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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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Leading retailers come together for Big Plastics Debate

Leading retailers come together for Big Plastics Debate

Coca Cola, Co-Op, Asda, Marks & Spencer and Iceland will come together under one roof for the first time at Packaging Innovations 2018, to talk about the UK's hottest topic – plastics in packaging.

Survey: Small firms spend up to 500 hours each year managing freight shipments

Survey: Small firms spend up to 500 hours each year managing freight shipments

While importing continues to grow across both small and enterprise companies, almost 50% of the 300,000+ American businesses who import still use spreadsheets to manage their international supply chain.

Freight forwarders demand action on infrastructure investment

Freight forwarders demand action on infrastructure investment

Commenting on the National Infrastructure Commission's (NIC) first Annual Monitoring Report, Robert Keen, Director General of the British International Freight Association (BIFA), said: "Today, we have seen the value of having an independent National Infrastructure Commission to hold the government accountable for lack of action on key national infrastructure issues.

XPO Logistics expands last mile logistics service of heavy goods to Europe

XPO Logistics expands last mile logistics service of heavy goods to Europe

XPO Logistics, global provider of transportation and logistics solutions, has expanded its last mile logistics service of heavy goods to Europe. New markets include the UK, Ireland, the Netherlands, Spain and France.

Clipper introduces training initiative

Clipper introduces training initiative

Clipper Logistics plc has launched an initiative which aims to help its warehouse employees be trained as drivers, allowing them to further their careers and progress within the business.

What is on-demand warehousing?

What is on-demand warehousing?

By Charlie Pool, CEO, Stowga.

The Oxford English Dictionary defines on-demand as "soon as or whenever required". In recent years the term 'on-demand' has become synonymous with technology: movies on demand, taxis on demand, dry cleaners on demand.... the list goes on. But on-demand warehousing? That's a new one.

Lift truck training goes paperless with new RTITB app

Lift truck training goes paperless with new RTITB app

RTITB has launched the MyRTITB TrainingFriend PRO – an Android app that makes the lift truck training administration and testing process completely paperless for the very first time.

Shallow foldable large box for automotive supply chain developed by Schoeller Allibert

Shallow foldable large box for automotive supply chain developed by Schoeller Allibert

Especially designed for the Automotive supply chain, a unique shallow foldable large box has been developed by Schoeller Allibert: The Magnum Optimum595.

Leicester based BS Handling Systems appoints new project engineer

Leicester based BS Handling Systems appoints new project engineer

BS Handling Systems has made a strong start to 2018 with the appointment of Andrew Smith as project engineer.

Menzies saves money with plastic pallets

Menzies saves money with plastic pallets

When time-critical logistics business Menzies Distribution was looking to reduce its logistics costs and improve internal supply chain processes, it turned to Goplasticpallets.com who provided a long lasting plastic pallet solution, as well as invaluable product advice.

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