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sustainability

PALLITE Make the Mark with Sustainability Certification

PALLITE, an international designer and manufacturer of paper board products from Northamptonshire, UK, has been awarded The Planet Mark, demonstrating their commitment to sustainability and environmental protection. The Planet Mark is a sustainability certification which recognises outstanding achievements, encourages action, and builds an empowered community of like-minded individuals. First year certification is based on the commitment to continuous improvement in sustainability in business operations by measuring and reducing your carbon

Doosan

Doosan launches powerful 9-Series forklifts

Doosan, the manufacturer of robust high-performance forklift trucks, has launched a powerful new world-class range of Euro Stage V compliant IC engine counterbalance forklift trucks. The 9-Series offers an unbeatable combination of outstanding fuel efficiency, performance, driver comfort and durability. Initially introducing nine new advanced models, covering a capacity range from 3.5 – 5.5 tonne, Doosan will go on to release further models in the series over the coming months

fuel duty

Fuel duty rise a blow to economic recovery

Speaking in response to rumours circulating of a potential fuel duty rise, Elizabeth de Jong, Director of Policy at Logistics UK, comments: “Logistics UK and its members are extremely concerned by rumours circulating of a significant fuel duty rise in the Autumn Budget. Logistics businesses have worked tirelessly during the pandemic to ensure the nation is supplied with all the goods and services it needs, all while operating at very

blockchain

Blockchain transaction capacity and speed boost

Complete supply chain transparency, unprecedented security and the transactional capacity to serve the needs of even the largest Fortune 500 and Global 500 companies are all now possible following the launch of ShipChain Mainnet. This launch is a significant milestone toward achieving a modular system across the entire supply chain. With all the uncertainties in the world today, it gives supply chain decision-makers the incentive to move from considering how

IntraLogisteX 2020

Quadient brings fast, automated packaging technology to IntraLogisteX 2020

Packaging by Quadient, the Automated Packaging Solutions specialist, will be highlighting its revolutionary automated packaging machines at IntraLogisteX 2020, 1st – 2nd  October, Ricoh Arena, Coventry (stand 500). The perfect solution for social distancing in the packing hall, with increased packaging performance. With the capability to tailor-make up to 1,100 packages per hour, for multiple or single items, the CVP Everest and CVP Impack Packaging Systems offer automated solutions for

A matter of supply chain preference

A matter of supply chain preference

Implementing an ERP/MRP system should be high on the supply chain priorities list of smaller businesses – that is, if they wish to become ‘preferred suppliers’. By Karl Lauri, managing team member at MRPeasy COVID-19 has accentuated problems and accelerated change in a global supply chain environment already under stress. Supply disruptions are no longer a once in a generation act of god; they have become routine. Demand is increasingly fragmented

Smart Motorway

Delivering the new M4 Smart Motorway Project

Collett & Sons have delivered 120 steel bridge girders on behalf of Cleveland Bridge UK Ltd, from Darlington to the new M4 Smart Motorway between junction 3 and 12 in the South East of England. The M4 J3 to J12 Smart Motorway Upgrade was set up by Highways England with the aim to reduce congestion, by adding an additional lane of traffic. However, to accommodate the major upgrade, 12 bridges

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Softbox donates thermal covers for safe delivery of vital medicines

Softbox, a global innovator and provider of temperature control packaging systems and thermal covers for the life science and logistics industries, has helped protect temperature-sensitive shipments of essential medicines to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in partnership with the charity International Health Partners (IHP). To help maintain the temperature integrity of the shipped medicines, Softbox donated its Silverskin™ thermally insulating pallet covers, which were used by IHP to

Logistics UK

Clear roadmap to recovery

Business group Logistics UK is warning the government it needs to do more to stimulate economic activity and restore consumer confidence after the COVID-19 pandemic, after the group’s own research indicated that the nation’s businesses are stagnating, after two months’ of cautious re-opening.   As David Wells, the group’s Chief Executive explains, consumer caution and an unclear path back to ‘business as normal’ is hindering companies in all sectors from opening

Brexit

Freight association surveys members on Brexit preparedness

As part of research on the preparedness of the UK’s freight forwarding and logistics sectors for the end of the Transition period on December 31, 2020, the British International Freight Association (BIFA) is again surveying its members. Director General, Robert Keen says: “One of trade association’s main roles is member engagement, ensuring that members are kept informed of important developments, and also that their views are provided to government, regulators,