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MTL (Myanmar Transport & Logistics Summit) 12-15 May, 2013 - Yangon PARKROYAL Yangon

Day 1 - [12 May, 2013 - Sunday] Pre-conference Workshop on Land in Myanmar - Legal Commercial & Practical Aspects 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm Workshop leader : Alessio Polastri, Karina Peng, Sebastian Pawlita from Polastri Wint & Partners Overview of the investment climate in Myanmar; Key-laws and regulations in Myanmar; Local partner and joint venture arrangement; How to secure land development rights?; How to boost your chances of securing land development rights; Key clauses in local land lease agreements; Overview of the fiscal regime in Myanmar; Income taxation of companies; Tax benefits; Double taxation agreements. Focus on securing land for industrial and logistics operations Day 2 - [13 May, 2013 - Monday] 08:00 Morning Registration & Refreshment 09:00 CMT’s Welcome 09:05 OPENING ADDRESS : HE. U Nyan Htun Aung, Union Minister Ministry of Transport 09:20 UPDATE ON NEW FOREIGN INVESTMENT LAW U. Aung Naing Oo, Director General Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) 10:00 TRANSPORT SECTOR MASTER PLAN INCLUDING DEVELOPMENT OF INLAND WATERWAYS / RIVER TRANSPORTATION - Upgrade of river transportation & development - Multimodal transport planning - Development of cold chain logistics U. Aung Ye Tun, Director - Dept of Transport Ministry of Transport 10:30 Discussion followed by Networking Refreshment


11:00 TRADE LIBERALIZATION IN THE WAKE OF AEC (ASEAN ECONOMIC COMMUNITY) 2015 - Trade policies update in preparation of AEC 2015 - Trade opportunities & challenges for Myanmar - Custom duties update U. Aung Soe, Director - Directorate of Trade Ministry of Commerce 11:30 CUSTOMS REGULATIONS & REFORMS - Avoiding delay and ensuring faster clearance Ms. Soe Soe Lwin, Assistant Director Myanmar Customs Department 12:00 LOGISTICS CHALLENGES IN MYANMAR - Ports & customs clearance challenges - Dry ports development - Cross border land transportation challenges - Progress of the multimodal transport law Capt. Aung Khin Myint, Chairman Myanmar International Freight Forwarders Association (MIFFA) 12:30 Discussion followed by Networking Refreshment 13:45 Afternoon Chairman’s Introduction 13:50 UPDATE ON LOGISTICS INFRASTRUCTURE SUPPORT IN MYANMAR a) PORT DEVELOPMENT U. Mya Than, Chief Engineer - Civil Engineering Myanmar Port Authority 14:20 b) RAIL NETWORK - Rail network expansion & upgrading plans - How rail network can improve logistics and distribution cost Senior Representative, Ministry of Rail Transportation 14:50 c) ROAD - Road projects to support integrated logistics movement - Interconnectivity for cross border trade U. Kyaw Linn, Managing Director of Public Works Ministry of Construction, Myanmar 15:20 | vol.06 | VI | APRIL- MAY 2013

d) AIRPORTS & AIR CARGO INFRASTRUCTURE - Update on Mandalay Aviation & Logistics Hub, including masterplan of Yangon & other airports - Meeting growing demand in air traffic U. Nay Win, Deputy Director - Dept of Civil Aviation Ministry of Transport 15:50 Discussion followed by Networking Refreshment 16:20 SECURING FUNDING FOR TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS - What to look out for & criteria to attract funding Mr. Oliver Goetz, Head o Transport & Infrastructure - Asia Rothschild (Singapore) Limited IFC’s PERSPECTIVE Mr. Ravi Bugga, Global Head of Transport IFC 16:55 CHANGING NATURE OF GLOBAL PORT AUTHORITIES AND HOW EMERGING MARKETS TRANSFORM THEIR PORTS - Lessons learnt - How Myanmar can engage with the global maritime community to explore opportunities & collaboration Mr. William Yang Lei, China Director Global Institute of Logistics 17:25 Discussion followed by End of Day Two 17:30 Networking Reception for all participants Sponsored by Networking Reception Sponsor Day 3 - [14 May, 2013 - Tuesday] 09:00 Chairman’s Introduction 09:10 THILAWA ECONOMIC ZONE PROJECT UPDATE Mr. Masaki Takahara, Executive Managing Director Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), Myanmar 09:40 GROWING YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN BUSINESS IN EMERGING MARKETS – CHALLENGES & OPPORTUNITIES - Penetrating emerging markets of

ASEAN, India & China - Challenges & opportunities - Expansion plans in ASEAN including Myanmar Mr. Sjaak de Klein, VP, Asia Road Network & GM YCH Thailand 10:10 SUPPLY CHAIN & LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT IN MYANMAR – CASE STUDY Dr. Myo Thant, General Manager Myanmar C.P Livestock Co. Ltd 10:40 Discussion followed by Networking Refreshment 11:10 PANEL DISCUSSION : BUILDING LOGISTICS AND SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT STRATEGY FOR THE OIL & GAS INDUSTRY 11:40 LEGAL FRAMEWORK IN SETTING UP A LOGISTICS AND SHIPPING OPERATIONS IN MYANMAR Mr. Tin Sein, Senior Associate Polastri Wint & Partners 12:10 OUTSOURCING, PARTNERSHIP & STRATEGIC ALLIANCE FOR COST EFFECTIVE SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT - Total logistics solutions Mr. Jan-Willem Adrian, Managing Partner EBI Consultancy 12:40 Final Discussion followed by Closing Lunch 13:50 End of Conference Site Visit to MITT (Myanmar International Terminal Thilawa) 14:00pm - 16.30pm Myanmar International Terminals Thilawa (MITT) is a multi-purpose container terminal located at Thilawa near the mouth of the Yangon River. The terminal offers a comprehensive range of safe, efficient and productive services to the shipping industry 24 hours a day, seven days a week. MITT is located just 16 kilometres from Yangon, the largest city in Myanmar and the country’s international trade portal, through which 90 percent of the nation’s maritime trade passes. The facility is also adjacent to the soon-to-be-developed Thanlyin-Kyauktan Special Economic Zone.

Day 4 - [15 May, 2013 - Wednesday] Full day workshop on 3P3 in Infrastructure Development in Myanmar Proper Project Preparation Public Private Partnership People, Personality, Perseverance Workshop Leaders David Wignall is a senior port professional. His experience as a senior port manager responsible for operations and development combined with fifteen years of providing consulting support within the industry, has allowed him to develop a well rounded understanding of the port and marine industry. His expertise stretches from economics and feasibility through to day to day operations. David has been responsible for directing research and consulting studies and providing management support for marine assets throughout the world. He has work in many countries in the world including: China, USA, United Kingdom, India, Russia, Germany, Spain, Thailand, UAE, Yemen, Brazil, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Kenya and Nigeria. David has presented more than thirty conference papers detailing projects and management research in the ports and shipping sector. Martijn Coopman has more than 15 years of Maritime Experience in designing, operating, managing and developing ports and terminals. He has a mechanical engineering background, majored in Port Logistics and has gained experience in all aspects of ports: commercial, operational, design and construction, shipping. After 3 years of building up a new Maritime Vietnam team, Mr. Coopman is currently Director Ports & Maritime South East Asia for Royal Haskoning DHV based in Singapore. He is project manager for port and terminal projects all over South East Asia including several projects in Myanmar. Oliver Goetz, Head of Transport & Infrastructure, Asia, Rothschild Structure 09:00 Getting the business model right and making it commercial - What are the characteristics of infrastructure projects? - What makes port project different from other infrastructure? - How do you create a business model that distributes these risks correctly? 10:00 Coffee/Tea Break 10:15 Traffic and revenue forecasting - What makes for a convincing traffic forecast? - How do you assess the potential revenues of a port project? - How reliable are port traffic forecasts and revenue forecast in comparison to other types of infrastructure?

11:00 Key legal and regulatory issues - What legal and regulatory issues really matter? - What needs to be done by the Government? - Are there “work around� options to achieve quick wins? 12:00 Networking Lunch 13:00 Understanding the engineering costs and risks - How much detail is required to achieve project start-up? - What are the major risk areas? - What approaches are appropriate to mitigate these risks? 14:00 Financial modelling and structuring - Why is financial modelling important? - How is financial modelling best addressed? - What is the appropriate level of detail? 14:30 Coffee/Tea Break 14:45 Public Private Partnerships - What is PPP? - What are the benefits? - How does the experience of other countries contribute to what may happen in Myanmar? 15:30 Case Study on Myanmar International Terminals, Thilawa (MITT) 16:00 How to prepare to market the project to co-investors and lending banks - What to you need to do to generate interest? - How do you create value at various stages through the project? - How do you protect yourself from the sharks? 16:30 Q&A session Ask the experts your problems Target Market The target market is entrepreneurs, executives, business developers and engineers who have an interest in developing ports, terminals and other infrastructure in Myanmar over the next five to ten years. Why Attend? Proper project preparation is critical to the development of successful development of infrastructure. Key professionals who have been involved in major port and infrastructure projects will provide an insight into how this is done and give insights into the difference between preparing successful projects and projects that fail to deliver. | vol. 06 | VI | APRIL- MAY 2013




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U-Freight Handles Ultra-Long Load U-Freight Group (UFL) brand, Dalian China Express International Transportation An ultra-long flat-bed truck was required for the cargo as well as a 70-tonne crane and other trucks, to handle the unloading of cargo directly from the has handled the shipment of very long cargo through Dalian Zhoushuizi AN-124 freighter at the apron of DLC airport. International Airport (DLC) that required airport authorities to temporarily remove a length of handrails to allow the safe handling of a very long flat- The company also arranged Customs clearance and final delivery to the cusbedded truck. tomer’s factory. The consignment, which arrived from Europe onboard a chartered Antonov Unloading and administrative matters, including Customs clearance, as well AN-124, was made up of seven items which weighed 66 tonnes in total and as the negotiations with the airport authorities, took a day before the conincluded two 30.5 m oil pipes. signment could leave on its road journey to the final destination. Dalian China Express was responsible for the ground handling at DLC before source : overland haulage to the client’s factory, a major Chinese oil company.

BIFA welcomes electronic air waybill approval The British International Freight Association (BIFA) welcomes the news that the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and International Federation of Freight Forwarders (FIATA) have recently approved the standard for the multilateral electronic air waybill, making numerous bilateral agreements between airlines and freight forwarders unnecessary. Airlines and forwarders can sign once with IATA and in effect enter into ewaybill agreements with all other parties to the agreement. “BIFA has long championed efforts to develop and promote greater adoption of a working e-AWB model,” says Peter Quantrill, BIFA Director General.

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“The multilateral standard helps smooth the way to remove the paper air waybill and improve e-AWB take up, as well as providing the legal framework to conclude air cargo contracts by electronic means. “It includes provisions for the consent to produce an e-AWB, the rights and obligations of the parties, and the confidentially and security of data. “Nothing in the agreement changes the airlines’ Conditions of Contract, nor mandates that either airlines or forwarders that participate in the multilateral agreement are obliged to conduct e-AWB activities with each other. It simply provides the platform to do so when the parties mutually agree to it.”

LOGISTICS TNT Express has taken note of the appeal by United Parcel Service Inc. (UPS) to the European Court of Justice regarding the 30 January 2013 decision of the European Commission (EC) to prohibit the proposed acquisition of TNT Express by UPS.

Menlo Establishes New Logistics Hub for Fox Head in Europe Californian based Fox Head, Inc. owns the action sports apparel and clothing brand, Fox, which is rapidly expanding its reach in the European market. Menlo Worldwide Logistics (Menlo) has recently established a new distribution centre for the company at its Eersel, (Netherlands) Logistics Centre.

TNT Express understands that the appeal is intended to clarify the EC’s legal assessment of the dynamics of the European express market. It does not imply a renewal or reconsideration of the previously proposed UPS offer. The merger agreement between TNT Express and UPS was terminated and the UPS offer was withdrawn following the EC decision in January 2013. TNT Express continues to focus on the execution of its updated strategy and profit improvement plan as announced on 25 March 2013.

During the last three decades, Fox has become an international leader in the youth lifestyle clothing market making the best motocross products source : money can buy. With multi-channel retail distribution demands the Fox TNT Express takes note of brand features fast-moving product lines that include protective gear and apparel for activity pursuits such as motocross, surfing, BMX and mountainof EC decision biking. Fox Head, Inc. is headquartered in Irvine, CA, with additional offices in Morgan Hill, CA, Calgary, Canada, and Barcelona, Spain. The Fox brand is the most recognized and best-selling brand of motocross apparel in the world today. After a review of their supply chain requirements Fox have now relocated their European distribution hub from the UK to Menlo’s Eersel Logistics Centre.

UPS appeal

Menlo, the global logistics subsidiary of Con-way Inc. (NYSE: CNW), will provide transport management services for inbound product and distribution to the Fox dealer network; inventory and warehousing management and order fulfilment and dispatch. The facility will utilize Fox’s voice recognition technology. Robby Dhesi, Fox’s Vice President of Operations emphasizes the importance of the voice picking system to supply chain efficiency, “Menlo’s flexibility and willingness to adopt our in-house voice recognition system for order fulfilment was critical to our decision to move to Eersel. We have been impressed with the improvements in the speed of order filling when utilizing the system in our US and European operations,” he said. “In addition, Since 1999 Kuehne + Nagel has been represented in Oman by the Khimji Menlo’s process-driven approach to creating savings, their lean philosophy Ramdas Group as its sales agent. The new joint venture company operates and Lean continuous improvement programs are consistent with the Fox under the global Kuehne + Nagel brand as Kuehne + Nagel LLC, is headculture.” quartered in Muscat and currently employs 16 people. It will provide local and international customers with integrated, IT based logistics solutions. In Menlo’s Business Development Director, Meaghan Diem feels the Fox busiline with the corporate strategy, Kuehne + Nagel will focus on customised ness win reaffirms Menlo’s expertise in the demanding fashion and apparel products for special industries. sector. “Our multi-client distribution centres throughout Europe together with our commitment to quality, customer service and innovation provide The Khimji Ramdas Group, a Muscat based family owned company, estabthe necessary flexibility that retail customers require to cope with changing lished in the year 1870, runs 30 business divisions with interests ranging market demands,” she said. from agency representations of world’s leading brands to trading and manufacturing. Now owned by the fifth generation of Khimjis, it employs Fox’s expansion to its European operation was supported by BOM Foreign around 3000 people and is strongly linked to the development and expanInvestments, a department of the Provincial Government of Brabant. BOM sion of the economic activity of Oman. provides a wide range of services to help foreign companies reach their European customers via the Netherlands and the province of Brabant, gaining Werner Kleymann, Regional Manager Middle East, Turkey and Central the best return on investment. Asia at Kuehne + Nagel: “This acquisition fits our objective to significantly expand our activities in Oman, one of the region’s key growth markets. At source : the same time, the establishment of a Kuehne + Nagel company in Oman underlines the exciting business opportunities in the Sultanate in light of the government’s economic development strategy as well as increasing Kuehne + Nagel strengthens its foothold in investments from the public and private sector.”

the Sultanate of Oman

Kuehne + Nagel took over 70 per cent of the shares of Univer- source : sal Freight Services Co. LLC from the Khimji Ramdas Group in the Sultanate of Oman. This strategic transaction will enable Kuehne + Nagel to make its foray into the Sultanate as majority shareholder of a joint venture. | vol. 06 | VI | APRIL- MAY 2013


DHL with new racking solution for ocean freight shipments DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist within Deutsche More stability and safety Post DHL, The racking system of DHL Double Decker containers is soldered to the container’s side wall to ensure stability and safety of goods. The double introduces a new sea freight solution called DHL Double Decker. The new deck can be mounted at different heights, depending on the cargo dimenproduct allows racking supported double stacking in standard 40 foot sions. Each of the maximum of nine platforms within a 40 foot carries up containers, which reduces cargo damage. Cost efficiency can be increased through up to 40 percent better equipment utilization at the same low risk to 1 ton of cargo. The product is especially attractive for companies that need to bundle and ship goods from multiple vendors in one specific counof cargo damages with single stacking. The new solution is available for DHL’s self-owned containers and currently run on the route between Hong- try or region on a regular basis Kong and Germany, as well as from Hong Kong and Shanghai to the US.

With immediate effect the Double Decker solution will be available for “The DHL Double Decker is an alternative solution for customers that used DHL’s Shipper’s Owned Containers through Danmar Lines, DHL Global to need two containers for non-stackable cargo, and now only need a single Forwarding’s own non-vessel operating common carrier for ocean freight products. Soon DHL Double Decker will be deployed on many other trade one. That’s especially attractive for companies that run container optimilanes which allow customer specific round trips. zation projects. As a side effect, both we and our customers improve our carbon footprint”, explains Andreas Boedeker, Global Head Ocean Freight, source : DHL Global Forwarding.

TRACE certification sends strong message for GAC Egypt Gulf Agency Company (Egypt) Ltd is the latest GAC company to become a member of anti-bribery body TRACE International, underlining its strong commitment to ethical corporate conduct.

GAC Egypt’s certification comes after a stringent due diligence review of every aspect of its operations and key managers, highlighting the company as a beacon of compliance and stability.

Managing Director Capt. Mohammed Badawi (pictured, holding the certificate) says: “TRACE certification is yet another recognition of our integrity, TRACE International, Inc. is a non-profit group that offers practical and cost-effective anti-bribery compliance solutions for multinational companies a reflection of our transparency as well as an endorsement to our Code of which are required to demonstrate transparent business practices regardless Ethics.” of pressure, local law or custom. source :

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LOGISTICS giant pandas through investments in research and conservation efforts. Currently, conservationists estimate that there are just over 2,000 giant pandas left in the wild. “We are honoured to have giant pandas, Er Shun and Da Mao, arrive at the Toronto Zoo and look forward to the opportunity of contributing to the survival of this beautiful species for generations to come,” said John Tracogna, CEO, Toronto Zoo. “The Toronto Zoo is thrilled to join the small group of countries and highly respected zoo organizations outside of China that have the conservation and research programs, professional expertise, and facilities to provide excellent care for a breeding pair of pandas.”

FedEx Makes Historic Panda Delivery to Toronto Zoo FedEx Express, the world’s largest express transportation company, has safely

FedEx Express has successfully transported a number of giant panda pairs, underscoring the company’s commitment to safely and securely transporting even the world’s most precious cargo: China to Paris, France (2012) China to Edinburgh, Scotland (2011) Washington, D.C., and Atlanta, USA, to China (2010) China to Memphis, USA (2003) China to Washington, D.C., USA (2000)

delivered two giant pandas from China to the Toronto Zoo following months of preparations and public anticipation. The giant pandas, breeding pair Er Shun (female) and Da Mao (male), made the journey from Chengdu, China, to the FedEx Express Canadian Hub at Toronto Pearson International Airport, aboard a specially branded MD-11 aircraft donated by FedEx. The pandas arrived at 10:47 a.m. EDT after an 18 hour trip. FedEx Express, the Toronto Zoo, and the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding collaborated extensively to ensure all necessary precautions were taken to provide a safe and comfortable flight for the pandas. Animal care experts were granted special flight privileges to accompany the pandas onboard the aircraft. Prime Minister Stephen Harper was airside to officially sign for Canada’s receipt of the giant pandas on a FedEx PowerPad handed to him by Lisa Lisson, president of FedEx Express Canada. “Today is significant for Canadians as it marks an important symbol of trade and diplomacy between our country and China. As the world’s global transportation leader, FedEx understands first-hand the opportunity and potential that comes with strengthened relationships and improved global connectivity—all of which is wrapped into the symbolism of today’s delivery,” said Lisa Lisson, president, FedEx Express Canada. “As excited as we are about facilitating this exchange between Canada and China, I can attest that all our 6,000-strong team of employees, from coast-to-coast, are as eagerly excited about the prospects of a giant panda cub being born on Canadian soil.” Following the arrival of FedEx Panda Express, Er Shun and Da Mao were transported by two FedEx Express trucks to Toronto Zoo where they will begin a five-year stay before transferring to Calgary. The specially-branded FedEx Express trucks will stay in service throughout the giant pandas’ stay in Toronto, delivering 600 to 900 kilograms of fresh bamboo supplies twoto-three times a week, courtesy of the Memphis Zoo.

Elemica’s Market Driven Supply Chain Solutions Focus on Customers & Set the Stage for Competitive Wins

Elemica, the leading provider of supply chain integration and optimization solutions, discusses the benefits of a market driven supply chain. To be more competitive, companies will want to take steps beyond their four walls to better support the varied and specific needs of their individual customers, while also ensuring their supplier and logistics service provider strategies best support this objective. Elemica calls this customer centric view, the “outside-in” supply chain. “Market driven supply chains are designed around the needs of the customer and emphasize demand sensing, flexibility, and driving intelligent, fast responses,” says Rich Katz, Chief Technology Officer for Elemica. “An outside-in approach allows our customers to eliminate lost sales because they may not have otherwise been able to properly anticipate demand. It also helps maximize their profits by keeping them from carrying too much inventory.”

Market driven supply chains are real game changers. Business is transformed when manufacturers, and all their trading partners, collectively sense and properly respond to supply and demand changes in the market. When visibility across the entire supply chain is realized, a company better underAs announced by Prime Minister Stephen Harper on February 11, 2012, the stands where and when to source their raw materials, where to store their inventories, mitigate delays in shipments, and optimally scale production to cooperative conservation agreement with China marked the first time in more than twenty years that a giant panda has been loaned to a Canadian meet real market demand. “To achieve the competitive advantage a market driven supply chain offers, zoo. The agreement also marked the first time the Chinese government businesses must automate customer-driven processes and scale them across has granted a ten-year loan of breeding giant pandas to any international as many trading partners as possible, creating a massive network of partners zoo in the world. with whom to conduct business,” adds Rich Katz. “An outside-in supply chain means a business will be proactive instead of reactive, better respond Following a brief but mandatory quarantine, the giant pandas will be on view to the public at a newly-constructed, state-of-the-art giant panda ex- to market volatility, and have total flexibility to meet the specific needs of hibit at the Toronto Zoo sometime in mid-May (exact date to determined). each individual customer of theirs.” The program will allow the Toronto Zoo to contribute to ongoing internasource : tional efforts to protect and increase the population of the endangered | vol. 06 | VI | APRIL- MAY 2013



Dachser on course for revenue of five billion euros Dachser closed the 2012 financial year with new record highs in terms of overall revenue and staff numbers. Revenue growth nevertheless slowed to 3.7 percent. Dachser has set initial growth impulses for 2013 with the acquisitions of the Spanish logistics providers Azkar and Transunion. Including revenues from these acquisitions and expected organic growth, Dachser aims to surpass the 5-billion-euro revenue threshold for the first time in the current fiscal year. Dachser increased group revenue in 2012 to EUR 4.41 billion, which is 3.7 percent higher than 2011 (EUR 4.254 billion). 49.8 million consignments weighing 37.5 million tonnes represent an increase of around one percent respectively over the previous year. The number of company-owned branch offices worldwide rose to 347. At the end of 2012 Dachser employed 21,650 staff members worldwide, of whom 8,750 are based at the logistics provider’s international country organizations. Increased capital investment “Many of our customers experienced 2012 as an economically extremely unstable year. The economic slowdown in Europe in the second half of the year was exacerbated by a weakening on the air freight routes to and from Asia,” summarizes Bernhard Simon, head of the Dachser management board. “Against this background we succeeded in consolidating the organic growth of the previous years and maintained our stable position on the market. As a family enterprise that takes a long-term approach to planning, we adopted a counter-cyclical approach in 2012 and increased our capital investment by around 10 percent.” With capital investment totalling EUR 148 million, Dachser continued to strengthen its logistics network last year and thus laid the foundation for further growth. Revenues of the Dachser business fields Dachser’s biggest business field, European Logistics, contributed to the group’s revenue in 2012 with EUR 2.661 billion (previous year EUR 2.625 billion) closing the fiscal year with a slight growth of 1.4 percent. Dachser Food Logistics raised its revenues by 13.2 percent to EUR 573 million (from EUR 506 million in 2011) and once again proved to be a stabilizing factor independently of the economic fluctuations. The Dachser Air & Sea Logistics business field generated EUR 1.305 billion, realizing a growth in revenues of 7.4 percent. With Malaysia and Vietnam, the Air & Sea Logistics business field added two new Asian country organizations to the Dachser network. source :

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DHL opens new Life Science and Healthcare center in Barcelona DHL Global Forwarding has opened a new Competence Center in Barcelona. The facility covers 1,000 square metres and further enhances the available services for the Life Science and Healthcare industry in Spain and Southern Europe. Due to its location in Barcelona’s Logistics Activities Zone, the center offers excellent connection to the El Prat airport and the port of Barcelona. “Our new Life Science and Healthcare Competence Center is strategically located and benefits our customers in the drug and medical device industries greatly, since it offers a wide range of solutions for their logistic needs. We’re delighted to expand our cold chain network with yet another location that meets all the necessary standards and regulations for offering all guarantees to our customers”, says Benjamín García CEO DHL Global Forwarding Spain. Accreditation as a Qualified Envirotainer Provider The Life Science and Healthcare Competence Center is one of the DHL Global Forwarding network of GDP complaint sites across Europe which can support shippers to meet the European Commission recent new guidelines for the transportation of medicines. It devotes two thirds of its space to the 15°-25° controlled temperature area, while the 2°-8° controlled temperature area occupies the other third of the installations. In addition to these main areas, the complex offers four loading bays, a security area for psychotropic substances, a loading area for envirotainers and an area for refuse in safety cages. Alongside DHL’s bonded warehouse offerings such as temporary storage facility, customs warehouse and non-customs warehousing, the new facility is also certified as an Authorised Economic Operator. Just like DHL’s station in Madrid, the new Competence Center in Barcelona received accreditation as a Qualified Envirotainer Provider (QEP), which guarantees that customer’s shipments are transported according to QEP program procedures. source :


New daily German shuttle adds to Red Europe pallet distribution success

Norbert Dentressangle has added a new daily service for Germany to its panEuropean Michael Telford, Red Europe Product Manager at Norbert Dentressangle International, said: “As with all our Red Europe shuttles, the new German pallet distribution service, Red Europe. This builds on the success of its service ensures that we can provide a cost effective solution to all of our growing international network, which provides efficient transport of smaller customers that import and export goods to and from Germany, linked to our loads, sometimes as little as a single pallet. Europe-wide pallet network if required.� Red Europe allows customers to benefit from the strategic infrastructure Norbert Dentressangle has developed across the Continent, even when transporting reduced volumes, with over 100 international shuttles operating daily. The service is supported by a fully integrated client web portal, which enables customers to book transport online and easily see when goods are delivered. Fast transit times mean goods can often be distributed within 48 hours, and to some countries in just 24 hours.

