Critical and key issues in material handling, logistics and distribution

Critical issues are thought provoking articles relating to strategy,legislation,technology,best practice and the some of the most challenging business topics in the world of material handling.The articles in this section have been contributed by senior industry leaders, research analysts, trade associations such as the UKWA (United Kingdom Warehousing Association) BIFA (British International Freight Association), the FTA (Freight Transport Association) and the FLTA ( ForkLift Truck Association), as well as many others.

Other important topics covered in this section concern Health and Safety in Logistics with articles from the Health & Safety Executive (HSE).Taxation, government policy,climate change,recruitment and training schemes are all covered, as well as educational opportunities at various UK logistics educational facilities such at Cranfield University

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Retailers need to fund recycling, says The Recycling Association

Retailers need to fund recycling, says The Recycling Association

Packaging manufacturers and retailers need to fund the cost of recycling more, according to The Recycling Association chief executive Simon Ellin.

The National Audit Office has produced its report, The Packaging Recycling Obligations, that found that the Government has no evidence that the system has encouraged companies to minimize packaging or make it easy to recycle.

Waste, storage space and the hidden extras

Waste, storage space and the hidden extras

All businesses are chasing efficiency and convenience. David Coleman, Operations Director at HSM UK, discusses why environmental technology is an effective answer for organisations handling significant volumes of waste material.

Pricing trucks out of towns is not the way forward

Pricing trucks out of towns is not the way forward

A coalition of road transport trade bodies says that Clean Air Zones (CAZ) are unfairly targeting hauliers and that pricing trucks off the road is not the way to reduce emissions.

UK automotive technology firm highlights the benefits of new CO2 regulations for Trucks

UK automotive technology firm highlights the benefits of new CO2 regulations for Trucks

North East-based automotive clean-tech firm AVID Technology is calling on heavy duty vehicle manufacturers to utilise its expertise in meeting the recent European Commission legislation for mandatory reductions in CO2 emissions.

UK freight forwarders association expresses mixed feelings on Brexit White Paper

UK freight forwarders association expresses mixed feelings on Brexit White Paper

Responding to the White Paper outlining the UK Government's proposed future relationship between the UK and European Union after Brexit, Robert Keen, Director General of the British International Freight Association (BIFA) expressed mixed feelings about its contents.

RHA condemns truckers who make money on the backs of migrants

RHA condemns truckers who make money on the backs of migrants

The Road Haulage Association strongly condemns UK-bound truck drivers who are being paid to smuggle migrants across the Channel.

This latest report from the National Crime Agency says organised criminal gangs are concealing people on vehicles and that some drivers are colluding with them for financial gain.

Air cargo industry must learn to operate like the global defence sector to thrive in modern age

Air cargo industry must learn to operate like the global defence sector to thrive in modern age

Air freight must revolutionize the way it runs itself, modelled more on the USD1.7 trillion global defence sector, if it is to thrive in the modern age, according to OMX Founder and 'Dragon' Nicole Verkindt.

Biodegradable fibre packaging could catalyse shift away from black plastic, says GlobalData

Biodegradable fibre packaging could catalyse shift away from black plastic, says GlobalData

With packaging producers under pressure to find a replacement for plastic, the latest contender could be Durapulp fibre, which is used to create biodegradable packaging to replace the black plastic trays often used in ready meals and raw beef products, says GlobalData, the data and analytics company.

Information on the go - AIDC/Mobile Computing Special Technology report

Information on the go - AIDC/Mobile Computing Special Technology report

Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke with a number of leading spokespeople from the vendor and analyst communities about recent, current and possible future developments within the world of automatic identification & data capture and mobile computing technology.

Concerns remain over the poor state of post-Brexit preparedness, says CILT

Concerns remain over the poor state of post-Brexit preparedness, says CILT

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) has responded to The Transport Select Committee's inquiry into the effects of Brexit on UK freight operations.

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