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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Hino Trucks partners with Telogis to provide telematics intelligence

Hino Trucks partners with Telogis to provide telematics intelligence

Hino Trucks has partnered with Telogis exclusively to release its next-generation platform for Hino INSIGHT, the company's comprehensive, web-based location and telematics solution tailored specifically for the medium-duty commercial truck market.

80-year-old pioneer in vehicle safety wins OBE

80-year-old pioneer in vehicle safety wins OBE

Chris Hanson-Abbott, the 80-year-old world pioneer in vehicle safety, who fought to bring the reversing alarm to the UK and Europe, has been awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to road safety.

Thorworld loading system delivers exact requirement for global insulation firm's relocation

Thorworld loading system delivers exact requirement for global insulation firm's relocation

Relocation from Germany to the UK has been the driving force behind Unifrax's decision to install a bespoke loading and unloading solution designed and manufactured by Thorworld Industries.

Growth in demand for plastic export pallets

Growth in demand for plastic export pallets

Demand for Goplasticpallets.com's range of lightweight, nestable plastic pallets has reportedly reached an all-time high as more companies that export goods are switching from solid wood pallets in favour of these competitively-priced plastic alternatives.

Government recognises lower fuel duty can be an economic stimulus

Government recognises lower fuel duty can be an economic stimulus

The Road Haulage Association reports that following a meeting at the Treasury with Chief Secretary Danny Alexander and the FairFuelUK team, the Government has recognised that lower fuel duty can be an economic stimulus not just an additional revenue earner from already hard-pressed hauliers and motorists.

ACFO to play key role in shaping DVLA's checking service

ACFO to play key role in shaping DVLA's checking service

ACFO, the UK representative body for fleet decision-makers, is to play a key role as the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) finalises its new online driver licence validation checking service.

Chep makes new appointments in Europe

Chep makes new appointments in Europe

Chep, the pallet and container pooling services provider, has recently made two key appointments within its European Pallets operations.

Logistics Company offers Europe wide air cargo charter flights

Logistics Company offers Europe wide air cargo charter flights

Specialist time critical logistics provider BDA (Bespoke Distribution Aviation) is offering a freighter charter aircraft that can be flown to any airport Europe wide including the Mediterranean rim and North Africa, enabling delivery of goods and components hours after the charter booking.

CEVA wins three gold awards at RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards

CEVA wins three gold awards at RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards

CEVA Logistics, the global supply chain management company, has won three gold awards at the 2014 Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Occupational Health and Safety Awards.

New horizontal baler and feed conveyor ups capacity for St Helier Municipal Services

New horizontal baler and feed conveyor ups capacity for St Helier Municipal Services

St Helier Municipal Services in Jersey is increasing recycling capacity and throughput for commercial and residential waste by upgrading its baling operation with a new horizontal baler and feed conveyor from Middleton Engineering.

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