In line with Norbert Dentressangle’s continued commitment to reduce its impact on the environment, the service also benefits from the cleanest vehicle fleet in Europe, operating under optimum road safety standards. source : | vol. 06 | VI | APRIL- MAY 2013



Phase IV extension completes GAC Samudera Logistics’ Cikarang Distribution Centre An additional 15,000 m² has been added to the PT GAC Samudera Logistics (GSL)

enable GAC Samudera Logistics to cater for the organic growth of existing long term customers, providing them with end to end logistics solutions in the most cost effective way. According to Managing Director Hari Krishnan, the company will continue to grow beyond its strategic locations in Cikarang, Medan and Surabaya.

warehouse and distribution centre in Lippo Cikarang, further boosting the company’s standing as one of Indonesia’s largest Björn Engblom, GAC’s Group Co-Chairman, says: “Our growth in Cikathird-party logistics (3PL) providers. PT GAC Samudera, a joint venture between global shipping, logistics and marine services provider GAC and the Samudera Indonesia Group, officially opened the latest extension today. The facility now covers 36,000 m² and offers 60,500 pallet positions, making it the largest single-unit distribution facility in the GAC Group. Based in West Java’s largest industrial area 45 km from Jakarta Airport, the centre is designed to provide customers with cost-effective warehousing solutions on a monthly ‘pay by use’ basis, providing flexible storage solutions based on seasonal demand or market fluctuation. It is equipped with a docking area, canopy, finger dock, generator set, dock leveler and parking to avoid the bottlenecks and delays common at leased facilities in the area. Every day, more than 100 trucks leave the distribution centre for more than 120 destinations. The Phase IV extension completes the Cikarang development, and will

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rang has been built on the needs of our customers. Their faith in our services has allowed us to grow so we can continue to serve their needs as the markets expand. With our partners, our customers and our people working together, we have a bright and profitable future to share.” Masli Mulia, President Director of PT. Samudera Indonesia Tbk, adds: “I had this dream in the 90s – to own a large, state-of-the-art distribution facility in Indonesia. When we had the groundbreaking in 2002, I knew it was no longer just a dream. Today, I can proudly declare my dream has come true! “For this, I have many people to thank – not least two visionary leaders, without whom there would be no GSL or distribution facility. They are the late Lennart Höglund of GAC, and David Musgrave of Tibert and Briton.” source :

LOGISTICS The UPS Store Announces $100,000 Book Donation To New York, New Jersey Schools Toys for Tots Literacy Program to host event at a Keansburg, NJ school to benefit children affected by Hurricane Sandy The UPS Store, with support from The UPS Foundation, announced it will donate $100,000 worth of books to four school districts affected by Hurricane Sandy - Keansburg and Asbury Park in New Jersey and New York City Districts 08 and 21. The UPS Store is a five-year supporter of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation and sponsor of the Toys for Tots Literacy Program

Westmill Foods awards Potter Logistics with new contract

Participating The UPS Store franchise owners help drive the Toys for Tots Literacy Program, a year-round initiative of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, by raising funds that benefit local children in need. The Marine Toys Westmill Foods has awarded Potter Logistics with a prestigious contract to for Tots Foundation uses every dollar donated to purchase books for less handle fortunate children in the communities in which the donations were made. “Over the past five years, our center owners and customers have been committed to supporting the Toys for Tots Literacy Program” said Tim Davis, president of The UPS Store, Inc. “It’s a wonderful feeling to know that, this year, in addition to benefiting communities around the country, we are able to provide additional support to Hurricane Sandy victims as well.” To present the donations to the school districts, The UPS Store and Marine Toys for Tots Foundation will host a special ceremony at Joseph C. Caruso School in Keansburg, NJ March 27 at 9am, to award the books to the faculty, teachers and students of the nine beneficiary schools, including: Bradley Elementary School, Thurgood Marshall Elementary School, Asbury Park Middle School, Joseph C Caruso School, Port Monmouth Road School, Joseph R. Bolger Middle School, P.S. 253, P.S. 107 and P.S. 90 Edna Cohen School. Throughout 2012, The UPS Store network raised more than $420,000 towards the Toys for Tots Literacy Program. source :

raw materials for their Yorkshire based rice milling and packaging facility. The two year deal which is worth £1m, includes handling, warehousing and transportation of bulk and bagged rice. Potter Logistics’ Northern rail freight terminal and Selby distribution centre (DC) is located on a 62 acre site in close proximity to the Westmill production facility, making this an ideal partnership. Rice will be delivered into Selby via two main channels. Firstly, Westmill, in conjunction with shipping line MSC, will deliver rice in containers from around the world using the daily multimodal service from Felixstowe. Secondly, Potter Logistics will be collecting bulk rice shipped into the port of Hull. Once the rice arrives at the Selby DC, Potter Logistics will transfer the containers and bulk loads to the dedicated warehouse. Here, bulk rice will be sampled and unloaded by rice type into specially built bays, capable of storing up to 2,400 tonnes each. The bagged rice will be palletised and stored in a dedicated 60,000ft2 warehouse. Organic rice will be handled in a specified area elsewhere on the Selby site. Bob Amon, head of logistics for Westmill Foods comments on the expanding relationship with Potter, “Westmill has had a strong relationship with Potter Logistics since 2005 which has developed into a true partnership. The recent development of un-milled rice storage strengthens our relationship with Potter Logistics and enables us to reduce our carbon footprint by transferring inland movement of containers from Felixstowe to Selby, from road to rail.” Westmill Foods, owned by Associated British Foods plc., is one of the largest flour, rice, spices, sauces, edible oils and noodles suppliers to the UK and European ethnic wholesaler market, food service, industrial sectors and the grocery multiples. source : | vol. 06 | VI | APRIL- MAY 2013



together to create full loads at the Kellogg distribution centres in Manchester for delivery to retailer warehouses across the UK. The new service provides Kellogg with a solid platform and high degree of flexibility to meet ongoing and emerging business requirements. The planning efficiency, operational flexibility and larger trailers promote enhanced service levels and reduced costs. Jigsaw further removes complexity by providing Kellogg with a seamless, single point of contact for all aspects of the contract from its central network operations centre in Leicestershire. Kellogg and Jigsaw are working together to review and implement best practice as part of an ongoing continuous improvement programme. “This is another example of how we can support big brands like Kellogg by reducing supply chain complexity and adding value through our expertise,” said Andy Humpherson, Managing Director at Jigsaw.

Jigsaw joins the Big Breakfast with Kellogg contract

“Our unique network approach means we have agility across the full drop size range with national coverage to meet the needs of the most demanding customers.” source :

Breakfast cereal and snacks producer Kellogg has awarded a new contract to managed transport solutions specialist Jigsaw for the delivery of its brands to customers throughout the UK Jigsaw was awarded the contract because it was able to demonstrate a simplified and scaleable supply chain solution with enhanced service levels and reduced costs to support Kellogg’s evolving business requirement. Central to the service is the management of UK less-than-truck-load (LTL) volumes incorporating direct load consolidation to ensure supply chain efficiency and optimum use of transport resources.

IVECO renews contract with CEVA to 2016 CEVA Logistics, one of the world’s leading supply chain compa-

Kellogg is the world’s leading cereal company. It supplies a wide range of cereal-based breakfast and snack brands to customers throughout the country nies, has extended from its UK base in Manchester.

its contract with IVECO, world leader in the commercial vehicle sector, for three more years.

Sustained business growth, recent acquisitions and the introduction of new products led the company to review its supply chain operations to meet evolvWithin the scope of the contract CEVA will continue to distribute spare parts ing demand from retailers for increased flexibility and shorter lead times. and provide warehousing and distribution services throughout Turkey. From its Şekerpınarı warehouse, CEVA supplies all IVECO products, ranging This identified that demand for smaller consignments delivered more frequently created inefficiencies with additional complexity, vehicle movements from the smallest components to complete engine blocks, to IVECO customers and authorized service stations, managing 27,000 different products. and costs. The company recognised that managing and consolidating orders to fill trailers completely would make the most efficient and cost effective use of the available transport but this required the expertise of a specialist transport management integrator which could deliver across the full drop size range without regional weakness.

Maurizio Manera, General Manager, IVECO said: ”Our cooperation with CEVA is very important in view of carrying customer satisfaction to new heights. With the support of CEVA we will maintain our competitive position in the field of spare parts.”

Fuat Adoran, Managing Director, Turkey and Balkans states: “As market During the evaluation Jigsaw demonstrated that the scalability and adaptabil- leader in Turkey our large national distribution network and supply chain ity of its solution offered an effective alternative to major third-party logistics expertise places us in the right position to deliver to IVECO’s customers and service stations with timely and accurate service. We have been working providers. with IVECO since 2007, and have enjoyed a successful partnership over the It has implemented a service which combines built-load and groupage compo- past six years and delivered significant improvements to their supply chain. Through our focus on Operational Excellence we have increased delivery nents utilising the network capabilities of its eleven Partner Hauliers. speed resulting higher customer satisfaction for IVECO. We look forward to continue driving supply chain efficiency with IVECO over the next three To support the service the company has introduced high-cube trailers and other specialist equipment to maximise load size. These larger trailers enable years.” greater flexibility in load composition and reduce total vehicle movements source : and road miles to help support the customer’s sustainability objectives. Careful planning ensures small consignments and partial loads are brought

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BIBBY DISTRIBUTION HELPS 400 BICYCLES ON THEIR WAY TO AFRICA Staff from Bibby Distribution’s facility in Runcorn came to the aid of Rotary Clubs across North Wales, The Wirral, Cheshire and parts of Merseyside, by offering to transport more than 400 unwanted bicycles free of charge on the first stage of a journey to a new home in Africa. The Rotary Clubs had been collecting the bicycles for a year to support Bikes4Africa, the flagship project for UK-based charity Jole Rider (pronounced Jolly Rider), which aims to improve the educational prospects of young people in The Gambia, West Africa. On hearing about the project Bibby Distribution teamed up with one of its key customers, Saint-Gobain Isover, to help. Bibby sent one of its drivers, Paul Brown, from Redwood Close in Northwich, to collect the bikes from five different locations in one of the fleet’s 44 tonne articulated trucks, emblazoned in the customer’s livery. Paul, who normally spends his day transporting insulation products nationwide for Saint Gobain Isover, says: “We started off at a warehouse in Llanfairfechan where the first 175 bikes were loaded. From there, we made additional stops in Ruthin, Flint, Saughull and finally Oswestry, where the last 50 bikes were squeezed in. “I’ve never seen so many bikes; the trailer was fully loaded after the final stop. It was an amazing effort by the Rotary Clubs to collect so many, and

great to play a part in a project which is going to benefit hundreds of children growing up in The Gambia.” After being unloaded by Bibby Distribution into the charity’s central store in Wiltshire, a team from Bikes4Africa began sorting each bike for size and condition. Those requiring service work are subsequently being taken to a number of HM Prisons, where refurbishment work is carried out by prisoners. On return to Wiltshire, they are loaded into a container to begin a six week journey by road and sea to Africa, where they will be used by children aged 10 years and up. A spokesman for the Rotary Club explains: “We are indebted to Bibby Distribution and Saint-Gobain Isover for their most generous offer of help to transport the bikes to Wiltshire. “Particular praise goes to Paul, who, not only expertly manoeuvred his vehicle into some challenging collection points, but who also showed a remarkable skill at stacking the bikes to ensure that every single one we had collected fitted in!” The Bikes4Africa Project has been running for approximately six years and aims to change lives through education. Many African children live in remote communities, a long way from their nearest school. Without reliable, affordable transport the only way these children can get to school is to walk. In scorching heat, the journey to school on foot is an epic daily mission. Having a bicycle makes a world of difference for the children, their families and communities. source : | vol. 06 | VI | APRIL- MAY 2013



DHL to build $50m logistics centre in Japan Logistics company DHL has announced that its supply chain division in

10 years, starting April 2014.

Japan will start construction work for its new Sagamihara Logistics Center, with around 5 billion yen ($50 million) to be invested in the development over the next 10 years.

Victor Mok, CEO, DHL Supply Chain North Asia, said: “With Asia’s influence becoming more and more evident in the world economy, the consumer retail industry is placing a growing emphasis on conquering the Asian market. This investment reflects DHL’s market superiority and confidence in its future growth potential. DHL will continue to provide services of the world’s highest level in various markets.”

Strategically located in Sagamihara City, Kanagawa Prefecture, the facility is a stepping stone to further business expansion, a statement from the company said. With the addition of the facility, DHL Supply Chain will expand its total warehousing space in Japan by approximately 20 per cent. Construction starts in April 2013, with a target completion date of March 2014. The Sagamihara Logistics Center is a multi-user hub facility with the warehousing area of approximately 44,000 sqm (13,000 tsubo). Supply chains in the consumer retail industry, including fashion and apparel, are becoming more efficient and globalised amidst growing needs for e-commerce, causing businesses to seek advanced expertise, quality, speed and efficiency in logistics services.

“The consumer retail industry involves fast-paced changes in market demand, and therefore has no time to waste in product introduction,” said Shuichi Kawamura, president of DHL Supply Chain Japan. “For this reason, it is one of the industries that benefit from the strengths of the DHL Supply Chain, which boasts a global network of the world’s largest scale and process under advanced quality control.” “As a leading company in 3PL, we will continue to deliver supply chain solutions that go one step ahead of customer needs so as to assist our customers’ business and achieve further growth together.”

Taisuke Miyajima, president, Kenedix, said: “Participation in this project DHL Supply Chain will use this facility, and apply its global best practices, has a special significance for us in that it marks the start of a business relain-depth know-how for the Japanese market and industry expertise to deliver tionship with a powerful global partner, DHL Supply Chain.” optimum logistics services, primarily for the consumer retail industry, for further business expansion, the statement said. “We consider planning to work together in reinforcing business operations in Japan and abroad to develop logistics facilities that meet market needs The site is close to National Route No16 and the Sagamihara Interchange of and carry out asset management.” the Keno Expressway (Metropolitan Inter-City Expressway, to be completed in FY2013 – FY2014), offering superior access to Japan’s largest comTakashi Suzuki, general manager of Itochu’s construction & realty departmercial zone, the Tokyo metropolitan area, as well as to airports and port ment No 3, said: “This is an important investment project that directly and facilities. indirectly assists the growth of a company with a competitive edge, as we actively pursue real estate development and investments in Japan and the With close proximity to the Ebina Interchange of the Tomei Expressway, the rest of Asia.” facility is also well-located for convenient distribution to western Japan. It is strategically located to maximise convenience for many customers in the “In order to support the advancement of global corporations, we are comconsumer retail sector, including fashion and apparel, as well as the manumitted to making further involvement in the proposal, development and facturing sector, which requires efficient access to the metropolitan area and investments in BTS-type logistics facilities.” markets in central and western Japan. source : Jointly developed by Kenedix, Inc and Itochu Corporation, the facility adopts the build-to-suit (BTS) approach to allow DHL supply chain to provide optimum solutions. DHL supply chain is to lease the entire property for

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LOGISTICS with over 40 loading bays and an advanced CCTV system. This new, additional development is a clear indication of Damco’s strategy to continue to strengthen and further develop its presence in Cambodia, to serve and support customers’ logistics demands and to set the benchmark standard for logistics services in the Kingdom. The new warehouse will not only provide customers with access to key services such as inventory management, order processing, RF scanning, bar coding, vendor & carrier management but also value added services such as cross border and inland trucking.

Damco expands CFS Operations in Cambodia Damco, a global leader in supply chain solutions and freight forwarding, has opened a second CFS warehouse facility in Cambodia to further enhance and support its customers’ growth in this strategic emerging market. Following the successful launch of Damco CFS Warehouse 1 which started operation in August 2011, the inauguration of Damco CFS Warehouse 2 today marks a new chapter for DAMCO in Cambodia.

Mr. Andy Lim, Country Manager of Damco Cambodia comments, “There are often many challenges doing business in emerging markets: infrastructure bottlenecks on the quayside, along road or rail networks or local procedures and practices. Here in Cambodia, the strong support from the government and local authorities gives us the confidence that this market will continue to develop positively and will be one of the most competitive markets in the region, for many years to come. And Damco is geared to overcome such challenges together with our customers in emerging markets.” Global customers are increasingly looking to Cambodia as a key market for sourcing their manufacturing needs. Cambodia has been well known to be a very popular manufacturing hub in Indo China and in recent years more manufacturers are setting up their presence here as sourcing requirements from global clients continue to rise in the region, particularly in the garment sector. Lim adds: “There is a need to set a higher standard in providing world class logistics and freight forwarding services to all these investors, which is the reason why Damco will continue to invest not only in infrastructure but also in developing the skills of their staff to set the benchmark as a market leader in this emerging market.”

Strategically located along National Road 4 and within a kilometer of major manufacturers in Phum Chompou worn, Sangkat Choom Chao Phnom Penh, source : both facilities offer a total combined space of over 16,000 square–meters

Asda expands logistics fleet Asda, the UK-based supermarket, has expanded its logistics fleet with the purchase of 250 new trucks. The Walmart-owned group has signed an agreement with Iveco for the delivery of 250 3.5 tonne home delivery vehicles. The deal forms part of a total order for 700 identical light commercials placed during 2012.

a successful trial of 50 Dailys in 2010. Sean Clifton, Asda’s grocery home shopping fleet contract manager, said: “Asda conducted trials with the Daily three years ago and on the strength of its performance and projected whole life costs, we’ve been steadily growing our fleet with Iveco vehicles ever since.” Clifton added: “Our home delivery operation is one of the most challenging applications for any light commercial vehicle, due to the length of each vehicle’s working day and the number of loads we carry every 24 hours.”

Some 40 of these vehicles are operating from Asda’s new Home Shopping Centre in Nottingham, which was officially opened on 19th February 2013.

The vehicles will be in service with Asda for four years and have been supplied via Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions. Scheduled servicing and This latest order boosts the Asda home shopping fleet to more than 1,600 ve- maintenance will be carried out overnight via the Iveco dealer network. hicles nationwide – of which 1,150 will be Dailys. Iveco said it has secured 100 %of Asda’s home delivery fleet orders during 2011 and 2012, following source : | vol. 06 | VI | APRIL- MAY 2013


LOGISTICS the DB Schenker North Rail Express, transporting seafood from the North to Europe and consumer products in return, ocean freight from Norway with global coverage for frozen seafood,

DB Schenker Logistics at the European Seafood Exposition in Brussels

air freight from Norway, Scotland and Faroe Islands for fresh seafood.

“We are really proud to be the sole supplier to provide integrated and specialized solutions covering all transport modes within land, ocean freight DB Schenker will present special logistics solutions for seafood at the and air freight for seafood from Norway. For our customers this gives European great advantages with access to a global network with attractive capacity and competitive logistics solutions,“ says Knut Eriksmoen, Director Air & Seafood Exposition/Seafood Processing Europe in Brussels from April 23 to Ocean Freight, Schenker AS. 25, 2013, stand number 4-5857-2. DB Schenker controls extensive operations managing logistics solutions for seafood regardless of where in the world the origin and destination are located, and of what type of transport mode that is desired. The logistics solutions for seafood are based on four different transport modes: thermo transports from Norway to all European destinations by road,

The DB Schenker services in Norway consist of European and national land transports and scheduled cargo time-definite deliveries in the whole of the country, international air and ocean freight, and integrated logistics services. With 1,200 staff at 30 locations, Schenker AS is the market leader for integrated logistics in Norway. source :

Kuehne + Nagel provides logistics solutions for Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd

Kuehne + Nagel, one of the world’s leading global logistics companies,

has been selected by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. as a freight forwarder and supply chain provider to help Royal Caribbean manage international sea consignments.

Royal Caribbean operates cruises all over the world and therefore a dedicated team of Kuehne + Nagel experts - supported by colleagues in strategically located control towers - ensures the reliable supply of ships in Europe, Asia, Oceania, Northern and Latin America.

“We’re proud to team with Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and look forward to building a long-term relationship, delivering logistics solutions that add The Kuehne + Nagel branch in Miami, Florida, manages sea transports and value to the supply chain,” said John Hextall, President of Kuehne + Nagel North America. “Our logistics experts understand the importance of reliable provides customs-clearance overseas, including coordination of on-time alongside-ship deliveries for three of Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.‘s cruise cruise line delivery and of managing essential freight arriving in a foreign brands - Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Club port to meet a tight loading window.” Cruises. Holger Altvater, Global Head of Hotel Logistics at Kuehne + Nagel, adds: As part of the agreement, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. leverages KN Login, “We are very pleased to have been selected by Royal Caribbean to be their a state-of-the-art web-based visibility, monitoring and reporting tool, which global logistics provider. With our worldwide network, special industry expertise and local market know-how in all countries involved we are pergives the company access to real time data across its supply chain. fectly positioned to establish a successful and long-lasting business relationship with the customer.” Kuehne + Nagel performs a multitude of tasks and is responsible for the handling and shipping of about 5’000 TEUs and some 65’000 products per source : year. The range of articles is huge and includes hotel supply, hotel equipment, food & beverages, provisions, stores and marine spare parts. To add complexity, commodities are expedited in three different temperature zones - frozen, chilled and dry.

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Laboratoires Pierre Fabre Relies on Manhattan Associates to Increase Supply Chain Competitiveness

Global supply chain optimization provider, Manhattan Associates, Inc., announced that global pharmaceutical company Laboratoires Pierre Fabre has selected multiple components from the Manhattan SCOPE® supply chain solutions portfolio to support its expected business growth. Laboratoires Pierre Fabre is deploying Manhattan’s Warehouse Management, Labor Management and Extended Enterprise Management (EEM) solutions to improve its supply chain efficiency and enhance its overall competitiveness in France and around the world.

service experience for our customers and maximize operational efficiency.” The pharmaceutical industry is one of the most demanding in terms of logistics, with unique requirements such as expiry dates of products, batch management and the need for traceability in the form of an audit trail. The supply chain network needs to facilitate an improved logistics operation throughout Laboratoires Pierre Fabre’s global business, as well as ensure safety and product compliance. The implementation project is already underway at Laboratoires Pierre Fabre’s 130,000 sq. ft. Ussel warehouse in Corrèze and will soon progress to a second, 860,000 sq. ft Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmétique warehouse based in Muret in Haute-Garonne. Henri Seroux, managing director at Manhattan Associates France, commented, “This customer success reinforces our reputation as being able to offer the most comprehensive supply chain solutions available for addressing the complex issues associated with the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry.”

Laboratoires Pierre Fabre, the second largest independent French pharmaceutical company, has 42 branches, markets its products in more than 130 countries and employs approximately 10,000 people worldwide. Pierre The Manhattan SCOPE solution components that will be deployed as part Fabre’s activities cover all aspects of healthcare - from prescription mediof this project will leverage Manhattan’s Supply Chain Process Platform to cines and family health products to natural healthcare and dermo-cosmetics. deliver cross-application optimization and integration. This means Pierre Fabre group will be able to run its supply chain operations with less cost Christophe Ettviller, logistics director at Laboratoires Pierre Fabre SA, and effort while leveraging best-of-breed supply chain software to improve said, “With three separate and diverse operating divisions, multiple product performance and efficiency. brands and a global footprint, Laboratoires Pierre Fabre’s supply chain must manage a significant degree of complexity and continually adapt to an ever- source : changing market environment. Within that context, it was imperative for us to standardize our supply chain processes so we could in turn enhance the | vol. 06 | VI | APRIL- MAY 2013



New record for car port 2013 has started positively for Malmö car port with numerous large loads during the first quarter, and with March as a clear record month. On 24 March Brasilia Highway docked with 4,439 cars, the port’s largest ever load of cars. During March we have received a total of six car carriers, all with at least 3,500 cars. And the month is coming to an end with Brasilia Highway, by far the largest car carrier we have received in terms of the number of cars. It’s a great feeling and is an incentive to continue developing the car port, says Björn Larsson, Terminal Manager in Malmö. Built in 2009 and with an overall capacity of 6,237 units/cars, Brasilia Highway is owned by the Japanese shipping company K-Line. En route

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from Japan to Malmö she called in at Zeebrügge to take on more cars. The previous record volume was held by Tuledo from the NYK Line. When she put into Malmö on 10 March she had 3,772 cars on board, a record that Brasilia Highway is breaking by fully 667 cars. The cars that are unloaded in Malmö stay here for anything from two days up to about two weeks. They subsequently leave Malmö via sea, rail or road to destinations in Russia, the Baltic States and Scandinavia. – We have plenty of room in Malmö car port, which is located in Frihamnen. We have storage areas for 40,000 cars here, and if that ever turns out not to be enough, we can expand in Northern Harbour, says Björn Larsson. Facts 457,000 cars of 13 different makes were unloaded in Malmö car port in 2012. The shipping companies that transport new cars to Malmö car port from the Far East are: Mistui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK Line), K-Line and Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics. source :

PORT & TERMINALS With a bigger capacity than most ports in East Java, the new port will be able to accommodate large vessels, such as bulk carriers and container ships, including energy-related vessels. Both the port and industrial estate will be built simultaneously on a 2,500-hectare plot of land. The port will occupy 250 hectares of the land, while the industrial estate will take up about 2,000 hectares.

AKR, Pelindo kick off port project in E. Java

The first phase of construction will cost between Rp 7 trillion (US$719.57 million) and Rp 8 trillion, which includes land acquisition and infrastructure development, according to Suresh.

Petroleum and chemical distributor PT AKR Corporindo (AKRA) is teaming up with state-owned port operator Pelindo III for the construction of an integrated port project called the Java Integrated Industrial and Post Estate, in Gresik, East Java. Consisting of a port and an industrial estate, construction will take several phases. AKR and Pelindo III have formed two joint ventures for the project, according to AKR chief financial officer Suresh Vembu. For the port, AKR, through its subsidiary, PT Usaha Era Pratama Nusantara (UEPN), formed PT Berkah Manyar Sejahtera, in which UEPN and Pelindo hold 40 percent and 60 percent stakes, respectively. Meanwhile, for the industrial estate, UEPN and Pelindo formed PT Berkah Kawasan Manyar Sejahtera. In the second joint venture, UEPN holds 60 percent ownership, while Pelindo controls the remaining 40 percent. Suresh said that the project would be the first of its kind as it would have a deep sea port and an industrial estate with railway and toll road connections. “Logistics are currently very expensive because most ports are located far from industrial estates. The Tanjung Priok Port is an example. It is far from Cikarang [industrial estate]. So besides ports, we would like to provide better logistic services for industries in the eastern part of Indonesia with Surabaya as the business hub,” he said during a telephone interview.

“We estimate that the first phase will be completed within three to four years,” he added. Publicly listed AKR raised Rp 1.5 trillion from a bond issuance last December. About 35 percent of the funds, or Rp 525 billion, is being channeled to UEPN as loans to finance the port project. Meanwhile, the company is planning to build more gas stations to support its distribution of subsidized fuel this year. Downstream oil and gas regulator BPH Migas appointed AKR, along with Surya Parna Niaga, to distribute fuel to areas outside of Java and Bali for 2013. AKR will distribute 267,892 kiloliters of subsidized fuel, 160 percent higher than in 2012. It will open 16 new gas stations and expects to run up to 47 gas stations by May this year. The company has allocated between Rp 350 billion and Rp 400 billion in capital expenditure (capex) funds for its existing business. The capex funds are generated from its internal cash. Suresh said that based on its 2012 financial report, AKR saw its revenues climb 15.3 percent to reach Rp 21.67 trillion, while its net profits grew 4.9 percent to Rp 649.3 billion. Its petroleum and chemical distribution businesses were the two biggest contributors to revenue growth last year. As of December 2012, AKR’s total assets reached Rp 11.79 trillion. Its liabilities amounted to Rp 7.75 trillion and its equities stood at Rp 4.04 trillion. The company’s shares closed at Rp 5,200 apiece on Monday, down 1.9 percent from a day before. source :

Jumbo shifts world’s largest TBM ‘Bertha’ Jumbo Shipping has transported what is claimed to be the world’s largest tunnel boring machine (TBM) from Japan to the USA on board its ship, Fairpartner. The earth pressure balance shield TBM - consisting of 48 pieces and weighing a total of 7,777 tonnes - was constructed by Hitachi Zosen Corporation and loaded at Osaka, Japan. The entire consignment had a volume of 31,606 cu m; the heaviest single piece weighed close to 900 tonnes. The shield TBM itself has a diameter of 17 m and is almost 100 m in length. The TBM will be used to dig a highway tunnel for state route 99, beneath Downtown Seattle. The tunnel is expected to be complete by 2015. The TBM has been named Bertha after Seattle’s first female mayor, Bertha Knight Landes. source : | vol. 06 | VI | APRIL- MAY 2013



CMA CGM announces the opening of its new Dry Port in Baghdad After over thirty three years of continuous presence in Iraq, the CMA CGM Group is pleased to announce the opening of its new bonded Dry Port* near Baghdad in the Abu Ghreib area, in Iraq, in June 2013. Exclusively managed and operated by CMA CGM, the Dry Port will be the only one in Iraq, giving customers the opportunity, for the first time, to custom clear their cargo near Baghdad instead of Umm Qasr, according their convenience time. This important upgrade shows the intention of the CMA CGM Group to facilitate its customers’ business in Iraq and to strengthen its roots in this flourishing market. The Dry Port will be ideally connected to CMA CGM’s inland transportation network, with a possible railway connection 3km away from the site and fast in bond transit from Umm Qasr. The storage facilities for full containers, LCL and refrigerated cargo will benefit from 24 hours surveillance and security services, keeping the cargo safe at all times.

Hiab at Bauma will showcase building and construction equipment Hiab, part of Cargotec Corporation, is a leading supplier of load handling solutions in the construction industry. The company reinforces its leading position on a daily basis, by helping customers to overcome the challenges in their businesses, by increasing safety, durability, reliability and ease of use of Hiab load handling equipment. Delivery of building materials is a demanding task. The materials must be brought safely to the right place at the right time. In Bauma, Hiab will meet with customers to discuss the future needs of the construction industry. Efficient and confident delivery to yards, of palletised, bundled or stacked building materials Building sites are busy places, featuring rough and muddy terrain where safety is a priority. The Hiab Moffett M4 truck-mounted forklift can be carried on the rear of virtually any truck or trailer combination, and is ready to unload materials in less than one minute.

