JD Logistics Drives China’s Logistics Ecosystem Development with Help of EPAL

Partnership with global pallet Leader EPAL to improve efficiency and reduce impact JD Cloud Box will offer online platform, pallet leasing services and repair for EPAL pallets In December 2019, JD Logistics became the world’s first e-commerce platform authorized to leverage the European Pallet Association e.V. (EPAL)’s industry-leading … [Read more...]

The Netherlands brewing industry pallet pool: an interview with Christiaan Hamminga

A cooperative industry pallet pool has successfully served the brewing industry in the Netherlands since 1994. It transitioned from a standard wood pallet to plastic pallets in 2012, resulting in longer pallet life and improved functionality, according to DPE.    Christiaan Hamminga is Director of Dranken Pallet Beheer (DPB), the … [Read more...]

Sweden’s reusable packaging system for food reduced carbon dioxide emissions by tens of thousands of tonnes

IVA's latest industry report states that more efficient transport and more climate-smart choices of packaging and pallets are crucial in a future that will be constrained by limited resources. In 2019, record quantities of food were distributed in the Swedish food industry's common return system for pallets and secondary … [Read more...]

CHEP Quarter Pallet Movements Up 12.1% Year on Year in UK

CHEP, the leading FMCG and retail end-to-end supply chain specialist, reports that it is bringing brands closer to consumers and that it helped deliver a more sustainable Christmas in 2019, with a little help from its quarter pallet solution. Also read: Why Quarter Pallets? FAQ The company has been working with suppliers to the UK’s … [Read more...]

More Reusable Transit Packaging Goes Missing During the Holiday Season

More transit packaging goes missing during the festive season than at any other time of the year, but some suppliers have never been more ready to catch the perpetrators, says Warren Harris, Insight and BD Manager at Bakers Basco.   Sadly not everyone embraces the season of goodwill in the spirit in which it was intended, and the … [Read more...]

Fagerberg Produce & IFCO Extend Onion Packaging Partnership

Tampa, Florida, USA, December 16, 2019: IFCO, the world’s leading operator of Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs), announced Fagerberg Produce of Eaton, Colorado, has agreed to extend its use of IFCO RPCs for its dry onion products through 2020. “IFCO is a great partner,” said Ryan Fagerberg, President of Fagerberg Produce.  “Their RPCs are a great … [Read more...]

Regional Pallet Workshops to Be Held in France During 2020

PALBOIS Meetings: SYPAL (FNB Pallet Commission) to Organize Regional Pallet Workshops in France During 2020 The wooden pallet is the central link in the handling and storage system for products and goods all over the world. To promote the advantages of this essential logistics tool, the FNB/SYPAL Pallets Commission and France Bois Régions … [Read more...]

Choosing the Best Pallet or Reusable Packaging Color

Things to think about when choosing pallet and reusable packaging color for your operations The color of a pallet remains an important consideration for many pallet pools. Just ask CHEP or other pallet and reusable packaging pools around the world that utilize specific colors to promote better control of their assets. While a variety of … [Read more...]

IFCO wins Grands Prix BFM Business 2019

French TV station’s innovation award for midsized companies The accolade distinguishes IFCO’s technological, digital and environmental innovation resulting in continual improvements in its supply chain solutions Paris, December 11, 2019: IFCO SYSTEMS, the world’s leading supplier of Reusable Plastic Containers (RPCs) for fresh food, was … [Read more...]

Food for Life-IFCO Partnership Takes a Bite Out of Food Waste

Donated IFCO RPCs – ‘little agents of change’ -- generate an increase in rescued food donations, meals served, efficiency, sustainability for Ontario, Canada, communities Tampa, Florida, December 10, 2019:  Food for Life, a food rescue organization in Ontario, Canada, reported the number of food donations from food retailers has increased … [Read more...]