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Excess Baggage Company Launches New Airport Services

Excess Baggage, one of the world’s leading baggage shipping companies, has announced the launch of a number of new services at airports across the country.

The specialist shipping firm currently provides services at many of the UK’s major airports such as Heathrow and Gatwick, along with large shopping centres such as Westfield Shopping Centre and major train stations owned by Network Rail and Southern Rail.

In a bid to make better use of the company’s highly trained staff, Excess Baggage has begun offering a range of concierge services at airport arrival and departure locations. In arrivals, customers can now come to Excess Baggage to organise hotel reservations, flower deliveries and tour and taxi bookings. Mobile telephones and SIM cards are now available for purchase from Excess Baggage shops, and staff also offer a duty free shop and ship service

A range of new services have also been made available in departures, including lounge access and information desk services. A range of duty-free options have also been designed, such as online purchasing and duty free fulfilment.

The company currently offers a wide variety of concierge services including luggage storage, domestic and international luggage delivery, lost and found stations and more. Excess Baggage also has its own line of retail outlets selling travel accessories and goods in airport arrival and departure lounges all over the country.

David Elliott, chairman of Excess Baggage, said: “We are very excited about the additional services that we have recently rolled out and are certain that current and prospective clients will find them incredibly useful.

“We are also confident that all of these services will help airports to boost revenue from duty free sales.”

All of the services that Excess Baggage has developed will be available to customers either online or direct from the airport. Any products that are bought through Excess Baggage’s shop and collect service can either be picked up from a convenient location within the airport, or delivered to the airport lounge or any other location in the EU. By offering these services they plan to make shipping to Australia or luggage shipping to any worldwide destination becomes a more convenient task.

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Hike Metal Announces HIKE30 Series Commercial Patrol Workboat 2011 Expansion Line

Hike Metal, the Preferred Custom Commercial Workboat supplier to the Police, Sheriff and law Enforcement Departments around the world, has announced their 2011 HIKE30 Series Commercial Workboat line expansion. Our HIKE30 Series Workboats are known as the “Workhorse” of the Commercial Boatbuilding Industry “Heavy Duty Workboats”. For 2011, Hike Metal has expanded the HIKE30 Series in 2 ft increments out to 38 ft, and every one of our 30 Series Workboats comes with our 10 year written warranty. We maintain the flexibility to customize to desired lengths.

The different working environments of the variety of law Enforcement Agencies around the world require flexibility in length, and we launched our 2011 HIKE30 Series to meet their demand. Our 25 plus years of time tested and proven precision engineering and production processes for the manufacture of our HIKE30 Series allowed us to standardize our 2 ft increment extended builds. There is quite a difference when you compare the vast patrol, search and rescue conditions in the Florida Keys or along the coasts of the Caribbean and South America to that of the rivers, lakes, bays and harbors of the world, and we know, because we deliver to them all.

Our streamlined and proven Hike Hull with its 18 degree modified V, precision engineered reverse chines, Lift Strakes and its low coefficient of drag is standard on all HIKE30 Series. We manufacture one of the most agile Workboats in the industry, and our precisely engineered Hike combination brings theHIKE30 Series 30 – 38’s up on plane and up to top speeds quickly, just like a Quarter Horse, and in a variety of sea, lake, river and harbor conditions.

The HIKE30 Series 10 year warranty is the Commercial Workboat standard for Hike, and our patented and proven “Harmonic Vibratory Stress Relief Process”; a process performed during the structural welding, that minimizes the inherent weld distortion, cracking and residual hull stress found in conventional boat and shipbuilding manufacturing processes. Our patented process consistently delivers extended service life. Every weld is performed by our highly skilled welders, who are all Canadian Welding Bureau (CWB) certified.