With 4 offices strategically located in Iraq, 2 dedicated feeders connecting the Iraqi port of Umm Qasr with Khorfakkan hub, the exclusive concession of the Terminal No.4 in Umm Qasr port, and the opening of this new dry port, CMA CGM confirms its leadership position in the Iraqi market in terms of volume, service, and innovation, and encourages the development The Hiab Moffett M4 range provides the solution to transferring loads of up of commercial activities and the creation of new businesses in this strongly to 2.5 tons. With the ability to work on paved surfaces and on off-road condeveloping market. ditions, it can help to reduce annual transport costs. The Hiab Moffett M4 is an important asset in applications such as the delivery of building materials, Specifications of the Dry Port plasterboard, brick & block and timber, as well as windows and doors. Total Surface: 165 000 sqm Yard Surface: 90 000 sqm Storage capacity: 12 000 TEUs Total construction: 8 500 sqm divided into 7 building units Onsite CMA CGM administration building Container scanner avoiding time consuming manual inspections Custom offices located inside the Dry Port source :

Safe and precise delivery and installation of large parts, scaffolds and windows A loader crane helps to deliver and install goods, while eliminating the need for intermediate stock on the construction site. Hiab’s solutions for such applications have been designed with safety and efficiency in mind. Hiab’s new 51 tm crane, the Hiab XS 544, offers better load handling, with greater versatility and a reduced environmental impact. Functions such as HiPro, continuous slewing and a variable pump make the Hiab XS 544 even better at working in tough conditions with retained stability, high capacity and improved fuel economy. source :

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Port leases garner $5 billion windfall for state government The privatisation of Port Botany and Port Kembla will deliver $5.07 billion

‘‘It’s the largest ever NSW government asset transaction in terms of net proceeds,’’ Mr Baird said.

to the NSW government, to be spent on infrastructure projects including the planned WestConnex motorway and an upgrade to the Pacific Highway. Some employees of the Sydney Port Corporation and Port Kembla Port Corporation will transfer to the new private sector owner. Treasurer Mike Baird announced on Friday that consortium NSW Ports had agreed to pay $4.31 billion for Port Botany and $760 million for Port Those on enterprise agreements will receive a two-year employment guarKembla for a 99-year lease. antee, a transfer payment of up to 30 weeks’ pay and retain their current superannuation and other entitlements and conditions. NSW Ports is comprised of three Australian firms, Industry Funds Management, Australian Super and QSuper, and Tawreed Investments, a whollyAs part of the sale, the annual container movement cap of 3.2 million will owned subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority. be abolished for Port Botany, which has prompted fears of local traffic congestion due to increased truck movements. After debt is repaid, net proceeds are $4.3 billion, which will be funnelled into the state government’s investment fund, Restart NSW. There will also However, Mr Baird said the cap was ‘‘artificial’’ because the previous be an annual lease payment of around $5 million. government had agreed to an expansion of Port Botany that ‘‘already breached’’ the limit. The result is significantly more than the $3 billion previously anticipated from the sale, which was announced in last year’s budget. He said the traffic ‘‘pinch points’’ around the port had been prioritised by Infrastructure NSW and WestConnex would provide ‘‘significant relief’’. Mr Baird said the price was 25 times annual earnings from the ports and ‘‘We will minimise that congestion,’’ Mr Baird said. ‘‘comfortably exceeds’’ their retention value. The chief executive of Industry Funds Management, Brett Himbury, said He said the transaction meant that the government’s $1.8 billion commitlocal investors made up 80 per cent of the consortium, including the superment to the $10 billion WestConnex motorway between the M4 and Port annuation funds representing five million Australians. Botany was funded. ‘‘This is a fair outcome for everybody,’’ he said. ‘‘Clearly the state has In addition it would provide $400 million for the Berry bypass on the benefited with that $5.07 billion. We are nonetheless confident that with Princes Highway, $170 million to the Princes Highway, $135 million for the a 99-year lease and, as long-term investors, there will be good long-term ‘‘Bridges for the Bush’’ program and a further $100 million to projects in returns.’’ the Illawarra region. source : | vol. 06 | VI | APRIL- MAY 2013



ICTSI, Phividec agree to expand Mindanao Container Terminal Total Terminals International selects Kalmar SmartPort process automation Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has gained an important order for Kalmar SmartPort process automation from long standing customer, Total Terminals International (TTI) at their Hanjin, Long Beach, CA (USA) operation.

TTI specified a range of Kalmar SmartPort process automation solutions including SmartQuay. The highly advanced solution automates the vessel discharge and load back operations so that no human intervention is required for the normal process. The order delivers an integrated container handling system that also includes the SmartLift and SmartStack process automation solutions, as well as the SmartMap visualisation tool. The order was booked into Cargotec’s 2012 fourth quarter order intake.

The state-owned Phividec Industrial Authority and publicly listed International Container Terminal Services Inc . (ICTSI) have agreed to expand the Mindanao Container Terminal (MCT) in Tagoloan, Misamis Oriental after its volume last year hit close to its full capacity. Dante Clarito, Phividec port department manager, said the two sides have agreed in principle for the expansion to accommodate more goods. ICTSI will spend for the required investments of the terminal. “We have agreed that there’s a need to expand [the port]; that’s the most important part. ICTSI is already conducting a study on how it will implement the expansion program,” Clarito said. Clarito did not give figures on how much it will cost to expand the entire 300-hectare facility as it will depend on the outcome of the ICSTI study.

Phividec, which stands for Philippine Veterans Investments Development Corp., is the regulator of the port, which is part of the 3,000-hectare economic zone that the agency also oversees. ICTSI is the sole operator of the SmartQuay leverages Optical Character Recognition (OCR) to identify the port after it won the 25-year concession in 2008. container, automatically identifies the terminal tractor (UTR), which reThe MCT has an annual capacity of 270,000 twenty-foot equivalent units. ceives the container, and dispatches the correct work instruction to the UTR Data from Phividec showed that last year, the port handled 215,274 TEUs, operator via a rugged data terminal. Once the UTR reaches the directed composed mostly of agricultural goods, lumber and minerals for export, point of work in the yard, SmartLift provides the correct work instruction to higher by 2 percent from the previous year’s 210,508 TEUs. Foreign goods the lifting equipment and SmartStack determines the final container position account for 52 percent of the total or the same ratio in 2011. even if it differs from the work instruction. The entire discharge process is automated and requires no human intervention. As a rule, a container port should not be operating at close to full capacity to prevent cargo congestion. A key element of the SmartStack solution is the Symeo Sensor Fusion positioning system. Sensor Fusion combines DGPS and sensor data to ensure Joma Fernandez, terminal manager of MCT, said the container yard utilizaan accurate position is obtained even in the case of DGPS signal blockage in tion last year was only at 48 percent, which gives cargoes and trucks enough the dense container canyons. space to move around port. He said the immediate need of MCT, which was created as an alternative Larry Bennett, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Total to the nearby domestic and international port, was the expansion of the Terminals International, said: “The efficiency of terminal operation in the 300-meter berth of the port that can only fit only one vessel at a time. future relies on even faster and optimised container logistics and throughput. The SmartPort solution provides the most attractive solution for automating “During the past two years, shipping lines deployed longer vessels. The container handling processes. Exact positioning and continuous tracking newer domestic ships are also getting longer,” Fernandez said. of the container is key to this. It helps us to significantly improve vessel discharge and load back throughput, reduce lost containers and also reduce When the port was constructed more than a decade ago, it was envisioned to reliance on manual data input”. handle one international vessel, which is 200 meters long, and a local vessel, according to Phividec. “As our Hanjin operation continues to expand, I am happy that Cargotec’s Many new cargo ships, however, now exceed 200 meters. track record as a “best of breed” vendor, together with their proven skills and resources will help to ensure our productivity remains at optimum lev- The current facility costs about P3.24 billion to construct. The funding came els”, Mr Bennett concluded. from the official development assistance from the Japan Bank for International Cooperation. Kalmar SmartPort solutions drive greater efficiencies through process Phividec has already allocated 14.6 hectares for the port’s second berth and and equipment automation, resulting in lower overall operational costs, also an additional 9.36 hectares as back-up area and 8.3 hectares for the improved safety and better equipment availability. Process automation solu- warehouse of Del Monte Philippines, one of the port’s main users. tions are designed to optimise the information flows within your business processes to ensure the most efficient equipment utilisation. They represent At the moment, only three major international shipping lines call at the port an accessible and fast way to get immediate productivity improvements for regularly. These are APL (American President’s Line), Maersk and MCC a relatively small initial investment. Solutions include SmartPath, SmartSingapore. Stack, SmartRail, SmartLift, SmartTruck, SmartQuay, SmartTrack and SmartFleet. These process automation solutions fit any size of terminal, any source : brand equipment and any terminal operating system. source :

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Port of Los Angeles Celebrates Completion of 10-year, $370 Million Main Channel Deepening Project Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, together with elected officials and

West Basin Channel and East Basin Channel to a 53-foot depth. During the course of the multi-year effort, the Corps generated and relocated 15 leaders from the Port of Los Angeles and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, to- million cubic yards of dredge materials – nearly twice the amount of earth day marked the completion of the Port’s Main Channel Deepening Project, moved to create Dodger Stadium – to various sites throughout the Port. a major milestone in the Port’s ongoing efforts to assure its global competi- Some of that material was used to construct the 104-acre acre Cabrillo tiveness, continued growth, and job creation. Shallow Water Habitat, providing a replacement habitat and feeding area for fish and marine birds in the outer harbor. Conducted by the Corps on behalf of the Port, the 10-year, $370 million project to deepen the Port’s main navigational channel and turning basins “The number of ships and the volume of goods they will bring, the number allows the Port of Los Angeles to continue to accommodate bigger, more of jobs that will result, and the economic impact on the local area and modern vessels from around the world. throughout the nation are important numbers,” said Col. Mark Toy, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District. “But the “The Port of Los Angeles is a critical economic engine to the Los Angeles true worth of the project is the benefits it will provide for people. Directly region,” said Mayor Villaraigosa. “Completion of this project means that the or indirectly, locally or nationwide, immediately or in the future, the work Port will remain competitive globally, and continue to be a strong source for we recognize today will benefit the lives of many people.” jobs and regional revenue growth for years to come.” The Port’s container terminal tenants rely on the Port’s deep channels “Our nation’s ports are the backbone of our country’s economy,” said to move cargo. Container terminals generate about 74 percent of Port Congresswoman Janice Hahn. “Now that this dredging project is complete, revenues and help facilitate hundreds of thousands of direct and indirect America’s Port® will have the ability to accept the new, larger cargo vessels. jobs throughout Southern California. More than 43,000 direct jobs are conOur increased competiveness will strengthen our regional and national nected to marine terminal operators at the Port. economies -- resulting in job creation in my district and across the country.” In order to maintain and improve its world-class infrastructure, the Port of “I commend the Port of Los Angeles for its vision and diligence in complet- Los Angeles is in the midst of a five year, $1.3 billion Capital Improvement ing this monumental channel deepening project,” said Councilman Joe Bus- Program to modernize and upgrade terminals, to increase rail capacity and caino. “This critical infrastructure investment will ensure the Port remains improve roadways in and around the Port. number one in the nation, and protect thousands of good-paying local jobs for years to come.” Los Angeles is America’s premier port and has a strong commitment to developing innovative strategic and sustainable operations that benefit the “Completion of the Main Channel Deepening Project has been our singleeconomy as well as the quality of life for the region and the nation it serves. most, important infrastructure project,” said Port Executive Director As the leading seaport in North America in terms of shipping container volGeraldine Knatz, Ph.D. “We’re grateful for the work of the U.S. Army Corps ume and cargo value, the Port generates more than 830,000 regional jobs of Engineers and everyone on the Port team who helped bring this critical and $35 billion in annual wages and tax revenues. The Port of Los Angeles infrastructure priority to fruition.” – A cleaner port. A brighter future. The project involved deepening of the Port’s 45-foot deep Main Channel,

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Oman’s first sugar plant at Sohar Port Construction work on the Sultanate’s first sugar refinery project is slated to shortly commence at the Port of Sohar, according to a senior official of the port authority. Edwin Lammers, Executive Commercial Manager, said the state-of-the-art facility, with a capacity to process an estimated one million tons per annum of raw sugar, will be established at a waterfront site adjoining a major Agro-Bulk Terminal also planned at the industrial port.

and agro-bulk terminal. “Plans for the sugar refinery are progressive pretty well,” said Lammers. “At this moment, we are looking to finalise the requisite land lease agreements with the investor. The project will be built partly on available land, and partly on land currently in the hands of the container terminal. We are in the process of transferring the container terminal to a new location, and once that is done, we can finalise the process of handing over this land to the sugar refinery investor. Project designs are ready, and applications have been made for environmental permits, which must be typically done before construction starts. Construction work is expected to start during the course of this summer,” he stated in comments to the Observer. Describing the project as “large” by regional and global standards, the official said the venture will be designed to process one million tons per annum of raw sugar to produce around 900,000 tons of fine crystallised sugar. The facility will compete with existing sugar refineries in the Gulf region, but burgeoning global consumption will mean that demand will always remain strong, he noted. Spearheading the Sultanate’s maiden sugar refinery venture is an Omani businessman who has similar investments in Tanzania. “The investor has some sugarcane estates there and sees this Sohar project as added value to his logistics supply chain,” Lammers said, adding that raw sugar for the plant will be sourced from international markets depending upon price factors and market economic s. Significantly, the sugar refinery project represents the seaport’s first major departure from industries dominated by petrochemicals and metals. More importantly, it will help buttress the port’s plans to establish a modern Agro-Bulk Terminal to support the country’s food security objectives.

The sugar plant and agro terminal are proposed to be built alongside a quay currently occupied by Oman International Container Terminal (OICT). The latter facility is due to be relocated to larger premises further up the quay source : wall, thus making way for the establishment of the large-scale sugar refinery

‘No work, no pay’ is no rule at Kochi port cement terminal The State-run Kerala Headload Workers’ Welfare Board (Island Committee) has become party to allowing Nokkukooli, a system of paying for notional manual labour, at a private company’s cement terminal at Kochi port. Sources in Cochin Port Trust refused to comment on the development but the copy of an agreement between trade unions and the cement handling company shows that it is has to pay eight persons a day even if there is no scope for manual labour at the terminal.

The official said the godown had not been established but would be set up soon to stock cement that cannot be loaded on to lorries in a day’s work. The demonstration of the system of cement handling showed that no manual labour was needed to unload, pack and load the packs onto lorries for onward traffic. The trade unions objected to the operations since they would be losing jobs which were otherwise theirs. Since a dispute arose between trade unions representing workers in the cement pool of the Port Trust area, the Headload Workers’ Welfare Board intervened. And, an agreement on making payments to eight workers was thrashed out. Following the agreement, the cement terminal and handling facility, established at a cost of over Rs. 100 crore, was allowed to go on stream from March 21.

A senior official of Kerala Headload Workers’ Welfare Board, however, denied the payment of nokkukooliwhich the Port Trust and Kerala government The condition on which it was allowed to function includes a provision askhave constantly fought and claimed victory at various levels. ing the company to pay Rs. 400 per head for eight workers daily plus a levy of Rs. 112 towards the Headload Workers’ Welfare Board. There is a clause The official said the company has been making payments to the workers, who have no work at the facility because it is fully automatic. The workers that if the labourers do more work than stipulated they will be paid Rs. are being paid in the name of a godown meant for distribution of cement in 145.11 per tonne. The workers have been guaranteed wages for a minimum of 312 days in a year, excluding Sundays. Ernakulam district. He said the company had agreed to pay the minimum wages on days when there was no work just as a company was obliged to pay the minimum wages during a lay-off period.

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Workers Strike Over Pay at Hong Kong Port Backed by Li Ka-shing More than 100 workers at Hongkong International Terminals Ltd., backed by billionaire Li Ka- shing’s port operator, are striking to demand about a 20 percent pay increase amid higher inflation. Dock workers, who are staging a sit-in, want hourly wages to rise by HK$12.50 ($1.61), Ho Wai-hong, a representative of the Union of Hong Kong Dockers, said today by phone. The staff are employed by contractors, said Hongkong International Terminals Managing Director Gerry Yim.

The rising cost of consumer goods and record home prices in the former British colony are spurring discontent as the city’s wealth gap widens to the worst since records were kept in 1971. Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. in December averted labor disruptions threatened by its flight attendants union after disagreements on wage increases and working conditions. Hongkong International Terminals, part of Singapore-listed Hutchison Port Holdings Trust (HPHT), operates 12 berths at four terminals in the Chinese city and two through a venture with partner Cosco Pacific Ltd. (1199) Hong Kong has nine terminals.

The protesters are directing their demands at the contractors, and Hongkong International Terminals has asked them to pay “fair wages,” Yim said at a “We are not in a position to negotiate with the workers about how much press conference. their employers pay them,” Yim said, though Hongkong International Terminals has asked contractors to give a 5 percent pay increase this year. “The irresponsible action today by some of the protesters will in the long run hurt source : / Photo : Lam Yik Fei Hong Kong’s status as an transport and logistic center.” | vol. 06 | VI | APRIL- MAY 2013


PORT & TERMINALS “The growing Melbourne Airport Cargo Estate will provide more space for freight-related businesses to operate at the centre of the action here at Melbourne Airport,” Mr Woodruff said. The amount of air freight exported through Melbourne Airport in January 2013 outstripped Sydney (30% of total exports), Brisbane (13%) and Perth (11%). While around 85 per cent of air freight is carried in the belly of passenger aircraft, there has been an increase in the number of dedicated freighter aircraft operating at Melbourne in recent months, particularly for the export of meat to markets in the Middle East.

Melbourne Airport leads air freight exports

In addition to getting Victorian-made goods and agricultural produce to market, Melbourne Airport is also the international gateway for producers and manufacturers in Tasmania and South Australia. Melbourne Airport overtook Sydney as Australia’s leading port for air freight exports during 2012, accounting for just over 36 per cent of all air freight exports, which was an 8 per cent increase on the previous year.

A 32 per cent increase in air freight exports during January 2013 compared to Major categories by value for air freight in 2012 included medical products, a year ago has confirmed Melbourne Airport’s position as the premier Australian airport for air freight export activity. Melbourne Airport handled a record 43 per cent of all Australian air freight exports in January, or more than 12,700 tonnes in volume. Perishable items accounted for 55 per cent of all air freight exports during the month, with meat accounting for around one-quarter of all exports. “These results highlight the vital role that international air freight plays in supporting Victorian farmers and manufacturers in getting their goods to valuable overseas markets,” Melbourne Airport CEO, Chris Woodruff said.

fish and crustaceans, fresh meat, aircraft, precious stones and metals, live animals, and x-rays and specialist measuring equipment.

Victorian producers rely on air freight to export a wide variety of agricultural and horticultural products, including fresh meat; fruits, nuts and fresh fruit; vegetables; dairy, eggs and honey; live animals; and various other foodstuffs and horticultural items. These exports accounted for around 70 per cent of all air freight exports from Melbourne Airport by volume with a value of more than $740 million in 2012.

“Our freight operations, including exports, will be a major part of the future growth of the airport and will be an important aspect of the draft Master Plan we will submit to the Commonwealth Government later this year,” Mr “Our 24 hour, curfew-operation and dedicated freight terminal precinct sup- Woodruff said. ports this growing and valuable export activity.” source : / photo : routes “We are further developing our capacity for freight movements through the expansion of our freight apron, providing more space for the handling of air freight on and off aircraft.”

South Terminal Redevelopment Program goes vertical at Denver International Airport Denver International Airport’s South Terminal Redevelopment Program construction A 519-room Westin Hotel and Conference Center that will include a full-service restaurant, full gym and indoor pool uniquely situated in the saddle of the upper level of the hotel to maximize panoramic views of the mountains The construction of the hotel and conference center, as well as a train station and the planes; connecting the airport to Union Station in downtown Denver, completes the original vision for the airport, which has grown into a $22 billion a year A Public Transit Center that includes a Regional Transportation District (RTD) Aviation commuter rail station with trains making the 30-minute trip economic engine for the region’s economy. The five-year, $544 million connecting the airport with Denver’s Union Station, and; construction program will strengthen the airport’s connection to Denver’s urban core. A Public Plaza that will be Denver’s newest venue for programs and events “We are excited to see the hotel and train hall beginning to take shape,” said where passengers and visitors can find entertainment, relaxation, art and restaurants. Kim Day, Manager of Aviation. “This project will lead to new economic opportunities for the city of Denver, increase the amenities we offer our customers, and provide a convenient and efficient connection to downtown During the next year, DIA expects the hotel’s foundation and superstructure to be completed, with one floor of the hotel being completed about every six for our passengers and residents.” weeks. Work will also focus on the public transit center platform, including The South Terminal Redevelopment Program is made up of three indelarge canopies. pendent, yet physically integrated projects, which include the design and construction of: source : has reached a milestone. Vertical construction is now underway, and the 519-room Westin Hotel and Conference Center is starting to take shape.

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Tower closure would be VIA’s gain – Valley morning Star

Changi Airport enhances connectivity to Myanmar

Valley International Airport can handle additional flights if airlines now serving

Changi Airport Group (CAG) announced the arrival of a new carrier,

Brownsville discontinue service there, the VIA aviation director said Friday. Golden Myanmar Airlines, at Singapore Changi Airport. The carrier will operate daily services connecting Singapore via Yangon to Mandalay, the The Brownsville South Padre Island Airport is among 13 small airports in financial capital of Myanmar.

Texas that will lose money for staffing as the Federal Aviation Administration Mandalay is a new city link for Changi Airport and brings to 47 the number cuts hundreds of millions of dollars from its budget. of cities in Southeast Asia that Changi is connected to. The new service by In all, 149 U.S. airports will lose FAA funding to save $637 million by the end Golden Myanmar Airlines further enhances Changi Airport’s position as a key gateway to the region. of the fiscal year in September. With the loss of funding, pilots must coordinate takeoffs and landings by CAG’s Senior Vice President for Market Development, Mr Lim Ching Kiat, said, “We are extremely delighted to welcome Golden Myanmar into radio with no assistance from air traffic controllers. Changi’s family of airlines. This is a significant milestone for us given the Whether the Brownsville airport’s tower actually closes “remains to be seen,” tremendous growth opportunities for business and leisure travel between VIA Aviation Director Michael Browning said, adding that it’s possible that Singapore and Myanmar. We are confident that the additional flights will make it easier for people to travel between the two countries and we look airlines could continue to provide service without air traffic controllers. forward to working closely with the airline to realise the growth potential In response to reports that the FAA plans to cut the Brownsville airport fund- that exist in the two markets.”

ing, Browning said the Harlingen airport “is certainly more than capable of Bilateral trade between Singapore and Myanmar increased 8.6% last year handling those additional flights.” compared to 2011. The commencement of Golden Myanmar’s flights to American Eagle now has three flights per day to Brownsville; United Airlines Singapore comes at an opportune time as Myanmar steps up efforts to accelerate social-economic development in the country. has five daily flights. Aero Mexico has two flights per week Jose Mulet, VIA director of marketing, said the Harlingen airport now has Mr Aung Gyi, Golden Myanmar Airlines’ Managing Director, said, “Singaservice from Southwest Airlines with up to eight flights per day, and United pore and Myanmar have enjoyed strong trade and economic links over the last few years and Singapore currently ranks among one of Myanmar’s top with four flights per day. trade partners. Coupled with Changi Airport’s strength as a well connected Sun Country Airlines provides seasonal service to VIA, from October through aviation hub, it was not a difficult decision for us to make her our first interMay from Minneapolis-St. Paul, and there are charter flights to casinos in Ne- national destination. We plan to utilise Singapore as an extended gateway into Myanmar’s leading commercial cities and we also hope to reach other vada and Mississippi. parts of Asia from Changi Airport.” In addition to passenger service, Mulet said, FedEx operates one daily cargo flight from Memphis, and DHL flies daily cargo service from Cincinnati and Golden Myanmar Airlines will operate from Changi Airport’s Terminal 1. Monterrey, Mexico, using the largest commercial aircraft at any of the three Utilising the 180-seat A320 aircraft, the airline will operate the following flight schedule: Rio Grande Valley airports. Browning said the city of Brownsville is considering hiring the air traffic Passenger traffic between Singapore and Myanmar has grown positively in controllers and leasing the airport tower from the FAA, in which case, “things recent years. In the five years from 2008 to 2012, passenger movements between the two countries increased by 17.0% annually on a compounded will continue as they are if the city steps in.” basis. In 2012, passenger traffic grew by 22.8% year-on-year to reach The airlines are now looking at their options, he said. If airlines discontinue 406,000 movements. service to Brownsville, “it’s possible that we’ll see additional service at VIA.” The Associated Press contributed to this report source :

“The decision by Golden Myanmar Airlines to choose Changi as its first international port-of-call reflects the strength and robust potential of our air hub and we are truly honoured by this confidence. Looking ahead, we remain determined to build on our capabilities to secure Changi Airport’s position as the preferred gateway to Asia for travellers from all over the world,” added Mr Lim. source : | vol. 06 | VI | APRIL- MAY 2013



Hapag-Lloyd Hamburg Süd merger talks cease

Simplifying local surcharges

Merger talks between Hapag-Lloyd and Hamburg Süd have been suspended by As a result of positive customer feedback from the recent successful simplification Hamburg Süd’s owners the Oetker Group as the two sides failed to reach an agreement on the partnership. of ocean freight surcharges, Maersk Line is now moving into phase II - the simplification of local surcharges. Differences of opinion on the management and ownership structure of the merged companies are cited as the reason for the break in negotiations. In order to achieve a radically simplified surcharge structure for customers, Hamburg Süd is a smaller operation than Hapag-Lloyd but with a stronger Maersk Line will begin to implement phase II of this project - simplifying financial position, Hapag-Lloyd has a higher level of debt and a larger fleet. local surcharges starting 1st May 2013. Just last week Hapag-Lloyd posted an annual loss of $164.8m. This is not about adding cost, it’s about making the cost of a container easier The announcement came in a press release from Hapag-Lloyd owners Alber to understand and evaluate. Like Maersk Line, customers are continually Ballin and TUI-Hapag, halting negotiations over the merger which was an- striving to improve business processes and increase efficiencies. A simpler nounced in December 2012. surcharge landscape enables customers to reduce time spent on financial administration and leaves them with a better understanding of what they are Future strategies on finance and growth of the combined lines, including a paying for. possible IPO, were publicly discussed by significant investor in Alber Ballin, Klaus-Michael Kuhne, in an interview with Die Welt. Kuhne insisted source : that Hapag-Lloyd will seek a public listing on the stock exchange with or without Hamburg Süd and that both lines are too small to face Maersk Line, MSC and CMA CGM alone. Hamburg Süd clarified its position in a press release later this afternoon, stating that whilst it does not wish to comment publicly on the points under discussion in the talks, it supports the flotation of the merged company if certain conditions are met. The advisory and executive boards went on to comment that “Hamburg Süd remain firmly of the view that the merger of Hapag-Lloyd and Hamburg Süd would be of enormous benefit for both companies as well as for Hamburg as a shipping location.” source :

Ensco Goes Back to Keppel FELS for Another Bigfoot Keppel FELS has secured a contract from offshore rig operator and long-term partner, Ensco plc, to build a KFELS B Class jackup rig, ENSCO 110. The contract is worth about US$225 million, taking into account construction, commissioning, systems integration testing, and project management costs. The rig is scheduled to be completed in the first quarter of 2015, the unit of Keppel Offshore & Marine said on Tuesday. This will be the fourth KFELS B Class Bigfoot jackup rig in Ensco’s fleet. Keppel has delivered 16 newbuild projects to Ensco, with another four on order, including this latest contract. source :

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Rickmers-Linie expands MiddleEast/India Fleet Rickmers-Linie taken the decision to charter in to its fleet the 19,100dwt Pacific Winter, which is a sister ship of Baltic Winter, originally chartered in by Rickmers in December 2011. Rickmers will also extend the existing charter on Baltic Winter.

est lift capability of any ship in the Rickmers fleet. Two 400 tonne cranes that can be twinned to lift 800 tonnes are complemented by a 120 tonne crane further forward. These features will be invaluable on the Europe to Middle East/India Service, says Ulrich Ulrichs, Rickmers-Linie’s Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director:

With her 800 tonne lift capacity, the 2011-built Baltic Winter has proven to be a highly successful addition to the Rickmers-Linie fleet and both she “With heavy out-of-gauge cargo, you need to get the cargo as close as posand her 2012-built sister will now be given Rickmers names. They will also sible to the ultimate destination as overland transportation is expensive and feature the Rickmers-Linie logo on their hulls and Rickmers funnel colours. complicated. These vessels enable us to offer an increased choice in ports to our customers.” Pacific Winter will become Rickmers Chennai while Baltic Winter will be renamed Rickmers Dubai. Rickmers Chennai will begin her maiden voyage for Rickmers in Singapore in mid-April when she commences a voyage to Europe via India and the Compared to the 30,000dwt vessels used on the Round-The-World Pearl Middle East. Calls at any port en route can be considered. String Service, these two ships are smaller, giving them considerable flexibility because they can call at ports where depth of water, turning circles source : and berth lengths may be more restricted. Furthermore they have the great-

NYK and GDF SUEZ strengthen their collaboration with the charter of another LNG carrier NYK Energy Transport (Atlantic) Ltd, a London based subsidiary of Japanese NYK, NYK has been involved in LNG shipping since 1983 and has grown to bea leading global shipping company, and the Paris-based GDF SUEZ, one of come one of the largest independent owner/operators of LNG carriers, with the world energy leader, have entered into a time charter of the “GRACE a fleet of 68 LNG vessels of which it manages 38 through various subsidiary BARLERIA”. The LNG carrier joined the GDF SUEZ LNG fleet on 27th ship management companies. NYK Energy Transport (Atlantic) Ltd is reFebruary 2013 for a 4-year period. sponsible for NYK’s LNG and other energy related shipping activities for utilities, national and international energy companies and traders in the region “GRACE BARLERIA” has been operated by NYK since her delivery in West of Suez. 2007. She has a capacity of 149,700 m3 and is equipped with GTT’s Mark III technology. GDF SUEZ is a global LNG player and the main LNG importer in Europe. GDF SUEZ has the third largest LNG supply portfolio in the world, supplied NYK and GDF SUEZ regularly assess new business opportunities and coopfrom six different countries, and representing 16 MTPA. It controls a large erate in shipping activities: co-ownership of the LNG carrier Gaselys (60% fleet of 17 LNG carriers under mid and long term charter agreements. The NYK, 40% GDF SUEZ), co-ownership of the ship management company fleet is permanently optimised to satisfy GDF SUEZ’s long term commitGazocean (80% GDF SUEZ, 20% NYK), and the chartering of the “GRACE ments and short term opportunities. The Group has also a significant presence COSMOS” and the “GRACE ACACIA”, sister-ships of the “GRACE BARin regasification terminals around the world. LERIA”. source : | vol. 06 | VI | APRIL- MAY 2013



MacGregor has secured a further order for two 100-tonne AHC offshore MacGregor cranes from a shipbuilding group in Malaysia A leading Malaysian shipbuilding and chartering group has taken up its option for two more 100-tonne active heave-compensated (AHC) offshore cranes from MacGregor, part of Cargotec. This contract follows an identical one placed last year by the same company. These new cranes, as well as the two ordered earlier, are destined for newbuild offshore support vessels currently under construction within the group for an undisclosed owner. “We are delighted that the group has opted for MacGregor offshore cranes again. They will provide the new vessels with high-precision and reliable performance for a range of demanding offshore operations,” says Frode Grøvan, Sales and Marketing Director for MacGregor Advanced Load Handling. The cranes are scheduled for delivery in March 2014 and they will be manufactured by Cargotec’s joint venture company.

