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Dachser expands its logistics centre in Hof

Dachser expands its logistics centre in Hof

Logistics provider Dachser is stepping up its contract logistics activities in the Upper Franconia region of Germany and moving into a new warehouse in the town of Hof. The warehouse will provide space for around 39,000 pallets and have 47 docking bays. Construction is expected to be completed by fall 2020.

The future for workplace safety is clear thanks to Beaverswood Visusafe range

The future for workplace safety is clear thanks to Beaverswood Visusafe range

Improved levels of workplace safety and protection are provided by the new Visusafe range of barriers, column protectors, flexi delineators and speed reduction bumps fromindustrial visual communication solutions specialist, Beaverswood.

The Cartwright Group supplies Hermes with more CNG vehicles

The Cartwright Group supplies Hermes with more CNG vehicles

Cartwright Fleet Services (CFS) is continuing to support Hermes to further reduce its carbon footprint with the delivery of a second significant order of natural-gas-powered vehicles.

Fleet Operations calls for a sharper focus on driver eyesight

Fleet Operations calls for a sharper focus on driver eyesight

Fleet management specialist Fleet Operations is urging fleet operators to ensure their drivers have regular eyesight tests following new research which shows that thousands of drivers lose their licence each year in the UK due to poor eyesight.

Swissport assumes hub management for Air Tanzania

Swissport assumes hub management for Air Tanzania

Air Tanzania has commissioned Swissport to handle their entire hub operation at the airports of Dar es Salaam and Kilimanjaro. The new agreement includes a comprehensive service catalogue for Airport Ground Services, Air Cargo Handling and Aviation Security.

5 steps for a successful implementation of voice-guided picking

5 steps for a successful implementation of voice-guided picking

Fast growing order volumes, a higher cost pressure and increasing demands on process quality: logistics companies are still facing the challenge of making internal warehouse processes more cost-effective, more efficient and at the same time less error prone.

But how can the efficiency and above all the quality of intralogistics be increased without having to accept cost-intensive changes to the warehouse structure?

Linde announced as finalist in the FLTA awards

Linde announced as finalist in the FLTA awards

Linde Material Handling has been nominated as a finalist in the Safety and Ergonomics category at the forthcoming FLTA awards.

Thermo King electric units cool Mediplus pharma distribution fleet in Romania

Thermo King electric units cool Mediplus pharma distribution fleet in Romania

Thermo King, the transport temperature control solutions provider for a variety of mobile applications and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, partnered with Mediplus Exim, the Romanian distributor of pharmaceutical products and part of Dr. Max pan-European pharmaceutical group.

Maritime Transport IT Director to outline power of data at Microlise Transport Conference

Maritime Transport IT Director to outline power of data at Microlise Transport Conference

UK multimodal and container transport company, Maritime Transport, will discuss how the company has fuelled growth and operational efficiency through the use of data, when James Andrews, IT Director, speaks at the Microlise Transport Conference, taking place on the 20th May at The Ricoh Arena in Coventry.

Warehouse REIT increases headroom with £220 million institutional refinancing

Warehouse REIT increases headroom with £220 million institutional refinancing

Warehouse REIT, the AIM-listed specialist warehouse investor, has entered into a new five year £220 million debt facility, to replace the existing HSBC facility totalling £210 million.

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