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Department for Transport TR-029

Maritime Statistics 2005 The Department for Transport has today published National Statistics on port traffic, and UK and world fleet statistics in Maritime Statistics 2005. Port freight traffic in 2005 * Freight traffic at UK ports rose by 2 per cent in 2005 to 586 million tonnes (Mt) compared with …

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M42 The good the bad and the ugly

The Freight Transport Association is a big supporter of the M42 Active Traffic Management scheme between junctions 3a and 7. However, members of the Association remain concerned regarding the lorry overtaking ban further up the road between junctions 10 and 11. The latest developments on the M42 were discussed at …

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Universitys Wolfson Centre particulate quality preservation technology wins international award

Engineers from the Wolfson Centre for Bulk Solids Handling Technology, at the University of Greenwich, have been highly commended in the prestigious international 2006 Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) Awards. The team, which specialises in developing technology to preserve particulate quality in manufacturing processes, took second place in the Chemistry …

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Survey confirms Komatsu reliability

Survey confirms the success of Komatsu lift trucks, which stand out for their design, reliability and high rate of productivity 50 clients in 6 European countries were analysed during D-Evaluation: 2 R&D and Sales teams from Komatsu Forklift Japan and Europe made a field survey of the preliminary results of …

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Karstadt Quelle mail order selects Jacarda

Germany’s Largest Catalogue Retailer to Implement an “Intelligent” Customer View London, UK – October 18, 2006 – Jacada Ltd. (Nasdaq: JCDA), a leading provider of unified desktop and process optimisation solutions for customer service operations, today announced that Quelle.Contact Vertrieb GmbH, has signed an enterprise agreement with Jacada to help …

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JCB Teletruk versalitiy in waste to compost project

JCB Teletruk versatility plays key role in Waste-to-Compost project A JCB Teletruk is an essential part of operations at Fairfield Materials Management (FMM), Manchester's first commercial compost producer. Having looked at larger tele-handlers FMM concluded that the JCB Teletruk's smaller dimensions give it the edge when carrying out a variety …

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JCB’s birthday celebrations crowned by royal visit

JCB celebrated its 61st birthday in style today by being presented with a Queen’s Award by HRH The Duke of Kent. The Duke presented JCB Earthmovers with a Queen’s Award in the International Trade category – an acknowledgement of the substantial growth in overseas sales in new and existing markets. …

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Official opening of fork truck heritage centre

Few people realise it, but our convenient and prosperous modern lifestyle depends heavily on fork lift trucks. Without them, the goods and materials we need would be handled less efficiently, would take longer to reach us and would cost more. To celebrate the vital role of these machines, and to …

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Food and drink transport costs

Evolving lifestyles and changes in standards of living are putting increased pressures on our transport system, particularly in the food and drinks sector where the cost of “food miles” is becoming a major environmental issue. Against this background, the Department for Transport (DfT), has commissioned major surveys of the Food …

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