Logistics & Warehousing
December 2015

Saudi Arabian food producer Almarai has commissioned Switzerland-based Swisslog to automate its distribution logistics for its operations in Al Kharj, Saudi Arabia. The order value is approximately €43 million ($46.2 million), said a statement. By the end of 2018, Swisslog will implement automation projects in five phases.






December 2015

Caster Concepts, Inc, aiming to find solutions to common workplace injuries and increase productivity, has created the first motorised industrial caster, elevating the design and development of casters to better meet the needs of today’s workforce, The Drive Caster integrates an electric motor with an industrial caster to create a single uni






December 2015

Sharjah Ports Authority has taken delivery of a Damen ASD Tug 2411, named Al Luolo’ Aya and built at Damen Shipyards Sharjah. Damen Shipyards facilities are located in the Hamriyah Free Zone. At the same facility, Damen is also constructing a series of ASD Tugs 2411 and 2810, both on specification and on contract.






December 2015

Battery Handling Systems (BHS), Inc, a leading manufacturer of material handling and battery changing equipment, recently announced the release of the Conduit Carrier Cart (model CC-5K), a new material handling product for the electrical industry.






December 2015

Abu Dhabi Ports - the master developer, operator and manager of ports and industrial zones in the emirate – has seen a significant surge in cargo volumes during the first 10 months of 2015 compared to the same period last year.






December 2015

A new approach to pallet design, fabrication and management is transforming how companies move their products around the world. The approach begins with polyurethane resin that is pultruded to form lightweight composite pallets that resolve many of the issues the material handling industry faces related to traditional wood or polymer block pallets.






December 2015

Aramex has said it plans to launch private, automated parcel lockers for e-commerce and express shipments across Dubai, UAE.






December 2015

Kuwait-based Agility, which recently announced a 5 per cent increase year-on-year both in its Q3 and January to September profit, has been awarded a contract by Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (Adnec).






December 2015

  DP World, UPS unveil plans DP World London Gateway and UPS announced plans to build a new 32,000 sq m package sorting and delivery facility at the logistics site in the south-east of England. At close to £120 million ($127.4 million), it is one of UPS’s largest infrastructure investments outside the US.






December 2015

The potential for pest-related damage in warehouses storing contraceptives is a worldwide concern. Given the pervasiveness of the problem, the development of universally applicable pesticide use guidelines holds great appeal.






December 2015

Masa Establishment, based in Jeddah and owned by Mousaied S Al Shieshakly, who also officiates as general manager, is the largest amongst pest control companies in Saudi Arabia and has 12 branches in the kingdom.






December 2015

Syncron , an aftermarket service optimisation company, has announced that Manitou Group, a world leader in all-terrain material handling, has selected its Inventory Management software to optimise its network of more than 1,400 dealers in 140 countries.






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