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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DHL secures new 3.6 million contract with major high street retailer British Home Stores

DHL secures new 3.6 million contract with major high street retailer British Home Stores

DHL Exel Supply Chain has announced a new 3.6 million (4.5 million euro) contract over three years to provide logistics e-fulfilment warehousing services for Bhs throughout the UK.

Think about safer load handling

Think about safer load handling

The latest HSE figures show that in 2004/5 around 1.9 million working days were lost through injuries caused by handling, lifting or carrying and that each incident resulted in around 9.3 days off work.

Rating system leads 3PLs to demolish warehouses

Rating system leads 3PLs to demolish warehouses

The UKWA says that there is growing evidence that the Governments recent move to scrap rate relief on empty industrial property is having a serious impact on the warehousing industry.

Labyrinth redesigns the Maze

UK logistics consultancy Labyrinth has restructured into three specialist divisions, and announced two new appointments.

Kai Benthaack new Director Ocean Freight with Agility Germany

Kai Benthaack new Director Ocean Freight with Agility Germany

Kai Benthaack (47) took on the role of Director Ocean Freight Germany on 1 October

Pall-Ex founder named Businesswoman of the Year

Pall-Ex founder named Businesswoman of the Year

Hilary Devey, founder, owner and CEO of the UK palletised freight collection and delivery network, Pall-Ex, has been named Vitalise Businesswoman of the Year 2008.

John Lewis and Keystone share best practice

John Lewis Department Stores has teamed up with Keystone Distribution UK, to implement a job swap scheme.

Major investment in European Logistics continues

CB Richard Ellis completes on two major deals in the Netherlands.

Bringing the house down?

Bringing the house down?

The Governments recent move to scrap rate relief on empty industrial property could tempt some landlords to demolish empty warehouse facilities and other industrial property as a way of avoiding paying the substantial amounts of tax that unoccupied sites now incur.

Graham Wall announced as UKWA Vice Chairman

Graham Wall announced as UKWA Vice Chairman

Graham Wall, Commercial Director of PD Ports rapidly expanding Teesport facility, has been appointed Vice Chairman of the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA).

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