Logistics Business Magazine
Logistics Business Magazine


WWL adds Novorossiysk, Russia to Asia – Europe Service
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL), the global RoRo shipping and factory-to-dealer logistics specialist has added Novorossiysk as an additional entry port into Russia.
Date: 24/04/2014

Aetna automates wrapping for WB Group's doors
WB Group manufactures an excellent product, and ensuring that the goods reach their destinations in the same pristine condition that they leave the factory floor is a priority.
Date: 24/04/2014

SEALED AIR LAUNCHES ROCKET SPEED INFLATABLE PACKAGING SYSTEM
European customers get ready for take-off with Fill-Air Rocket™
Date: 24/04/2014

Interroll continues successful cooperation with Alfamart in Indonesia
Sant'Antonino, Switzerland / Jakarta, Indonesia, 24 April 2014. By delivering conveyors to Alfamart for the 9th time, Interroll, a worldwide provider of key products and solutions for internal logistics, continued the successful cooperation with one of Indonesia’s leading retailers, serving 2.5 million customers daily with approximately 7,000 stores across Indonesia.
Date: 24/04/2014

Premiere Logistics in Logistics
Cambodia is located in the southern portion of the Indochina Peninsula in southeast Asia, the Kingdom of Cambodia
Date: 23/04/2014

Carrier Transicold Celebrates Sale of 1 Millionth Container Refrigeration Unit
Sustainable PrimeLINE® system with XtendFRESH™ atmosphere control presented to CMA CGM
Date: 22/04/2014

Metsä Wood relies on Baumann for materials handling on site
Over the past four years,Metsä Wood UK has come to rely on the consistent performance of its side loaders from Baumann for the important job of moving raw material around at its four UK sites in Widnes, Boston, Kings Lynn and Grangemouth. MetsäWood now has 26 Baumann side loaders in daily operation, including 23 GX 5 tonne diesel powered trucks and 3 HX 4 tonne LPG powered trucks.
Date: 22/04/2014

Agility and Rockfarm Supply Chain Solutions Announce Joint Venture
Agility Logistics Solutionsand Rockfarm Supply Chain Solutions announced the formation of a joint venture, Agility Domestic Solutions (ADS). This new business division is focused on meeting the domestic supply chain needs of the customers of Agility.
Date: 22/04/2014

Flexi articulated trucks at Multimodal 2014
Visitors to articulated forklift truck technology pioneer Flexi Narrow Aisle’s stand at Multimodal 2014 will be able to see how the Flexi range of articulated fork lift trucks has been developed specifically to improve storage, handling and customer order assembly efficiency within manufacturing and logistics operations.
Date: 22/04/2014

Menlo’s Partnership with ArjoHuntleigh Brings Fruitful Results
Menlo Worldwide Logistics this month marked its 7th year as ArjoHuntleigh’s global logistics and distribution partner.
Date: 22/04/2014

Anton Bigelmaier is the new Head of After Market at Kögel
Anton Bigelmaier (50) has commenced work at the trailer producer located in Burtenbach, Germany in March as Head of After Market
Date: 22/04/2014

New premium brand IC engine forklift rangeoffers exceptional value proposition
Jungheinrich has launched a completely re-designed generation of IC-engine powered counterbalanced forklift trucks.
Date: 16/04/2014

Canute Group increases profits with rear axle mechanical steering system from Tridec a member of JOST- World
The Canute Group is one of the UK's fastest growing distribution and logistics providers, managing the global supply chains for customers around the world.
Date: 16/04/2014

Hyster Company Works with Seegrid to Provide Guided by Seegrid Technology to Hyster Customers
Today, Hyster Company announced that by working with Seegrid®, the leading provider of vision-guided flexible automated guided vehicles (AGVs), Guided by Seegrid® technology will soon be available to Hyster customers.
Date: 16/04/2014

SEGRO and Moorfield Deliver 412,519 sq ft for Great Bear Distribution at LPP Sheffield
The Logistics Property Partnership (‘LPP’), a joint venture between SEGRO and Moorfield Real Estate Fund II, is pleased to announce that it has let the 412,519 sq ft LLP Sheffield facility to Great Bear Distribution, for a period of 15 years.
Date: 15/04/2014

GEFCO appoints new Sales and Marketing Director as it looks to grow and diversify
GEFCO UK has appointed Charlie Weale as its new Sales and Marketing Director as it looks to drive growth across its service offering and build brand visibility within new and existing sectors and markets.
Date: 15/04/2014

A second life for STILL forklifts
STILL officially opened its new European Refurbishment Centre for used trucks in Rokietnica near Poznań, Poland, on Friday 11 April 2014.
Date: 14/04/2014

New machines – new markets
Production will start in time for the CeMAT 2014: With the new electric low-lift pallet truck PX 20 and the electric pedestrian operated high-lift truck SX 12/16, CLARK offers a cost-effective, robust solution for forklift applications in sales, warehousing and factories.
Date: 14/04/2014

Live demo of Cimcorp's robotics at CeMAT
Visitors to the CeMAT exhibition in Hannover (19-23 May) will get a taste of the startling efficiency and speed at which robots can handle a variety of goods.
Date: 14/04/2014

New Pallet & Lid System Drives Forward Automotive Production
Shipping automotive components from the manufacturer to the vehicle assembly plant has never been simpler thanks to the introduction of Goplasticboxes.com’s new Pallet & Lid System.
Date: 10/04/2014

A dozen new Terberg distribution tractors work hard for Fowler Welch
With nine depots across the UK, leading ambient, chilled and FMCG supply-chain specialist, Fowler Welch operates an intensive 24/7 warehouse and logistics operation, handling high volumes of ambient and multi-temperature products.
Date: 10/04/2014

£58 MILLION: THE REAL COST OF SUPPLY CHAIN DISRUPTION IN THE UK MANUFACTURING SECTO
Large UK manufacturers lost more than £58 million* dealing with the fall-out from supply chain disruptions in 2013; much of which could have been prevented, new research shows.
Date: 09/04/2014

See game changing layer picking technology live
Visitors to the forthcoming Warehouse Technology Group (WTG) open day, which takes place on May 21st at the WTG’s Logistics Research and Innovation Centre (LRIC) in Manchester, will see a live demonstration of a new, simple to implement and highly cost effective method of case layer picking that is expected to change the way companies operating in the grocery retail sector design their supply chains.
Date: 09/04/2014

Daniel Hobbs, ‎Group Sales Director at international recruitment business, Transline Group comments on the fact training and importing talent are the key to addressing skills shortages
“Today’s KPMG research has highlighted skills gaps in a number of industries with the UK potentially missing out on £1.2billion a year of productivity by not having the right people in the right jobs. The recruitment industry needs to confront his challenge head on and help UK Plc address this.
Date: 08/04/2014

Dealing with logistic challenges in E-commerce
How to retain your company’s competitive advantage in demanding times
Date: 08/04/2014

UK PALLET SUPPLIER SECURES DOHA DUTY FREE CONTRACT
Goplasticpallets.com, the UK’s leading independent supplier of plastic pallets, has secured a major contract with Qatar’s largest warehouse equipment company, Rumaillah Warehouse Equipment, to supply durable, long-life plastic pallets for the storage of duty free goods.
Date: 08/04/2014

Hiltons marks 25th anniversary with Euro 6 DAFs from Ryder
Hiltons Distribution is celebrating its 25th anniversary in the temperature controlled distribution industry by adding three Euro 6 DAF CF85 460 spacecab 44 tonne tractor units to its 25 vehicle fleet.
Date: 08/04/2014

CamoplastSolideal Announces Recent Accolades
As CamoplastSolideal gets ready to showcase their product line at CeMAT, the world’s leading specialist in off road tires and tracks has been doing its best to better meet the challenging product and service requirements of its material handling customers around the world.
Date: 07/04/2014

British Gas signs 7-year maintenance contract with KNAPP
The Customer Service division of warehouse automation provider, KNAPP UK Ltd, is celebrating the renewal of its resident maintenance agreement for British Gas plc. The contract period is no less than seven years – the longest to date for KNAPP – and underlines the trust that British Gas places in the resident service team.
Date: 07/04/2014

Egemin completes hoisting of three stacker cranes into new Zijderlaan warehouse
Last week Egemin Automation successfully completed the hoisting works of three automated pallet stacker cranes at Zijderlaan
Date: 04/04/2014

Safer charging
Part of Groupe Guillin, Sharpak is the UK's leading manufacturer of rigid plastic packaging.
Date: 04/04/2014

GEODIS WILSON APPOINTS NEW GLOBAL DIRECTOR - FMCG
Global freight management company Geodis Wilson has announced the appointment of Mark Ness as new Global Industry Director – FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods).
Date: 03/04/2014

Toyota Capital, the finance company which will revolutionize the forklift segment in Mexico
The commencement of operations in Mexico includes financial services for micro, small and large-scale companies which require forklifts in order to boost their competitiveness.
Date: 03/04/2014

Agility Wins Major UK Defence Event Contract
Agility, a leading global logistics provider, has been awarded the contract to provide logistics services at the prestigious Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI) events in 2015 and 2017 in London.
Date: 03/04/2014

Carrier Transicold Program Focuses on Refrigerant Quality
To help raise standards of service and quality in refrigerant-handling operations for the container shipping industry, Carrier Transicold has launched the CareMAX™ program
Date: 02/04/2014

Stock Inventory Control Advice Is Shared By Darren Wollard of DMG Freight
Organising the storage of stock and inventory in your warehouse is a challenging task to keep up with. If you can manage to keep things orderly, then you will ensure a major link in the supply chain is functioning.
Date: 01/04/2014

Russian Railways Logistics delivers cargo for road construction to port of Ust-Luga
Russian Railways Logistics branch in Saint Petersburg has delivered over 35 thousand tons of crushed stone for construction of M-11 Narva Highway segment linking the port of Ust-Luga since January 2014
Date: 01/04/2014

FedEx Express Boosts its Presence in the Basque Country
FedEx Express has started a new chapter in its Spanish network expansion drive by announcing the opening of three stations in the Basque region where 20 people will be working. Businesses located in and around
Date: 31/03/2014

New sales manager to keep pace with growing demand
Golden Valley Pallet Wrap Specialists (GVPS), the Gloucester-based hand and machine pallet wrap specialist, has appointed Liz Douglas as its new sales manager.
Date: 31/03/2014

Tolsa Group appoints LPR, the red pallet people
Leading global cat litter supplier, the Tolsa Group, has appointed Europe’s second largest pallet pool operator, LPR, to manage its European pallet business, including approximately 70,000 UK annual pallet movements.
Date: 27/03/2014

Eurotunnel celebrates 20 millionth truck in 20 years
Eurotunnel, the world leading rolling motorway, celebrated on 25 March 2014 the passage of its 20 millionth truck since services began on 25 July 1994, on board a Freight Shuttle travelling from Coquelles (France) to Folkestone.
Date: 26/03/2014

Samskip Multimodal adds 140 new reefers to its fleet
Samskip Multimodal recently added 140 brand new electrical reefer containers to its fleet, further enhancing its capability to ship temperature-controlled or perishable goods across Europe.
Date: 26/03/2014

Egemin closes 2013 above expectations and continues to recruit
Egemin Automation has had a good year. The company recorded a net profit of EUR 2.4 million in 2013, an increase of 33% on the 2012 figure.
Date: 25/03/2014

TVH WELCOMES PRESIDENT OBAMA TO WAREGEM
On Wednesday 26 March President Obama will visit the American military cemetery in Waregem, a great honour for the city and its inhabitants. In response to this visit, TVH will provide a playful welcoming with a specially adapted image along the E17.
Date: 25/03/2014

Menlo Promotes Rotterdam as Key Logistics Euro-Hub
With nearly 30% of Northern Europe’s annual container imports and exports passing through the Port of Rotterdam, the region is unsurprisingly a major focal point for manufacturers and retailers European supply chain operations.
Date: 25/03/2014

Agility’s Earnings Release for the Fourth Quarter and Full Year of 2013
gility (AGLTY) today announced its financial results for the fourth quarter 2013, reporting a net profit of KD 12.4 million, an increase of 29% compared to the fourth quarter of 2012.
Date: 25/03/2014

Turkish fashion brand doubles up with SDI Group
SDI Group, the global integrator of automated material handling systems, has commenced installation of a sophisticated sortation system for leading Turkish fashion retailer, Colin’s Group.
Date: 24/03/2014

Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V. launches warehousing service with Yusen Logistics in Russia
Yusen Logistics has expanded its service offering to Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V., providing a full warehousing service for air conditioning units in addition to managing the stock and distribution of their spare parts in the Moscow region.
Date: 24/03/2014

STEF ended the year 2013 with a 8.7% increase in net income
Net income Group share: €60.2 M
Date: 20/03/2014

DEUTSCHE POST DHL CHOOSES VANDERLANDE INDUSTRIES’ SORTING SOLUTIONS FOR ITS NEW AUTOMATED DELIVERY SITES IN GERMANY
Deutsche Post DHL and Vanderlande Industries have signed a frame agreement for the supply of the sorting and logistics handling systems for its new network of automated delivery bases throughout Germany.
Date: 20/03/2014

TGW opens Northern European headquarters in UK
TGW Northern Europe officially opened its new headquarters in Leicestershire this month, marking a milestone in the company’s development.
Date: 19/03/2014

Kalmar to refurbish a ship-to-shore crane for Belawan International Container Terminal in Medan, Indonesia
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has been awarded a ship-to-shore (STS) crane refurbishment project by the Belawan International Container Terminal (BICT) in Medan, Indonesia. The contract was signed in December 2013, and the project is expected to be completed in August 2014.
Date: 19/03/2014

Baumannlaunchesnew range of 120v electric side loaders in UK
Italian side loader manufacturer Baumann has announced the launch of a new range of 120v electric side loaders to complement the company’s successful and comprehensive range of diesel powered units and these are now available to customers in the UK, with immediate effect.
Date: 19/03/2014

PALLETLINE EXPANDS SALES AND MARKETING TEAM
Palletline has made three new appointments to support continued growth. The palletised distribution specialist has appointed Amy Liston, Robert Carter and Peter Stewart as General Managers, Business Development. A Business Relationship Manager is also planned to join the network in March.
Date: 17/03/2014

Vision-Guided Technology Offered on Yale Tow Tractor Guided by Seegrid
Yale Materials Handling Corporation announced the Yale® MO50T tow tractor Guided by Seegrid® today at MODEX 2014.
Date: 17/03/2014

Egemin to build complete warehouse system for IVC
Egemin Automation and IVC have signed a contract for a complete warehouse and distribution system for IVC’s production site in Avelgem.
Date: 17/03/2014

DUO PLAST raises Safety in International Transport of GoodsDUO PLAST raises Safety in International Transport of Goods
Duesseldorf / Germany. “Safety 4 Your Success.” – that will be the theme of the DUO PLAST presentation at this year's interpack. The blown film producer will introduce a new, unique concept for load unit securing.
Date: 17/03/2014

Hald & Grunewald announced as new Hyster distribution partner in Germany
Hald & Grunewald GmbH has been announced as a new Hyster distribution partner in Germany covering the region of Württemberg. Hald & Grunewald follows NORGATEC trading company in Hamburg to become the second new distributor of Hyster products in Germany.
Date: 14/03/2014

ORBCOMM ACQUIRES EUROSCAN, EUROPE’S LEADING M2M PROVIDER OF REFRIGERATED TRANSPORTATION SOLUTIONS
Expands ORBCOMM’s leadership in cold chain and establishes distribution channel for all ORBCOMM solutions in Europe
Date: 13/03/2014

What do you know and how do you know it?
Academics at Loughborough University are looking to recruit people who work in small companies for a research project looking at how knowledge is learnt and shared.
Date: 13/03/2014

Kögel launches its tipper trailer for Generation 2014
Enhanced range of standard and special equipment
Date: 13/03/2014

CMA CGM The only shipping line calling Buchanan port in Liberia
The CMA CGM Group is very pleased to announce the addition, on its PC north service, of a new direct call in Buchanan (Liberia), located 100km south of Monrovia, thus expanding its service opportunities in Africa and becoming the only shipping line calling Buchanan in 20 years.
Date: 13/03/2014

Moffett truck-mounted forklift brings efficiency and safety benefits to Essex Insulation
Significant improvements in the efficiency of its distribution operations and in driver health and safety are resulting from the introduction of a Moffett truck-mounted forklift (TMFL) by leading insulation materials supplier Essex Insulation.
Date: 12/03/2014

Menlo Launch Freight Brokerage Service in Europe
Menlo Freight Brokerage is a new transportation service which extends the 3PL warehousing and supply chain management services portfolio of Menlo Logistics in Europe.
Date: 12/03/2014

TNT Express to invest in operations and safety at Liege Euro Hub
TNT Express intends to invest tens of millions of euros to enhance the efficiency and productivity of its flagship hub in Liege, Belgium (Euro Hub).
Date: 12/03/2014

