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Optimising Logistics With Weighbridge Truck Scales

Perth, Australia, Jun-29-2017 — /EPR TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS NEWS/ — Before we investigate the role of weighbridge truck scales in optimising an organisation’s logistics, let’s look at what logistics involves.

According to the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), logistics can be defined as ‘that part of supply chain management that plans, implements and controls the efficient, effective forward and reverse flow and storage of goods, services and related information between the point of origin and the point of consumption in order to meet customers’ requirements.’

Another way of understanding logistics is that it is about ‘getting the right product, to the right customer, in the right quantity, in the right condition, at the right place, at the right time, and at the right cost.’ The seven Rs of Logistics – from Supply Chain Management: A Logistics Perspective By John J. Coyle et al.

Regardless of the size of a business or operation, optimised logistics will streamline the supply chain and make it more efficient by reducing costs when and where appropriate and avoiding unnecessary waste of time and materials.

In light of all of the above, it’s evident that accurate, reliable and user-friendly weighing equipment plays a valuable role in optimising logistics operations.

Truck scales can either take the form of a weighbridge (fixed or portable) or on-board truck scales with both types delivering a range of benefits including improved efficiencies, safer operations and regulatory compliance. Add in the advantages that flow from having an automated weighing system that can be seamlessly integrated with the rest of the operation and the role of modern weighing equipment as a critical control point in logistics operations becomes even more evident.

Weighbridge truck scales are used across the spectrum of industry from agriculture and construction to mining and transport and they come in many different forms to suit different applications. Take a company that handles shipping containers for despatch around the world for example. Port operations are generally very busy, often operating 24/7. Therefore, the company needs to have user-friendly weighing equipment to process outbound containers quickly and accurately. What’s more, given the new SOLAS laws, organisations in the shipping business need their equipment to be certified to ensure that the declared weight of containers meet legislative requirements.

Over the years, huge advances have been made in the digitisation of weighbridge truck scales which has led to even greater opportunities for optimising logistics. Many elements of the equipment including the sensors, processors and output displays have been transformed by the advent of digital communications, with resulting benefits in terms of greater accuracy, automation, repeatability and speed.

The right weighbridge software also enables vastly improved controls, data handling and information management, as well as streamlined accounting functions. What’s more, the system can be fully integrated into the business’s own internal software systems and customised to deliver important value-added information for customers and other relevant parties.

Weighbridge truck scales are a valuable asset and deliver a range of benefits, not least of which is a streamlined logistics process. However, there are numerous types of weighbridge truck scales and accompanying software, and in order to reap the full gamut of benefits, including a substantial return on investment, it is important to partner with an experienced weighbridge supplier who will ensure that the equipment you select matches your requirements (both short and long-term).

If you’re interested in reducing costs, improving productivity, safety and efficiencies and optimising your organisation’s logistics, have a chat with one of the highly experienced team at AccuWeigh. They’ll help you make the right decisions according to your unique operational needs. AccuWeigh is Australia’s largest supplier of weighbridges, weighing equipment and product inspection equipment with branches across Australia and you can take advantage of their extensive experience by calling 08 9259 5535 or by visiting their website, www.accuweigh.com.au.

TouchStar’s integrated telematics and fleet tracking solution TS FleetWatch will be presented at AEGPL2017

Tulsa, USA, May-31-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — TS EMEA, a provider of logistics and mobility software solutions, announced that it will present its NextGen enterprise software at the AEGPL Congress on 21-22 June in Lisbon, Portugal. The AEGPL Congress serves as both a platform to discuss issues relevant to the LPG industry and as an arena for companies to showcase their latest innovations for a global audience.

TS EMEA will set up in Stand #C18 in the Lisbon Congress Centre both days of the conference. While there, TS EMEA will highlight TouchStar’s propane and LP gas distribution Android application, TransPac, and the company’s integrated telematics and fleet tracking solution, TS FleetWatch.

“TS EMEA always looks forward to the AEGPL Congress,” said General Manager, Robert Pabeschitz. “The conference maintains a strong presence among LPG leaders in Europe, and it has always served as a very relevant resource for global LPG leaders facing the unique challenges and opportunities of the LPG industry today.”

The 2017 AEGPL Congress anticipates an audience of 1,500 industry stakeholders from Europe and abroad. TS EMEA intends to strengthen its relationships with stakeholders with whom it currently serves, as well as to establish itself as the leading LPG mobility solution provider with those who are newly in need of a NextGen mobility solution for their LPG fleets.

“TS EMEA is no stranger to Europe’s largest LPG conference and exhibition, and our robust experience at AEGPL in the past contributes significantly to our leadership in the European LPG community,” commented TouchStar CEO, Peter Gibbs. “As LPG’s role in the European market continues to grow and evolve, TS EMEA’s integrated fleet automation solutions evolve in similar fashion.”

Meetings may be arranged with TS EMEA General Manager, Robert Pabeschitz, by contacting TS EMEA online at http://www.touchstargroup.com/contact-emea/. Mr. Pabeschitz may also be contacted via email at sales.emea@touchstargroup.com.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

What Is A Load Cell And Why Do We Use Them For Weighing?

Campbellfield, VIC, Australia,  May-31-2017 — /EPR TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS NEWS/ — We rely on weighing instruments every day. In our bathrooms and kitchens, in a crowded lift, at the supermarket checkout and at the airport check-in, there are a myriad places where weighing instruments play a key role in our daily lives.

We assume that the huge truck carrying a load of sand has been declared safe and within legal load limits before it hits the highway. As consumers, we rely on the accuracy of weights on any packaged items that we buy, and businesses that produce or distribute products depend on their weighing systems to be reliable and precise.

We probably take weighing instruments for granted – but has anyone taken the time to discover how they work?

Interestingly, the same highly accurate devices are found in the humble bathroom scale as in the highly sophisticated and sensitive weighing systems used in a diversity of industries from pharmaceutical operations to diamond mines. Load cells.

