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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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Clipper Logistics signs new contract with Shop Direct

Clipper Logistics signs new contract with Shop Direct

Clipper Logistics plc (‘Clipper’ or ‘the Group’), provider of value-added logistics solutions and e-fulfilment to the retail sector, has signed a new contract with Shop Direct, operator of digital retail brands Very.co.uk and Littlewoods.com, to provide returns management and pre-retail services.

Operations and safety support expert joins Victa Railfreight

Operations and safety support expert joins Victa Railfreight

Victa Railfreight has appointed experienced railway operations and business manager Matt Green to the new role of Operations and Safety Support Specialist on the advisory and management services side of its business.

First border crossing to use United Nations e-CMR electronic consignment note involving the UK, France and the Netherlands

First border crossing to use United Nations e-CMR electronic consignment note involving the UK, France and the Netherlands

A pilot project grouping France, the Netherlands and the UK was handled in February and March involving Transports FIOLET in France, International Road Ferry in the Netherlands, Brian Yeardley Continental in the UK, under the supervision of FNTR, FTA, TLN/ Beurtvaartadres and the UK Department for Transport.

Quartely update: 17 businesses removed or suspended from prompt payment code for failing to pay their suppliers on time

Quartely update: 17 businesses removed or suspended from prompt payment code for failing to pay their suppliers on time

Action on companies who fail to meet the standard of the Prompt Payment Code (PPC) has seen 17 companies removed or suspended from the Code during the past quarter, the Chartered Institute of Credit Management (CICM) has announced.

Bear Handling signs deal with TEXO

Bear Handling signs deal with TEXO

Aberdeen-based Bear Handling Ltd specialises in handling equipment across Scotland and the oil & gas industry – the company is the Hyundai forklift distributor for the region.

Allison Transmission is providing its e-axle solution to Peterbilt for evaluation on Powerful Electric Class 8 Truck

Allison Transmission is providing its e-axle solution to Peterbilt for evaluation on Powerful Electric Class 8 Truck

Amidst the global pursuit of electrification in the commercial vehicle industry, Allison Transmission, a global provider of commercial-duty propulsion solutions, has developed what it describes as highly efficient and powerful axles for electric vehicles.

New report finds digital technology improves highways safety performance

New report finds digital technology improves highways safety performance

A new, independent survey of the highways industry has revealed that two-thirds of tech-enabled businesses reported a reduction in accidents or no accidents at all in the last 12 months – 50 per cent more than industry standard.

BYD showcases forklifts, charger at ProMat

BYD showcases forklifts, charger at ProMat

BYD showcased its lineup of forklifts and battery charger at ProMat, the largest industry expo for manufacturing, distribution and supply chain equipment.

Stock distress signals - 23 pointers that tell you why you need a WMS

Stock distress signals - 23 pointers that tell you why you need a WMS

By Alex Mills, Sales and Marketing Director, ProSKU.

Warehouse management systems (WMS) are used widely in larger organisations where stock and order volumes demand high levels of control.

Smaller companies, although they hold less stock and handle fewer orders, mostly experience the same problems when handling physical stock. But smaller companies tend, initially at least, to use products designed for stock control or inventory management. These are often modules provided as part of accounts or order processing systems.

Logistics Scotland Conference to host infrastructure minister

Logistics Scotland Conference to host infrastructure minister

Following the announcement of a £5 billion package of investment for Scotland’s infrastructure, logistics businesses from across the country will be keen to learn how the money is to be distributed to ensure that the country keeps trading efficiently in the years ahead.

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