Category: Warehousing

Warehouse Space: A new strategy for a new reality

In the wake of the Coronavirus crisis, logistics professionals will be seeking to create supply chains that are far more flexible and resilient. Inevitably, a re-think on how much inventory is deployed across the network will be a major factor in reducing risk and securing supply. A new, intelligent strategy on managing space could hold the answer?  Steve Purvis, Operations Director at Bis Henderson Space COVID-19, the associated lock-downs, and

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

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Lockdown Spike in DIY Activity

The UK’s Office of National Statistics (ONS) figures show that in April this year, 30% of retail sales in the UK were conducted online. This figure compares with just 18% in the same month last year and 21% at the Black Friday/Christmas peak in 2019. By the end of April online sales across Europe, within the home and leisure sector, in which Dachser DIY-Logistics covers, were at a level more

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Forklift users switching from LPG to lithium-ion

Operators of LP Gas-powered warehouse trucks are increasingly switching to lithium-ion battery-powered alternatives as they look to maximise truck up-time, drive down running costs, reduce operational noise levels and eliminate exhaust emissions within their buildings. That is the view of John Maguire Managing Director of Narrow Aisle Ltd – manufacturer of the Flexi range of articulated VNA forklifts. John Maguire says: “LP Gas is costly and linked to global oil prices,

DHL

DHL adds new life sciences facility in the US

DHL Global Forwarding has opened a new $1.6m facility in Indianapolis in the US as it continues to target the life sciences market. The building offers bonded services and three temperature controlled chambers: 15-25 degrees Celsius storage and handling, 2-8 degrees Celsius storage and handling and -20 degrees Celsius storage and handling. Together the temperature controlled areas measure close to 20,000 sq ft and will be able to process pharmaceutical,

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Streamlining efficiency with paperless warehouse processes

Global paper use has quadrupled over the past 50 years as technology has enabled many businesses to leverage fast and cheap printing – but, at what cost to efficiency and the environment? A paperless workplace offers numerous corporate advantages, and while it may seem like an easily accessible idea, in reality, many businesses are still failing to capitalise on the benefits it offers. Axel Schmidt, Senior Communications Manager at ProGlove,

CFTS

Poor lift truck inspections pose risk to life

Poor lift truck inspections pose risk to life warns CFTS. Thorough Examinations must be completed by qualified engineers Lift truck operators could be at risk of accidents if vehicles are not inspected properly says CFTS — the body behind the national standard for Thorough Examinations. “Many within the materials handling, construction and agriculture industries will be familiar with LOLER, which legally requires lifting mechanisms to be inspected,” says CFTS Chairman

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Ligentia offers free warehouse storage in China

Ligentia offers free warehouse storage in China Supply chain management company Ligentia has launched an inventory relief program offering new and existing businesses free storage, while space is available, in all their China warehouses for up to four weeks. The move will help its general merchandise customers tackle the slowdown in demand by supporting storage solutions at source to alleviate time and stock pressures in the supply chain. Daniel Gill,

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BIFA young forwarders celebrates 1st birthday

BIFA young forwarders network celebrates 1st birthday The British International Freight Association’s (BIFA) Young Forwarders Network (YFN) is celebrating a very successful first year of operations. The YFN was launched in March 2019 to create several regional networking groups, run by young forwarders and designed to help early talent and young BIFA members develop their knowledge and professional skills, but in a more social environment. One year on, six regional