Samskip Russia launches new trailer service from CEE

9. Oktober 2018 08:47 👤Presseservice Artikel drucken Beitrag bequem vorlesen lassen: Samskip Russia is launching a new trailer service from European countries to Russia, Baltics and CIS countries and vice versa as an expansion of its multimodal service. This new connections is in addition to Samskip’s existing shortsea services connecting Rotterdam and Hamburg with St. Petersburg (2 calls a week). The new trailer product will enlarge the range of services to the market significantly and delivers additional opportunities. The service includes box, tilt or mega/jumbo trailers for general, temperature controlled or hazard cargoes bonded and or non-bonded transport solutions for full truck loads (FTL) or less than truck loads (LTL). “Customers who are demanding faster transit times and transport requirements from any origin including  those countries which are geographically closer to Russia (e.g. Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Belarus, Ukraine) and where it’s logically worth using trailers can now be perfectly served...
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Million-euro investment for start-up company byrd

5. Oktober 2018 08:29 👤Presseservice Artikel drucken Beitrag bequem vorlesen lassen: byrd, a start-up company in the logistics sector, offers software and a platform for logistics e-commerce, enabling online shops to outsource and control their entire logistics by just a few clicks on a web application. This allows them to focus on their core competencies and successfully expand their business. The company currently connects more than 100 online mail order companies with fulfillment centers and shipping providers in Germany and Austria. After the Pre-Seed Investment round in July 2016, byrd technologies GmbH has now been able to get more investors on board, including Speedinvest x and Reflex Capital. This gives the company expertise in e-commerce and platform building.  The cash injection is intended to accelerate the growth of byrd by opening new locations. Among other things, the company benefits from flourishing online commerce in Europe, which is also being promoted...
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First automated low-entry truck for Brakes

Brakes, the supplier of food to the catering industry, is making deliveries in London with its first fridge-bodied Mercedes-Benz Econic to feature the manufacturer’s own automated manual transmission. The low-entry 18-tonner is powered by a 7.7-litre straight-six engine driving through a 12-speed Mercedes PowerShift 3 system. The PowerShift transmission system was not previously available on the Econic. It has been introduced to meet demand from distribution-related operations for a more fuel-efficient alternative to the six-speed Allison automatic which is well-suited to stop-start waste collection duties. Working from the company’s Premier Park distribution centre in west London, Brakes’ Econic 1830L is making an average of 20 deliveries each day to hotels, restaurants, pubs and other establishments in London. Brakes’ fleet & MHE Manager Paul Vernon said: “The Allison gearbox was not appropriate for an operation like ours, but we have high hopes for the Mercedes PowerShift system. We’ve already seen some...
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Waitrose to put away groceries for home delivery customers

Waitrose has launched a trial delivery service that includes putting the groceries away for customers while they are out. It will test demand for the service, called “While You’re Away”, with 100 customers in south London. The service uses smart lock technology from Yale which allows customers to give Waitrose drivers temporary access to their home. The driver will put refrigerated and frozen goods away and leave other groceries on the kitchen counter, or as instructed by the customer. The delivery is captured on a chest-cam worn by the driver, with the video available for request for the customer the next working day. There is a minimum order of £25. Because of the small number of customers involved in the trail, there is a minimum number of six orders. This will be reviewed after the trial. If the trial is successful, Waitrose expects to be able to make the service...
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Private rail freight is the “hidden champion”

5. Oktober 2018 08:20 👤Presseservice Artikel drucken Beitrag bequem vorlesen lassen: As part of an national study about the “railway country” Austria, commissioned by the railway assocation of the Economic Chamber (WKO), the Economica institute examined, among other things, the economic performance of ÖBB and private rail freight companies. On October 4th, Norbert Hofer, Minister of Transport Innovation and Technology, Silvia Angelo, Board Director of ÖBB-Infrastruktur AG, and Andreas Mandl, Chairman of the WKO association for freight, presented the results together with the author of the study Dr. Ing. Christian Helmenstein. The study examined the largest private companies engaged in rail freight transport, predominantly in block train transport (CargoServ, ELL Austria GmbH, Lokomotion Austria GmbH, LTE Logistics and Transport GmbH, Styria Transport and Logistics GmbH, TX Logistik Austria GmbH, Vienna Local Railways Cargo GmbH). The private rail freight business was able to increase its market share in traffic volume from...
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Pallet pooling program provides foundation for fruitful collaboration