Goplasticpallets.com offers new versatile trio
Goplasticpallets.com is now offering a trio of pallets popular with industrial and manufacturing industries, from nuclear waste and chemicals to food and soft drinks.
Date: 11/03/2014

BULMOR’S REPUTATION EXTENDS AT RIDGEONS
Since humble beginning in a backroom in Cambridge in 1911, Ridgeon’s has grown steadily to become one of the UK’s largest independent Timber and Builders Merchants with 25 locations across the East of England.
Date: 11/03/2014

Peel Ports pulls out all the stops to help local manufacturing firmHy-Ten deliveron time
Operations team docks crucial bulk steel vessel at Port of Liverpool container terminal in order to overcome weather delaysand provide an innovative customer-centric solution, which brings added value to customer supply chain.
Date: 11/03/2014

CHEP to present intercontinental pooling service at Automotive Logistics Europe Conference
Efficient and sustainable solution for global supply chains
Date: 10/03/2014

Yusen Logistics (Americas) Named Intermodal Carrier of the Year by Continental Mills
Secaucus, NJ: Yusen Logistics (Americas) Inc. has been named the 2013 Intermodal Carrier of the Year by Continental Mills in recognition of its outstanding customer service and operational excellence.
Date: 10/03/2014

DP World London Gateway proves reliability during bad weather
DP World London Gateway takes ships unable to call at other UK ports
Date: 06/03/2014

Ryder adds first DAFs to Bullet Express fleet
Glasgow-based Bullet Express is adding 12 DAF CF85-460 44 tonne tractor units to its fast growing fleet due to further expansion of its nationwide logistics and haulage operations.
Date: 06/03/2014

Swisslog holds its own in difficult environment thanks to strong second half of the year
In spite of increased order intake, Swisslog brought in 3.0% lower net sales, totaling MCHF 632.6, in the 2013 fiscal year. EBIT decreased by 17.7% to MCHF 20.5.
Date: 06/03/2014

VOLVO TRUCKS WINS INTERNATIONAL PRODUCT DESIGN AWARD
The new Volvo FH from Volvo Trucks beat thousands of international products and impressed a panel of design experts to win one of the prestigious iF product design awards today at the BMW Welt in Munich, Germany.
Date: 04/03/2014

Focus on Germany as P&O Ferrymasters extends LTL range
In a further expansion of its pan-European LTL service, supply chain solutions specialist P&O Ferrymasters has introduced daily each-way trailer departures on the Benelux-Germany and UK-Germany trade lanes.
Date: 04/03/2014

Timber pallets in short supply
Dramatic price increases in wooden pallets are likely to hit the market over the coming months due to shortages in timber.
Date: 04/03/2014

Geodis Brazil turns its 38,000 m2 logistics and distribution facility near Sao Paulo into a general warehouse
Geodis’ largest facility in Brazil, located in Jundiai, has expanded its scope of business.
Date: 04/03/2014

TGW retrofit expands storage capacity and boosts flexibility for tool manufacturer Mafell
To accommodate a substantial increase in SKUs, tool manufacturer Mafell called on the expertise and technologies of automated warehouse solution provider, TGW.
Date: 04/03/2014

PALL-EX SEARCHES FOR CZECH AND SLOVAKIAN PARTNERS TO LINK UP NETWORKS IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE
Palletised freight specialist Pall-Ex has started its search for a Principal National Partner (PNP) for its next network in Slovakia and the Czech Republic, as part of a new phase of its expansion in Central Europe.
Date: 04/03/2014

TIP acquires 420-strong trailer rental fleet from Stockport Truck Centre
Leading trailer company TIP Trailer Services UK has announced that it has acquired the entire Stockport Truck Centre (STC) trailer rental fleet, with the deal being successfully concluded on January 31, 2014.
Date: 03/03/2014

There’s a system to it all
At interpack 2014, the world’s most important trade fair for the packaging industry (May 8 to 14, Düsseldorf), BEUMER will be exhibiting for the first time as a one-stop supplier of filling, palletizing and packaging equipment.
Date: 03/03/2014

YUSEN LOGISTICS EXPANDS OPERATIONS IN THAILAND WITH A 30,000 M2 WAREHOUSE IN LAEM CHABANG
Yusen Logistics (Thailand) Co., Ltd. continues its expansion in Thailand with a new warehouse in Laem Chabang. The facility, which opened in January 2014, brings the company’s total warehousing space in Thailand to approximately 250,000 m2.
Date: 03/03/2014

Great news from Fliegl trailers!
Fliegl will be presenting its trailers into the English market for the first time under its own brand with a cross-section of its modern large-scale series production. New innovative vehicles will be offered to the haulage industries. The central issues concerning the future of transport will be the focal point of Fliegl trailers in 2014: Efficiency, Environmentally friendly, Weight, Sustainability, Strength and Safety.
Date: 03/03/2014

Ryder adds lightweight Actros to Offergeld Logistik’s glass hauling fleet
Offergeld Logistik UK, one of the UK’s largest independent glass hauliers, has added 10 Euro 5 specification Mercedes-Benz Actros 2545 LS 6x2 44 tonne tractor units to its fast growing fleet on a contract hire deal from Ryder.
Date: 28/02/2014

New website for TVH
On 24 February TVH launched its new website, with the same well-known address www.tvh.com. With the slogan ‘Fly high with our new website’ the one-stop shop for material handling and industrial vehicles introduces its new site to its customers. As a result of the rapid growth in the last couple of years, during which TVH also tapped new markets, a new website became essential.
Date: 27/02/2014

ITW MULLER INTRODUCES ITS GW-4100 40” CARRIAGE
Robotic pallet wrapper offers twice the speed, throughput and batteyr life compared to standard model
Date: 27/02/2014

Tailored container management for the automotive industry
Supply chain management in the automotive industry is extremely complex. Globalisation, increasing levels of individualisation and new powertrain concepts are just some of the trends making for challenging conditions in the field of production logistics.
Date: 27/02/2014

Yusen Logistics wins Contract to deliver LG Electronics products
Yusen Logistics (UK) Ltd (YL) has been awarded a major contract with Hi Logistics Europe UK Branch for the nationwide transportation of LG Electronics products.
Date: 27/02/2014

Ubisense and Daifuku announce world’s first Smart Warehouse area management system
Personnel safety system achieves ISO certification and is now commercially available
Date: 27/02/2014

Geodis Wilson Sponsors Automotive Logistics Event in Bonn
The global multimodal service provider Geodis Wilson will be a gold sponsor at this year’s Automotive Logistics Conference in Bonn, Germany, which takes place at the Kameha Grand Hotel from 11-13 March 2014.
Date: 27/02/2014

New mast design delivers visible productivity improvements
A series of product upgrades on Yale counterbalance lift trucks have been introduced offering exceptional operator visibility, promoting higher productivity and reduced maintenance contributing to lower cost of ownership.
Date: 27/02/2014

Villeroy & Boch Relies on Products from Interroll
Interroll, a worldwide leading producer of high-quality key products and services for internal logistics, has been a partner of Villeroy & Boch, a company with a rich tradition that offers a complete range of high-quality products in the areas of tableware, kitchens and bathrooms, for many years.
Date: 27/02/2014

GET A TASTE OF RTP AT FOODEX 2014
Schoeller Allibert, the UK’s largest manufacturer of plastic crates and pallets, will be giving visitors to Foodex 2014 a taste of the cost savings, environmental benefits and efficient performance that returnable transit packaging (RTP) can offer the industry.
Date: 24/02/2014

Interroll Brings the Formula 1 to LogiMAT 2014 (Hall 1, Booth 841)
ant'Antonino, Switzerland, 24 January, 2014. Interroll, a worldwide provider of key products and solutions for internal logistics, will be exhibiting at LogiMAT in Stuttgart again in 2014.
Date: 24/02/2014

AX900™ Axle Scale Systems Available with Fully Integrated RFX™ Wireless Weighing Technology!
Minneapolis, MN – Intercomp announces AX900™ Axle Scale Systems are now available with fully integrated RFX™ Wireless Weighing Technology!
Date: 21/02/2014

Amethyst Systems smashes logistics records for Freezeserve with new warehouse software solution
Bristol-based bespoke software developer, Amethyst Systems, has secured another major contract and has provided the UK’s most advanced cold storage facility with a new warehouse solution, which is already enabling the movement of a record number of pallets.
Date: 21/02/2014

"Maximum convenience" - logistics automation for "Migrolino"
Migrolino AG, headquartered in Suhr (near Zurich / Switzerland), is a 100% subsidiary of the MIGROS-Genossenschafts-Bund. Since 2008, it has been operating smaller and larger convenience stores under the brand "Migrolino" through individual franchise enterprises. The shops are primarily located at rail stations, in attractive city locations, gas stations, or rest stops.
Date: 20/02/2014

COLGATE-PALMOLIVE SWITCHESTO CHEP PALLETS IN ROMANIA
CHEP, the world’s leading provider of pallet and container pooling solutions,announced today thatColgate-Palmolive Company has signed a new business contract for the use of pallet pooling services in Romania, replacing white exchange pallets.The move is expected to result in a significant cost reduction and environmental savings.
Date: 20/02/2014

Continuity with change
Duisburg, February 2014. The global CLARK family is mourning Egon Strehl. The Managing Director of CLARK Europe GmbH, who died on 26th January 2014 at the age of 58 after a severe illness.
Date: 19/02/2014

RCR Flooring Products to launch at UK Concrete Show
Three of the leading companies in industrial concrete flooring will be exhibiting together under their parent brand for the first time at the UK Concrete Show.
Date: 19/02/2014

DB Schenker Logistics integrates Morocco into its European Land Transport Network
DB Schenker has upgraded its branches in Tanger and Casablanca and thus extended the high quality standards of its European land transport network to the African continent.
Date: 19/02/2014

CAM SYSTEM® NEW BRAND OF FORKS AT TVH
Quality forks from TVH receive a new name as of today: CAM SYSTEM
Date: 19/02/2014

4Q13 results Higher adjusted operating income
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 18 February 2014
Date: 18/02/2014

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics strengthens service from Santander, Spain to South Africa & Australia
February 18, 2014, Oslo, Norway; Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has started the year by introducing a new service departing Santander, Spain twice a month for South Africa and on to Australia.
Date: 18/02/2014

Is this the world's most cost-effective fork truck?
Clean-burning Mitsubishi GRENDIA LPG sets new standard for economy
Date: 18/02/2014

UKWA warns against forced changes to sprinkler rules
While welcoming any measures that improve safety within a warehouse or distribution centre building, the UK Warehousing Association (UKWA) - the trade body which represents the interests of some 700 third party logistics specialists – has warned against the mandatory introduction of sprinkler systems in all facilities over 20,000 square metres.
Date: 18/02/2014

SCHUH INCREASES CAPACITY WITH MATERIAL HANDLING SOLUTION FROM VANDERLANDE INDUSTRIES
VEGHEL, the Netherlands - In 1981 Schuh was founded in Edinburgh, Scotland. Their philosophy was simple: “to provide individual high fashion footwear, sold in a unique and exciting retail environment”.
Date: 18/02/2014

PALL-EX GROUP ANNOUNCES 2013 VOLUME INCREASE
Pall-Ex has announced new figures showing considerable growth across its entire European palletised freight network in 2013.
Date: 17/02/2014

Frazier Introduces the NEW Ergo-Label Beam™
Ergonomic Order Picking Just Got Better!
Date: 17/02/2014

World premiere for the new RÖDER SOLUTION TOWER at INNOSCENE 2014
New dimensions in the area of mobile space solutions
Date: 14/02/2014

CRATES OF GREAT LOGISTICS OPTIONS FROM PHS TEACRATE AT FOODEX 2014
Leading returnable transit packaging (RTP) specialist, PHS Teacrate, will be showcasing its superb range of solutions for food distribution at this year’s Foodex exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham.
Date: 14/02/2014

Mesh Partitioning Installation Case Study
Earlier in 2013, a multinational manufacturer invited companies to tender for mesh partitioning and shelving works at their UK site in Camberley, Surrey
Date: 14/02/2014

THE FUTURE OF UK FREIGHT
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) today launches Vision 2035, Transport, Logistics and the Economy - a significant series of new reports on the future of the UK’s transport infrastructure. Its first report, UK Freight Planning to 2035, examines the challenges facing the future growth of logistics capability of the UK.
Date: 14/02/2014

Combi-WR4 wins FLTA Ergonomics Award
Further success for 4-way forklift specialist
Date: 13/02/2014

Practical supply chain advice from Oliver Wight at The Supply Chain Forum
Supply chain design and optimization specialists, Oliver Wight, will be offering their expertise at the Supply Chain Forum in Northamptonshire on 4th March 2014.
Date: 13/02/2014

Strong growth for plastic beverage packaging
Rigid plastic has seen the strongest growth among primary beverage packaging materials over the last five years, according to a new report from Canadean
Date: 13/02/2014

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics opens office in Barcelona, Spain
To support growing customer business in Spain, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics has opened a new branch office in Barcelona.
Date: 12/02/2014

30 million new EPALEPAL Euro pallets produced since August
The European Pallet Association e. V. (EPAL) has recorded production of the 30-millionth Euro pallet with the EPAL logo on four corner blocks.
Date: 12/02/2014

Global manufacturer HellermannTyton quadruple light levels with LED lighting
A GLOBAL manufacturer of high performance and innovative cable management solutionshas almost quadrupled light levels in its Manchester factory thanks toan LED lighting solution.
Date: 12/02/2014

Ready, steady, go! Grand prix tickets to be won and zero per cent forklift finance offers at Jungheinrich’s ‘Big Event’
Anyone who relies on forklift trucks, racking, warehouse management systems or any other type of materials handling equipment within their business, will not want to miss ‘The Big Event’ – a two day intralogistics fair which takes place at Jungheinirch UK Ltd’s Warrington showroom facility on March 12th and 13th.
Date: 12/02/2014

FedEx Trade Networks Announces Jack Muhs as President CEO
30-Year FedEx Veteran Appointed to Lead the Global Freight Forwarder
Date: 11/02/2014

P&O Ferrymasters in new deal with steel giant Tata
Leading logistics solutions specialist P&O Ferrymasters has been awarded a new €225 million pan-European road transport contract by Tata Steel Europe (TSE)
Date: 11/02/2014

Agility wins sustainability award from major customer Nokia
Agility was recently awarded Nokia’s annual sustainability award for a supply chain innovation that helped the global telecommunications company slash costs and CO2 emissions.
Date: 10/02/2014

Flexi Warehouse Systems announce the launch of FlexiPiCK – an innovation in layer picking
Flexi Narrow Aisle’s Warehouse Systems Division has announced the launch of the FlexiPiCK – a layer picking-based storage and order fulfillment solution that offers case pick rates of more than 1,000 outers per hour per operator.
Date: 10/02/2014

First 5 new Isuzu trucks join Piletec’s national vehicle fleet
When it was time to upgrade its fleet of 7.5 tonne vehicles, specialist supplier of piling equipment to the construction industry, Piletec decided to specify the Isuzu marque for the first time.
Date: 10/02/2014

KAUP receives certificate for Environmental and Energy Management Systems
KAUP GmbH & Co. KG is successfully certified according to DIN EN ISO 14001 and DIN EN ISO 50001
Date: 10/02/2014

FedEx Express Launches SenseAware in Europe
Service Designed for Healthcare Industry to Ship Critical and Time-Sensitive Packages
Date: 10/02/2014

LISTA ANNOUNCES STAK SYSTEM® STORAGE AND HANDLING SYSTEM
Dynamic system utilizes adjustable pallets for efficient management of heavy loads
Date: 10/02/2014

DB Schenker launches new product to speed up freight transport in Asia
DB Schenker’s “Asia Landbridge” now offers logistics customers from all over the globe fast and secure freight transport in the entire Asian region.
Date: 10/02/2014

Ideal Hand-Held Gas Analyzer For Measuring ForkLift & Industrial Engine Emissions
Field-Replaceable & Pre-Calibrated Gas Sensors Dilution for CO Auto-Range Measurements to 50,000 ppm Now with Bluetooth Wireless Communication
Date: 06/02/2014

DAF strengthens market position
DAF Trucks further strengthened its position on the European truck market last year. In the heavy truck segment (16 tonnes+), a market share of 16.2% was achieved, a record in the 85 year history of the company. With a market share of 11.8% (an all time record as well) DAF was also very successful in the light segment (6-16 tonnes).
Date: 05/02/2014

Kögel presents its construction portfolio at the Baumaschinen-Messe 2014 in Berne
Burtenbach, 5th of February 2014 Added value for enterprises in the construction sector To be presented: 2-axle tipper trailer, universal and building material semi-trailer, flat-bed semi-trailer
Date: 05/02/2014

Market report on Logistics Warehouses in Barcelonas area during 2013
Investment market reactivates and the number of leasing logistics operations increases by 6%
Date: 05/02/2014

