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Intermodal seminar

The potential of intermodal freight transport in the UK was the hotly debated topic at a successful seminar hosted in the UK by KONECRANES – a leading world lifting equipment and service provider.

Flexibility for customers

In an effort to provide customers further flexibility and capabilities for managing their forklift fleet and operators, Crown, one of the world’s largest material handling companies, has announced that its Crown InfoLink fleet management system has moved to the Cloud to offer a flexible two-tier platform that will allow the software to be easily scaled as customer fleet management needs grow and mature.

Bespoke conveyor

EXMAC AUTOMATION a leading British conveying and handling specialist has provided a bespoke conveying system to King Transport Equipment to transfer drums containing nuclear waste via two specially designed trailer units that are used to transport low-level nuclear waste within the Sellafield reprocessing plant.

Stolen vehicle tracking

TRAFFICMASTER TRACKSTAR says it has delivered a ruggedised version of the TM470 real-time GPS tracking system - the TM470R specially designed for stolen vehicle tracking of plant and agricultural machinery.

Bespoke mobile yardramps

Loading and unloading specialist THORWORLD INDUSTRIES has designed and manufactured two bespoke mobile yardramps to recycling expert BCR Global Textiles, to help manoeuvre the increasing number of clothing containers currently being processed by the organisation.

Streamlining picking processes

QuickPick Remote is a technology that can be employed with CROWN’S GPC 3000 Series order pickers. Wireless control means operators no longer have to return to the truck’s operator platform as they can move the order picker forward at the touch of a button while keeping both hands free.

Semi electric stacker

EUROPEAN HANDLING EQUIPMENT has launched the Warrior semi electric counterbalanced stacker. As the latest addition to the Warrior range, the new stacker has been designed as a compact and versatile truck with the ability to safely handle all types and sizes of pallet.

Modular & live storage solutions

SSI SCHAEFER has been working with Parvalux Electric Motors to design and install efficient storage solutions in the production facility based in Bournemouth.

New lift trucks

Multimodal logistics and freight forwarding specialist Maru International has taken delivery of its first Cat Lift Trucks after trialling machines from four different manufacturers.

New sales manager

EUROPEAN CONVEYOR SYSTEMS (ECS) has appointed Peter Lerigo, one of the UK’s most experienced specialists in automated materials handling systems, as sales manager for southern England.

New cranes for dockyard

As part of a major upgrade by Babcock to the Rosyth Dockyard, new overhead travelling cranes have been built and installed by STREET CRANE COMPANY. Within the package, eight old overhead cranes have been removed and replaced by 19 high specification cranes. The new equipment ensures more efficient and flexible mechanical handling and lifting, with modern standards of safety and performance.