Mitsubishi follows Olympic model in designing new order picker

As the British team in the Olympics demonstrated, game-changing increases in performance are often achieved by incremental improvements.  And nowhere is this seen to better effect that in the new VELiA order picker.  Through a series of innovations Mitsubishi design engineers have created a low level order picker that will boost throughput by 20% in a typical warehouse. It starts with a cunningly designed walk-through cabin that enables the machine

Morrison Express launches Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK) service offering

Morrison Express, a leading, global logistics, transportation and supply chain management provider, announced the launch of a new service at the cargo-only Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK) in Lockbourne, Ohio. Located just 10 miles from downtown Columbus, the LCK facility serves as a central hub for many of fashion, electronics, and retail’s biggest names. “When it comes to freight, turnaround time is everything, and both our clients and airline partners rely

Dubai Chamber and DMCA to participate in SMM Hamburg 2016 this September

The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) has reaffirmed its commitment to promote the local maritime sector’s competitiveness at Shipbuilding, Machinery and Marine Technology (SMM) Hamburg 2016, the latest edition of the world’s leading trade fair for the maritime industry. The fair will take place from September 6 to 9, 2016 in Hamburg, Germany. DMCA will participate alongside the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry to promote the city’s leadership and

ALE transports heavy out of gauge units through Atyrau, Kazakhstan

ALE has transported the clients’ heaviest Out of Gauge (OOG) units through Atyrau, Kazakhstan’s oil capital. ALE was awarded the turnkey scope of delivering three spent catalyst hoppers from the fabrication yard to Atyrau Refinery in Atyrau. The hoppers comprised of five parts weighing 814t in total. ALE provided the full engineering scope, including the stability checks, lashing and jacking calculations, saddles proposals, transport arrangements and all civil infrastructure works.

PD Ports christen new vessel High Tide Adventure

PD Ports has christened the latest vessel in its fleet, High Tide Adventure, with Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council leader, Sue Jeffrey, proud to take on the role of its ‘godmother.’ The Harbour Master launch was named after the High Tide Foundation, a charity co-founded by PD Ports to help raise the aspirations and awareness of job opportunities for young people on Teesside. Based at Teesport, it will also provide

Intermodal Europe set to analyse the present and predict the future of logistics this November

Since the recession, the container shipping industry has faced extreme market pressures. Although embracing new initiatives and technologies have provided some tangible benefits, the carrier community may finally be coming to grips with the need for significant industry change. With global trade not only reliant on continued efficient transportation routes but also demanding ‘smarter’ transport options, the keynote conference sessions at Intermodal Europe 2016 aim to address and provide an

VAR agreement extended between Fluenta and ABLE

Fluenta, the world leader in ultrasonic flare metering, with hundreds of products deployed in the most remote and hostile locations around the world, has renewed its Value Added Reseller (VAR) agreement with ABLE Instruments & Controls Ltd.  The three-year agreement covers the UK & Australia and marks a successful commercial relationship spanning more than a decade. ABLE will continue to add value to Fluenta’s core technology products by providing system

New face to join team at Drachser Air & Sea Logistics

  Experienced logistics manager Jochen Müller will soon be joining the Dachser team. On January 1, 2018, he will take over from Thomas Reuter as Chief Operations Officer (COO) of the Air & Sea Logistics business field. The transition period, during which Müller will work on developing projects, will start on October 1 of this year. Thomas Reuter will remain on the Executive Board in his role as head of

Brexit's speculative nature makes it difficult to comment on says BIFA

The British International Freight Association (BIFA) – www.bifa.org – says that it will not be adding to the highly speculative debate on what might happen to trade between the EU and the UK after the eventual completion of the latter’s exit from the former. “Is there any worth in speculating on the consequences of Brexit before anything tangible has happened and there is little sign of any clear information emerging from Government

ALE uses Mega Jack system for the first time in Europe

The Mega Jack system, engineered to push structures of staggering weights and sizes, was utilised to jack-up the main bridge of a bridge heightening project in Genk, Belgium. Jacking-up the bridge sections was the first phase of the project. The main bridge, with a span of 180m and weight of 4,500t, along with the two side bridges, weighing 536t each, were jacked-up 2.9m in three consecutive days. This enabled the