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All the latest news and views from the world of material handling, logistics, freight forwarding and distribution. This section of the site carries articles relating to new contract wins, product launches, opinion from the trade associations, government departments, research analysts, the vendor community as well as case studies of material handling integration projects across Europe.

All key equipment sectors are covered, ranging from AGVs (Automated Guided vehicles) ForkLift Trucks, Automated Storage Equipment, Conveyors and Sortation, Dock EquipmentOverhead Handling Equipment, Packaging and Labelling Solutions, Pallets & Containers,Transport and Distribution, Racking & Shelving as well as Trade Shows and Industry Events.

Manufacturing & Logistics IT December Reference Annual 2020

Welcome to the December 2020 edition of Manufacturing & Logistics IT. In this edition we feature a Special Technology Report looking in depth at the latest developments in the world of Printing & Labelling technology.

Also included is our 2020 Special Report round-up, featuring reports on Transportation Management and AIDC/Mobile Computing.

86,000 sq ft Dartford industrial scheme completes with more than 80 per cent of space sold

Industrial developer Chancerygate has achieved practical completion of its £17m, 86,019 sq ft Panorama scheme in Dartford and already sold more than 80 per cent of the available space there.

SKF wins first major order for BlueSonic ballast water management system

SKF has won its first order for its new SKF BlueSonic BWMS ballast water management system at the same time as getting full IMO type approval for the system.

PayCargo grows senior management team

Online freight payment platform PayCargo has appointed two new Vice Presidents (VP)s to its senior management team, Marta E Ramirez, and Ken Nieze.

Thermo King refrigerates Tesco’s new zero-emission home delivery vehicles

Tesco, one of the leading UK retailers and one of the world’s leading international retailers, has put in operation, 30 new fully electric refrigerated vans, equipped with E-200 units from Thermo King. 

Five ways to boost ecommerce packaging performance

The pandemic has been a catalyst for change, way beyond our expectations. Ecommerce has been propelled to new heights, with online order volumes swamping conventional fulfilment centres.

BREXIT: Major challenges for Businesses’ IT Systems to be ‘BREXIT Ready’

BASDA (‘The Business Application Software Developers Association’) and the Institute of Directors (‘IoD’) have voiced their concerns that core business systems may not be fully ready for 1st January 2021 despite all the industry’s best efforts.