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All the latest news and views from the world of material handling, logistics, freight forwarding and distribution. This section of the site carries articles relating to new contract wins, product launches, opinion from the trade associations, government departments, research analysts, the vendor community as well as case studies of material handling integration projects across Europe.

 

All key equipment sectors are covered, ranging from AGVs (Automated Guided vehicles) ForkLift Trucks, Automated Storage Equipment, Conveyors and Sortation, Dock EquipmentOverhead Handling Equipment, Packaging and Labelling Solutions, Pallets & Containers,Transport and Distribution, Racking & Shelving as well as Trade Shows and Industry Events.

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Vanderlande invests in Smart Robotics platform technology

Vanderlande invests in Smart Robotics platform technology

Vanderlande will obtain a minority shareholder interest in the robotics development company Smart Robotics, which is based in Best near Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Honeywell’s new passive RFID tag for vehicles enables secure data transactions for toll collecting

Honeywell’s new passive RFID tag for vehicles enables secure data transactions for toll collecting

Honeywell's new passive RFID tag enables secure vehicle identification while preventing counterfeiting, spoofing or exposing customer data to unauthorised users.

The rise of artificial intelligence – Why the logistics sector needs to innovate to accommodate

The rise of artificial intelligence – Why the logistics sector needs to innovate to accommodate

The logistics industry is ever evolving, one of the major changes being the rise in artificial intelligence, which is inevitably having a major impact across all parts of the distribution chain. Logistic players, both large and small may be left wondering what these changes will mean for a human workforce in the near future. Tony Hughes, CEO of Huthwaite International, discusses the emerging trends in AI, such as voice recognition, as well as the pros and cons of this developing technology for companies.

Local authority transport planners take to the road to improve services

Local authority transport planners take to the road to improve services

Local Authorities from across the UK converged on Birmingham in November to learn about ways to improve transport services.

Thermo King introduces SLXi Hybrid trailer refrigeration units

Thermo King introduces SLXi Hybrid trailer refrigeration units

Thermo King, provider of transport temperature control solutions for a variety of mobile applications and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, has launched the SLXi Hybrid, a refrigeration unit for semi-trailer applications designed for lower environmental impact and reduced operating costs.

HGV taxes alone pay for almost all the UK's road maintenance spending, says FTA

HGV taxes alone pay for almost all the UK's road maintenance spending, says FTA

New independent research conducted by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has shown that HGVs pay enough tax alone to cover almost the whole of UK spending on road maintenance.

Keswick Enterprises Group to sell Romanian logistics subsidiary

Keswick Enterprises Group to sell Romanian logistics subsidiary

UK-based Keswick Enterprises Group has reached agreement to sell its Tibbett Logistics subsidiary in Romania to Yusen Logistics (Europe) BV. The disposal is subject to Romanian Competition Council approval, and is expected to complete before the end of the year.

Moving more, more efficiently: DB Cargo UK introduces new HRA aggregate hopper wagons

Moving more, more efficiently: DB Cargo UK introduces new HRA aggregate hopper wagons

Rail freight operator DB Cargo UK is working with Axiom Rail and WH Davis to convert 110 HTA coal hoppers into new state of the art HRA aggregate hopper wagons. This significant investment demonstrates DB Cargo UK's commitment to the aggregates industry and plans for future growth in the sector.

Second SANY container handler for Maritime

Second SANY container handler for Maritime

Maritime Transport is set to enhance its container handling services across the North West after working with Cooper Specialised Handling to improve its heavy lifting capabilities in Manchester.

Animal 'rips' omnichannel retailing with Indigo WMS

Animal 'rips' omnichannel retailing with Indigo WMS

Founded by two surfers in 1987, board sportswear brand Animal is now a £26m fashion brand. The company has evolved to become an omnichannel business with three streams – wholesale, retail and ecommerce.

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