Malaysian shipbuilding group chooses two more MacGregor offshore cranes

Caption: MacGregor active heave-compensated cranes provide new vessels with high-precision and reliable performance for a range of demanding offshore operations source :

Wilhelmsen grows safety services in Australia Wilhelmsen Ships Service (WSS) has expanded and upgraded its premises and service station facilities in Darwin in direct response to market demand for the Life Raft Exchange (LRE) programme. Geoff Brown, General Manager for the Northern Territory and South Australia said: “This new facility in Darwin will service vessels operating within the region’s growing offshore and oil and gas market.” “The new premises are well placed to supply and exchange rafts in major resource ports in Australia’s North West Shelf, including Dampier, Port Hedland and Broome where our fixed-fee Life Raft Exchange concept has been proven to save our customers time and money.” The Darwin service station has increased its workshop capacity and staff to enable it to service in excess of 1000 rafts per year and opened officially in March.

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With no capital outlay, annual service cost or short term raft hire, the Life Raft Exchange (LRE) concept ensures customers have access to predictable pricing with no surprises. WSS’s global network of international offices and service stations enables vessels to exchange liferafts in every global region and the LRE program continues to grow in popularity, due mainly to its simplicity and the convenience it gives customers. source :


GAC seals deal to serve Bibby Offshore UK fleet Bibby Offshore UK Ltd has signed a non-exclusive ship agency services contract with GAC covering all ports in the UK and making the Group their first choice of provider elsewhere worldwide. Aberdeen-based Bibby Offshore UK Ltd is a subsidiary of the Bibby Line Group, providing solutions to the oil and gas sector operating in the North Sea. The deal with GAC has been signed just as Bibby Offshore UK embarks on a five-year growth plan that will see the expansion of its fleet of offshore construction vessels and ROV systems. Under the agreement, operations will be managed and overseen by GAC UK’s Director of Energy Services, Steve Gibson. In addition to ship agency, GAC will also provide a range of complementary services such as bunker fuel supplies and training, and its team in Aberdeen will be available to meet Bibby’s vessel and onshore logistics requirements wherever they berth - in the UK or overseas.

MOL Introduces Onboard New Seafarer Training Program Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President: Koichi Muto) announced that the company has built additional training facilities and cabins on CADET training vessels and started a new onboard intensive training program, called Cadet Actual Deployment forEducation with Tutorial (CADET Training). Outline of CADET Training program CADET training vessels : 15 (10 containerships and 5 VLCCs) Maximum number of trainees per year : 330 (Max. 8 per vessel in each program) Boarding period : 2-6 months MOL provides the CADET training program for cadets (officer candidates) aboard the vessels that are actually in service. This allows cadets who will support safe operation in the future to acquire basic safety education, gain a thorough understanding of the company’s guiding principles of safe operation, and practices based on those principles. In addition, the program will provide tailor-made guidance from expert onboard instructors for individu-

al cadets based on a standard training program that covers the skills required for their specific jobs. MOL already started this program in the Tanker Division, which is required to meet advanced safety standards, using two VLCCs, and about 30 trainees are taking the program now. The company plans to extend this program to containerships and other VLCCs, which are already scheduled to provide the training program. MOL sets out the goal of “Four Zeroes” - (1) Zero serious marine accident, (2) Zero oil pollution, (3) Zero fatal accident, and (4) Zero serious cargo damage - in the midterm management plan “GEAR UP! MOL” with the aim to “become the world leader in safe operation.” The company continually strives toward enhancement of safe operation by providing full-fledged training both from hardware and software aspects for seafarers to further increase their skill level. source : | vol. 06 | VI | APRIL- MAY 2013



“Santa Cruz” sailing under Luxembourg flag Previously operated by Hamburg Süd under the Liberian flag, the container ship “Santa Cruz” (7,100 TEU) is now flying Luxembourg’s flag. The change of flag was carried out in the Port of Hamburg yesterday. The “Santa Cruz”, which sails in the Europe – South America East Coast liner service, is the first Hamburg Süd vessel to be entered in Luxembourg’s shipping register. The move brings Hamburg Süd a step closer to its aim of operating 60 per cent of its owned ships under European flags. Of the 36 Hamburg Südowned vessels, 18 currently fly the German flag and one that of Luxembourg. This puts the proportion of owned ships under a European flag at 53 per cent.

It is planned to increase this proportion further. In late May, Hamburg Süd is due to take delivery of the newbuilding “Cap San Nicolas (9,100 TEU) from Korea’s Hyundai yard and operate the vessel under a European flag. Hamburg Süd worked with its long-standing partner YCF Maritime on the reflagging. YCF Maritime provides services in connection with the registration of ocean-going vessels in Luxembourg’s register through its company EuroFlag Services SàRL. source :

Evergreen Extends Service Network in the Indian Ocean Evergreen Line is teaming up with United Africa Feeder Line (UAFL) to extend its service network in the Indian Ocean. The new ISC - Mauritius - Mozambique - Africa (IMMA) Service linking the Indian sub-continent, Indian Ocean Islands and Mozambique will be launched in late April. Employing three 2,500 teu vessels, the biweekly service will have its inaugural sailing from Karachi on the 22nd of April. The port rotation will then follow as Mundra - Colombo - Port Louis - Tamatave - Durban - Maputo - Nacala - Karachi. Evergreen Line will provide two of the ships and UAFL the third. The IMMA service offers a direct link between the Indian subcontinent and the emerging markets of Southeast Africa and its scope can be further extended with on-carriage services offered to neighbouring islands in Indian Ocean and inland destinations within the African continent. The service is Evergreen’s latest bid to fulfill growing customer demand to develop new markets and follows the line’s recent service extensions into other parts of East Africa, as well as the Mediterranean and Southeast Asia, during the first quarter this year. source :

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APL clinched the inaugural Green Ship of the Year award APL clinched the inaugural Green Ship of the Year award at the 2013 International Maritime Awards organized by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore here this evening.

Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) that is 33% better than the International Maritime Organisation’s EEDI reference line for this type and size of ship.

The superior environmental features of APL Yangshan include an electronically-controlled main engine that has a significant advantage in operating The APL Yangshan, a 10,700-TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) container capability. This type of engine consumes less fuel compared to conventional ship built in 2012 currently plying the Asia-Europe trade, was singled out engines for a corresponding load and helps lower emissions. The vessel is for its outstanding energy efficiency and performance. cold-iron capable, which allows it to connect to shore power while at berth in order to reduce emissions. It is also equipped with an advanced ballast “We are very honoured to be presented the award, and to be accorded strong water treatment system to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. industry recognition of the environmental benchmark that APL has set,” said Kenneth Glenn, APL President. “In an industry where bunker fuel is a The Green Ship of the Year Award is a new category introduced at the big part of operational costs, and at a time when fuel costs are expected to Singapore International Maritime Awards this year. It recognises Singaporeremain high, it is imperative that we continue with our efforts to enhance the flagged vessels that adopt energy-efficient ship designs in order to reduce energy efficiency of our ships in order to remain competitive while provid- fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. The winner of the Green ing our customers with quality service.” Ship Award is selected based on its energy efficiency performance. APL Yangshan is part of the company’s fleet renewal programme that aims source : to inject technologically-advanced, fuel-efficient and environmentallyfriendly tonnage into APL’s global container fleet. The vessel has an Energy

Subsea 7 bags $350m Petrobras gig UK-based contractor and Brazilian major sign five-year deal for pipelay support vessel

The Kommandor 3000 is capable of installing products in water depths of up to 1000 metres and has a top tension capacity of 150 tonnes. The vessel has been working for Petrobras in 1999 and just finished a six-

Oilfield services contractor Subsea 7 has been awarded a ma- year contract that was signed with the Brazilian player in 2006. jor contract from Brazil’s state-owned oil company Petrobras, source : valued at more than $350 million. UK-based Subsea 7 said on Tuesday the deal involved the operation of the pipelay support vessel Kommandor 3000 on a day rate basis for a period of five years. The vessel is scheduled to spend about 90 days in dry-dock for maintenance but is expected to begin operations under the contract this year. | vol. 06 | VI | APRIL- MAY 2013



Wärtsilä to design and power four new offshore support vessels for Malaysian owner Wärtsilä, the marine industry’s leading solutions and services provider, has been awarded a major contract to design a series of four multi-purpose platform support vessels (MPSVs) for Armada Offshore MPSV Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bumi Armada Berhad, a Malaysian-based international offshore oilfield services provider and also the largest owner and operator of offshore support vessels in Malaysia. Wärtsilä will also supply a comprehensive solutions package for each of the vessels. The vessels will be built by a subsidiary of Nam Cheong Limited, Malaysia’s largest Offshore Support Vessels builder, in one of its subcontracted yards, Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding Ltd, in China. The Wärtsilä contract with Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding Ltd yard was signed in March 2013.

The unique WSD 1000 design is tailored to meet the specific requirements and operational modes demanded in complex off shore applications. At the same time, the interfaces during the building process and detailing stage greatly benefit from both the design and the machinery being from the same supplier, Wärtsilä. The single supplier concept also reduces the time and costs associated with the procurement and logistics procedures, while easing typical project completion concerns. “The synergistic benefits provided by Wärtsilä in supplying a comprehensive and fully integrated package, including the ship design, highly efficient propulsion machinery, and state-of-the-art automation systems, add real value for the customer. Our capabilities as a trusted partner in developing total solutions concepts is again highlighted with this valuable order,” says Magnus Miemois, Vice President, Wärtsilä Ship Power, Solutions.

Wärtsilä Ship Design has a strong global presence with operations in 10 countries. In line with the company’s strategy, Wärtsilä Ship Design’s global operations align the company closer to the needs of its customers, including both owners and shipyards. The company’s design capabilities mean that For each of the four vessels, this comprehensive solution contract comprises Wärtsilä is able to enter into dialogue with customers at an earlier stage, the basic customized design, the main power generation system, the propul- which results in offering more competitive solutions. sion system, the Wärtsilä Low Loss Concept (LLC) electrical system and the automation system. The order follows the successful execution of a simi- source : lar MPSV order in 2011 for Bumi Armada Berhad featuring a Wärtsilä ship design and fully integrated Wärtsilä machinery, electrics and automation.

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Future Prospects to Sail Maritime ‘Trains’ Through the Suez Canal One of the world’s biggest shipping companies recently announced their

It may be possible to develop all-mechanical Swiss drive mechanisms that includes sliding crossheads to carry power from both ends of a lengthwise mounted engine and drive 2-pairs of counter-rotating vertical-axis propulsion units, located under the tug near both the bow and the stern. Such a propulsion system could generate massive thrust at high efficiency while sailing at relatively low sailing speeds.

intention to sail more of their ships through the Suez Canal, instead of the Panama Canal. There are ongoing developments in international trade that in turn affect international transportation and would increase the amount of maritime tonnage that would sail through the Suez Canal. These developments include the construction of newer and larger ports at Mumbai and Cochin in The absence of navigation locks along the Suez Canal offers the advantage of India and a new super-port at Sri Lanka. the canal being able to accommodate extended length trains of coupled ships. The operation of these ports would compete with the operation of the con- Along with developing ultra-powerful super tugs able to simultaneously push tainer port located at the Persian Gulf and serve as a stopover for a large per- and pull a pair of ‘post-Panamax’ or ‘Suezmax’ ships through the canal, there centage of east-west ship transport. Smaller ships that sail to and from several may be additional scope to develop a floating coupling that would connect the Far Eastern Asian ports such as Singapore and Hong Kong, may transfer their bow of one ship to the stern of another, while simultaneously reducing water cargo to larger ships headed to Europe or the American East Coast at super drag at that coupling. A combination of 2-supertugs and a floating coupling ports located around the Indian sub-continent. The smaller ships may carry unit could sail a train of 4 x ‘post-Panamax’ ships through the Suez Canal. cargo to their return voyages as the larger ships sail toward the Suez Canal.

Authorities impose a speed limit on ships that sail through the Suez Canal and levy fines for speeders. As the volume of international trade grows, the volume of ship traffic or tonnage that sails through the canal will increase in the future. There are a variety of possible alternatives by which to increase the number of shipping containers or the tonnage that sails through the canal would include widening and deepening the canal or increasing the size of ‘Suezmax’ ships that sail through. Another alternative would involve technology that allows ships to be coupled into oceanic trains. When sailing through the canal at reduced speed as compared to ship cruising speed on the open ocean, ship propellers operate at reduced rotational speed and at greatly reduced efficiency. A tugboat that has specifically been designed to sail at Suez Canal speed limits could use a propulsion system that would deliver peak propulsive efficiency while sailing at that speed, especially while towing or pushing a ship. It may be possible for a ‘super-tug’ to simultaneously push one ship while towing a second ship of equivalent size. The development of such technology would depend on the willingness of Suez Canal authorities to allow coupled maritime trains to sail through the canal, a possible means by which to increase the number of ships and volume of cargo that would sail through the canal. One possible train may involve combinations such as ship-tug-ship-tug-ship, where 2-cooridinated tugs would navigate a train of 3-post ‘Panamax’ size of ships through the canal. Automated navigation technology from companies such as Autonav would assure a maritime ‘train’ of safe passage through the canal, by coordinating the operation of the tugs and the ships.

The scope and sophistication of anti-pirate enforcement in the Gulf of Aden and Gulf of Oman would affect the volume of traffic that would sail through the Suez Canal. That enforcement may include the use of small remotely controlled aircraft known as drones. The combination of assured passage for oceanic trains through the Suez Canal along with a secure maritime passage between the Red Sea and Arabian Sea may provide future opportunity to sail coupled oceanic trains from deep-sea ports at Mumbai, Cochin and Sri Lanka to deep seaports located around the Mediterranean Sea and Black Sea. The combination of the willingness of Suez Canal authorities to allow passage for oceanic trains to sail through their canal at competitive prices along with the ability of ship designers to develop workable coupled oceanic trains, could give the Suez Canal a competitive edge over the enlarged Panama Canal in terms of attracting maritime customers. During the northern winter months, the direction of prevailing winds over the Gulf of Oman, Arabian Sea, Gulf of Aden and Red Sea would result in lower wave heights as compared to the higher wave heights that in those regions during summer. A peak demand for consumer goods occurs during the weeks and months that precede the end of each year. During that time, gentler wave conditions occur on the Arabian Sea and Gulf of Aden, easing the operation of coupled oceanic trains that would sail in those regions. Coupled oceanic trains that through the Suez Canal may be assembled and disassembled near the ports of Suez and Said or at ports located around India and at Sri Lanka. Sailing oceanic trains through the Suez Canal could increase the number of containers and the tonnage that would pass through the canal. source :

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Remontowa Shipbuilding has signed a new contract to deliver a double-ended passenger-car ferry with gas-electric propulsion The new ferry was delivered to the Danish Samsø municipality (Jutland Peninsula) which authorities put a very strong emphasis on environmental protection (100% of island’s electricity comes from wind power). In accordance with the municipality’s generally accepted pro-environmental policy, the ordered ferry also meet high ecological requirements. The 100 m long vessel with max speed up to 16 knots was designed for year-round service between the island and the mainland. The ferry’s be able to carry onboard up to 600 passengers along with 160 cars. Up-to-date, the Polish Remontowa Shipbuilding has delivered eight gas-powered ferries (for Norwegian local ferry traffic) and another two are just under construction. At the same time it will be the first ferry with such propulsion built for an owner from Denmark. source :

Disney Fantasy Cruise Ship Returns to Port with Medical Emergencies The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that the Disney Fantasy cruise ship returned to Port Canaveral yesterday night shortly after sailing from the Florida port after 2 passengers experienced medical emergencies. The medical emergencies involved a 6 year old child with diabetes and a 77 year old man with a heart condition. The Disney cruise ship initially sailed from Port Canaveral around 5 PM but returned at around 8:30 PM to disembark the two passengers for emergency medical treatment at a local hospital. Readers will recall that the Disney Fantasy was the location of a neardrowning last week when a 4 year old child slipped below the water in the Donald Pool which is not staffed with a lifeguard. The incident sparked a debate about parental responsibility and whether the pool was safely designed and adequately staffed. source :

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NOL adds new 14,000-TEU “Eco ship” Singapore’s NOL Group is spending $4 billion to renew its fleet with some of the most-efficient,

draft combinations. The result was an optimized bow and hull form that maximizes operating efficiency.

environmentally friendly containerships in the market. It recently took delivery of the APL Temasek, the first of ten 14,000-TEU containerships.

Fuel has emerged as the biggest operating expense for ship operators. NOL says the 14,000 TEU boxships could deliver an estimated 16 percent fuel savings between the speed range of 15 and 18 knots. This is equivalent to an estimated $3 million in annual bunker fuel savings per ship.

Built by Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), The APL Temasek was officially named in a ceremony in Singapore by Mrs Mary Tan (shown at center of photo), the wife of Singapore’s President Tony Tan Keng Yam. The vessel’s name was inspired by the old name of Singapore, meaning “Sea Town.” NOL said that APL Temasek’s sister ships will likewise be named after icons of the island state. “We celebrate a landmark in NOL’s history,” says NOL Group Chairman Kwa Chong Seng. “We are modernizing our fleet, improving our cost structure, and investing in the future. To compete successfully in today’s marketplace, we must ensure that we have the most competitive product with the latest technology, design and sustainability features.”

Some of the green features of the containership include the ability to connect to shore power, installation of a ballast water treatment system, an online energy efficiency monitoring system and DNV’s Green Passport, which will track and document all of the hazardous materials used to build the ship and incorporated during the vessel’s service life. By consuming less fuel, this new series of ships will also emit less carbon emissions. Its fuel efficiency, measured by the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI), is certified to be 33% better than guidelines set by the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

“With the delivery of this new series, we are on track to fulfill current and The 14,000-TEU series of ships feature several innovations that improve future requirements for more economical and environmentally-sustainable operational efficiency. For example, its MAN B&W S-type long-stroke main engine is equipped with electronic fuel injection which is optimized to ship operations,” says Kwa. operate at various loads efficiently. The ship will operate between ports in China, Singapore and Europe through the Suez Canal. In addition, its specially designed bow and broader hull form improve operating efficiency at various speeds, especially for slow steaming. NOL estimates that with the new design, it is able to improve fuel efficiency by about 20% to 30% per TEU for a speed range of 15-18 knots, compared to previous designs.

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The 369m next generation containership is the result of a close cooperation between APL, the container shipping arm of the NOL Group, with HHI and classification society DNV. APL worked with the shipyard and DNV to analyze the expected trading conditions for the containerships and identified nine different speed and | vol. 06 | VI | APRIL- MAY 2013



Panama Canal Administrator Discusses Impact of Expansion in Sea Asia 2013 Panama Canal Administrator Jorge L. Quijano discussed with maritime industry leaders the impact of the Expansion and the role it will play in trade between Asia and Latin America.

Fourth high-speed support vessel for Marineco

The ‘Marineco Thunderbird’ is UK based Marineco’s fourth FCS 2610 Twin “We believe the expanded Canal will have a significant impact in many seg- Axe. ments of the market,” Quijano said during his presentation in Sea Asia 2013 held this week in Singapore. “Most importantly, it will foster the growth of Marineco was the first customer to buy one of these vessels nearly two and a half years ago, based on a design for an Offshore and Offshore Wind foreign trade of user countries through the Panama route.” support vessel which Damen really believed in. The recent purchase of As part of his presentation in the Sea Asia Global Forum, the Panama Canal Thunderbird is proof of the concept and its future. Administrator underlined the new opportunities the Expansion would open Siemens will be deploying Thunderbird off the west coast of England, at the for global trade, in segments including container and dry bulk carriers, as same latitude as Barrow, where it will be used to perform installation and well as the possible new market segment of liquefied natural gas (LNG). maintenance work for Walney Offshore Windfarms. The vessel’s superstruc“In the case of containerships, carriers will be able to deploy vessels of up to ture is spacious, offering sleeping accommodation (four two-person cabins) 13,200 TEUs through the Canal, allowing carriers to reduce their operating and making it possible for the crew to stay on-site for longer periods of time. costs and carbon emissions, as well as provide a more timely delivery of goods,” Quijano added. FCS 2008 Quijano also highlighted the importance that the Panama Canal Expansion The FCS 2008, a smaller version of the FCS 2610, will be introduced on the would have in the Asia-Latin America trade. market in the summer of 2013. Smaller size, lower fuel consumption and an attractive purchase price will make this vessel a strong competitor for other “In the future, we foresee trade growing between Asia and Latin America, where Panama also has a significant competitive advantage due to its unique makes of comparable size. geographical position at the nexus of the Americas,” Quijano stated. “With Marineco East Asia sourcing more and more raw materials out of Latin America, in particular coal and iron ore, the expanded Canal will offer enormous new Damen Shipyards has had a long and solid relationship with Marineco. opportunities.” Every vessel in Marineco’s fleet is a Damen vessel. This enables their experienced crews to offer optimum service in the fields of towing, anchor In addition, Quijano detailed the progress of the Expansion Program and mentioned the opportunities that the Expansion will generate for Panama to handling, cable laying, dredge-pipe connection, ship-to-ship transfers, coastline restoration and pushboat handling. become a major transshipment hub. source : The Panama Canal Expansion Program is a US$5.2 billion project that involves building a new lane of traffic along the waterway through the construction of a new set of locks to double the waterway’s capacity and satisfy the increasing demand of world maritime trade. The expanded Canal will have a direct impact on economies of scale, tightening global supply chain. The other panelists during this session included: Mohammed Al Muallem, Senior Vice President and Managing Director - UAE Region, DP World; Masamichi Morooka, Chairman, International Chamber of Shipping and President and Chief Executive Officer, NYK-Hinode Line Ltd.; and Dr Jubara Al Sureisry, Minister of Transport, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The session’s chair was Chris Hayman, Chairman of Seatrade. Following his presentation, Quijano and the other three distinguished panelists addressed the audience’s questions. source :

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Three more Damen Twin Axe Fast Crew Suppliers on their way to Maritime Craft Services With more than 30 years experience, the Scottish family firm operates a 19-strong fleet of tugs and workboats internationally and already has several Damen vessels including Multi Cats and Shoalbusters. MCS has been active in the offshore wind market for many years but decided to enter the crew transfer market in 2011.

perstructure, providing more accommodation space than the first model. The MCS Pampero also has a wrap-around fender to improve impact absorption and this is now being retrofitted to the MCS Sirocco.” Additional info – Fast Crew Supplier 2610 an ‘Industry Standard’ The Twin Axe design is a further development of Damen’s pioneering and highly successful Sea Axe concept. This unique hull form gives unparalleled seakeeping behaviour and means that the vessel can travel at full speed (26 knots), while still providing a safe and comfortable ride for the crew. The vessel can easily handle 2.5 m significant wave heights, without losing any performance and extensive tests have proven that the vessel reduces bow slamming entirely under certain conditions.

MCS CEO, Mr Dirk Kuijt, says: “The Damen product comes up trumps again. The revolutionary Twin Axe Catamaran design pierces smoothly through the waves, reducing slamming to a minimum which makes it very comfortable for the crew and i’s passengers. With the usual high standard of Introduced to the market in June 2011, the Damen Twin Axe Fast Crew SupDamen Shipyards’ finishing, the FCS 2610 is proven to be very reliable and plier 2610 is already establishing itself as “The Industry Standard” for the offshore wind industry. “Damen was delighted when a major wind turbine more than capable of doing the job it is designed and intended for.” manufacturer put out a tender requiring that companies deploy Twin Axe vessels when handling its turbines,” he says. Damen is the only Twin Axe Five vessels manufacturer. The company’s first Twin Axe FCS 2610, MCS Sirocco was delivered in June Building for stock 2012 and the second, MCS Pampero, in December last year. The three new vessels, MCS Boreas, MCS Blue Norther and MCS Levanto are sister vessels And although the vessel has been eagerly adopted by the offshore wind industry, the vessel is suitable in multiple roles and provides a very stable to MCS Pampero. platform for diving support for instance. It can easily be converted back into a FCS overnight. To meet demand for the Twin Axe FCS 2610 Damen All the vessels have been built in Damen Shipyards Singapore, which is a builds them continuously for stock. Group specialist in high-speed aluminium craft. source :

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Port of Corpus Christi approves rail yard grant agreement with Maritime Administration In Texas, Port Corpus Christi Commissioners approved a grant agreement with the Maritime Administration, outlining the terms and conditions for the use of its Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) funds. On June 21, 2012, the U.S. Department of Transportation awarded a $10-million TIGER grant to the port for Phase I construction of the Nueces River Rail Yard (NRRY). When complete, the NRRY will include an 8,000-foot unit train siding and a four-ladder track interchange yard totaling 15,400 track feet, enough space for more than 335 rail cars. The construction contract documents for Phase I of the NRRY are nearly complete and the project is scheduled to be advertised for bidding later this month. The total estimated cost of the Phase I portion of the NRRY is $18

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million. The Port of Corpus Christi Authority will provide $8 million in funding for this project and will recover approximately half of this amount from a surcharge fee that will be assessed to its rail providers. “The expansion of the port’s rail capabilities is an important logistics project critical to the port’s strategic diversification efforts. The U.S. Department of Transportation recognized our need for rail improvement and awarded the port with resources from TIGER grant funds to move forward with the construction of the new rail yard. The Nueces Rail Yard will support the growth of movement of goods capabilities in and out of the port,” said Mike Carrell, Port Corpus Christi Commission chairman. source :


Bombardier to Supply Further TWINDEXX Vario Double-deck Trains

Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation will deliver 12 BOMBARDIER

able seating and large windows that fill the interior with light and offer passengers splendid views,” said Dr. Roman Müller, Vice President Sales Germany, Bombardier Transportation. “Our variable trains enable operators to meet fully the needs of modern rail transportation by combining high passenger capacity with enhanced flexibility. Continuous development of proven solutions is the secret behind the success of these popular doubledeck trains manufactured in Görlitz. The trains are always state-of-the-art and remain as reliable as ever.”

TWINDEXX Vario trains for commuter services to Deutsche Bahn AG (DB AG), which won a Europe-wide tender to operate passenger services in the Main-Spessart region. The order placed at the end of March 2013 is valued at approximately 113 million euro ($145 million US) and is part of a framework agreement signed in December 2008. Under the agreement, DB AG has already ordered 290 variable double-deck coaches for long-distance and regional routes. A high proportion of multi-purpose areas distributed along the entire length of the train provide space for up to 48 bicycles. Greater space between The 12 new TWINDEXX Vario double-deck trains each consist of two seats offering more legroom, a large number of tables, power outlets even motor cars and two intermediate coaches. Their wide kinematic profile and in second class, a toilet in each carriage, large windows and high-quality lightweight steel construction provide a spacious interior and generous First class seating with real leather seats, carpet and reading lights ensure headroom along the upper deck windows. With a top speed of 160 km/h, the a comfortable journey. Light, friendly interiors, transparent glass partitions trains will operate between the towns of Bamberg, Würzburg, Aschaffenand video surveillance increase passengers’ sense of security. burg and Frankfurt. Delivery of the trains will begin in the second half of 2015. The motor cars are equipped with the reliable, energy efficient BOMBARDIER MITRAC 1000 drive and control system. With four drive motors per The coaches provide low-floor entrances and multi-purpose areas on the power car, a four-car TWINDEXX Vario train is driven via 50% of its axles, lower deck with plenty of room to transport bicycles or luggage. Each which among other things enables rapid acceleration, even in poor weather. train has an intermediate coach with a dedicated area for passengers with reduced mobility and a special needs toilet. The upper deck of this coach TWINDEXX Vario trainsets can be coupled together to double passenger houses the first class section, with a comfortable 2+1 seating layout and capacity on busy routes. The trains’ length can be adjusted easily by insertnumerous extras such as reading lamps and power outlets. The second class ing or removing an intermediate coach, demonstrating a high level of flexfeatures comfortable seats, tables, adjustable armrests, power outlets and a ibility and the advantages of the variable single-car concept. children’s corner. The motor cars and the other intermediate coaches are all equipped with a standard toilet. Low-floor entry allows passengers to board Bombardier builds its double-deck trains at its Görlitz plant in Germany. Its and disembark easily even on routes with different platform heights, serving site in Hennigsdorf, Germany, is involved in a wide range of research and platforms between 380 mm and 760 mm in height. development activities. The bogies are manufactured in Siegen, Germany, and the drive engines are manufactured in Västerås, Sweden. Bombardier “Travelling in the new TWINDEXX Vario double-deck trains from Bomhas delivered almost 2,000 modern double-deck cars to Deutsche Bahn bardier is particularly pleasant thanks to their spacious headroom, comfort- since 1992. source : | vol. 06 | VI | APRIL- MAY 2013



Russian Railways, Siemens and Sinara Group sign cooperation agreement on railway and power engineering A strategic cooperation agreement on manufacturing locomotives has

Mitsubishi Electric Delivers World’s First SiC Auxiliary Power Supply Systems for Railcars

been signed at the Hannover Messe, the world’s largest industrial fair. Vladimir Yakunin, President of Russian Railways, Dmitry Pumpyansky, President of the Sinara Group, and Peter Löscher, President and Chief Executive Officer of Siemens, signed the agreement in the presence of Russia’s Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov on 8 April 2013.

