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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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HGV taxes alone pay for almost all the UK's road maintenance spending, says FTA

HGV taxes alone pay for almost all the UK's road maintenance spending, says FTA

New independent research conducted by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) has shown that HGVs pay enough tax alone to cover almost the whole of UK spending on road maintenance.

Keswick Enterprises Group to sell Romanian logistics subsidiary

Keswick Enterprises Group to sell Romanian logistics subsidiary

UK-based Keswick Enterprises Group has reached agreement to sell its Tibbett Logistics subsidiary in Romania to Yusen Logistics (Europe) BV. The disposal is subject to Romanian Competition Council approval, and is expected to complete before the end of the year.

Moving more, more efficiently: DB Cargo UK introduces new HRA aggregate hopper wagons

Moving more, more efficiently: DB Cargo UK introduces new HRA aggregate hopper wagons

Rail freight operator DB Cargo UK is working with Axiom Rail and WH Davis to convert 110 HTA coal hoppers into new state of the art HRA aggregate hopper wagons. This significant investment demonstrates DB Cargo UK's commitment to the aggregates industry and plans for future growth in the sector.

Second SANY container handler for Maritime

Second SANY container handler for Maritime

Maritime Transport is set to enhance its container handling services across the North West after working with Cooper Specialised Handling to improve its heavy lifting capabilities in Manchester.

Animal 'rips' omnichannel retailing with Indigo WMS

Animal 'rips' omnichannel retailing with Indigo WMS

Founded by two surfers in 1987, board sportswear brand Animal is now a £26m fashion brand. The company has evolved to become an omnichannel business with three streams – wholesale, retail and ecommerce.

UK packaging event unveils plans for 2018

UK packaging event unveils plans for 2018

James Drake-Brockman, Divisional Director of Packaging Innovations, Empack and Label&Print, the UK packaging shows, talks about plans for the event's return to Birmingham's NEC on 28 February & 1 March 2018.

Allan McKee joins Krone Trailers UK

Allan McKee joins Krone Trailers UK

Krone has appointed a new Area Sales Manager to join the UK trailer team.

LDL Technology and ffly4u announce comprehensive asset-tracking system for supply chain across Europe

LDL Technology and ffly4u announce comprehensive asset-tracking system for supply chain across Europe

LDL Technology and ffly4u have announced a comprehensive, real-time asset-tracking system for the entire supply chain.

Commercial telematics market size worth USD 114.28 billion by 2025, according to Hexa Research

Commercial telematics market size worth USD 114.28 billion by 2025, according to Hexa Research

The global commercial telematics market is expected to reach USD 114.28 billion by 2025 on account of to the rapid penetration of smart connectivity systems in passenger cars as well as commercial vehicles.

Flow wrapping technology is sealing the future for packaging

Flow wrapping technology is sealing the future for packaging

By Peter Miller, managing director of Tisomi Ltd.

Figures suggest that since the start of the 21st Century there has been a three-fold increase in the use of automated packaging machinery in the global food sector and flow wrapping systems are influencing this transformation, allowing a vast array of jobs, once done manually, to be performed with greater speed, accuracy and efficiency.

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