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How to Load Cargo onto an Aircraft

 

How to Load Cargo onto an Aircraft

Loading cargo onto an aircraft is a specialist aspect of logistics with its  own unique challenges and consequences. Moving from storage to the plane, from the plane to the warehouse, and out to further distribution is a key area of the supply chain for global shipping.

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A Guide To Forklift Tyres And Maintenance

Forklift Tyres

The most common types of forklift truck tyres are solid or pneumatic, but they aren’t the only varieties. Forklifts can be fitted with a range of specialised tyres to optimise your fleet’s efficiency. Each type of tyre offers a significant variety in tread, compound and ply rating. When you’re kitting out your forklift fleet, you should consider each variation of tyre and whether it will work best for your operation.

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Air Freight Safety

Air Freight Safety

According to a study conducted by the National Aerospace Laboratory – Netherlands and the Civil Aviation Authority, there are 1.8 accidents per million tons of air freight transported every year. This might not seem like much, but when you consider that 25% of the UK’s international goods are transported by air, accidents add up.

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Lift Trucks for Shipping Logistics

Ports and docks are unique environments and thus require specialised plant equipment. Exposed to the elements and needing to lift a variety of cargo and equipment, forklifts and reach trucks that operate on docks need to be particularly hardy.

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Sea Shipping Safety

Shipping work often involves a number of different employers and/or contractors who can all affect each other’s activities. These may include harbour authorities, port operators, stevedoring firms, hauliers, ships’ masters and crew.

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Tips for Operating Forklifts Outdoors

Outdoor forklift
Forklifts are as useful inside as outside. From the stacks to the loading bay and beyond, forklifts help operators move and store heavy goods and bulky items with ease. While not all forklifts are well suited to outdoor operations, those that are can be invaluable to warehouse operations.
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Forklift Truck Training Test

Man Answering Forklift Training Questions

Forklift Basics

In order to help you in your forklift training or forklift refresher training, try our training test. Forklift training will reduce, or even prevent, accidents from happening on your site. It also trains operators on how to deal with difficult scenarios, such as elevated loads that can possibly tip the forklift over. Training is a core part of site safety, productivity and cost effective use of your equipment. Make sure you and your forklift operators are trained and given refresher training on a regular basis.
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How Do Forklifts Work?

A forklift truck is a small industrial vehicle featuring a power operated forked platform, attached at the front, that can be raised and lowered for insertion under a cargo to lift or move it. Forklifts serve the needs of various industries including warehouses and other large storage facilities.

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