What is a load cell?

In simple terms, a load cell is a transducer which measures weight by converting the force or weight on it into a measurable signal. This signal generally only measures a couple of millivolts and needs to be amplified into a usable format – either analogue or digital. The outputs are proportional to the force or weight applied to the load cells.

There are many different types of load cells which use different operating principles to obtain weight readings including hydraulic load cells, pneumatic load cells and strain gauge load cells. Some are based on fluid pressure, others on elasticity whilst others are based on magnetostriction (otherwise referred to as piezoelectric effect) – and they have all been developed specifically to meet the needs of different applications.

With all the advances in modern electronics, the majority of load cells today are electronic, but non-electric hydraulic and pneumatic load cells are also widely used . The most important aspect of choosing a load cell however, is not whether or not it is electric, but rather whether it is the right design and type for that particular application – and it’s always advisable to consult an experienced supplier so you get an informed recommendation.

Load cells can be categorised loosely into two main areas, tension and compression load cells. A tension cell measures the weight pulling on it whilst a compression cell measures the weight pushing on it – and very often, these two types are used alongside each other in the same application to achieve optimum accuracy.

Why do we use load cells for weight measurement?

Load cells are used across a diversity of weighing applications because they are:

  • Highly accurate
  • Fast and efficient
  • able to withstand repeated use and extreme conditions
  • Virtually impervious to temperature changes so their measurements remain reliable and precise
  • Cost-effective and if serviced and maintained appropriately, will last a long time

Because load cells enable objects and materials to be weighed quickly and easily, it can translate into bottom-line savings. And with the business landscape becoming increasingly competitive and demanding and the regulatory framework more rigorous than ever, operators have to be able to rely on the accuracy and reliability of their weighing systems.

That’s why the choice of load cell is so important. With so many different types available, plus other factors such as fitting, commissioning, ongoing maintenance and calibration to take into consideration, it can be quite a challenge identifying the perfect fit for your weighing needs.

Don’t take a chance, because your choice of load cell is critical. Rather talk to the experts in weighing technology, UltraHawke, and use their experience and expertise to identify your optimum weighing solution. They are an acknowledged market leader in the manufacture and supply of all types of weighing instruments, and they will work out an affordable, efficient and reliable solution that’s specific to your needs. Call them on 03 9357 7470 or visit www.ultrahawke.com.au to see their extensive range of weighbridges, weighbridges for sale, in-motion weighbridges and truck scales.

Onboard Weighing Solutions For The Logistics Industry

Willetton WA, Australia, Apr-20-2017 — /EPR TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS NEWS/ — The logistics industry supports inbound and outbound logistics literally carries the weight of the world’s economy, with companies operating in the transport and logistics industry moving goods from place to place as quickly, efficiently and as cost-effectively as possible without compromising on safety.

That’s where onboard weighing solutions play an enormous role.

Transporting heavy loads

Overloaded vehicles not only cause damage to infrastructure, premature wear and tear on the vehicle and excess fuel consumption; they also pose a significant danger to the safety of other road users. To mitigate these risks, there are many strict laws and regulations in place aimed at ensuring the safe and responsible transport of heavy loads – and breaches can result in serious penalties. Legislation includes Heavy Vehicle National Law (HVNL), Chain of Responsibility (CoR) laws and SOLAS (Safety of Lives at Sea).

Payload control

Cost management is a key element of the logistics industry. Operators not only want to keep their own costs down, there is also a knock-on effect on the whole transport chain right to the end user if costs aren’t carefully controlled.

Onboard weighing solutions ensure that trucks are within legal limits and they help logistics companies to be legally compliant and as safe and efficient as possible. These heavy duty yet precise instruments are fitted onto the vehicle and employ a range of weight measurement technologies u to provide accurate and reliable information about gross weight and weight distribution and/or alert either alert operators that they are overloaded.

A big advantage of these onboard weighing solutions is that because they’re fitted to the truck, there’s no need for the vehicle to go to an external weighing station, such as a weighbridge- which may slow down the transportation process. Trucks can be loaded to their optimum weight, with instant information at the driver’s fingertips. What’s more, these instruments provide highly accurate information about axle group weights, total combination weights and payload. This enables operators to have confidence that they’re loading their vehicles properly the first time, maximising their payloads, reducing downtime and optimising their productivity.

Technological advances have further extended the capabilities of these instruments. The advent of wireless digital communications has made the weighing, tracking and billing of freight a much faster, more accurate and traceable process. The units can be fully integrated with smart software which can be customised to a customer’s requirements – and this seamless connection and versatile data management functionality saves time, improves productivity and has positive knock-on effects right along the logistics chain.

Onboard truck scales can be fitted to just about any type of truck, and there are several different systems available which have been developed specifically to suit certain types of vehicle including air-suspension vehicles, bulk tippers, air and spring-suspension vehicles, waste collection vehicles, light commercial vehicles and rigid vehicles.

It’s important that the the correct onboard weighing system is selected for a specific application. For example, if your operation is involved in bulk off-road operations such as quarrying or feed delivery, you would need a system that is specifically engineered for high accuracy in rugged extreme environments.

The logistics, transport and freight industries undoubtedly play a vital role in moving a country’s economy forward. However, it is crucial that operators manage their freight safely and effectively, and to do this, they need to measure it and quantify it appropriately. That’s where onboard weighing solutions come in.

If you’d like to learn more about the advantages of onboard weighing, talk to the experts at AccuOnboard, Australia’s most experienced and professional weighing company. They can provide world-class equipment that covers all vehicle weighing needs from end-to-end, including overloading prevention. To get in touch, please call 1300 367 861 to find out which of their eight branches is closest to you or visit www.accuonboard.com.au to see their full range of high quality onboard weighing solutions.