Our Hike Metal ship and boatbuilding factory manufactures a variety of Workboats outside of the Law Enforcement Industry, which bolster our over-all Custom Commercial Boatbuilding performance. We are also a preferred supplier to the Fire Departments around the world for their Fire-Boats, like the heavy duty 90′ NFPA Type III Fire-Boat recently delivered to the Chicago Fire Department (CFD), and the 90 ft Custom Class “A” Fire-Boat delivered to the Baltimore City Fire Department. We build many types ofCustom Commercial Work-Boats, such as “Self-Righting” Search and Rescue Boats (SAR) and Hovercraft for the Coast Guard and Custom Jet Boats like the 49” RIB delivered to the Blue Heron Company this July 4 th weekend for their Toberbory and Flower Pot Island tours, they even christened it the “Flower Pot Express”.The Hike Team takes pride in every boat, ship and vessel we build and deliver,and we’re proud to expand our rugged HIKE30 Series work boats to meet the demands of the Law Enforcement Agencies who protect and preserve our water ways around the world, and we provide every bit of personal safety and protection for them in every Workboat we deliver.

Hike Metal specializes in unique and complex high quality projects ranging from Coast Guard self–righting SAR’s, Vessels and Hovercraft, Fire and Police Department Fire Boats and Patrol Boats, Car and Passenger Ferries, Tug, Tow and Pilot Boats, RIB Boats, Fishing, Diving and Research ships. We are Master Ship and Boat builders.

Our modern waterfront shipyard and factory is strategically located on the North shores of Lake Erie, facilitating the complete construction of vessels up to 100 ft under climate controlled cover while enabling a full program of sea trials prior to delivery. Hike has delivered many turn-key custom commercial steel and aluminum boats and ships to governments, municipalities and private sectors around the world, including the USA, Canada, Central and South America, the Caribbean and Middle East.

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New Internationalremovals.co.uk Set to Help International Movers Make Their Journey Much Easier and Care-Free

With the launch of the InternationalRemovals.co.uk, the Excess International Movers Ltd. Website looks set to make international moves and emigrations to popular locations such as Australia, New Zealand and the USA a much less daunting prospect.

Many UK residents have upped sticks and moved overseas either for work, to live near family or for other reasons and the process has often been described as laborious, time consuming and difficult. With the launch of this site though, wherever in the world that customers are looking to move to, they can easily cover every aspect of their move by contacting International Removals in advance to arrange procedures.

As a division of the respected Excess International Movers Ltd, Visitors to the internationalremovals.co.uk website are faced with not only a secure and affordable luggage and possessions shipping service but many other complimentary services that some people may not have considered such as money transfers and even car shipping.

David Elliott, Chairman of Excess International Movers praised the new site launch saying, “With Internationalremovals.co.uk we have aimed to cover absolutely every element of a big move overseas.

“The issue many of the people we’ve spoken to about moving abroad is the amount of additional work and number of companies they need to contact as a part of their move. This is why we have sought to bring it all under one service on the new website”

International removals no longer purely involves shipping suitcases, more people are looking for additional shipping services that can handle furniture, vehicles and even family pets. International Removals has each of these as well as other points to consider such as claiming any tax back from the UK government if you are owed any when you leave.

With over 30 years of experience the Excess International Movers Company is a leading brand when it comes to helping people move abroad, and with the new overseas removals service customers can make their move much more convenient and affordable. Free quotes can be gained by visiting www.internationalremovals.co.uk with attractive rates on many popular services including shipping to USA, overseas removals to Australia and many other destinations.

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Popular Shopping Service Cloakroom Co. Enters Online Arena

London ‘shop and drop’ sensation Cloakroom Co. has launched a new website to help its growing customer base learn more about its baggage storage and cloakroom services.

The ingenious company, based at Westfield shopping centre in White City, has experienced incredible demand for its secure shopping storage options since launching in January.

New website Cloakroom.co has already proved to be a hit, with shoppers flocking to find out how to enjoy a lighter, hassle-free trip to their favourite stores.

Instead of carting around your previous purchases all day – resulting in sore arms and short tempers – for a small fee you can leave your excess baggage with the experienced professionals at Cloakroom Co. while you enjoy your day.

It also avoids the risk of unaccompanied baggage, as it is easy to put down bags and forget about them while you examine electronic products or try on new outfits.

As part of leading luggage shipping business Excess Baggage Company, which was established in 1983 and delivers a wide range of services at major airports such as London Heathrow, London Gatwick and Manchester, the team behind Cloakroom Co. has reassuringly strong experience in handling and storing people’s treasured possessions.

David Elliot Chairman of Excess Baggage, said: “In tune with our stress-relieving practical services, our online presence is very accessible and gives you all the information you need quickly and clearly.

