Orbis Pally Wins ASB 2017 Innovation Award

The Pally® won the operational excellence award given by the American Society of Baking (ASB) through its 2017 Innovation Awards Program. The Pally is manufactured by the ORBIS® Corporation, an international manufacturer of reusable packaging and supply chain optimization expert, and is being recognized for its unique ability to convert from a … [Read more...]

“Molded Wood” Pallet Standard Created by ANSI

The first product standard for molded wood, "presswood" pallets has been accepted by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), according to an announcement by Litco International Inc. Part 14 "Molded, Wood Based Composite Pallets" of the ANSI pallet standard, MH1 – 2016, "Pallets, Slipsheets, and Other Bases for Unit Loads" is now … [Read more...]

EPAL to terminate its exchangeability agreement with the UIC

The quality of the EPAL Euro pallet pool and the safety of employees, goods and logistics processes take top priority. For this reason, EPAL’s urgent recommended action is: To cease exchanging EPAL Euro pallets for UIC/EUR pallets. UIC/EUR pallets that were manufactured before March 1, 2017, will continue to be exchangeable until the end of … [Read more...]

CHEP New Zealand Introduces Solutions Portfolio to Provide More Value Throughout Supply Chains

In following with launches in other CHEP markets, CHEP New Zealand has announced a new range of solutions designed to help customers transform their supply chains for sustainable, long-term change. These solutions, available immediately, build on the company’s extensive 60-year experience in supporting the supply chains of local, national and … [Read more...]

Wisconsin Wood Pallet Operator Pleads Guilty to Illegal Use of ISPM 15 Stamp

The site manager of a Wisconsin wood pallet and packaging supplier has entered a guilty plea in federal court to charges of using ISPM 15 stamps to mark untreated wood, resulting in almost $350,000 in losses to Wisconsin companies, according to reports (Upper Peninsula Breaking News and Manitowoc Herald Times Observer.) The defendant, Russel … [Read more...]

Rallying Together to Support Growers Impacted by Recent Floods in Adelaide

Updated: 22 February 2017   300 growers and 1,500 hectares of crops destroyed due to extreme weather $50 million approx. in damages and losses A united effort raises $152,000 for SA Growers Flood Appeal Late last year, close to 300 growers with an estimated 1,500 hectares of land in the Northern Adelaide Plains were … [Read more...]

CHEP Selected by FMI-GMA Trading Partner Alliance to Develop Unsaleable Goods Reduction Blueprint

Findings and Best Practices to be Presented at 2017 TPA Supply Chain Conference CHEP, a global provider of supply chain solutions serving the consumer goods, fresh food, beverage, manufacturing and retail sectors, has been selected by the Trading Partner Alliance (TPA) as its expert partner to help reduce unsaleable goods in the consumer … [Read more...]

Goplasticpallets Reports Increased Interest in Its Square Pallets

A rise in demand for 1200mm x 1200mm plastic pallets drums up business  Sales of “square” 1200 x 1200mm pallets have risen in recent months thanks to growing demands from companies within the liquids and chemicals sector, according to a release from Goplasticpallets.com, the UK’s leading independent supplier of plastic … [Read more...]

Brambles Announces 1H17 Results

A month after cautioning that it would fall short of its anticipated targets for the first half, Brambles has announced its 1H results. The company generated sales revenue of US$2,744.7 million in the six months ended December 31, 2016 (1H17), up 4% on the previous corresponding period. (To view the entire release, click here). Constant-currency … [Read more...]

EPAL Repaired and Manufactured a Combined Total of 105.5 Million Pallets in 2016

“EPAL in oval” has firmly established itself as a global brand for pallets in only three years.  In 2016, the European Pallet Association achieved another record result of 105.5 million EPAL pallets in total (production and repair): up 4.35% in comparison to the previous year. Production figures rose by 8.93% to 80.5 million EPAL pallets, … [Read more...]