The Collett Team wins 2019 Road Freight Operator of the Year at the FTA Awards. Finalists for the Freight Transport Association Logistics Awards were judged by the FTA’s Board, which represents some of the country’s most influential logistics businesses.
David Wells, Chief Executive of FTA, commented: “These finalists represent the ‘best of the best’ of our sector; the businesses and individuals determined to keep Britain trading, both at home and overseas. They have been selected for their outstanding commitment, knowledge and expertise, and represent a wide range of UK companies across transport modes and business sectors. With a record number of entrants this year, each shortlisted business had to fight off very tough competition to secure their place in the final line up, and those who scooped the top prizes are truly at the top of their business games. They should be justly proud of the contribution they are making to both the logistics sector and wider UK economy.”
Portuguese special transport company LASO Transportes SA has relied on Goldhofer’s THP/SL heavy-duty modules to complete the transport of a 70m long and nearly 300 t heavy power plant component from Vale de Cambra to the port of Leca da Palmeira located 60km away. To ensure the safe delivery of this huge metal component (70m x 5.6m x 5.3m) through narrow curves, crossings, and roundabouts, LASO transport experts used two six-axle THP/SL heavy-duty modules. Advanced road studies made possible to prepare individual road sections in time for the nightly transport, for example by removing traffic lights, as well as implement escort convoys and police barriers on schedule. The power plant component was transported to the port within two nights for further shipment at the pier.
At this year’s JDL EXPO 2019 in Beaune, France, Goldhofer is presenting the SPZ-L 4 (305) flatbed semi-trailer tailored for transporting crane ballast, jibs and booms and heavy accessories. It can be also used to transport compact concrete beams and steel girders, vessels as well as other general cargos.
“The flatbed semi-trailer has a deck length of about 12.4 meters and is therefore the perfect choice for compact payloads such as crane ballast and counterweights. Its pneumatic suspension reduces the impacts on the cargo as well as on the vehicle and road surface. With a maximum steering angle of 48 degrees, the turntable steering offers outstanding maneuverability, so that even the narrowest construction site entrance can be handled with ease,” said Goldhofer.
The Belgian manufacturer Faymonville has just completed the development of its VarioMAX Plus low-bed trailers. This vehicle has a payload capacity of up to 105 t (12 t per axle) and is dedicated to the transport of heavy construction machines, as well as mobile crushing equipment and transformers.
The VarioMAX Plus incorporates Faymonville’s ‘Joker axle’ technology. “This allows for a 1-axle bogie to be integrated either behind the gooseneck or the low bed when a higher payload needs to be moved. In this respect, the user can choose between one or two intersections in his combination,” explains Rainer Noe, product manager at Faymonville.
The VarioMAX Plus benefits from the advantages of the previous VarioMAX and CombiMAX systems.
Logistics service provider Sea & Land Integrated Corp., headquartered in New Taipei City in Taiwan, has opted for 28 PST/SL-E axle lines from Goldhofer in addition to its 94 Goldhofer PST and THP axle lines.
“For more than twenty years the Heavy Machine Division of Sea & Land Integrated Corp. has placed its trust in our transport solutions,” said Jean-Philippe Martin, Regional Director of Sales at Goldhofer. “Goldhofer’s versatile and flexibly combinable components enable customers to create tailored vehicle configurations for the most diverse haulage operations.”
“In view of the continuing high level of demand for construction site logistics, we have decided to order additional vehicles from Goldhofer for handling ultra-heavy loads,” explained Charlie Chien, Vice President Sea & Land Integrated Corp.
Éric Kalala Nsantu has officially taken up his function as new Chief Executive Officer of Bolloré Transport & Logistics in the Democratic Republic of Congo. With a solid experience in mining logistics and financial management, Éric Kalala Nsantu holds a Master’s degree in International Management from HEC Paris and a General Management Program from Harvard Business School. He joined the company in 2003 to fill various financial and operational positions, including the Katanga region until recently.
Nordic Logistic Association NLA (which includes the Danish, Swedish and Norwegian associations) as well as Germany (BGL) and France (FNTR) have just announced the signing of a lease to set up a common office in Brussels as from the 1st of August 2019.
“At a particularly challenging time for the European road transport industry, it is an added value to create a stronger cooperation between our associations. This has been the result of good and fruitful cooperation between us for already many years,” said Prof. Dr. Dirk Engelhardt, CEO of BGL.
“Our aim is to advance the 3 Mobility Packages to help the sector to stay competitive in a socially fair transition towards clean energy and digitalisation,” said Erik Østergaard, President of NLA and CEO.
“Together, we will on behalf of the many thousands hauliers we represent better communicate, better inform and bring our common messages to the European decision makers in order to improve the functioning of the road haulage market for the years to come,” said Florence Berthelot, General Delegate of the Fédération Nationale des Transports Routiers (FNTR).
In the picture: Soren Larsen (NLA), Isabelle Maitre (FNTR), Dirk Saile (BGL) Photographer: Alexander Louvet
Hegmann Transit GmbH & Co. KG based in Germany, partner of the Bigmove group, has recently added various Nooteboom EURO-PX low-loaders and Manoovr semi low-loaders to its fleet. The investment consists of various vehicles, including several 4-axle EURO-PX low-loaders with 2-axle Interdolly, type EURO-95-24ICP and 5-axle Manoovr extendible semi low-loaders, type MPL-85-05(V) with excavator trough and 80-tonne ramps that allows Hegmann to transport most of the heavy construction machinery. Due to their shorter combination length the Manoovr semi loaders also offer advantages in terms of exemptions, manoeuvrability and transport efficiency.
Specialised transport equipment manufacturer Goldhofer will present an overview of its current range including the TU 4, a four-axle trailer for the transport of construction machinery weighing up to 31.8 t, which is equipped with a brand new drawbar and improved ramp operation. Visitors will also be able to see the versatile Allrounder with its flexible loading concept for construction site operations as well as the new STZ-PK 8 and MPA RM low-loader semitrailer and the new Faktor 5.5 (a lighter version of Faktor 5). The « Ventum », a fivefold extendible flatbed semitrailer with a maximum length of 72 meters, which in combination with the « Bladex » blade tip lifting device constitutes a complete solution for transporting wind turbine blades over 70m will also be featured . Finally, after the MPA technology in 2013 and the Addrive system in 2016, Goldhofer will unveil a new technical innovation on its stand on April 8, 2019.
Bolloré Transport & Logistics Ivory Coast has been chosen by Compagnie Minéralière of Bafin (CMB) to handle the loading of nickel from the Foungbesso mine at the port of San Pedro. Since October 1, 2018, eight vessels have been loaded with about 41,500 t of nickel for export, at a rate of 8,000 t per day. These operations are carried out by Bolloré Transport & Logistics teams using two tugs and four barges.