Kalmar and Dublin Ferryport Terminals to enter ground-breaking cooperation in RTG automation

Cargo handling solutions provider Kalmar, part of Cargotec, is to extend its long-standing relationship with Dublin Ferryport terminals (DFT) with an order for Kalmar AutoRTG System. The order was booked in Cargotec's fourth quarter 2016 intake and delivery is scheduled to start during second quarter 2017.
 
Part of the container and terminal division of Irish Continental Group, DFT operates the most modern container terminal at Dublin Port.

Telogis launches new Spotlight app

Gobal software company Telogis has launched a new app designed to help fleet managers improve mobility, vehicle health, efficiency and driver behaviour.

Telogis Spotlight is a free companion app to the Telogis Fleet solution and will provide analytics on key performance indicators (KPIs) along with access to vehicle, driver, customer and job site data.

Combilift enables better materials handling and logistics

Pallets, long and bulky products, containers and extreme loads of 80t and over can all be handled efficiently and productively with the wide range of products on offer from specialist manufacturer Combilift, designed for safe and space saving materials handling.

Labeline International’s inaugural Biennial Dangerous Goods Roadshow

The first leg of Labeline International’s inaugural Biennial Dangerous Goods Roadshow got off to a flying start recently at the Sheraton Skyline, Heathrow. Next stop for the roadshow was the Hilton Hotel, East Midlands before the final leg at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Aberdeen. 

More than 200 people attended the three events and as the roadshow had a multimodal theme, it drew in a broad spectrum of delegates from across industry. There was an international flavour too, with attendees coming from USA, Latvia, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Portugal, Hungary and Ireland.

Pall-Ex celebrates 20th anniversary

Pall-Ex, the palletised freight network founded by acclaimed entrepreneur Hilary Devey CBE, is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

Since shifting 117 pallets on the first night on 29 November 1996, Pall-Ex has grown to a network that distributes over 10,000 pallets every single night, with partnerships established across Europe in Italy, Spain, Portugal, Romania, France and the Benelux region. 

Bridgestone scoops tyre manufacturer of the year award for second year running

Tyre and rubber company Bridgestone is celebrating back-to-back tyre manufacturer of the year titles after winning the National Tyre Distributors Association’s headline award for a second successive year as well as a staff training and development accolade.
 
Bridgestone’s Managing Director Robin Shaw said: “We are so proud to win the NTDA’s Tyre Manufacturer of the Year award for 2016, after also triumphing 12 months ago in the same category.
 

Avro RJ jetliner in line to switch from passenger to freight service

BAE Systems Regional Aircraft is considering launching a passenger-to-freight conversion programme for the Avro RJ jetliner. The UK-based company is seeking customer feedback to help assess market potential.

The versatile RJ100 aircraft, which is capable of desert and unpaved runway operations, is beginning to come out of passenger service, so will be available from the end of 2017 for this conversion. The average price for this aircraft is between US $ 1-1.5 million and the freighter kit and conversion would cost between US$ 2.2 and 2.8 million. 

London Gateway to be supported by Hireco

One of the UK’s largest truck and trailer specialists is to work with DP World London Gateway to provide a support service to the UK’s newest deep-sea container terminal and its adjacent logistics park.

Hireco, a maintenance specialist for road haulage, will provide facilities for road hauliers using the logistics park with onsite ancillary services for their fleets, reducing transport costs and hauliers’ impacts on the environment.

Examining the logistics behind a British Museum exhibit

IAG Cargo has published the next in its series of ‘talking head’ videos. Here, John Giblin, curator at the British Museum, discusses the logistics behind the British Museum’s upcoming “South Africa: the art of a nation” exhibition, which opens on October 27.   

 

 

UPS shatters goal of driving 1 billion cleaner miles

Global logistics company UPS has showed its commitment to sustainability by meeting the goal of driving one billion miles using alternative fuel – more than a year earlier than its aim. The 7,200 vehicles in its ‘Rolling Laboratory’ fleet have replaced 12% of diesel and petrol with alternative fuels, which include renewable natural gas and renewable diesel for its ground fleet.