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Archive for December, 2012

German container lines hold merger talks

Posted: Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

German container shipping line Hapag-Lloyd has confirmed that it is holding merger talks with Hamburg Sud. Hapag-Lloyd currently has a fleet of 150 ships and handles about five million teu a year. Hamburg Sud operates a similar number of vessels and carried about 3.1m teu last year. Article source:


RFG welcomes 61m euro fine for SNCF

Posted: Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

The Rail Freight Group has welcomed today the decision of the French Competition Authority to fine SNCF €60.9 million for an abuse of its dominant position in taking various actions preventing or delaying the entry of new operators into the rail freight market. The Authority found that SNCF used commercially confidential information from its competitors Read more…


Make friends with your maintenance contractor, says traffic commissioner

Posted: Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Transport managers should not to over-look the importance of their relationship with maintenance contractors, West of England traffic commissioner Sarah Bell has told FTA members in a web interview. “They should be considered as your best friend,” she said. “Maintenance features heavily in Public Inquiries. Maintenance contractors not only tell the transport manager and operators Read more…


Food sector chooses logistics golden triangle

Posted: Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Logistics connectivity is giving Northamptonshire a disproportionate growth in food and drink related employment, according to a report commissioned by Northamptonshire Enterprise Partnership. ONS figures show that employment in the sector has declined nationally by three per cent, but risen by five per cent in Northamptonshire, in the logistics golden triangle between the M1, M6 Read more…


Longer reefers start work at Tesco

Posted: Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Tesco has taken delivery of 25 new 15.65m Gray Adams twin-deck refrigerated trailers as part of the Department for Transport-backed trial of longer trailers. The trailers are delivering to stores from regional distribution centres in Avonmouth, Livingston and Peterborough. Each one can carry 51 cages – six more than a standard 13.6m twin-deck trailer. “That Read more…


Versatility and handling in the limelight with Hiab’s new XS 544 loader crane

Posted: Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Hiab has launched its new Hiab XS 544, a 51 tm crane where efficient load handling, greater versatility and reduced environmental impact are all in the limelight. Functions such as HiPro, endless slewing and a variable pump make the Hiab XS 544 even better at working in tough conditions with retained stability, high capacity and Read more…


Changes to chain test standards will include ‘fatigue’ resistance

Posted: Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Proposed changes to ISO 4347 – the international standard governing the manufacture of the type of leaf chain used by forklift truck manufacturers to operate a lift truck’s mast – will require chain manufacturers to demonstrate that their products offer high levels of ‘fatigue’ resistance (dynamic strength). At present, chain suppliers – who provide chain Read more…


Manufacturing and Logistics IT December 2012

Posted: Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Dec 19, 2012 Critical Issues Comments (0) Send to friend Reference guide to benchmarking solutions Special Technology Report Round-upSAAS/CLOUDWORKFORCE MANAGEMENTPRINTING LABELLINGAIDC/MOBILE COMPUTINGTRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT Also in this issue:InterviewsCase studiesNew products to market Read the issue now Add a Comment Article source:


Interroll Carton Flow picked for fast-moving plumbing components

Posted: Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

A leading heating and plumbing engineering company specified Interroll to supply a new dynamic ‘Carton Wheel Flow’ system to store a wide range of components and provide for the fast, efficient and accurate picking of orders. The warehouse, consisting of a 2-storey mezzanine, was expanded to include a further 8 picking stations as part of Read more…


Interroll cross belt sorters – the economical solution

Posted: Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Every day, millions of goods are in transit worldwide – and the trend is rising. Tele-shopping, eCommerce, mail-order business and ever shorter product life cycles are all contributing to the rising tide of material and goods flow. What is more, the sheer diversity of products destined for all four corners of the world has put Read more…