March/April 2015 Issue

Label: Pharmaceuticals Title: The changing face of pharmaceuticals Teaser: The Access Group explain advancements in the pharmaceutical infustry Label: Cover Story Label: Ask the expert Label: Rail Freight Title: The future of freight in the UK Teaser: Helping to streamline operations and become more successful in transactions made Teaser: The rise of rail freight – HS1 and the Channel Tunnel

The future of freight in the UK is via HS1 and the Channel Tunnel

Since 2012 the number of through freight services using the Channel Tunnel has grown by over 20%. In 2014 alone, cross-Channel rail freight saw double digit growth (14% more trains and 21% increase in tonnage). This increase came from increase in Intermodal and automobile components flows combined with the favourable impact of the ETICA (Eurotunnel Incentive for Capacity Additions) scheme which incentivises new routes. Rail freight trains now link the

The changing face of the pharmaceutical sector: A new approach to capacity and production planning

Manufacturers in the pharma sector require efficient systems support for planning the effective provision of capacity and scheduling efficient operations. Smart systems offering an affordable, viable and functional alternative to spreadsheets and manual processes will contribute to efficiency and profitability. The pharmaceutical industry is going through a period of almost unprecedented transformation, as what have traditionally been seen as predictably stable and profitable lines of business become anything but. Few

Ask the Expert: Valufin

 Valufin has worked for a year providing a Foreign Exchange treasury management service to an owner-managed organisation with an annual turnover of £5 million per annum. The owner is aware of forex trends but is often travelling and is always busy during the working day. The Finance department has a part-time finance manager with limited past experience in forex management – but typical limited treasury understanding which due to not

Simplify your customs process with Cotecna

 When exporting worldwide, especially outside Europe, companies can often find themselves bogged down in a minefield of paperwork, tariffs and export codes. Luckily, there are companies out there that can help simplify the process, and the Cotecna Group is one of the industry’s best known and most respected. Cotecna offers Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC) services including Verification Of Conformity (VOC) and Customs trade solutions, including destination inspection, cargo tracking

New Thermo King SLXe™ trailer units hit the road in Europe

Units that reduce global warming potential Thermo King, a manufacturer of transport temperature control solutions for a variety of mobile applications and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, announced today that its SLXe trailer refrigeration units, are available with the next generation refrigerant, R-452A, in Europe. Distribution companies know that reducing the environmental impact of their operations can mean lower performance and at a higher price. With the option for transitioning

Nautical Institute and DNV-GL accreditation for VSTEP DP Simulators

Advanced Dynamic Positioning simulators receive official accreditation In a timespan of one month, three types of VSTEP Dynamic Positioning Simulators have been officially certified and accredited by the Nautical Institute and Det Norske Veritas (DNV-GL) certification bodies. The accreditation means the new NAUTIS Dynamic Positioning simulators from VSTEP are fully certified and approved to be used for official DP training courses. The accredited Dynamic Positioning Simulators were based on different

Woodland Media takes a bigger bite out of the Big Apple

Opened a large warehouse in New Jersey The Woodland Group’s continued success in the publishing logistics sector has prompted a move to larger premises in New York.   Woodland Media – which provides specialist logistics services to the print and publishing sector – has opened a 22,500 sq ft warehouse facility in Kearny, New Jersey, located just minutes from Newark Liberty International Airport and headed up by manager Phil Friend.

Maritime Projects (Europe) Ltd starts new network

Focused on linking up shipowners and agents Maritime Projects (Europe) Ltd has started a new network exclusively focused on people involved in shipping and all aspects thereof. Maritime Projects Group was originally started by Mr Bo H. Drewsen, former founder and CEO of Martin Bencher Group and former partner in the COSCO owned Penta Shipping Group, on April 1 2013. Maritime Projects Network focuses on linking up shipowners, shipping agents,

Jungheinrich proves a cunning choice for Fox’s Pallets

The trucks are on a 5-year contract hire deal Fox’s Pallets recently acquired three Jungheinrich DFG 316 forklift trucks. This is the latest chapter in Jungheinrich’s successful long-term relationship with the Kettering-based nationwide pallet supplier. Part of Jungheinrich’s extensive range of ic-engined counterbalance forklift trucks, this diesel engined DFG 316 has a 1.6 tonne capacity and a lift height from its standard mast of 2900 to 7500 mm. The trucks