GOPLASTICBOXESCOMS FOOD CRATES KEEP GOING FOR LONGER
Reusable plastic crates are fundamental for storing, transporting and distributing perishable goods from the producer to the retailer, but have you ever questioned whether the type of plastic crates you use offer maximum return on investment?
Date: 05/02/2014

Kerry Logistics secures Joseph Joseph contract
London, UK, Tuesday 4th February 2013 - Kerry Logistics is to work with UK-based designer kitchenware specialist Joseph Joseph.
Date: 04/02/2014

SSI Schaefer Introduces Safe, High Density Storage to Lincolnshire Cold Storage & Warehousing Specialists
SSI Schaefer has recently completed a year-long project to design, manufacture and install automated pallet handling and storage systems at the Spalding-based facility of T F Bowman & Son.
Date: 04/02/2014

UPS RELEASES 4Q RESULTS
UPS (NYSE:UPS) today released details regarding fourth quarter 2013 results. Diluted earnings per share totalled $1.25, a $0.07 decline from 2012 fourth quarter adjusted results.
Date: 04/02/2014

Copal Development takes a new Spidergripper into production
A solution for the automatic unloading of bags and bales
Date: 04/02/2014

DB Schenker Logistics is Poland's preferred transportation and logistics employer
DB Schenker Logistics is the preferred employer in Poland in the transportation and logistics sector.
Date: 04/02/2014

Service makes all the difference
Smooth logistics processes, coordinated like clockwork, are critical success factors for online businesses.
Date: 04/02/2014

KAMAZ-master Team Continues Winning Streak at Dakar Rally 2014 Supported By WABCO’s High-Performance Safety Technologies
WABCO, a global technology leader and tier-one supplier to the commercial vehicle industry, today announced that it has supplied a number of advanced, high-performance safety technologies to the 2014 Dakar winning truck racing team, KAMAZ-master.
Date: 03/02/2014

Dr Detlev Rose appointed as new Chief Sales Officer
BEUMER Group enlarged its management team and appointed Dr Detlev Rose as Chief Sales Officer. Dr Detlev Rose, 51, will assume the planning, managing and organisational tasks of all BEUMER Group sales activities worldwide.
Date: 31/01/2014

SDI Group launch tilt-tray sorter for versatility, performance and value
SDI Group, the global integrator of automated material handling systems, has developed a highly versatile and fast, tilt-tray sorter suited to e-commerce, fulfilment and general applications.
Date: 31/01/2014

C.H. Robinson Opens Austria Office
Eden Prairie, MN (January 29, 2014) — C.H. Robinson continues to expand their local office coverage throughout Europe as the company has opened its newest office in Innsbruck, Austria.
Date: 29/01/2014

Viamaster gain extra load capacity with Krone’s lightweight Profi Liners Code XL and Multi Safe loading combine to maintain presence in European markets
Viamaster, one of the UK’s leading logistics providers, is maximising groupage capacity on their Italian round trip service thanks to the increased internal height of their new Profi Liner curtainsiders from Krone.
Date: 29/01/2014

Flexi trucks to Africa
lexi Narrow Aisle, the UK-based manufacturer of articulated forklift trucks, has recently supplied more of its best-selling Flexi articulated forklift trucks to the World Health Organisation (WHO) for usein various temperature controlled WHO facilitiesthat help provide efficient distribution of vaccines and medicines across sub-Saharan Africa.
Date: 28/01/2014

CMA Terminals and ICTSI sign agreement for a 25% stake of Lekki International Container Terminal Services LFTZ Enterprise, in Nigeria
CMA Terminals, 100% subsidiary of the CMA CGM Group, and ICTSI are proud to announce their future cooperation in Nigeria, by signing a deal for ICTSI to sell 25% of the container terminal in Nigeria, Lekki International Container Terminal Services LFTZ Enterprise (LICTSLE) to CMA Terminals.
Date: 28/01/2014

MyTotalSource update makes things even easier for the user
Something is moving in MyTotalSource, TVH's webshop. With the implementation of various new options, 2014 started off dynamically and customer-friendly. But it doesn't end there, later this spring a new application will also follow.
Date: 27/01/2014

The only way is wnDirect… well certainly for those wanting to ship to Russia
According to Morgan Stanley the Russian ecommerce market will grow by 35 percent reaching $36 billion in 2015 and $72 billion by 2020.
Date: 27/01/2014

Personalised safety system offers branding boost
A new vehicle conspicuity system is providing companies with the chance to raise their profile on the road.
Date: 27/01/2014

Automated Packaging Systems returns to Packtech
Automated Packaging Systems is returning to Packtech with a bagging clinic. The global bagging specialist is inviting visitors to bring products along and find out how returns can be made from automation.
Date: 27/01/2014

MACINTYRE TRANSPORT TAKES FIRST RENAULT TRUCKS RANGE T IN FELIXSTOWE
Container transport and haulage company, MacIntyre Transport Ltd, has taken delivery of the first Renault Trucks Range T 460.25 6x2 TML E6 in Felixstowe.
Date: 27/01/2014

PALL-EX WELCOMES THE GREEN GROUP
Pall-Ex, the European palletised freight network, has announced the arrival of a major new member.
Date: 23/01/2014

NO WAIT, FOLDABLE CRATES
Place your order one day and receive it the next might sound too good to be true, but this is exactly the swift, reliable service customers can expect to receive when ordering from Goplasticboxes.com’s range of returnable transit packaging (RTP).
Date: 23/01/2014

Yusen Logistics wins Prestigious BIFA Award with AstraZeneca
Yusen Logistics (YL) has won the Supply Chain Management category at the British International Freight Association (BIFA) Awards.
Date: 23/01/2014

Logistics Industry Shakes Off Year of Emerging Markets Doubts
Gulf countries, smaller markets make gains; BRICs dominant but show erosion
Date: 22/01/2014

Distribution property supply crunch puts landlords in the driving seat, as investment demand surges in H2
LOGIC, Knight Frank’s update on the UK distribution and industrial market, reveals how the balance of power has shifted dramatically towards landlords, while investment activity reached its highest level in seven years during H2 2013.
Date: 22/01/2014

2014 begins on a positive note for the logistics confidence index
The Stifel Logistics Confidence Index entered 2014 on a positive note. Despite a month-to-month 0.9 point decline in the overall Index reading to 56.6, the Logistics Confidence Index has remained above the 50-level for 12 months, meaning the market continues to exhibit a healthy confidence in air and sea freight forwarding.
Date: 20/01/2014

BITO racks up another successful year
BITO UK figures for 2013 are in and the news is good for the Nuneaton-based provider of storage solutions.
Date: 20/01/2014

The easy option
As more and more warehouse operators realise the space saving benefits of the articulated forklift truck concept, sales of articultaed trucks are rising significally.
Date: 20/01/2014

Schiphol cargo tonnage up 3.2% in 2013
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol experienced 3.2% growth in cargo traffic in 2013, with the total of 1,531,089 tonnes coming close to the airport’s all-time record set in 2007.
Date: 17/01/2014

DSV Road wins BIFA’s European Logistics Award
DSV Road has been named winner in the European Logistics category of the BIFA Freight Service Awards 2013.
Date: 17/01/2014

Groundbreaking ceremony in Lyss Dachser erects new site in Switzerland
Kempten/Lyss (CH), January 16, 2014. Logistics provider Dachser is expanding its presence in Switzerland with the opening of its new site in the Bern region.
Date: 16/01/2014

Probably the best partnership in the world - Carlsberg UK signs new contract with LPR
Carlsberg UK has signed a new contract with LPR - Europe’s second largest pallet pooling operator - to solely manage the pallet movements for all of its brands which include Carlsberg, San Miguel, Tetley’s and Holsten Pils.
Date: 16/01/2014

SDV reinforces his Benelux network by acquiring EDT
SDV is pleased to announce the acquisition of the business of the Belgian Forwarding company EDT.
Date: 14/01/2014

£3.6 MILLION INVESTMENT TO STRENGTHEN CONTAINER OPERATIONS FLEET AT DP WORLD SOUTHAMPTON
Southampton, United Kingdom, Tuesday 14th January 2014:- DP World Southampton has strengthened its straddle carrier fleet by taking delivery of six brand new Kalmar machines worth over £3.6million.
Date: 14/01/2014

Swisslog UK enhances customer servicebusiness with order from Asda Logistics Services
Wal-Martsubsidiary, Asda, has awarded Swisslog’s UK business with a major maintenance and support contract for one of its flagship depots, the Integrated Distribution Centre (IDC) in Lutterworth
Date: 14/01/2014

Forklifts’ trials test
The Indoor Trial World Championship attracts the best motorcycle trial riders in the world.
Date: 14/01/2014

HERMES ANNOUNCES BUSIEST EVER PEAK PERIOD
The UK’s second largest consumer delivery company, Hermes, has confirmed that it has had its busiest peak period to date and achieved its highest service levels, as the predicted rise in online shopping continues.
Date: 13/01/2014

Aisle-Master’s Special Delivery for Eddie Stobart
One of the best known and most iconic names in the transport and distribution sector, Eddie Stobart, has placed a substantial order with Irish articulated forklift manufacturer Aisle-Master to provide a large fleet for its Contract Logistics and Warehousing Division.
Date: 13/01/2014

ES Group secures the sale of former Wedgwood HQ
Specialist property and asset consultants at ES Group have completed the sale of “Granite”, a 213,000 sq ft logistics warehouse at Jasper Way, Stone Business Park in Staffordshire.
Date: 13/01/2014

TEESPORT BECOMES THE FIRST FEEDER PORT TO BE SERVED BY LONDON GATEWAY
PD Ports’ Teesport has become the first feeder port to be served by the recently opened London Gateway.
Date: 13/01/2014

GAC Australia signs exclusive three-year contract with MOL
Multi-modal transport operator Mitsui O.S.K Lines (MOL) has awarded an exclusive three-year contract to serve its vessels and port calls across Australia to GAC Australia
Date: 13/01/2014

Parvalux uses Schaefers Modular Live Storage Solutions
SSI Schaefer has been working with Parvalux Electric Motors to design and install efficient storage solutions in their production facility based in Bournemouth
Date: 13/01/2014

Compactainer Roll Containers Enabling Total Supply Chain Optimization for Jan Linders
Jan Linders is a Dutch, family-owned retailer operating in the southeast region of the Netherlands. Jan Linders offers friendly service, fresh local products and low prices for its customers. In 2013, Jan Linders is celebrating its 50th anniversary and is operating with 56 supermarket-sized stores.
Date: 10/01/2014

Supertrucks deal opens a new ‘window of opportunity’ for Bevan
The UK’s number one manufacturer of specialised glass carrying commercial vehicles was today trading under new ownership, following its acquisition by the fast-growing Bevan Group.
Date: 10/01/2014

ECS APPOINTS NEW SALES MANAGER
European Conveyor Systems (ECS) has appointed Peter Lerigo, one of the UK’s most experienced specialists in automated materials handling systems, as sales manager for southern England.
Date: 09/01/2014

NEW APP FROM VOLVO TRUCKS HELPS TRUCK DRIVERS SAVE FUEL
Fuel can account for between 21 and 39 per cent* of a transport company’s total costs. Now, using a new app launched by Volvo Trucks, the driver can get an immediate incentive to drive more economically and thereby significantly reduce a company’s costs.
Date: 09/01/2014

Asendia UK Ltd celebrates the New Year with a legal merger
The final stage of the UK merger between postal giants La Poste and Swiss Post was completed on 1st January 2014.
Date: 08/01/2014

Canter test drive pays off for prize draw winner HTA Group
Metal products manufacturer HTA Group has made a flying start to 2014 after winning a smart FUSO Canter truck
Date: 08/01/2014

Yusen Logistics Announces Strategic Expansion of its Duisburg-Logport Operation
As of January 2014, Yusen Logistics (Deutschland) GmbH (YL) is expanding its operations in Duisburg, Germany, the world’s largest inland port.
Date: 07/01/2014

DB Schenker Logistics simplifies its management structure for Northern and Eastern Europe
DB Schenker Logistics is taking up a new position in Europe for the start of 2014. The previous regions of Europe North and East have been grouped together into a single region in order to optimize and simplify the management structure.
Date: 02/01/2014

Swisslog wins major order in the tobacco industry in China
China Tobacco Zhejiang Industrial Co., Ltd. Ningbo Cigarette Factory, a leading cigarette manufacturer in China, has commissioned Swisslog to design and implement a new facility featuring highly automated production process logistics.
Date: 02/01/2014

New Uruguay-Paraguay road service slashes 75% off dry-season transits
Cargas Del Atlantico - the Uruguayan member of the Famous Pacific Shipping (FPS) Group freight forwarding and consolidation system – has launched a new transhipment service via Montevideo to neighbouring Paraguay, that slashes transit times for Far East imports from up to four months, to just 40 days. Transit times for European shippers are meanwhile cut to as little as 25 days.
Date: 02/01/2014

BEUMER Group high speed sorter goes live at the ASOS UK-based global distribution hub
BEUMER Group - a leading global supplier of automated material handling systems – has installed a dispatch sorter for the global online retailer, ASOS, in their UK-based global distribution hub.
Date: 23/12/2013

FedEx Announces Leadership Appointments in UK & Ireland
Trevor Hoyle appointed VP FedEx Express UK & Ireland
Date: 19/12/2013

Compactainer Roll Containers Enabling Total Supply Chain Optimization for Jan Linders
Jan Linders is a Dutch, family-owned retailer operating in the southeast region of the Netherlands. Jan Linders offers friendly service, fresh local products and low prices for its customers.
Date: 18/12/2013

Goodman acquires over 70,000 sqm of logistics space in Germany
Goodman Group is pleased to announce the acquisition of two German logistics assets for €45.95 million, as part of its joint venture with Chambers Street Properties.
Date: 18/12/2013

ipostparcels.com Prepare for Christmas Peak Period
ipostparcels.com, UK Mail’s online consumer parcel delivery service has announced their Christmas delivery preparations, as they expect their volumes to double over the Christmas period.
Date: 18/12/2013

NEW ALEM WEBSITE PROVIDES FULLY INTERACTIVE RESOURCE
The Association of Loading and Elevation Equipment Manufacturers (ALEM) has launched an updated website to provide member companies, prospective members and end users with a one stop source of information and advice (www.alem.org.uk).
Date: 18/12/2013

BEUMER presents filling, palletizing and packaging systems Expert advice
At the 22nd UPAKOVKA international trade fair for packaging systems, packaging manufacturing machines and packaging material (28 to 31 January, Moscow) the BEUMER Group will be demonstrating its expertise in filling, palletizing and packaging technology.
Date: 17/12/2013

Helping new aviation centre get ready for take off
Scheduled to open its doors to the public in 2016, the Bristol Aerospace Centre will tell the story of the aerospace industry since 1910 when Bristol entrepreneur Sir George White established the British and Colonial (later, Bristol) Aeroplane Company.
Date: 17/12/2013

Kalmar equipment boosts capacity as major Ethiopian terminals expand
Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has won a tender to supply nine Kalmar forklift trucks and three empty container handlers to an existing customer, Ethiopian Shipping and Logistics Services Enterprise (ESLSE) based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Date: 16/12/2013

Gebrüder Weiss expands in Central Asia
The international transport and logistics company is taking over freight forwarder Far Freight, which specialises in the CIS and Caucasus countries / Gebrüder Weiss opened a strategically important terminal in Tbilisi, Georgia in September
Date: 16/12/2013

IAG Cargo and The WACO System sign partnership deal
New collaboration aims to develop long-term business synergies between the airline group and the WACO global freight management network
Date: 16/12/2013

HELM SIGNS 10 YEAR AGREEMENT WITH PD PORTS AT HOWDEN
Helm Fertilizer Great Britain Ltd(Helm) has signed a 10 year agreement with PD Ports to operate ablending and bagging facility for its fertiliser imports at the Port of Howden.
Date: 16/12/2013

Russian Railways Logistics Launches Dispatch Control Center in SEZ "Alabuga" for Ford Sollers
Russian Railways Logistics launched its own dispatch control center in the SEZ "Alabuga" located in Tatarstan, Central Russia. The company aims at providing operational control of logistics services for Ford SollersElabuga on the territory of the SEZ.
Date: 16/12/2013

ENERSYS® EXTENDS CHOICE WITH ADDITIONAL HAWKER® XFC™ 2V BATTERIES
EnerSys® has extended its range of Hawker® XFC™ batteries with 2V cells to provide materials handling equipment manufacturers and operators with even more choice and greater flexibility to specify plug-and-play power sources that can be charged for as long and as often as required to support total operational autonomy.
Date: 12/12/2013

Yusen Logistics Opens Second Warehouse in Russia
Yusen Logistics RUS LLC will open a 24,000-square-meter warehouse in Pokrov, a suburb of Moscow, in January 2014.
Date: 12/12/2013

