Together with our sister company, Sussex Transport, we are pleased to be making a dedicated delivery of trees to the Chelsea Flower show this month on one of our Flatbed trucks.
The Chelsea Flower Show runs from 21st until 25th May this year and celebrates it s 100th year!
- The first Chelsea Flower Show opened in May 1913 .
- The show was cancelled during the Second World War, as the land was required by the War Office for an anti-aircraft site
- The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953 was a sufficient cause for a flower show that reflected the celebratory mood of the country. Most members of the Royal family attended that year. Unfortunately, due to other commitments, the only Royal unable to attend was the Queen herself. ( this year will be her 49th visit to the show!)
- In 1988 a limit of 40,000 visitors per day was imposed due to increased popularity and over crowding!
- The Chelsea Flower Show receives a lot of publicity. It is attended by 157,000 visitors each year and all tickets must be purchased in advance.
- From 2005 the show was increased from four days to five, with the first two days only open to RHS members.
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In container shipping, listing items as Freight All Kinds might be a great way to ship multiple gadgets without having to ship just one specific commodity. Many instances we ll see Freight All Kinds as the commodity listed for shipments which were consolidated. This makes sense since there are multiple shipments to consider. Normally the freight rates for Freight All Varieties may be a bit of larger since it s accommodating all kinds of freight, but freight forwarders and consolidators take this into consideration earlier than quoting their worldwide delivery rates to their customers. Since it is at all times considerably lower than the alternative which is less than container load (LCL), clients by no means seem to mind.
In transport Freight All Sorts, the shipper is required to listing the entire commodities on the invoice of lading so that the transport company is conscious of what s being shipped. That is necessary for loading the ship since they need to take into consideration any hazardous materials or different kinds of special goods that might want consideration should there be a problem. That is additionally important for security in the post 11th of September world since transparency is the key to protecting the world protected from terrorists.
Whereas delivery Freight All Kinds may seem to be a catch all type of commodity itemizing, it isn t used as continuously as one would possibly think. It is reserved for the particular circumstances when it truly is transport all types of freight together in one transport container. Because of this, it is a good way for consolidators and freight forwarders to maneuver their shipments rapidly and efficiently by means of the supply chain and still keep inside the rules of the transport companies.
When individuals consider working in the transport business, they have an inclination to consider ports and other people working on the ports like stevedores and ship captains. In actuality although there are various different aspects of transport, together with the elements related to Freight All Varieties shipping. When an organization is beginning to import or export items, they are going to rapidly learn that there are various people involved in transferring their items, particularly for Freight All Kinds. What s the very first thing it is advisable do as soon as you already know your ocean freight cargo is prepared? Discover a steamship line. At this point you ll be able to look on-line for ocean freight rates, which is decided by individuals within the pricing division of the steamship line. And by utilizing Freight All Kinds transport, it can be lots easier.
The 3mE Faculty trains committed engineering students, PhD Candidates and Post-Doctoral Researchers1 in groundbreaking scientific research in the fields of mechanical, maritime and materials engineering. 3mE is the epitome of a dynamic, innovative faculty, with a European scope that contributes demonstrable economic and social benefits.
The Department of Biomechanical Engineering coordinates education and research activities in the field of mechanical engineering techniques, like modelling and design, to analyse the interaction between biological and technical systems.
Job description: Project Truck Merging Support a Step towards Autonomous Driving Due to complex vehicle dynamics, size, and limited driver view, trucks are overrepresented in accident statistics. A wide range of truck driver support systems is currently being introduced on the market, and a future prospect is autonomous driving, where the truck operator is a supervisor rather than an active controller of the vehicle.
Before autonomous driving becomes feasible, two challenges need to be addressed. First, vehicle dynamics of trucks need to be better understood, and second, human factors need to be incorporated in the automation design.
In this project two PhD Candidates2 and one post-doctoral researcher will develop a series of innovations that represent a step towards autonomous driving. The project s focus is on a specific, safety-critical highway task: merging. Using wheel load measurements, steering system measurements, and radar, the researchers will obtain a precise understanding of the lateral merging motion of modern trucks. Using this information, a merging assistant will be developed, a system that will provide adaptive levels of support varying from providing information to enhance driver situation awareness, to guidance and automation.
The User Committee for this project is made up of representatives from the following companies: DAF Trucks NV, SKF BV, TNO Mobility, NXP Semiconductors.
The post-doctoral researcher will investigate truck handling and steering feel using an experimental vehicle, implementing innovative wheel load sensing technology and using a truck driving simulator.
Requirements: Applicants should have the following qualifications: PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Control Engineering or related fields. Expertise in most of the following fields: Human Factors, Biomechanics, Multibody Dynamics, Control Theory, System Identification, Vehicle Dynamics. Excellent writing and presentation skills in English. Independent research and teamwork capabilities.
