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Fowler Welch orders its first dual-temp Cartwright reefers

Fowler Welch’s first Cartwright dual temp ATP reefer

Spalding, UK: Fowler Welch has placed its first dual temp refrigerated ATP trailer order with Cartwright.
The ATP rated 13.6 metre straight frame tri-axle, semi-trailers have 26 pallet specification with a heavy duty (ISO 10496 tested) chequer plate aluminium floor overlay.

The refrigerated trailers have a weight advantage with Cartwright engineers reducing weight by some 700kg over comparible UK fridge trailers. The trailers use panels manufactured by Cartwright.

Fowler Welch specified Carrier Transicold Vector 1950 multi-temperature fridges with CArrier’s fleet management system, Foretrack, and Carrier’s EverCold aftersales package.

Paul Allera, head of fleet, Fowler Welch said: “Following the successful integration of the New APD Fridge trailers in 2016 into our operation, Cartwright agreed to build a seed trailer for us to try. The trailer performed well and we gained good feedback from both drivers and warehouse operatives. It was following this successful trial we decided to place an order for the 10 trailers. These trailers will run along side of others in the fleet and their performance will be closely monitored by the team.”

Brexit: UK transport companies must prepare for “no-deal” says EU

Brussels, Belgium: The European Union suggests UK transport sector companies should prepare for a “no-deal” scenario writes 
Davide Scavuzzo from De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani Studio Legale in a blog for Transportwatch.eu.

“In December 2017, the European Union warned UK companies operating in the maritime, aviation and road transport sectors of the consequences of a possible “no-deal” scenario in the negotiations for Brexit, highlighting the regulatory problems that may arise in case the United Kingdom leaves the European Union without reaching an agreement.

The documents report that, from 29 March 2019, when the United Kingdom will become a third country, the UK operating licenses and authorisations will automatically lapse and many international companies may be forced to create entities under European law in order to continue to operate across Europe. In particular:

  • for the maritime sector, the European Union has warned that UK certificates of competency or certificates of proficiency will not allow seafarers to work on vessels going under the flags of the 27 EU Member States. The news has alarmed Nautilus International, the trade union and professional organisation representing maritime professionals in the UK, Netherlands and Switzerland, that has demanded the UK government to ensure that there are no barriers to British sailors’ employment;
  • in the field of road transport, long-haul lorry and coach drivers will no longer be able to rely on their UK certificates of professional competence and will need to obtain certification from one of the 27 Member States to continue working across Europe. Moreover, UK companies transporting goods operating at a EU level will need a headquarter in the European Union;
  • in the field of air transport, in order to continue flying routes departing and arriving within the EU after Brexit, airlines will need to have their headquarters in the Union and more than 50% of their capital share must be owned by Member States or nationals of Member States guaranteeing them effective control, whether directly or indirectly, of the company. For this reason, the British low-cost carrier Easyjet has picked Vienna as its new EU headquarters. Moreover, UK airlines might fall out of aviation agreements with third countries such as the United States, jeopardising pan-Atlantic services, unless bilateral agreements can be reached.

Have you got the stomach for Brexit?

Birmingham, UK: The first of a series of Brexit seminars on food and offering practical advice and guidance from industry experts will be held at the Crowne Plaza, NEC, Birmingham on Wednesday 28 February 2018.

Oakland International is hosting the seminars with speakers including Liam Gilbert, ‎head of global customer development, IGD; Chris Sturman, chief executive, Food Storage & Distribution Federation; John Keefe, director of public affairs, Eurotunnel; and Robert Hardy, Brexit advisor to the Institute for Government, InterTradeIreland, InvestNI and a

Each seminar covers themes including tariff and WTO trade, EU and non EU exports, customs and cross border transit arrangements. The first seminar examines the impact on imports, an area which the UK can unilaterally decide its fate without excessive influence from the EU.

Seminar Dates

  • 28 February 2018 – Crowne Plaza, NEC, Birmingham
  • 27 June 2018 – Birmingham
  • 17 October 2018 – Birmingham

Robert Hardy, director, Oakland International says: “The end of our membership of the EU is fast approaching and it will be a reality in a little over a year’s time. We all need to take stock and prepare to ensure we seize every opportunity Brexit presents, viewing Brexit not as a threat but as a chance to excel.”

To book and for more information visit www.mybrexit.uk or call 07964 001705.

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