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Aurubis Q2 profit falls more than expected

By: Reuters     9th August 2018 Aurubis AG, Europe's biggest copper smelter, on Thursday posted a fall in quarterly profit but confirmed its forecast of higher earnings in its current year. Aurubis said its operating earnings before taxes (EBT) fell 16% to 78-million euros in its fiscal third quarter to end-June, below... 

SKF showcases new products at SMM 2018

28th June 2018 At the SMM2018 trade fair (Hamburg, 4-7 September), SKF will showcase a range of new products that help owners and operators comply with present and future environmental regulations, as well as help them improve maintenance processes and performance. The new products include... 

Safety valves manufacturer invests in growth, celebrates 200 years

18th May 2018 European safety valves manufacturer Leser celebrates its 200th anniversary this year, with the share of its profits last year spent on the development of its facilities amounting to €35.3-million. Leser’s service and products in South Africa are offered through its sole local distributor,... 

Semi-automatic logistics solution for Germany's largest noodle factory

15th May 2018   Process reliability thanks to EKS 215a automated order picker Compact warehouse with shuttle system for efficient use of space Logistics interface communicates between trucks and the Warehouse Management System Hamburg/Erfurt: Jungheinrich is building a semi-automatic finished goods warehouse... 

Personalised Experiences, Neighbourhood ‘Live Sites’ And Temporary Venues Help Create More Inclusive, Cost-Effective Olympic Games Predicts Arup

3rd May 2018 Design, engineering and consulting firm Arup, has been involved in some of the best-known sporting destinations from the Singapore Sports Hub, through to the Bird’s Nest Stadium and Water Cube in Beijing and many of the venues and long-terms plans for London 2012 and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic... 

Airbus commissions Imperial Logistics to procure, supply tools

By: Marleny Arnoldi     3rd May 2018 Aeronautics company Airbus has hired logistics service provider Imperial Logistics to procure and distribute metal cutting tools such as milling cutters, drills and countersinks for its German production facilities.  

Jungheinrich WMS: new interface for increased user-friendliness

19th April 2018 Simple and efficient operation enables short training period Customised dialogue design for every working environment Uniquely forward compatible and future-proof Jungheinrich is presenting its warehouse management system, the Jungheinrich WMS, with a completely new user interface at the LogiMAT... 

G20 sees need for 'dialogue,' fails to diffuse trade war threat

By: Reuters     21st March 2018 The world's financial leaders rejected protectionism on Tuesday and urged "further dialogue" on trade, but failed to diffuse the threat of a trade war days before US metals tariffs take effect and Washington is to announce measures against China. Finance ministers and central bankers of the... 

First underwater stabilizer fin replacement keeps luxury cruise liner on schedule

16th March 2018 A collaboration between SKF and underwater repair specialist Trident Group has completed the first replacement of an SKF S-type retractable Fin Stabilizer on a floating vessel. The global cruise industry is riding a wave of popularity. Passenger numbers are forecast to pass the 25 million mark... 

The 2017 financial year at Jungheinrich: double-digit growth – forecast met

8th March 2018 • Net sales: +11 per cent, value of incoming orders: +11 per cent and units: +13 per cent • Net income: +18 per cent • Dividend: +14 per cent • Strong demand in the core market of Europe and logistics systems business • Net sales forecast for 2018: €3.6 - 3.7 billion Jungheinrich is pressing... 

Jungheinrich WMS named “Best Factory Software 2018”

7th March 2018 • Jury points to particularly  high customer benefit • Great usablility • Effortless data exchange with all conventional host and ERP systems The Jungheinrich Warehouse Management System (WMS) has been chosen as the “Best Factory Software of 2018” by the Industry 4.0 Research and Application... 

Aurubis still on lookout for acquisitions – CEO

By: Reuters     1st March 2018 Aurubis, Europe's biggest copper smelter, is still on the lookout for acquisitions, its CE said on Thursday. "We want to, in addition to internal growth, also strengthen by reasonable acquisitions," Juergen Schachler said in an advanced release of a speech to the company’s meeting of shareholders. 

Airbus’ new long-range narrow-body airliner makes first flight

By: Rebecca Campbell     31st January 2018 The latest model in Europe-based aerospace group Airbus’ single-aisle airliner family, the A321LR, made its maiden flight from Hamburg in Germany on Wednesday. The aircraft is MSN7877 and is a long range version of the A321neo (new engine option), hence the suffix “LR”. It is powered by CFM... 

