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Barriers Fall Unleashing Autonomous Cars in 2021, Says IDTechEx

4 days 14 hours ago
The new IDTechEx report, “Autonomous Cars, Robotaxis & Sensors 2022-2042”, discovers that level 3 autonomous vehicle technology has been ready since 2017- so where are the autonomous vehicles? The answer lies in unclear liability rules, which have turned out to be a massive headache for automakers like Audi, Tesla, GM, Mercedes, and others. SAE [...]

Brigade launches Fleet Managers’ Guide to Fleet Efficiency

4 days 21 hours ago
Brigade Electronics has launched a new Fleet Managers’ Guide to help improve efficiency and safety within the logistics and distribution markets. The guide, which is available as a free download, recognises the huge challenges faced by today’s fleet managers as the ongoing driver recruitment crisis combines with the implications of Britain’s withdrawal from the EU. Extreme efficiency [...]

WFS WINS SRILANKAN AIRLINES CONTRACT FOR NEW CENTERPOINT CARGO TERMINAL AT HEATHROW

5 days 16 hours ago
SriLankan Airlines has become the first new customer at Worldwide Flight Services’ (WFS) CenterPoint cargo handling terminal at London Heathrow. The airline has awarded WFS with a 32-month contract, commencing in September, to provide cargo handling and airside transport for its Airbus A330-300 flights connecting London and Colombo. SriLankan currently operates a weekly flight [...]

Parkwind selects Port of Mukran to become the O&M base for Arcadis Ost 1 wind farm

5 days 16 hours ago
This Wednesday 15th of September, Port of Mukran, Ems Maritime Offshore (EMO), Vestas and Parkwind signed the lease agreements for the O&M building that will serve the forthcoming Arcadis Ost I wind farm. The signing ceremony, in the presence of the Minister of Energy, Infrastructure and Digitalization of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Christian Pegel, marks the beginning of [...]

MHM illuminates UK’s second largest lorry port amidst export boom

5 days 20 hours ago
UK’s leading supplier of lighting towers provides eco-lighting for Anglesey’s “Brexit lorry park”   Sales and hire equipment specialist MHM Group has worked in partnership with its customer Illumin8, to provide an eco-friendly lighting solution for Anglesey’s Holyhead truck park.   Holyhead is the UK’s second largest roll-on/roll-off ferry port, sees more than 400,000 freight lorries [...]

Convelio provides Design Miami/ Basel 2021 with digital sales and shipping platform

5 days 21 hours ago
Convelio today announces that it has been appointed as the Shipping Partner of Design Miami/ Basel (21 – 26 September 2021) taking place at the Messe Basel in Basel, Switzerland. Convelio provides digital solutions for the traditionally offline process of buying art – from concluding a sale to placing the design piece in your [...]

Industry Bodies Joint Initiative to Tackle Safety of Dangerous Goods Storage & Transport

5 days 21 hours ago
Container ship fires and explosions in port storage facilities continue to be the result of poorly packed and misdeclared hazardous materials as they move through the global supply chain. A MOU recently signed by two influential industry bodies, ICHCA International and IVODGA adds impetus to disseminating effective guidance on the correct safety procedures that [...]

Gebrüder Weiss cements presence in Bavaria

6 days 14 hours ago
New location in Straubing / Gebrüder Weiss launching full-service logistics operations in the region on October 1 / Direct link to global network By opening a new location in Straubing at the start of October, the international transport and logistics provider Gebrüder Weiss is taking a further stride in consolidating its land transport network [...]

Ceremonial start of construction for new Metrans hub terminal in Hungary

6 days 15 hours ago
- New logistical hub in Zalaegerszeg for the HHLA rail subsidiary - Investments of more than € 40 million, 120 new positions planned - HHLA Chairwoman Angela Titzrath: Location with huge strategic potential in the heart of Europe   The HHLA intermodal subsidiary Metrans is expanding its network. The first foundations were laid for [...]

Online retailers urged to plan ahead for Q4 success

6 days 15 hours ago
The relatively recent US imports ‘Black Friday’ and ‘Cyber Monday’ are now firmly established as important dates in every bargain-conscious Brit’s diary. And, with the countdown to the annual festival of consumption known as Christmas beginning shortly after these two high profile sales events, the final quarter of each year has traditionally been a [...]

mySamskip delivers the power of digitalisation

1 week 4 days ago
Full launch of mySamskip brings transformative cargo management capabilities for European multimodal shippers Samskip has launched mySamskip, an integrated customer portal developed to ensure that the growing number of customers using its European multimodal network secure the benefits digitalisation brings to the supply chain. Sebastian Cornea, who has headed the Samskip IT initiative, says mySamskip [...]

World’s largest container ship called at Hamburg

1 week 4 days ago
On Wednesday, 8 September 2021, the Megamax container ship Ever Ace called at the Port of Hamburg for the first time with the evening‘s high tide. With a slot capacity of 23,992 TEU, the Ever Ace is currently the largest container ship in the world. With a length of 400 m, a width of [...]

GEODIS offers its customers sustainable fuels for air and sea transport

1 week 5 days ago
Already utilized in its road freight operations, GEODIS is now offering customers the opportunity to benefit from alternative fuel solutions in the air and at sea, all around the world. The objective: to contribute to the reduction of the CO2 emissions of their shipments.   “The development of biofuel is one of the strategic paths being pursued [...]

TyreWatch cuts costs and carbon for safety conscious fleet managers

1 week 6 days ago
As the general transport industry strives to balance commercial considerations with safety, compliance and the general ‘green’ issues of the day, TyreWatch has introduced a unique tyre management platform with a range of monitoring systems which enables fleet managers across all commercial sectors to reduce running costs and increase safety while limiting the environmental [...]

UK Labour Shortage: Brexit is just as much to blame as the pandemic – MHA comments

1 week 6 days ago
Following the warning from the CBI yesterday (6 September) that UK businesses should anticipate two years of labour shortages, Atul Kariya, Partner at MHA, says expecting the end of furlough to help the manufacturing sector is wishful thinking and that the labour shortage results from a cocktail of issues: “The pandemic bears some responsibility [...]

Dubai National Insurance & Reinsurance joins the World Logistics Passport (WLP)

1 week 6 days ago
In an effort to diversify its Benefits offering and bolster its presence across its Dubai hub, the World Logistics Passport (WLP) has registered Dubai National Insurance and Re-insurance (DNIR) as a Partner. The addition enables Dubai Hub Members to access preferential rates on insurance premiums, among other unmatched Benefits. As the world’s first freight [...]

Network expansion: Gebrüder Weiss acquires Spedition Lode

2 weeks 4 days ago
Lode's site in Waldkraiburg is being incorporated into the southern German land transport network / Good prospects for growth at the new subsidiary / Enhanced range of services for Lode's existing customers   Waldkraiburg / Lauterach, September 2, 2021. With effect of October 1 this year, the international transport and logistics provider Gebrüder Weiss [...]
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New Enerpac lifter for small spaces

2 months ago
Confined space in factories, industrial plants and hospitals are all natural environments for the new Enerpac telescopic gantry

Tadano updates 70 tonne AT

2 months 1 week ago
Updated 70 tonne Tadano all terrain crane available in two versions with 44 or 52 metre boom

Dam job for Fanger

2 months 1 week ago
Mountains, tight turns, steep inclines and minimal space were all challenges met by Fanger with its 160 tonne Demag AT crane on a dam job in the Swiss Alps
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