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DHL supports the NHS fight against COVID-19

DHL Supply Chain is working alongside the NHS to deliver vital support services in the healthcare battle against COVID-19. The company has been drafted in to manage new supply chains which will support the build and running of the emergency Nightingale field hospitals across the country. The supply…

  • 28/04/2020

New Demag chain hoist features balancer function for intuitive load control

• Accurate load positioning via controller or manual guidance … • Four selectable operating modes for safe and precise material handling … Lifting equipment manufacturer, Demag, has launched a new range of electric chain hoists. The DCBS models feature a compact design and a smart control system…

  • 24/04/2020
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How to ensure your delivery fleet can keep up with demand during the COVID-19 outbreak

This article should only be used as a guide. Please refer to the latest information from the government and NHS for more information. Kelly Friel works for the tool and personal protective equipment supplier Zoro. Here, she shares her top tips that will help delivery fleets to keep up with the…

  • 23/04/2020

MarketFinance acts to plug £20b cash flow gap from furlough payroll strain

Already cash strapped SMEs across the country will be (up to) £20b out of pocket when the first round of salaries are paid to the 8 million people currently furloughed through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS). Businesses must pay staff and then reclaim the money from HM Revenue and…

  • 23/04/2020

UKWA teams up with Bis Henderson to provide off dock solution for cargo

Following warnings that available warehouse space in the UK could run out within a matter of weeks, the leading trade association for the sector, the UK Warehousing Association (UKWA) has teamed up with respected logistics and supply chain advisor Bis Henderson Consulting to provide cargo owners…

  • 23/04/2020

Supply chain resilience in the wake of COVID-19

By Nish Kotecha, Chairman and Co-Founder of Finboot and Yasmine Benjelloun, Content Creator at Finboot … The world is in the midst of the largest remote working experiment it has ever seen, reinforcing the value of reliable data. More than ever before, we need to know where our data comes from and…

  • 20/04/2020

Midlands company steps up to help community initiatives and businesses during COVID-19 Pandemic

Having been classed as an essential business during the coronavirus lockdown, West Midlands-based Midland Pallet Trucks is open and operating as usual and says it stands ready and willing to dispatch items quickly to those in need. With a centrally located warehouse offering fast delivery from…

  • 20/04/2020

The logistics of responding to COVID-19

William Walker, sales director of Walker Logistics, reports on how the Membury-based fulfilment and logistics service provider is reacting to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and the lessons being learned. Like most distribution companies, we see our role as an essential one of helping supply…

  • 20/04/2020

Smurfit Kappa helps Bidfood support 1.5 million vulnerable UK residents

Smurfit Kappa has been selected by food service provider Bidfood to facilitate its packaging requirements following the UK Government’s recent agreement to send food parcels to 1.5 million vulnerable people in the UK during the coronavirus pandemic. Those identified as vulnerable, who have…

  • 17/04/2020

COVID-19: Supporting the Supply of Essential Goods

Exporta is still operating under government guidelines, suppling businesses that are providing essential items. Exporta is focusing on supporting their supply chains to keep goods moving. Supporting Key Industries with Handling Material: Exporta supports so many industries, but the key focus has…

  • 17/04/2020