As a young girl Marisa Karpf s father, a passionate trucker, taught her to recognise trucks using only the shape of their side-view mirrors. Scania trucks have always been her favourites, and it s no wonder: her middle name is Scania.
Marisa Scania Karpf lives in the German district of Siegen-Wittgenstein and works with internal training coordination and vocational education. She sat down with us to tell the story about how she got her middle name.
Why is your middle name Scania?
- While my father is actually a lawyer, he is also a passionate trucker. He really loves to drive trucks, buses, coaches and pretty much any big vehicle with a ridiculously powerful diesel engine. This has always been the case so as a kid, I sometimes found a Scania truck parked right in front of our house when I got home from school.
- When my brothers and I were children we were taught to recognise truck brands by just the shape of the side-view mirrors before overtaking them on the motorway. My father often volunteered as a relief driver for transport runs to Romania and other countries during his leisure time and his studies. I m sure you can imagine what his favourite truck brand was and still is.
- When my father wanted to give me the name Scania, the local priest doubted whether it was a legitimate first name. So my father claimed that Scania was a common Swedish girl s name, which is how I got baptized with the name Scania.
Marisa Scania Karpf
How have people reacted to your name?
- Growing up, I have had only good experiences regarding my name. In the majority of cases people are very interested in where my name comes from. Men often guess that it is a truck brand, and women usually think that it s a Scandinavian name. Some of my female friends are actually considering Scania as a first name for their daughters. I think this is a good sign, and I am very content with my name.
- When your name is Scania you always have a conversation topic. As a running joke, some people say that I should be happy my name is not truck manufacturer MAN or K ssbohrer, a German coach brand that translates to cheese driller .
What is your relationship with Scania?
- Of course due to my studies and job, international companies like Scania are always exciting for me. As far as I know Scania is one of the most popular manufacturers of trucks in the world. The company is well known for its high quality and outstanding engineering skills. Scania and I probably share the same values: internationality, perfectionism, tradition and innovation. And like the German proverb says, Diesel is running through our veins .
- I even visited a Scania branch in Zwolle, Netherlands. They invited me when I was 8 or 9 years old and I remember it being very impressive. Thanks to my father praising the company for decades, I ve always liked the Scania Group.
There are but a few certain universal truths. Among them: locking yourself out of your own vehicle sucks. That fact is accurate whether your keys are sitting in the ignition of your ’89 Ford1 Escort or your Koenigsegg CCR2. Just ask the owner of this particular Swedish supercar. While at a track day, the owner shut the door with the keys lounging contentedly in the ignition, and the car did what it’s supposed to do by locking everything up tight. Rather than call up a local locksmith, the owner worked with a set of coat hangers to pull the keys from their resting place and out of the passenger side window.
While whoever filmed the clip of the owner fishing out his keys calls the scenario a fail, we’re firmly of the mind that this is the biggest win that could have come from the event. There’s no pampered owner throwing a fit or attempting to bust out the side glass, just a dude trying to get into his car. Check out the clip below3 for yourself, complete with a few shots of the machine on track.
Peab, Northland Resources’ contractor for the Kaunisvaara iron ore project, has entered a $220 million contract with Scania Group for the supply and services for a road truck fleet for the 150km run from mine to railhead.
Author: Lawrence Williams
Posted: Thursday , 06 Sep 2012
Developing Swedish iron ore miner, Northland Resources, which plans to start production of high grade iron ore concentrates later this year from its at Kaunisavaara mine in the north of the country close to the Finnish border, has to truck the concentrate produced at the minesite some 150 km to Pitk j rvi where the product will be reloaded on rail wagons for further transportation to the deep- water and ice-free port in Narvik, Norway.
The Kaunisvaara project comprises the two iron ore deposits Sahavaara and Tapuli, located approximately 100 km north of the Arctic Circle. The project area lies 15 km south of the Swedish/Finnish border, and within 150 kilometres of Western Europe’s two major iron mines, the Kiruna and Malmberget mines, both operated by LKAB. Geologically, both Sahavaara and Tapuli have similarities to the two LKAB mines with affinities to the IOCG class of deposits.
Northland will use already existing roads (150 km) and railway (226 km) from Kaunisvaara to the Port of Narvik. At Narvik the iron ore concentrate will be reloaded on Cape Size vessels. Last December Northland received the construction permit for a new iron ore terminal in Narvik.
To handle the first stage of the transportation logistics Northland’s contractor, Peab, which through its contractor Swerock will be responsible for shipping the concentrate, has entered into a SEK 1.5 billion (US$ 223 million) agreement with Scania Group for the purchase of 400 truck-and-trailer combinations and services during a nine-year period. The rigs are optimised for gross weights of up to 90 tonnes to handle the road shipments.
“This agreement between Scania and Swerock is very important for the success of our iron ore project in Kaunisvaara”, said Willy Sundling, Project Manager – Logistics at Northland Resources. “We can now rest assured that the deliverance of our high-quality product will commence as planned in the first quarter of next year”.
The agreement will commence in late 2012 and be effective until 2021. Besides delivering the truck combinations, Scania will be responsible for driver training and coaching, vehicle monitoring, maintenance, repairs, service and supplies. Scania has also agreed to meet Northland Resources’ requirement to continually reduce the cost per tonne transported during the nine year period. The products and the services are tailored to the mining industry’s very strict demands in respect of load capacity, uptime and delivery precision.
The Kaunisvaara Project is said by Northland to have a number of favourable attributes. First, the project will be producing a high grade 69% iron ore concentrate which can command a premium price. It is situated in a very favorable mining region with low political and legal risks and also benefits from access to established road, rail and port facilities together with the necessary power and other supplies. Last, the Kaunisvaara mine has a large proven and probable reserve base, a long production life and has a strong projected cash generation.
Northland already have in place off-take agreements for 100% of Kaunisvaara production which is scheduled start in the fourth quarter of this year with the first shipment to the Port of Narvik to be made early 2013.
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