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One Container Lost at Sea Costs the Company $2,000

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Shipping containers traverse the sea every day, transporting goods from continent to continent. However, the sea is a formidable danger. Things such as sea storms or large waves lead to shipping containers falling off a cargo ship and becoming lost at sea. This does not only come at a high cost to businesses but the environment as well. We Lost 1,679 Containers in …

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Brexit – The Chance of a Lifetime

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Let’s just stop, stand back for a few minutes and have an objective look at what is about to unfold in March this year, and I mean Brexit. For years now we have had traceability, accountability and transparency across a large range of goods and services. That would include banking and insurance for one, food production for another. Then add …

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The Story of the Real Santa’s Elves

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Santa Claus, Santa’s elves and reindeers – there is the age-old belief that if we behave well throughout the year, they will reward us with presents. Some non-believers may think that this is not how Christmas presents appear under the tree. However, no one can deny that there are real superheroes who make festive time so special every year. They …

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Wine Making Meets Material Handling

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When thinking about the process of wine making most people would jump straight to the beginning. Growing grapes, pressing juice, fermentation, ageing in barrels and then bottle. However, many don’t consider the process that comes after that. In 2016, the UK imported 24.5 million nine-litre cases from Australia alone. We import most wine from them and we are also their …

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Special Workwear and 5 Other Tricks to Stay Warm on Construction Site

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When thinking of winter in the UK, low temperates, heavy rain and occasional snow spring to mind. If you are wrapped up inside with a blanket and a cup of tea then this is not an issue, but construction workers often endure these harsh conditions throughout the winter months. With last year’s unusually harsh winter, construction workers should start to …

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Get Your Warehouse Ready for Winter

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With winter being just round the corner, it’s time to get everything sorted for the upcoming cold. Snow and subzero temperatures may hit us unexpectedly as last year so it is always best to be safe than sorry. To add to the mix winter being a very busy season for many we’ve got ourselves a tricky business of getting the …

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Shipping Containers Make Dramatic Difference to the Industry

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This month we are discussing the place shipping containers take in our lives. At one point or another everything would’ve ended up on a pallet, shipped on a container and delivered on a lorry. Follow the journey of consumer and capital goods below. The Role of Shipping Containers Malcom McLean is generally credited with bringing the container into full commercial …

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UK Automotive Industry Has its Work Cut Out

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The hard-hitting facts of global warming are chilling consumer confidence big time. With nothing in its place, once again UK politicians are running riot in our industry with no plans in place for the thousands of jobs in jeopardy. We have seen it with coal, steel, shipping and now the automotive industry, the one good outcome of the Thatcher years. Here …