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AntwerpXL postponed to December 2021

AntwerpXL, the breakbulk and heavy lift event, has been postponed from March 2021 to 7 – 9 December 2021 in a decision made in consultation with the community due the continuing circumstances surrounding the pandemic.

Leavitt Machinery acquires Reliable Forklift Sales

Reliable Forklift Sales LLC. And Leavitt Machinery have entered into an agreement whereby Leavitt Machinery, based in Surrey, British Columbia, has acquired Reliable.

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’ 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).

Slync.io announces Series B funding with lead investment from Goldman Sachs Growth

Slync.io, the logistics operating process and system orchestration for global logistics providers and shippers, has announced the closing of its US$60 million Series B funding round.

As Amazon conquers yet another market, it’s no surprise Amazon Logistics is now the UK’s second-largest courier, says ParcelHero

In 2015, ParcelHero predicted that Amazon Logistics would become a major carrier in its own right. It is now the second-largest UK courier and ParcelHero says its growth won’t stop here.

Report reveals UK warehousing industries ready to adopt robotics

A recent report looking at the state of automation in UK warehousing published by OW Robotics, supplier of flexible automated warehouse solutions, has identified Retail and 3PL as the two sectors that could see strong potential gains from the robot revolution – in both the short and long-term.

Gist wins BIFA Cool and Special Cargoes Award for eco-friendly chilled packaging solution

Gist have been announced the winner of the Cool and Special Cargoes Award in this year’s British International Freight Association Freight Service Awards.

Dakota interview with Amtico: Ruthlyn Dawkins, Purchasing Manager

Dakota Integrated Solutions spoke with Ruthlyn Dawkins, Purchasing Manager at Amtico, to find out how Dakota has worked with her and her Team as Amtico’s incumbent label and printing consumables supplier.