Conditions of employment: TU Delft offers an attractive benefits package, including a flexible work week, free high-speed Internet access from home (with contracts of two years or longer), and the option of assembling a customised compensation and benefits package (the IKA ). Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities and depending on knowledge and work experience.
Information and application: For more information about this position, please contact Dr. R. Happee, phone: +31 (0)15-2783213, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply, please e-mail a detailed CV, including relevant courses, grades, experience, and publications, along with a letter of application to Dr. Happee, application-3mE@tudelft.nl. The position will remain open until filled.
When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number 3ME13-07.
Application Deadline: 15 April 2013
European trucking giant Kuehne & Nagel has signed up for a new 179,000 sq ft Greater Manchester warehouse.
The deal sees the German logistics giant take a 10-year lease at Centrepoint V, Westinghouse Road, Trafford Park, to serve its client Whitbread.
The deal with landlords Prudential Assurance Company and managers PRUPIM reflects a rent of 4 per sq ft.
Kuehne & Nagel is expected to install a chilled storage facility in the warehouse.
The firm said it scoured the north west for a new depot and eventually chose Trafford Park because of its superb communications .
Trafford Park is the north west s prime industrial location and is home to major distributors including TDG and Wincanton.
Howard George, a partner at B8 Real Estate and an adviser to Prupim, said: The supply of quality distribution units in the north west has diminished massively over the last couple of years. We have seen take-up at unprecedented levels, and the lack of supply of distribution buildings is resulting in increased demand for build-to-suit being the only option .
Clews & Co acted for Kuehne & Nagel.
The deal comes as more distributors and logistics firms plot a route to Greater Manchester.
Recent warehouse deals have seen Impact Handling, the UK distributor of Cat lift trucks and warehouse equipment, sign up for premises at Trafford Park.
Britain s largest independent materials handling group with a network of eight locations nationwide has sub-let the 3,897 sq ft site on John Gilbert Way, Europa Triangle, from Goodyear Dunlop Tyres on a lease that expires in April 2014.
Andy Backhouse, an associate director at the Manchester office of real estate adviser Colliers International, secured the sub-letting to Impact Handling for Goodyear Dunlop Tyres.
Meanwhile, Alan Howard Hair & Beauty Supplies has bought a 15,000 sq ft office and warehouse unit at Stockport’s S:Park while Ossur UK, a global supplier of prosthetics, has agreed a 15-year lease on a 13,000 sq ft offices and warehouse facility at the same complex.
Rick Davies, of Davies Harrison, joint agents for the scheme, said: Stockport is an area that is currently enjoying considerable investment and S:Park has firmly positioned itself as one of the most prominent business parks in the north west.
Joint agents for the scheme are Davies Harrison and Jones Lang LaSalle.
If you ve been listening to the radio lately, you ve probably noticed those once innocuous commercials ads promoting things like McDonald s have seemingly morphed into a barrage of vote-for-me-not-the-other-guy messages approved by Barack Obama or Mitt Romney. And if you happen to be in a swing state, your airwaves have officially surrendered to the voice of either presidential candidate.
With the 2012 presidential election here already, our collective sanity is closer to being restored and those oddly familiar commercials yeah, the ones we ve all somehow memorized will soon be back in rotation. For now, it s time to stop spinning your wheels and start focusing on the issues shaping this presidential election. According to haulthevote.com, the top issues among truckers are:
- Owner-operator issues
- Privatization of Toll Roads
- Hours-of-Service Rules
- Compliance Safety Accountability (CSA)
- Hazardous Materials Endorsement (HME) Background
- Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)
The transportation (and auto) industry, though missing from much of the debate rhetoric, will be largely impacted by the outcome of this election. President Barack Obama has been credited with saving the auto industry while Mitt Romney did not support the bailout of the auto industry. From aging roads and bridges to fuel taxes and trucking regulations, there s a lot at stake and the clock is winding down. This election may affect your professional driving career for years to come. Be sure to get all the facts before heading to the polls on Tuesday.
For a breakdown of each candidate s plan as it relates to trucking, check out:
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Authors: Miaojie Yu and Wei Tian, Peking University
The processing trade, which has become hugely popular in China, involves domestic firms obtaining raw materials or intermediate inputs from abroad, processing them locally, and exporting the value-added goods.
Thanks to China s open-door policy, particularly the establishment of special export zones, its processing trade has grown rapidly. It now constitutes roughly half of China s total trade.
Recent research1 into China s processing trade confirmed that China s processing exports account for more than half of its total exports. Even with the financial crisis in 2008, the proportion of China s processing exports remained higher than 50 per cent, whereas processing imports declined to about 35 per cent. This indicates a gradual increase in value-adding activities associated with processing trade. In 2010 processing imports accounted for approximately 45 per cent of total imports, whereas processing exports accounted for approximately 55 per cent of total exports.