“It features full details of our luggage storage options and also further explains our delivery service, which arranges for shopping or general luggage to be shipped directly to a shopper’s home or hotel, to avoid an inconvenient struggle on the Tube or bus.”

Excess Baggage Company’s lost property and lost and found services are provided to a number of operators including Gatwick Airport Ltd, Manchester Airport Group, Network Rail and Southern Rail. Additional options include luggage shipping, left baggage and retail travel baggage.

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Excess International Movers Launch New Service For Hassle Free Moves

There are thousands of UK expats who shut up shop overseas and head homewards annually. They usually engage a foreign removal company to do the move, sometimes at significant cost. The problem is that once they have left their foreign domicile they have little or no control of the move, or leverage on the foreign moving company that they have chosen.

That’s where Excess International Movers come in. As one of the largest importers of household goods in the UK, Excess have tried and tested networks of agents worldwide, and through their agent network they are able to arrange the best quality move, at the most competitive price.

Excess International Movers, www.excess-international.com, have just launched a new service where they take all the hassle out of the move, and deal direct with the overseas removal company, on the client’s behalf. The client is quoted one final, ‘all in price’ for the move into the UK (or anywhere else on the planet), and Excess International Movers take care of all the paperwork and organisation. Excess International’s ‘Move Home’ service has been hailed as one of the most innovative developments in International Moving. Excess International Movers are one of the UK’s top ten International removals organisations with over 30 offices nationally, and they are able to organise any move back to the UK for expats whether they are heading home from LA, Tokyo or Dubai. As members of the International Movers Federation (FIDI), and the International Association of Movers (IAM), they are always able to source the best and most reliable agent depending on clients’ requirements and budget whether you require Removals to Australia or USA Removals services.

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Excess Baggage Company Introduce Express Overnight Luggage Services

Excess Baggage Company has developed a new overnight luggage service for shipments within the UK and Europe. The service is designed to allow airline passengers to travel light and send their baggage overnight, perfect for destinations such as luggage shipping to France.

It is particularly suited to airline passengers and those who would normally be charged a premium to take their excess baggage with them on board by airlines like Ryanair and Easyjet, as well as British Airways, Air France, KLM and Lufthansa. The charges made by airlines for luggage beyond the 20kg allowance ranges from £20/kg and up, depending on the airline carrier and route. An average suitcase from London to Dublin, above the allowance, would cost around €400 with the airline. Excess Baggage Company’s easy to use service allows the passenger to dispatch his luggage in advance for 24/48 hour door to door delivery on many routes for a fraction of this price.

Excess Baggage Company, www.Excess-Baggage.com have traditionally specialised in Intercontinental Baggage Moving to destinations like shipping to Australia, NZ, South Africa and SE Asia with shipping Freight to China as well, and it is hoped that this new product will help travellers who need to move their baggage at short notice door to door.

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Excess International Movers Makes Shipping Possessions Easier For Migrants

With the current economic recession still holding down house prices, and making it difficult to sell, Excess International Movers have come up with a new service to assist migrants. Normally migrants heading for Australia, New Zealand, or Canada; the traditional migration destinations, have their furniture and household goods packed in 20 foot or 40 foot shipping containers for transit via container vessel to their new home.

Excess International Movers Makes Shipping Possessions Easier For Migrants

Excess International Movers are now offering shippers the opportunity to store their goods in the UK for up to twelve months at half price, providing that the goods are all then eventually shipped. On top of this, Excess are offering a discount ‘large baggage/small shipment’ service for immediate necessities, for those who put their households into store. Excess will ship up to two cubic metres door to door to any major city in Australia, New Zealand or Canada for a flat rate of £500* f r o m the London area (small surcharge outside London). That’s a whopping sixteen tea chests equivalent!

The price includes supply of cartons, plus delivery, and collection once the boxes have been packed. Excess have worked with their major agents overseas to provide this special discount service for shippers. Companies like Grace Removals and Kent Moving in Australia and the Moving Company and Transworld Removals in New Zealand were happy to assist to give migrants that extra fillip to assist them in setting up their new homes down under.