AMERICAN’S CARGO VOLUMES UP NEARLY 17 PERCENT IN NOVEMBER
FORT WORTH, Texas – AMR Corporation reported November 2013 cargo volumes for its principal subsidiary, American Airlines, Inc., were up nearly 17 percent versus November 2012. The numbers were released prior to the close of the merger on Dec. 9.
Date: 12/12/2013

London Gateway logistics park plans adopted
ENVIRON advises on England’s largest local development order
Date: 11/12/2013

Intelligent delivery experts MetaPack Limited have acquired shipping solutions provider XLogics in a move that strengthens MetaPack’s service offering in the European market
MetaPack, the leader in providing intelligent delivery solutions for eCommerce and Multi-Channel retailers, announces today the acquisition of one of Europe’s leading shipping providers, Xlogics Group.
Date: 11/12/2013

Agility Ships Siemens AS, Oil & Gas Solutions Outsized Energy Modules from Sweden to Norway
Agility, a leading global logistics provider, has completed the delivery from Sweden to Norway of two gigantic energy modules, representing a total weight of 1,000 metric tons.
Date: 11/12/2013

Geodis Wilson Sponsors Major Automotive Logistics Event in India
The global multimodal service provider Geodis Wilson is once again a gold sponsor at this year’s Automotive Logistics – India Conference, which takes place at the Hyatt Regency Pune from 11 – 13 December.
Date: 10/12/2013

BITO Smart Slide Shelving fits George.com’s needs precisely
BITO Storage Systems has installed its innovative Smart Slide shelving at the Asda Logistics Clothing Depot in Lymedale, Staffordshire, for the ecommerce operation of leading clothing retailer George.com.
Date: 09/12/2013

FREE NATIONAL FREIGHT JOURNEY PLANNER LAUNCHED FOR HAULIERS
A new web-based routing platform from PIE Mapping is to become the first UK-wide intelligent transport system (ITS) created specifically for commercial vehicles.
Date: 09/12/2013

Baumann sideloader is indispensable at JS Burgess Engineering
Within the manufacturing process at leading stillage manufacturer JS Burgess Engineering, the role of the sideloader is pivotal in ensuring that the raw material flow at the factory is as efficient as possible.
Date: 09/12/2013

FREE NATIONAL FREIGHT JOURNEY PLANNER LAUNCHED FOR HAULIERS
A new web-based routing platform from PIE Mapping is to become the first UK-wide intelligent transport system (ITS) created specifically for commercial vehicles.
Date: 09/12/2013

GEODIS WILSON APPOINTS COMPETENCE HEAD FOR INDUSTRIAL PROJECTS DIVISION IN ASIA
Freight Management specialist, Geodis Wilson has announced the appointment of Igor Muñiz as Competence Head for Industrial Projects (IP) in Southeast Asia and the Pacific. This strategically important role will significantly enhance Geodis Wilson’s IP team in the region, where market growth is marked, and strengthen the Company’s offering of tailored logistics services.
Date: 06/12/2013

JF Hillebrand acquires Satellite Logistics Group
JF Hillebrand Group AG has announced the acquisition of Satellite Logistics Group, a leading US based supply-chain solution provider for the beverage industry.
Date: 04/12/2013

JF Hillebrand acquires Satellite Logistics Group
JF Hillebrand Group AG has announced the acquisition of Satellite Logistics Group, a leading US based supply-chain solution provider for the beverage industry.
Date: 04/12/2013

STILL's fuel cell forklift convinces the Environment Ministry of the State of Hesse
At the heating technology manufacturer Viessmann in Allendorf on Tuesday 26th November 2013, Andreas Koch, Manager of the Climate Protection and Energy Production Department of the Environment Ministry of the State of Hesse, was personally convinced by the sustainability and efficiency of the RX 60-25 fuel cell forklift made by STILL, the world’s leading supplier of customized intralogistics solutions.
Date: 04/12/2013

BOB MARTIN COMMITS TO CHEP WITH NEW THREE-YEAR DEAL
Bob Martin, the UK’s leading brand name for pet healthcare has signed a three-year contract extension with CHEP, the global leader in pallet and container pooling services.
Date: 03/12/2013

GEODIS WILSON APPOINTS COMPETENCE HEAD FOR INDUSTRIAL PROJECTS DIVISION IN ASIA
Freight Management specialist, Geodis Wilson has announced the appointment of Igor Muñiz as Competence Head for Industrial Projects (IP) in Southeast Asia and the Pacific.
Date: 02/12/2013

Flexi targets global sales growth
Flexi Narrow Aisle – the UK-based manufacturer of the Flexi range of articulated forklift truck systems– expects global sales of Flexi trucks to more than double over the next five years.
Date: 29/11/2013

TGW develops new warehouse system for Banner in Austria
Automated warehouse provider TGW is installing a materials handling solution for car battery manufacturer Banner in Linz, Austria. The new warehouse solution will create 10,000 new pallet storage locations for car batteries.
Date: 28/11/2013

Yard workers
Part of the Altrad Group, Beaver 84 Ltd is a leading supplier of scaffolding, fencing and groundworks products to the construction industry.
Date: 28/11/2013

CJE LOGISTICS REVEALS IMPRESSIVE GROWTH FIGURES
Pall-Ex member CJE Logistics has revealed new figures showing 25 per cent year-on-year growth.
Date: 28/11/2013

Ocado launches search for 100 of Britain's brightest tech talent to step up its technology innovation
Ocado Technology, the technology division that powers the world’s largest online-only grocery retailer ocado.com, has launched its biggest ever recruitment drive to find 100 of Britain’s brightest technology talent.
Date: 28/11/2013

BYD prepares for European forklift launch
BYD, which showed a prototype range of forklifts at the LogiMAT show in February 2013, will be introducing a completely redesigned and European-friendly forklift range at the CeMAT show in Hannover, Germany in May, 2014.
Date: 28/11/2013

MetaPack strengthens its board and accelerates international growth following £20m investment from Index Ventures
MetaPack, the leading provider of delivery management solutions for retailers, announces today a £20m investment from Index Ventures, a leading venture capital investor in growth companies.
Date: 28/11/2013

Krone Mega Liners improve loading times for Formula 1 support team
A leading British Formula 1 race support team has significantly reduced handling times with the addition of three high-volume curtainsiders from Krone.
Date: 26/11/2013

VANDERLANDE WINS 2013 DEKRA AWARD
Vanderlande Industries Logistics Software GmbH from Dortmund has won the DEKRA Award 2013 in the “Health” category. The prize was presented at an award ceremony held in the premises of the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen.
Date: 26/11/2013

HENKEL MOVES TO CHEP CARBON NEUTRAL PALLET POOLING SERVICES IN GERMANY
CHEP, the world’s leading provider of pallet and container pooling solutions announced today that Henkel has signed a lane expansion contract for the use of pallet pooling services in Germany
Date: 26/11/2013

sbh to project manage Ardo’s cold-store extension in Kent
Ardo UK, one of the world's largest frozen fruit, vegetable and carbohydrate producers, has gained planning permission for its 19,300 sqft cold store extension to its existing BRC-accredited packing cold-store facility in Charing, Kent.
Date: 25/11/2013

Dachser opens joint venture in Indonesia
Kempten/Jakarta. November 25, 2013. Dachser continues its global expansion in the Air & Sea Logistics business field by forming a joint venture in Indonesia starting November 18.
Date: 25/11/2013

CJE LOGISTICS REVEALS IMPRESSIVE GROWTH FIGURES
Pall-Ex member CJE Logistics has revealed new figures showing 25 per cent year-on-year growth.
Date: 24/11/2013

Krone Mega Liners improve loading times for Formula 1 support team
A leading British Formula 1 race support team has significantly reduced handling times with the addition of three high-volume curtainsiders from Krone.
Date: 21/11/2013

SPAR expands central warehouse in Wels (ZLW) together with WITRON
Based on continuous growth in recent years and an overall positive market outlook, SPAR OesterreichischeWarenhandels AG, will expand their existing logistics center in Wels by more than 107,639 square feet.
Date: 21/11/2013

RZD Logistics 3-year milestones: over 1000 clients served over 7 mntonnes cargo transported
Russian Railways Logistics was created on November 19, 2010 in the framework of logistics business development within Russian Railways Holding.
Date: 21/11/2013

New study: dynamic flow storage systems reduce the monthly costs per pallet position by up to 28 percent compared to radio-shuttle storage systems
Sant'Antonino, 19th November 2013. Which systems enable pallet warehouses with medium to high turnover rates to run particularly economically?
Date: 20/11/2013

Europa Capital and Goodman JV completes sale of £12.8 million logistics investment sale at initial yield of 4.68%
Europa Capital and global integrated property group Goodman, have completed the investment sale of the 112,200-sq-ft prime warehouse let to Kent County Council (“KCC”) at Aylesford Commercial Park, New Hythe, Kent for £12.8 million. This reflects an initial yield of circa 4.68%.
Date: 20/11/2013

Dachser opens joint venture in Indonesia
Kempten/Jakarta. November 25, 2013. Dachser continues its global expansion in the Air & Sea Logistics business field by forming a joint venture in Indonesia starting November 18.
Date: 20/11/2013

New HUBTEX DS 27: best-in-class specifications
HUBTEX has extended its product range to include the DS 27 electric multidirectional sideloader, which has been available since the start of October 2013.
Date: 19/11/2013

Helping the people of the Philippines
A Flexi articulated truck is at the heart of the British Red Cross’s efforts to bring humanitarian aid to the people of the Philippines as they strive to come to terms with the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan.
Date: 15/11/2013

Customs Warehouse regime at Novaya Gavan Terminal (Ust–Luga sea port ) has begun
A new customsregime has come into operation at theNovaya Gavan TerminalinUst-Luga sea port.
Date: 15/11/2013

Logistics Centre Tailored to Hazardous Goods Handling
Leingarten, August 2013 Aberle has adjusted the warehousing of the commercial enterprise Carl Roth for further growth brought about by an increased level of service.
Date: 15/11/2013

2013 set to be record year for transport infrastructure deals says KPMG
Deal values for global transactions of transport infrastructure assets including airports, ports and road operations have risen steeply since the beginning of the year with 2013 poised to be a record year for transport infrastructure deals, according to an analysis by global advisory firm KPMG. *
Date: 15/11/2013

Red Ball Oxygen Improves Efficiency and Employee Safety with Yellow Jacket Orbital Stretch Wrapper
Red Ball Oxygen, the largest independent welding and industrial gas supplier in the Ark-La-Tex regions, announces its success with ITW Muller’s Yellow Jacket orbital stretch wrapper for securing palletized loads.
Date: 15/11/2013

SDI Group wins contract to maintain all three DCs for George at Asda
SDI Group, the global integrator of automated material handling systems, has secured a three year contract to maintain all three of George at Asda’s UK automated distribution centres.
Date: 13/11/2013

PALLETWAYS NOMINATED FOR FOUR MAJOR INDUSTRY AWARDS
Palletways has been shortlisted for four categories in the Global Freight Awards – major accolades that reward best practice in freight and logistics and seeks to help improve industry standards.
Date: 12/11/2013

Milbank chooses Baumann side loaders for the first time
When precast concrete manufacturer Milbank decided it was time to upgrade its side loader fleet, the Colchester-based company decided to switch to the Baumann marque for the first time.
Date: 12/11/2013

Higher performance lower costs
How flow storage systems reduce the operating costs of pallet storage systems in the long term
Date: 12/11/2013

NEW FORKLIFTS GIVE PALL-EX AN EXTRA EFFICIENCY BOOST
Pall-Ex, the European palletised freight specialist, has taken another step in its environmental commitments with a new order of 30 environmentally friendly forklift trucks for its main hub
Date: 11/11/2013

Agility's Financial Results for Q3 2013
Third Quarter 2013 Results
Date: 11/11/2013

Getting you up-to-date in no time
Machine malfunctions and breakdown can cause long downtimes, especially in intralogistics, causing production and delivery coming to a complete halt. High-quality systems can prevent these costly consequences beforehand, however, ongoing maintenance and service is still required. BEUMER Group Customer Support has experts on board world-wide who will address these needs and ensure a high level of system availability.
Date: 11/11/2013

Doosan G2 engine shortlisted for FLTA awards
Doosan Industrial Vehicle UK’s innovative G2 diesel forklift engine has been shortlisted in two categories for the FLTA’s Annual Awards for Excellence 2014.
Date: 11/11/2013

UK's Transport and Storage sector sees confidence rise for Q4 2013
Business confidence in the Transport and Storage sector has seen a steady upward progression over the past two quarters, according to the latest ICAEW/Grant Thornton UK Business Confidence Monitor (BCM).
Date: 07/11/2013

Kite Packaging Swindon Branch Acquire New Truck
Business invests £80,000 in to the first of a fleet to improve deliveries
Date: 06/11/2013

Russian Railways Logistics handles complex cargo from Finland in port of St. Petersburg
Russian Railways Logistics successfully handled complex cargo, namely feldspar delivered from Finland, directly from sea vessel into open wagons on the territory of the port of Saint-Petersburg. Feldspar is quite bulky and loose, thus the company prepared cargo handling equipment and rolling stock before providing transportation and handling services
Date: 06/11/2013

wehkamp.nl to build largest automated e-commerce distribution centre in the world
Investment of more than €100 million in Zwolle
Date: 05/11/2013

Integrated warehouse system for Vandeputte
Egemin has automated Vandeputte’s brand new distribution centre. For this, it developed and integrated a semi-automated warehouse concept. Through automating its intralogistics Vandeputte is able to process up to 2,000 orders daily, instead of 1,500, with the same number of employees.
Date: 05/11/2013

Interroll receives international EHEDG certification for its innovative Synchronous Drum Motors
Sant'Antonino, 30th October 2013. Following an extensive series of tests, the European Hygienic Engineering & Design Group (EHEDG) has certified Interroll Synchronous Drum Motors as hygienic equipment for industrial purposes.
Date: 04/11/2013

Samskip Van Dieren Multimodal introduces Copenhagen rail service
As from the 4th of November, Samskip Van Dieren Multimodal will expand its intermodal network by adding rail shuttle services between Duisburg (D) and Copenhagen (DK).
Date: 04/11/2013

Getting You Up-to-date in No Time
Machine malfunctions and breakdowns can cause long downtimes, especially in intralogistics, causing production and delivery to come to a complete halt. High-quality systems can help prevent such costly consequences beforehand, but they still require maintenance and service.
Date: 04/11/2013

Yale trucks help keep the trains running on time
A new fleet of Yale lift trucks backed by top-notch service from Bucks-based dealer Forkway is helping to keep engineering firm Alstom’s time-critical train servicing and repair operations running smoothly.
Date: 04/11/2013

PALL-EX INCREASES SCOTTISH MEMBERSHIP
Pall-Ex is welcoming a new member, following a postcode restructuring exercise in Scotland.
Date: 04/11/2013

GEODIS WILSON APPOINTS NEW CLUSTER MANAGING DIRECTOR MIDDLE EAST
Global freight management company, Geodis Wilson, is continuing to grow its Middle East network and has announced the appointment of Sascha Geiken as new Cluster Managing Director for the Middle East region.
Date: 04/11/2013

Mc Ardle International returns to Krone for ‘Maximum load protection’ Cool Liners expand specialist pharma fleet
DG Mc Ardle International, the Co. Louth-based pharmaceutical transport specialists, have chosen Krone for their latest addition of Cool Liner refrigerated trailers.
Date: 04/11/2013

CAM System® range grows
From 1 November 2013 the CAM System® range of attachments will expand considerably. In addition to the expansion of the range of hydraulic attachment, mechanical attachments such as roll-forward skips, snow ploughs and even forks will be added to the assortment. The complete product range can be consulted in a new price list that will be valid from the beginning of November.
Date: 04/11/2013

Downton buys C H Hauliers Ltd from The Charles Gee Group
C M Downton Ltd has confirmed the purchase of C & H (Hauliers) Ltd, rescuing 180 jobs and saving the £23million turnover business from liquidation.
Date: 04/11/2013

DPD to reach 1,000 new jobs milestone in 2013 off back of 19% revenue growth
The UK's fastest growing parcel delivery company, DPD, is set to smash a major milestone later this year with the 1,000th new job created by the firm in 2013.
Date: 04/11/2013

Russian Railways Logistics handles complex cargo from Finland in port of St. Petersburg
Russian Railways Logistics successfully handled complex cargo, namely feldspar delivered from Finland, directly from sea vessel into open wagons on the territory of the port of Saint-Petersburg. Feldspar is quite bulky and loose, thus the company prepared cargo handling equipment and rolling stock before providing transportation and handling services
Date: 02/11/2013

Samskip Van Dieren Multimodal introduces Copenhagen rail service
As from the 4th of November, Samskip Van Dieren Multimodal will expand its intermodal network by adding rail shuttle services between Duisburg (D) and Copenhagen (DK).
Date: 01/11/2013

Downton buys C H Hauliers Ltd from The Charles Gee Group
C M Downton Ltd has confirmed the purchase of C & H (Hauliers) Ltd, rescuing 180 jobs and saving the £23million turnover business from liquidation.
Date: 01/11/2013

