Monday 11th Dec 2017 - Logistics Manager

Behind the shed

Stansted leads hydrogen trials
Stansted Airport will be the first UK company to test a new hydrogen refuelling system and two specially adapted vehicles as part of ITM Power’s nationwide Hydrogen On Site Trials programme. Dr Andy Jefferson, Stansted Airport’s head of health, safety and environment, said: “We are extremely proud of the fact that air quality levels at Stansted are lower than the limits set by the EU. It is by continually focusing on our environmental performance that we will be able to maintain and improve those levels further. The project with ITM is a key part of this strategy and by working in partnership with them, we can evaluate whether hydrogen is a viable alternative fuel for airport vehicles.”

Palletways fundraiser 
Palletways Birmingham has raised more than £7,000 for the Poppy Fields Appeal, supporting the oncology department at Birmingham Children’s Hospital. The money was raised at the company’s annual black tie charity night at Drayton Manor, where the 100 guests were encouraged to take part in an auction and raffle, with prizes including VIP tickets to Glastonbury, an iPhone 4 and a signed boxing glove by world champion Leon Spinx.

Ten year evolution
Evolution Time Critical the emergency logistics specialist is celebrating its tenth anniversary. “From the beginning, we sought to create a highly service-oriented business that would provide the automotive manufacturing industry with a robust and reliable emergency logistics service,” said Brad Brennan, managing director.

HDLN: MAN joins UN initiative
MAN has joined the United Nations’ Global Compact initiative, which sets international standards for businesses and organisation through ten principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environmental protection and anti-corruption. Yvonne Benkert, senior manager for corporate responsibility, said: We will be reporting on the progress made in terms of the Compact’s ten basic principles from now on.”

Award for Robert The Seahorse Club has awarded the “John Richman Lifetime Achievement Award” to
Robert Minton-Taylor in recognition of his 37 years of “dedication and professionalism” to the freight transport industry. For the past 30 years, he has worked for Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics.

Lessons from Vancouver
Logistics companies will miss out if they don’t act soon to take advantage of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, according to a new survey. The survey of businesses in and around Vancouver conducted for BT Global Services by Vanson Bourne found that only 17 per cent of logistics companies felt they took full advantage of the opportunity created when the 2010 Winter Olympic Games came to their city. Sixty-seven per cent of those surveyed said their firms could have done better.

The survey found that one reason logistics firms gained so little from Vancouver 2010 appears to be that they allowed themselves much less time than businesses in other sectors to prepare. On average, logistics firms allowed themselves only ten months to put everything they would need – from extra capacity to new working practices – in place. In other sectors, the average was 18 months.

Relief chief for Damco
Damco, the logistics arm of the AP Moller – Maersk Group, has appointed Thomas Shortley global head of aid and relief. An American national with 18 years of international development experience, Shortley will drive the global strategy, lead the dedicated Aid and Relief team, and raise Damco’s profile among other Aid and Relief agencies. He will be based in Cape Town.

New patron
Electrocomponents has achieved patron status with the NSPCC. Employees have raised over £50,000 in the past ten years through payroll donation and regular charity events.

Jenni Cowlishaw of the NSPCC said: Electrocomponents has provided unwavering support to the NSPCC for many years.”Stansted Airport will be the first UK company to test a new hydrogen refuelling system and two specially adapted vehicles as part of ITM Power’s nationwide Hydrogen On Site Trials programme. Dr Andy Jefferson, Stansted Airport’s head of health, safety and environment, said: “We are extremely proud of the fact that air quality levels at Stansted are lower than the limits set by the EU. It is by continually focusing on our environmental performance that we will be able to maintain and improve those levels further. The project with ITM is a key part of this strategy and by working in partnership with them, we can evaluate whether hydrogen is a viable alternative fuel for airport vehicles.”