breaking volumes this quarter.   In October and November, the port recorded a 30% increase on refrigerated container volumes (known as ‘reefers’

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Trends 2017: Study reveals speed and risk minimisation to dominate international supply chain agendas

Survey respondents cite shorter lead times, time to delivery, and risk minimisation as top issues for global supply chains next year.   Over 50% of respondents report major shortcomings in talent management but the overall importance for 2017 varies by company size.   Speed remains the top issue in logistics, global trade, and supply chain management: Three out of four industry experts consider shorter lead times and time to delivery their top priorities for 2017. That is one of the findings of a study conducted by software company AEB and the University DHBW in Stuttgart

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Cabka-IPS: Logimat 2017 - Cabka-IPS presents the new Heilbronner half pallet with RFID technology for the first time

Smooth Supply Chain Management for Retail Trade Cabka-IPS presents the new Heilbronner half pallet with RFID technology for the first time at LogiMAT Cabka-IPS, specialist for product solutions made from recycled plastics, will be presenting the new Heilbronner half pallet (HHP) for the first time at the International Trade Fair for Distribution, Materials Handling, and Information Flow LogiMAT (March 14-16 2017). The Heilbronner is a cost-efficient and environmentally friendly alternative to the wooden Düsseldorf pallet. It was developed to be the future standard for production facilities with a high degree of automation. This innovative loading

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Renovotec to offer 3 years free maintenance on new Zebra TC51 and TC56 smart mobile computers

Renovotec, the UK’s fastest growing rugged hardware provider for warehousing and distribution, manufacturing and retail companies is to offer three years’ free maintenance on the new Zebra TC5 Series mobile computers. KEY FACTS The TC5 Series is as modern and easy to use as consumer smartphones so there is no need to compromise device design for enterprise functionality and runs on the AndroidTM 6.0 (Marshmallow) operating system.  The devices are built to last for years and designed to withstand accidental drops into water or onto concrete and used in dusty

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New Presona baler launched

Introducing the new Presona LP 50 EH baler   The LP 50 EH is the latest prepress baler to be added to Presona's popular LP Series. The new model is ideally suited to recycling, waste management and logistics applications and is available in two motor sizes: LP 50 EH1 - 22 kW  LP 50 EH2 - 37 kW   Building on the high-performance principles and design efficiency synonymous with LP Series balers, the latest LP 50 EH iteration features an ECC tying unit with vertical needles from above. This new

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Logistics firms night-time economies

Night-time economies: new nightshift brings benefits to Walker and its clients To further improve its service to clients and to keep pace with the growing demands for its range of fulfillment services, Walker Logistics’ multi-user warehouse facility in Berkshire is now operating around the clock. The introduction of a night shift at the 250,000 sq ft store means that Walker is picking, packing and dispatching client orders 24/7 with in-bound and out-bound stock processed throughout the night. “We have to allow a two-hour window for our WMS systems to back up but we are, in effect, a 24-hour a day business,” says William

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5 Safety Considerations

5 Safety Considerations for Big Business Safety in the workplace should be a priority concern for all businesses, but perhaps none more so than larger companies. As expected, bigger businesses tend to employ more people. This inevitably means that there are more bottoms in seats and more people to protect. Employers are required by law to ensure that the workplace is safe for their employees. A major part of this is to take the necessary precautions to ensure that those within the premises are not exposed to potential health hazards. Here are five safety concerns that every employer should take into

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Schoeller Allibert and Ludo Gielen invest 15millions Euros in a new factory in Belgium

 “Investing brings a lot of innovation and know-how to Limburg” Shortly, the cornerstone of the new Belgian location of Schoeller Allibert will be laid at the former site of the Printing Partners print company. Schoeller Allibert is the European market leader in the field of reusable plastic packaging and containers, thus offering sustainable alternatives for disposable packaging such as single-use cardboard, wooden, and plastic containers. In the long term, about 70 people will be employed. But what makes this project even more special, is that the Limburg entrepreneur Ludo Gielen, who leads the innovation team of Schoeller Allibert, will invest heavily

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Convenience Store Blues - the Cost to Serve challenge

Craig Ryder and Gavin Parnell, directors at Go Supply Chain Consulting, outline the challenges to multiple grocery retailers of expanding into the convenience space. A sea change in consumer buying habits is reshaping the grocery and food sector – and this demands an examination of logistics cost to serve models. Of the £177.5bn spent in the sector during 2015 more than 50% was with the majors, according to sector researcher IGD.  However there is a shift towards convenience stores, smaller supermarkets and particularly to the discounters. Already the second largest grocery channel, according to IGD, the convenience sector continues to grow and

