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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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Boeing 737 MAX 8 grounding could impact on international e-commerce and parcels, warns ParcelHero

Boeing 737 MAX 8 grounding could impact on international e-commerce and parcels, warns ParcelHero

The grounding of the world’s entire Boeing 737 Max 8 fleet could mean delays to overseas freight, warns the international delivery expert ParcelHero.

Green packaging specialist saves a record 122,125 trees

Green packaging specialist saves a record 122,125 trees

Pregis Limited, supplier of Easypack, the brand of eco-friendly packaging solutions, has announced a further year on year growth in sales of green packaging technology in 2018, resulting in 122,125 new trees being saved in the 12-month period, its highest ever annual figure.

Cargo iQ successfully trials new SME Solution for independent freight forwarders

Cargo iQ successfully trials new SME Solution for independent freight forwarders

Cargo iQ has successfully trialled a new Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) Solution to provide vastly improved planning and control options to small and medium sized forwarders who work with member airlines on a small-scale, or regional basis.

Pall-Ex Italia marks 10th anniversary with record turnover

Pall-Ex Italia marks 10th anniversary with record turnover

Pall-Ex is celebrating 10 years of its European operation thanks to Pall-Ex Italia, which has achieved record annual turnover, and strong double-digit growth, year-on-year since 2012.

Mandata showcases new mobile technologies at CV Show

Mandata showcases new mobile technologies at CV Show

Advanced integrated cloud and mobile transport management technologies for transport and haulage operators will feature on software provider Mandata’s CV Show stand (4C35).

Major Van Rental Site opens in Birmingham Newtown

Major Van Rental Site opens in Birmingham Newtown

Councillor Waseem Zaffar, Birmingham City Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport and Environment, officially opened the new Europcar Van Supersite in Birmingham Newtown.

Toyota extends its T-motion towing range for item handling

Toyota extends its T-motion towing range for item handling

Toyota has extended its tow tractor line-up with a wide range produced by Simai, specialist in the towing business and part of the Toyota group.

Eighty-one per cent of SMEs say digitisation boosts output but many still rely on manual processes

Eighty-one per cent of SMEs say digitisation boosts output but many still rely on manual processes

Eighty-one per cent of decision makers working for small and medium sized businesses that use vehicles believe they could get more jobs done if they could digitise more of their workflow, according to a new study from TomTom Telematics.

Yet, when asked how they handle everyday tasks such as expense management, customer updates and quoting and invoicing, the majority revealed they either manually or somewhat manually do so.

UNEX Manufacturing showcases latest order picking solutions at ProMat 2019

UNEX Manufacturing showcases latest order picking solutions at ProMat 2019

UNEX Manufacturing, Inc., the provider of order picking solutions, will be exhibiting its award-winning order picking and storage solutions at ProMat 2019, held from April 8-11 in Chicago, IL US at McCormick Place.

BIFA issues warning about the perils of containers abandoned overseas

BIFA issues warning about the perils of containers abandoned overseas

The British International Freight Association (BIFA), the trade association for UK freight forwarding and logistics companies, is warning its members about the cost of containers abandoned overseas for which they may be liable and how to implement safeguards to prevent this situation occurring.BIFA says that one of the most frequent questions it receives regarding problems on maritime shipments is about abandoned and unclaimed containers sitting in overseas ports.

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