News,case studies and product information relating to material handling,supply chain and distribution.

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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Kerry Logistics Network crowned Best 3PL Provider for the sixth time and Best Logistics Service Provider – Sea at AFLAS Awards

Kerry Logistics Network crowned Best 3PL Provider for the sixth time and Best Logistics Service Provider – Sea at AFLAS Awards

Kerry Logistics Network Limited has been named the Best 3PL Provider for the sixth time and Best Logistics Service Provider – Sea for the second time at the 2021 Asian Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain Awards (‘AFLAS’), which recognised supply chain best practice in the region and commitment to meeting customers’ ever-changing needs.

Packaging Innovations and Empack returns to the NEC for 2022 to bring a new vision of the full packaging journey

Packaging Innovations and Empack returns to the NEC for 2022 to bring a new vision of the full packaging journey

Packaging Innovations and Empack returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 16 & 17 February 2022 to kick-start the year for the whole packaging journey, from design and development through to packing, filling and fulfilment.

Manufacturing & Logistics IT - October 2021 edition

Manufacturing & Logistics IT - October 2021 edition

Welcome to the October 2021 edition

In this issue we feature a Special Technology Report looking in depth at the latest developments in the world of Demand Forecasting & Planning/S&OP.

Also included is a special Cover Story ‘Back to the future of work’ by Caroline Chumakov, senior principal analyst, Gartner Supply Chain, which looks at tactics to use in order to attract and retain talent in the workplace.

New report reveals the enormous potential of Maintenance 4.0

New report reveals the enormous potential of Maintenance 4.0

Ultimo has published its 2021 Enterprise Asset Management Trend Report after conducting a major international survey. The report is based on the results of the largest survey of asset management professionals it has undertaken and includes data from the UK, Germany, Holland and Belgium.

Make UK apprentice ambassadors meet West Midlands Mayor to discuss skills, jobs and apprenticeships

Make UK apprentice ambassadors meet West Midlands Mayor to discuss skills, jobs and apprenticeships

West Midlands Mayor, Andy Street, heard the views and concerns of the region’s apprentices, when he visited Make UK ’s Technology Hub in Aston, Birmingham, to meet the latest cohort of engineering apprentices and Make UK’s apprentice ambassadors.

Stromag braking system helps Indian port crane keep materials flowing

Stromag braking system helps Indian port crane keep materials flowing

Port cranes have a difficult and demanding job, unloading thousands of tons of goods from ships around the clock. This is particularly true of a TRF Limited grab and loader crane operating at Paradip Port on the East Coast of India.

Doosan upgrades its popular electric BT/BX 7 Plus Series

Doosan upgrades its popular electric BT/BX 7 Plus Series

Doosan, the manufacturer of robust high-performance forklift trucks, has unveiled a major upgrade to its BT/BX 7 Plus Series electric counterbalance forklift trucks, bringing advanced performance-enhancing design and improved capabilities to the three and four wheeled, 1.5-to-3.5-tonne, mid-market product range.

Container prices ease as China resumes activities post the Golden Week

Container prices ease as China resumes activities post the Golden Week

Container xChange has published container prices data trends and insights soon after the Golden Week concludes in China and as the world prepares for Christmas holidays shopping season. The data indicates that the average standard container prices in China have plunged both for trading and leasing.

Cargo Force and USPS sign USD100m contract covering four new locations

Cargo Force and USPS sign USD100m contract covering four new locations

Cargo Force is opening four new facilities across the USA to facilitate mail and express mail services in partnership with United States Postal Service (USPS) after signing a USD100m seven-year contract.

How to Select the Best UK Based Freight Forwarder?

How to Select the Best UK Based Freight Forwarder?

By Ken Jackson, freelance writer.

Finding the best freight forwarding company for your business lets you outsource the logistics and supply chain management to experts. This allows you to get on with the day-to-day running of your business. But with so many companies claiming to be the best, how do you know which one to choose?

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