Home > Material Handling > Pallet pooling program provides foundation for fruitful collaboration Material Handling October 5, 2018 applications Joining a pallet pool helped a watermelon shipper streamline its supply chain. Now it's looking to take the partnership to the next level. By DC Velocity Staff As any produce shipper will tell you, to succeed in the produce business, where harvest dates depend on Mother Nature and freshness is vital, you need an agile supply chain. More than that, you need one that's simple, efficient, and sustainable. That realization led Melon 1 , the nation's largest watermelon grower and shipper, to embark on an effort to streamline its operations in 1999. Based in Brooklyn, N.Y., the company ships watermelons nationwide from packing sheds and other distribution points on the East Coast. Given the complexity of its distribution network, the company was confident that even minor efficiency improvements could bring a...
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Retailers Expect Strong Holiday Sales

The National Retail Federation announced that it expects holiday retail sales in November and December—excluding automobiles, gasoline and restaurants—to increase between 4.3% and 4.8% over 2017 for a total of $717.45 billion to $720.89 billion. The forecast compares with an average annual increase of 3.9% over the past five years and is consistent with NRF’s forecast that annual retail sales for 2018 will increase at least 4.5% over 2017. NRF’s holiday forecast is based on an economic model using several indicators including consumer credit, disposable personal income and previous monthly retail sales. The number includes online and other non-store sales. “We’re seeing consumer confidence at levels higher than we have seen in two decades,” says Matthew Shay, NRF’s president and CEO. “Our forecast reflects the overall strength of the industry. Thanks to a healthy economy and strong consumer confidence, we believe that this holiday season will continue to reflect the...
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BLOC Bags MIT Award for Shipping Emissions MRV Solution

Blockchain Labs for Open Collaboration (BLOC), has won Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Solve’s Coastal Communities Challenge, for its work in developing shipping Emissions Monitoring Reporting (MRV) solutions. The Blockchain technology and governance specialist said in a press release that it was selected from 33 teams participating in the Solve Challenge Finals, which included a live pitch event at the UN General Assembly week in New York City. The Solver teams were selected by Solve’s Challenge Leadership Group judges as the most promising set of solutions tackling large-scale global challenges. BLOC’s Shipping Emissions Monitoring Verification and Reporting (MRV) solution focuses on building digital infrastructure to enhance coastal community health and safety through traceability of shipping emissions. BLOC’s solution will secure the chain of custody for marine fuel data using blockchain in a real-world setting, thereby creating a decision support system for enforcing and complying with global environmental regulations, including the...
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Drewry Downgrade Forecast for Container Demand

A gloomier world economic outlook and rising trade tensions have forced Drewry to downgrade its forecast for container demand over the next five years, according to the global shipping consultancy’s latest edition of the Container Forecaster. Drewry’s long-term supply and demand prognosis for carriers has deteriorated since the last report. Previously, the company’s global supply-demand index was expected to take incremental steps upwards through 2022, by which time the industry would at long last be close to equilibrium. However, the new forecasts suggest that the industry now faces being stuck with the current over-supplied situation for several more years. “The anticipated re-balancing of the container market looks to have been postponed. That’s more bad news for carriers that are facing substantial cost increases as a result of stricter ship fuel standards from 2020,” said Simon Heaney , senior manager, container research at Drewry and editor of the Container Forecaster.  It...
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Breakbulk: Call it a Comeback

As more vessels are scrapped and new ships are launched, industry analysts are forecasting a long overdue rebound in the breakbulk sector. Original link
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