TS EMEA to showcase its integrated telematics and fleet tracking solution at the 29th World LPG Forum & AEGPL Congress

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TULSA, OK, 03-Nov-2016 — /EPR TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS NEWS/ — TS EMEA, a provider of logistics and mobility software solutions, announced that it will present its NextGen enterprise software at the 29th World LPG Forum & AEGPL Congress on 15-17 November in Florence, Italy. The World LPG Forum serves as both a platform to discuss issues relevant to the LPG industry and as an arena for companies to showcase their latest innovations for a global audience.

TS EMEA, who will be situated in Stand #K8, will be one of roughly 150 propane and LPG vendors exhibiting at the World LPG Forum, a show that will welcome more than 2,000 attendees from 60+ countries. TS EMEA will highlight TouchStar’s propane and LP gas distribution Android application, TransPac LPG, and the company’s integrated telematics and fleet tracking solution, TS FleetWatch.

“TS EMEA is proud to be a part of the World LPG Forum,” said TS EMEA’s General Manager, Robert Pabeschitz, about attending the event. “LPG plays a very significant role as a clean energy source in Europe. TS EMEA is happy to support that role with solutions that are keyed directly to its safe and reliable transport.”

TS EMEA’s goal at the show is to deepen its relationships with the members of the global propane and LP gas distribution industry and to provide increased insight into its propane and LP gas enterprise solutions at the event. At press time, TouchStar’s integrations fleet software is utilized by over 500 companies internationally.

“TS EMEA affirms the Forum theme, ‘A Bridge to the Future,’ said TouchStar CEO, Peter Gibbs. “It serves as the ideal platform for TouchStar’s NextGen mobility solutions.”

TS EMEA will be located at the Firenze Fiera Congress and Exhibition Centre in Stand #K8, Tuesday-Thursday, 15-17 November. Meetings may be arranged with Robert Pabeschitz by contacting TS EMEA online at http://www.touchstargroup.com/contact-page-ts-emea/. Mr. Pabeschitz may also be contacted via email at sales.emea@touchstargroup.com.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

New rail freight service connects Italian enterprise with Central Asia and China business opportunities

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BEIJING, 16-Sep-2016 — /EPR TRANSPORTATION & LOGISTICS NEWS/ — The biggest story coming out of China today is the launching of the Silk Road on Rails: China-Europe block trains that carry goods across the globe. The proposal to establish China-Europe railroads surprised even the most experienced of rail industry players, yet thousands of trains now traverse these tracks annually.

Telefriuli SpA, the Italian broadcaster, exclusively aired the video series across Italy’s northeastern regions of Friuli Venezia and Eastern Veneto during the first week of September 2016. Telefriuli SpA was set up in 1974 in the North East of Italy. With more than 40 years of history it is also the region’s longest-running broadcast channel.

Today, as certified by Auditel, Telefriuli is by far the most-watched broadcaster in Friuli Venezia Giulia and in Eastern Veneto, and offers its viewers a rich schedule ranging from information to entertainment.

Of the videos. Telefruili Director, Daniele Paroni, said “I think it is crucial for Europe and for China to have a “physical” link which allows more and more narrow and intense social and economic relations between these two global players. In the videos there was a brilliant comparison between the silk road and the rail which links China and Europe.”

The China-Europe rail route is the longest in the world covering almost 10,000 kilometres in total.

Referring to BON Cloud, the producer and distributor of the China-Europe block train video series, Ms Paroni continued, “Telefriuli wants to retrace Marco Polo’s steps, showing to our audience the brilliant productions [BON Cloud is] sending us which also helps to connect Central-Southern Europe with China. Now that we have established this important relationship – BON Cloud and Telefriuli – we really want to continue this journey together, to enable us to achieve mutual satisfaction and knowledge.”

The first block train left Zhengzhou for Hamburg on July 18th, 2013, connecting people along the Silk Road and shortening the distance between continents. The 12-day, six-country journey posed challenges: would European companies welcome the new trade route? Would the cargo be secure? Would the project even be practical?

The trans-Eurasia rail trip began as a once-a-month event but China soon realized it required partners to make it successful. With partners on board, Hamburg became the forerunner. The German port city now serves as both a departure and destination point for the China-Europe block trains.

This project has lowered the cost of transportation significantly and commerce is thriving. There is no doubt about the initiative’s acceptance. The service currently transports goods several times a week from China, the Republic of Korea and Japan, as well as European countries such as Germany, Italy, Poland, France and Spain. With the growing success of the initiative, the development of additional European destinations is in the pipeline.

SOURCE: EuropaWire

ChannelPorts new freight ferry ticket booking site

Rising fuel costs and the higher costs of running a transport business in the current economic climate present a challenge to even to the largest companies.

Over the last 5 years fuel prices and running costs have spiraled out of control and the economic downturn has meant there are less business opportunities around.

Some firms are starting to explore import and export possibilities from the UK but high ferry costs would seriously eat into the already squeezed profit margins.

ChannelPorts are customs clearance specialists dealing with all types of customs documents for goods going in and out of the UK.

Spotting a need in the market for discounted Freight ferry tickets they were able to negotiate a deal with leading ferry companies from all of the major UK ports.

The website i-ferry has been created to provide a one stop shop for hauliers and carriers looking for the best prices on Freight ferry tickets.

They have received many appreciative comments from their clients as they continue to expand the range of services they offer to hauliers, HGV drivers, commercial fleet managers and the general public.

To contact ChannelPorts, please use chris.childs@channelports.co.uk, or telephone 01304 218328.

Find ChannelPorts at Junction 11 of the M20, within easy reach of Eurotunnel and Dover Port.

 

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Gulftainer Growth To Soar In 2013

Gulftainer, the port management and logistics group headquartered in Sharjah, UAE, is set to witness volumes soar in 2013 as the Group continues to expand its global footprint.

As the operator of the largest number of terminals in the Middle East region, Gulftainer stands to benefit from the considerable growth in export cargos from the Region. The rapidly developing petrochemical industries serve as a major factor in offsetting any reduced import volumes.

