IFOY Awards Announced

International forklift award winners announced in Munich. One of the opportunities for reusable packaging and pallet systems is to fully optimize their mutual interaction with new generations of material handling equipment and automated equipment. The 2017 winners of the International Intralogistics and Forklift Truck of the Year (IFOY) Award … [Read more...]

Latin American pickers: planting the seeds for ‘grassroots’ recycling

Report from The Economist underscores the need for integrated approaches to recycling that incorporate grassroots recycling efforts by pickers. São Paulo, the City of Buenos Aires and Bogotá have the best environments for “grassroots” recycling, where people in need collect plastic bottles and other recyclables to earn income A long road … [Read more...]

People, Pallets, Planet: C&S Wholesale Grocers and The Fund Celebrate 10 Years of Partnership and Sustainability Leadership

The largest food wholesaler in the country marks milestone by investing in working forests to offset forest footprint of 20,000 wood pallets. This year, C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. and The Conservation Fund celebrate a decade-long partnership to address climate change and habitat loss by protecting and restoring America’s forests. To … [Read more...]

Pelican BioThermal Launches Series 22 Universal System

Cold chain packaging leader announces new solution for controlled room temperature distribution challenges Pelican BioThermal, the provider of the broadest and most innovative range of temperature-controlled packaging solutions serving the life sciences industry, has introduced its Series 22 Universal for Crēdo™ shippers at Temperature … [Read more...]

Kairiki Energy to acquire Biofiba Limited in all scrip transaction

Acquisition of composite pallet component manufacturer will provide financing for growth Kairiki Energy Limited (ASX: KIK) has executed a conditional agreement to acquire 100% of the issued share capital of Biofiba Limited (Biofiba) www.biofiba.com an unlisted Australian public company headquartered in Sydney, New South Wales. Biofiba has … [Read more...]

Roundup: CHEP Signs Three Year Deal with Cott, RePack Wins Award in China

CHEP Signs New Agreement with Cott to Become Its Pallet Provider in the U.S. CHEP signs new three-year agreement with Cott for CHEP pooled pallets. Companies to collaborate on supply chain optimization solutions. CHEP, the global leader in pooling and supply chain management solutions for the supply of pooled pallets in the United … [Read more...]

Do Customs Requirements Impede the International Use of Reusable Packaging?

Recommendations from ICC aimed at eliminating red tape and duties that can increase the cost of using reusables for international shipments. Shipping goods across borders with reusable containers and tracking systems is better for the environment, consumers and companies yet differential treatment by customs authorities can be detrimental to … [Read more...]

Paper and Corrugated Cardboard Pallet Buyers Guide and Suppliers List

Paper pallets, including corrugated cardboard pallets and honeycomb, are valued for a number of attributes, including ISPM-15 compliance, sanitation, their light weight and ease of recycling. Because they are so easily recycled, they provide an alternative to reusable pallets where reverse logistics is a challenge. They are great for one-way … [Read more...]

New Boots at Kegstar

Nick Boots joins Kegstar as General Manager Australia & New Zealand As it accelerates its global expansion, Kegstar is pleased to announce today that Nick Boots has joined the company as General Manager, Australia & New Zealand. Nick brings over 20 years’ experience in the FMCG, beer, wine and supply chain industries, having worked … [Read more...]

ORBIS Launches GitterPak™ Bulk Container

The all-plastic, collapsible plastic container offers benefits compared to gitterboxes in the European market.   ORBIS® Corporation, an international manufacturer of reusable packaging and supply chain optimization expert, showcased its newest product, the GitterPak™, at interpack 2017. The GitterPak is an all-plastic, collapsible … [Read more...]