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced that it has comThe partners agreed to expand the range of main line freight locomotives, mercialized namely to produce single-section AC and DC electric trains with asynchronous motor drives at Ural Locomotives LLC, a joint venture of Siemens and and delivered railcar auxiliary power supply systems that incorporate the the Sinara Group. world’s first silicon carbide (SiC) power modules for actual use in operating trains. Systems now being installed for test operation in new Type 1000 railcars of Tokyo Metro’s Ginza Line subway are scheduled to enter commercial operation in June. Auxiliary power supply systems provide electricity to air conditioners and lighting inside railcars. Compared to Mitsubishi Electric’s existing system incorporating silicon power modules, the new system achieves 30% less power loss, is 20% smaller and 15% lighter. It also reduces transformer noise by 4dB due to a 35% improvement in the distortion rate of output voltage waveforms. Compared to Si, SiC helps to reduce size and weight through lowered power loss and higher energy efficiency, as well as smaller power module radiators. Mitsubishi Electric has developed a variety of SiC power module applications, including the world’s first large-voltage SiC railcar inverters for DC600V/750V power lines, which were launched in October 2011 and incorporated in Tokyo Metro’s Ginza Line Type 01 railcars in February 2012. Also, SiC railcar inverters developed for DC1500V power lines were launched in November 2012 and installed in Tokyo Metro’s Tozai Line Type 15000 railcars beginning in January 2013. The new SiC auxiliary power supply system incorporate technologies Mitsubishi Electric developed for SiC inverters. source :

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“We are very pleased that we have such partners. What we are doing is not a repetition of the past. We are setting up production which has never existed in Russia,” said Vladimir Yakunin, President of Russian Railways. It is envisaged that 350 of these locomotives will be supplied to Russia’s railways by 2020. Specific delivery details will be defined in the contract which the parties intend to sign in 2014. The parties also agreed on the need for the full maintenance and repair of the locomotives. As Russia’s Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov noted following the signing, “the agreement not only solves the tasks involved in technologically renovating industrial production in the country, but also, in particular, improving the performance of rolling stock, and hence reducing the cost to manufacturing companies of transporting their products.” In order to reach 80% localisation of production of the Desiro RUS series of electric trains by the end of 2017 at Ural Locomotives, the three companies agreed on a list of basic units and components for the train which should be localised in the Russian Federation. source :


Final High Speed Rail Study Released High Speed Rail (HSR) connecting the nation’s East Coast capital

Ansaldo STS (Finmeccanica group) and Cofely Ineo (GDF SUEZ group) selected for the signalling of the Tangiers-Kenitra line

cities has the potential to be a game-changer, transforming the way Australians live, work and take holidays.

The Office National des Chemins de Fer (ONCF) has awarded to the consortium

It also has the capacity to better integrate our regional and metropolitan communities, ease congestion on our roads as well as provide a new foundation for a low carbon, high productivity economy.

consisting of Ansaldo STS France and Cofely Ineo, the design and supply of the railway signalling, telecommunications and control traffic center of the future 183 km High Speed Line connecting the cities of Tangiers and Kenitra (along Atlantic coast). The total amount of the contract is Euro

Already this technology is being rolled out across the globe with clear economic, productivity, lifestyles and environmental benefits.

That’s why this Federal Labor Government commissioned a landmark study 120 Million. in 2010 investigating HSR in Australia, and today I’m releasing in full the Within the frame of the contract, Ansaldo STS, the leader of the consortium second and final report. and reference company for the railway signalling and automations, based on its excellence in the French High Speed domain, will cover all of the phases This landmark study fulfils a key 2010 election commitment, and reflects of the signalling implementation from design to integration and commisour vision and determination to move Australia and its economy towards a sioning. low carbon, high productivity and even more prosperous future. The report identifies a potential route for HSR between Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane. It estimates the costs and benefits of HSR, and investigates a raft of issues including construction, patronage, environmental, and urban and regional development.

Ansaldo STS will provide the telecommunication equipment, next generation interlocking, track circuits, ERTMS Level 1 & 21 based automatic train control and automatic train protection, as well as the control traffic centre located in Rabat. These technologies have either already been deployed or are currently under deployment in France.

The study concludes that once fully operational, HSR could carry 84 million passengers each year, with express journey times of less than three hours between Melbourne and Sydney and between Sydney and Brisbane. Such a network has the potential to deliver a net economic benefit and generate sufficient revenue to cover its operating and asset renewal costs.

Cofely Ineo, the major integrator of railway signalling solutions, will deploy the wayside equipment and will provide the power supply and the relating cable networks. Its engineering office will provide all of the execution plans required for the installation of complex and critical systems.

But equally, HSR would be a monumental endeavour, with very real techni- The complete system will allow safe and reliable commercial operations on the new line, up to 320 km/h. cal, logistical and financial challenges. That’s why we must take a deliberate, thoughtful approach and this report provides a comprehensive analysis With particular attentiveness to the social and economical development on which an informed public debate is now possible. of Morocco, both Cofely Ineo and Ansaldo STS, within their respective domains, will strive to establish local partnership in order to organize and To this end, I am today initiating a comprehensive program of public consultation and debate on the role HSR could play in Australia’s transport manage the transfer of knowledge to support the development of the skills future. As part of this, I am inviting feedback and views on the report and its and professionalism within the high speed rail sector. findings from all interested parties by 30 June 2013.

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The full report and feedback forms are available at: au/hsr. My Department’s HSR Unit is also embarking on detailed consultations with industry, local governments and community groups. I am also establishing a high level HSR Advisory Group to work along with the HSR Unit in directly advising the Government on key industry and community issues arising out of the report. source : | vol. 06 | VI | APRIL- MAY 2013



GVK Hancock seizes advantage in Galilee infrastructure race GVK Hancock has lurched into the lead of the slow-motion race for control of

Adani plans to link its Carmichael project with a 185km line that runs east-west to connect with Aurizon’s existing Newlands rail link at North the Galilee Basin’s yet-to-be-built supply chain, signing a preliminary agreeGoonyella. ment with rail operator Aurizon to develop rail and port infrastructure. GVK’s Galilee operations comprise the 30mtpa Kevins Corner and 30mtpa Under the deal announced on Monday, Aurizon would acquire a 51% majorAlpha and Alpha West projects. Gina Rhinehart’s Hancock Coal owns 21% ity interest in GVK’s wholly-owned Hancock Coal Infrastructure. GVK of the Alpha project. Hancock plans to build a 500km heavy gauge rail link from the proposed coal terminal at Abbot Point, following a north-south route to the Galilee GVK’s chairman, GVK Reddy, spelled out the significance of the comBasin. pany’s Galilee ambitions: “This is one of the most significant deals in Queensland’s coal history. The announcement gives GVK a key advantage over its rival Indian coal developer Adani, making it the first cab off the rank in the competition to “The development of the rail and port infrastructure will unlock the Galilee establish operational control of the supply chain for potential Galilee coal Basin and see the development of Alpha, Kevin’s Corner and Alpha West, producers. creating one of the largest integrated coal development projects globally.” The Queensland Government has said it will allow only one rail corridor from the Galilee to the coast. Deputy Premier, Jeff Seeney, acknowledged Aurizon and GVK’s “first mover advantage” in the race for Gallilee infrastructure, but reiterated previous statements that any new rail infrastructure would remain open for third party access.

Queensland Resources Council chief executive, Michael Roche, compared the initiatives to unlock the Galilee’s coal potential to famed nation-building enterprises.

“Infrastructure projects of this size and scope are once-in-a-lifetime opportunities akin to a Snowy Mountains Scheme or Townsville to Mount Isa Fellow Galilee hopeful Adani is pushing similar infrastructure plans to GVK railway line.” Hancock for its Carmichael project, but has only committed to jointly investigate rail plans for the Galilee, also with Aurizon. source : Both companies propose to link their massive Galilee coal projects to Abbot Point coal terminals and rail links of at least 60mtpa capacity. The third Galilee hopeful, Clive Palmer’s China First, is also developing an ambitious integrated mine, rail and port plan in the $8bn price range – but currently lags behind its rivals at this stage.

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Jumbo steel beams set to make record-breaking journey to Germany 14 jumbo steel beams made by ArcelorMittal in Luxembourg will begin a unique journey to Dresden that could result in a Guinness World Record for steel.

A new kind of beam The beams’ departure from Differdange marks the culmination of a year’s work. Having received the order in January 2012, the customer requirements proved to be a real challenge. Up until last year, HEA 800 profile steel beams (rolled beams encased in concrete) had never been made to the length needed in this case: 60.6 metres. In order to achieve the required length, two beams – one measuring 37 metres and the other 23 metres - were welded together at ArcelorMittal’s C3P finishing centre in Differdange, before being loaded onto the wagons.

With each beam measuring more than 60 metres and all 14 beams weighing 380 tonnes in total, transportation from ArcelorMittal Differdange to the customer had to be carefully planned. Beams of this length have never been transported by rail, so ArcelorMittal and CFL cargo – a joint venture between ArcelorMittal and Luxembourg’s national rail company, Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois or CFL - in cooperation with an engineering firm, had to work out a detailed logistics plan. To add to the challenge, the beams Highest quality – which are being used to build a Deutsche Bahn railway bridge in Germany - have to be delivered ‘just-in-time’, precisely when they are needed for the Orders for Deutsche Bahn must meet the highest quality standards. “The construction. welds must be just so, in order to satisfy the demands made by Deutsche Bahn. Prior to being transported, all the beams were inspected three times The beams are being transported in pairs, on groups of three wagons, for production defects and potential irregularities,” said Jean-François secured by means of custom-made pivoting, which uses pivoting and slidLiesch, general manager of ArcelorMittal’s Differdange steelworks. “This ing crosspieces. “This ensures that the beams remain straight during the project also demonstrates our flexibility and capability to adapt to the needs transport, while the wagons underneath can follow the curve of the railroad and plans of our customers and turn them into reality. It is a fantastic extracks,” explains Fritz Crelo, CFL cargo loading expert and head wagon ample of how steel is part of the fabric of life.” inspector, who is accompanying the beams to Dresden. “Such an extraordinary project requires the seamless cooperation of many Such long beams have never been transported over such a long distance, different teams, all working towards the same goal: providing the customer from a production site to a construction site. The rail wagons have been with high-quality products and services”, said Fernand Rippinger, CEO of customised by CFL cargo specifically for this journey, while CFL cargo is CFL cargo. transporting them along specific railway lines to avoid very tight curves. Tonight, the train will depart from Differdange with the first 14 beams for “This job has been very challenging and exciting, and is a world-first. We the bridge; a second delivery is scheduled for 2014. The 14 beams - bolted have therefore decided to enter this project as a Guinness World Record,” together into seven pairs – and the 21 wagons plus the locomotive will bring said Fred Weissenburger, the ArcelorMittal engineer in charge of this proja total load of around 790 tonnes onto the railroad tracks. ect. “Our application is already in.” source : | vol. 06 | VI | APRIL- MAY 2013



‘SuperTruck’ Yields 54 Percent Increase in Fuel Economy Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) and Peterbilt Motors Company, a division of PACCAR (Nasdaq: PCAR), released test results today showing their demonstration tractor-trailer achieved a 54 percent increase in fuel economy, averaging nearly 10 miles per gallon (mpg) under real world driving conditions.

integral parts of the trucks of tomorrow,” said David Koeberlein, Principal Investigator for the SuperTruck program at Cummins. “We are focused on developing innovations that meet and exceed the needs of our customers, while helping to create a cleaner, healthier and safer environment.”

Cummins personnel have been focused on the engine and its integration with the powertrain. They have been working with several other companies and research institutions to develop numerous changes in the combustion The “SuperTruck” developed by the two companies features a higher-effisystem as well as advances to reduce internal friction and so-called “paraciency engine and an aerodynamic tractor-trailer that significantly reduces drag. The truck also includes a system that converts exhaust heat into power sitic power” – excess power the engine needs to run such things as lube and coolant pumps and air compressors. delivered to the crankshaft, electronic controls that use route information to optimize fuel use, tires with lower rolling resistence and lighter-weight In addition to the truck’s exterior, Peterbilt and its partners have been workmaterial throughout. ing on improvements in the drivetrain, the idle management system, weight reduction and vehicle climate control. Eaton’s advanced transmission faciliThe Class 8 Peterbilt 587 powered by a Cummins ISX15 engine averaged tates further engine downspeeding for additional fuel economy benefits. 9.9 mpg during testing last fall on U.S. Route 287 between Fort Worth and Vernon, Texas. The testing was conducted over 11 runs meeting SAE International test standards along a 312-mile route. The tractor-trailer had a “Aerodynamics has been a significant contributor to the efficiency gains,” said Scott Newhouse, Senior Assistant Chief Engineer of Product Developcombined gross weight of 65,000 lbs. ment at Peterbilt. “We are very pleased with what our team has been able to accomplish using a comprehensive tractor-trailer approach.” Today’s long-haul trucks typically achieve between 5.5 and 6.5 mpg. The 54 percent increase in fuel economy would save about $25,000 annually Cummins is a prime contractor leading one of four vertical teams under the based on today’s diesel fuel prices for a long-haul truck traveling 120,000 miles per year. It would also translate into a 35 percent reduction in annual Department of Energy’s SuperTruck project. SuperTruck is one of several initiatives under the 21st Century Truck Partnership, which is a publicgreenhouse gases per truck. private partnership founded to further stimulate innovation in the trucking industry through the sponsoring government agencies, companies, national The potential savings in fuel and greenhouse gases are enormous, with laboratories and universities. about 2 million registered tractor-trailers on U.S. roads today, according to The American Trucking Association. Cummins, Peterbilt and their program partners will have invested $38.8 In addition to the fuel economy improvements, the truck also demonstrated million in private funds over the four-year life of their SuperTruck program, which started in 2010, with critical support coming through awarded matcha 61 percent improvement in freight efficiency during testing compared to ing grants from the Department of Energy’s Vehicle Technologies Program. a baseline truck driving the same route. That significantly exceeded the 50 percent SuperTruck program goal set by the U.S. Department of Energy. Testing will continue in 2013 on a new Peterbilt 579 that Cummins and PeFreight efficiency is an important metric in the transportation industry that terbilt are confident will take what has been achieved so far to even higher is based on payload weight and fuel efficiency expressed in ton-miles per levels. The testing will address use of the tractor-trailer over a 24-hour gallon. period; including periods when drivers are at rest but still need power for such things as air conditioning and small appliances. “Many of the technologies we are testing on the engine and truck will be source :

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NEW ACTROS OPENS LATEST CHAPTER IN C&H (HAULIERS) SUCCESS STORY Leading paper haulier and distributor C&H (Hauliers) Ltd has set the seal on a £4-million overhaul of its fleet by investing in 40 Mercedes-Benz tractor units and 34 high-volume SDC curtainside trailers. The trucks were supplied by dealer Sparshatts of Kent, and are the subject of a Mercedes-Benz Financial Services operating lease. All are New Actros 2545 models with range-topping GigaSpace cabs and fuel-efficient 450hp straight-six engines.

as they should improve further as they ‘bed in’. “What’s beyond any doubt,” he continues, “is that aesthetically our latest trucks look absolutely tremendous, with their colour-coded bumpers and mirror housings. Driver feedback has also been exceptionally positive – the latest Mercedes PowerShift automated transmission seems to be more responsive than the version it’s replaced, and has been particularly well received.”

Mr Mercer also relies heavily on Sparshatts, not only to undertake vehicle maintenance and repairs but also to manage relationships with those The manufacturer’s Used Commercial Vehicle Centre at Wentworth Park, Mercedes-Benz dealers whose areas of responsibility coincide with other near Barnsley, played a key role in the deal – having recently begun support- C&H (Hauliers) depot locations. ing the Mercedes-Benz network by making part-exchange agreements, it took back 24 of C&H (Hauliers) previous Actros 2544 Long Distance units, “Everything is looked after on my behalf by Sparshatts,” he says. “The all of which have since entered service with new operators. dealer’s support is fabulous. They keep us close and on the rare occasions that we’ve had an issue they’ve invariably responded very quickly.” C&H (Hauliers) is part of the Charles Gee Group of global logistics companies and transports more than 2.2 million tonnes of ‘forest products’ each C&H (Hauliers) will be presenting one of its New Actros at the Multimodal year, including everything from reeled newsprint and palletised book paper, freight transport and logistics exhibition, to be held at the Birmingham NEC to packs of timber and tissues, and waste paper for recycling. from April 23-25. The company operates from a head office on the north bank of the Thames estuary in Tilbury, Essex, and from other depots in the ports of Chatham, Felixstowe, Hull, Kings Lynn and Liverpool. However, several of its New Actros are working from the Aylesford Newsprint mill in Aylesford, Kent, close to Sparshatts’ Sittingbourne HQ.

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C&H (Hauliers) bought its first Mercedes-Benz trucks in 2002; today, most of its 113 tractor units wear three-pointed stars. The company trialled a New Actros ‘seed’ vehicle for six months before committing to its latest order. Managing Director Steve Mercer says: “I’m always reluctant to talk about fuel figures because you need to let a fair amount of time pass before attempting to come up with an accurate fleet average. However, initial results suggest our Euro 5 New Actros are already about 0.3 of a mile per gallon more fuel-efficient than their predecessors, which is certainly encouraging | vol. 06 | VI | APRIL- MAY 2013



Nissan Forklift TX Series Electric Lift Trucks Provide Customizable, Cost-Saving Performance

Cat Lift Trucks Receives Bronze ‘Product of the Year’ Award for New Electric Pneumatic Tire Lift Truck Series

Cat Lift Trucks, a provider of lift trucks known for quality, reliability and Nissan Forklift Corporation introduces its TX Series, 3-wheel, AC-powered lift trucks customer service, announced that the 5.000-6,500 lb. capacity series of electric pneumatic tire lift trucks was named as one of Plant Engineering’s to its line of electric material handling equipment. 2012 Product of the Year recipients. Featuring 100 percent AC-powered dual-drive motors and the Nissan Forklift-exclusive AC-tech controller, TX lift trucks perform at higher efficiency levels and provide significantly lower operating costs.

The 2EPC5000-2EP6500 Series, which offers industry-leading performance levels and a low total cost of ownership, was selected as the bronze award recipient in the Material Handling Systems category.

TX models are available in 3,000-, 3,500- and 4,000-pound capacities and include a newly designed vehicle control module. Clear communication through an LCD panel readout and keypad allows operators and technicians to identify and respond to truck parameters according to the needs of the application without a separate handset. With the use of personal identification numbers, operators can access one of three standard performance modes or tailor a mode of their own. TX lift trucks allow up to five unique operational profiles.

This year marks Plant Engineering’s 25th year to host the annual Product of the Year program, which recognizes outstanding new product innovations. Each year, readers of the magazine are asked to cast their vote for the top product selection across a range of categories.

“Nissan Forklift’s TX Series of three-wheel, AC-powered electric trucks is a reflection of our continuing commitment to producing products of the highest value that incorporate the most advanced technology in our industry,” said Steve Cianci, director of marketing and product management at Nissan Forklift. “The overall truck design allows for a custom fit for individual application needs so that Nissan Forklift customers can not only maximize equipment performance, but workforce performance as well.”

“We’re honoured to have our newest series of electric lift trucks named as one of Plant Engineering’s ‘2012 Product of the Year’ recipients,” said Kent Eudy, executive vice president of sales and marketing for Cat Lift Trucks. “At Cat Lift Trucks, our goal is to provide customers with high-performing, quality lift trucks that feature a low total cost of ownership. This new electric lift truck series follows this standard by delivering exceptional performance levels, in addition to operating for up to two shifts on a single battery charge in most applications.”

The Cat® lift trucks 80-Volt 2EPC5000-2EP6500 Series features five models with lift capacities ranging from 5,000 to 6,500 pounds. Equipped with AC technology, the electric lift truck series offers all the benefits of TX Series lift trucks are also standard with seatbelt warning alarms, turning an electric forklift, such as an emission level reduction to almost zero and speed limits, traveling lift height limits and seat-actuated power interrupt a reduction in overall maintenance costs, while still being able to operate for lift- and tilt-lock. equal to, or better, than most Internal Combustion forklifts. Available optional equipment for TX Series lift trucks allow them to be further customized for specific applications. Optional equipment includes a freezer package for cold-storage applications in temperatures as low as 31 degrees below zero, OPTIVIEW® mast that provides a wider line of sight, lower overhead guard, strobe light, higher steering wheel, electronic fingertip hydraulic controls, spinner knob for increased steering control, multiple tire options and various mast and tilt options. source :

Learn more about the features and benefits of the 2EPC5000-2EP6500 Series and other Cat Lift Truck electric products at www.savewithelectrics. com. For more information on Cat Lift Trucks and its wide variety of lift truck solutions, visit Plant Engineering recognizes the Cat Lift Trucks 2EPC5000-2EP6500 electric pneumatic tire lift truck with the Bronze ‘Product of the Year’ award in the Material Handling Systems category. Featuring AC technology, the new electric lift truck series delivers enhanced energy efficiency, exceptional performance levels and premium operator ergonomics. source :

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Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks Introduces New Series of Electric Cushion Tire Forklift

HFT Forklifts raises its first dinosaur! Hereford-based HFT Forklifts has been putting its lifting equipment to the test after being asked to raise a giant T-Rex destined for its own Jurassic Park in the Midlands countryside. In a prehistoric first for the company, the huge fibreglass model was lifted at the Warwickshire base of its long-standing customer All Things Rural, which also runs All Things Wild, a children’s farm in nearby Worcestershire. All Things Rural’s managing director Nigel Ford said: “We’re opening a new dinosaur walk and have been making the models at our base near Alcester, and then transporting them to their new home eight miles down the road. “Our loading equipment supplied by HFT played a vital role in the process. It ensured the T-Rex arrived safe and sound and since then he’s been joined by an Apatosauraus, Stegosaurus and Triceratops.” HFT’s chairman Peter Crawford said it was great to see HFT’s machinery being put to a new use, adding: “A dinosaur is definitely the most unusual load we’ve ever been asked to lift but, as always, we’ve risen to the challenge. Our equipment is designed to make light work of lifting even the heaviest loads and no job is too big, small or, in the case of the T-Rex, scary for us!” source :

FBC22N2 – FBC30LN2 Series Provides Exceptional Value, High Performance Levels And Enhanced Operator Ergonomics HOUSTON (April 2, 2013) – Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks, manufacturer of reliable and affordable forklift trucks for hard-working applications, today announced a new series of 4,500 – 6,500 lb. capacity electric 4-wheel cushion tire forklift trucks. Equipped with a variety of productivity – enhancing standard features, the FBC22N2 – FBC30LN2 forklift truck series includes both 36 and 48-voltage options and features enhanced operator ergonomics, high performance levels and a new modern design. “We’re excited to introduce this next generation of electric cushion tire forklifts to our customers,” said, Chad Pauler, product line manager for Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks. “Equipped with powerful 3-phase AC technology and high-efficiency systems, the FBC22N2 – FBC30LN2 Series of forklifts offers exceptional acceleration and lift speeds along with superior operator comfort. The new design also provides easy access to routine service components, resulting in decreased downtime and a lower total cost of ownership.” The new electric forklift trucks are designed for powerful performance and productivity in a wide-range of industries, including food and beverage, textile, general warehouse and logistics applications. Built for comfort and productivity, the new Mitsubishi forklift trucks offer: Increased Energy Efficiency. Equipped with 3-phase AC technology, these electric cushion tire forklift trucks have exceptional acceleration and lift speeds for increased operator productivity. Equipped with separate drive, hydraulic, and steer motors, these forklifts are tailored to deliver the exact performance level required while minimizing overall energy consumption. Enhanced Operator Comfort. Hydraulic levers conveniently located next to the seat allow the operator’s arm to rest in a natural, relaxed position when operating the controls. For maximum operator comfort, the new series also has an increased operator compartment space and a three-way adjustable full-suspension seat. Decreased Downtime And Repair Costs. Easy access to major components reduces the time needed for periodic inspection and servicing, helping to reduce downtime, while providing a lower total cost of ownership for the customer. Value-Added Options. A wide range of options, such as LED work lights, four-stage “quad” masts, sideshifters and foot directional control, can also be added to further enhance productivity in a customer’s specific application. source : | vol. 06 | VI | APRIL- MAY 2013



Flexi expands UK production facility to meet increased demand To keep pace with growing national and international demand for its Flexi range of articulated forklift trucks, Flexi Narrow Aisle has undertaken a major expansion of its UK production facility. Production space and output capacity at the site - which is located in Tipton at the heart of the Black Country – has increased by nearly 50%. The 2.5 acre site now provides over 50,000sq ft of factory space.

Flexi Narrow Aisle has been producing Flexi articulated at its site in Tipton since the early 1990s, since which time many thousands of units have been built and sold throughout the world. Since its launch, the Flexi range has been developed significantly and the trucks can now lift loads weighing up to 2.5 tonnes and lift to heights to over 14 metres. Over the last five years the Flexi G4 range has become the most popular articulated truck in Europe with sales increasing in rapidly developing markets in India, South Africa, Middle East (GCC) plus the Americas.

Managing director, Peter Wooldridge, commented: “We have invested a sizable sum in our plant. In addition to the factory extension, we have upThe success of the front wheel drive articulated forklift concept has been graded our spare parts store and invested in our finished goods dispatch area built around the fact that its clever design allows it to load and unload trailand our offices – particularly our IT facilities. ers like a counterbalance forklift truck and work comfortably within very narrow aisles saving up to 50 per cent of space required without compromis“We believe the investment is a clear statement of intent and underscores ing productivity compared to a conventional counterbalanced forklift truck. our confidence in the future development of our Flexi range of articulated forklift trucks. source : “Our commitment to Tipton means we can continue to offer local skilled jobs to existing staff. The Black Country is a great place to do business. The local availability of skilled engineering personnel has allowed us to employ a significant number of new staff -including five apprentices - during the last 12 months.” The additional capacity will allow Flexi Narrow Aisle to increase output of its Flexi range of articulated forklift trucks – sales of which continue to grow year on year. In 2012 the company announced that orders for the Flexi range of articulated forklifts had reached record levels with sales up 40 per cent on the corresponding period 12 months previously. The positive trend has been sustained in the first quarter of 2013.

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Linde MH receives Industriepreis 2013 Linde Material Handling GmbH has won the “Industriepreis 2013” award in the

recognition for ROTRAC E2 and E4: “This confirms that we are on the right track with making our long-standing engineering expertise available for external customers too.” Maik Manthey continues: “Cooperation category Power Transmission & Fluid Technology in recognition of its road- partners from different sectors can benefit from our experience gained in the rail shunting vehicles ROTRAC E2 and E4. The award recognises products development of electronic drive and control technology. The collaborative developed in collaboration between Linde Material Handling GmbH and G. venture with G. Zwiehoff GmbH in the development of the ROTRAC E2 Zwiehoff GmbH and manufactured by Linde subsidiary Proplan Transand E4 is a successful example of such cooperation.” Linde Material Hanport- und Lagersysteme GmbH. ROTRAC E2 and E4 convinced the jury dling has been marketing its expertise in the development and production consisting of over 30 scientists, sector representatives, industry experts, and of electric drive technology under the “eMotion” brand since 2010 – and trade journalists with its impressive technological, economic and ecological Zwiehoff GmbH is among its first customers. benefits. source : Maik Manthey, Vice President New Business & Products and responsible for Electronic Systems & Drives (ES&D) at Linde MH, is pleased with this | vol. 06 | VI | APRIL- MAY 2013



Maxi-CUBE to Show Off 151 Improvements in Brisbane Maxi-CUBE has announced a preview of its display at May’s Brisbane Truck Show. Based around the theme “151 improvements”, Maxi-CUBE will show that while the general appearance of our products has remained similar since the Classic was originally launched at the Brisbane Truck Show, the product itself has continually improved, moving with the times to become more functional, economical and thermally efficient. Maxi-CUBE General Manager, Kevin Manfield, spoke ahead of the show,

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commenting that despite its traditional appearance, the Maxi-CUBE range of vans is more innovative than ever. “In the ‘Classic’ model alone, we have seen innovations such as the ‘Maxi-GRIP’ non-slip floor, the introduction of EBS, reverse cameras and upgraded wall construction. That is just naming a select few of the ongoing improvements we’ve made over the past few years.” “Our products are readily customised,” Mr Manfield continued. “Operators might be surprised at how many improvements we’ve made. It’s just a


matter of asking one of our dealers – chances are if there’s a feature you’re after in your new van then Maxi-CUBE will be able to do it. We’re looking forward to walking visitors through each and every one of the various improvements to the Maxi-CUBE range at the Brisbane Truck Show.” On display in Brisbane will be a Maxi-CUBE C Series Classic Reefer, along with the all-new drop deck lead Slide-A-Side. “The C Series is our fulllength chassis model,” said Mr Manfield. “The chassis from bumper to skid plate enhances the strength and durability of the van. This particular model, the Reefer, is capable of maintaining temperatures down to -30°C.”

Meanwhile, according to Mr Manfield, the drop deck lead Slide-A-Side is a result of specific customer enquiry. “The Slide-A-Side is such an innovative product, in that it is a hard-walled side loading trailer, giving owners increased load restraint capabilities over a curtain sider plus good thermal performance,” he claimed. “This particular model on show in Brisbane came about after a number of customers asked how they could fit more product into each load. We designed a lead Slide-A-Side with a drop deck which gives it extra volume, plus we have also added mezzanine floors into the bottom section of the trailer for increased pallet capacity without the risk of damage to sensitive freight.” “So where an ordinary lead van would have a 12 pallet capacity, we have increased this to 18 with the drop deck and mezzanine floor, all within a side-loading refrigerated van.” Maxi-CUBE and its 151 improvements can be found on stand number 30 at the Brisbane Truck Show 2013. The show runs from the 16th to the 19th May, at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. source : | vol. 06 | VI | APRIL- MAY 2013



New Scania heavy-haulage tractor units Scania’s new heavy-haulage tractor units are based on components from within the company’s modular product range. For heavy-haulage customers around the globe this means significant savings on the initial investment, as well as gains in repair- and maintenance-costs and uptime.

