Covid 19 sanitising tunnel could help protect haulage and logistics spaces

A sanitising tunnel which claims to kill almost 99.999 percent of viruses and bacteria bacteria, including Covid 19, could soon be a commonplace sight in the haulage and logistics sectors, as companies add further protection for staff and worksites.

The SHIELDme tunnel sprays the person passing through it with a very fine, odourless mist of anti-bacterial sanitiser which prevents any infection entering a building or other communal area.

Hermes apprenticeship programme delivers post-lockdown jobs boost

Logistics and distribution company Hermes recruited the first group of employees to its new LGV driver apprenticeship programme, run in partnership with skills specialist Seetec Outsource, in the summer of 2019, and the first five of these apprentices are now fully qualified with an additional five to follow later this year. 

The vital role played by delivery drivers has been thrown into sharp focus during the coronavirus pandemic. By investing in driving apprenticeships, Hermes is better able to meet increased demand. 

IAG Cargo breaks freight uplift record

IAG Cargo, the cargo division of the International Airline Group (IAG) has uplifted 50,026 kgs of cargo on a single flight on its long haul route from Mumbai to London operated by a B777-300ER aircraft in September – a record for IAG Cargo from India. 

Davies Turner’s Express China rail freight service now goes direct to UK regions

Davies Turner’s Express China rail freight service now goes direct to UK regions.

Bookings on its weekly fixed-day rail consol service from China to the UK continue to increase, so Davies Turner is adding UK destinations that will be served directly from China.

Tony Cole, (pictured above, inset) head of supply chain services at Davies Turner said: “Having reviewed the pattern of shipments we are carrying, we have decided to offer a direct service to our regional freight hubs in Birmingham, Bristol and Manchester, in addition to the existing direct service to Dartford.

Stena launch new freight-focused Baltic connection

Ferry company Stena Line will start a new freight focused connection between Latvia, Sweden and Germany by adding a port-call in Karlskrona on the existing ferry route between Liepaja and Travemünde.

Stena Line offer seven routes in the Baltic Sea for freight and passenger transportation. The additional call in Karlskrona on the existing route between Liepaja and Travemünde, will start on 13 August 13. 

Stena said the new service will enable more effective trade and transport opportunities between the Baltic countries and southern Scandinavia.

DKV BOX EUROPE now available

The DKV BOX EUROPE, designed to invoice all relevant tolls in Europe, is now available.

With the DKV BOX EUROPE, you will need only one toll box for all your journeys through Europe. All your toll transactions will be shown on a single, integrated DKV invoice. The on-board unit can settle truck tolls in Germany, Belgium, France, Austria, Spain, Portugal, Tunnel Liefkenshoek in Belgium and the Herren Tunnel and Warnow Tunnel in Germany.

RTITB to transform lift truck training with eTruck UK

Leading training organisation RTITB is set to change lift truck training with its new offering, eTruck UK – a unique digital storytelling tool that will increase training effectiveness while reducing training time by as much as two days per course.

eTruck is an award-winning digital storytelling system, developed by MA Systems in Sweden, which provides a new way to cover the theory content for materials handling equipment operator training. For operators in the UK, Ireland, India, and the Arabian Peninsula the innovative eTruck system is available only from RTITB.

TomTom Telematics becomes Webfleet Solutions

Previously known as TomTom Telematics, the fleet management provider is now operating under the new name of Webfleet Solutions. With this new identity Webfleet Solutions will continue to provide exactly the same products and services TomTom Telematics was known for, including WEBFLEET, NEXTFLEET, LINK devices and the range of PRO Driver Terminals.

Pall-Ex launches nationwide Driver Drive

Pall-Ex is accelerating its recruitment with the launch of a nationwide Driver Drive, which will help tackle HGV driver shortages across its network. 

The firm has launched a new website where drivers can apply for jobs across the network, including roles for class one and two HGV drivers, forklift truck operators and van drivers.

The East Midlands-based palletised distribution network is launching the drive during the Road Haulage Association’s National Lorry Week (16–23 September) designed to raise the profile of careers in the logistics industry. 

Experienced new recruit joins Europa Showfreight

Europa Showfreight, a dedicated division of independent logistics provider Europa Worldwide Group, has appointed Paul Brady as Operations Manager to spearhead the development of the business as the pace of the exhibition industry continues to speed up.