This announcement by Gulftainer is especially noteworthy, since recent industry trends appear to be moving in the opposite direction. The Drewry Global Throughput Index, which is published with a two month lag, is highlighting that the market as a whole has continued to stay almost at the 2012 levels, reflecting almost nil growth. Furthermore, recent announcements by other international port management companies showing up to 6% decreases on the same period last year. China has also made statements to the effect that they expect 2013 to be “even worse” than 2008 in terms of global shipping.

Gulftainer acquired the 51% stake in GSCCO in June 2013, allowing it to assume the full management of three Saudi terminals, located in Jeddah and Jubail. The Company recently bought the controlling stake in Gulf Stevedoring Contracting Company (GSCCO) in Saudi Arabia and it is this new acquisition means that Gulftainer now has a Middle East network that allows access to the Arabian Peninsular from the Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea, Gulf of Oman and Arabian Gulf. The geographical scope of Gulftainer’s terminals and their capabilities not only serves the largest container vessels in the world, but also caters for transhipping to East Mediterranean countries, East Africa, the Indian Sub-continent and Upper Gulf destinations.

Commenting on the company’s recent GSCCO acquisition, Badr Jafar, CEO of Gulftainer’s parent Crescent Enterprises and Vice-Chairman of Gulftainer, said; “Today, Gulftainer manages more terminals in the Middle East than any other port operator. Having achieved the reputation amongst shipping lines of being one of the fastest terminal operators in the world, Gulftainer is able to take its UAE-honed expertise to terminals in other high-growth markets across the World”.

Jeddah’s NCT has recently undergone significant expansion which will substantially improve the capability of Jeddah Islamic Port. The facility currently consists of 1,654m of quay, 11 cranes, seven of which are super post panamax cranes, with an annual capacity of three million TEUs. Almost 75% of all container traffic to the Kingdom is currently handled through the Port of Jeddah, and it is a major trade gateway for the Kingdom’s container traffic.

Located on the Arabian Gulf, Jubail is home to the development of the largest industrial zone in the world covering 8,000 hectares, comprising petrochemical plants, fertilizer plants, steel works, and an industrial port as well as the world’s largest desalination plant. Jubail Port is one of the largest industrial ports in the world and currently handles 52 million tonnes of cargo per annum, a figure which is expected to grow substantially in the short to medium-term. JCP is equipped with a 1,282m quay, five cranes and has a container handling capacity of 1 million TEU per annum. It is expected that this figure will continue to increase quickly, particularly with the opening of major petrochemical developments in the Jubail Industrial Zone and the planned rail link to Riyadh. GSCCO currently operates 22 commercial berths at the Port, including the open sea tanker terminal.

Speaking on the expected growth, Peter Richards, Gulftainer’s Managing Director, stated, “The benefit of being privately owned allows the Gulftainer Group to be very nimble and react to changing market conditions. Our throughput in 2013 will see an increase of over 30% as a result of strategic acquisitions and a very hands-on management team that keep close to our customers to understand and prepare for changes.”

Further afield, Gulftainer has invested in Brazil and Russia to ensure they are well placed to capitalize on the roaring pace of development in the “BRIC” economies where annual growth is still reaming strong, compared to the mature economies of Europe and North America.

“We look forward to maintaining the Gulftainer track record established over the past 37 years of delivering growth year on year. Historically, organic growth was the ‘Gulftainer engine’, today we are adding growth through our carefully considered investments both regionally and more globally. This is an exciting time for Gulftainer and we look forward to increasing our footprint across regional and global markets in the near future,” Peter Richards added.

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Worldwide Parcel Services Are Also Great Locally

Worldwide Parcel Services sound like a company that should be great Internationally but may be not so good locally but Worldwide Parcel Services are also very proud of the fact that they are also very good in the UK and Ireland. The company have become an extremely competent company in the UK and their delivery patterns are good on time considerations and excellent on price. It is very difficult to find an instance where they are beaten on price or on the delivery pattern in this country. Worldwide Parcel Services have worked very hard in securing couriers who offer the best price for the best service. The company sees no point in employing couriers who are good at looks but are unable to meet the customer’s requirements or expectations. The ability to choose couriers has been a great success for the company as they have been able to use the best couriers in their best fields of operation. It is this last position that has enabled the best service to be obtained for the best area.

Worldwide Parcel Services are as prompt with local deliveries as they are with international orders. One of the great things of the local delivery is that it is almost impossible for the system to go wrong as the parcel is tagged and followed throughout its whole journey. It is logged onto the first computer or slave as it is registered in to the plant and follows the same pattern throughout. Therefore the parcel is tracked and registered throughout its journey and it is virtually impossible to lose it unless by wilful means. The track a parcel function of the website is totally now in sync with the parcel recorded at every stage of its operation. It is now possible to log in to the internet and log on to the Worldwide Parcel Services web site and find out exactly where your parcel is at any particular moment, this will help with arranging men on site for when the parcel has arrived or may be just alerting the site that the parcel will be with them at a set time and hour. Worldwide Parcel Services has worked hard to get a local set up which enhances the total package and the present system is very good indeed.

Worldwide Parcel Services is pleased to offer a simple quotation service which allows the customer to book the parcel in to the system and the wait for the quotation, it all can be carried out using the internet web site, any queries should be instantly resolved by ringing the customer service desk where there is a full complement of highly determined customers service agents. This quotation will cover will cover the whole of the delivery operation and this will include any oddities but which may be required for, say, heavy parcels or special deliver requirements. Worldwide Parcel Services have been very careful to provide a system that will deal with all size of parcels up to 500 Kg in weight which only precludes large loads which would go by container ship. Worldwide Parcel Services are one of the biggest movers of parcels within the UK and they are pleased to work with the best couriers.

