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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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Fairfax adds a magnificent seven new Isuzus for the first time

Fairfax adds a magnificent seven new Isuzus for the first time

When Northern plant hire company Fairfax Plant Hire were looking to replace seven incumbent vehicles, the Yorkshire-based company specified seven brand new Isuzu rigids for the first time, adding three Isuzu Grafter 3.5 tonne trucks and four Isuzu 7.5 tonne trucks to its fleet.

New packaging report strengthens holography anti-counterfeiting role, says global trade body

New packaging report strengthens holography anti-counterfeiting role, says global trade body

An international trade body has welcomed a new report that paves the way to ‘significant’ opportunity and growth for packaging holography technologies.

Osprey London secures last spot at Prologis Park Eastman

Osprey London secures last spot at Prologis Park Eastman

Prologis, the UK developer and owner of logistics parks, has agreed a lease with Osprey London for a 13,066 sq ft warehousing facility at Prologis Park Eastman, in the heart of Hemel Hempstead.

Freight procurement going autonomous with SHIPSTA

Freight procurement going autonomous with SHIPSTA

SHIPSTA, the data-driven platform transforming logistics procurement, has launched its semi-autonomous freight procurement and optimisation solution. ShipstaSCAN uniquely integrates smart market monitoring with sourcing automation, so logistics teams can effortlessly transform their freight procurement and cut transportation costs.

BITO ramps up to meet order growth

BITO ramps up to meet order growth

BITO Storage Systems has taken on additional staff and developed new services to support the storage and order picking projects required by sectors emerging from the pandemic.

HyperloopTT proves economic and environmental benefit again with feasibility study in Southern Brazil

HyperloopTT proves economic and environmental benefit again with feasibility study in Southern Brazil

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) has announced the completion of a feasibility study in Southern Brazil in conjunction with the State Government of Rio Grande do Sul, and the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS).

MFS Renewables harnesses the power of energy with new TITAN hybrid system

MFS Renewables harnesses the power of energy with new TITAN hybrid system

Following the recent launch of its new Renewables Division, commercial vehicle company Marshall Fleet Solutions (MFS) has added the TITAN hybrid power system to its renewables product portfolio, with the TITAN system capable of providing 100% free power to any make of on-board refrigeration unit, tail lift and other vehicle mounted electrically powered applications on HGV’s, LCV’s and small trucks.

cargo-partner extends portfolio of rail transport services via the Iron Silk Road

cargo-partner extends portfolio of rail transport services via the Iron Silk Road

Since the start of the year, the international transport and info-logistics provider has introduced a range of new rail transport services from China to Romania, the UK, Slovakia and Sweden, as well as combined sea/rail transport solutions from Japan to Germany and Poland.

Warehouse boom: comment from Infosys Consulting

Warehouse boom: comment from Infosys Consulting

In response to news that the demise of the high street is leading to a boom in giant warehouse demand, Sachin Jangam, Partner for Retail at Infosys Consulting argues that the only way physical stores can compete with e-commerce is with a radical rethink of physical space, and highlights the opportunity dark stores hold for brick and mortar warehouses.

New rail shuttle from Middle Sweden to the Port of Gothenburg boosts forest product exports

New rail shuttle from Middle Sweden to the Port of Gothenburg boosts forest product exports

A new rail shuttle is about to begin transporting timber products from Malungsfors in Dalarna to Asia via the Port of Gothenburg. The new shuttle will generate substantial carbon savings and logistical benefits, consolidating the port as the principal hub for the export of Swedish timber products.

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