Thirteen might be unlucky for some, but for Palletforce it's anyting but the case, as just shy of its 13th annivesary in business the pallet network has moved its 20 millionth pallet through its Burton-upon-Trent hub.

Michael Conroy, chief executive of Palletforce, said: "The fact that we have now handled 20 million pallets is amazing, and is a testament to the hard work of our members and staff."

In July Palletforce revealed it had gone live with a Scandinavian service in partnership with network member Aeroship.