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Handling the Heavy Weight of the Steel Industry

The volatility of the global steel industry has fuelled demand for highly efficient and flexible handling equipment. Botros Hanna from Hyster Europe explains some of the key handling challenges faced by the steel industry today, and how the company is making light work of the heaviest loads.   [Q]: What are the main materials handling challenges that steel customers face?   [Botros Hanna]: A consistent and efficient handling process is more important than ever to ensure that there are no delays in the supply chain.  Reliable handling equipment that can do the job effectively is therefore critical, particularly due to the heavy, awkward loads and

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Surge in reported sightings of cardboard logistics boss!

Reported sightings of cardboard cut-out versions of Mark Elward, managing director of logistics services provider, DK Fulfilment Ltd (DKF), are coming in from around the world!   “'Mark' has been spotted on a beech in Turkey, sightseeing in Majorca, meeting locals in Long Island and in the middle of Arizona,” says Robin Buxton, DKF Group’s European Marketing Manager.   “He’s also appeared as a member of the crew in a recent film made by world famous yachtsman, author and broadcaster, Tom Cunliffe.”   The life-size cardboard ‘Marks’ are a novel way of raising money for the Armed Forces charity, Turn to Starboard.   DKF is encouraging staff, customers and suppliers

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Baumann UK Appoints New Distributors

Baumann, the world’s largest sideloader manufacturer, has appointed Hannaman Material Handling as official distributors for North Wales. The appointment takes the total number of UK distributors to six. Whilst the size of the UK sideloader market remains relatively modest, the ability of sideloader equipment to carry long loads over greater distances has led to resurgence in popularity, particularly amongst ports operators, timber, metals and extrusions businesses. The Italian manufacturer established a new UK business in August 2015, led by managing director, Jason Reynolds. Said Jason: “We value long-term partnerships and believe our customers are best served by committed distributors that understand the products

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Mail order company Ostermann relies on UniCarriers - 33 forklifts guarantee 24 h delivery service

The distribution warehouse operated by Rudolf Ostermann GmbH in Bocholt, Germany, processes up to 3,000 orders per day. This makes Ostermann Europe's leader for edgings and fittings. Part of the recipe for success is a distinct focus on service. Ostermann guarantees customers that all orders will be processed and shipped by 4:00 p.m. on the day the order is received. 33 UniCarriers forklifts ensure that orders are picked rapidly and loaded on trucks on time. Last year, the mail order company signed a full-service contract for the entire fleet that includes preventive maintenance, UVV accident prevention audits as well as

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SENTINEL IMPROVES SAFETY OF NEW REYNOLDS PROTOTYPE VEHICLES

  A UK leading independent catering supplier, Reynolds, has recently introduced two new temperature-controlled Econic delivery trucks to its fleet of over 250 vehicles, where all vehicles over 12 tonnes have been installed with Sentinel Systems’ vehicle safety solutions. The two new trucks are being called ‘Urban Prototypes’ and adopt a different, more safety-conscious approach to Reynolds’ deliveries across London, which now reach as many as 30-35 deliveries per day. Sentinel Systems has worked with Reynolds on many projects, having already installed its reversing cameras and side-scanning cyclist protection systems to all of

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Toyota Material Handling Europe and SIMAI join forces

Toyota Material Handling Europe will acquire a major share of the Italian material handling leader SIMAI in November 2016. SIMAI´s innovative approach and expertise in designing and manufacturing tow tractor solutions meet Toyota´s strategy to offer a complete range of material handling solutions for indoor and outdoor operations.  Toyota Material Handling will initially acquire 66% of SIMAI´s share with a plan to go up to 100% within a short period. This new cooperation will enhance Toyota’s product portfolio and meet customer requirements in the material handling industry, specifically with tow tractors for

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Spaciotempo sees interest rise as Ports get ship shape

With international maritime trade facing new opportunities post Brexit, millions of pounds are being invested to ensure UK ports remain ship shape and competitive on the world stage. Yet with this will come the challenges of logistics and warehousing finding cost effective and quick construction solutions, which will become even more of a priority as trade ramps up, says leading temporary buildings specialist Spaciotempo. Scott Jameson, Managing Director of Spaciotempo commented: "Ports such as Liverpool, which recently opened Liverpool2 to complement the existing Royal Seaforth Container Terminal, a state-of-the-art ocean gateway for UK importers and exporters with road, rail and canal

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