Europa celebrates first year at Dartford site

Europa Worldwide Group has marked its first anniversary in its £30million Dartford 1hub.  To celebrate the occasion 50 new starters who’ve joined over the last 12 months tucked into a special birthday cake.

They enjoyed a truck shaped 2ft long birthday cake, large enough feed the 300 staff based at the Dartford site.  The event can be best described as the ‘Great British Freight Off’!

Multimodal seminar assesses the challenges for UK airports

During Multimodal 2016 (10-12 May at the NEC in Birmingham), Julie Maddocks, head of media relations, Freight Transport Association (FTA), chaired ‘The Future of Airports in the UK’ seminar, during which key commentators expressed their views on the topic and whether the proposed third runway at Heathrow will be given the go-ahead by the government – Charlotte Dawson reports.

FLTA launches National Fork Lift Safety Conference app

Delegates attending the National Fork Lift Safety Conference 2016 (29th June, Heart of England Conference Centre, near Coventry) will have an unmissable opportunity to network with materials handling experts and peers alike, thanks to a new app developed by the Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA).

The annual safety conference, which is sponsored by Jungheinrich, is Europe’s only event entirely dedicated to improving the safety of those working on or around fork lift trucks.

Multimodal reports record visitor numbers

A record-breaking 9,021 supply chain decision makers visited more than 325 exhibitors at Multimodal 2016 which took place at the Birmingham NEC.  The annual event is the UK and Ireland’s premier logistics show.

Multimodal’s educational programme was also the best attended in the show’s nine-year history, with 21 sessions, many with standing room only, covering new regulations, industry trends, and useful advice on how to run a slick supply chain.

Advanced Supply Chain launches revolutionary returns service

Bradford based Advanced Supply Chain is aiming to change how fashion retailers deal with their costly returns process, as eCommerce becomes a core revenue stream for the major brands.

The global supply chain provider has launched ‘ReStore’ – a returns service it hopes will stem the losses incurred by retailers due to inefficient and inadequate returns processes.

Only last year Retail analyst firm IHL Group reported that revenue losses per annum due to preventable returns cost retailers more than £400 billion worldwide.

Palletforce passes another milestone

The UK and Europe's leading freight distribution network, Palletforce, is celebrating another major achievement at its central distribution hub in Burton-upon-Trent.  The handling of its 25 millionth pallet also coincides with the network's 15th anniversary.

Palletforce launched from an aircraft hangar in Lichfield in 2001 and processed 560 pallets on its first night.  Now its state-of-the-art hub, built in 2008, is used by almost 100 members from across the UK.

Multimodal 2016 – the premier logistics event

The UK and Ireland’s leading logistics show is gearing up to be the biggest and most successful in the event’s nine-year history.  More than 8,500 supply chain professionals are expected to attend the free-to-attend show for three days of networking, new business opportunities, and workshop debates.

The future of airports in the UK, the Home Office Haulier Accreditation Scheme, sustainable supply chains, and the agenda for more rail freight all feature in the Multimodal Seminar line-up.

Mandata to display latest software innovations and sponsor key award

Following a successful three days at the Commercial Vehicle Show (CV Show), transport management software provider Mandata Ltd will be displaying all of its latest innovations at the Multimodal exhibition.

The company, which will be displaying a range of products including its flagship Mandata TMS as well as a host of mobile applications such as the Sub-contractor App and a brand new Driver Manifest App, will also be proudly sponsoring the Road Freight Operator of the Year Award at the FTA Multimodal Awards.

Your fork lift truck may be legal and safe – but what about its attachments?

CFTS now includes more robust attachment checks as part of a new set of national standards for Thorough Examinations of fork lift trucks.

The UK’s national scheme for the thorough examination of fork lift trucks – Consolidated Fork Truck Services (CFTS) – has announced important new checks to further strengthen the depth and quality of inspections as part of rigorous new procedures for attachments fitted to forklift trucks.

‘Voice of the Logistics Industry’ plays a key role at Multimodal

One of the attractions at the forthcoming Multimodal exhibition (NEC Birmingham, 10-12 May) will be the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) Pavilion.

With over 650 member companies, UKWA is the ‘Voice of the Logistics Industry’.  The UK’s leading trade association dedicated to the third party logistics sector, UKWA’s members control in excess of 100 million square feet of warehousing space from over 2,000 locations across the UK.