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BIBBY DISTRIBUTION’S CARBON FOOTPRINT SHRINKS FOR THIRD YEAR RUNNING Bibby Distribution’s CO2 emissions have shrunk for the third year running, thanks to an award-winning array of carbon-cutting initiatives.

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he 3PL’s annual carbon report has found that total CO2 emissions per km have dropped by a further 5.9 per cent on 2015, on top of the continuous improvement seen since 2013. The reduction in emissions is the result of a spectrum of smart initiatives that improve efficiency at every level. Bibby Distribution has also been recognised by the Freight Transport Association (FTA) as a sector leader, with the 3PL winning the FTA’s Leadership in Carbon Reduction Award in May. Andrew Mawson, Head of Safety, Health, Environment and Quality, Bibby Distribution, says: “Carbon emission reduction isn’t an ‘extra’ for Bibby Distribution. It’s at the heart of everything we do. Reducing CO2 means our fleet is working more efficiently. That’s the right thing to do, because it’s good for the environment, but it’s also better for customers, as it’s good business sense. We prioritise innovation, cut costs, and help ensure our customers can do business without costing the Earth.” The ongoing improvement has been delivered by several major projects introduced over the past two years. Dual-fuel vehicles have been introduced on high-mileage contracts, cutting individual emissions by 10 per cent, while the 3PL’s active participation in the

ongoing longer semi-trailer trial has seen Bibby Distribution conduct 8,400 fewer journeys without compromising on volume. Additionally, the introduction of a new type of tanker has cut fuel usage by 53 per cent during the process of collecting milk from farms, and all drivers across Bibby Distribution are now benefiting from individually tailored training, that uses the 3PL’s full fleet telematics to identify and eliminate inefficient driving practices. www.bibbydist.co.uk www.bibbygroup.co.uk

UK FIRST FOR MOVITHERM MIO SERIES

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hermal Vision Research brings award-winning MoviTHERM MIO Series to UK, instantly turning FLIR cameras into complete heat monitoring systems. Specialist stockist of thermal imaging technology, Thermal Vision Research (TVR) has just signed the first UK distributor deal for the award-winning MIO Series modules for FLIR cameras, with California-based thermography business MoviTHERM. TVR saw an opportunity to introduce this new technology to the UK market, potentially saving FLIR camera users thousands of pounds on acquiring and maintaining complex supporting infrastructure. Launched in April 2016 and already the winner of the Innovators Award 2016, the MoviTHERM MIO Series Intelligent I/O module turns FLIR cameras instantly into complete monitoring systems for fire detection. It’s available in two modules, one for FLIR AX8

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cameras and the other for FLIR A310f cameras both of which are used across a wide range of industry sectors throughout the UK. Matthew Clavey, director of Thermal Vision Research, said: “The MIO Series modules developed by MoviTHERM are a groundbreaking innovation for the thermal imaging industry. For the first time, thermal output can be monitored and warning triggers acted upon through a simple web-based interface – eliminating the need for a vast array of potentially unreliable supporting infrastructure. “The two compatible cameras, the FLIR AX8 and FLIR A310f, are popular recommendations for use where there might be issues with overheating such as plant or server rooms, fire protection installations, warehouse management or even waste disposal sites. And then, the functions of the MIO Series are simply immense – from accessibility via a smart phone, to connectivity across vast multi-camera networks. This really is a new opportunity and a bench mark in thermal imaging monitoring technology.” Each MIO Series module comes with eight digital alarm outputs and eight channels of 4 to 20mA outputs which can be assigned to any of the connected cameras. Up to seven cameras can be monitored through a single unit or the system can be scaled up for connection to over 100 cameras. Set up is straightforward using a built-in webserver and firmware can be upgraded when improvements are made using a simple download process. MoviTHERM is now promoting the product at exhibitions in the US, but on-site demonstrations can be arranged in the UK by calling 0333 200 4667 or visiting www.thermalvisionresearch.co.uk. Full product details and technical specifications can be found at www.movitherm.com.

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