To use this service, would be migrants should contact Excess International Movers (www.excess-international.com) 0800 524 4388 at the first available opportunity, to allow a viewing and estimation to be arranged for their household goods. Excess will send out a specially trained estimator, who will assess the volume of the international removals shipment, and provide advice on what to take and what not to take. The estimator will help the migrant decide what are necessities, and what can be put into temporary storage, and take them through all the customs, quarantine and shipping regulations, that they are likely to come up against. After this, it a simple matter of accepting the quotation, and arranging for Excess International Movers’ well trained and experienced removalists to come and pack the shipment for export; crating goods as required, and loading them into an air ride truck for delivery into storage. Goods that are urgently needed can also be collected at this point (or later), and then shipped by air or by sea to coincide with the owner’s arrival in their new country.

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Staveley Head One Of The Country’s Leading HGV Insurance Providers Has Said That It’s Possible The Haulage Industry May Be The New Barometer To Assess Fluctuations In The Economy

A Staveley Head spokesman said “Traditionally it was always the motor manufacturing industry that was recognised as the barometer for any economic recession or recovery, but of course we no longer have sufficient motor manufacturing capacity in the UK on which to base an opinion. More recently it has been suggested that the building industry is the new barometer but the agricultural and general manufacturing industries combined contribute a far bigger percentage of the Gross Domestic Product than the building trade. It would seem logical that any function dependent on agriculture and manufacturing would be a more accurate indicator of deepening economic recession or recovery.”

“Hauliers would seem to be the obvious choice. Haulage facilities are needed by both agriculture and manufacturing to transport their produce. In a buoyant market the call for hauliers will increase and conversely in a declining market the need will diminish. Either way, hauliers will be among the first to feel the affect.”

“Due to our substantial involvement in truck insurance we areaware that hauliers are experiencing hard times, like so many other industries, and few are anticipating any upturn in the immediate future; but at least they have the comfort of knowing that when the ‘green shoots of recovery’ do finally arrive they should be among the first to benefit.”

If you want further information about this subject, want to compare HGV insurance or simply want a truck insurance quote Staveley Head will be pleased to assist.

Staveley Head is one of the country’s leading lorry insurance providers and will give you all the advice and assistance you need, including a very competitive truck insurance quote, if you log on to their website.

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Jungheinrich Presents Five Dealer Organizations With Its 2008 Elite Sales Award

Jungheinrich Lift Truck Corp., a world leader in the design and manufacture of industrial trucks, recently presented its Elite Sales Awards to five of its top-selling dealers for 2008. John Sneddon, Jungheinrich’s President, recognized the award recipients at a special event held in Chicago during the week of the ProMat 2009 show. The yearly awards are based primarily on sales volume.

Dealer Organization Award Winners

Jungheinrich’s #1 dealer and winner of the top award, the “Golden Gabelstapler” (Golden Forklift) trophy, was Montréal Hydraulique 04, Inc. of St.-Hubert, Quebec. The trophy was accepted by Jean Paré, the company’s General Director. Montréal Hydraulique also won the Golden Gabelstapler trophy in 2007.

Mid-Ohio Material Handling, Inc. of Brunswick, Ohio was named the #2 dealer and winner of the Silver Award. Art Sherwood, President, accepted his company’s award.

Hewitt Material Handling, Inc. of Concord, Ontario was named the #3 dealer and winner of the Bronze Award, which was accepted by Dave LeDuc, Sales Manager.

CFE Equipment Corp. of Norfolk, Virginia was recognized as Jungheinrich’s #4 dealer. Mark Mazonkey, Vice President of Sales, accepted their Honorable Mention Award.

Norlift of Oregon, Inc. of Portland, Oregon was recognized as Jungheinrich’s #5 dealer. President Tom Leslie accepted the Honorable Mention Award on his company’s behalf.

Each of the award recipients, along with their spouses, will enjoy a week-long trip in Barcelona, Spain, where they will visit the city’s cultural and historical hotspots as well as Jungheinrich’s local branch office. The group will be accompanied by Jungheinrich’s Executive Management.

