News,case studies and product information relating to material handling,supply chain and distribution.

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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Nexen’s investment and expansion plans buck recent trends with commitment to the UK

Nexen’s investment and expansion plans buck recent trends with commitment to the UK

Lowestoft-based Nexen Lift Trucks – designer, manufacturer and supplier of forklift trucks and warehouse equipment – has announced an £8.5m investment in its UK-based headquarters and manufacturing facility.

Ford ad features Sheffield Forgemasters

Ford ad features Sheffield Forgemasters

Car giant Ford has chosen Sheffield Forgemasters’ electric arc furnace as a centrepiece location for its latest Ford commercial vehicles advert.

Hiab introduces HiVision for MULTILIFT hooklifts

Hiab introduces HiVision for MULTILIFT hooklifts

Hiab, part of Cargotec, has introduced its HiVision(TM) vision system for MULTILIFT hooklifts, to make hooklift operation easier, safer and quicker.

Fortec gives a lift to local jobseekers

Fortec gives a lift to local jobseekers

The Fortec Distribution Network has joined forces with a leading manpower and logistics solutions provider to offer unemployed people work as forklift truck drivers.

RGS students work with Worcester Bosch on Greener Packaging

RGS students work with Worcester Bosch on Greener Packaging

A team of teenagers from Royal Grammar School Worcester have been working with Worcester Bosch, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of heating products, on a project to introduce greener materials into appliance packaging.

Barings acquires land for logistics development in Madrid

Barings acquires land for logistics development in Madrid

Barings, one of the world’s largest diversified real estate investment managers, announces that it has acquired an 85,000 sqm plot of land in the southern part of Madrid, Spain, on behalf of an institutional investor.

No job, employer or regulator should take away workers’ health, safety and wellbeing

No job, employer or regulator should take away workers’ health, safety and wellbeing

The World Day for Safety and Health at Work is celebrated annually on 28 April and led by the International Labour Organisation (ILO). It raises public awareness of the importance of health and safety at work, as well as the prevention of occupational accidents.

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.

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