Survey shows UK's 3PL sector preparing for growth
More than half (51%) of UK third party logistics (3PL) companies expect to invest more in equipment, people and premises in 2014 than they did in 2013
Date: 31/10/2013

Jungheinrich appoints new racking Sales Manager
Jungheinrich has announced the appointment of Nigel Avison as the company’s new Product Sales Manager for racking and storage systemsfor the South-East Region of the UK
Date: 31/10/2013

Scalable storage solution grows with Greggs for 10 years
Storage systems specialist RediRack is celebrating ten years as ‘bakery food-on-the-go’ retailer Greggs’ primary pallet racking supplier.
Date: 30/10/2013

THE WORLD’S QUIETEST TRUCK MOUNTED FORKLIFT
ACHIEVING NEAR SILENT HYDRAULICS OPERATION FOR THE WORLD’S QUIETEST TRUCK MOUNTED FORKLIFT
Date: 30/10/2013

UNION DOORS HELPING JOHN POINTON & SONS LTD MAINTAIN ENVIRONMENTAL COMMITMENT
Union Industries, the UK market leader manufacturer of industrial rapid roll doors, has helped waste management company John Pointon & Sons Ltd enhance its facilities with the installation of a new, very large Ramdoor Super at the site.
Date: 30/10/2013

Yodel unveils winter delivery plans
Yodel, the UK’s leading parcel delivery company, has unveiled its contingency plans for this winter. After an award winning performance* last year, which saw a number of clients transfer parcel volumes to Yodel, the company has again invested heavily in detailed planning for 2013.
Date: 30/10/2013

Swedish Post orders further sorting machines from Siemens
Posten, a part of Swedish PostNord, is modernizing its sorting centers in Alvesta, Malmö, Gothenburg, Sundsvall and Arsta with machines from Siemens. For pre-sorting to sequence sorting, eight further machines of the Culler Facer Canceller (CFC) 3004 type will be employed.
Date: 30/10/2013

Pumpkins
David Bowman, Europe’s largest pumpkin grower has hired a fleet of counterbalanced forklifts from Jungheinrich UK Ltd’s short term rental fleet.
Date: 23/10/2013

WORLD FAMOUS MUSTARD MANUFACTURER MAILLE OPENS 1st OVERSEAS STORE
C&W places 266-year-old French Unilever subsidiary in heart of London’s West End
Date: 23/10/2013

Premium quality used vehicles
The Hamburg based STILL GmbH, a leading supplier of customized intralogistics solutions worldwide, deals not only in new vehicles. Used trucks throughout Europe are taken back and completely overhauled so they can then be marketed again through its own direct sales system as “Premium” used vehicles.
Date: 23/10/2013

iPad-App STILL EASY wins Red Dot: Best of the Best award
The Hamburg based company STILL GmbH and the producer creative agency melting elements were honored with the coveted Red Dot: Best of the Best award on Friday 18 October for the outstandingly good design of the iPad application STILL EASY.
Date: 22/10/2013

PALLETWAYS WIN INTERNATIONAL TRADE AWARD
Birmingham-based Palletways has been named winner of the International Logistics award by leading Midlands’s business publication Insider.
Date: 21/10/2013

PD PORTS ATTRACTS NEW CUSTOMER TO ITS CONTAINER TERMINAL FACILITIES AT TEESPORT
PD Ports has announced a new weekly multi modal logistics service into Teesport by new customer MacAndrews, part of the CMA-CGM Group, further strengthening the port operator’s position as the UK’s best connected feeder port.
Date: 18/10/2013

COMPACT AUTOMATED PACKING CELL BOOSTSEFFICIENCY AND CUTS COSTS FOR VAUXHALL MOTORS
Faced with the inconvenience and cost of sub-contract packing and a considerable increase in throughput planned for the near future, Vauxhall Motors has invested in a purpose-designed packing cell with a high degree of automation for replacement brake kits at its aftersales warehouse in Bedfordshire.
Date: 18/10/2013

Kite Packaging Launches the 'Mini Air System' To Market
Kite Packaging introduces a new air-cushion system to the UK, designed to make the packing process quicker, easier and more cost effective
Date: 18/10/2013

Linde Material Handling changes Management Board
Harald Will is promoted to the Management Board and takes charge of new Research and Development department
Date: 17/10/2013

The compulsory break is dispensed with
The new DEUTZ engine TD 3.6L in the C40- 55sD diesel forklift series from CLARK meets the European exhaust emission standard IIIB. From October 2013, the Kubota engine used until now will be replaced by the DEUTZ engine.
Date: 17/10/2013

DHL and BP sign global agreement for upstream logistics
DHL, the world’s leading logistics company, has signed a new five-year global agreement with the British oil and gas company BP. DHL will provide freight management services for BP’s upstream business with DHL Global Forwarding covering the initial scope of work and providing inbound freight forwarding services to support BP’s global upstream operations and major capital projects. Upstream solutions relate to both the exploration and production of oil and gas. Express delivery services will also be integrated as part of the scope of services.
Date: 16/10/2013

Boots.com warehouse visit proves a highlight of KNAPP's e-commerce event
KNAPP welcomed existing and prospective customers from across Europe to its ‘Move Ecom' event recently. Over 30 companies representing a variety of blue-chip brands attended the two-day event, which included a visit to the warehouse of KNAPP client, Boots.com.
Date: 16/10/2013

Hydrogen-powered industrial trucks and tow tractors for use in automobile production
BMW, Linde Material Handling and TUM receive funding from the Ministry of Transportin support of the field testing offuel cell industrial trucks at BMW plant Leipzig.
Date: 15/10/2013

Introducing the New TR34 4th Edition for Concrete Industrial Ground Floors
After four years of hard work, the 4th Edition of Concrete Society Report TR34 has finally been published. Face Consultants have been uniquely placed to take a leading role in the project, being able to draw on their worldwide experience.
Date: 15/10/2013

MobiconSystems– Introducing the ECO
Well established in the International container handling industry for the last 20 years with their Two-Tower (2T) Straddle Carrier, Mobicon Systems is this month excited to announce the launch of the newest product in the Mobicon family – the ECO Range.
Date: 15/10/2013

Dachser acquires majority interest in Oy Waco Logistics Finland
Kempten, October 14, 2013. Dachser has increased its stake in Oy Waco Logistics Finland. The air and sea freight logistics company headquartered in Vantaa, southern Finland, not far from the capital Helsinki, has additional sites in the commercial centers Lahti, Oulo, Tampere, and Vaasa and therefore completely covers the “land of a thousand lakes.” In 2012, 54 employees generated almost EUR 24 million in revenue for the company.
Date: 14/10/2013

Geodis Wilson Sponsors Major Automotive Logistics Event in India
The global multimodal service provider Geodis Wilson is once again a gold sponsor at this year’s Automotive Logistics – India Conference, which takes place at the Hyatt Regency Pune from 11 – 13 December.
Date: 12/10/2013

SDV is the Official Logistics Partner at Fashion Week 2013 in Singapore Created by FIDé Fashion Weeks
SDV, a global leader in supply chain management, teams up with FIDé Fashion Weeks to bring world-class fashion to Singapore during “Fashion Week 2013” presented by The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands from 9-19 October.
Date: 11/10/2013

BETTER BATTERY MANAGEMENT
The new Hawker® BSI40™ battery status indicator is the latest battery rotation system from EnerSys®. It provides users with a cost-effective solution to manage battery fleets for warehouse trucks and other mechanical handling equipment.
Date: 10/10/2013

SDI Group shortlisted for Retail Systems Awards 2013
SDI Group, the global integrator of automated material handling systems, has been shortlisted for the Supply Chain Solution of the Year trophy at the prestigious Retail Systems Awards, to be held at the Lancaster London Hotel on the 23rd October.
Date: 10/10/2013

STEF opens its new Nantes Carquefou distribution site for all temperature-controlled food products
STEF has opened its new 7,500 m2 distribution site, specialising in food handling, distribution and catering, located in Carquefou. With its strategic location, innovative building design and new value-adding services, STEF Transport Nantes Carquefou functions as a hub for the group's transport services in the Pays de la Loire region.
Date: 09/10/2013

First speedy FELB container train from Suzhou to Warsaw crosses Russian border point
Far East Land Bridge, a joint venture of Russian Railways Logistics, continues its geographic expansion by introduction of fast container train service on the new route linking China and Europe.
Date: 08/10/2013

Hub and bespoke – sbh project manages construction of DPD’s new Hinckley hub
Construction has begun on DPD’s new £100m 330,000 sqft parcel hub at Hinckley Commercial Park in the East Midlands.
Date: 07/10/2013

Dachser strengthens presence in Sweden
Kempten/Gothenburg, October 7, 2013. International logistics provider Dachser begins using a new logistics facility in Gothenburg starting 2014.
Date: 07/10/2013

Briggs Equipment delivers ideal solution for rail freight leader
A busy container terminal in South Wales is set to save thousands of pounds in fuel costs thanks to the latest engine technology at the heart of a new Hyster reach truck, supplied by Briggs Equipment.
Date: 03/10/2013

FPS Indian member LCL Logistix scoops MALA award
LCL Logistix – the Indian member of the FPS network of independent forwarders – has scooped the title of “Freight Forwarder of the Year” at the fourth All India Maritime & Logistics (MALA) Awards, 2013.
Date: 02/10/2013

NORBERT DENTRESSANGLE COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF DAHER’S FREIGHT FORWARDING ACTIVITIES
Following Norbert Dentressangle’sannouncement on 16 July 2013 of the agreement to take over Daher’s freight forwarding activities, French competition authorities approved the acquisitionon 26 September.
Date: 01/10/2013

BRC certifies P&O Ferrymasters reefer quality with two-year renewal
Logistics specialist P&O Ferrymasters has been awarded a two-year extension of its British Retail Consortium (BRC) accreditation for the transport of packed, temperature controlled food products.
Date: 01/10/2013

Swisslog UK appoints new Head of Customer Support
Swisslog UK, the global supplier of automated logistics solutions, has appointed Steve Thorp as their new Head of Customer Support.
Date: 01/10/2013

£6million short term rental fleet investment
Leading materials handling equipment manufacturer Jungheinrichhas announced a £6million investment in the extensive fleet of forklift trucks and other handling products that it offers for short term rental.
Date: 30/09/2013

Asda select TGW to provide Home Shopping Centre
Asda, part of the Wal-Mart group is one of the world’s largest grocery retailers. Asda, has placed its second order with TGW Northern Europe to be installed at the latest Home Shopping Centre (HSC) located in Nottingham. This facility is the third HSC within Asda’s network and will benefit Asda’s outbound capacity.
Date: 30/09/2013

Deutsche Post DHL exploits favorable capital market environment to lock in attractive long-term financing conditions
Deutsche Post DHL, the world’s leading mail and logistics group, is taking advantage of the current favorable capital market environment for companies with strong credit ratings to lock in attractive long-term financing conditions.
Date: 30/09/2013

Shortsighted approach to pallet film is costing companies thousands
The majority of businesses operating in the UK are overlooking an area of their supply chain operation where significant cost savings can be made.
Date: 26/09/2013

Geodis Wilson wins long-term contract with Caracal Energy
The Industrial Projects division of international freight forwarder Geodis Wilson secured a new 3-year contract with Caracal Energy Inc. (“Caracal Energy”), an international player in the exploration and development of oil and gas fields.
Date: 24/09/2013

BRC Accreditation for Malcolm Logistics’ Crick &Haydock Depots
Malcolm Logistics, one of the UK’s leading providers of third party logistics services, recently received British Retail Consortium (BRC) accreditation for the storage and distribution of ambient foods, consumer products and packaging materials from its Crick and Haydock distribution centres.
Date: 24/09/2013

DÜRKOPP FÖRDERTECHNIK EXTENDS €2 MILLION SORTATION SYSTEM FOR ACS
Dürkopp Fördertechnik has been awarded a further contract by ACS Limited, Europe’s largest formal dress hire group. Durkopp has already installed a near €2 million sortation system using its Roll Adapter technology at the firm’s new distribution centre in Lanarkshire where more than one million hire garments are stored.
Date: 24/09/2013

Valero contracts accelerate Wincanton's position as leading energy supply chain partner
Wincanton, a leading provider of supply chain services in the UK & Ireland, today announces that Valero (formerly Chevron), the world's largest independent petroleum refiner, has confirmed that it has extended and expanded its partnership with Wincanton.
Date: 23/09/2013

US grocery retail giant Kroger orders automated storage and picking system from Cimcorp group
RMT Robotics®, part of the Cimcorp Group, has announced the sale of an automated storage and picking system for crates to the USA's The Kroger Co., one of the world's largest retailers.
Date: 20/09/2013

CHEP expands container pool – large containers with European pallet footprint
At this year’s FachPack trade fair in Nuremberg (24-26 September), CHEP Automotive and Industrial Solutions will be highlighting its environmentally friendly, cost-saving, multi-user shared container pooling.
Date: 20/09/2013

Military service for Flexi
Flexi Narrow Aisle has supplied Flexi articulated forklift truck technology to NATO – the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.
Date: 20/09/2013

Perrigo uses Krone Dry Liners for Pharmaceutical deliveries
Perrigo, the leading global supplier of healthcare products and over-the-counter pharmaceuticals, has added two Krone Dry Liner box trailers to its internal UK transport division.
Date: 20/09/2013

No paper wait
Based in Laindon, Essex, Anton Group (www.antongroup.co.uk) is a fast moving, highly responsive business specialising in the production of variable image/variable data print and direct mail.
Date: 19/09/2013

WIXto receive the 1000th TGW STINGRAY shuttle
WIXselects latest TGW technologies for the automated expansion of itsMaster Distribution Centrelocated in Gastonia, North Carolina. The integrated materials handling solution includes anexpandable two-aisle STINGRAY Shuttle System, assuring WIX’s continued success.
Date: 19/09/2013

AS OF 2015, A RAIL MOTORWAY WILL LINK THE PORT OF CALAIS TO THE PERPIGNAN / LE BOULOU TERMINAL
On Wednesday, 18 September 2013, Frédéric Cuvillier, French Minister for Transport, Sea and Fisheries, officially announced that the Government has commissioned SNCF-Geodis to go ahead with the rail motorway project between the Port of Calais and the Le Boulou terminal (Perpignan).
Date: 19/09/2013

TEN MILLION AND COUNTING – AND STILL NO LOSSES
Record-breaking Pallet-Track has announced another milestone by moving 10 million pallets through its Wolverhampton hub in less than a decade – without losing a single pallet.
Date: 19/09/2013

ANOTHER FIRST FOR WINCANTON AT LONDON GATEWAY
Wincanton's container business was the first company registered to get boxes off the quay at London Gateway today.
Date: 17/09/2013

GEORGES AZEVEDO APPOINTED CHIEF FINANCE OFFICER AT GEODIS WILSON
Georges Azevedo has been appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Geodis Wilson and will join the Board of Management of Geodis Wilson, the Freight Forwarding Division of Geodis.
Date: 17/09/2013

DSV Air & Sea expands services through acquisition of SBS Worldwide
DSV Air & Sea has become one of the largest forwarders on the UK-US trade lane after the acquisition of SBS Worldwide Holdings Ltd.
Date: 17/09/2013

PALLETWAYS AWARDED INVESTORS IN PEOPLE ACCREDITATION
Palletways, Europe’s largest and fastest growing palletised freight network, has been awarded full accreditation for Investors in People (IIP) throughout Europe. It is the most extensive IIP accreditation granted to a pallet network and follows the recognition already held by Palletways UK.
Date: 16/09/2013

Perrigo uses Krone Dry Liners for Pharmaceutical deliveries
Perrigo, the leading global supplier of healthcare products and over-the-counter pharmaceuticals, has added two Krone Dry Liner box trailers to its internal UK transport division.
Date: 15/09/2013

Supply Chains need to adapt as power shifts to Emerging Markets, says new report
September 12th 2013, London, UK: Over 80% of the world’s population resides in what is known as “emerging markets”.
Date: 12/09/2013

Govert Hamers to be the new CEO at Vanderlande Industries
Veghel – Effective January 1, 2014, Govert Hamers has been appointed as President and CEO at Vanderlande Industries. He will succeed Peter Gerretse.
Date: 11/09/2013

Yusen Logistics (India) Ltd. Establishes the Jaipur Sales Office in India
Yusen Logistics (India) Ltd. (hereinafter “YL-IN”) established a sales office in Jaipur, the capital of Rajasthan, India, and launched operations on September 2, 2013.
Date: 10/09/2013

TGW strengthens market position with record order intake
Automated warehouse solutions provider TGW is continuing its international expansion plans with its aim to have representations on all relevant and international core markets by 2015. In business year 2012/2013 (ending 30th June), the company focused on strengthening its market position and establishing reliable infrastructures in its newest international subsidiaries.
Date: 10/09/2013