The mechanical transmission, without torque converter, makes the powertrain highly efficient, with excellent fuel economy in tough conditions. The 12+2-speed overdrive 2 (2) gearbox has twin crawler gears for easy starting, yet provides main road cruising at reasonable engine revs.

The performance of the new tractor units can be tailored to a wide variety of Sophisticated clutch control allows smooth starts with minimum slip. A speneeds and all servicing can be handled by the Scania service network. The cial manoeuvring-mode offers control with millimetre precision. A torque tractors take Scania’s strongest components and combine them into a highly converter gearbox is offered as an option. efficient and competitive product with numerous configuration options. V8 brings power The new family of heavy-haulage tractors can be specified with Scania’s most powerful, 3,500 Nm and 730 hp 16.4-litre V8, Scania’s extra heavyduty overdrive gearbox, Scania Opticruise automated gear changing and 9 or 10-tonne front and tag axles.

Six, eight and ten-wheelers are offered. Steered tag axles can be specified in front of, or behind, the bogie. The compact rear axle set-up allows the wheelbase to be as short as 3,300mm on the four-axle. All-wheel-drive 6×6 and 8×8 can be specified. (The 8×8 is available by special order). Front and rear trailer couplings can be specified. Improved cab comfort

Other specifications options include 32-tonne hub reduction tandem bogie, drum or disc brakes, air suspension or parabolic leaf springs and heavy-duty flitched frame. The 8×4 version is ready to take on gross train weights of up to 180 or 250 tonnes, depending on factors such as the choice of axles and local regulations.

Heavy-haulage tractors are often specified with high-roof sleeper cabs, such as the Scania Topline. This is partly for comfort and partly to connect naturally to the special rack behind the cab housing hydraulics, air tanks, fuel and other specialised equipment. Lower and shorter cabs are available. These include flat-roof cabs designed to maximise space above the cab to carry an overhead crane, for example.

Scania’s V8 engine is offered in outputs from 500 hp. An interesting option for some applications is Scania’s 13-litre inline six-cylinder engine with up to 2,500 Nm and 480 hp, an engine renowned for its high torque-to-power ratio.

The high-mounted R-series cab range is mandatory in combination with the V8 engine, whereas the medium-high G-series is an option with 6-cylinder engines.

Engines are available that comply with emission levels Euro 6/5/4/3 and EEV as well as Japanese regulations. All are based on a common platform with uniform architecture that simplifies servicing and parts supply.

A major bonus is the comprehensive use of parts and components out of the Scania modular toolbox, components that are familiar to any Scania service workshop. All parts are available via the 1,600-strong global Scania service network, with overnight deliveries throughout Europe.

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“Balayeuse hybride” – a sweeper with Linde eco-Kit Together with Val’Air S.A.S, a company specializing in sweeping technology headquartered near Belfort/France, at MobiliTec 2013 Linde Material Handling will be presenting a compact hybrid sweeper for cleaning city centres and company premises. Based on the chassis of a municipal vehicle produced by the French company Brandt Motors, the sweeper is powered by a Linde eco-Kit M, consisting of an asynchronous motor with a maximum output of 32 kilowatts, a power module and a control unit including software – all of these components come from the mass production range of Europe’s leading manufacturer of electric counterbalance trucks. The vehicle reaches a maximum speed of 30 km/h, which is reduced down to 10 km/h during sweeping operation. On board is also a small internal combustion engine which drives the brushes and the conveyor belt that transports the dirt into the collection container. This drive unit will be replaced by another eco-Kit M as a next development step. “Issues such as noise, particulate matter and exhaust emissions in particular make the use of electric-drive vehicles in city centres imperatives,” Maik Manthey, Vice President New Business & Products at Linde Material Handling, says with conviction. He is also in charge of the Electronic Systems & Drives (ES&D), via which the company offers its expertise in the development of

electric drive systems, acquired over more than 40 years, for a wide range of new application fields. “eco-Kits from ES&D are ideally suited for the straightforward electrification of special vehicles for city centres, including for example small trucks, delivery vans, compact machines for sweeping the pavement, clearing snow and disposing of waste,” states Jacques Daval, Val’Air Managing Director. “The individual components are optimally matched to each other, they have proved their worth in industrial trucks and they are cost-effective too. Therefore it was easy for us to select this drive solution for our sweeper and we will take the next step towards full electrification together with Linde too.” Only three months passed between the supply of the components and the commissioning and acceptance of the vehicle. The systems solution worked smoothly right from the very first test and was adjusted to the specific individual vehicle features using the control software developed by Linde. Alongside the electric Karabag 500 E city car and an electrically driven Aaglander carriage, the vehicle will be on display at the eMotion stand H11 in Hall 25 until 12 April. source : | vol. 06 | VI | APRIL- MAY 2013



DAF introduces New Euro 6 LF and CF Series DAF Trucks has taken the wraps off its new Euro 6 LF and CF models, as well as the Euro 6 PACCAR MX-11 engine, at the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham.

Iveco at the Commercial Vehicles Show 2013 Iveco is marking its return to the CV Show with an extensive 864m² stand, packed full of exclusive UK product launches and model upgrades. Highlights include: 1. International Truck of the Year 2013 Iveco has five examples of its International Truck of the Year 2013-winning Stralis tractor units on display at the NEC – billed as the most eagerly awaited Iveco vehicles to be launched for a decade.

The Iveco stand features two Stralis Hi-Way flagship models, for long-haul transport, and one Stralis Hi-Road, for distribution and fleet operations as well as medium to long-haul domestic missions. There are a further two Stralis Hi-Way tractors displayed externally – to highlight Iveco’s increased “With the launch of the new LF and CF models, DAF has introduced a com- focus on the UK tractor unit market. plete new range of efficient Euro 6 vehicles”, commented Harrie Schippers, 2. Euro VI power Iveco is exhibiting one Euro VI Stralis Hi-Way tractor DAF president, at the event. “The Euro 6 project is the largest investment unit, plus a standalone FPT Industrial Euro VI engine on its stand. Together, and development program in DAF’s 85-year history, resulting in industry they are the only two heavy duty diesel engines at the CV Show which meet leading products for highest customer satisfaction.” The new Euro 6 LF is ideal for distribution and the new Euro 6 CF is well suited for a wide range stringent Euro VI limits without the use of exhaust gas recirculation (EGR). The manufacturer says that the new tractor units have been developed “for maximum transport efficiency, market-leading low operating costs and optimum vehicle performance”.

of applications, varying from regional transportation to heavy construction.

These new models feature a new chassis, new drivelines and a new exterior design. The interiors of the duo have been completely renewed and include new seats, new instrument panels with color information display and new steering wheels for excellent ergonomics and driver comfort. A full range of powerful and efficient PACCAR engines are available for the new Euro 6 LF and CF, including the state-of-the-art 4.5 and 6.7 liter PACCAR PX-5 and PX-7 engines and advanced 10.8 and 12.9 liter PACCAR MX-11 and MX-13 engines.

By using an engine with high efficiency selective catalytic reduction (HIeSCR), Iveco says customers will benefit from weight reduction, optimised fuel consumption and increased durability thanks to a less complex, yet highly efficient, technology. 3. UK Trakker launch Iveco’s new on/off-road Trakker range makes its official debut in the UK, with a Trakker Hi-Track 8×4 rigid featuring a lowroof sleeper cab on display. This launch vehicle is finished in Dakar green factory colours, made famous by Petronas Team De Rooy in the last two Dakar Rallies.

All the units incorporate a high pressure common rail fuel injection system, 4. Specialist low-height Eurocargo The extensive Eurocargo range is reprea turbo charger with variable geometry and innovative technologies to maximize efficiency, including encapsulated wiring harnesses and advanced sented by a specialist low-height model for multi-drop urban distribution. More than 75mm lower than a standard Eurocargo, this 12-tonner greatly engine management systems. eases access to the cab and body thanks to shallower side-members and 17.5 inch wheels and tyres. source : Its payload potential packs a real punch, with the ability to carry more than twice the payload of a traditional 7.5 tonne rigid, thereby lowering CO2 emissions by around half compared with two 7.5 tonners on the same work. 5. New Daily Stop & Start technology arrives in the UK Iveco is exhibiting two 3.5 tonne Daily light commercial vehicles to represent its extensive van and chassis cab range. Together, they are the first two ‘Eco’ models to arrive in the UK, featuring new Stop & Start functionality which shuts off the engine when the vehicle stops with the transmission in neutral and restarts automatically when a gear is selected. In addition to Stop & Start, they benefit from a new Gear Shift Indicator, enabling the driver to better manage their way of driving. They also utilise the latest lightweight 6-speed transmission, with these functions helping reduce fuel consumption, and consequently CO2 emissions, by up to 10 per cent compared with the previous model. source :

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AT Best chooses Andover Airdrie-based AT Best Handlers has bought its first brand new triaxle step frame trailer supplied by Andover Trailers, to help deliver a range of industrial equipment to customers across Scotland. The family-run business specialises in selling and servicing Manitou telescopic handlers and forklift trucks, Gehl skid steer loaders and Takeuchi excavators weighing up to 21 tonnes. The SFCL40 has been built to AT Best Handlers’ unique specification, which includes a low profile neck, adjustable wheel stops at the front, and a lifting rear axle with auto-lowering function, to help minimise tyre wear when running light or empty.

Freighter to Display Rugged Solutions in Brisbane Leading trailer manufacturer, Freighter, has announced plans to display its rugged Outback model in May’s Brisbane Truck Show. Built specifically for conditions present in areas such as rural Queensland, the Freighter Outback is designed and built to withstand the worst that Australian roads can throw at it. With transport operators receiving ongoing enquiry from the mining industry, the Freighter Outback is the ideal trailer to handle such demanding requirements.

The 13.2m long trailer also features Granning axles and air suspension with raise and lower control, hardwood flooring and 1m wide ramps with a centre gate allowing AT Best Handlers to load any combination of machines, including three wheeled forklifts. Rod Cunningham, Freighter General Manager, spoke ahead of the show of the increasing interest in the brand’s heavy duty solution. “One of the key The new trailer has replaced a second-hand tri-axle step frame, now things that operators need to be careful of when undertaking these rugged 14-years-old, which AT Best Handlers purchased used from Andover Trail- jobs is the need for the appropriate trailer equipment to suit the task. The ers in 2006. mining industry differs from other industries in that it often involves carrying heavy loads off-road or over unsealed roads in poor condition. These Stuart Rose, Managing Director of AT Best Handlers, says: “This is the factors can often combine to damage or break an ordinary trailer designed first new trailer we’ve bought from Andover Trailers and it’s allowed us the for predominantly highway use.” freedom to have it built to our exact requirements. This includes specifying a hydraulic fold-forward ramp, which we are confident will reduce aerody- Cunningham went on to advise operators that they need to carefully select namic drag significantly, and should help lower our fuel bill.” their trailers to suit the job at hand. “Freighter has purpose designed the Outback Series of trailers for just this requirement – carrying heavy equip“We have also adapted the material used on the ramps as in the past if the ment on terrain of varying quality. We sent a team out into the harshest areas ramp was wet, some of the industrial machines found it hard to maintain of the country to find out what operators need from their trailers in order to traction when loading. This time Andover’s design team have been able to survive the tough conditions of the Australian outback. Reinforced mainrails cover the ramps in expamet to help with grip. It’s these customisations that with more cross-members, heavy duty combing rails and heavy duty tow have really enabled us to get the best trailer for our needs. couplings are just some of the features we’ve incorporated to increase durability. We then tested and tweaked the design to get to what you see today.” “The team at Andover are so experienced, they knew instantly what we needed our trailer to do and they haven’t disappointed. We’re delighted Available as a T-Liner, skel or semi, the Freighter Outback seen at the Briswith it.” bane Show will be a drop deck semi with rear ramps and small foldaway ramps from the lower to the upper deck. “This trailer would be perfect The trailer is finished in ‘Post Office Red’ paint and will operate with a for transporting heavy equipment or mixed loads on harsh terrain,” said Scania 480hp tractor unit, running six days a week, spending the majority of Cunningham, before adding a teaser that the brand plans to exhibit another its working life in Scotland. “surprise” at the show in May. “We can’t say much about it yet, but operators should look forward to seeing yet another Freighter innovation when AT Best Handlers first started its relationship with Manitou in 1972 when they visit our stand in Brisbane.” the company began importing into the UK. At that point Manitou only had three rough terrain forklift trucks in their portfolio, but now AT Best HanFreighter can be found on stand number 30 at the Brisbane Truck Show dlers supply and service their 90 different models. The company sells and 2013. The show runs from the 16th to the 19th May, at the Brisbane Conhires equipment to a range of industries including construction companies, vention and Exhibition Centre. builders’ merchants and coal merchants. source : source : | vol. 06 | VI | APRIL- MAY 2013


ROAD TRANSPORT at a gross permissible vehicle weight of up to 41 tonnes, through construction materials transportation (30 percent) to concrete transport (15 percent). Specifically in the area of ready-mixed concrete, the Arocs sets the benchmark in its payload-optimised “Loader” variant, with a transport volume of 8 cubic metres. The Arocs Grounder comes up trumps for customers requiring particularly high levels of stability and robustness in off-road use. Assets on the environmental and efficiency fronts are the most eco-friendly emission control technology to date in compliance with Euro VI and a reduction in fuel consumption of up to five percent.

Mercedes-Benz world premieres at Bauma 2013: Arocs and Atego – two world premieres at Bauma

The same applies to the equally new Atego for the light- and medium-duty segment. 42 basic model variants ex-factory, four cabs in three lengths, a wealth of different wheelbases and newly developed Euro VI-compliant BlueEfficiency Power engines with four and six cylinders ranging in output from 115 kW (156 hp) to 220 kW (299 hp) – these are the key features of the new Atego range. It is a popular choice in the ancillary building trades, such as roofing, scaffolding or carpentry. For the transportation of building material in difficult terrain, the Atego is also available in all-wheel-drive variants with permanent or manually selectable all-wheel drive.

At the smaller end of the range of vehicles for the construction industry, the Mercedes-Benz Citan is on show at Bauma for the first time. The Citan brings small construction crews, tradesmen and materials for construction first time at “Bauma 2013”, in the guise of the Arocs heavy-duty construcand finishing work directly to where they are needed – including environtion truck and the new Atego which has been developed for the mediummentally sensitive inner-city locations, thanks to its highly efficient and duty segment. The world’s largest fair for the construction industry will be opening its doors to international visitors from 53 countries in Munich from low-emission engines. Like every Mercedes-Benz, the Citan comes with a comprehensive scope of safety equipment, such as ADAPTIVE ESP®, 15 to 21 April. which is able to identify the load situation and adapt intervention by the Six Arocs configured specifically for heavy-duty construction site transport control system accordingly. show what a powerful, robust and efficient construction vehicle looks like in 2013. As such, they are continuing a Mercedes-Benz success story which Mercedes-Benz’s new stars for the construction industry are on display in extends back over more than 110 years in the field of construction vehicles hall B4 and on the adjoining open-air site of the Munich trade fair centre from 15 to 21 April 2013. With 550,000 square metres of exhibition space, – whereby the Arocs showcases the merits of this lineage in particularly over 3200 exhibitors and some 420,000 visitors expected, Bauma is the imposing, heavy-duty style. With its high-torque, resilient BlueEfficiency Power engines, spanning an output range from 175 kW (238 hp) to 460 kW largest fair for the construction industry worldwide. It takes place in Munich (625 hp), and its robust, solid chassis, suspension and frame design, a defin- every three years. ing feature of the Arocs is its exceptional load-carrying capacity. And this capacity certainly stands it in good stead in view of the types of use revealed source : by recent customer surveys, ranging from construction sites (45 percent) Mercedes-Benz will be unveiling two new vehicles to the public for the

Tata Motors Group global wholesales at 116,521 in March 2013 The Tata Motors Group global wholesales in March 2013, including Jaguar

wholesales for the fiscal are 228,938 nos.

Land Rover, were 116,521 nos. Cumulative wholesales for the fiscal were 1,196,416 nos.

Global wholesales for Jaguar Land Rover were 42,682 vehicles. Jaguar wholesales for the month were 7,621 and cumulative wholesales are 57,812 vehicles, while Land Rover wholesales for the month were 35,061 and cumulative wholesales are 314,250 vehicles. Cumulative wholesales for Jaguar Land Rover for the fiscal are 372,062 vehicles.

Global wholesales of all commercial vehicles - Tata, Tata Daewoo and the Tata Hispano Carrocera range -- were 60,799 nos. Cumulative commercial vehicles wholesales for the fiscal are 595,416 nos. Global wholesales of all passenger vehicles were 55,722 nos. Cumulative passenger vehicles wholesales for the fiscal are 601,000 nos. Global wholesales of Tata passenger vehicles were 13,040 nos. Cumulative

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Nine Citaro Euro VI solo buses delivered to BLT Baselland Transport AG in Switzerland BLT Baselland Transport AG in Switzerland took delivery of nine Mercedes-Benz Citaro buses meeting the requirements of the future Euro VI emissions standard. These are the first standard-production regular-service solo buses featuring this clean technology to go into service with BLT in Switzerland. Emission control system comprising SCR technology plus exhaust gas recirculation The new Citaro meeting Euro VI is currently the cleanest diesel-driven regular-service bus on the market. An optimised combustion process and a sophisticated emission control system reduce particulate emissions to just three percent of the level specified by Euro I twenty years ago, while nitrogen oxide emissions have been cut to five percent. In addition to new engines and an extensive emission control system, the Citaro also features a new outer shell. Thanks to a raft of design measures, the buses weigh no more than previously – despite the additional technology on board. They even offer lower fuel consumption – and therefore lower CO2 emissions – than originally expected. MercedesBenz has implemented a number of measures to compensate for the additional weight of the Euro VI components, including a lightweight fibreglass-reinforced-plastic (FRP) roof and a weight-optimised rear axle. The Citaro is therefore able to boast the same high payload and passenger-carrying capacity as before. source : | vol. 06 | VI | APRIL- MAY 2013



ing environmental concerns. “Our mission is a group of concrete actions that promote a style of production and consumption that facilitates dialogue with our environment,” Quijano added. “To think green, allows us to act green; that is why we believe that each dollar spent in conservation is an investment, not an expense,” Quijano added. “That is how we target resources to renewable and clean energy.” The vehicle is a Ford Focus first-generation model, which delivers a range of approximately 120 kilometers fully-charged. It plugs to a charging station powered from a 240 volt socket and the recharge takes approximately two hours.

Panama Canal Authority Adds All-Electric Vehicle to Fleet The Panama Canal Authority, leader in the country in the area of sustainable development through the promotion of best environmental practices in its operations, has acquired the first all-electric vehicle for its fleet. Just as it did back in 2009 with the purchase of nine hybrid cars, the Panama Canal is the first company nationwide to have a vehicle in its fleet without a conventional internal combustion engine, thus producing no greenhouse gas emissions. The Panama Canal established an energy committee, which developed an efficient energy management plan (2011- 2020). This plan foresaw the use of electric vehicles in order to ensure energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions. “Our world will not be the same in the upcoming years. Each generation has to assume a role and our responsibility to fight against climate change is now, when there is still time,” Panama Canal Administrator Jorge L. Quijano said.

Electric vehicles have a conversion efficiency of around 85%, while internal combustion engines effectively use only 20% of the fuel energy content to move the vehicle. The rest of the energy is wasted as heat and emissions. In addition, these vehicles do not require oil or filter changes and do not have exhaust pipes, eliminating oil residues. The vehicle will be used by the Mail Unit of the Inter-Institutional and Administrative Coordination Division, under the Vice-Presidency of Corporate Affairs. This acquisition is part of the new initiatives the Panama Canal Authority has undertaken in the area of renewable energy since 2009, which include the purchase of nine hybrid vehicles and the installation of 1.5 kW pilot solar panels in Mendoza’s Potable Water Treatment Plant. In addition, last year, the Panama Canal implemented guidelines for “Green Building” practices with regards to future constructions in order to improve compatibility with the environment. The Panama Canal Authority maintains its commitment in becoming a model of excellence for sustainable development in the country. source :

Quijano highlighted that the Panama Canal’s mission statement states it is world leader in sustainable development for the conservation of the Panama Canal Watershed, but this role entails more than economic growth address-

Gray & Adams unveils new home delivery contender Gray & Adams has responded to demand from the fast-growing home delivery sector for another major supplier, by launching its own purpose-designed vehicle. Based on a 3.5-tonne Mercedes-Benz Sprinter chassis, the company’s first demonstration unit is more aerodynamic and futuristic in appearance than competitors’ products, important in a segment where brand image is crucial. The vehicle is fitted with a dual-temperature GAH refrigeration unit and bodywork has allocated significant engineering and production resources to capable of carrying 105 totes (crates) – Gray & Adams freed up the space for this new project. an extra tote by ‘designing out’ the wheelbox intrusion. Steve Rose is Managing Director at Gray & Adams’ Doncaster factory, Other innovative features include wide radius cappings to smooth the airflow where investments have been made in additional capacity in preparation and high-gloss Kemlite floor skins which are used externally as well as for market entry. “We’ve shown our new vehicle to a number of major internally, to help prevent dirt and debris accumulating beneath the vehicle retailers,” he says. “The feedback has been resoundingly positive and we’re and thus reducing payload capacity. already in detailed negotiations regarding the first volume orders.” Gray & Adams has also taken steps to protect the vehicle from costly accident damage by fitting plastic, high impact-resistant rear light plates, proximity sensors and reversing cameras.

Gray & Adams puts the current size of the UK home delivery fleet at around 7,500 vehicles. Based on an average five-year replacement cycle, this implies potential demand for some 1,500 new vehicles each year.

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ROAD TRANSPORT ways. The 4FCT offers greater traction and a lower ground bearing pressure over that of conventional haulage machinery due to its chain traction system distributed along the entire length of the machine, Joy said. Also, the 4FCT’s integral continuous mining power cable management reduces trailing cable damage. Joy said the 4FCT delivers improved productivity through its ability to more than double tonnage output per miner personnel when compared to batch haulage applications – first by eliminating the bottlenecks and car wait times typically associated with batch haulage – and next through a number of design innovations. The Joy 4FCT incorporates an integrated inby lumpbreaker that eliminates the need for a separate feeder-breaker in the section. The system also offers belt advance automation as well as automated retreat mining capabilities, made possible by the inclusion of a Dynamic Move-Up Unit (DMU). Acting as an interface between the 4FCT and the mine’s panel belt, the DMU and 4FCT are available in two configurations – a side discharge for low seam heights and wide entries; or an over-the-top unit (OTT) suited to higher seams and restricted widths.

Joy 4FCT Continuous Haulage Systems Joy is set to deploy its Flexible Conveyor Train in a new area of endeavour, longwall entry development, which is a departure from the seven existing installations in room and pillar extraction around the world. The Joy Flexible Conveyor Train (Joy 4FCT) is a single-operator, continuous haulage system that moves product from the face to the panel belt, while simultaneously tramming and following the continuous miner through multiple drive sequences. Joy says the 4FCT continuous mining method enhances safety and increases output compared to previous use of typical batch haulage methods. Continuous haulage advantages According to Joy, the 4FCT improves safety by combining all haulage into a single system operating at a low tram speed and following a fixed path of travel, while requiring only one operator using remote control.

Joy explained that the OTT system is a self-advancing unit with remote controlled panel belt move-ups that can also be designed for retreat mining. The side discharge design must be advanced using the continuous miner to pull up. Productivity data from the field The first Australian installation of the 4FCT began in 2010, which was the first 4FCT system with retreat mining capability and dual-function radio remote control. Depending upon the panel layout and entry dimensions, mines such as the one in Australia may realize up to 75% additional utilisation of reserves when using the retreat mining method, Joy said. A room and pillar installation in the US Illinois Basin operates in a seam height of 2.4m. Using the 4FCT has reported a best month of 182,300t. Its best day, consisting of two nine-hour production shifts, is recorded at a 413m advancement totalling 10,250t. Joy said that continuous haulage methods deliver an average of 30% more productivity over batch haulage methods. The company claims the 4FCT increases safety and productivity by eliminating car waiting times, decreases the amount of section equipment and the number of section personnel required, reduces management of cable systems and equipment proximities and boosts production through automated belt advancement and retreat mining capabilities. source :

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AIR TRANSPORT ate flights to St. Petersburg from two Moscow airports, i.e. Domodedovo and Vnukovo. Transaero remains an active contributor to the implementation of the State Program for Subsidized Air Travel. This summer Transaero will offer discounted airfare for the Russian citizens on as many as twelve of its routes to and from the country’s Far East. Transaero will operate Boeing 777-300 aircraft with the renovated interiors and Lumexis IEF system on the routes from Moscow to a number of Russia’s Far Eastern destinations.

Transaero 2013 Summer Flight Schedule Features Record Number of Routes Transaero Airlines has unveiled its 2013 summer schedule. This summer Transaero will continue to expand its route network to fully satisfy needs of business travelers and tourists. The airlines summer timetable features more than 190 routes, an all time record, nearly 20% rise over the previous summer schedule.

The airline will continue to develop point-to-point operations from Russian regional centers to the most popular international leisure destinations. This summer season Transaero offers direct flights from over 20 cities in Russia. The number of Transaero’s international routes from Russia’s regional centers will exceed 65, that represents a 50% Y-o-Y rise. The airline will perform direct flights to Barcelona from 13 Russian cities, Hurghada – from 10 cities, Larnaca – from 10 cities, Pathos – from 9 cities and Bangkok – from 8 cities. The 2013 summer season Transaero’s timetable will feature the launch of flights from Moscow to a new destination - Tokyo. Flights will be performed from Moscow Domodedovo Airport to Narita Airport on board Boeing 777200 aircraft with the Imperial class (first class) layout. New flights will be launched to Kiev from three cities in Russia - Yekaterinburg, Perm and Ufa.

This summer season will see the launch phase of a joint Transaero and Vnukovo airport project to establish a new large and modern transit center at a spacious and technologically sophisticated Terminal A in Moscow Vnukovo airport. The new transit center will offer passengers excellent transfer opportunities in terms of schedule and comfort on the flights between destinations in Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan und Ukraine as well as destinations in the U.S. and Western Europe.

Transaero Airlines offers an even broader range of destinations and flight frequency through its code-sharing agreements with partner airlines. Transaero codeshare partners include Singapore Airlines, operating flights between Moscow and Singapore and between Moscow and Houston. Transaero has partnered with Virgin Atlantic to offer code-share flights between Moscow and London under a joint UN/VS code. At the same time Virgin Atlantic’s flights between London and Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston and Orlando are operated under the joint code VS/UN. Transaero also has In total, nearly 30 routes will be available for Transaero’s passengers from a code-share agreement with Austrian Airlines for flights between Moscow Vnukovo. For the first time ever, scheduled flights from Vnukovo airport will be performed on board Boeing 747-400 jetliners on regular basis. Tran- and Vienna. saero will operate this type of aircraft on the routes to the US and Mexico. Transaero will offer Imperial class service (the airline’s unique first class Transaero continues to consistently expand its operations from its base hub service) on flights to New York, Miami, Los Angeles, Toronto, Cancun, Punta-Cana, Tokyo, Male, Phuket, Pathos, Khabarovsk, Vladivostok, in Saint Petersburg. This summer Transaero will launch new flights from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and Anadyr. Russia’s Northern capital to Kaliningrad, Sochi and Kiev. Moreover, the frequency of Transaero’s flights between Moscow and Saint Petersburg will grow up to six times a day. For customer convenience Transaero will oper- source :

Airberlin group takes delivery of its first Airbus A320 equipped with sharklets Germany’s airberlin group took delivery of its first Airbus A320 equipped with fuel saving wing tip devices, called Sharklets. The aircraft will join the fleet of the Austrian based airline NIKI, which is owned by the airberlin group. Between now and 2015 the airberlin group, Germany’s second biggest airline, will receive 13 more A320-Family aircraft with Sharklets. Sharklets are newly designed wing-tip devices, measuring 2,4 metres and replacing the A320’s current wing tip fence. They improve the aircraft’s aerodynamics and significantly cut the airline’s fuel burn and emissions by up to four per cent. Sharklets are an option on new-build A320 Family aircraft, and standard on all members of the NEO Family. They offer the flexibility to A320 Family operators of either adding around 100 nautical miles more range or allowing an increased payload capability of up to 450 kilograms. As of today, over 9,150 Airbus A320 Family aircraft have been sold worldwide and over 5,450 aircraft delivered to more than 385 customers and operators, making it the world’s best-selling commercial jetliner ever. source :

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AIR TRANSPORT is committed to advancing our partnership with China for decades to come.” The 1,000th airplane, a Next-Generation 737-800 with the Boeing Sky Interior painted in special peacock livery, will join China Eastern Yunnan Airlines. China Eastern currently operates the largest 737 fleet among Chinese airlines. “We’re pleased to be part of this historic delivery for Boeing and China,” said Tang Bing, vice president of China Eastern Airlines. “We look forward to working with Boeing to leverage the reliability, comfort, economics and good environmental performance of Boeing airplanes, and bring more value to our customers.”