For Airbus, 2017 was another record year for airliner deliveries

By: Rebecca Campbell     26th January 2018 Airbus Commercial Aircraft, the airliner manufacturing arm of European aerospace giant Airbus Group, has announced that last year it set a new company record for annual deliveries of aircraft. These totalled 718 aeroplanes to 85 customers and amounted to a 4% increase over the 688 delivered in... 

Airbus reports strong single-aisle aircraft demand

By: Rebecca Campbell     26th January 2018 Airbus Commercial Aircraft President Fabrice Brégier is very optimistic about the state of the global airliner market and the prospects it offer the company. “The market is still very active; the growth is, in China … still more than 10% year-on-year – on [sic] such a big market, we are having 1... 

Jungheinrich Group provides free 5-year warranty on its lithium-ion batteries

22nd January 2018 5-year performance warranty on Jungheinrich's lithium-ion batteries. Jungheinrich after-sales service to repair or exchange batteries free of charge. Expansion of in-house lithium-ion battery production Hamburg, 1 June 2017. Effective immediately, the Jungheinrich Group is providing a free 5-year... 

The new EZS 7820: Jungheinrich's heavy-duty tow tractor

22nd January 2018 28 tonnes of tractive power High-torque motor for ramp operations Extra-small turning circle Adjustable steering wheel position ensures ease of handling for all operators Right on time for InterAirport, Jungheinrich is introducing its new EZS 7280 electric sit-on tow tractor. With up to 28... 

19.1 kilometres of shelving for new goods distribution centre

22nd January 2018 " Jungheinrich delivers multi-slot racks, compartmentalised racking systems and vehicles " Company serves as a one-stop shop for planning and implementation Hamburg/Bochum, 22 September 2017: Automotive manufacturer Opel just recently opened its European distribution centre for spare parts... 

Airbus reports that 2017 was another record year for airliner deliveries

By: Rebecca Campbell     15th January 2018 Airbus Commercial Aircraft, the airliner manufacturing arm of European aerospace giant Airbus Group, announced on Monday that last year it had set a new company record for annual deliveries of aircraft. These totalled 718 aeroplanes to 85 customers and amounted to a 4% increase over the 688... 

Electric buses expected to spur platinum demand – Implats 

By: Martin Creamer     19th September 2017 Electric buses powered by platinum-catalysed fuel cells are attracting the attention of South Africans, who will visit Germany next month to update themselves on passenger carriers that emit zero pollution into the atmosphere. “There’s a lot of interest in fuel cell buses simply because the... 

May unveils British initiatives aimed at reducing Africa’s reliance on aid

By: Keith Campbell     21st July 2017 British Prime Minister Theresa May used the recent G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, to announce a series of new British initiatives intended to reduce the reliance of African countries on aid and increase their long-term stability and prosperity. This was in line with a theme for the summit... 

Platinum for new fuel cell Mercedes cut to autocat level  

By: Martin Creamer     12th July 2017 German car manufacturer Daimler has cut the platinum loading of its new fuel cell Mercedes to catalytic converter level. “We reduced the amount of platinum by 90%, which provides a significant cost reduction. Our fuel cell is not much above the platinum loading of a catalytic converter on a... 

Australia's Joyce sees merit in government taking stakes in coal

By: Bloomberg     10th July 2017 Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce indicated he supports the government being an equity partner in any new coal-fired power station, and said that lenders are willing to finance fossil fuel-based electricity generation. “I have got nothing against taking equity in it,” Joyce told Sky... 

Airborne Drones on patrol – the answer to public safety policing

10th July 2017 Autonomous drones are set to take over border patrols, crime hotspot monitoring and more, says South Africa’s Airborne Drones Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)s, commonly known as drones, will soon be a common sight over border zones, crime hotspots and city streets, as public safety and security... 

Focus on Africa taken forward at Hamburg G20 summit – Zuma

By: African News Agency      10th July 2017 The German presidency of the G20 this week managed to build on the achievements of the last summit in China which had emphasised sustainable development in Africa, President Jacob Zuma said on Sunday. In a statement issued by the presidency after his return from the summit in Hamburg, Zuma said... 