Sales Manager Award Winners

In addition to the top Jungheinrich dealers, awards were presented to the top three Sales Managers of 2008. In no particular order, they are Eric Leclerc, Sales Manager at Montréal Hydraulique 04, Inc.; Frank Mezgec, Vice President of Mid-Ohio Material Handling, Inc.; and Frank Stevens, Sales Manager at Norlift of Oregon, Inc.

For more information on the 2008 Elite Sales Awards, contact Jungheinrich Lift Truck Corp., 5601 Eastport Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23231. Call: 804-737-7400. Fax: 804-737-7467. Or, visit the website at http://www.jungheinrich-us.com.

About Jungheinrich
Jungheinrich is the world leader in warehouse logistics technology. Founded over fifty years ago, the company has grown from its beginnings as a European manufacturer of materials handling equipment to an international supplier of industrial trucks, warehousing technology and materials-flow products. Today, it is a major supplier of forklift trucks around the globe, and offers a complete range of materials handling equipment, rack systems and services related to manufacturing logistics.

Jungheinrich’s growth has been due in large part to the high value it has always placed on leading-edge design and technological innovation. This is seen, for example, in the company’s proprietary 3-phase AC motor and controller technology, and in a host of productivity and ergonomic enhancements. Jungheinrich has more than 120 strategically-located service support centers and store operations in the U.S., and sales and service companies in countries around the industrialized world.

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Freight*Bus The Bus That Delivers!

‘On-Route’ is a radical new urban transportation system concept which would see a Freight*BUS™ optimise the carrying of passengers and freight, thereby tackling the problems of both congestion and pollution.

• The Freight*BUS has been designed with a zero-emission propulsion system able to accommodate either a battery fuel-cell system or small bio gas generator to maintain fully charged batteries. It also features other state-of-the art technologies such as distributed wheel motors and completely new inventions, like ceiling-suspended seating and a patent-protected pallet-less lifting and handling device. The ability to turn in its own length & ‘crab steer’ is great for tight fit bus stops & bus station manoeuvres.

• This avant-garde concept requires a whole new way of thinking about urban transportation systems; stakeholders are invited to help take this model to the next level.

A multi disciplined design specialist has come up with a radical urban transport proposal, called On-Route, which he believes tackles the two biggest problems caused by city-centre transport today; congestion and pollution. Hugh Frost’s Freight*BUS™ www.freight-bus.co.uk is an innovative new design that combines a passenger-carrying bus with that of freight haulage with the minimum of disruption to either service. It can be reconfigured in seconds by the conductor or driver to carry freight and passengers. Furthermore, passenger space & freight space can be easily adjusted to match demand.

Frost’s proposal was submitted to Transport for London (TfL)’s ‘A New Bus for London’ competition,’ which Mayor of London Boris Johnson launched earlier this year. Although the Freight*BUS was not the final winner of the competition, Hugh Frost, designer and concept originator of the On-Route system www.onroutebus.co.uk and the Freight*BUS still wishes to take his idea to the next level and is now looking for stakeholders to help him do this. These could be in the form of bus or commercial vehicle manufacturers who are interested in developing the Freight*BUS from conceptual state into a full-blown prototype; a municipality which would consider trialling the On-Route system, or stakeholder investors, such as venture capitalists that specialise in environmental transportation solutions.

“Taking London as an example, the most optimistic proposals put the average occupancy of its buses at 25%. However, our calculations show that for around four hours a day, their utilisation drops to as low as 20%,” Frost says. “Despite this, city authorities are tasked with increasing the numbers of vehicles, routes and service frequency to supposedly reduce congestion and improve services. My idea is to put our cities’ buses to good use by using them to provide an alternative city freight system at times of low passenger capacity utilisation. This could reduce the numbers of freight vehicles on city roads by as much as 30%. By using the buses to carry freight in the evening and overnight, the utilisation of these vehicles would be maximised, offering maximum return on investment (ROI) and substantially increased revenue from the vehicles. However, in order to fulfil this dual role, the entire concept of buses, as we know them today, needs to be revisualised.”

With this in the mind, the Freight*Bus has been designed to allow varying combinations of passenger & freight space to match demand. In full passenger configuration, it provides seating for up to 90 passengers – that’s 43 more than the bendy-bus and standing room for a further 40 passengers. With standing room only on the lower deck, it could accommodate 150 people with 52 seated. Meanwhile, in its full freight configuration the Freight*BUS is designed to accommodate 35 freight pods (equivalent to 35 europallets).

