Nooteboom just won the Heavies Award of “Innovation of the year 2018” in category Trailer Medium Weight for its Manoovr semi-lowloader with excavator trough and 80t heavy duty ramps. This machine was special designed to transport big construction machinery with the most efficient way. It’s the second time in three years that Nooteboom has been awarded The Heavies Innovation of the year award.
In August 2018, the french haulier Scalès took over a 210t Royal SGB-SMIT transformer through Isère and Rhône-Alpes region. To do so, it called on expertise of the German company Greiner, specialized in the manufacture of trailers and heavy transport solutions, which provided a transport system with high girder bridge. This “KBH 225” helped to go through the most narrow passages, mountain villages, particularly in narrow mountain villages where only a few centimeters between buildings and the transport train was available. The manufacturer realized a novel hydraulic-mechanical articulated arm extension, similar to a hinge system and acted as a bridge. It linked two trailers, with a 2×14 axle lines combination, a maximum load up to 225t and a 1,8m lift. The other particularity of this transport was the versatility of the bridge thanks to its modular conception. Retrofitted with z-girders, a low-girder version could be used during the journey. The full article is coming in the next issue of the Move It Magazine !
The Finnish company has announced that they will participate in the Trade & Transport Impact initiative. This program, introduced by the startup accelerator Rainmaking Ltd, aims to connect startups and corporations in order to address the biggest challenges in maritime, cargo transport and logistics. With a three-year plan, Trade & Transport Impact is the first project with this kind of terms in scale and global scope within maritime and logistics.
“The world is changing fast, and the digital disruption is affecting even maritime and logistics industries. In order to keep up with the pace, we want to work together with those who are innovative, nimble and can act fast. Startups are excellent cooperation partners (…) with modern solutions, technologies and business models,” explained Tero Hottinen, Director Emerging Digital Business of Cargotec.
The future-proof transport solution « Wiesel » will be presented by TII Group during the IAA Commercial Vehicle trade show, taking place from 20th to 27th September in Hanover. The new, ergonomically optimized cabin will be showcased with innovations such as an enlarged windscreen. Manufactured to handle the transport of swap bodies, containers dedicated to semi-modular transportation for road and rail, the vehicle can also move trailers and semi-trailers and requires low maintenance thanks to itshydrostatic transmission. As explained by Jürgen Dire, Area Sales Manager and Responsible for « Wiesel » and « Truckwiesel » business activities at Kamag, the vehicle « make the intralogistics of our customers far more economical and efficient ».
The Volvo Group is starting in a school a training program for truck drivers in Morocco, in order to improve traffic safety and make the countries roads safer. The school, which will be located in the capital Casablanca, is a collaboration between the Volvo Group, the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation UNIDO and the American development agency USAID. The target is to train around 500 professional drivers over the next four years in subjects such as safe and fuel-efficient driving. The first students are scheduled to start their training at the beginning of next year. “We are proud to be involved in the project and to help the Moroccan government with this important issue. By training local people, we are supporting sustainable growth in the countries where the Volvo Group does business,” says Johan Reiman, who is responsible for apprenticeships and driver training within the group in Africa.This is the second school for truck drivers that the Volvo Group is involved in. The first driver training programme will start in June of this year when a school for around 500 students is opened in Ethiopia.