Boeing Delivers 1,000th Airplane to China Boeing (NYSE: BA) and China Eastern Airlines celebrated the delivery of the 1,000th Boeing airplane for China, one of the world’s most dynamic markets for commercial airplanes. Boeing forecasts that China will need 5,260 new airplanes, valued at $670 billion, in the next 20 years. “We take great pride in the partnership that Boeing and China have shared for more than 40 years. Boeing greatly values China as both a customer and a supplier partner,” said Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO Ray Conner. “This delivery symbolizes the tremendous accomplishments we have achieved together along with the significant trust and confidence that Chinese airlines have placed in Boeing’s products and services. Boeing

Boeing airplanes comprise the majority of commercial jetliners operated in China, providing dependable, efficient service to more than 20 different Chinese airlines. Chinese suppliers contribute parts and components to every current Boeing commercial airplane model, including 737, 747, 767, 777 and 787. more than 7,000 Boeing airplanes operating throughout the world use major parts and assemblies from China. Headquartered in Shanghai, China Eastern Airlines is one of the three major airlines in mainland China. Flying a fleet of more than 400 long-haul and short-haul airplanes with an average age of less than seven years, China Eastern Airlines serves nearly 70 million travelers annually and ranks among the world’s top five airlines in terms of passenger transportation volume. source :

Punctual Deliveries by Volga-Dnepr Keep The Biathlon World Cup on Course Volga-Dnepr Airlines completed a series of flights delivering sports equipment for participants in the 2012/13 Biathlon World Cup, which finished on March, 17 in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. Some 20 tons of inventory including skis and guns was carried onboard the airline’s IL-76TD-90VD freighters from Holmenkollen in Norway, where one of the Biathlon World Cup stages was held. The final stages took place in the Russian cities of Sochi and Khanty-Mansiysk. Given the tight schedule of the competition, Volga-Dnepr was chosen to fly the equipment for its high level of punctuality. Following the completion of the competition, the airline carried equipment back to Norway and Germany. Volga-Dnepr also provided customs clearance services. The customer for the flight was UgraMegaSport, which organised the final stages of the 2012/13 Biathlon World Cup event. The competition attracted more than 230 athletes from 34 countries. This is the second occasion UgraMegaSport has requested assistance from Volga-Dnepr Airlines. Last year, Volga-Dnepr also delivered sports equipment for participants of the Biathlon World Cup, one of the most prestigious biathlon competitions in the world. source : | vol. 06 | VI | APRIL- MAY 2013



Emirates SkyCargo strengthens trade lane with Tokyo Saudia’s cargo unit set to add two new freighters Saudi Airlines Cargo Co said on Wednesday it is set to add two new 747-8F aircraft to its fleet, bringing the total number of freighters operated by the company to 15. The first 747-8F was delivered this month and is expected to be operational by May. The second aircraft is scheduled to be delivered in mid-June 2013. Both aircraft will serve the Asia to Europe market. The arrival of the new aircraft is expected to further enhance the airline’s position in the global market place and is part of its growth strategy, a statement said.

Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, one of the fastest growing airlines in the world, is set to increase its cargo capacity to Tokyo, Japan, when Emirates launches a daily non-stop flight between Dubai and Haneda Airport from 3rd June. Haneda Airport is located in Ota-ku, Tokyo, and handles the majority of domestic flights to and from Tokyo; it opened its doors to international carriers following the opening of the fourth runway and the international terminal in October 2010. Haneda is currently ranked as the second busiest airport in Asia, and will become Emirates third gateway into Japan, the others being Osaka and Narita, Tokyo. With the new daily flight to Haneda, Emirates SkyCargo is able to provide an additional 210 tonnes of cargo capacity per week, further supporting Japanese exports of mechanical components, electronic goods and automobile parts, and its imports of gas and oil products. Dubai is an important hub for the re-export of Japanese manufactured products to the Middle East, Africa and Central Asia.

“We are extremely excited to be taking delivery of our first two Boeing 747- “The Japanese market is very important for Emirates SkyCargo, and with 8F aircraft,” said Mohammed Linjawi, vice-president, Operations of Saudia our Dubai hub strategically located in the Middle East, we connect east and Cargo. west. This gives our customers in Japan access to our extensive network to the Middle East, Europe, the Americas and Africa. With the operation of a “Not only is this one of the best aircraft in the world in terms of air freight double daily to Tokyo, we will be able to offer customers more flexibility performance, it can also accommodate 15 tonnes more than the Boeing 747- due to the different locations of Narita and Haneda, scheduling and connec400 currently in use,” he added. tivity, said Ravishankar Mirle, Emirates Vice President, Commercial Cargo for East and West Asia, Australasia and Indian Ocean. “Haneda is also Longer than the 747-400F by 5.6 metres, with a maximum structural conveniently located close to the city, which gives it the distinct advantage payload capability of 140 metric tonnes, the 747-8F will be able to accomfor perishable imports, such as fish and flowers, to be cleared faster after the modate four additional main-deck pallets and three additional lower-hold midnight arrival, which reduces time to market”. pallets. Saudi Airlines Cargo operates scheduled freighter services with 15 freighters and sells the belly-capacity on 145 passenger aircraft for Saudi Arabia’s flag carrier Saudia, spanning a global network of 225 destinations. source :

Operated by a three-class Boeing 777-200LR, EK312 will depart Dubai at 0935hrs and arrive at Haneda Airport at 0001hrs the following day. The return flight, EK313 will depart at 0130hrs and arrive at Dubai International Airport at 0705hrs. Emirates has been operating to Japan since 2002 when it introduced nonstop flights to Osaka, followed by its service to Narita International Airport in 2010. With a fleet of 200 aircraft, 11 of which are freighters, Emirates now flies to 132 destinations, having launched services to 15 destinations in 2012. Warsaw and Algiers joined the network this year on 6th February and 1st March respectively. From 1st October 2013, Emirates will begin daily, nonstop flights to Clark International Airport, the airline’s second destination in the Philippines. source :

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Italian Blue Panorama Airlines starts flights from Domodedovo Low-cost brand of Blue Panorama Airlines launches budget flights on-route Moscow-Rome (Airport Fiumicino). Flights on this route will be operated by Blu-express. com twice a week: on Mondays and Fridays night flight Rome-Moscow, on Tuesdays and Saturdays morning flight Moscow-Rome. Arrival of the next low-cost company is great news for air travelers who choose Domodedovo Airport. With a launch of flights the number of flights from Domodedovo on Moscow-Rome route increases up to 4 per week and the lower price range limit decreases to 120 Euro – for this price flight tickets are available now on the airline’s site. Good news for clients of Domodedovo Airport – is a launch of an exclusive route. Starting on April, 5 Blue Panorama Airlines operates flight from Domodedovo on Moscow-Palermo (PMO) route. The route will be unique not only for Domodedovo but for the whole Moscow air hub. Blue Panorama Airlines – one of the largest airlines of Italy – puts Russian destination in its priorities. President of Blue Panorama Airlines and Franco Pecci comments: «Budget flight connection between Russia and Italy will contribute to development of relationships between two countries. New flights and reasonable prices - all this creates new opportunities for cultural exchange and makes shopping in Italy more comfortable for Russian tourists». With the launch of new routes Italy gets even closer to the Russian. Spring is a perfect time for travel to the city of the seven hills. This is April when all Italy celebrates Birthday of Rome, the weather is setting in fine, traditional festivals are being held. Palermo – the capital of Sicily, the city of nobles and upper-class will meet tourists with treasures of history and exquisite style. Travelers can take a look on luxurious Royal Palace, dip in mysterious atmosphere of medieval basilicas and enjoy the largest Italian opera House Massimo which is famous for its acoustics throughout Europe. With Blue Panorama Airlines the number of Domodedovo partners totals 81 airlines and flight geography covers 242 destinations, 83 of which are unique. source :

Airbus ACJ318 brings comfort and elegance to ABACE Airbus is exhibiting an ACJ318 corporate jet at ABACE in Shanghai, bringing more than a touch of comfort and elegance to what is widely recognised as the world’s fastest growing bizjet market. The Airbus ACJ318 on display is operated by Comlux on VVIP charters, and features lounge areas, a private room that doubles as an office and a bedroom, plus beautiful bathrooms. It seats up to 19 passengers in unprecedented comfort and space, putting it in a league above traditional top-end business jets. “The high-end business jet market in China wants the best in comfort and elegance, plus the ability to transport larger groups, and Airbus corporate jets lead on both counts, which helps to explain our strong presence there”, points out Airbus Chief Operating Officer, Customers, John Leahy. “China is also the fastest growing business jet market, so it is a good place in which to highlight the widest and tallest business-jet cabin,” he adds. Airbus’ ACJ318 appeals to a broad market, because it combines the best cabin of any business jet with the range to fly between continents, making it a sensible first jet for high-end private customers, as well as a natural next step for those already flying their own aircraft. The Airbus ACJ318 now comes with an upgraded cabin that delivers popular features such as domed ceilings, as well as options such as appearance enhancing and fuel-saving Sharklets, Airbus corporate jets are derived from the world’s most modern airliner family, giving them excellent efficiency and robust reliability, as well as making them an interesting investment of proven value. They have won more than 170 sales, and are flying on every continent, including Antarctica. Business jet customers comprise companies, individuals and governments, and Airbus corporate jets that range from the ACJ318 to the ACJ380 are available to meet the needs of all of them, allowing customers to benefit from the comfort that they want in the size that they need. So whether customers want to conduct business while travelling, to fly friends and family on vacation, or to transport a government delegation, Airbus corporate jets are a great solution. source : | vol. 06 | VI | APRIL- MAY 2013



SITA reports improvement in rate of bag delivery Airline baggage handling improved last year with the rate of mishandled bags dropping 1.78%, according to the ninth annual SITA Baggage Report. In 2012, 8.83 bags per thousand passengers were mishandled, down from 8.99 in 2011. The air transport industry achieved this improvement despite a 4.5% rise in passenger numbers to 2.95 billion; higher passenger volumes inevitably increase pressure on airport baggage operations. One area the industry is focusing on is improving baggage transfers between flights. This is traditionally the ‘pinch point’ in the baggage handling process and the leading cause of delay. In 2012, SITA’s report showed an improvement in this area with transfer bags, as a proportion of all mishandled bags, down 9% from 2011. This is a result of airlines and airports investing in processes and systems to improve both baggage handling efficiency and the speed with which bags travel through the airport.

Passenger Growth Accelerates on Rising Business Confidence

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for February showing that demand growth is accelerating on the back of stronger business confidence, particularly in emerging regions. Passenger demand rose 3.7% compared to February 2012. The 3.7% growth masks improvements in recent months. October 2012 appears to have been a turning point for air travel markets. Since October, passenger demand has been growing at an annualized rate of 9%. This is almost double the growth trend over the first 9 months of 2012. “February’s performance was good news. Demand for air travel continues to rise on economic optimism and improved business confidence. But that comes with a few caveats. Much of the growth is concentrated on emerging markets. Europe continues to be a laggard. And the handling of the banking crisis in Cyprus has reminded all of us that the deep problems in the Eurozone economies still remain,” said Tony Tyler, IATA Director General and CEO.

Francesco Violante, CEO, SITA, said: “The industry has made a concerted effort to improve baggage handling operations in recent years through significant investment and innovation. Over the past six years, the rate of mishandled bags per thousand passengers has fallen 53.2%, saving the industry US$2.1 billion in 2012 compared to 2007. While there is still work to be done because any mishandled bag is unwelcome; the six-year trend Capacity was up 1.0% on the previous February and the industry load factor shows that our collaborative efforts to improve baggage handling are paying stood at 77.1%. “Airlines are carefully managing capacity expansion, which off to the benefit of both passengers and airlines.” is keeping the load factor at a record high. This is helping the industry to remain profitable despite persistently high oil prices.” A mishandled bag is defined as checked baggage that is delayed, damaged, pilfered, lost or stolen. In 2012, passengers reported 26.04 million mishan- source : dled bags. Delayed bags, accounted for 82.9% of all mishandled bags, down from 2011. Damaged or pilfered bags represented 12.9% of mishandled bags, while 4.2% were reported lost or stolen. Violante added: “Effective bag management plays an important role in improving passenger satisfaction and contributing to the overall passenger experience. With the number of air passengers expected to reach more than 3.6 billion by 2016, we need to continue to work together to improve baggage handling operations. “At SITA, we are constantly investing in new technologies to meet passenger needs and ensure our industry partners have the best baggage handling tools available. For example, SITA BagSmart provides a predictive warning of missed bags, helping to reduce mishandled transfer bags by up to 60% and preventing baggage-related flight delays.” SITA has led the air transport industry in baggage tracking and tracing solutions for more than 20 years. Today, more than 125 airports and 500 airlines worldwide use its baggage management solutions. By facilitating communications between airlines and local baggage handling and reconciliation systems, SITA ensures that bags reach their correct destination. Its proprietary BagMessage system delivered more than 1.5 billion messages between airline departure control systems and automated baggage systems in 2012. And more than 2,200 airport locations use WorldTracer, SITA’s system that traces millions of bags globally each year. source :

Cargolux adds Tripoli to destinations portfolio Cargolux Airlines International S.A. announced that it will introduce a new air cargo service to Tripoli, Libya’s capital and largest city. The first flight is scheduled for 16 April, followed by weekly services that will operate every Tuesday on the route Luxembourg – Tripoli – Johannesburg. With the political situation in Libya on a stabilizing path, demand for airfreight to and from the North African country is steadily growing, spurred by an economic development that is driven by the oil and gas industry. Thanks to its nose-door equipped 747 freighter fleet, Cargolux is well positioned to accommodate a modal shift from sea to air caused by rising demand for faster and safer transportation solutions. Other sectors targeted on the new service include pharmaceuticals and healthcare products as well as newspapers and general cargo. Cargolux’s African services have shown a positive trend with growing southbound freight flows. The addition of Tripoli serves to enhance the Cargolux network and to offer customers additional air cargo space to the growing markets in the region. source :

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E-Freight@NL wins Schiphol’s Cargo award

Sri Lankan business to benefit from connection to IAG Cargos extensive global network

E-Freight@NL – the recently-concluded, government-funded project to boost

IAG Cargo announces that from 15th April 2013 it will be offering a full range

the adoption of the paperless e-Freight concept at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol - is the winner of the Cargo category in this year’s Schiphol Aviation Awards.

of cargo services on its new passenger flights operating out of Colombo. IAGs return to Sri Lanka comes after a 15 year absence. By extending its operations in Sri Lanka, IAG Cargo hopes to better support business in the region by opening up trade routes to the rest of the world.

Jan Vreeburg, Director Logistics & Industry Affairs at KLM Cargo, accepted the award on behalf of the E-Freight@NL project team, at a ceremony held at the General Aviation Terminal, Schiphol East. Presenting the Cargo Award, the airport’s Executive Vice President and COO, Ad Rutten, explained that the E-Freight@NL project received the accolade in recognition of the major progress it had achieved in the area of paperless air cargo. He added: “By issuing this award, Schiphol wishes to emphasise the importance of e-freight and encourage the entire airline supply chain to eliminate as much paper as possible.” The E-Freight@NL project was an initiative of Air Cargo Netherlands, Air France-KLM Cargo, Schiphol Cargo, Cargonaut, EVO Nyenrode Business University and 25 air cargo companies; it was launched in July 2010 with Dutch Government funding of €1.2 million. In 2010, only 1,665 shipments were sent as paperless e-freight; thanks to the efforts of E-Freight@NL, by December 2012 the annual total had risen to 21,176. Other achievements of E-Freight@NL include the establishment of a help desk and the E-Freight@NL Online Academy, to give advice and provide online training to the air cargo industry and potential e-Freight users at Schiphol.

The new route, which includes a stopover in the Maldives, will be operated three times per week using a Boeing 777 aircraft. The belly-hold capacity will benefit Sri Lankan business by providing global connectivity to the more than 350 destinations served by the IAG Cargo network. Sri Lanka is an important centre of manufacturing for a wide range of goods including high-end retail, fruits and vegetables and rubber amongst others. Business in the country will now have complete access to the entire IAG Cargo product portfolio, enabling the rapid transit of a wide range of commodities including garments, perishables, valuables and other specialist cargo. The new flights will build on IAG Cargos existing cargo operations in Sri Lanka. Pravin Singh, Area Commercial Manager South Asia at IAG Cargo, commented: We have always had a strong bond with the Sri Lankan market and our announcement to return to the country has been met with excitement and warmth that is symbolic of the country. Our flights will provide the much needed direct lift into the United Kingdom with quick access to our vast network via our bespoke product portfolio. source :

Each year, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol presents its aviation awards to clients and business partners who have distinguished themselves through innovative business management or positive performance. This year’s Schiphol Aviation Awards once again comprise six categories. In addition to E-Freight@NL’s award, other winners are FlyBe (Airline of the Year Europe Award); ArkeFly (Airline of the Year North & South America Award); China Southern Airlines (Airline of the Year Asia Award); KLM (Airline of the Year Africa & Middle East Award); and Aviapartner (Passenger Ground Handling Award). Winners of the regional categories were selected for their punctuality, growth, innovation and marketing effort. source :

UIA launches direct scheduled service between Kiev and Prague, Vilnius, Athens, Warsaw, and Larnaca During 2013 summer schedule Ukraine International Airlines will expand its flight geography to European cities due to the launch of Kiev – Prague – Kiev, Kiev – Vilnius – Kiev, Kiev – Athens – Kiev, Kiev – Warsaw – Kiev, and Kiev – Larnaca – Kiev flights. New direct scheduled flights connecting the capital of Ukraine with the capitals Czech Republic, Greece, Lithuania, Poland, and Cyprus will be operated on modern aircraft with business and economy cabin classes. source : | vol. 06 | VI | APRIL- MAY 2013



BP, Shell and partners to invest $500m in North Sea drilling programme BP, Shell, ConocoPhillips and Chevron are to jointly invest more than $500m (£330m) in a drilling programme to test the viability of a new developent at the giant Clair field in the North Sea.

Major Australian Oil company pulls out of natural gas project Woodside Petroleum has stopped work on a proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) project, valued at an estimated $ 40 billion.

The energy company which ranks as the second largest Australian oil comThe companies announced on Thursday that they would drill at least five ap- pany, said that the pull-out on the LNG project stemmed from commercial prasial wells over the next two years, potentially increasing that to between reasons. eight and 12 wells depending on initial results. The project which has now been put on hold would have supplied gas to The Clair field, 75km to the west of Shetland, was discovered in 1977 and is Asian markets. thought to hold about 8bn barrels of oil equivalent. However it is not known how much of that will be able to be recovered. While multiple LNG projects have been proposed in Australia, obstacles including the high Austrian dollar and large wages, alongside environment The first development at Clair began producing oil in 2005 and has so far concerns have made such projects prohibitively expensive in comparison to produced about 90m barrels of oil. The second, the $7bn Clair Ridge devel- projects situated in Canada and the U.S. opment, is expected to produce first oil in 2016. Despite the setback for Woodside Petroleum, Australia is predicted to beTrevor Garlick, Regional President for BP North Sea, said: “If successful, come the world’s largest supplier of LNG by the end of the decade. the appraisal programme could pave the way for a third phase of development at Clair - this is now a real possibility.” source : Any eventual development would imply further investment of billions of pounds. source :

Alstom to service Connecticut’s Lake Road natural gas power plant

Lake Road Generating Company, L.P. has entered into a €125 million service 1 contract with Alstom for its 844 MW combined-cycle

power plant located in Dayville, Connecticut. The agreement covers the Lake Road facility’s three Alstom GT24 gas turbines. In addition to the delivery of parts and equipment for the performance of planned maintenance, Alstom will furnish the Lake Road team with all necessary craft labour as well as on-site technical field advisors. The contract also includes delivery of an Alstom gas turbine upgrade package consisting of technical and operational improvements designed to lower the cost of running and maintaining gas turbines by extending time between inspections. “The market for natural gas power generation has changed considerably since the Lake Road plant went online in 2002,” said Hans-Peter Meer, Senior Vice President of Alstom’s Thermal Services business. “The age of unconventional gas is shifting the way customers operate their gas-fired power generating facilities. As Lake Road is increasingly called-on to provide baseload power, Alstom’s service team will help its operators adapt to this new market dynamic.” source :

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RES Canada Starts Construction on Samsung-Pattern Wind Project Renewable Energy Systems Canada Inc. (RES Canada), a leader in the construction

GE to buy Lufkin Industries for about $3B General Electric has agreed to buy oilfield equipment maker Lufkin Industries for $3 billion, as GE takes steps to grow its oil and gas operations. GE said Monday that it would pay Lufkin shareholders $88.50 per share in the all-cash deal, a 38% premium over Lufkin’s closing price Friday of $63.93. With 33.1 million Lufkin shares outstanding, that would value Lufkin at about $3 billion. The companies valued the deal at $3.3 billion. GE CEO Jeff Immelt is in the process of transforming GE from a sprawling conglomerate to one more tightly focused on providing services and equipment to industrial customers. The company has shed divisions such as NBC Universal and is shrinking its banking operations.

of wind and solar projects in Canada, is pleased to announce it has started construction on the 270MW South Kent Wind project. Located within the Municipality of Chatham-Kent, the project is being developed by Samsung Renewable Energy, Inc. and Pattern Energy Group LP. RES Canada was selected to serve as the general contractor and will oversee project management of all construction activities. The South Kent Wind project gives a large boost to the Ontario wind energy supply chain, with components of 124 Siemens 2.3MW turbines manufactured in the province, including towers from facilities in Windsor, and blades from Tillsonburg. Once completed, the wind farm is expected to produce enough clean, renewable energy to power more than 100,000 Ontario homes. “RES Canada is excited to be selected as the construction manager for South Kent Wind, the biggest wind project ever built in Ontario. This project is a milestone for RES Canada and for clean energy production in Ontario,” said Peter Clibbon, Vice President of Development for RES Canada. South Kent Wind represents an investment of approximately $700 million in Ontario’s renewable energy infrastructure by Samsung Renewable Energy and Pattern Energy Group.

At the same time, Immelt indicated the company would spend some of its enormous cash balance on mid-size companies that fit well into what the “Samsung was selected by the Ontario Government for our expertise in the company already does. GE makes aircraft engines, natural gas-fired turbines alternative energy field and proven track record of constructing projects and generators, wind turbines, medical devices and locomotives. of similar scale around the world,” said Yoon-Gyung Boo, Executive Vice President of Samsung C&T Corporation (Samsung Renewable Energy’s parGE is putting particular focus on oil and gas, hoping to capitalize on the ent company). “We are pleased to partner with RES Canada on this project, boom in extracting oil from difficult places, such as deep offshore, shale which will create hundreds of new construction and manufacturing jobs for formations under several U.S. states, or older depleting oil fields. GE bought Ontarians.” Wellstream, a maker of flexible pipes for gathering oil undersea, in 2010, and a division of the John Wood Group, a maker of pumps and control “We’re looking forward to working with RES Canada on the South Kent systems, in 2011. Wind project,” said Mike Garland, CEO of Pattern Energy. “This wind farm will not only generate significant amounts of renewable energy for Ontario, Lufkin, based in Lufkin, Texas, makes pumping equipment that helps drill- it will also provide a boost to Chatham-Kent’s economy by creating jobs ers extract more oil out of older fields. and generating tax revenue.” GE’s oil and gas related revenue has tripled since 2005, to $15 billion.

South Kent Wind will be the tenth renewable energy project built by RES Canada, bringing the total megawatts the company has constructed / is curLufkin shares climbed $23.86, or 37.3%, to $87.79 in premarket trading. rently constructing in Canada to 631MW of wind and 30MW of solar. ConGE shares edged up 11 cents to $23.04 with 90 minutes ahead of the market struction is expected to last approximately one year, with up to 500 workers opening. expected onsite during peak construction. source :

RES Canada strives to maximize the economic benefits to the local community by using local companies and hiring locally whenever possible, and will be holding two information sessions regarding employment opportunities for safety-conscious individuals with experience or interest in constructionrelated positions (professional, skilled, and unskilled). source : | vol. 06 | VI | APRIL- MAY 2013


TECHNOLOGY Later, Lion Air aircraft both old and new will be equipped with connectivity technologies. That is, both passengers and crew on board can do web browsing or sending short message service (SMS). However, Lion has not explained how that technical connectivity, whether in the form of WiFi or direct. In addition in the form of connectivity, Telkomsel also will provide distribution services SIM Card vouchers for domestic or overseas passengers.

Lion Air in cooperation with Telkomsel in developing business communications solutions ON the air JAKARTA. One of them, Lion Air passengers will be able to communicate even if they were on the plane. “The cooperation with Telkomsel’s important for Lion for efficiency,” said Rusdi Kirana, president director of Lion Air signed a cooperation after Lion Air and Telkomsel at Hotel Sheraton Bandara Soekarno Hatta. In this partnership, the targets to be achieved Lion Air passenger numbers increase but not at the convenience of the customer.

“So on the plane could offer prime vouchers to passengers,” said Masud Cheng Loke Sing, Sales Director of Telkomsel. In addition to developing a communication system in the Lion Air fleet, Telkomsel will also support business operations Lion Air to Corporate Business Solutions range of services, including Halo Corporate, Mobile VPN, Blackberry push mail, Telkomsel Flash and Bulk Data Package. “Working together on this day start something new and should return something great,” said Alex J Sinaga, president director of Telkomsel. Source :

Airbus to further expand the A350 XWB’s Catalogue offering for Premium Economy Seating Airbus plans to further enrich its Premium Economy Seating offering available in the A350 XWB Catalogue*, working in partnership with EADS Sogerma. This will result in even more choice for future operators of the all-new A350 XWB family of airliners. To this end EADS-Sogerma, an existing Airbus Contracted Supplier, is optimising its new ‘Celeste’ seat for the A350 XWB’s wide fuselage. Celeste is an innovative cradle seat which provides premium economy passengers with a high level of comfort at an efficient pitch. Privacy options enhance the passenger experience. Earlier this year Airbus also agreed with Zodiac Seats (formerly Weber Aircraft Seats) to add its A350 XWB tailored ‘5810’ Premium Economy seat to the aircraft’s Catalogue. This seat offers optimised living space and ergonomics, low weight and comprehensive IFE capability. Airbus is the world’s leading aircraft manufacturer of passenger airliners, ranging in capacity from 100 to more than 500 seats. Airbus has design and manufacturing facilities in France, Germany, the UK, and Spain, and

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subsidiaries in the US, China, Japan and in the Middle East. In addition, it provides an international network of customer support and training centres. Airbus is an EADS company. source :


Boeing Phantom Phoenix Small Satellites Reduce Manufacturing, Mission Costs Boeing is developing a family of small satellite prototypes, called Phantom Phoenix, that can quickly and affordably be manufactured and configured for specific missions. Sharing a common architecture, flight software and simplified payload integration options, the satellites could perform missions ranging from intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance to planetary science. “Our customers need greater mission flexibility from smaller satellites that can be built more affordably, and delivered more quickly, without sacrificing quality,” said Boeing Phantom Works President Darryl Davis. “Building upon the success Boeing has had with expanding our 702 satellite family, we’ve rapidly developed a line of satellites to address the market between large geosynchronous spacecraft and nanosatellites.”

Lufthansa trains 747-8 pilots on an energy-efficient flight simulator It is the place where future pilots practise before flying the real thing. Simulator training is an integral part of pilot training. The Lufthansa Group naturally has a vested interest in training its pilots on the best and most advanced simulators. These are operated by Lufthansa Flight Training.

But that is not all: Lufthansa also places emphasis on environmentally compatible models. In 2012 the Group invested in the 747-8 full-flight simulator – the first training device for the passenger version of the new jumbo, the Phantom Phoenix -- 500 to 1,000 kg mid-class; designed for single and dual “Queen of the Skies”. Unlike traditional training devices that are mounted on hydraulic stilts to simulate turbulence, the legs of the 14.5-tonne “white launch. giant” are powered by six linear electric motors. The reason is that they Phantom Phoenix ESPA -- 180 kg ESPA-class; attaches to a common inter- provide more accurate control impulses and are much more efficient. They stage adapter allowing for the launch of more than one satellite at a time. Up also use 70 per cent less energy and are quieter than comparable predecessor models, which are hydraulically powered. to six small satellites could be deployed during a single mission, reducing launch costs. The new simulator also offers many improvements in the cockpit, thanks to Phantom Phoenix Nano -- 4 to 10 kg nanosatellite; offers affordable technol- state-of-the-art projection technology. Rarely has a flight simulator provided such a realistic representation of a runway or such modern handling characogy for science and weather missions. teristics. The pilots and the cadets who are training to become commercial pilots receive their information via touch screens and use the latest and most Phantom Phoenix will be designed for all major launch vehicles. clearly structured graphical user interfaces. The cockpit is fitted with many “Boeing has been providing quality satellites to our global customers for over five decades,” said Bruce Chesley, director of Advanced Space & Intel- original parts from Boeing and thus corresponds exactly to a 747-8 in the ligence Systems. “The Phantom Phoenix prototypes are designed to give our Lufthansa fleet. commercial and government customers affordable, agile solutions to address source : the ever-evolving market and mission requirements.” The Phantom Phoenix prototypes have three configurations:

Equipped with tailored avionics and selective redundancy options, the satellites meet mission requirements for reliability and service life at an affordable cost. The satellites also feature high autonomy, streamlined operations and low-risk integration. Boeing will conduct initial technology development in Huntington Beach, Calif. source : | vol. 06 | VI | APRIL- MAY 2013



MACK® Twin Y™ and MACK mRIDE Suspensions Debut at MATS Underscoring its commitment to meeting the needs of all customers, regardless of application,

The design of the Mack Twin Y air suspension includes two stamped highstrength steel Y-shaped blades per wheel end. Clamping the axle with both upper and lower axle seats, the Twin Y blades greatly reduce suspension windup and significantly improve tire traction and braking control, as well as increase tire life by up to 25 percent.

