France Elévateur: a new production line is born !

The population’s need for data exchange and communication is constantly growing. To meet these needs, a national plan for the implementation of a fibre optic network has been put into place and by 2022, the entire French territory should have access to very high-speed broadband. Responding to the exploding telecom market and increasing need for …

FIRST ‘TRACK AND TRACE’ SYSTEM FOR CONTAINERS IN EUROPE FROM P&O FERRYMASTERS

P&O FERRYMASTERS today announces the launch of an advanced track and trace service for its container customers, making it the first major logistics business in Europe to introduce the technology.   The service will allow customers to receive real-time updates on the precise location of their goods as they are transported by rail, road and sea.  This innovation …

NEW LITHIUM BATTERIES LAUNCHED FOR UK LEISURE AND INDUSTRIAL SECTORS

Leoch Lithium LFeLi series offers fast charging, maintenance-free 12V and 24V batteries, up to 40 per cent lighter than lead acid models Leoch Battery UK Ltd, the UK subsidiary of Leoch International – a world-leading battery manufacturer, has launched the new Leoch Lithium LFeLi series of 12V and 24V batteries for lifestyle and industrial markets …

DP WORLD AND CDPQ EXPAND GLOBAL INVESTMENT PLATFORM TO US$8.2 BILLION

DP World, a global infrastructure-led supply chain solutions provider, and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), a global institutional investor, have announced the expansion of their ports and terminals investment through a new commitment of US$4.5 billion (CA$6 billion), that will increase the total size of the platform to US$8.2 billion (CA$ 10.6 …

Seaport expansion costs will greatly exceed sea-level rise adaption costs through 2050, new study shows

Seaport footprints will need to expand by up to 3,689 square kilometers (1,424 square miles) worldwide in the next three decades to cope with the combination of sea-level rise and rising demand, according to a new study published in Earth’s Future, a peer-reviewed scientific journal focusing on climate change and future sustainability.  The new study modeled trade growth …

Eiffage Métal appoints Thierry Wolkiewiez as CEO France

Eiffage Métal has appointed Thierry Wolkiewiez as CEO France, reporting directly to Guillaume Sauvé, Chairman of Eiffage Génie Civil and Eiffage Métal. A graduate of the École Polytechnique and the École des Mines de Paris, Thierry Wolkiewiez began his career with ExxonMobil in 1998, where he held a number of managerial roles in the areas …

B2A Technology appoints Nicolas Breton as Chief Operating Officer

B2A Technology has appointed Nicolas Breton as Chief Operating Officer effective May 18th, 2020. Nicolas Breton has two Masters of Engineering degrees from the French "École Polytechnique" and "École des Ponts et Chaussées", and a Masters of Science degree from Stanford University. He began his career in the world of specialized overhead cranes for aluminium …

Kroustalelis Special Transport trusts Goldhofer heavy-duty modules

Greek special transport company, Kroustalelis, relied on a Goldhofer THP/LTSO heavy-duty combination as a trailer combination to transport a 67-meter-long naphtha splitter and an equally long deisohexanizer from the production facility of EKME S.A. in Thessaloniki to the local port for onward shipment. Kroustalelis Special Transport handled the first stage of the journey to the …

Al Faris orders Liebherr cranes worth around 80 million euros

Al Faris has placed an ordered for 69 Liebherr mobile and crawler cranes worth around 80 million euros. The order includes two LTC 1050-3.1 compact cranes, mobile cranes with lifting capacities from 55 to 650 tonnes and three crawler cranes with lifting capacities from 400 to 800 tonnes. The new order includes 12 LTM 1230-5.1 …