BPA encourages UK ports to complete Port Marine Safety Code compliance

Responding to the launch of the UK Maritime Coastguard Agency’s latest Port Marine Safety Code Compliance exercise the British Ports Association today encouraged the UK ports industry to participate in the initiative. Every three years the MCA asks that the Duty Holders of all UK ports, harbours and other marine facilities to confirm their organisation’s compliance and implementation of the principles and recommendations in UK Government’s Port Marine Safety Code

SEACOR Marine Chooses KONGSBERG for Platform Supply Vessel Hybrid Power and DP Upgrade

A new integrated ‘Full Picture’ technology delivery is set to enable significant operational efficiencies for the MEXMAR owned Platform Supply Vessel (PSV), SEACOR Maya. Mantenimiento Express Marítimo SAPI de CV (“MEXMAR”) is SEACOR Marine’s joint venture in Mexico, which operates 15 offshore supply vessels. The contract, signed this September for delivery in January 2018, focuses on the integration of a sophisticated new hybrid power solution designed by KONGSBERG to assist

Bowker adds further Flexis to its forklift fleet

Bowker Group, one of the UK’s largest independent third party logistics (3PL) service operators, has added a fleet of five new Flexi articulated warehouse trucks at its facility in York. The introduction of the new trucks means that Bowker now operates in excess of twenty articulated trucks across its sites at Preston, Hull, Droitwich, Knowsley, Ripon, York and Selby. Founded in 1919, Bowker has a diverse client base and stores and

Leoni turns to AX4 in China

Automotive supplier Leoni is establishing the cloud-based logistics platform AX4 in its Wiring Systems division as the global IT standard for supplier management. The company, which was already running the solution successfully in Europe, has now rolled out AX4 at its cross-docking facility in Shanghai as well. The cross-docking facility consolidates goods and materials from Chinese-based suppliers and prepares them for onward shipping to Leoni production plants in China, Europe,

IoT asset management made easier by Globalstar's SmartOne Solar

Globalstar Europe Satellite Services Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Globalstar Inc., a leader in satellite messaging and emergency notification technologies, has announced the launch of its newest M2M/IoT satellite device, the SmartOne Solar.  SmartOne Solar is a low maintenance and intelligent IoT device that provides remote monitoring and tracking over the Globalstar satellite network. Fixed and movable assets such as rail tank cars, containers, heavy equipment and vehicle fleets

DB Cargo employee flies the flag for team GB

The UK’s leading rail freight operator is celebrating the news that one of its employees represented Team GB in the Age Group World Triathlon Championships in Rotterdam earlier this month. Dr. Amy Pressland, 32, from York is International HR Projects Manager at DB Cargo UK, but is currently seconded to group partner Euro Cargo Rail SAS based in Paris, France. Amy took part in the four day event in Rotterdam

CML welcomes its first rail freight delivery into the UK from China

CML has announced that it has successfully completed its first ever rail freight delivery from China. With the advantage of being cheaper than air freight and faster than sea, CML made the decision to utilise rail freight following a request to transport heavy weight, high value production parts for a client that was faced with a production line stop, had the goods not arrived within 28 days. The 4,957-mile inaugural journey

ECU Worldwide Launches EDI Interface with CargoWise One

WiseTech Global, the technology development company behind the industry-leading global logistics execution solution, CargoWise One, today announced an EDI interface with ECU Worldwide, one of the largest non-vessel operating common carrier (NVOCC) service providers. The EDI connection enables CargoWise One users to place booking requests and send shipping instructions with ECU Worldwide directly. The interface between CargoWise One and ECU Worldwide is fully integrated with CargoWise One allowing users to

Success at Hyster Europe Big Solutions Showcase 2017

Yesterday, delegates from the wood, steel, construction and logistics industries visited Weeze in Germany for the Hyster Europe Big Solutions Showcase 2017. Live demos were held in six zones located inside and around the Hyster Test Centre for Big Trucks near Düsseldorf, Germany. Simulations showed the challenges faced by different industries and how new technologies can improve performance and output. To handle empty containers, the new H11XM-ECD8 was seen handling

Freight and logistics provider Davies Turner accepts apprentices

Leading independent freight services and logistics company Davies Turner & Co Ltd has again recruited a total of 12 A-level school leavers and graduates for this year’s trainee programme, including two IT net developers which are being funded through the Apprenticeship Levy. Even though this is the eighth year for Davies Turner’s apprentice scheme, this represents a new departure for the company to extend the reach of this course to