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Christmas Comes But Once A Year For Worldwide Parcel Services

Tracking Santa Claus can be quite a problem, many a child has looked hard and the internet has sites for seeing where he is going but the practical difficulties of tracking a sleigh full of presents get in the way. Worldwide Parcel Services has worked hard to do its best to rise to the occasion and put Santa’s problems at the head of the queue so that whilst Santa Claus may not be visible the results of his work can be easily seen. The Christmas parcel trade is immense and gets bigger every year with the rise of Internet shopping and this is an occasion where the problem of deliveries will cause untold heartache to the children who believe that they are going to be sent the latest toy or gadget from that mysterious black hole somewhere in the frozen North. Worldwide Parcel Services has worked extremely hard to remove any such problems and parcels delivered right up to the 25th December will be treated with the respect they deserve and every effort will be made to deliver them on time.

The advantages of using Worldwide Parcel Services is that any parcel can be tracked throughout the UK so that if there are any worries or concerns about the arrival of that special parcel on that special day the progress of the parcel delivery the frozen wastes of the UK can be tracked and reassurance will be at hand. Tracking services have developed so much in the last few years and the technology of the industry is ever changing but these days a parcel is not a nondescript item that is thrown in the back of van but each is labelled and identified by its own particular code. Worldwide Parcel Services –http://www.worldwide-parcelservices.co.uk – uses that code so that its position in the country is always known. This ensures that the parcel takes the shortest route and that any hold ups or questions can be dealt with immediately to ensure that Santa Clauses problems are but temporary and that the parcel reaches its destination on time.

The Christmas period is a busy time but that is what Worldwide Parcel Services considers to be its job in life and has worked hard not only to ensure speedy and safe delivery but by choosing local hauliers with good reputations has been able to get a pricing system that rivals any in the business. It is easy to arrange for Santa Claus to take the parcel by logging onto Worldwide Parcel Services and booking the parcel through the internet and waiting for the collection for delivery to that special little person who is so reliant on getting it on time. In 24 hours it will be possible to track a parcel and with the safe delivery assured the job is complete. Santa Claus my only work one day a year but Worldwide Parcel Services work every day and will deliver that special parcel for any major event.

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Shipping magnate Abdul Qadir Rahman Buhari, the Managing Director of The WAM International, has sealed yet another tender floated by the Tamil Nadu Electrical Board

Shipping magnate Abdul Qadir Rahman Buhari, the Managing Director of The West Asia Maritime International is beginning to raise a few eyebrows in the shipping corridors. In his dogged pursuit of owning ships and winning contracts, the captain of the Chennai-based Corporation has sealed yet another tender floated by the Tamil Nadu Electrical Board which, sources say is tailor-made for Mr Buhari’s self-unloading bulk carrier – the Gem of Ennore, which is intended to move thermal coal from Paradip in Orissa to Ennore/Tuticorin/Karaikal.

The haulier is currently time-chartered by the Tamil Nadu State-owned Poompuhar Shipping Corporation and its 10-year charter period ends Sept/Oct, 2012.

Interestingly, the TNEB’s fresh tender appears to be designed in such a way that no other ship in India has the capacity to bid for it (the tender for the contract has specifically asked for a self unloader feature on the vessel). It’s a home-run for the Gem of Ennore and a smooth transition from one deal to another.

One happens to wonder how a credible agency like PSCL, hired by TNEB for its coal procurement, can be so short-sighted while selecting a vendor. In a country that depends on its coasts for a wide variety of goods, it’s appalling to observe errors in judgement in significant projects with massive financial ramifications.

There is a project that is currently underway to install two gantry cranes at the Ennore port for discharging gearless vessels. The venture is expected to be completed in under 2 years’ time.

The TNEB, amusingly, has brought out a 5-year charter period. The value of a self unloader becomes moot in two years (the gantry cranes are being installed to do exactly what an unloader does). Therefore, the un-loader becomes redundant for the next three years (more of an additional burden to TNEB) and these are the years when the charter hire (around Rs. 20 lakhs plus per day) are 30% to 40% higher than the current rate.

Additionally, infrastructure (gantry cranes) built at huge costs will be under-utilised. These are the years, when having two gearless panamaxes will be financially more viable and sensible than operating the un-loader. In fact, chartering of two gearless vessels to achieve and maintain the same level of transport and supply efficiency at comparable costs would make more economic sense than a self unloader, especially since the gantry cranes are scheduled to come up within two years.

The gantry cranes are being built at the cost of the taxpayers’ money and the government ought to look into it and plug the loophole. Interestingly, the Gem of Ennore was converted more than 10 years ago to suit the requirements of charter.

It was built as a gearless Panamax in 2000 at the Hitachi Zosen Shipyard in Japan. In 2001, she was converted to a self-unloader with cranes and conveyor in China, exclusively for carrying thermal coal from Paradip port in Orissa to Ennore in Tamil Nadu for the Tamil Nadu Electricity Board. One wonders if the West Asia Maritime Ltd had an idea of things to come in future.

There are zero opportunities for the other bidders for whom there is no level-playing field. Comparatively, the rate for a charter hire per day is Rs. 14.49 lakh for GoE while a gearless panamax rate is 5.35 lakhs. It is evident that the cost per ton to TNEB on the unloader is much higher than carrying the coal on gearless panamaxes.

Why not float a tender for a period of one year instead of tying it down for five years? Even if TNEB considers chartering a self un-loader, the period should be limited to one year only and reviewed for continuation in 2013, considering the fast-changing ground realities.

The vessel has to be provided within the lay days which are less than two months away. A major conversion such as this takes no less than 5 to 6 months. Therefore, there is a conflict here. The chartering negotiations were going on as of 3rd week of July and the vessel is required no later than 15th October.