Loaded with other State-of-the-Art Technology

The Freight*BUS combines a number of completely new ideas, patents for which have already been applied, combined with leading-edge technology that is already proven in automotive applications or is undergoing extensive on-road trials.

The design of Freight*BUS will readily accommodate battery or fuel cell technology. The 200mm deep space in the main floor of the bus will house batteries or fuel cells and the accompanying hydrogen storage tanks (if required). Indeed, it is envisaged that when fuel cell technology is affordable, that the fleet could be easily switched to this propulsion system, while keeping the drive motors and control systems in place. Similarly, its re-configurable interior design could even be broadly applied to existing vehicles built with combustion engines. However, it is the designer’s view that the latest and emerging advances in battery technology will make the re-fit and the use of hydrogen and fuel cells unnecessary. Freight*BUS would also feature the very latest in other emission-saving technology , such as distributed wheel motors which can be as much as 50% more efficient that central motors.

With the latest battery technology, an 80% recharge is possible in around 1 minute. This could be done at bus stations or other major stops, with a recharge point built into key bus stops. These 1 minute recharges do not seriously affect battery life and can be performed within the duration of a standard stop. Alternatively, in the short term, the electric drive & battery storage system could be ‘hybridised’ with a small, efficient, clean burning LPG fuelled, 2 litre generator to top up batteries on the move. Adopting the all battery concept will enable off peak green energy to be stored in the vast reservoir of battery energy that would be created by large fleets of the Freight*Bus.

In respect of carriage versatility, seating is suspended from the ceiling and can be configured for almost any combination of passenger & freight space between these limits. This is achieved by designing the seating to be folded away. In fact, each 2 person seat (on both decks) can be folded into the ceiling in seconds. Seats are fixed to the ceiling through special anti-vibration mounts to improve ride quality. In terms of the vehicle’s freight-carrying capabilities, a pallet-less lifting & handling device is key to easy loading/unloading. Indeed, a crucial part of the interior design is a compact, low cost pod handling system, which has patent protection.

Route Consolidation

When looking at the idea of consolidation in relation to bus routes and passenger transport, Frost quickly realised that not only were there opportunities to improve bus routing & linking with other transport services and types using consolidation principals, but that there is an even bigger opportunity to use the buses for freight as well as passenger movement that would reduce the numbers of goods vehicles on city roads (especially light goods vans which are responsible for 15% of all UK carbon emissions from all forms of transportation) by as much as 50%. He remarks: “We looked at passenger & freight systems end to end and concluded that there is sufficient overlap to be able to build on and integrate existing infrastructure of both passenger & freight systems. However, it will be necessary to develop consolidation centres and cross-docks for freight movement, and hubs for passenger and freight delivery and collection. Many of these elements already exist and can be linked into existing infrastructure such as bus/rail stations & depots; haulage/sorting depots etc. Hubs would also be located at major bus stops, and concentrations of retail, commercial & light industrial units.

Frost points to studies which have already been carried out in London showing that the implementation of alternative freight systems, including the use of ‘Consolidation Centres’ in city areas can give exceptional results. One such study found a 68% reduction in construction vehicles entering the City of London for the project, an average journey time reduction of 2 hours, a circa 75% reduction of CO2 emissions, and a 10% reduction in local distribution journey times. The On-Route Bus supports the existing aims of the London Freight Plan as set out of in the Mayor of London’s existing Transport Strategy.

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Stena Line Has Won ‘Best Ferry Operator’ At The Scottish Passenger Association Awards

Stena Line, the leading ferry company, is celebrating another successful awards win after scooping the ‘Best Ferry Company’ title at the Scottish Passenger Awards, held at the Glasgow Hilton Hotel.

The win at the SPAA event, which was attended by 600 industry professionals from all over the UK, follows the company’s success at the at Northern Ireland Travel and Tourism Awards last month, where Stena Line walked away with the ‘Best Ferry/Shipping Company’ accolade for a record sixteenth time.

The continued success of the Belfast to Stranraer ferry route marks the end of a busy year for Stena Line, one which saw the opening of a new state of the art passenger terminal in Belfast and continued discussion with regards to the building of a new Scottish port at Old House Point near Cairnryan.

