May 17, 2020

New products set to launch at Intermodal Europe

Intermodal Europe
Amsterdam
John Evans International
Gree
Freddie Pierce
2 min
Intermodal Europe will be held in Amsterdam between 17 & 29th Nov
New products for the container, transport and logistics industries are set for launch at this years Intermodal Europe 2012, which begins tomorrow. The...

New products for the container, transport and logistics industries are set for launch at this year’s Intermodal Europe 2012, which begins tomorrow. 

The event, held at the RAI in Amsterdam, will see over 100 exhibitors showcasing the latest container transport and logistics products.

Below is a list of significant exhibits:

JadeWeserPort recently launched Germany’s first deep sea container port, which opened on 21 September 2012. This year's conference dedicating a conference session to this new innovation.

“The most important feature of the newly opened JadeWeserPort is the tide independent 18 metre depth that enables JadeWeserPort to call ultra large container ships at any time.” says Dr. Jan Miller, CEO of JadeWeserPort Logistics Zone GmbH & Co KG. 

Visitors to Intermodal Europe will also see the launch of GreenCat’s new Cat4RailOperator software, which supports the operational needs for companies transporting cargo through their own rail network with their own rail equipment. With an active development roadmap, it combines the stability of a standard product with constant innovations such as 3D terminal views, embedded BI (Business Intelligence) and graphical rail planning. 

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Supply chain software and fleet management company GreenCat will also be exhibiting the new ATX (Android Telematics Xchange) on-board computer. The ATX is designed to help haulage companies to efficiently and flexibly manage day to day business. According to GreenCat, the unique feature of this computer is the Android platform, which ensures optimum flexibility for the user. 

John Evans International will be demonstrating several new products including CDS1421, a Container Depot Management System; JEIOnce, container inspection using smartphones; InCab, a system for fork truck drivers handling containers; and Control, a leasing program for medium sized container fleets. 
John Evans will also be showing the 20-20 SeaCell Container, which the company claims is the only 20ft container capable of loading fifteen Euro pallets (1200 x 800mm), four more than standard, or twelve ISO pallets (1200 x 1000mm), two more than standard. 

Transport refrigeration company, Carrier Transicold will be exhibiting its new NaturaLINE™ unit, the world's first container refrigeration system to use the natural refrigerant CO2, along with the PrimeLINE® unit, which has achieved a new distinction in sustainability, becoming the first container refrigeration system with a UL Environment validation for recyclability. As validated by UL Environment using its Environmental Claims Validation Procedure 2789, the PrimeLINE unit is 93 percent recyclable.
 

For a list of more products or further details, please visit the Intermodal Europe website. 

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Jun 8, 2021

DHL Claim Multi-Sector Collaboration Key to Fighting COVID

DHL
Supplychain
COVID19
Logistics
3 min
Global logistics leader DHL’s new white paper highlights what supply chain professionals have learned one year into the pandemic

Since January, global logistics leader DHL has distributed more than 200 million doses of the COVID vaccine to 120+ countries around the globe. While the US and UK recently rolled out immunisation plans to most citizens, countries with less developed infrastructure still desperately need more doses. In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which currently has one of the highest per-capita immunisation rates, the government set up storage facilities to cover domestic and international demand. But storage, as we’ve learned, is little help if you can’t transport the goods.

 

This is where logistics leaders such as DHL make their impact. The company built over 50 new partnerships, bilateral and multilateral, to collaborate with pharmaceutical and private sector firms. With more than 350 DHL centres pressed into service, the group operated 9,000+ flights to ship the vaccine where it needed to go. 


 

Public-Private Partnerships

With new pandemic knowledge, DHL just released its “Revisiting Pandemic Resilience” white paper, which examined the role of logistics and supply chain companies in handling COVID-19. As Thomas Ellman, Head of Clinical Trials Logistics at DHL, said: “The past one year has highlighted the importance of logistics and supply chain management to manage the pandemic, ensure business continuity and protect public health. It has also shown us that together we are stronger”. 

 

Multisector partnerships, DHL said, enabled rapid, effective vaccine distribution. While international scientists developed a vaccine in record time—five times faster than any other vaccine in history—manufacturers ramped up production and logistics teams rolled out distribution three times faster than expected. When commercial routes faced backups, logistics operators worked with military officers to transport vaccines via helicopters and boats. 

 

In the UAE, the public-private HOPE Consortium distributed billions of COVID-19 doses to its civilians as well as other countries in need by partnering with commercial organisations such as DHL. For the first time, apropo for an unprecedented pandemic, logistics companies made strong connections with public health and government.

 

“While the race against the virus continues, leveraging the power of such collaborations and data analytics will be key”, said Katja Busch, Chief Commercial Officer DHL and Head of DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation. “We need to remain prepared for high patient and vaccine volumes, maintain logistics infrastructure and capacity, while planning for seasonal fluctuations by providing a stable and well-equipped platform for the years to come”. 


 

How Do We Sustain Immunisation? 

By the end of 2021, experts estimate that we need approximately 10 billion doses of vaccines—many of which will be shipped to areas of the world, such as India, South Africa, and Brazil, that lack significant infrastructure. This is perhaps the greatest divide between countries that have rolled out successful immunisation programmes and those that have not. As Busch noted, “the UAE’s significant investments in creating robust air, sea, and land infrastructure facilitated logistics and vaccine distribution, helping us keep supply chains resilient”. 

 

Neither is the novel coronavirus a one-time affair. If predictions hold, COVID will be similar to seasonal colds or the flu: here to stay. When fall comes around each year, governments will need to vaccinate the world as quickly as possible to ensure long-term immunisation against the virus. This time, logistics companies must be better prepared. 


Yet global immunisation, year after year, is no small order. To keep reinfection rates low and slow the spread of COVID, governments will likely need 7-9 billion annual doses of the vaccine to meet that mark. And if DHL’s white paper is any judge of success, multi-sector supply chain partnerships will set the gold standard.

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