The world's first forklift truck with a direct-injection hydrogen combustion engine will be presented at the CeMAT materials handling exhibition in Hanover this week. The concept vehicle is ready for use. However, precisely when the company will launch it
To support NATO peace keeping objectives in Afghanistan and elsewhere, the Polish Ministry of Defense (PMD) is deploying a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)-based solution provided by Savi, to automate tracking and management of military supplies. Thi
A focus on innovation is what the logistics industry needs to substantially improve performance, according to Arthur D Little’s latest report, which analyses the results of a recent study by the management consultancy and the European Logistics Associatio
The UK’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) report into the MSC Napoli incident has shown that mis-declaration of the weight and contents of containers was a contributory factor to the accident.
Logistics services company, TDG, has received a cash offer from rival Wincanton. The offer for 281.25 pence per ordinary share was put to TDG’s Board on the 14 April and is 15 pence per chare higher than the indicative offer put forward by Laxey Partners’
Pure Digital, a leading manufacturer of DAB digital radios, has signed a three year contract with NYK Logistics for the distribution of its products in the UK.
Diebold Incorporated, a provider of self-service delivery and security systems, has expanded its relationship with Menlo Worldwide Logistics.
The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), the world's largest investor collaboration on climate change, with 385 institutional investors holding assets under management of US $57 trillion, has announced the first ever findings of its Supply Chain Leadership Co
As companies expand globally, outsource business operations and add new IT systems, they become more vulnerable to fraud, according to a report from Kroll, a leading risk consulting company.
Lift truck manufacturer, Toyota Material Handling Europe, has significantly upgraded its pedestrian powered pallet truck and stacker ranges with the introduction of the BT Levio and BT Staxio ranges.
Crossflight, the express logistics operator, is pursuing a green agenda by helping to offset the CO2 emissions generated by its customers’ deliveries.
Ceva Logistics, the supply chain services company, will take responsibility for all logistics activities associated with E.ON’s electricity distribution in the UK, following a five year contract extension. This is the third consecutive time that E.ON, the
Automated materials handling company, FKI Logistex, is promoting energy efficiency at the CeMat exhibition in Hanover with its two next-generation high-speed sortation systems. The new ‘greener’ tilt-tray and cross-belt sorters feature a new linear synchr
Deutsche Post World Net aims to reduce its carbon footprint for every letter mailed, every container shipped and every square meter of warehouse space used by 30 per cent by the year 2020. DPWN is the first in the industry to set a quantifiable climate pr
French state-owned rail company, SNCF, has made a bid for Geodis, the logistics services group. SNCF has been for many years Geodis’ main shareholder, and currently holds 42.37 per cent of its share capital and 45.79 per cent of its voting rights. The cas
Logistics services company, CEVA Logistics, is supporting Transaid, the international transport charity, with a pioneering project in Accra, Ghana. The project will provide a community of 1,000 female market workers with the means of designing and control
Global logistics service provider, Agility, has formed a strategic alliance with B2B service provider, Industriaplex by acquiring a 10.82 per cent equity stake in Industrriaplex Inc.
Floors-2-Go, a laminate and wood flooring specialist, has signed a five-year contract with Unipart for the provision of warehousing and distribution services to its 136-strong UK stores business.
TDG is to provide transport to around 200 Oddbins and Nicolas retail outlets in the UK. The three year contract, worth around €6.3 million, will see transport activities move to being centred on TDG’s site in West Hallam, Derbyshire.
The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), a collaboration of 385 institutional investors with assets under management of €37 trillion, has entered into a three-year global partnership with Merrill Lynch.
Gefco UK, part of the international transport and logistics group, has been selected to manage just-in-time logistics for the production of high-tech photovoltaic (PV) solar technology for Solarcentury, Europe’s leading solar energy company, specialising
Menlo Worldwide Logistics, LLC, is to relocate the regional headquarters office of Menlo Worldwide Asia Pacific Pte Ltd from the Airport Logistics Park of Singapore (ALPS) to a new location at 30 Boon Lay Way near Singapore’s Jurong Port and the larger Ju
UPS has agreed to acquire its authorised service contractor in Romania, Trans Courier Service (TCS) SRL and will take 100 per cent ownership of the company. TCS has been UPS’s authorised service contractor in Romania since it was founded in 2000. Terms of
Logistics services provider, NYK, is restructuring its Western European Logistics business into two regional companies, trading as NYK Logistics North Continent and NYK Logistics South Europe – part of NYK Group Europe, Logistics Division.
Forklift truck manufacturer Jungheinrich has launched a new hydrostatic IC engine-powered lift truck – the 4 series. Available with hydrostatic drive to complement the existing torque converter range, the new series 4 is capable of lifting loads of up to
The advantage of China solely as a low-cost, manufacturing-for-export market is diminishing. Companies that integrate China into their global supply chains as a source of competitive advantage are far more successful than companies that pursue narrower ob
The Board of directors of TDG has confirmed that it has received an indicative cash offer at 275 pence per ordinary share for the issued and to be issued share capital of TDG (less the dividend declared today of 8.75 pence per share) from Laxey Partners L
According to a UK survey for Savills by YouGov, factory and warehouse employees are less concerned with their immediate workplace comfort compared to other sectors, rather their primary concern is lighting and car parking.
Agility, the logistics services company, has acquired all transportation and warehousing activities of Combalia Transportes Internacionales 1986, SL in Barcelona and Madrid. The purchase supports Agility’s growth strategy in Southern Europe and provides f
Häfele UK, an international supplier of architectural ironmongery, has awarded a contract to Jungheinrich’s systems division for the supply of an integrated mini-load and order consolidation system.
PD Ports has received formal planning approval for its Northern Gateway Container Terminal (NGCT) at Teesport in the North East of England.
Following the resignation last week of Deutche Post AG’s chief executive officer, Klaus Zumwinkel, over allegations that he failed to pay €1m of tax relating to monies held in a Liechtenstein trust, the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Post AG has appointed
Insurance broker, Marsh, has revealed that transport and logistics firms across Europe are struggling to cope with new categories of liability and an increasingly complex regulatory landscape.
MLOG Logistics, the German-based manufacturer of automated material handling equipment, has entered into a strategic partnership with automated warehouse systems integration specialist SDI Greenstone. Under the agreement, the two companies will work toget
DHL Global Forwarding, has been selected as preferred international carrier for Siemens’ air and ocean freight and Customs Brokerage business in the US. The global contract awarded to DHL will support Siemens in improving service levels, reducing costs an