Zuma arrives in Germany for G20 Summit

By: African News Agency      6th July 2017 South Africa President Jacob Zuma arrived in Hamburg, Germany, on Thursday morning for the Group of 20 (G20) Leaders’ Summit which is scheduled to take place on July 7 and 8 under the theme “Shaping an Interconnected World”. South Africa is one of the 19 member countries of the G20 which, in... 

Detlev Duve

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     30th June 2017 This week we feature Detlev Duve, MD of freight forwarding, air and sea logistics, and project cargo company Dachser Intelligent Logistics.   

More than 7 500 animals ready for African Animal Ark operation

By: News24Wire      20th June 2017 Trailed by great clouds of dust, a massive convoy of noisy diesel trucks rumbles out of Zimbabwe this week starting on Monday to begin one of Africa's largest-ever wildlife relocation projects. The aim is to shift more than 6 000 wild animals from Zimbabwe to neighbouring Mozambique to replenish... 

Courier service moves to electrify vehicle fleet

By: Irma Venter     2nd June 2017 German logistics company Hermes and Mercedes-Benz Vans have agreed on a strategic partnership to electrify the courier service’s vehicle fleet. Under this agreement, Hermes will use battery-electric vehicles in its normal operations in a pilot phase in Stuttgart and Hamburg, in Germany, in early... 

Deal opens way for new liquid bulk handling facility at the Port of Ngqura

By: Irma Venter     19th May 2017 Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) and Oiltanking Grindrod Calulo (OTGC) in May signed an agreement in Port Elizabeth that will see OTGC plan, fund, construct, maintain and operate a new liquid bulk handling facility at the Port of Ngqura, in the Eastern Cape. The facility’s concept... 

Oiltanking Grindrod Calulo, TNPA sign liquid bulk agreement

By: Irma Venter     4th May 2017 Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) and Oiltanking Grindrod Calulo (OTGC) on Thursday signed an agreement in Port Elizabeth that will see OTGC plan, fund, construct, maintain and operate a new liquid bulk handling facility at the Port of Ngqura, in the Eastern Cape. The facility’s concept... 

Bulk carrier in multimillion-rand crash at Durban harbour 

By: African News Agency      4th May 2017 A ship has overshot its berth, smashing into and destroying a multi-million rand bulk loader in the Durban harbour, it was confirmed on Wednesday. A Transnet National Ports Authority pilot was aboard the MV Julian – as is compulsory in the Durban harbour – when it crashed at the bulk terminal,... 

German logistics company to pilot electric vans in 2018

By: Irma Venter     19th April 2017 German logistics company Hermes and Mercedes-Benz Vans have agreed on a strategic partnership to electrify the courier service’s vehicle fleet. Under this agreement, Hermes will use battery-electric vehicles in its normal operations in a pilot phase in Stuttgart and Hamburg, in Germany, in early... 

New versions of major airliner designs make first flights on same day

By: Keith Campbell     14th April 2017 March 31 was a red-letter day in commercial aviation when two new versions of major airliners made their first flights. They were – in alphabetical order – the Airbus A319neo and the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner. The two flights took place from Hamburg, Germany and at North Charleston in South... 

Mindset, technology changes needed to operate ports of the future

By: Shirley le Guern     5th April 2017 Current ways of operating ports and port cities are not viable or sustainable and a complete change in mindset, technology and skills would be needed in the very near future, Norton Rose Fulbright Attorneys national transport team head and master mariner Malcolm Hartwell said this week. “Ships... 

Germany, South Africa discuss the prospect of fuel cell buses

By: Kim Cloete     20th February 2017 South African specialists and government officials have met with their German counterparts to discuss a pilot project to introduce hydrogen fuel cell buses in two cities in South Africa. Germany has already rolled out some such buses in Berlin, Stuttgart and Hamburg and is sharing its experience... 

South Africa to learn from Germany’s experience in roll-out of fuel cell buses

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     16th February 2017 The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in partnership with the German government will host a fuel cell bus workshop at the South African Renewable Energy Technology Centre, in Bellville, Cape Town, next week. The workshop will be held under the theme ‘Fuel Cell Bus – Unleashing Industrial... 

SKF launches resilient mount Vibracon kit at SMM 2016

21st October 2016 SKF is using the SMM 2016 trade fair (Hamburg, 6-9 September) to introduce a new one-box kit version of its proven Vibracon technology for the quick, accurate and clean alignment and chocking of resilient mounts. SKF has introduced a new Vibracon kit for the clean and permanent alignment and... 

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