Export & Freight Nov-Dec 2016

Welcome to this bumper edition of Export & Freight which includes a comprehensive look back in words and pictures at our Transport & Logistics Awards, and what a memorable night it was, with record entries and a record attendance; we are truly appreciative of your continuing and overwhelming support.

IVECO Front Cover fp ad.inddWe are in an industry that never stands still, and lots of companies have been on the move in recent months, investing in their businesses, expanding their product portfolios and services and planning for the future, undeterred by Brexit, as you’ll discover in this issue.

Transport Training Services at Nutts Corner in County Antrim has also been on the move, with a new team of highly experienced managers, headed up by a new CEO, having been put in place in recent months. We’ve been talking to the team to find out how they plan to take TTS forward.

We’ve also been catching up with the Vice President at Thermo King to hear about some innovative new developments in the world of refrigerated transport, and we have a six page review of the recent IAA in Germany where there were over 300 world premieres.

As usual, our test drivers have been busy in recent weeks, getting up close and personal with the Renault T480 6×2 and DAF’s CF 310, and there’s also plenty to talk about in the world of vans, not least the launch of Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ new Crafter, voted Van of the Year, and MAN’s foray into the van sector with the introduction of the new TGE; we have reports on those and other developments in our Van Ireland section.

On the shipping front, Stena Line is celebrating a very successful first five
years on its Belfast to Liverpool and Heysham routes which have experienced significant growth over that time, while Seatruck Ferries has expanded its capacity on its busy Heysham Dublin daily service.

As we said, our industry is one that undergoes constant change as it moves and adapts to the needs of its customer base, and it’s no different here at Export & Freight where we are currently developing an exciting new website to better reflect and promote the activities of our vibrant transport and logistics sectors.

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