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Emirates SkyCargo launches new temperature covers

Dubai, UAE: Emirates SkyCargo is rolling out a new white cover developed in collaboration with DuPont.

The cover uses DuPont’s Tyvek Xtreme W50 material to protect temperature-sensitive cargo in hot, cold and wet weather.

Emirates SkyCargo is rolling out a new white cover developed in collaboration with DuPont

Tyvek Xtreme W50 builds on DuPont’s patented Tyvek high density polyethylene material used in Emirates SkyCargo’s White Cover and White Cover Advanced solutions to offer better protection in changing and extreme weather.

The cargo division of Emirates introduced ‘White Cover Advanced’ in April 2016 which followed on the earlier success of its ‘White Cover’ solution. ‘White Cover’ is primarily used for protecting perishables such as fruits and vegetables having a higher temperature tolerance, whereas ‘White Cover Advanced’ is used for securing packaged pharmaceuticals shipments which are more susceptible to increase in heat.

The new White Cover Xtreme will help shield temperature sensitive shipments, including pharmaceuticals, which travel through extreme and variable weather conditions from origin to destination.

Emirates SkyCargo is the first air cargo carrier globally to be introducing DuPont’s Tyvek Xtreme W50 material in its White Cover protection solutions focused on ground handling.

Working together with the world’s leading air cargo carrier with a global network of over 155 destinations, DuPont gets critical feedback to refine the research and development for new products & solution in cargo cool chain. The two companies worked extensively on ground trials for White Cover Xtreme and roll out for customers will begin in late August 2017.

The collaboration between Emirates SkyCargo and DuPont on the new White Cover Xtreme is part of an existing agreement between the two companies to develop new temperature protection solutions, in particular thermal covers, for the air cargo industry. The agreement was renewed for a further period of two years until 2019 during the Air Cargo Europe event in Munich in May this year. The agreement allows the players to continue developing cost-effective innovative end to end protection solutions for temperature sensitive cargo keeping in mind the needs of the end customers.

From June to August 2017, Emirates SkyCargo has also been offering complimentary White Covers to all customers who have temperature sensitive perishables consignments transiting through Dubai to better protect cargo from spoilage during summer. On an average over 30,000 tonnes of perishables from different parts of the world transit through Dubai every month on Emirates SkyCargo.

Dearman to exhibit at Low Carbon Vehicle Show

Milton Keynes, UK:  Dearman will exhibit its zero-emission transport refrigeration technology at the 2017 LCV Show, to be held 6-7 September at the Millbrook Proving Ground, in Milton Keynes.

The Dearman engine will feature in two exhibitions at the show

The LCV Show is run by Cenex, the UK’s first centre of excellence for low carbon and fuel cell technologies. The show includes technology exhibitions, seminars, and ‘ride and drive’ of the latest commercially available vehicles. Last year’s LCV Show was attended by over 3,000 visitors and 200 exhibitors.

The Dearman engine will feature in two exhibitions at the show: Innovate UK’s exhibit on technologies it has helped fund over the last ten years; and also a joint stand with the Advanced Propulsion Centre and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.

Dearman is developing a range of highly efficient zero-emission cold and power technologies which utilise cutting-edge liquid nitrogen engines. The first such technology to come to market is a clean transport refrigeration system, which has had previous successful trials with Sainsbury’s and with MIRA, as well as Loughborough University and Air Products.

David Sanders, Commercial Director at Dearman, said: “We look forward to being at this year’s LCV Show. This is a major industry event for clean technologies and Dearman will proudly exhibit our engine for the thousands of visitors attending the show. We also look forward to working with our colleagues at Innovate UK, the Advanced Propulsion Centre and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. We all have a shared agenda in developing clean technologies and this event is a chance to further promote that.”

Wincanton to operate from DP World London Gateway

London, UK: Wincanton is setting up a truck base at DP World London Gateway’s logistics park next year.

SH Pratt Group to locate its new venture Halo in a custom temperature-controlled warehouse at the park.

DP World says there is strong interest from trucking companies in the remaining 5.5 acres available for lease.

Oliver Treneman, DP World London Gateway Park Development director said: “The Logistics Park is not only the perfect location for warehouse and distribution facilities, but for services ancillary to the port. Truck parking facilities for hauliers looking to serve shipping lines and their customers in the most efficient ways are an important ancillary service to the UK’s most sophisticated port.

“Wincanton has recognized the excellent location and facilities of our site, and we have worked together to ensure that their customers can benefit from them.”

Chris Fenton, Wincanton managing director for Industrial & Transport added: “We have been moving containers in and out of DP World London Gateway Port since it opened three-and-a-half years ago.

“With Asia-Europe services now calling at the port and volumes continually increasing, now is the right time for us to have a base within the port so that we can provide an even better service to our customers.”

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