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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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Smart packaging counteracting the lost moment of truth

Smart packaging counteracting the lost moment of truth

In the new report "Smart Packaging 2019-2029", IDTechEx Research finds that electronic smart packaging will become a $1.8 Billion market in 2029.

Lifting the liner block exemption law will not improve shippers' lives

Lifting the liner block exemption law will not improve shippers' lives

Wading into the war of words between shippers and carriers in recent weeks, speakers at the TOC Asia Container Supply Chain conference in Singapore claimed removing the BER would yield no benefit to cargo owners.

The BER, which is the de facto legislation covering liner alliances and vessel sharing agreements (VSAs) on container trades to and from Europe, is set to expire on 25 April next year.

Aggreko launches emergency cold storage unit

Aggreko launches emergency cold storage unit

Cold storage warehouses will be able to immediately recover from breakdowns due to Aggreko’s new temporary air cooled low temperature AC units.

New British technology eCargo bike manufacturer announces ‘Project 1'

New British technology eCargo bike manufacturer announces ‘Project 1'

A new, technology-led, eCargo bike manufacturer from Oxford, Electric Assisted Vehicles Limited (EAV) launched its new company and announced its new Project 1 (P1) eCargo bike at the eBike summit in Oxford on 10 April.

CEVA Logistics renews contract with FCA until 2022

CEVA Logistics renews contract with FCA until 2022

CEVA Logistics is further consolidating its partnership with Fiat Chrysler Automotive (FCA) in Brazil by renewing its existing business partnership with the awarding of additional four and a half year contract.

Exide sees increased adoption of Its GNB EasyPick battery selection system

Exide sees increased adoption of Its GNB EasyPick battery selection system

Battery manufacturer Exide Technologies, a global provider of stored energy solutions for the transportation and industrial markets, is seeing increased uptake of GNB EasyPick.

Miniclipper Logistics boosts service levels and business performance with Paragon transport planning solution

Miniclipper Logistics boosts service levels and business performance with Paragon transport planning solution

Miniclipper Logistics, the fast-growing 3rd party logistics business, is using Paragon’s routing and scheduling software to enhance service delivery and maximise profitability within its nationwide operation.

Verizon Connect provides factory-fit telematics and workforce management solutions to help drive efficiency and improve operations for customers

Verizon Connect provides factory-fit telematics and workforce management solutions to help drive efficiency and improve operations for customers

To help customers gain insights into their fleets, Verizon Connect has partnered with Iveco, manufacturer of commercial and industrial vehicles, to provide customers with its comprehensive telematics and mobile workforce management software platform.

Verdion launches iPort Phase 2 with 731,000 sq ft mega-warehouse deal

Verdion launches iPort Phase 2 with 731,000 sq ft mega-warehouse deal

Pan-European logistics specialist Verdion has launched the second phase of its iPort logistics hub in Doncaster with a 731,000 sq ft (67,912 sq m) letting to a major online retailer.

Autotalks gains momentum in China after a successful C-V2X field test with a Chinese tech giant

Autotalks gains momentum in China after a successful C-V2X field test with a Chinese tech giant

Autotalks, the V2X (Vehicle to Everything) communication solutions provider, is gaining momentum in the Chinese market following the successful completion of the C-V2X field test with a Chinese technology giant.

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