MAXI SWEEPER NEWEST ADDITION TO THE RANGE OF SWEEPERS OF TVH
TVH expands its range of sweepers with the Maxi Sweeper. This sweeper offers a specific solution for telehandlers. The range also includes among other things the SmartSweep® and the Lazy Sweeper®. Both are mechanical devices that can easily be fitted to a lift truck, so that the machine can be used as a sweeper.
Date: 10/09/2013

Mature and measured approach puts Flexi on course for a record year
2013 is on course to be a record year for global sales of Flexi articulated forklift trucks.
Date: 10/09/2013

Newland WS20 Twin Boom Mobile Slat Conveyor
Newland Engineering have been successful in winning the tender for supplying 10 Newland WS 20 Mobile Slat Conveyors to Oman government food reserves.
Date: 06/09/2013

With concentrated expertise at the highest level
The Beckum-based BEUMER Group with affiliations around the globe has been developing customized system solutions for conveying, loading, palletizing, packaging, sortation and distribution technology for more than 75 years.
Date: 05/09/2013

Service Reporting Tool Provides New Insight Into Battery Performance History
The new Service Activity Report Management (SARM) system developed by EnerSys® allows the company to maintain a full service profile and audit trail for its complete range of Hawker® batteries and chargers for motive power applications.
Date: 05/09/2013

Just in Time Delivery
Congratulations go to Paul Chapman, a driver at Yusen Logistics for his mode of transport to his wedding.
Date: 04/09/2013

sbh helps Johnston Sweepers clean up its operating efficiency with Dorking factory extension
Industrial property and construction consultant sbh was appointed in 2011 to provide project management, planning and procurement services to support Johnston Sweepers’ plans to extend its Dorking factory in Surrey helping the company to improve its operation and production.
Date: 04/09/2013

Lord's bowled over by Jungheinrich's short term rental forklifts
Lord's Cricket Ground is one of the world’s most famous cricket venues. Owned by Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) and established in 1814, Lord's is widely referred to as the “Home of Cricket” and plays host to some of the biggest international competitions every season – including in 2013 an England v Australia Test Match
Date: 04/09/2013

Apreo Logistics Announces Name Change to C.H. Robinson
Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Sept. 3, 2013) — C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc., one of the world’s largest logistics companies, announced today that it has completed the rebranding process of Apreo Logistics S.A., which will continue under the name C.H. Robinson. The rebranding process started after C.H. Robinson acquired the leading Polish freight forwarder in September 2012.
Date: 03/09/2013

Versatile alternative for postal sortation
SDI Group, the global integrator of automated material handling systems, has entered the postal and package e-commerce market with the creation of a specialist company, SDI Sortation Solutions Ltd.
Date: 02/09/2013

London Gateway begins haulier registration
The hauler registration procedure for London Gateway has started. The registration of hauliers will allow
Date: 30/08/2013

New Telemetry offering from Hyster
Hyster has launched a new Wireless Access Monitoring System, Hyster® Tracker, which enables effective fleet management to support demanding materials handling operations.
Date: 30/08/2013

BETTER BATTERY MANAGEMENT
The new Hawker® BSI40™ battery status indicator is the latest battery rotation system from EnerSys®. It provides users with a cost-effective solution to manage battery fleets for warehouse trucks and other mechanical handling equipment.
Date: 28/08/2013

Baumann invests in superb new paint facility for sideloaders
As part of a planned programme of major investment at its main production facility in Cavaion, Italy, leading side loader manufacturer Baumann has recently opened a brand-new paint facility on the site that increases efficiency in the factory, with potential volume throughput at this stage in the manufacturing process rising by up to 300%.
Date: 28/08/2013

KELLOGGS SHOWS CONFIDENCE IN NORBERT DENTRESSANGLE
Norbert Dentressangle has cemented its relationship with Kellogg’s with the renewal of its contract for UK warehousing and contract packing operations.
Date: 27/08/2013

Component supplier takes the HiLOAD
Narrow Aisle Flexi – manufacturer of the Flexi range of articulated forklift trucks – has won a contract to supply Flexi HiLOAD articulated trucks to the Germany-based production facility of leading automotive components supplier Magna Decoma.
Date: 27/08/2013

Aisle-Masters are the Right Ingredient for Manitowoc
Manitowoc Foodservice is the leading global supplier of commercial kitchen equipment such as refrigeration, ice-making, cooking, food-prep, and beverage-dispensing technologies, and counts some of the world’s biggest and best known brands amongst its customers. Its UK division, based in Sheffield, is using a fleet of five Aisle-Master articulated forklifts for diverse handling requirements in the manufacturing, warehousing and spare parts facilities on the site.
Date: 27/08/2013

CHEP expands container pool – large containers with European pallet footprint
Cologne (Germany), August 08, 2013 – At this year’s FachPack trade fair in Nuremberg (24-26 September), CHEP Automotive and Industrial Solutions will be highlighting its environmentally friendly, cost-saving, multi-user shared container pooling service from 25th to 27th September 2012.
Date: 27/08/2013

Swisslog secures major order from retailer TJ Morris in the UK
Redditch, 12August 2013 – Swisslog has been awarded a major order by TJ Morris, trading as Home Bargains, one of the United Kingdom’s fastest growing discount retailers.
Date: 27/08/2013

Interroll increases operating profit and net profit in the first half of 2013
Sant’Antonino, 9 August 2013. The Interroll Group significantly increased its operating profit by 12.7% and net profit by 11.2% in the first half of 2013, with slightly higher sales and orders received figures.
Date: 27/08/2013

Corby site acquired by sbh feeds Bibby Distribution's growth
nternational property and construction consultant sbh has acquired a new 212,000 sq ft warehouse and distribution facility for Bibby Distribution on a 15-acre site in Max Park, Corby. The three-bay warehouse has 16 dock levellers, two level-access doors and boasts capacity for more than 30,000 pallets.
Date: 27/08/2013

Starting from Scratch – Crane Worldwide Logistics celebrates 5 years of operations
‘It has never been done before’ remarks John Magee, current President and CEO of Crane Worldwide Logistics.‘From the outset, a plan was devised to grow the company into a global mid-sized player dedicated to exceptional service.
Date: 27/08/2013

PALLETWAYS EUROPEAN NETWORK EXTENDS INTO CZECH REPUBLIC AND SLOVAKIA
Palletways, Europe’s largest provider of express distribution services for palletised goods, has announced two developments to its existing pan-European services. Firstly it will be extending its geographical coverage by offering full services to and from both Czech Republic and Slovakia and secondly it will be adding two new pallet types to all of its pan-European services, with the addition of both a Mini Quarter Pallet and a Light Pallet. Both new developments will be launched on Monday 2nd September 2013.
Date: 22/08/2013

Warwickshire firm receives German seal of approval
A Warwickshire freight company has lived up to its name after impressing its German partners with its efficiency
Date: 14/08/2013

UPS EXPANDS LOGISTICS REACH TO MEET EMERGING DEMAND IN CHINA
New Facilities in Chengdu and Shanghai Boost Access to Developing Rural and Urban Regions
Date: 14/08/2013

IAG CARGO NEXT GENERATION GIANTS MEET FOR THE FIRST TIME
IAG Cargo’s two largest fleet members have met in a rare photo opportunity for onlookers at London Stansted. The Boeing 747-8F and Airbus A380 are the largest aircrafts currently in operation from each aircraft manufacturer. The A380, which was recently delivered to British Airways, is undertaking induction flights over the summer before entering service later this year.
Date: 08/08/2013

Green thumbs for logistics
At spoga+gafa (September 8-10, 2013) Cologne this year welcomes “the whole world of the garden“. A very special green thumb – one for logistics in fact – is a feature of Dachser (Stand 6.1, Hall D001), given that the network of the international logistics supplier last year, with the inclusion of Spain, Argentina, Peru, Vietnam and Turkey has now grown to 41 countries.
Date: 08/08/2013

Russian Railways Logistics Delivers Oversized Cargo
RZDL organized delivery of excessively over-dimensional cargo of a total weight of 334 tonnes for Ryazan Oil Refinery. Processing equipment was transported from Atomenergomash plant in Volgodonsk cityof Rostov region to the factory in the city of Ryazan.
Date: 06/08/2013

Agility’s Financial Results for Q2, 2013
Agility (AGLTY) today announced financial results for the second quarter of 2013. The company reported a net profit of KD 11.5 million for the second quarter of 2013, and Earnings per Share (EPS) of 11.03 fils, up 50% over the same period last year. Revenues and EBITDA stand at KD 355.2 million and KD 23.7 million, respectively, up 2% and 26% over Q2 of 2012.
Date: 06/08/2013

THORWORLD URGES 'SAFETY TO SUIT' THROUGHOUT THE LOADING BAY
Loading and unloading specialist Thorworld Industries is urging companies to assess every element of its loading bay to ensure that it is running at optimum safety.
Date: 06/08/2013

TGW helps Chinese e-commerce business prepare for growth
Automated warehouse solutions provider TGW is providing an automated material handling system for growing Chinese e-commerce company CNSS Co. Ltd.
Date: 05/08/2013

SEAFAST DOUBLES CAPACITY AT FELIXSTOWE
The Seafast Group is to double the capacity of its Temperature Controlled Handling Facility, based at the Port of Felixstowe. The expanded facility – currently know as Seafast Celsius PLC – will be re-branded as “Seafast Cold-Chain Logistics”.
Date: 05/08/2013

Green thumbs for logistics
At spoga+gafa (September 8-10, 2013) Cologne this year welcomes “the whole world of the garden“. A very special green thumb – one for logistics in fact – is a feature of Dachser (Stand 6.1, Hall D001), given that the network of the international logistics supplier last year, with the inclusion of Spain, Argentina, Peru, Vietnam and Turkey has now grown to 41 countries.
Date: 05/08/2013

Your automated storage questions answered online
RediTechniX – part of the RediGroup group of specialist materials handling companies – has introduced an online advice portal that allows visitors to the company’s website to have their automated pallet storage and retrieval systems-related questions answered by an industry expert.
Date: 31/07/2013

Prologis Signs 15,400 Square Metre Leasing Agreement with Dirks Group in Germany
Prologis Welcomes New Customer in Gernsheim
Date: 31/07/2013

Cimcorp to automate the warehouse of Olvi brewery
Finnish beverage company, Olvi Oyj, has commissioned Cimcorp to design and implement an extensive automation system to boost the efficiency of its dispatch operations.
Date: 31/07/2013

GENERAL DYNAMICS' MOD CONTRACT EXTENSION SECURES JOBS FOR 25 AT WINCANTON'S BICESTER FACILITY
A total of 25 jobs have been secured for a minimum 12 months at supply chain solutions provider Wincanton's Bicester facility.
Date: 29/07/2013

NORBERT DENTRESSANGLE TO HANDLE RANGESPAN RETURNS
Ecommerce technology provider Rangespan has appointed Norbert Dentressangle to manage its reverse logistics operation.
Date: 29/07/2013

ET Morris look to Krone for adaptable flatbed trailers “Flatbed one day- curtainsider the next”
ET Morris and Sons Ltd, the Boston & Hull based general haulage and storage operator, has taken delivery of 10 x flatbed trailers from Krone which, says the company, can be quickly and easily retrofitted with Krone curtainsider bodies.
Date: 24/07/2013

Russian Railways Logistics starts marble delivery from Turkey to Kazakhstan
Russian Railways Logistics introduced a new intermodal solution to deliver Turkish marble to Kazakhstan via Russia. The shipper is AsistGemi ATENTELINGI TIC LTD STI, which prior to cooperation with RZDL used air freight delivery.
Date: 24/07/2013

GEODIS APPOINTS LEIF VOELCKER AS MANAGING DIRECTOR INDIA
Geodis announces the appointment of Leif Voelcker as Managing Director of Geodis India. Leif will be also responsible for managing Geodis’ South Asian Cluster organization.
Date: 24/07/2013

Jointless Floors
The concept of floors with no joints is obviously attractive to building users. However, it is important to recognise that all floors including “jointless” floors have construction joints between floor panels. Jointed floors have additional sawn joints cut into them at typically 6 m spacing.
Date: 24/07/2013

Consolidated turnover for the 2nd quarter of 2013: + 3.5 %(- 0.2 % on a like-for-like basis)
In keeping with the first quarter, the turnover for the STEF group, European specialists in cold logistics, remained stable in comparison with last year, despite several months of declining food consumption. The 3.5% increase in the overall turnover is due to the trade activity related to the company KLS, acquired at the end of 2012.
Date: 24/07/2013

Rhenus Midi Data acquires Lupprians UK
Rhenus Midi Data, the specialist for high-tech logistics within the Rhenus Group, took over the leading services provider for technical installation and distribution work in Great Britain, Lupprians UK, on 11 July 2013. This acquisition enables Rhenus Midi Data to expand its European services to Great Britain.
Date: 24/07/2013

Yusen Logistics invests in Czech Republic
Yusen Logistics will open its doors to a brand new Warehouse near Prague, in Strancice on the core D1 highway to Slovakia and Hungary on August 1st.
Date: 24/07/2013

Robinsons specifies Baumann exclusively for its side loader fleet
As part of a planned side loader fleet replacement programme, Salford-based supplier of timber and sheet materials GE Robinson& Col Ltd has taken delivery of 7 brand new Baumann GX50 5 tonne side loaders over the past 18 months. The final two trucks from this seven strong orderwent into service with Robinsons inJuly this year, completing thereplacement programmefor the previous incumbent 12 year old side loaders
Date: 24/07/2013

Corby site acquired by sbh feeds Bibby Distribution's growth
International property and construction consultant sbh has acquired a new 212,000 sq ft warehouse and distribution facility for Bibby Distribution on a 15-acre site in Max Park, Corby. The three-bay warehouse has 16 dock levellers, two level-access doors and boasts capacity for more than 30,000 pallets.
Date: 24/07/2013

RENE BACH-LARSEN APPOINTED CLUSTER MD FOR GEODIS WILSON IN SINGAPORE & SOUTH EAST ASIA
Geodis Wilson is pleased to announce the appointment of Rene Bach-Larsen as Cluster Managing Director of Singapore & South East Asia
Date: 24/07/2013

Shortsighted approach to pallet film is costing companies thousands
The majority of businesses operating in the UK are overlooking an area of their supply chain operation where significant cost savings can be made.
Date: 24/07/2013

Magnetek’s Latest AC Line Regenerative SystemIncreases Energy Efficiency and Saves Money
Magnetek, Inc., a leading supplier of digital power and motion control systems for the material handling industry,today announced the addition of the IMPULSE®•D+ to their high performance series of AC Line Regenerative Systems.
Date: 17/07/2013

First Joint Stabilisers in China
The floor to Phase 1 of a Logistics Development in Qingpu - a district of Shanghai Municipality, owned by a global industrial property developer, had obvious damages between the warehouse and the loading dock due to differential settlement between the two. The loading dock was constructed after the warehouse and perhaps the ground condition was an oversight by the design of the loading dock.
Date: 17/07/2013

KNAPP AG achieves record levels of turnover and employees
The Austrian-owned group, KNAPP AG, has improved on last year's record turnover to report an all-time high of approximately 380 million Euros on 31 March 2013
Date: 17/07/2013

Norbert Dentressangle to acquire Daher Groups freight forwarding activities
In line with the Group’s Freight Forwarding growth strategy, launched from scratch in 2010 and now achieving an annual turnover close to €220m.
Date: 16/07/2013

Management Change at Agility Area Central Europe
Agility, a leading global logistics provider, has appointed Thomas Blank as Managing Director of Area Central Europe. He replaces Thomas Peikert, who made the decision last March to leave the company after 23 years.
Date: 16/07/2013

Swisslog dampens expectations on delayed order intake
Following a good start to the business year, order intake fell short of expectations in both Swisslog divisions during the second quarter. For this reason, Swisslog has revised its forecast and expects a drop in net sales of up to 5% year-on-year and EBIT margin in the region of 3.3% for the 2013 business year.
Date: 15/07/2013

Yusen Logistics Launches Dedicated LCL Service from Hong Kong to Rotterdam
Global logistics and supply chain provider Yusen Logistics has enhanced its dedicated less-than-container-load (LCL) product portfolio with a new service to accommodate existing business from Hong Kong to Rotterdam.
Date: 15/07/2013

C.H. Robinson continues European expansion with Istanbul office
C.H. Robinson Europe, one of the leading freight forwarders in Europe, continues their European expansion by opening a new office in Istanbul, Turkey.
Date: 15/07/2013

Customers of TVH easily find their way to the webshop
Calling up prices, placing orders, looking up parts and much more. Since 2012 TVHcustomers can do this online via MyTotalSource. Thanks to this online webshop, it is no longer necessary to install a special program, customers can simply log on to www.mytotalsource.tvh.com.
Date: 09/07/2013

Agility and H.Essers Team Up as Preferred Service Providers for Actavis
Control Tower solution provides innovative global freight management for Actavis’ global pharma supply chain
Date: 09/07/2013