Stena Line’s Route Manager, Paul Grant, is delighted at the company’s double awards win.

“As always, it was very satisfying to take home the ‘Best Ferry/Shipping Company’ award from the recent NI Travel News event but to also come away with the equivalent accolade from the Scottish Passenger Association Awards is a real bonus after what has been an extremely busy year for Stena Line on the Belfast – Stranraer route,” Paul said.

“All our staff in every area of the business put in a tremendous effort to ensure that we have maintained the highest possible standards of customer care throughout a very a exciting year for Stena Line that has seen the opening of our fantastic new facility in Belfast and the refit of the Stena Line HSS,” continued Paul. “We are very proud of the quality of service we provide and it is wonderful to see our hard work recognised on both sides of the Irish Sea. I would like to thank all those who voted for Stena Line on both occasions,” he added.

Stena Line is the market leader on the Irish Sea, offering the biggest fleet and the widest choice of ferries from Ireland to Britain, including the Belfast to Stranraer, Dun Laoghaire and Dublin Port to Holyhead, Rosslare to Fishguard and Larne to Fleetwood ferry routes. The company carries over three million passengers on its Irish Sea routes each year, more than it’s rival ferry operators combined.

About Stena Line:
In the UK alone, Stena Line offers over 30 daily crossings on its five different routes to Ireland (Stranraer to Belfast, Fleetwood to Larne, Holyhead to Dublin, Holyhead to Dun Laoghaire and Fishguard to Rosslare) and two daily ferries to Holland on its Harwich Hook of Holland route, providing fast efficient crossings with excellent onboard services and facilities.

Stena Line‘s route network consists of 18 strategically located ferry routes throughout Europe. Stena Line has a modern fleet with a total of 34 vessels including fast ferries (HSS), traditional combi-ferries, RoPax ferries for freight and passengers, and pure cargo ships.

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Stena Line Has Been Voted The Top Ferry Company In Northern Ireland For A Record 16th Time

Stena Line was presented with the accolade of the ‘Best Ferry/Shipping Company’ at The Northern Ireland Travel and Tourism Awards.

Northern Ireland Travel News has been organising the awards for the past 17 years, and this year’s ceremony was held in the Slieve Donard Resort and Spa in Newcastle and presented by broadcaster Craig Doyle.

Paul Grant, Stena Line’s manager for the Belfast to Stranraer ferry route, collected the glittering Tyrone Crystal trophy.

“I am absolutely delighted that Stena Line has won the Best Ferry Company title for the 16th time and all of us at Stena Line feel honoured that the work we undertake to provide the best service for our customers has been recognised once again,” said Paul.

“To win this accolade is recognition that the high standards we set ourselves have impressed our customers and indeed the awards judges. We are particularly pleased to have won this title as it comes on the back of receiving the Star Ferry Company title for an amazing 12th consecutive year at the Travel Bulletin Awards in London,” he added.

Stena Line is the market leader for ferries on the Irish Sea, offering the biggest fleet and the widest choice of routes from Ireland to Britain, including Belfast to Stranraer, Dun Laoghaire and Dublin Port to Holyhead, Rosslare to Fishguard and Larne to Fleetwood ferry routes. The company carries over three million passengers on its Irish Sea routes each year, more than its rival ferry operators combined.

About Stena Line:
In the UK alone, Stena Line offers over 30 daily crossings on its five different routes to Ireland including ferries to Belfast, Larne, Dublin, Dun Laoghaire and Rosslare as well as two daily ferries to Holland on its Harwich to Hook of Holland route, providing fast and efficient crossings with excellent onboard services and facilities.

Stena Line’s route network consists of 18 strategically located ferry routes throughout Europe including ferries to Northern Ireland. Stena Line has a modern fleet with a total of 34 vessels including fast ferries (HSS), traditional combi-ferries, RoPax-ferries for freight and passengers, and pure cargo ships.

Stena Line’s rail and sail product to Ireland offers customers a seamless service from various train stations to destinations in Ireland including Dublin, Dun Laoghaire and Rosslare by joining forces with Arriva, Virgin Trains and First Great Western. Trains stop just a short walk away from the ferry check-in desks and are timed to connect to selected ferry services.

