Tuesday 18th Jun 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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Big shake-up

Brewers Scottish Courage and Carlsberg-Tetley are already doing it, and others are set to follow. What is causing such a stir? Pooling. According to mobile asset management company TrenStar UK, all the breweries in the UK are accepting pooling "as a damn

The M27 corridor seeing major growth

The fact that 56,795sq m of industrial parks are either now built or under construction in the Segensworth area demonstrates that developers are confident to build speculatively along the M27 corridor, says commercial property consultant Vail Williams. Ac

New AC-powered electric lift trucks launched6

Finning (UK), the sole UK distributor of Caterpillar products, says the new EPK PAC range of four wheel, 80V AC electric lift trucks is ideal for heavy duty applications because it delivers the power, durability and performance of conventional diesel engi

Safer vehicle docking with sensors doing the guiding

Crawford Amber has introduced a new sensor system which has been designed specifically to help lorries reverse safely towards loading bays. Called hafaEYE, the system comprises a sensor mounted beneath the dock leveller which is interlocked to an automati

Vintner keeps the wine flowing

Waverley Vintners, which supplies wines and spirits to the licensed trade, says the new custom-built conveyor system installed at its 12,000sq m Hemel Hempstead warehouse has "dramatically improved" the efficiency and accuracy of order picking.

Parcels firm moves into new hub

APC Overnight has moved to a new hub at Essington, near Cannock, to accommodate its rapid expansion. It is the fourth time that the parcels company has moved to larger premises in nine years.

Don’t get wrapped up

It is becoming clearer to manufacturers that they can not simply react to packaging waste regulations just because of the heavy fines imposed on those who don't meet the targets outlined. When looking at the whole question of packaging, companies that wil

Directors are distracted by IT, claims report

Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the logistics and distribution sectors "are struggling with the burden of in-house IT management", says a survey commissioned by JBS Computer Services. As a result, says the survey, the SMEs are being distract

Pallet for the food industry

A state-of-the-art plastic pallet has been added to Teacrate Food's range of returnable transit packaging (RTP) equipment and which is available through the company's crate rental and management system.