Reusable Packaging and Pallets – News Briefs 2018

Reusable packaging and pallet news briefs 686 x RePack The most recent RePack newsletter is reporting its first US pilot program. RePack is the innovative reusable packaging solution for e-commerce. Customers drop the empty bag into a mailbox for return. In Finland, there is a deposit system to motivate customers to do that. In America, of … [Read more...]

Svenska Retursystem Reduces CO2 Emissions for Its RPCs

   In the last year, CO2e emissions have decreased by 15% per round trip as RPCs repeatedly cycle in the return system. "Our driving force is to develop as simple, efficient and sustainable solutions as possible for the grocery industry," says Anna Elgh, CEO of Svenska Retursystem. "Every day, we send out more than 500,000 return boxes … [Read more...]

Life of a Pallet analysis drives down costs for Princes Foods

Princes, one of Europe’s fastest growing food and drink groups, has been working with leading pallet pooling business LPR, to improve the efficiency and reliability of automated pallet handling systems at the company’s soft drinks production facility in Bradford. Analysis based on the Life of a Pallet, has helped the company make … [Read more...]

Updated: Pallet Thefts in Paco Caught on CCTV

Pallet and plastic container theft: whether the postal system, automotive parts movement or grocery industry, and whether America or Europe, pallets and containers are being specifically being targeted by criminals, or at least falling into their lap.  These are the stories. Police seize stolen fresh food trays September … [Read more...]

Modern Materials Handling’s Annual Pallet Report Webcast: Some Takeaways

Export and import pallet implications of international trade plus e-commerce are top trends to watch Modern Materials Handling (MMH) Magazine recently hosted its Annual Pallet Report Webcast, (available on demand here) once again featuring Dr. Marshall (Mark) White, President of White and Company, and moderated by Josh Bond of MMH. The … [Read more...]

Brambles Commercial Academy Recognised by the Learning & Performance Institute

An essential part of the Group strategy is to invest in employees to better equip them and improve the company’s processes and service delivery London, UK – 5th November 2018 – Brambles, a leading logistics solutions company operating primarily through the CHEP and IFCO brands, has recently received the “Learning Programme of Excellence” 2018 by … [Read more...]

Green Ox® Says Its Pallet Technology Testing Report Demonstrates Global End-To-End Usage; Company Calls Out U.S. Retailers

Editor's note: Do corrugated pallets get a fair shake? While their usage has been long accepted in loading platform applications such as export and air freight (as well as of course in shelf supported pallet racking systems at IKEA), one paper pallet supplier is calling out U.S. retailers for not giving them a chance, in spite of their stated … [Read more...]

Brambles 2018 results and first-quarter 2019 trading update: Constant-currency sales revenue growth of 6%

Sydney – 23 October 2018: Brambles Limited has reported sales revenue from continuing operations of US$1,420.6 million for the first three months of the financial year ending 30 June 2019 (FY19), representing an increase of 3% on the prior corresponding period at actual FX rates and 6% at constant FX. The difference between actual and constant FX … [Read more...]

Pallet Exchange: How Big, Ugly, Is Your Truck Driver?

A decade since pallet exchange has largely disappeared from the landscape of major U.S. grocery retailers, here is a no longer politically correct reminder of how things used to be, circa Y2K, courtesy of Pallet Enterprise Magazine. Pallet Exchange: How Big, Ugly, Is Your Truck Driver? There is good news and bad news when it comes to pallet … [Read more...]

“Data Gold” of Logistics: Tracker Makes Pallets Intelligent

Telekom, Fraunhofer IML and EPAL launch 500 smart EPAL pallets on the market IoT enables pallets will help find lost and stolen shipments Tracking pallets live at the German Logistics Congress 10-year 10 Euro data flat rate Translated from the original by Google Translate The Internet of Things is becoming mass-marketable for … [Read more...]