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thyssenkrupp Steel Europe extends cooperation with Transporeon around freight assignment and real-time visibility

thyssenkrupp Steel Europe extends cooperation with Transporeon around freight assignment and real-time visibility

Since 2008 thyssenkrupp Steel Europe has been using Transporeon’s time slot management to coordinate the loading and unloading of trucks.

How can warehouses optimise waste management?

How can warehouses optimise waste management?

By Ed Smith, freelance journalist.

Waste management is a problem in warehouses across the UK. Fortunately, there are a few ways you can minimise your business’s carbon footprint and improve your brand’s image in the process.

Online boom makes oversized packaging unsustainable

Online boom makes oversized packaging unsustainable

The pandemic has propelled ecommerce to new heights, making online retailers’ use of oversized, wasteful packaging unsustainable, writes Jo Bradley, Business Development Manager for packaging solutions at Quadient.

UK material handling industry must remain resolute in 2021

UK material handling industry must remain resolute in 2021

The UK material handling industry can look forward to a better 2021 but must remain resolute in the face of the ongoing pandemic and the bedding in of post-Brexit trade deals, the UK Material Handling Association (UKMHA) has said.

The ports of Antwerp and Zeebrugge to join forces

The ports of Antwerp and Zeebrugge to join forces

The City of Antwerp and the City of Bruges have reached an agreement to merge their respective ports. The two-city agreement marks the start of a unification process that is expected to take a year to finalise. Once completed, the ports will operate under the name ‘Port of Antwerp-Bruges’.

The future of logistics: Training a smart workforce

The future of logistics: Training a smart workforce

The pandemic has caused considerable disruption to the UK economy, and with that, unemployment has increased considerably. At the end of 2020, unemployment was at 5%, with experts predicting this is likely to increase to 7.5% by mid-2021, with 2.6 million people unemployed.

Warehousing units transformed into last-mile delivery hubs as online shopping demand soars

Warehousing units transformed into last-mile delivery hubs as online shopping demand soars

As the demand for click and collect and online shopping continues to soar, investors are turning their attention to retail warehouses near heavily built-up areas in a bid to transform them into last mile delivery hubs.

Logistics UK invited to join key government Brexit Taskforce

Logistics UK invited to join key government Brexit Taskforce

Logistics UK, the business group representing more than 18,000 businesses across the UK’s logistics sector, has been invited to join the government’s Brexit Business Taskforce.

The invitation, made by Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster Michael Gove MP, is in recognition of the group’s work helping government to keep Britain trading throughout the Brexit process.David Wells, Logistics UK’s Chief Executive says the move acknowledges the vital role which the industry plays in keeping all parts of the economy functioning. 

Safety and planning must be embraced in 2021

Safety and planning must be embraced in 2021

By Will Dunn, CEO of Lifting Equipment Store, and President of Lifting Equipment Store USA.

The challenging circumstances created by COVID-19 have brought extreme pressure on offshore and onshore production and storage facilities to maintain top levels of safety and resilience.

Grant Shapps to speak at UK Chamber of Shipping Virtual Conference

Grant Shapps to speak at UK Chamber of Shipping Virtual Conference

The Transport Secretary Grant Shapps will be one of the morning speakers at the UK Chamber of Shipping’s Virtual Conference.

CEVA Logistics signs five-year contract with Maastricht Exhibition Centre

CEVA Logistics signs five-year contract with Maastricht Exhibition Centre

CEVA Logistics’ specialist Showfreight division has signed a five-year deal to work with one of the Netherlands leading exhibition centres – MECC (Maastricht Exhibition and Conference Centre).

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