One cannot help but wonder about the track record of the shipping giant. WAMSPL (Singapore) entered into two contracts with Euroceanica, UK, in 2008 for the time-charter of 2 19,800 DWT chemical tankers – namely ‘LBU Onyx’ and ‘JBU Opal’ for a period of 5 years. WAMPSL is a subsidiary of West Asia and accordingly West Asia, Chennai, provided performance guarantees for each ship.

‘LBU Onyx’ and ‘JBU Opal’ were delivered to WAMSPL by Euroceanica in September 2008 and April 2009, respectively. The charter parties for the two vessels had a balance of approximately 32 months and 39 months to be performed when things started to go wrong.

WAMPSL failed to pay hire rates on time under both the contracts, as a result of which, Euroceanica arrested MV ‘Gem of Safaga’ in Australia as a security for their claim in November 2009.

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Baltimore Expands CDL Owner Operator Driver Jobs With New Terminal Immediate Hiring

GHI is one of the largest flatbed transportation services in the Northeast, and they are holding an open house for immediate hiring at their new Baltimore, MD Terminal. Positions are open for CDL Class A Company Drivers, Owner Operators, Yard Jockeys, and Tarpers.

Company Drivers: Great pay and benefit packages. Must be a minimum of 23 years of age, and have a CDL Class A License.

Owner Operators: Offers excellent earning potentials and a pay structure designed to maximize your profit. Must have two or more years’ experience driving tractor-trailers and no more than three moving violations on your current MVR.

Yard Jockeys and Tarpers: Work close to home for one of the best companies in the industry with steady work year round.

There is a large influx of job opportunities in the transportation industry, and Baltimore has become one of the highest volume transportation hubs in the region. The new terminal is located at 2301 S. Newkirk St. Baltimore, MD 21124 and is staffing for their terminal expansion and it is best to call for an appointment to assure you get the job position of your choice. If you are interested in local steady work year round with great pay and benefits, call to schedule an appointment at their open house job fair at 1-800-342-5115 Ext. 376.

Job Fair Details:
o July 14th
o Time: 8:00 am until 12:00 pm
o Bestwestern Plus Hotel and Conference Center
o 5625 O’Donnel Street
o Baltimore, MD 21224

If you meet the qualifications, call to schedule your appointment today! 1-800-342-5115 ext. 376.

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Baltimore MD New Transportation Jobs CDL Class A Owner Operators Hiring Now

The Transportation Industry In Baltimore MD is Booming with local Jobs for CDL Class A and Owner Operator Truck Drivers and Large Terminals with plenty of Immediate openings for Yard Jockeys and Tarpers.

There are new terminals being opened to meet the transportation services demands and Baltimore has become one of the highest volume transportation hubs in the region. Some of the largest regional transportation service providers are ready to start taking in calls to schedule an appointment for their open house job fair at 1-800-5115 ext 376.

GHI, one of the largest dedicated flatbed transportation services in the Northeast is holding two open houses for their immediate hiring of CDL Class A Company Drivers, Owner Operator jobs, Yard Jockeys and Tarpers.

The Baltimore Job Boom is great for those looking for steady year round local work with regular home time with great pay and benefits for all personnel at the new terminal location.

• Call 1-800-5115 ext 376 to set up an appointment at one of these open houses
• July 7th and July 14th
• Time 8:00AM until 12Pm
• Bestwestern Plus Hotel and Conference center
• 5625 O’Donnel St.
• Baltimore, MD 21224

With the terminal expansion being staffed to meet the booming transportation service needs located at 2301 S. Newkirk St. Baltimore, MD 21224. It is best to call ahead and schedule your individual appointment to assure you are given the best opportunity to land the job of your choice.

Company Drivers Get the respect you deserve, only the best drivers in the industry are hired and they are rewarded with outstanding compensation and benefits packages for being the best.

Owner Operators Get hired by a company that pays as much attention to the needs of owner operators as they do for their company drivers. This employer understands the financial pressures of running your own tractor. Get the best offers with excellent earnings potential, and a pay structure that is designed to maximize your profit.

Yard Jockeys and Tarpers: Steady work, year round,and close to home with one of the best in the industry.

Call to Schedule your appointment today, and Get Hired.

The City Of Baltimore MD Transportation Jobs Reporting, For The Employers who Are Hiring Right Now.

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Emirates SkyCargo Voted Cargo Airline of the Year

Emirates SkyCargo, the Dubai-based air freight division of Emirates, has been voted Cargo Airline of the Year and – for the 24th consecutive year – it was also named Best Middle East Cargo Airline.

The carrier, which was also named Best African Cargo Airline, received the accolades at the prestigious Cargo Airline of the Year 2012 awards held at London’s Lancaster Hotel.

Ram Menen, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President Cargo, attended the awards ceremony and later said: “These awards are voted for by our industry and their recognition of the continued success of Emirates SkyCargo is a great honour.”

Emirates SkyCargo received the awards at a time of continuing growth. A fourth Boeing 777F joined its fleet earlier in 2012, taking its dedicated fleet to eight aircraft, with a further nine Boeing 777Fs on order.

Since January 2012, Emirates has introduced services to eight new destinations: Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, Dublin, Dallas, Lusaka, Harare, Liege and Seattle. It will also launch flights to Ho Chi Minh City in June, Lisbon and Barcelona in July, and Washington DC in September.

Emirates SkyCargo currently serves a route network of over 120 destinations from its Dubai hub, spanning six continents across the globe.

The Cargo Airline of the Year 2012 awards are organised by trade magazine Air Cargo News and attract votes from freight forwarders around the world. The awards are the only event where the British International Freight Association audits and approves the votes cast.

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Emirates SkyCargo Transporting Record Levels Of Freight Between South America And Its Global Network

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, one of the fastest growing international airlines, has transported more than 25,000 tonnes over the past year on the burgeoning trade lanes between South America and points across its global network.

