DKV Box Europe undergoing final testing phase

DKV Box Europe, the on-board unit that will soon make it possible to settle toll charges all over Europe in accordance with the EETS (European Electronic Toll Service) directives, is undergoing its final testing phase in August.

More than one thousand toll boxes will be tested by DKV customers throughout Europe. Apart from transaction records, all other processes involved in using the on-board unit will be tested, such as emergency conditions and customer service. 

Stena signs up for two additional E-Flexer ships

Ferry company Stena has given the go-ahead for two further E-Flexer vessels to be built at Avic Weihai Shipyard in China. The ships will be deployed within Stena Line’s route network with a planned delivery in 2022. As with the previous E-Flexer vessels ordered by the operator, energy efficiency and sustainability will be key design features.

DKV extends acceptance network in Italy and Switzerland

DKV Euro Service has recently extended its acceptance network in Italy and Switzerland. DKV customers can now pay for their fuel using the DKV CARD at more than 200 additional Eni brand stations in Italy. 
 
This extends the Italian acceptance network to 7,407 fuel stations. DKV has recently added 175 fuel stations operated by TamOil to the acceptance network in Switzerland. Customers in the Alpine republic now have a total of 500 stations available.

Revenues soar at Antonov

Ukrainain air transporter Antonov Airlines recorded an 81 per cent increase in revenue in 2017, compared to 2016, while January to May figures in 2018 were up 42%, with aerospace being one of the key sectors for the carrier.
 
The company said its growth is the result of its strategic partnership with Dreamlifts Ltd and the establishment of its UK headquarters at London Stansted Airport.
 
The heavy lift and super heavy lift operator is working with western suppliers for its fleet modernisation programme, which will ensure its aircraft are

Supporting the storage and processing of freight throughout UK ports

The UK ports industry comprises about 120 commercial ports, handling 95% of UK imports and exports. These ports are active with the processing and storage of freight 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Custom designed warehouses play a vital part in supporting the smooth operations of UK ports across the whole country. 
 
More than 40 UK ports are owned and operated by nine main commercial companies which are members of the UK Major Ports Group.

Digitising the customs process: AEB and DHBW Stuttgart launch online survey

More and more businesses are digitising their international supply chains to improve the visibility of goods in transit, accelerate their processes, and ultimately drive down transaction costs through automation. Customs processes also make a natural launchpad for digitisation initiatives. But where do businesses stand today when it comes to digitising their customs operations? And how are they preparing their customs processes for the future?
 
These questions are the focus of a joint study by AEB and the DHBW Stuttgart University.

Driving sustainable solutions forward

The national conversation around improving air quality on the UK’s roads looks unlikely to diminish anytime soon.

Descartes announce support for transport operators seeking to achieve compliance with the DVSA Earned Recognition scheme

Software-as-a-service solution provider Descartes has announced its support for transport operators seeking to achieve compliance with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency's (DVSA) Earned Recognition scheme.
 
As of 24 April 2018, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA), the executive agency responsible for setting, testing and enforcing driver and vehicle standards in Great Britain, confirmed Earned Recognition as ‘Business as Usual’, following the successful completion of its pilot.
 
By rewarding compliant – also recognised as

Multimodal 2018: Descartes to showcase solutions for supercharging supply chain operations

Descartes will display its range of on-demand, software-as-a-service solutions that drive supply chain operational efficiency and regulatory compliance at Multimodal 2018, which takes place at Birmingham NEC on the 1-3 May 2018.
 
Visitors making a pit-stop at the Descartes Stand will be able to get further information on how to supercharge their logistics operation and take a lap in a racing simulator to try to win a supercharged prize (to be revealed on the Stand).
 
Being able to positively respond to regulatory change and successfully

Liebherr set to expand UK headquarters

Liebherr GB Ltd has announced the acquisition of a new 15-acre site adjoining the company’s existing 9-acre headquarters in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire.  
 
Whilst the development plans for the expanded facility are still being finalised, it is expected to include a new pre-delivery inspection centre, amongst other functions, to support the UK business.  
 
Commenting on the acquisition, Managing Director of Liebherr GB, Lee Palmer, said: “This expansion will ensure we continue to have adequate resources and capacity to s