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Phoenix Machinery Movers wants to add your organization to their long list of satisfied customers!

Phoenix Machinery Movers knows the benefits of having the right tools for the job in the machinery moving industry. The right tools go beyond trucks, cranes, lift trucks and specialized moving equipment. Experience may be the most important asset in the industry and you can be confident that our employees have the “on the job” rigging know-how. We are continually upgrading and training our employees’ skills. At Phoenix, we know that the future depends on our investment in people.

Our heavy machinery experience has awarded us with an excellent reputation throughout the heavy hauling industry. Whether you need a machine moved within your plant, or you are relocating your entire plant across the country, our machinery experts are prepared for the challenge. Our project leaders not only manage the removal, transportation, and setup of your machines, but they also ensure the timely construction of your new plant including the proper foundations & pits. We provide turnkey solutions in mechanical, electrical, piping (hydraulic, air, & water), rigging, millwright services, machinery moving & heavy hauling.

Phoenix Machinery Movers maintains its high standards by keeping up-to-date with machinery manufactures’ specifications. We are authorized installers for many of the well known machine builders. Rest assured that your project is in good hands with one of the few manufacturer recommended machinery installers. Our personnel can disassemble, package, haul, and reassemble your machines based on the manufacturers’ specifications. At Phoenix Machinery Movers our employees meet or exceed both MUST and OSHA 30 Certifications.

We pride ourselves with our investment in heavy hauling & machinery moving equipment. We employ an entire team of qualified mechanics. Our safety records prove our commitment to excellence. Proper maintenance not only ensures safety, but also minimizes any downtime that may result in unnecessary repairs.

Our machinery moving services are not geographically limited to just the U.S. We have experience with our heavy hauling equipment in both Mexico and Canada. We also partner with other highly qualified machine rigging companies worldwide. Phoenix Machinery Movers is well established with several international shipping lines. We are prepared for your overseas crating, packaging and shipping. Let our experienced professionals deal with the red tape that comes along with customs and international brokerage.

For more information or to request a quote, please visit our website. http://www.phoenixmachinerymovers.com

 

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Continental First Federal becomes a major competitor to most banks and other lending institutions by offering better rates and terms to the Logistics Market

Continental First Federal, a National Lender, becomes a major competitor to most banks and other lending institutions by offering better rates and terms to the Logistics Market.

With over a decade of financing logistic vehicles across America and other equipment such as construction, excavating, logging, paving, etc. Continental First Federal is becoming recognized as a major competitor when it comes to matching rates and terms on financing any commercial equipment including municipal financing rates, which are currently being quoted at 4.14% for most cities and counties seeking financing on their equipment acquisitions. Their company motto is: “Let CFF Help You Grow Your Business”, as quoted by their Sr. VP.

The company can be contacted by calling toll free at: 1-800-998-8997

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Welcome to EPR Transportation & Logistics News

EPR Transportation & Logistics News is a new blog, part of EPR Network, that is going to be focused on and will be covering the transportation & logistics news and stories from press releases published on EPR Network.

EPR Network (EPR stands for express press release) is one of the nation’s largest press release distribution networks on Web. The EPR’s nationwide network includes 12 State based PR sites, one major PR forum and a number of industry specific PR blogs and what started as a hobby on Internet years ago turned out to be a rapidly growing business today. EPR Network is also known as one of the most trusted (human optimized, published, edited and monitored, spam/scam/low quality PR content free) PR sites on the web with more than 10,000 company and individual press releases distributed per month. EPR Network is putting your press releases on top of all major search engines’ results and is reaching thousands of individuals, companies, PR specialists, media professionals, bloggers and journalists every day.

EPR Network has thousands of clients around the world including global 500 corporations like Hilton Hotels, Barclays Bank, AXA Insurance, Tesco UK, eBay/Skype, Emirates, just to name a few. The network’s PR web sites are currently reaching from 150,000 to sometimes 500,000 unique visitors per month while our viral reach could possibly go to as much as 1M people per month through our presence across various social media sites. EPR Network was established in 2004 and as of May 2008 it had more than 800,000 press releases (pages) published on its network.

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