Operating to more than 120 destinations, Emirates SkyCargo has been connecting businesses to more and more international trade opportunities after strengthening its commitment to the region with the launch of a new linked passenger flights from Buenos Aires-Rio de Janeiro to Dubai – the only non-stop service from Rio to the Middle East and fastest route to Asia – and increasing the frequency of its Sao Paulo freighter service.

Companies from Brazil and Argentina – as well as a significant number from Chile and Colombia through connecting interline flights – benefited from the addition in September of a third weekly freighter service from Viracopos-Campinas International Airport, increasing the weekly capacity on the route by 33% to 620 tonnes.

Emirates SkyCargo carried more than 20,000 tonnes over the last 12 months on Boeing 777Fs, the most modern, technologically advanced large freighter in operation, which offer customers enhanced levels of flexibility and reliability.

“Our expanded services in the region have not only boosted trade levels with the UAE, but also with South America’s main Far East business partners, such as China, Hong Kong and Japan, and a multitude of European countries,” said Ram Menen, Emirates’ Divisional Senior Vice President Cargo, in Sao Paulo at Intermodal, an event for trade, logistics, transport and international cargo handling businesses.

“Brazil is already recognised as an economic power and we hope to help it become even stronger by contributing to the growth of its import and exports industry. Currently, Emirates SkyCargo can connect South American businesses to 32 points in Europe, 19 in the Far East and Australasia and a further 22 in Africa, where there is also huge potential for economic growth.

“With five years’ experience of operating in South America we also have a strong understanding of the marketplace and the requirements of our customers, who benefit from our ever-expanding network and a reliable fleet, which becomes stronger almost every month as we take delivery of the 230-plus aircraft we have on order,” added Menen.

Since the daily Rio de Janeiro-Buenos Aires passenger service started on 3rd January, more than 1200 tonnes of cargo have been transported, with pharmaceuticals, machine parts and fresh fruits and fish being carried to Dubai and onward to European destinations such as France, Italy, Germany, Portugal and the UK, while in the Far East Hong Kong and China have been the key trading partners. Commodities going in the other direction include electronics, car parts and furniture.

In addition to the belly-hold capacity of the Rio de Janeiro-Buenos Aires flights operated by a Boeing 777-300ER, Emirates SkyCargo has been offering freight space since 2007 on a daily passenger service between São Paulo Guarulhos International Airport and Dubai, also operated by a Boeing 777-300ER. During the past 12 months more than 4000 tonnes have been transported.

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Emirates SkyCargo expands North American operation

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, one of the fastest growing international airlines, is expanding its North American operation, increasing trade opportunities between U.S. businesses and its global network.

After the launch of daily passenger service from Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) and Seattle-Tacoma (SEA) International airports from 2nd February and 1st March respectively, Emirates SkyCargo will connect seven points in North America with trade prospects in more than 100 destinations worldwide.

“Our daily, non-stop flights from DFW and SEA will offer the fastest routes to the Middle East and beyond,” said Ram Menen, Emirates’ Senior Divisional Vice President Cargo. “We look forward to helping more American firms enhance their trade ties not only with the UAE, but also with markets in parts of South Asia, such as China, South Korea and Japan, and numerous points throughout Emirates’ extensive network in India and Africa.”

Air cargo being transported on Emirates’ flights departing the U.S will be handled at the airline’s Cargo Mega Terminal, housed at its state-of-the-art hub at Dubai International Airport (DXB), a location within eight hours of two-thirds of the world’s population.

“When combined with the efficiency of one of the youngest fleets in the skies, unrivalled ground-handling facilities, and the very latest information technology at our Cargo Mega Terminal, Emirates SkyCargo is the ideal partner for Dallas/Fort Worth and Seattle-based businesses as they look to boost trade,” added Menen.

The airline’s expansion will help facilitate the growth of trade in the Seattle metropolitan area that produced US$ 24.2 billion in total exports and US$2.7 billion in United Arab Emirates exports in 2008 and 2009 respectively. Texas exports to the UAE also expect significant growth, having reached over $1.7 billion in 2009 – an increase of more than 192 per cent since 2002.*

International cargo being exported from Dallas/Fort Worth will include oilfield equipment, electronic parts, computers, cell phones, medical equipment and pharmaceuticals; heading for markets across the Emirates network, from the UAE to Australia, India and Uganda. Leading import commodities such as communications equipment, automotive components, apparel and fabrics will come from a range of markets including Taiwan, Japan, Sri Lanka and Saudi Arabia.

Exports on the Seattle route are expected to include fresh fruits and vegetables, electrical equipment and machinery, as well as medical equipment and aircraft parts, which will be transported to the UAE and surrounding destinations in the Middle East. China and South Korea will also be key trading partners, with leading imported commodities set to consist of electronic equipment, footwear and apparel.

Emirates’ DFW and SEA services join existing operations from New York (JFK), Houston (IAH), Los Angeles (LAX) and San Francisco (SFO), as well as Toronto (YYZ) in Canada, further strengthening trade ties between North America, the UAE and points throughout Emirates’ network of 121 destinations, which will be bolstered in coming months with a further three routes – Seattle (1st March), Ho Chi Minh City (4th June), Barcelona (3rd July) and Lisbon (9th July).

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Fretbay Online Transport Marketplace – Making UK Routes Green And More Environment-Friendly

FretBay (https://fretbay.com) the first FREE European Online transport marketplace, providing reliable cheap transport and logistic solution to individual users and companies declared 2012 as a year that will make United Kingdom routes more environment friendly and clean.

While talking to media FretBay elaborates it’s expansion plans of offering UK transporters with a new online system that will provide real time enhanced route planning facilities helping in optimizing truck capacities.

The system will help transport service providers and couriers in optimizing the partial filled vehicles on a given route. Over 25% of lorries run completely empty of cargo and over 50% run only part-full.

Answering how this will happen, FretBay spokesperson explained that the site offers it’s users to post FREE transport demands as listings.

