Category: Warehousing

New warehouse racksack and visual aids

Investment in a new Beaverswood racksack system is improving the collection and segregation of waste at one of the UK’s leading packaging, office products and industrial equipment suppliers. RAJA UK, part of Europe’s leading packaging distributor, the RAJA Group, supplies an extensive range of packaging products and systems to markets across the UK and Ireland from its new 260,000 sq. ft. central warehouse and distribution facility in Brogborough near Bedford. There,


TT Club highlights significant changes

The latest version of the RHA conditions of carriage (2020)* were released last year, effective 1 September. TT highlights changes to three clauses in particular: protecting carriers’ obligations if delays in transit result from the customer’s omission, clarifying the issue of liabilities for loading and unloading cargo from the vehicle, and providing a useful definition of ‘commencement of transit’ with its implications on liability in the event of damage or

Stephen Astbury joins Narrow Aisle

Narrow Aisle Ltd is pleased to announce the appointment of Stephen Astbury as the company’s new Head of Strategic Development Following the recent announcement of a significant investment in its operations serving the USA and Canadian markets, Narrow Aisle Ltd – manufacturer of the Flexi range of articulated forklift truck-based space-saving intralogistics solutions – has appointed Stephen Astbury as the company’s new Head of Strategic Development. As a key member of

Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks introduces no-cheat seat belt

Innovation could be the difference between life and death in mousetrapping incidents According to the latest figures from the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work, tipping accidents are the single most common cause of operator fatalities (42%) among forklift operators. In almost every case, the driver was ‘mousetrapped’ between the truck and the ground, causing massive trauma to the head or upper body. But an ingenious piece of

Covid forces grocery retailers to rethink order picking methods

When Covid triggered the e-commerce frenzy, many grocery retail logistics operations had little choice but to rethink their order picking methodologies and, as a result there is a trend away from traditional zone picking towards wave picking B to C strategies, says John Maguire, managing director of Narrow Aisle Ltd Out of the zone The global pandemic has brought the essential role of the UK logistics industry – and the

‘Mini Yellow’ sortation robots help ZTO meet the demands of ‘Singles Day’

With a client list that includes such e-commerce giants as Alibaba, PDD and, ZTO Express’s share of the Chinese express parcel delivery market is approaching 20 per cent, which makes it one of China’s most significant parcel handling businesses. The company operates a highly scalable partner network model – in effect a ‘hub and spoke’ system ­­- that enables it to provide online retailers with cost-efficient, countrywide reach. ZTO’s

Free eLearning course launched to help reduce Covid-19 risk during lift truck training

RTITB has developed a new eLearning course ‘Managing COVID Risk During Lift Truck Training’, which is available for free to provide support throughout the challenges of Covid-19. The course is ideal for training teams and managers in supply chain organisations delivering inhouse training, as well as lift truck training providers.  “Safety in lift truck operations is more important than it has ever been, with workplaces under stress due to the

FLTA launches new website

The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) has launched a brand-new website, complete with a modern look, fresh features and updated functionality, designed to support members and non-members better than ever before. The new site covers all the latest government advice on Coronavirus in the Covid-19 Resource Centre, including health and hygiene factsheets for managers and equipment users. There is even a new Knowledge Hub to answer FAQs on a range

GEODIS expands and renames its specialist Project Logistics business

GEODIS is widening its range of worldwide project logistics services. At the same time, GEODIS is positioning this specialised offer with a new name in the market, changing from GEODIS Industrial Projects to GEODIS Project Logistics. The name change reflects the more diversified service portfolio of GEODIS in this sector which now goes beyond serving the industrial segment. In addition to GEODIS’ growing activity in the Renewable Energy market, as

UKWA calls for confirmation that logistics employees are ‘essential workers’

As the country enters 2021 under the challenges of Lockdown 3, UKWA CEO Peter Ward has called for the government to confirm ‘essential worker’ status for all those operating in the logistics sector. He says, “In his announcement the PM underlined the need to maintain the integrity of supply chains and logistics. Therefore, UKWA is asking the government to reaffirm its recognition of the logistics sector as ‘essential’ and confirm