SHD Logistics

Speedors replace Speedors in Plymouth

Published: October 23, 2014 by Peter MacLeod

Working through SSE Contracting Services, Hart Door Systems has completed the installation of 14 high-speed doors at First Great Western’s Laira Depot, Plymouth.
 
Hart’s sales manager, Julian Britnell, says Network Rail, which maintains the depot, issued a tender to carry out several depot improvements. “The doors were declared as having exceeded their 'asset life expectancy' as identified in Network Rail’s policy statement,” says Julian.

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Take a ‘Safety Selfie’ to win a Kindle

Published: October 23, 2014 by Peter MacLeod

A million men and women working with and alongside fork lift trucks in the UK are being asked to show off their best practice in the new ‘Safety Selfie’ competition, which was launched by the Fork Lift Truck Association at the National Fork Truck Safety Conference.  

The competition, which will run until 31st December 2014, is open to anyone who works on or around fork lift trucks – operators, managers/supervisors and other workers on site – to raise awareness of fork truck safety at all levels.

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Paragon helps Menzies deliver the news

Published: October 23, 2014 by Peter MacLeod

Menzies Distribution, a marketing, logistics and delivery specialist, has implemented Paragon’s Multi Depot routing software to schedule daily deliveries of around seven million newspapers and magazines.
 
Operating from 48 depots, Menzies’ 2,000-strong fleet makes these time-critical deliveries to 30,000 customer sites throughout the UK and Ireland. Since around 70% of the deliveries are made before the retail outlets open in the morning, a second route is scheduled for vehicles to collect returns (unsold newspapers and magazines) during business hours.

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Terex launches new generation Demag crane

Published: October 23, 2014 by Peter MacLeod

Terex Material Handling has launched the new generation Demag V-type crane, which sets new standards in the industry.

The V-type design uses less material, helping to reduce the depletion of raw materials. V-type girders weigh, on average, 17% less than comparable box-section profile girders.

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Intermodal Europe co-location brings opportunities

Published: October 23, 2014 by Peter MacLeod

For the first time ever, Intermodal Europe 2014 will be co-located with Transport & Logistics Rotterdam, increasing the opportunity for visitors and exhibitors to do business and meet new contacts.

“There is a strong crossover between both Intermodal Europe and Transport & Logistics events,” explains Sophie Ahmed, Event Director. “By co-locating we are offering a number of additional benefits to visitors and exhibitors of both events, and there is more spending power than ever.”

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Berrow joins Bendi board of directors

Published: October 22, 2014 by Peter MacLeod

Articulated fork lift truck manufacturer Translift Bendi has appointed Paul Berrow to its board of directors.

Bendi says that Berrow’s "energy, passion and infectious drive" in the sales department would benefit the company as a whole if he became a full member of the board, at a time when the company has enjoyed substantial growth.

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Briggs invests £10.5m in STR fleet

Published: October 22, 2014 by Peter MacLeod

Briggs Equipment is this year investing a further £10.5m in its short-term rental (STR) fleet, bringing the total number of machines available to 5,100 and significantly broadening the range.

"The face of short-term hire is changing as logistics businesses demand flexible and tailored customer-centric solutions," says Allan Parsons, national rental manager at Briggs.

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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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