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image: freightTrailer Manufacturer Partners with Transport Charity
Schmitz and Transaid to Cooperate on International Projects

22 September 2017
UK – AFRICA – Schmitz Cargobull is celebrating its 125th anniversary by becoming the first trailer manufacturer to partner with Transaid, an international development organisation focused on tackling transport challenges in sub-Saharan Africa. Caroline Barber, Chief Executive of Transaid, commented:
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image: freightWeekly Appointments in the World of Logistics, Haulage and Freight
Who Has Moved to Greener Pastures?

22 September 2017
WORLDWIDE – Two new board members, representing the ground handling and cargo carrier sectors, have been appointed to The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) Board of Directors. Ramesh Mamidala is Chief Executive Officer of India's Celebi Delhi Cargo Terminal Management, bringing over 22 years’ air cargo experience to the post. Sanjeev Gadhia is Founder and CEO of Nairobi, Kenya-headquartered Astral Aviation, as well as Vice Chairman of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) Cargo Task Force.
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image: freightThe Friday Freight and Logistic News Round Up
The Stories that Missed out on the Limelight This Week

22 September 2017
UK – The British Government has launched an £18 million research programme to encourage innovations in developing zero emission technologies for medium and heavy road freight vehicles. The main emphasis is on developing light-weight materials and more efficient propulsion systems. Roads Minister Jesse Norman said:
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image: freightElectronic Navigation Specialists Expand into North America
Demand from US Drives Opening New Office for NAVTOR

21 September 2017
NORWAY – US – E-navigation specialist NAVTOR has set its sights on the US shipping market with a new office opening in Seattle. The Norwegian-based business, which has built a global network of facilities since forming in 2011, has until now serviced the territory from its Egersund headquarters. However, growing demand in the United States has prompted the team to establish NAVTOR USA.
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image: freightTrelleborg Introduces Automatic Mooring System
New Technology Will Streamline Docking Operations

21 September 2017
SWEDEN – WORLDWIDE – Trelleborg Marine Systems operation has launched AutoMoor, a rope-free, automated mooring system that uses smart technologies to enable a faster berthing process and improve safety levels within the port environment. Using vacuum technology to rapidly attach to and secure a vessel at berth, the system reduces vessel motions, and continuously monitors all mooring loads acting on the vessel at berth, providing live data to the operator to optimise day-to-day port and terminal operations. It also minimises personnel involvement to reduce human error and improve safety. Richard Hepworth, President of Trelleborgs Marine Systems Operation, said:
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image: Australia GAC shipping freight forwarding logistics From Shipping Services into Australian Logistics for Freight Forwarding Group
New Premises Sees Change of Tack

21 September 2017
AUSTRALIA – GAC, the Dubai headquartered freight forwarding and shipping group, with roots in Sweden and Kuwait has been offering shipping services from all of Australia's ports for the past decade. Now however GAC Australia has moved into territory familiar to the group on other continents with the opening of its new consolidation warehouse in Perth, marking its first foray into the logistics business in the country.
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image: Norway short sea ferry electrically powered vessel road vehicles wireless chargingWireless Charging Comes to the Electrically Powered Vessel Sector
Successful Tests on Hybrid Drive Short Sea Ferry

20 September 2017
NORWAY – Just as the urban cycle of small delivery vans is driving the technology for electric road vehicles it seems the short sea schedules of coastal ferries is pushing hybrid vessel development on a similar path. Finnish headquartered technology group Wärtsilä says it has successfully tested its automatic wireless induction charging system on just such a vessel. This is the first commercial ferry in the world operating with high power wireless charging capability for its batteries, and the successful project represents a notable breakthrough in the evolution of plug-in electrically operated vessels.
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image: UK warehousing association Evenbreak disabled job seekers logistics UK Warehousing Association Aims to Support the Disabled Seeking a Job in Logistics
Partnership with Specialist Employment Group is a Positive Move

20 September 2017
UK – It is a sad fact of life that, in an age when most companies pay lip service to equality, there are still factors and taboos which weigh heavily against disabled people finding the right employment for themselves. These vary from a reticence to discuss disability with a prospective staff member to many people's own lack of self-confidence when it comes to seeking a job. Now the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA) has announced that it will be working in partnership with not-for-profit social enterprise, Evenbreak, to promote the value of diversity in the logistics sector and, in particular, highlight the positive contribution that disabled employees can make to a business.
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image: Tarmac Freightliner rail freight services road haulage Liverpool City Centre supply chain Mersey GatewayNew Rail Freight Terminal Aims to Take 10,000 Road Haulage Trucks Off the Road Annually
Target is to Handle 300,000 Tonnes per Year

20 September 2017
UK – Rail freight operator Freightliner and terminal handling concern Rail Freight Services have got together with the Tarmac group to open a new rail depot inside Freightliner's existing Garston complex. The Tarmac Garston project, approximately just five miles from Liverpool City Centre, is intended to support long term employment in the locality, both directly on the site itself and via the supply chain whilst supplying materials for use in a wide range of infrastructure projects across the region, including the newly constructed Mersey Gateway project.
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image: freightSpecialist Heavy Air Freight Carrier Delivers Revolutionary Climate Satellite
Sentinel 5P Will Monitor Atmospheric Gases after Launch

20 September 2017
UK – RUSSIA – ORBIT – A new satellite which will provide air quality and climate data for the entire planet every single day after its launch next month, has been successfully delivered by Volga-Dnepr Airlines. The European Space Agencys (ESA) Sentinel-5P satellite was transported in a special container along with support equipment for its An-124-100 freighter flight from London Stansted to Archangelsk in the northwest of Russia. During the loading process, accomplished using the An-124-100 internal crane, two nitrogen purge containers were used to keep the satellite container topped up with nitrogen.
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