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Pallet Evolution promotes plastic pallets

Published: October 24, 2014 by Peter MacLeod

Pallet Evolution is a new campaign which aims to offer the UK plastic pallet industry a public voice for the very first time.

Launched by plastic pallets and boxes supplier Goplasticpallets.com, Pallet Evolution will educate pallet users about the advantages of using plastic pallets and dispel some of the myths that threaten to give plastic pallets a bad name.

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Linde offers short-term rental support for Christmas

Published: October 24, 2014 by Peter MacLeod

As the Christmas season approaches, Linde Material Handling is seeing a surge in demand for its short-term rental trucks. Thanks to owning the largest supply of rental trucks in the industry, Linde says it is perfectly positioned to react to situations quickly and reliably and help businesses to deal with the increased demands of the festive season.  

Paul Topping, head of used and rental at Linde, commented: “Having the largest capability of trucks in the industry means we can deliver a high specification, bespoke solution to meet our customers’ needs - whether they are looking for extra capacity for a week or for several months.

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Swisslog strengthens service team

Published: October 24, 2014 by Peter MacLeod

Automation specialist Swisslog has appointed Susan Peake as system support manager.

Susan has a strong technical background and a wealth of experience in software and customer service, combined with a proven track record of success within Technical Support, Project and Transition Management.

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Explore Rotterdam Port during Intermodal Europe

Published: October 24, 2014 by Peter MacLeod

Visitors registering to attend Intermodal Europe 2014 also have the opportunity to register to take part in an exclusive tour of the Port of Rotterdam, which will take place during the event.

“Working closely with the Port of Rotterdam we are pleased to invite Intermodal Europe visitors to join a tour of the port on Wednesday 12 November, which is day two of the three-day event,” says Sophie Ahmed, event director.

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Vintage JCB Teletruk going strong after 17 years

Published: October 24, 2014 by Peter MacLeod

A JCB TLT 25 working in a scrap metal facility in Gateshead is vying for the title of the world’s oldest working Teletruk.

It was in 1997 that JCB reinvented the forklift by launching the Teletruk, a fork lift truck with a telescopic boom instead of a vertical mast - a unique design providing unrestricted forward visibility because there is no vertical mast.

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CEVA makes $20m investment in UK fleet

Published: October 24, 2014 by Peter MacLeod

Supply chain management company CEVA Logistics has made an investment of $20 million in its UK road fleet. The investment will add 120 tractor units, 40 rigid vehicles and 180 new trailers to CEVA’s extensive UK ground transport fleet before the end of 2014.

All of the vehicles will be fitted with telematics and the rigid vehicles will have an innovative load restraint system to enable use across multiple CEVA operations. CEVA and its customers will also benefit from some weight saving enhancements to the trailer specification, which increases carrying capacity to 29.2t.

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VIDEO: Continental tyres get top marks

Published: October 24, 2014 by Peter MacLeod

Since the introduction of the advanced solid tyre portfolio of Continental Commercial Specialty Tires (CST), the Continental SC20 Mileage+ and Continental SC20 Energy+ already have proved their worth.

For many companies in the logistics sector, tyres are a key factor in their economic success. Dr. Michael Maertens, managing director of Continental CST, concurs: “If tyres do not keep what they promise, it can lead to serious consequences in terms of cost efficiency and time management.

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Enter the SHD Logistics Awards now

Entry is now open for the SHD Logistics Awards. Fancy your chances of picking up a trophy?

The Awards are open to any business either from within the logistics industry or in an industry that features logistics as part of its operations.Over 100 companies have already registered their interest in entering the Awards.

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