New Hyster global website helps forklift decision making process
A new ‘class-leading’ global Hyster website has been launched to help companies identify suitable trucks for their specific materials handling applications to aid the decision making process.
Date: 08/07/2013

FM Logistic sets up operations in Brazil by buying the logistics subsidiary of McLane Company, Inc., USA.
FM Logistic and the McLane Company, Inc., have announced today that they have come to an agreement relating to the purchase of the logistics subsidiary of McLane in Brazil.
Date: 05/07/2013

PALL-EX ROMANIA TO HANDLE TCE HOLDING FREIGHT
Pall-Ex Romania has become the country’s market leading express palletised freight distributor after announcing plans to incorporate logistics company TCE Holding as part of its network.
Date: 05/07/2013

9 years later –L’Oréal receives a makeover extension at Trafford Park
International property and construction consultants, sbh, have been appointed by L’Oréal UK Ltd to build new storage and distribution facilities at its Trafford Park site in Manchester. sbh project managed the original build at Trafford Park nearly a decade ago, and will now work with Chalcroft Construction to complete the £2 million extension by the end of July 2013.
Date: 05/07/2013

Warehousing winners take a bow at UKWA Awards
Companies and individuals across the warehousing and third party logistics (3PL) sectors were rewarded for excellence at UKWA’s Annual Awards for Warehousing 2013 ceremony, which was held recently at London’s Dorchester Hotel.
Date: 04/07/2013

SDI Group acquires CMECS for faster fashion
SDI Group has acquired Kettering-based, powered roller conveyor systems manufacturer CMECS. The new joint partnership will provide SDI with an in-house manufacturer to supply its European network, allowing it to react even more quickly to fashion business customer demands and also to produce bespoke designs that are aligned to the industry’s requirements. CMECS gains increased flexibility to serve its customers, including SDI.
Date: 03/07/2013

ORBIS RPM OPENS BEVERAGE SERVICE CENTER IN MEXICO
Service Center is Next Step in Expansion of ORBIS RPM
Date: 03/07/2013

The new Renault Trucks range continues its development with European logistics firm STEF
Renault Trucks set up a series of stringent tests to make sure that its new range would achieve the best possible performance and flawless reliability. These trials have been going on since 2012 with 50 international customers under actual operating conditions. The European logistics and refrigerated transport specialist STEF has added the first Renault Trucks T Euro 6 vehicle in France to its fleet where it continues to be operated successfully.
Date: 02/07/2013

DSV Solutions to operate Eastern Europe Hub for Sealed Air
DSV Solutions in Slovakia was awarded a long term contract to operate Sealed Air warehousing and distribution operations from their facility in Senec, near Bratislava.
Date: 01/07/2013

Sovex Limited promotes Mike Williams to National Service Manager
CONVEYOR manufacturer Sovex has promoted Mike Williams to National Service Manager after a recent spate of contract wins.
Date: 01/07/2013

Report confirms DHL Supply Chain still number 1
London, UK: Ti’s latest study on the contract logistics market, Global Contract Logistics 2013, indicates that once again DHL Supply Chain is the dominant market player, controlling 8% of the overall market with revenues of €13bn in 2012. It dwarfs the second placed CEVA which has revenues of €3.9bn.
Date: 01/07/2013

RediRack sign Qatar distribution deal
Storage solutions manufacturer RediRack has signed a distribution agreement with Qatar-based Darwish Trading Company.
Date: 28/06/2013

WINCANTON AWARDED 2ND FIVE YEAR CONTRACT TO CONTINUE MORRISONS' CONVENIENCE EXPANSION
Wincanton, a leading provider of supply chain services in the UK&Ireland, today announces it has been awarded a five-year contract by supermarket group Morrisons to support its continuing expansion of its "M Local" format in the north of England.
Date: 28/06/2013

Reusable plastic packaging instead of metal
With its exhaust systems for passenger cars and trucks, automotive supplier Bosal makes an active contribution to emissions reduction and environmental protection. Now CHEP, the world’s leading provider of reusable container and pallet pooling services, is helping the Dutch company implement a sustainable solution for the transportation of its automotive components in Europe.
Date: 28/06/2013

GEODIS WILSON EXPANDS RAIL FREIGHT SERVICES IN CHINA
Geodis Wilson, one of the world’s leading freight management companies, today announced the expansion of its Asia-Pacific operations to include domestic rail freight services in China, with intercontinental services between China and Europe also planned.
Date: 26/06/2013

Warehouses overspending on energy by £190 million per year reveals new analysis from the Energy Efficiency Financing scheme
New analysis from the Energy Efficiency Financing (EEF) scheme has revealed that the warehouses are overspending on energy to the tune of over £190 million per year.
Date: 26/06/2013

NICK CLEGG OPENS SAINSBURY'S NEW THAMESIDE DC OPERATED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH WINCANTON
On Tuesday 25 June Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg officially opened the new £30 million Sainsbury's Thameside Distribution Centre in South East London, which is operated in partnership with Wincanton.
Date: 26/06/2013

LB Foster supplies wheel deal conveyor solution
A bespoke conveyor system from LB Foster Materials Handling has been installed at MINI Plant Oxford. The solution presents a constant supply of wheels to the fitting operators on each side of the production line in the most efficient and ergonomic manner.
Date: 26/06/2013

GIDEON HILLMAN IS HELPING THE POLICE WITH THEIR ENQUIRIES
Suffolk Constabulary issued a tender for consultancy support to provide a business case for a collaborative archive of Police information to service six county Police Forces and Suffolk County Council.
Date: 24/06/2013

Port Authority of Abidjan to implement a new Port Operating System
Following an international call for tenders launched in October 2012, Port Authority of Abidjan has chosen SOGET and Bureau Veritas - BIVAC consortium to implement the last generation of Port Operating System SOGET POS. The contract has been signed on June 12th.
Date: 24/06/2013

Yusen Logistics Launches New Ho Chi Minh – Los Angeles LCL Service
Yusen Logistics, the global logistics and supply chain provider, is pleased to announce the expansion of its Direct LCL Services by adding a weekly service from Ho Chi Minh to Los Angeles to its growing LCL network.
Date: 20/06/2013

PALL-EX SCANDINAVIA PLANS ANNOUNCED
Pall-Ex is continuing the growth of its European palletised freight operations by launching its search for a Scandinavian partner.
Date: 20/06/2013

"Plug and play" system brings immediate returns
RediTechniX, a member of the RediGroup group of companies, has introduced a ‘plug and go’ pallet buffer and sequencer module to its award winning RediLogX automated pallet storage and retrieval system.
Date: 20/06/2013

DP World London Gateway Rides the Wave on the Gold Coast
Hoboken, New Jersey: DP World’s London Gateway, the UK’s new deep-sea port and Europe’s largest logistics park opening Q4 this year,was well received at a reception last night at the luxury W Hotelin Hoboken, New Jersey. This is the first of a series of insight events across the USA this week.
Date: 20/06/2013

CPP 110 PE PLASTIC PALLETS CUT COSTS AND ARE KIND TO THE ENVIRONMENT
The tough, lightweight and versatile CABKA-IPS CPP 110 PE nestable plastic pallet from Goplasticpallets.com offers a host of economic, environmental and practical benefits.
Date: 20/06/2013

A success for sbh at Transport Logistic 2013
sbhmade a great impression at the at Transport Logistic exhibition at the New Munich Trade Fair Centre from 4-7 June 2013 where visitorswere able to discuss theirwarehousing, distribution and logistics requirements with the team.
Date: 19/06/2013

CMA CGM, Maersk Line and MSC to establish an operational alliance
CMA CGM, Maersk Line and MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company SA have agreed to establish a long-term operational alliance on East – West trades, called the P3 Network. The aim is to improve and optimize operations and service offerings.
Date: 18/06/2013

Geodis Wilson wins award for Project Cargo Forwarding
Geodis Wilson, one of the world’s leading freight management companies, has been awarded the Best Logistics Service Provider – Project Cargo, at the 27th Asian Freight & Supply Chain Awards (AFSCA).
Date: 17/06/2013

Interroll – new Asia manager set to accelerate growth
Sant’Antonino/Suzhou, June 17th 2013. With the appointment of Ben Xia as Interroll’s new Asia Manager, a materials handling expert with an impressive track record has joined the company.
Date: 17/06/2013

Pyroban strengthens European sales team
Explosion protection company Pyroban has strengthened its sales team in Northern Germany and Scandinavia with the appointment of Sales Manager, Pieter Kroezen.
Date: 14/06/2013

CH Robinson Named Carrier of the Year
C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. was awarded the Truckload/IMC Carrier of the Year by Sharp Electronics Corporation, a company known for its unique one-of-a-kind electronic products and solutions, at Sharp’s annual carrier conference.
Date: 13/06/2013

INTERROLL REACHES AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE PORTEC GROUP INTERNATIONAL, INC. THE LEADING SUPPLIER OF U.S. BELT CURVES
The Interroll Group, a leading global manufacturer of core products for internal logistics, expanded its global portfolio in the area of highly efficient conveyor belt curves and other solutions with the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire Portec Group International, Inc. (Cañon City, Colorado, USA).
Date: 13/06/2013

Record number of visitors attend WTG open day
Over 100 delegates attended the Warehouse Technology Group’s (WTG) recent ‘Planning for Efficiency’ open da
Date: 13/06/2013

DPD invests £3.7m in four new depots creating up to 125 new jobs
Leading parcel firm DPD has invested £3.7m on four new depots in Sheffield, Snetterton (Norfolk), Billingham (Teesside) and Smethwick. The new developments, which collectively are expected to create 125 new jobs, will expand DPD's capacity to handle a significant increase in B2C parcel volumes generated by its hugely successful one-hour timeslot service, Predict.
Date: 13/06/2013

F-Logistik chooses Kögel for pharmaceuticals transport
F-Logistik GmbH is extending its fleet in the Saarland with twelve new Kögel Box dry freight box bodies and five Kögel Cool refrigerated semitrailers. The new Kögel Box trailers will be used primarily for the transport of medical products and equipment. The Kögel Cool refrigerated semitrailers will be deployed to the specialised transport of vital medication for a global health company.
Date: 13/06/2013

A textbook project
West Mercia Supplies (WMS) provides schools and colleges across the North West of England , the Midlands and parts of Wales with the products and equipment they need to teach the national curriculum.
Date: 13/06/2013

Protec Group International to be acquired by Interroll Gropup
Dear Employees,Customers,Vendors,Service Providers,Manufacturing Representatives, other Business Parthners,and Friends
Date: 13/06/2013

BROOKFIELD ACQUIRES LEADING EUROPEAN LOGISTICS ASSETS COMPANY
Brookfield Property Partners, L.P. (NYSE: BPY, TSX: BPY.UN) and its institutional partners through a fund managed by an affiliate of Brookfield Asset Management, Inc. (NYSE: BAM, TSX: BAM.A) today announced the acquisition of EZW Gazeley Limited (“Gazeley”) from Economic Zones World (“EZW”), part of Dubai World. Brookfield Property Partners will own an approximate 30% interest in Gazeley.
Date: 11/06/2013

CAM FORK LIFTS LTD ACHIEVES SALES ACCOLADE AT NISSAN FORKLIFT GB CONFERENCE
Nissan Forklift has presented Cam Forklift Trucks with its Going For Gold award after business achieved outstanding parts sales in 2012-13.
Date: 11/06/2013

CARRYLIFT GROUP AWARDED OUTSTANDING SALES ACHIEVEMENT ACCOLADE BY NISSAN FORKLIFT
The Carrylift Group has been presented with an outstanding sales achievement award by Nissan Forklift GB for its superb performance in 2012-13.
Date: 11/06/2013

Excellence in the logistics industry
The United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) Awards Luncheon takes place at London’s Dorchester Hotel on Wednesday July 3rd.
Date: 10/06/2013

YOU’RE HIRED!!
Apprenticeships – the way forward in freight logistics
Date: 10/06/2013

TGW system quadruples volume throughput for Wiley
Automated warehouse solutions provider, TGW Limited has installed a fully integrated materials handling solution for Wiley, one of the UK’s leading publisher distributors.
Date: 07/06/2013

BDA strengthens position in Europe with
Specialist time critical logistics provider BDA (Bespoke Distribution Aviation) has strengthened its position in Europe with the acquisition of both NightExpress GmbH and N.E. NightExpress Limited.
Date: 07/06/2013

Yusen Logistics (Americas) Inc. Expands its Chicago Warehouse to Ramp Up Automotive Parts Distribution and Other Logistics Operations
Yusen Logistics (Americas) Inc. (hereinafter YL-US) relocated its Chicago branch on May 20, 2013, to a site about 15 km from Chicago O’Hare International Airport with an expanded warehouse area of approximately 18,000 sqm, more than double its previous warehouse space. With this move, YL-US has now completed its logistics operation for a collection and delivery base capable of handling distribution demands for various products, including automotive parts, pharmaceuticals, and perishables, for the entire Midwest.
Date: 07/06/2013

The CMA CGM JULES VERNE, world’s largest containership and sailing under the French flag, inaugurated by François Hollande, President of the French Republic
THE CMA CGM JULES VERNE, the world’s largest containership (16,000 twenty-foot equivalent units), and sailing under the French flag was officially inaugurated today by French President François Hollande in Marseille, on the 4th of June.
Date: 07/06/2013

Rhenus Midi Data and TecDis actively expand their structures in Europe and Asia
The demand for specialist logistics services for high-tech products is increasing in the digital age. The managers of Rhenus Midi Data and the TecDis international distribution network spoke about the logistics and technical services provided in the high-tech logistics sector at a press conference held on the opening day of this year’s “transport logistic” exhibition.
Date: 07/06/2013

Appointment underlines WMS strategy
Jungheinrich UK Ltd has announced the appointment of Hamid Khajehpour as Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) Product Manager.
Date: 03/06/2013

Stepping up to ‘world-class’ supply status
The supply chain has evolved significantly over the past five years, as the growing diversification of product and service offerings, together with the challenges of finding innovative ways of combining and consolidating business processes has driven its evolution. But increasingly, customer requirements are changing and becoming more immediate, which has led to customers demanding far more from suppliers than ever before.
Date: 03/06/2013

MALTESE DISTRIBUTOR NO LONGER FEELS THE HEAT THANKS TO THORWORLD'S INFLATABLE DOCK SEALS
Thortight Inflatable Dock Seals, supplied by UK loading and unloading specialists Thorworld Industries, have provided a leading Maltese food distributor with a comprehensive solution for maintaining a consistentambient temperature within its warehouse.
Date: 03/06/2013

Expeditors opens pharma hub at Brussels Airport
Expeditors introduces a state-of-the-art facility for temperature critical products at BRUcargo, the dedicated cargo area at Brussels Airport. The new healthcare facility, in partnership with Aviapartner, is strategically located at a first line location at Brussels Airport.
Date: 31/05/2013

Asda's AutoStore Opens For Business
The UK’s largest AutoStore installation has officially opened at the Asda Integrated Distribution Centre (IDC), Lutterworth.
Date: 31/05/2013

CEVA announces additional US-Mexico Transborder offerings
End-to-end portfolio of supply chain services and solutions creates competitive advantage for CEVA’s customers in both countries
Date: 30/05/2013

ANAPAT-CONVENTION AWARDS PRIZE TO MY TOTALSOURCE
At the 19th ANAPAT-convention in Madrid, TVH was awarded an important prize for its interactive webshop MyTotalSource. ANAPAT is the main association acting on behalf of companies dealing in aerial work platforms.
Date: 30/05/2013

WITRON solution for complete article assortment and all temperature ranges
The EDEKA corporate group Nordbayern-Sachsen-Thueringen has selected for a logistics and order picking system from general contractor WITRON. Solutions will be used in the new 516,685 square foot logistics center located in the Saxon Berbersdorf. The plant, located at the A4, will supply 520 EDEKA markets with more than 12,000 different articles out of assortments of dry goods, perishable goods, gourmet food, meat, fruits, vegetables, and frozen goods. Ramp-up will be in different steps and is planned to start in summer 2014. It will be completed by the first quarter of 2015.
Date: 28/05/2013

ModusLink Receives Supplier Excellence Award from AMD
Leading innovator in semiconductor design recognizes ModusLink for exceptional supply chain program support
Date: 28/05/2013

Dachser seals a deal with Roxhill at Northampton
The major logistics provider Dachser Ltd has signed a deal with developer Roxhill to move its Northampton operation and UK HQ to Roxhill’sBrackmills Point development. The new facility will provide additional capacity to support the continued growth in the company’s UK/European distribution as well as contracts logistics business.
Date: 28/05/2013

PALL-EX FRANCE TAKES TO THE ROAD
Pall-Ex France has officially commenced operations, becoming the fourth active mainland network of the palletised freight specialist.
Date: 28/05/2013

Mobicon Systems- United States LCS Contract
Privately owned and established in 1994, Mobicon Systems manufactures container handlers that are unlike any others.
Date: 23/05/2013

