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Manufacturers call on select committees to hold inquiries to improve Britain’s stretched road and energy networks

Manufacturers call on select committees to hold inquiries to improve Britain’s stretched road and energy networks

Britain's manufacturers have written to the newly appointed MPs on the Transport, Business Energy and Industrial Strategy and Digital Culture Media and Sport Select Committees urging them to hold inquiries into the state of Britain's roads and overstretched, expensive energy network.

Vanderlande to exhibit at Post-Expo 2017

Vanderlande to exhibit at Post-Expo 2017

Vanderlande will present its sorting systems, including loop sorters and line sorters at this year's Post-Expo on 26-28 September at the Palexpo convention centre in Geneva, Switzerland.

Mitsubishi releases special edition warehouse and forklift trucks

Mitsubishi releases special edition warehouse and forklift trucks

Marking 25 years of keeping businesses in Europe, Africa and the Middle East productive, Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks has launched a special 25th anniversary edition of its range of warehouse and forklift trucks.

FTA celebrates supply chain leadership and excellence with new awards

FTA celebrates supply chain leadership and excellence with new awards

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has launched the FTA Logistics Awards to celebrate supply chain leadership and excellence, and recognise leaders who have made a significant contribution to the industry, either as individuals or as businesses.

Winner of FTA Driver of the Year 18 tonne competition announced

Winner of FTA Driver of the Year 18 tonne competition announced

The winner of the Freight Transport Association Driver of the Year 18 tonne competition, sponsored by Bridgestone, has been announced.

AQ Skin Solutions' supply chain is looking good

AQ Skin Solutions' supply chain is looking good

AQ Skin Solutions – a producer of a high price point range of skin care and cosmetic products designed to reduce the signs of premature ageing – has appointed Walker Logistics to manage its downstream UK supply chain.

BYD Forklift Europe increases presence in UK and Ireland

BYD Forklift Europe increases presence in UK and Ireland

Just over a year from its launch in the UK and Ireland, BYD Forklift Europe is now represented by 11 specialised dealers spread across both countries (see detailed list below).

Liverpool hosts international trade visit

Liverpool hosts international trade visit

Peel Ports has welcomed a visit to Liverpool by the Department for International Trade as underlining the trade growth potential provided by the port for the UK's post-Brexit economy.

Logistics SMEs looking East for global growth

Logistics SMEs looking East for global growth

Research for Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) in advance of its flagship "Think Asia, Think Hong Kong" event returning to London on 21 September 2017, found that 53% are confident in business growth in Asia and 40% see Hong Kong as the gateway into the Chinese mainland and other Asian countries.

Warehouses could be heading for a Christmas crunch thanks to Brexit

Warehouses could be heading for a Christmas crunch thanks to Brexit

Pallet Trucks UK, the manual handling equipment provider, has warned warehouses over the UK that Brexit could lead to a shortage of staff in the period leading up to Christmas.