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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Konecranes sources environmentally friendly service van fleet

Konecranes sources environmentally friendly service van fleet

Resolute to increase the efficiency of its nationwide service operation, Konecranes – one of the world's foremost lifting equipment manufacturers – has invested in a new fleet of eco-friendly and fuel-efficient service vans.

Penske Truck Leasing named back-to-back winner of the EPA SmartWay Affiliate Challenge Award

Penske Truck Leasing named back-to-back winner of the EPA SmartWay Affiliate Challenge Award

Penske Truck Leasing has been named a back-to-back winner of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) SmartWay Affiliate Challenge Award. One of 10 companies to win in 2014, Penske was also named a top honouree, cited for its strong marketing efforts.

ByBox acquisition of DX Business Direct expands field services network

ByBox acquisition of DX Business Direct expands field services network

Following the recent acquisition of DX Business Direct by the ByBox Group, the UK provider of field support services, the business has announced an increase in its footprint of locker exchanges by 365 locations.

Transport Awards 2014 focuses on success within courier and haulage sectors

Transport Awards 2014 focuses on success within courier and haulage sectors

The Transport Awards, now in its twelfth year, has again showcased the major success and best practise that is taking place within the freight industry at its annual awards ceremony.

Masternaut solution boosts customer satisfaction for Somerset Gas

Masternaut solution boosts customer satisfaction for Somerset Gas

Somerset Gas, the specialist heating service provider, is using Masternaut's mobile workflow application across its workforce in order to cut fuel costs, improve on-the-job communication and increase customer satisfaction levels.

High Peak Logistics Skills Centre opens

High Peak Logistics Skills Centre opens

Patrick McLoughlin MP, Secretary of State for Transport, officially opened a new logistics training centre in Buxton recently to launch a new generation of logisticians in the High Peak area.

Jigsaw puts the pieces together at Multimodal

Jigsaw puts the pieces together at Multimodal

Managed transport specialist Jigsaw makes its fourth appearance at Multimodal (Stand 1020) this year having recently celebrated a decade in business and the tenth anniversary of some of its longest-standing contracts with customers in the food, drink and white goods sectors.

Integrating advanced IT systems to achieve the 'perfect return'

Integrating advanced IT systems to achieve the 'perfect return'

Managing returns was identified as a critical priority and challenge for companies in the Access Warehouse Management Software (WMS) survey and is the issue examined in a new whitepaper, now issued by Access's WMS vendor, titled 'The Perfect Return'.

Shippers will be major focus at Multimodal

Shippers will be major focus at Multimodal

Shippers will take centre stage at Multimodal 2014 later this month, set to be the biggest in the show's seven year history, and the first to welcome both a Royal visitor and a football legend.

WiseTech Global partners with ACO Informatica to offer CargoWise One to Italian market

WiseTech Global partners with ACO Informatica to offer CargoWise One to Italian market

Italian logistics providers will be able to significantly increase their global reach following a new business partnership between WiseTech Global, developer of the logistics management system, CargoWise One, and ACO Informatica, a Milan-based supply chain specialist.

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