Brewer swaps asphalt for water
Dutch brewer Bavaria has shown it’s not just its beer bottles that are green, with a new initiative designed to cut CO2 emissions, as part of the firm’s drive for even greater sustainability.
Date: 23/05/2013

STILL Czech Republic celebrates its 20th anniversary
The Czech national subsidiary of STILL GmbH, Hamburg, celebrated its 20th anniversary together with more than 350 guests at its head office in Prague on Tuesday 14th May 2013. Branislav Timko has been head of the national subsidiary company since 1st January 2012.
Date: 23/05/2013

Lidl uses the Schaefer Case Picking System for order picking
SSI Schaefer has expanded the logistics centre of food retailer Lidl in Kirchheim/Teck, Germany with an automated picking warehouse.
Date: 23/05/2013

SEALED AIR AGREES LICENSE TO LAUNCH MUSHROOM PACKAGING IN EUROPE
Sealed Air and Ecovative Expand Relationship to Produce, Sell and Distribute Mushroom Packaging in Europe
Date: 22/05/2013

Logistics firm delivers critical sponsorship to Team GB
The Team GB ball hockey team will support the name of a Coventry business on its kit as it takes part in the Ball Hockey World Championships this June.
Date: 22/05/2013

60 years of quality and innovation Celebrating 60 years of Hans H. Meyer GmbH
Hans H. Meyer is one of the worldwide renowned manufacturers of forklift truck attachments. The success of the company is due to the motto: ‘real inventive talent always remains on the move’. This tradition continues undiminished.
Date: 22/05/2013

Howard Tenens Wins FTA Carbon Reduction Award
Howard Tenens has been announced as the winner in the Alternative Low Carbon Fuels and Technologies category at the Freight Transport Association’s (FTA) inaugural Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme Awards at the Heritage Motor Centre in Gaydon.
Date: 22/05/2013

Toyota Material Handling Europe to acquire VNA forklift business from DAMBACH Lagersysteme GmbH & Co. KG
Toyota Material Handling Europe (TMHE), a leading material handling equipment supplier in Europe, and DAMBACH Lagersysteme GmbH & Co. KG (Dambach), a leading supplier of automatic storage and retrieval machines, announce today that they have agreed on the sale of the DAMBACH Very Narrow Aisle forklifts (VNA) interest to Toyota Material Handling Europe.
Date: 21/05/2013

DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER NICK CLEGG VISITS CARTWRIGHT TO GET AN INSIGHT INTO A MANUFACTURING SUCCESS STORY
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg made a visit yesterday to the South Manchester headquarters of leading body and trailer builder The Cartwright Group and was given a personal insight into a manufacturing success story.
Date: 21/05/2013

PERNOD RICARD UK CONTRACT SUCCESS FOR WINCANTON
Pernod Ricard UK, part of the Pernod Ricard Group that is the co-leader of the global wines and spirits industry, has awarded a five year warehousing and distribution contract for its UK warehousing, repacking and customer delivery transport operations to supply chain specialist Wincanton.
Date: 21/05/2013

DACA Pallet Systems introduces the most efficient pallet in the world
Lund, SWEDEN – DACA Pallet Systems who is a provider of plastic pallets has launched a new, fully functional stackable lightweight plastic pallet, which offers a cost cutting alternative to wooden pallets and other traditional solutions.
Date: 21/05/2013

Good news for Russian-German logistics
In 2012 German-Russian trade reached a record volume of more than 80 billion euros, roughly 10 percent higher than in 2011. This throws the spotlight all the more on the country´s transport network and logistics infrastructure, where further improvements are required in terms of sustainable functionality and efficiency.
Date: 20/05/2013

TGW to automate distribution centre for Swiss Coop Group
With an annual revenue of 27.8 billion Swiss Francs, the Coop Group is one of the leading grocery retail groups in Switzerland. The retailer recently awarded automated warehouse solution provider TGW with an extensive materials handling project at its new national distribution centre.
Date: 20/05/2013

Cabka-IPS expands its range of plastic pallets for ISO con-tainers:Space-saving pallets for easy handling
Cabka-IPS, a manufacturer of plastic pallets and containers for sustainable use, has added container pallets to its successful line of products. The new size1,140 x 1,140 mm (Nest C5.2), augmenting the existing pallets in size 1,100 x 1,100 mmNest C5.
Date: 20/05/2013

Working hard or hardly working?
Effective partnership – Renewal of the SSI Resident Maintenance® service contract with Carlsberg for three more years
Date: 20/05/2013

Finance Yorkshire Invests in RediRack
Rotherham-based storage solutions manufacturer RediRack has received significant backing from Finance Yorkshire – a provider of investment funding for small and medium sized businesses.
Date: 20/05/2013

New distribution depot for DPD
Distribution property specialist sbh has been retained by the UK’s fastest-growing parcel company, DPD, to advise on all property aspects of the company’s £175m UK expansion programme which includes the construction of 10 new bespoke parcel depots, plus other major investments over the next four years.
Date: 16/05/2013

Ryder expands business with Tuffnells for nationwide parcel delivery operation
Building on its existing relationship, and strong commercial proposition, Ryder has been awarded a key contract to support the renewal of Tuffnells Parcels Express’ nationwide delivery fleet. Tuffnells is an independently owned British company specialising in next day business to business delivery throughout the UK.
Date: 16/05/2013

GEODIS WILSON HONOURS ITS INNOVATORS
Geodis Wilson has once more honoured its employees who have shown particular creative prowess, as the Company announces the winners of its annual “Innovation Masters Award” recognising outstanding internal innovative initiatives throughout the logistic service provider’s global network.
Date: 15/05/2013

NEW CABKA-IPS PALLET RANGE REVEALED
Thirty one extra plastic pallets available in the UK only through Goplasticpallets.com will be revealed over the next few months as the company launches its new CABKA-IPS pallet range.Kicking off the launch are the CABKA-IPS 878 PO and CABKA-IPS 888 PO – two plastic pallets that have proven hugely popular with pharmaceutical giants in Europe, due to their superb strength and rigidity, hygienic characteristics and suitability to carry large loads of product right through the logistics process from start to finish.
Date: 14/05/2013

JENS POGGENSEE BECOMES HEAD OF UPS FREIGHT FORWARDING IN EUROPE
UPS has announced that Jens Poggensee, a 32-year transportation industry veteran, has been named vice president of freight forwarding for UPS Europe. In his new position, Poggensee will be responsible for the strategy, performance and revenue growth of the company's freight forwarding services in more than 120 countries and territories in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He will report to Cindy Miller, president of UPS Europe.
Date: 14/05/2013

Yusen Logistics Launches Temperature Assured Airfreight Solution to Australia for AstraZeneca
As part of its ongoing relationship with AstraZeneca (AZ), Yusen Logistics (YL) has launched a major airfreight operation to transport prescription drugs from the UK to Australia.
Date: 14/05/2013

CHEP SECURES NEW 3 YEAR DEAL WITH HIGHLAND
CHEP, the global leader in pallet and container pooling services, has signed a three-year contract with Highland Spring Group, the UK’s largest supplier and producer of naturally sourced bottled water and owner of brands such as Highland Spring, Speyside Glenlivet, Hydr8 and Hydr8 Flavours.
Date: 14/05/2013

GAC Taiwan wins China Airlines' Air Freight Award
China Airlines has presented GAC Taiwan with its Air Freight Award in recognition of its achievement of USD1 million revenue with the airline during 2012.
Date: 13/05/2013

YALE QUENCHES HÖVELMANN’S THIRST FOR NEW FORK LIFTS
One of the leading beverage logistics companies in Germany has turned to Yale and its authorised dealer Helmut Reiter to manage an important part of its materials handling operation.
Date: 13/05/2013

Royal Brunei Airlines partners with Air Logistics Sdn Bhd
On Friday 3rd of May 2013 Royal Brunei Airlines (RB) has signed a worldwide cargo partnership agreement with Air Logistics Sdn Bhd (ALSB), a joint venture company between BIACC Sdn Bhd, one of its subsidiary companies and Air Logistics Networks Limited, a UK based company and a subsidiary of Air Logistics Group, the world’s leading cargo General Sales and Service Agent (GSSA) Air Logistics Group.
Date: 09/05/2013

NORBERT DENTRESSANGLE PROVIDES PLATFORM FOR GROWTH FOR ST AUSTELL BREWERY
Norbert Dentressangle is providing fast-growing brewer, St Austell Brewery with a distribution platform in Avonmouth, supporting the company’s continued expansion beyond its Cornwall and West Country heartland.
Date: 09/05/2013

Disposal solution for the mail-order business – Channelled flow of cardboard
Carpenters, forestry workers or road construction workers looking for hard-wearing but modern work clothes come to the right address at engelbert strauss. This familyowned business in Biebergemünd now belongs to Europe’s leading mail-order companies for work clothes. They deal with countless customer orders and deliveries, as well as a flow of cardboard into the company.
Date: 08/05/2013

Kardex sells Stow division to Averys
Kardex Stow and Averys, specializing in static racks and storage systems, announce their plans to join forces. The French-based Averys Group will acquire the Stow division from the Kardex Group.
Date: 08/05/2013

UK's fastest growing parcel company confirms Hinckley site for £100m hub
Leading parcel firm DPD has today confirmed that it plans to build a new £100m parcel hub at Hinckley Commercial Park in the East Midlands.
Date: 08/05/2013

Successful in terms of projects, innovation, and growth
WITRON increased its sales to 240 million Euros in 2012 and employs 1,700 staff members worldwide. For 2013, the general contractor anticipates a further increase. The basis for the success is a strong customer focus, the continuous development of existing technologies, and new innovations that have been established on the logistics market within an incredibly short time.
Date: 07/05/2013

THORWORLDS INTERLOCK SYSTEMS MAKE LOADING AND UNLOADING MUCH SAFER
Loading and unloading specialist Thorworld Industries, has launched a new range of interlock devices designed to improve operator safety and prevent drive-offs when using mobile yardramps and loading bays.
Date: 03/05/2013

NEW APPOINTMENTS AT AUTOMATION COMPANY
MIKE BURKE has been promoted from Projects Manager to Managing Director of Hampshire-based E&K Automation Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the German manufacturer of automated guided vehicle (AGV) systems, E&K Automation GmbH.
Date: 03/05/2013

KNAPP UK appoints Craig Rollason as Managing Director
In management changes at leading warehouse automation provider, KNAPP UK Ltd, Craig Rollason has been appointed as Managing Director, while previous MD, David James, moves up to a new role of Regional Director for the UK, Sweden, Norway and Finland.
Date: 03/05/2013

Axiom’s automated line increases throughput by tenfold for Unipart Technology Logistics
Axiom GB has designed and installed an automated processing, bagging and sortation line for mobile phones and tablets at Unipart Technology Logistics (UTL). The automated line has resulted in a tenfold increase in throughput for these products, to just over one thousand orders an hour.
Date: 30/04/2013

Tenza Technologies Enjoys Success at Packaging Innovations
The Packaging Innovations exhibition, held at the NEC in Birmingham on the 27th and 28th February, provided the ideal platform for Tenza Technologies to launch its new range of multi-layer flexible packaging - Stand Up Pouches – and the launch proved to be a huge success.
Date: 30/04/2013

The Forklift on Facebook – Like
CLARK has now joined the circle of companies that are already using the world’s largest social network with more than one billion users for their business purposes. The official CLARK Facebook page has already been launched in February of this year, as part of the global social media initiative of all CLARK corporations. On the new company page followers will not only be provided with general information about the company, but also historical background and the latest news from the material handling business.
Date: 30/04/2013

Transport Company in Good Health
TMC Transportation are very pleased to announce that we been chosen as one of the logistical partners for the upcoming Medxpo show in London. With over 40 years combined experience of handling, transporting and assembling delicate surgical and ophthalmic microscopes, we are in the perfect position to assist exhibitors at Medxpo.
Date: 30/04/2013

‘Two in one’ trailers for Mallinson Transport Krone’s high-cubers set to reduce miles and save fuel
Ken Mallinson & Sons Ltd, the UK and international distribution specialists, have added thirty high volume curtainsiders to their fleet which, says the company, enable them to virtually double utilisation, reduce load miles and save on fuel.
Date: 29/04/2013

PROFESSOR PACKAGING AIMS FOR A PHOTO FINISH
Packaging Manufacturer re-launches bigger and better ‘Will it Break?’ series
Date: 26/04/2013

Kuehne + Nagel retain RediRack as preferred racking suppliers
Leading global provider of innovative and fully integrated supply chain solutions, Kuehne + Nagel, has signed a preferred supplier agreement with pallet racking expert RediRack.
Date: 26/04/2013

Logistics barriers impede growth of Asia Pacific’s e-commerce market, says new report
Asia Pacific represents the world’s fastest growing e-commerce market and has the potential to become the largest market for e-commerce sales in the next few years.
Date: 24/04/2013

TGW automates logistics centre for Witt Group
Automated warehouse solution provider TGW Logistics is equipping one of Europe’s leading mail-order retailers with an extensive materials handling solution at its logistics centre at its headquarters in Weiden, Germany.
Date: 22/04/2013

transport logistic 2013 - For optimised flow of goods
transport logistic 2013: BEUMER educates visitors about innovative and sustainable solutions for intralogistics For optimised flow of goods
Date: 18/04/2013

bekuplast are showing their colours!
bekuplast are making a splash with their newly created headquarters in Ringe!
Date: 18/04/2013

BYBOX EXPANDS TECH SERVICES FOOTPRINT WITH ACQUISITION OF ECHO
ByBox Field Support, the UK market leader in providing field service supply chain solutions, has acquired echo to further reinforce its ‘end to end’ supply chain offering.
Date: 17/04/2013

Platform for Sino-UK Co-operation on Modern Logistics Vocational Education
Skills for Logistics (SfL), China Federation for Logistics and Purchasing (CFLP), and British Council China have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will see the three parties co-operating on areas such as logistics talent cultivation, standardisation and vocational education.
Date: 16/04/2013

Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V. Renews with Yusen Logistics
Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V. – UK Branch has awarded Yusen Logistics an extension to its contract to provide its National Warehousing Operation for the UK
Date: 15/04/2013

Russian Railways Logistics to hold a series of talks at TransRussia 2013
Russian Railways Logistics will hold a series of talks with the customers and the partners during the 18th Moscow In-ternational Transport & Logistics Exhibition and Conference «TransRussia».
Date: 15/04/2013

Kellogg increases commitment to Peel Ports’ ‘green highway’ to Manchester
Ship Canal shuttle service to slash supply chain road miles by 85%
Date: 15/04/2013

VANDERLANDE INDUSTRIES TO SUPPLY A NEW SORTING LINE FOR NON CONVEYABLES TO ITELLA FINLAND
Vanderlande Industries (material handling systems) has been chosen by Itella Corp. of Finland to supply a newly developed sorting line for parcels and other irregular items of widely varying shapes and sizes. The new sorting line will enable efficient, automated sorting of many items that up to now have been considered as ‘non-conveyable’ by conventional transport and sorting systems. The order was signed in March, and the new line is planned to be in operation by the 2013 Christmas peak season.
Date: 11/04/2013

Award-Winning SICK deTec4 Core Heralds the Next Generation of Safety Light Curtains
The launch of the SICK deTec4 Core introduces the next-generation of safety light curtain, setting new performance standards in efficiency, installation and reliability for warehousing and logistics applications.
Date: 11/04/2013

15 years of Lifting Innovation
Combilift Ltd, the Irish specialist manufacturer of the Combilift 4-way forklift range as well as other innovative products is celebrating 15 years in business in 2013. Established in 1998 by Martin McVicar and Robert Moffett, the company has achieved unparalleled growth and success on a global scale in the materials handling sector and is now acknowledged as the world leader in the market for long load handling solutions.
Date: 11/04/2013

MANAGEMENT TEAM BECOME SHAREHOLDERS TO BOLSTER THORWORLD SUCCESS
Loading and unloading specialists Thorworld Industries has invited its senior management team to become shareholders, as the company continues its drive to be the loading supplier of choice to Britain’s industry.
Date: 10/04/2013

Vanderlande Industries wins Dutch Sourcing Award 2013 Audience Award
Vanderlande Industries has won the Audience Award in the Dutch Sourcing Awards 2013. This was the first time it was possible to vote on one of the winning purchasing performances prior to the presentation of the awards. The Dutch Sourcing Award is presented annually to a Dutch purchasing team that has turned in a top performance. ING Insurance won the award in the Step Change category, while Nedtrain was among the winners in the Sustainability category, and Fokker Aerostructures succeeded in capturing the overall award and Operational Excellence award.
Date: 10/04/2013

MONDELEZ INTERNATIONAL SIGNS THREE-YEAR CONTRACT RENEWAL WITH CHEP IN EUROPE
CHEP, the world’s leading provider of pallet and container pooling solutions, announced today that Mondelēz International has signed a three-year contract renewal for managed pooled pallets in Western Europe and Central and Eastern Europe for more than seven million pallet movements annually.
Date: 08/04/2013