Besides ordinary trade, of the 18 other types of trade regime, processing with assembly and processing with intermediate inputs are the most important in China. Processing imports/exports with assembly account for roughly 7.12 per cent of China s total imports/exports. Processing with imported materials accounts for more than 22 per cent of total imports and 39.8 per cent of total exports. Processing with assembly was prevalent in the 1980s, and processing with imported inputs became popular after 1990. This is indicative of China s economic development, with it increasingly adding value to imports rather than simply processing raw materials.
There are two key differences between processing with assembly and processing with intermediate inputs.
First, processing with assembly does not require firms to pay for the raw materials. Chinese firms import embodied raw materials for free and then send the value-added products to the same firm in the country of origin. Firms engaged in processing with imported materials, on the other hand, are required to pay for the imported intermediate inputs. They import raw materials or intermediate inputs from abroad and then sell their valued-added products to the rest of the world.
Second, while processing with assembly is 100 per cent duty free, firms engaged in processing using imported inputs must pay import duties for those inputs first. After exporting their processed or final goods they can obtain a full duty rebate, but the requirement to pay duties is still a credit constraint because firms need to have sufficient cash flow2 to cover import duties.
The three ports with the largest share of processing imports are Shanghai, Shenzhen and Nanjing, comprising more than 55 per cent of China s total processing imports. This confirms that most processing imports are located in Shanghai, Guangdong and Jiangsu. By contrast, the top three ports with the most ordinary imports Shanghai, Qingdao and Tianjin account for only 35 per cent of China s total ordinary imports. This suggests that China s processing imports are more concentrated than its ordinary imports.
The leading destinations for processing imports are different from the leading destinations for ordinary imports. One possible explanation is that ordinary imports include more final consumption goods, whereas processing imports include mostly intermediate goods.
The electrical machinery and transport equipment industry yields the largest volume of processing imports, accounting for approximately 40 per cent of China s total. Four other industries machinery and mechanical appliances, optical and photographic instruments, mineral fuels and oils, and plastic account for another 30 per cent of China s total processing imports.
Sea is the preferred transportation method for processing imports, accounting for 41 per cent of total volume. Air and truck freight account for 29.56 per cent and 27.42 per cent respectively. It may seem counterintuitive that the percentage of air shipment is higher than that of truck shipment because of the costs involved, but this is because these figures use the value of imports rather than the quantity of goods as a measurement. The average per-unit price3 of commodities sent by air shipment is usually higher than that for commodities sent by truck.
An interesting issue is the quality of processing imports. China imports raw materials from many trading partners. The top five countries that ship products of the highest quality for processing in China are Norway, France, Finland, Germany and the Netherlands. The United States ranks sixth. The next five countries are also in Europe. Meanwhile, the top five countries with the highest quality of ordinary imports are the Cayman Islands, Finland, Germany, Panama and Austria.
More than half of processing imports are attributable to foreign-invested enterprises. Another 17 per cent of processing imports are attributable to Sino foreign joint ventures (either contractual or equity joint ventures). State-owned and private enterprises account for only a relatively small proportion (12.2 per cent and 10.2 per cent). This is quite a different situation to that of ordinary imports, where state-owned enterprises dominate.
The variety of inputs imported by Chinese firms has declined over time. This could reflect increased specialisation or an increased sourcing of domestically produced intermediate goods, or both. In any case, the processing trade remains a central pillar of the Chinese economy and will likely be so for quite some time.
Miaojie Yu is Associate Professor at the China Centre for Economic Research, Peking University.4
Wei Tian is an Associate at the Department of Applied Economics, Peking University.
Miaojie Yu and Wei Tian s research was presented at China Update 2012. The annual China Update conference is hosted by the China Economy Program in collaboration with the East Asia Forum at the ANU in July. This article is a digest of the authors chapter in Huw McKay and Ligang Song (eds), Rebalancing and Sustaining Growth in China (ANU E Press, 2012), available in pdf here. This book is the latest publication in the China Update Book Series, launched at the China Update conference every year.
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A leading multinational in beverages machine manufacturing and servicing industry is looking for experienced Supply Chain Manager and Senior Electrical Engineer (Automation)
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- Logistics: – Coordination of import/export with krones AG and Freight forwarders
- Supporting Krones Global Logistics strategy activities
- Materials Management: Monitoring analyzing and optimizing a procurement process
- Handling of all warehousing activities
- Managing Customer s VMI and recommending improvement where/when necessary
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- Performing daily preventive maintenance. Complete equipment and parts requisition
- Conducting audits, communicating/interacting with customers
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Freight forwarding is a multi-billion dollar global affair. Bask in files to lofty parcels, parcel forwarding corporations embrace the networks to present packages to roughly MParticular allotment of the real world. Parcels might group off deepest packages to industrial raw materials.