The transport demand can be for anything to anywhere at anytime .The most common listings are the requests for transport for motorbikes, cars, boats, furniture and house hold stuff, pianos, electrical and machinery equipments, agricultural and industrial machinery, horses and full home or office removals . These transport listings are immediately visible to member transporters and they can offer their transport quotes in real time.

The users are free to accept any transport offer at any time. Users can consult profiles of transporters before accepting thier offers. The profile contains rating and feed back of transporters left my users who did business with them in the past thus helping users to identify reliable transporters. FretBay encourages professional and declared transport service providers on site.

This helps not only in finding cheap shipping solution but helps in reducing deadly gases that are major cause of pollution.

A recent survey conducted by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders showed 31% of the UK ‘s 3.5 million lorries failed to meet Euro-3 emission standards. Road freight especially is under pressure, in the UK new emission regulations and taxations could see an average transport service company’s operating costs increase dramatically.
The recent environment talks in Durban have underlined the increasing importance placed on reducing climate change. This build up further pressure on road haulage companies to meet environment friendly commitments.

Though it is difficult in the time of crisis for a shift to environment friendly vehicles for most of the transport firms, however, it is still possible to make full use of trucks capacities to avoid unnecessary trips on roads.

FretBay system will play key role in optimising these vehicles by providing real-time grouping opportunities and by providing loads for empty returns. Transport and haulage companies can consult transport demands and loads in real time and can optimize their trips in last minutes.

FretBay is inviting all UK and European transport service providers to take part in this environmental program and. No subscription fee or long term engagement is demanded.

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Emirates SkyCargo Transports Its Heaviest Ever Item

Emirates SkyCargo came to the rescue of a ship undergoing repairs when it transported a 36-tonne rudder part – the heaviest single item ever carried by the freight division of Emirates Airline.

The rudder stock, which measured 9.16 metres long and 1.05 metres wide, was required for urgent repairs to a vessel at Dubai Dry Docks.

The part – tailor-made by Korean steel manufacturer Taewoong – would normally be transported by sea, but a quick solution, namely use of an air courier, was required to reduce the cost of the ship being out of service.

In conjunction with Dubai-based charter broker Air Charter International, it was transported on a Boeing 747-400F Emirates freighter from Seoul to Dubai and tested ground-handling operations at both airports to the fullest.

“Transporting a piece of air cargo this heavy requires the highest degree of care and special handling,” said Hiran Perera, Emirates’ Senior Vice President Cargo Planning & Freighters. “Two cranes capable of lifting 50 tonnes each, along with two high loaders were required, while more than 30 workers in both Seoul and Dubai made sure the intricate loading operation went smoothly.

“Precision planning and the combined expertise of everyone involved at Emirates SkyCargo, dnata, Air Charter International and Atlas Air was crucial to this success of this project,” added Perera. “This is testament to our commitment to meeting even the most challenging customer requirements. We are also committed to facilitating international trade, so it is particularly satisfying that we will have contributed to the vessel’s quick return to service.”

“With our client’s needs at the forefront of our efforts, it is crucial to be able to rely on a good partner,” said Ms Claire Brugirard, Commercial Manager at Air Charter International. “We were very pleased with the performance of Emirates SkyCargo in completing this project successfully.”

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National Transport, LLC Offers Car Shipping Rates for Your Cross Country Move

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Emirates SkyCargo Celebrates Start Of New Freighter Service

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates Airline, yesterday celebrated the inaugural service on its new Far East and Australasia freighter route.

The weekly air cargo service, operated by its new Boeing 777 freighter, will fly Dubai-Singapore-Sydney-Hong Kong-Dubai, providing the key trading points with additional connectivity to Emirates’ Dubai hub, which can link businesses to the 114 destinations on the carrier’s network.

The Boeing 777F – which touched down for the first time in Sydney on 12th September – has the capability to carry up to 103 tonnes of freight.

“This new route not only bolsters capacity, it provides our customers with more options and increased trade opportunities,” said Hiran Perera, Emirates’ SVP Cargo Planning & Freighters.

“We currently transport cargo in the belly-hold of 126 passenger flights a week between Dubai and Australia, as well 28 Hong Kong flights and 42 Singapore flights, and the freighter – with a wide main deck door – will increase our ability to carry oversized shipments,” added Perera.

“This takes our import capacity to Australia to 1370 tonnes per week and, in these uncertain economic conditions, is further testament of our commitment to facilitating international trade for businesses in the region.”

The inaugural fligh – which carried 100 tonnes of cargo, including medical equipment, diagnostics, spare parts, textiles and clothing – was met by Greg Johnson, Emirates’ Cargo Manager Australia, and Alex Barkway, Emirates’ Cargo Manager New South Wales.

“The addition of a dedicated freighter service is a major milestone in Emirates SkyCargo’s growth in Australia, and offers new possibilities for expansion into other areas of air cargo transport,” said Johnson. “With the high Australian dollar driving up imports, this new flight will also provide us with much needed additional capacity into the market.”

EK9920 will depart Dubai every Sunday at 20:35 and touch down in Singapore at 07:55 the following day. The B777F will then depart at 09:00 and complete its outbound journey at 18:30 when it touches down at Sydney International Airport.

The return service, EK 9921, will depart Sydney every Monday at 21:30 and land in Hong Kong at 04:35 on Tuesday. Departing Hong Kong at 07:35 as EK 9865, the service will then terminate in Dubai at 10:35.

With a long-range flying capacity and technologically advanced General Electric (GE) engines, the Boeing 777F provides greater flexibility than any other freighter aircraft currently in operation. It maintains the lowest fuel burn of any comparable sized aircraft, consuming nearly 18 per cent less fuel than today’s freighters.

Emirates SkyCargo introduced its first Boeing 777F in March 2009. In December 2010, it operated its longest ever non-stop flight on the Boeing 777F; 17.5 hours from Sydney to New York. Emirates is the largest operator of Boeing 777 aircraft in the world, with 91 in its fleet currently.

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