Mack Trucks unveiled two new suspensions offered with proprietary MACK® axles for superior fuel efficiency, performance, ride and handling.

The axle seats are clamped to the axle housing by Huck U-bolts on both sides and never need to be re-torqued.

The MACK® Twin Y™ Air Suspension and MACK mRIDE spring suspen- Bushings in the upper and lower axle seats offer greater roll control and sion were showcased in the Mack booth at the 2013 Mid-America Trucking deliver easier handling with a more comfortable ride. The Twin Y’s lighter weight and reduced torque reactivity means less maintenance and extended Show. tire and component life, which also significantly improves customer ROI. The Mack Twin Y Air Suspension is the trucking industry’s first suspension to utilize an innovative Y-shaped high-strength steel design. Delivering The Twin Y’s design means the load on the suspension is entirely on the air ride and not on the pivot bushing. unmatched comfort, handling and fuel efficiency for highway customers desiring a smoother, more stable ride, the Twin Y is up to 403 pounds lighter than other air suspensions, offering customers a significantly lighter weight Mack mRIDE Absorbs the Work, Keeping Drivers Productive, Comfortable option. The use of spring leafs over four separate rubber block packs on the mRIDE provides stability and articulation, while also allowing the needed clearance Field-tested by customers for more than three million miles and available for larger tires and brake components required in construction and vocaon the MACK Pinnacle™ Axle Back and Axle Forward models, the Mack Twin Y features MACK S38 and S40 series axles with C125/126, C150/151 tional applications. and 200 Series carriers. In addition to being lighter than other spring suspensions, the mRIDE delivThe Mack mRIDE spring suspension, now offered with Mack axles, is ideal ers a smoother ride, improved stability and greater ground clearance over difficult terrain. The Mack mRIDE provides constant ground contact for all for vocational customers demanding a durable, stable ride with greater wheels over its articulation range, which in turn maximizes traction on any articulation. Paired with the Mack C150/151 series axle carriers, the Mack jobsite. mRIDE is available on the MACK Granite®, Titan by MACK, Mack Pinnacle Axle Forward and the MACK TerraPro™ model trucks. The parallel pinion angles of the Mack axles extend the driveline joint life. Coupled with the greaseless mRIDE suspension, the offering boasts easier “Customers want a durable, rugged truck that gets the job done, but they maintenance and is easier to align, contributing to reduced customer maintealso demand outstanding performance, handling and comfort,” said John Walsh, Mack vice president of marketing. “This is where Mack excels. The nance costs. fully integrated Mack Twin Y and mRIDE suspensions featuring our proprisource : etary Mack axles offer improved stability, fuel efficiency, and ultimately a greater ROI for our customers.” Unique, Industry-First Twin Y Design Improves Stability and Control

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high quality standards: “Every wheel bearing, brake disc, brake calliper, pneumatic suspension and shock absorber we use is sourced from worldclass manufacturers. As the uptime of trailers is strongly dependent on the running gear, our manufacturing process undergoes constant, strict quality auditing.”

The ROTOS® running gear is manufactured by Schmitz Cargobull at its extensive production facility in Altenberge, Germany, where curtainsider and platform semi-trailers are also built. From here, axles are also supplied to production plants in Vreden, Gotha, Toddin, Panev?žys and Zaragossa. Currently, approximately 80 per cent of all trailers manufactured in Altenberge are equipped with Schmitz Cargobull’s own axle, and around 70 per cent of the company’s total trailer production.

Schmitz Cargobull axle production exceeds 400,000 units Eight years on from the launch of Schmitz Cargobull’s own trailer axles in 2005, the company has reported that more than 400,000 axles have been manufactured and incorporated in its in-house trailer production.

In recent years the axle production volume has levelled off at approximately 90,000 units annually. Primary features of the ROTOS running gear with the Schmitz Cargobull axle include the maintenance-free bearing, an innovative ventilation system for the disc brakes, the weight-optimised brake calliper, the multi-rideheight pneumatic suspension for every ramp height along with the standard trailer EBS with RSP (Roll Stability Program). In addition, the EBS unit enables comprehensive operating data recording and transfer for the trailer telematics system, tyre pressure and brake pad wear monitoring and load monitoring.

As a variant to the tried and tested ROTOS running gear, the newly developed Schmitz Cargobull self-steering axle was presented at the IAA Show in September 2012. Its cornering characteristics - particularly when driving Trailer running gear has a particularly significant impact on both maintenance costs and fleet uptime for a vehicle operator, so its ongoing develop- in tight turning circles, where damage to the tyres can often come about due ment has been stepped up by Schmitz Cargobull. Additionally, the company to contact with the inside kerbs on roundabouts - is significantly improved thanks to the self-steering axle. A further advantage of the system is the has worked to optimise its axles to ensure absolutely perfect tracking and reduction in tyre wear, as abrasion is significantly reduced when using a high suspension comfort combined with the safety features offered by inguided axle. In addition, this also leads to a reduction in fuel consumption. novative driving stability and braking programmes. Schmitz Cargobull’s Head of Production, Olaf Schütte, emphasises the

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L27/38-Powered Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels to Operate for BP and Topaz Marine AN Diesel & Turbo’s medium-speed propulsion packages have gained another foothold in Middle Eastern offshore operations. After successfully completed seatrials, Abu Dhabi-based Adyard has earlier delivered the ‘Topaz Dignity’ – which is now followed by the ‘Topaz Triumph’ AHTS. Topaz Energy and Marine, a subsidiary of Oman-based Renaissance Services SAOG and a regional leader in providing offshore support vessels and engineering services, has passed yet another milestone in its 35-year history by building two Anchor Handling Tug Supply vessels. The two 67-metre, ’80-ton bollard pull’ vessels are ready for anchor handling tug supply services and the transportation of dry and liquid cargo to and from pipe-laying barges, drilling platforms and production platforms for offshore operations. The Topaz Dignity will operate on behalf of BP, the oil and gas major, on a long-term-contract basis in the Caspian Sea – whilst Topaz Triumph may remain in the Middle East and be operated by Topaz Marine MENA. The state-of-the-art vessels are equipped with the latest technical equipment and are custom-built for Fi-Fi Class I and DP2 operations.

High Thrust nozzles, customised to hull integration with a length/diameter ratio (L/D) of 0.6. The Alphatronic 2000 Propulsion Control System is configured with twin control stations on both main bridge, aft bridge and in the engine control room – including interfaces to joystick and dynamic positioning systems. Performance

Upon completing seatrials for the Topaz Triumph – Topaz Marine, Project Manager, Stewart Smith, expressed his satisfaction with the propulsion system and vessel performance in general: “Everything fulfilled our expectaThe twin-screw propulsion package for each vessel consists of 8-cylinder, tions. Compared to the estimated design speed of 13.5 knots for the vessel, medium-speed MAN L27/38 engines of 2,720 kW each, horizontal offset we even achieved a radical increased top speed of 15 knots”. Additionally, a reduction gearboxes with an CPP servo oil distribution unit, and a 1,500 kW bollard pull test verified the vessels’ pulling power specification by achievshaft alternator PTO. The gearboxes drive approximately 18-metre intermeing a test result of 87 tons. diate shafting, and 13 metre propeller tailshafts in oil-lubricated stern tubes. The MAN Alpha CP Propellers are 2,800 mm diameter ducted, turning 198 source : r/min at MCR. The propeller thrust and pulling power is boosted by Alpha Propulsion package | vol. 06 | VI | APRIL- MAY 2013



Dave Holland, Palletforce’s Sales and Marketing Director, said: “We have invested in the very best quality technology and developed a progressive ePOD system that is so advanced that our members have found it utterly compelling. “That’s led to impressive and instant uptake across the entire network – propelling what we can offer end customers to an unrivalled level in our sector.” Palletforce has given its members ‘instant ePOD’ without the hassle. The ePOD devices link into the network’s highly-acclaimed Alliance IT system and can crucially offer ‘proof of location’ with accurate timestamps and signatures – a unique and innovative service for customers. Dean Hughes, Palletforce IT Director, said: “With Palletforce’s Alliance ePOD we have, in effect, given our members a ‘depot-in-a-box’.

Palletforce market-leading technology investment puts members first

“We’ve made it easy to introduce ePOD – and because it’s part of our own Alliance IT system, it’s portable, flexible and there are no boundaries to overcome.”

PALLETFORCE, the award-winning palletised freight network, has successfully

Palletforce Chief Executive Michael Conroy added: “Palletforce is entrusted by its members to ensure our network is number one – and this major ePOD initiative gives us a firm foundation to build on our market-leading position in terms of quality, innovation and efficiency.

completed a multi-million pound project – giving all of its members access to a highly-advanced ePOD (Electronic Proof of Delivery) facility used as part of the Palletforce-owned Alliance IT system.

“By embracing the latest, market-leading technology we continue to underpin our network’s highly-prized reputation for providing the best service from our already world-class Hub.

PALLETFORCE, the award-winning palletised freight network, has successfully completed a multi-million pound project – giving all of its members access to a highly-advanced ePOD (Electronic Proof of Delivery) facility used as part of the Palletforce-owned Alliance IT system.

“We are particularly proud of our Alliance ePOD as it boasts unique features including ‘proof of location’ which sets it apart and gives our members a dominant position; ultimately that means peace of mind for them and the best service for their customers.

In its biggest ever single technology investment, the network set aside £2million to ensure market-leading ePOD technology could be instantly on hand for all of its 85 member haulage companies.

“This really is just the beginning of our on-going commitment to investing in technology innovation and we look forward to exciting times ahead.” source :

This has resulted in the system being rolled out across the UK in ‘record time’ – within just six months – and now members and their customers are benefiting from the best technology available.



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BOSS TRUCK SHOPS JOIN THE MICHELIN® COMMERCIAL SERVICE NETWORK Michelin Americas Truck Tires, a division of Michelin North America, Inc., announced that

Yokohama Tire Corporation Onboard as Stadium SUPER Trucks Series Sponsor Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) is returning to off-road stadium-style racing

Boss Truck Shops, Inc. will now offer industry-leading services to trucking fleets as part of the MICHELIN® Commercial Service Network. Boss Truck Shops will also carry select Michelin Retread Technologies (MRT) retread products. The network delivers reliable, high-quality service nationwide for trucking fleets at home or on the road with highly trained technicians and professional equipment, all ensured by rigorous certification and audit standards. Boss Truck Shops in the network will provide a consistent supply of new MICHELIN® tires and select retreads, including MICHELIN® X One® wide-based single tires and provide 24/7/365 emergency road service.

for the first time in almost two decades. The Fullerton, California-based tire maker announced today it has signed on as a sponsor of Robby Gordon’s new Stadium SUPER Trucks (SST) series, which kicks-off in Glendale, Arizona on April 6. YTC will use the 12-event series to promote its Geolan“Boss Shop is a welcome addition to the MICHELIN® Commercial Service dar® tire line by outfitting a number of top-tier drivers in the series. Network and Michelin ONCall emergency road-service, bringing valuBased on a concept by the late off-road legend Mickey Thompson, SST will able service and product solutions to fleets and owner-operators over the feature 600-horsepower, V8-engined off-road trucks (fitted with Geolandar road,” said Ted Becker, vice president of marketing for Michelin Americas Truck Tires Division. “Fleets now have access to additional locations across A/T-S® or M/T+® tires) racing side-by-side on dirt tracks consisting of the country that use the same standards and tools to service commercial huge jumps, crossovers and tight corners. vehicles.” “SST will help show the range and durability of our Geolandar tires because the trucks will be racing door-to-door, corner-after-corner on the same tires available to the public at any of our dealers,” said Duane Sampson, YTC manager, motorsports. “Plus, all this action will be broadcast to a large audience through the NBC networks.

The addition of Boss Truck Shops brings the MICHELIN® Commercial Service Network to more than 530 locations across the U.S. Through the network, Michelin also provides fleet customers with a comprehensive service package, including online reporting, electronic operating manuals, and a full catalog of web-based training on maintenance standards and practices.

“Decades ago, Robby Gordon raced and won in the Mickey Thompson series on Yokohama tires, helping to establish his impressive career,” said Sampson. “It’s great to be back in this form of racing.”

“We are excited to be a part of the MICHELIN® Commercial Services Network,” said Charlie Bosselman, president of Bosselman Companies and Boss Truck Shops, Inc. “ We have always had an excellent relationship with “Stadium racing helped launch the careers of Jimmie Johnson, Casey Mears Michelin, so joining the network and adding the retread product offering at all of our 41 shops makes that partnership even stronger. We looked forward and myself,” said Gordon, the president of SST and a prominent racecar driver – everything from off-road to NASCAR to sports cars. “I have want- to being an integral part of the network.” ed to do this for a long time and proud we have finally accomplished it.” For the past 65 years, Boss has grown to be a nationwide presence in the trucking industry with 41 Boss Truck Shops in 23 states, making Boss Truck source : Shops one of America’s largest service center chains. Boss Truck Shops’ customers will gain additional value with complete coast-to-coast warranty coverage and industry-leading standards of service. Boss Truck Shops offer tires, quick lube oil changes, preventative maintenance, brakes, electrical, drive train, air conditioning and other repairs, as well as roadside service, with a strong foundation in experienced service and the highest standards in the industry. source : | vol. 06 | VI | APRIL- MAY 2013



Machine output has been optimized by a muscular power plant with high torque reserves, yet engine power is transmitted directly and effectively. Nine different rotor speeds guarantee optimum mixing performance, aided also by ultramodern computer-controlled metering technology with automatic monitoring to ensure exactly the right mix. A spacious modern cabin with camera system and a driver’s seat that can be turned through 90 deg ensure that the machine operator always has a clear all-round view of the machine and the job site. The cabin — with its large windows — can be displaced beyond the right-hand edge of the machine, permitting a direct view of the milled edge.

Wirtgen WR 240i Sets High Standards for Recycling, Stabilization The Wirtgen WR 240i recycler/stabilizer sets new standards for soil stabilization and pavement recycling or reclamation, while meeting U.S. Tier IVi emissions regulations.

All-wheel steering and a separate steering angle on the rear axle ensure an extremely small turning radius, permitting swift maneu-

vering at the end of short passages and in confined spaces, according to the manufacturer.

Technical improvements focus not only on driving comfort, but also on easy operation. As a result, the operator now can control all the main basic With a 6-cylinder Cummins engine rated at 600 hp (447 kW), this next-gen- functions easily and conveniently via the highly responsive multi-functional eration Wirtgen cold recycler/stabilizer is not only extremely powerful, but joystick in the right-hand armrest. also covers a correspondingly large range of applications utilizing a working width of 7 ft. 10 in. (2.4 m) and maximum working depth of 20 in. (51 cm). Automated processes, such as automatic lowering and raising of the milling and mixing rotor, the ergonomically designed workplace, and a reverseAs a soil stabilizer, the WR 240i efficiently stabilizes large areas of incoassist function, make the long, hot days on a dusty construction site much hesive soils, whether on large construction sites, or highway rights-of-way, more convenient for the operator, and improve his daily productivity. and utilizing any stabilizing medium, according to the manufacturer. The optional four-high-resolution color camera can be installed at various And as a cold recycler, it can recycle 100 percent of existing deteriorated points of the machine to allow the operator to monitor processes under way. asphalt pavements in situ. Water, cement or lime slurry, asphalt emulsion or Selection of view is executed via joystick; the result is an increase in perforfoamed asphalt can be utilized, the latter created inside the W 240i’s mixing mance, economic efficiency and work quality. chamber. source :

Dynapac Announces CA-Series Soil Compactors Dynapac’s fifth-generation CA2500 through CA4000 mid-range soil compactors can be equipped with multiple levels of compaction control from the basic compaction meter with new active bounce control technology to the full compaction optimizer. With the needs of road builders in mind, the range is ready to be paired with Dynapac’s Intelligent Compaction solution, the compaction analyzer. Design engineers worked to place these machines at the center of a system covering the three stages required for optimum results on a project: prerolling preparation, performance during rolling and post-rolling “validation,” which includes activities such as documentation for quality control and for acceptance. source :

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ports, as they are necessary with AT-cranes are a thing of the past. The machine can easily work on a slope up to 4 degrees. The 673 R-HD easily gets the job done on the construction site with its 36 m long boom arm. Two fly boom versions of 8 and 15 meters extend the maximum reach to 51 meters. The integrated heavy-duty jaw functions at an offset angle up to 40°. The machine can reliably carry loads up to 70 tons. The four-stage telescoping boom extends smoothly under hydraulic actuation; all the functions are fully available even under loads which maximizes flexibility – a complicated single cylinder system can be omitted. As thy first telescoping crane of the new E-series, the 673 R-HD satisfies tier 3b/4 emission standards thanks to the powerful 160 kW Deutz engine in combination with a soot particle filter and cutting-edge exhaust aftertreatment system. In addition, the machine offers significant energy savings in Eco Mode operating at a reduced engine speed. The new SENNEBOGEN SENCON control and diagnostics system offers a clear view of all operating parameters and easy, intuitive user control, as well as the ability to fine-tune machine performance and quickly process error messages. In addition, the load torque limiting system can be easily as reliably monitored. Maximum driver comfort and a range of uses

SENNEBOGEN presents the new 673 R-HD telescopic crawler crane For more than 20 years, SENNEBOGEN telescopic cranes have embodied the optimum combination of flexibility, cost-effectiveness and quality. The new SENNEBOGEN 673 R-HD rounds out the broad product spectrum as the first telescopic crawler crane of the new E-series. The 673 R-HD was designed for high performance. Thanks to its telescopic boom, the crane can handle any demanding job on the construction site. In comparison to other crane designs, the SENNEBOGEN telescopic crawler crane offers a host of advantages. Easy to transport – fast setup and high flexibility Less than 3 m wide on the highway, the machine can be transported quickly and easily. The train can be comfortably hauled on a long-distance flatbed truck. The machine is ready to use as soon as it arrives at the construction site. With the telescoping crawler tracks, time-consuming leveling and sup-

The telescoping crawler tracks of the SENNEBOGEN 673 R-HD enables safe and flexible work. Thanks to a large four-point support base and wide baseplates, the machine can stand securely even in dynamic tasks on difficult terrain. The compact dimensions come in handy, particularly in narrow working spaces. In addition to its use as a crane, the 673 R-HD can also operate on a working platform rated to bear up to 1000 kg. This significantly expands the working range of the machine and enables a host of additional uses. For the driver, the SENNEBOGEN Maxcab ergonomic cabin maximizes working comfort and ease of use. The comfortable joystick control, large sliding door, optional peripheral cameras and stable grating next to the cabin are all ergonomic features that simultaneously enhance safety. To provide an excellent view of the work area, the SENNEBOGEN 673 R-HD can optionally come equipped with an hydraulically elevated cabin. The cabin can be raised an additional 2.7 m and tilt up to 30 degrees to provide a commanding view – a unique solution in construction industry. In addition, the SENNEBOGEN 673 R is very easy to service. The central lubrication point for all articulations and the slewing ring reduces the required amount of servicing, optimizes accessibility to servicing points and important components, and saves time during operation. source :

Kobelco exhibits ‘green’ crawler Japanese crane manufacturer Kobelco Cranes is displaying its CKE2500 G-series 250-ton multipurpose crawler crane at the Bauma 2013 conference and exhibition in Munich. The crane comes equipped with Kobelco’s innovative G-mode system that features three energy saving measures - G-Engine, G-Winch and Auto-Idle Stop - that combine to reduce fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions by 25 percent. The G-mode system also drops nitrogen oxide emissions by 50 percent; particle emissions are reduced by 90 percent over older Kobelco crane models. Hovago Cranes - a Netherlands based crane rental provider has added another CKE2500 G crane to its fleet. An official handover ceremony will take place at Bauma 2013 on April 19, 2013. source : | vol. 06 | VI | APRIL- MAY 2013



Dr. Michael Buscher appointed Chairman of the Executive Board of Knorr-Bremse AG The Supervisory Board of Knorr-Bremse AG appointed Dr. Michael Buscher, 47, to the position of Chairman of the Executive Board with effect from July 1. Dr. Buscher has been a member of the Supervisory Board of Knorr-Bremse since March 2012, a position from which he is to step down on June 30, 2013. Until March 2013, for almost three years Dr. Buscher was CEO of the Swiss technology group OC Oerlikon AG, a role in which he was very successful. Prior to that he spent three years as head of the internationally active Propulsion and Controls Business Unit at Bombardier, having previously served for four years as Vice President Engineering with the company’s Locomotives Business Unit. Dr. Buscher has amassed more than 20 years’ experience in specialist and management roles in the rail transportation and supplier industry. He graduated in Electrical Engineering at TU Darmstadt, where he also completed his doctorate.

Supply Chain Solution Provider Elemica Adds Chief Information Officer & Head of Global Customer Support to Executive Team Elemica, the leading provider of supply chain integration and optimization solutions, announces the addition of Vince Squillacioti as Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Head of Global Customer Support to its executive management team. In his role, Vince will report directly to CEO John Blyzinskyj, confirming the importance of the technology and global support organizations within Elemica. He will be responsible for ensuring Elemica’s network is always operational for clients, and that they receive exceptional service from support personnel.

“Clients rely on Elemica’s supply chain network to conduct commerce and it must always be available to them to ensure their success,” said John BlyzThe Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Knorr-Bremse, Heinz Hermann inskyj, CEO of Elemica. “Raising the importance of the Global Support and Thiele, is delighted to have recruited an exceptionally capable top manager IT Infrastructure groups within the company recognizes the very significant for Knorr-Bremse in Dr. Michael Buscher. He is convinced that, together nature of the work that they deliver. I know Vince Squillacioti will make an with the other members of the Executive Board, Dr. Buscher will succeed in excellent addition to our company and will provide operational direction for taking Knorr-Bremse forward and generate a wealth of fresh impetus for the IT and expert leadership for the support organization.” company. Mr. Thiele also expressed his thanks to Dr. Lorenz Zwingmann, Executive Board Member responsible for Finance, Controlling and IT, for Elemica’s process industry clients conduct commerce more efficiently and assuming the interim position of Spokesman of the Executive Board. reliably with their customers, suppliers, and logistics service providers utisource :

lizing a broad suite of supply chain solutions across the Elemica QuickLink Network. IT operations and customer care professionals are on the front line of ensuring the solutions are delivering the performance promised to clients and responding to customer support inquiries with expediency and high quality resolutions. Further growing and refining Elemica’s capabilities in these areas will require Vince’s executive leadership in strategic planning, change management, and organizational performance. Previously, Vince Squillacioti was the CIO for CDI Corporation, a provider of engineering and information technology outsourcing solutions and professional staffing. At CDI, Vince led a large global IT organization and was in charge of CDI IT operations and application support, for guiding the company’s future technology development, and for facilities management. Vince holds a B.B.A. degree in Computer & Information Science from Temple University. source :

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The First ever Jakarta Marathon 2013 to be held on Sunday, 27 October It is official: the Jakarta Marathon 2013 will be held for the first time in Indonesia’s capital city, Jakarta, on Sunday, 27 October 2013. The news was announced in Paris, France, at the Marathon de Paris 2013, on 4th of April .

welcomes the very first Jakarta Marathon, projected to be an annual event for Jakarta and Indonesia. We hope that through this event, the number of international tourists to the city will increase each year. Governor Widodo plans to fully support the Jakarta Marathon with art and culture festivities from all over Indonesia.

Six categories will be competed in the Jakarta Marathon 2013, namely: Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, Wheelchairs, and The Marathon route will take competing athletes and participants Sprint for Children. pass some of Jakarta’s most well known landmarks that include the Some 5,000 to 10,000 runners from 15 to 20 countries are expected National Monument or Monas, the Istiqlal Mosque the Cathedral to participate in the Jakarta Marathon this year that will take contes- Church across, the Old Batavia complex, and the Hotel Indonesia Roundabout. tants over the 42 km course from Pluit in North Jakarta to Senayan in Central Jakarta. Athletes will compete for the Rp. 4 billion in total prizes.

Deputy Minister for Tourism and Creative Economy, Sapta Nirwandar said that the Jakarta Marathon will be an international scaled sporting event that had been carefully planned since some time. Adding that similar to other world class marathons, the Jakarta Marathon itself is intended to further expand sports tourism in Indonesia, and is expected to attract more international tourists to Indonesia. On his side, Jakarta Governor, Joko Widodo enthusiastically welcomed the staging of the Marathon saying that “Jakarta warmly

The event is organized by Inspiro as the appointed promotor and organizer of The Jakarta Marathon working in close cooperation with the Association of In Indonesia’s participation in the ongoing Marathon de Paris 2013 is intended to observe how a successful marathon should be organized and managed with respect to design, mechanism, methods, and management structure. The opportunity was also used to promote and invite athletes and the international public to come and participate in the Jakarta Marathon 2013. source : - | vol. 06 | VI | APRIL- MAY 2013


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Shenyang Sanland Company

NYK Launches Tsunami Alert System NYK recently launched a tsunami alert system that will provide tsunami warnings to vessels. Tsunami warnings issued by the Japan Meteorological Agency and other weather service providers will be sent by e-mail to vessels through the company’s NYK e-missions’* system. The warnings should allow affected vessels to determine the best course of action through correspondence with those on shore and use of the Tsunami-Response Guidelines** NYK developed and released last year.

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source : When a tsunami warning is issued, a tsunami alert will be sent to NYK vessel operators*** and about 800 vessels that make use of NYK e-missions’. Please Come to Our Website The alert will be in English. The vessel will then have a limited amount of time to correspond with those necessary and use the guidelines to determine to get More information . the best action to take. The vessels that could be affected by the possible tsunami are automatically displayed on NYK e-missions’, and vessel operators and NYK’s Marine Group can immediately contact the affected vessels, share information with the ships, and provide any needed support.



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This system will provide tsunami warnings issued for the Japanese coast in addition to warnings released by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center and West Coast and Alaska Tsunami Warning Center, which will cover the entire sailing area of all vessels operated by the NYK Group. The NYK Group will continue to make efforts to further deepen mutual understanding between those on shore and the ships, and promote the establishment of safer ship-operation systems within the group by learning from the Great East Japan Earthquake. source : / photo : worldmaritimenews PT.RAHMATDARU BINTANG BAJI ATEKA Studio

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GLOBAL “To assume our role as a leader in the material handling industry, this merger creates a world-class global brand built on the combined strengths of Nissan Forklift and TCM,” added Kruse. “UniCarriers will be stronger and even more successful as one company.” UniCarriers will encompass five brands: Nissan Forklift, TCM, Atlet, Barrett and UniCarriers. To transition the brand equity of the non-UniCarriers brands to UniCarriers, all trucks will display a “by UniCarriers” endorsement beginning June 1, 2013.

Nissan Forklift Corporation Joins Forces with TCM America to Form UniCarriers Americas Corporation Nissan Forklift Corporation, North America announced that it has joined forces with TCM America under a new name, UniCarriers Americas Corporation effective April 1, 2013. UniCarriers Americas Corporation is a division of UniCarriers Corporation headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. UniCarriers Holdings is the parent company of UniCarriers. Although the company has a new name, its employees, tried-and-true, high-quality processes and best-in-class products remain the same. With head offices in Marengo, Ill., the new company will continue its commitment to excellence and its drive to be a valued partner across its network of authorized dealers.

Material handling equipment will be the sole business of UniCarriers, rather than a peripheral business unit. Separately, the global rankings of Nissan Forklift Corporation and TCM Corporation were 11th and 15th respectively, according to the Weltrangliste 2011/2012 list of the top global manufacturers. United, UniCarriers has jumped to number seven on the list. “To be competitive, not only do manufacturers need to deepen their local understanding of customers’ needs, they must also broaden their global presence,” said Kruse. “We’re deeply committed to making this transition successful and making it a success for our employees, dealers, suppliers, and end customers.” The UniCarriers customer-centric approach will define everything it does from product development to service and delivery. “Our tenacious attitude, collaborative approach and innovative spirit will continue to define and drive who we are,” Kruse explains. With its focus solely on material handling equipment, UniCarriers will offer a more extensive portfolio by adding additional sustainable and efficient products and solutions to its offering. “Our customers are looking for answers to complex logistics challenges. UniCarriers will deliver,” promises Kruse. “At the core, we are the same passionate people, offering superior products and solutions. Most importantly, we are committed to excellence. This is true not only for our business enterprise, but for our customers as well.”

“We are excited to combine the resources, service and strong brand promise The company will continue its pledge to protect the environment, and operof these two companies to form a stronger market presence that will offer a ate as a green company. broader range of products and technical service with the UniCarriers brand,” said Peter Kruse, president, UniCarriers Americas Corporation. Kruse is source : leading the management team of the new entity.

TMHE Upgrades Toyota I_Site for More Efficient Fleet Management

the forklift fleet and ongoing support and advice coming from specialists, Toyota I_Site offers a holistic view of warehouse intralogistics.

Toyota I_Site is an intelligent fleet management solution designed by

In short, Toyota I_Site gives customers full access to critical real-time data from anywhere via an easily accessible web portal. This system provides fleet managers with key information about forklift and driver performance that enables them to make factual analysis and develop efficient action plans. Thanks to the Toyota I_Site indicators, they can monitor truck deficiencies, goods damage, battery status, authorise properly trained drivers only to use specific machines and more – a powerful way of running a safe and healthy daily business. Besides, the full support of certified experts is included.

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