Freight forwarders are organizations or people at large that sort out also sort out the forwarding in addition to delivery of parcels. They take care of as third-party obligation providers or medicines that liaison within patrons furthermore cargo carriers. They as well confirm that each one the legal provisions such as taxes along with tradition obligations are remitted. They support the tracking activity furthermore might in addition grant protection indemnity coverage.
Many inner most forwarding corporations act on a small-scale principle. Their traditional consumers are consumers who might send inner most files furthermore parcels. These may perhaps refer to employment cards, greeting cards, help articles as well as intimate funds such as clothing Plus tools. On the esoteric hand, more freight logistics organizations practice on large-scale inference. These organizations may perhaps hardly supply manufacturers Furthermore suppliers. They frequently acknowledge parcels in bulk.
Some of these firms tolerate their own carriers, which can accommodates airplanes & cargo ships. They are initially bothered suffering from profession with commerce-related parcels. The shipments apply to raw materials with completed produce. Relishes metal ores to motorcars, owing to sugarcanes to chocolate bars, a mass of forwarding corporations might spirit on established publicize sectors.
Most freight forwarding businesses effortlessly yield non-asset-based logistic obligations. This illustrate that they unmistakably handle the shipment of parcels Plus check that their helpful Furthermore protected delivery. Ensuring efficiency necessitate pace of delivery furthermore cost-effectiveness of delivery.
Freight forwarders are the ones who verbal exchange the certain carriers And also warehouses. It is realised confident that the brusquest road will be conveyed at the express doable instant plus at the lowest expenses. In thousands representatives, it removes many and various carriers because the parcels to be delivered. This is chiefly actual as international shipments. Because of its usher of originator, a parcel can be shipped by way of trucks, airplanes, cargo ships, trivial boats Furthermore also motor bikes.
Aside consistent with the facial facets of warehousing, attaining & transporting parcels, business forwarders are likewise bothered Just about the record subject. This is obviously the several original facet of the problem. Without chronicle, parcels may well without problems be engaged. They might well be delivered to the incorrect specifies or they can be mislabeled & perplexed Along with supplemental parcels.
The memoir entity applies to the encoding of the shipment truth such as the cites of the senders along with receivers, the definite applies to, also the style of bits and pieces. It likewise calls for legal journal. Almost the whole thing forwarding firms lead to specific personal computer way that grocery store account similar to the parcels and also direction the shipment of the parcels in actual time.
Freight forwarding is a multi-billion dollar global business. From documents to large parcels, parcel forwarding companies have the networks to deliver packages to almost any part of the world. Parcels may range from personal packages to industrial raw materials.
Freight forwarders are companies or individuals that arrange and organize the forwarding and delivery of parcels. They serve as third-party service providers or agents that liaison between clients and cargo carriers. They also ensure that all the legal requirements such as tariffs and custom duties are paid. They provide the tracking system and may also provide insurance coverage.
Many private forwarding companies operate on a small-scale basis. Their common clients are individuals who may send personal documents and parcels. These may include post cards, greeting cards, gift items and personal properties such as clothes and gadgets. On the other hand, some freight logistics companies operate on large-scale basis. These companies may exclusively serve manufacturers and suppliers. They usually accept parcels in bulk.
Some of these companies have their own carriers, which may include airplanes and cargo ships. They are primarily concerned with trade and commerce-related parcels. The shipments include raw materials and finished products. From metal ores to cars, from sugarcanes to chocolate bars, many forwarding companies may focus on specific market sectors.
Most freight forwarding businesses simply provide non-asset-based logistic services. This means that they merely manage the shipment of parcels and ensure their efficient and safe delivery. Ensuring efficiency involves speed of delivery and cost-effectiveness of delivery.
Freight forwarders are the ones who contact the various carriers and warehouses. It is made sure that the shortest route will be taken at the shortest possible time and at the lowest costs. In many cases, it takes several carriers for the parcels to be delivered. This is especially true for international shipments. From its point of origin, a parcel might be shipped via trucks, airplanes, cargo ships, small boats and even motor bikes.
Aside from the physical aspects of warehousing, securing and transporting parcels, corporate forwarders are also concerned about the documentation aspect. This is actually the most crucial aspect of the business. Without documentation, parcels can easily be lost. They can be delivered to the wrong addresses or they might be mislabeled and confused with other parcels.
The documentation aspect includes the encoding of the shipment details such as the names of the senders and receivers, the respective addresses, and the type of items. It also involves legal documentation. Virtually all forwarding companies have specialized computer systems that store data related to the parcels and track the shipment of the parcels in real time.
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