Dubai will impact transport links

Dubai Logistics City (DLC), the world’s first truly multi-modal integrated logistics platform will provide a major boost to Gulf imports through enhanced transportation links, says CEO Michael Proffitt.

Proffitt was a keynote speaker at the Gulf Logistics Forum.

He focussed on the role of Dubai’s new airport in Jebel Ali – DWC-Al Maktoum International Airport – set to be the world’s largest, in driving that growth.

DLC, a key component of Dubai World Central (DWC), the huge 140 square kilometre urban aviation project, has been instrumental in attracting over 150 of the world’s top logistics and supply-chain companies in making Dubai their regional operations hub.

“The region has seen tremendous imports and exports growth over the past decade,” Proffitt says.

“This has called for increased logistics solutions through key regional hubs like Dubai.”

“DLC offers a unique opportunity to regional and international companies to establish their regional headquarters in the fast developing supply chain community.”

“Gulf imports reached an astonishing US$ 320 billion by the end of 2007, so Dubai will be well positioned to capture a major part of this business through DLC.”

“The DLC will provide innovative opportunities for a constraint-free business environment in terms of legal, logistics, commercial and infrastructure offerings,” Proffitt says.

DLC officials will meet several regional and international players at the conference who have shown interest in DLC’s unique business proposition.

More than 275 professionals visiting the event will get a first-hand exposure to the world-beating logistics platform model.

“In close proximity to DWC-Al Maktoum International, DLC will empower Dubai in creating value for the supply chain community and the aviation sector,” explained Proffitt.

“Once completed, DLC will be the only such centre in a concentrated form to house all logistics companies and associated businesses under one roof. A multi-modal free zone environment makes the project even more attractive to global logistics companies looking for centralized solutions,” Proffitt says.

DLC will be operational by end-2008 when first cargo flights are expected to land at DWC-Al Maktoum International Airport.

Motorola’s industry first

Enterprise Mobility business of Motorola, has announced the release of its AP-7131.

The new technology is the industry’s first tri-radio 802.11n access point (AP).

It features Motorola’s new adaptive AP architecture.

The unique tri-radio design integrates three 802.11n radios that simultaneously support high-speed client access, mesh backhaul and dedicated dual-band intrusion protection for enabling the all-wireless enterprise.

Using an expansion slot, the third radio can be field upgraded to enable next-generation 3G/4G technologies like WiMAX for primary or redundant WAN connectivity.

Motorola’s new AP-7131 access point has been engineered for flexibility and ease-of-use for wireless enterprise deployments.

It can be used as a stand-alone AP within small to medium businesses.

In adaptive mode, the AP-7131 combines the benefits of central management and site-survivability to help reduce the complexity of deployments in remote offices.

In a campus WLAN switch environment using the thin AP mode, the AP-7131 can be centrally managed for large scale deployments.

This unique multi-mode operation is supported by the same firmware version to greatly simplify the task of building a large scale multi-site wireless enterprise.

Paul Blinkhorn, managing director of Australia and New Zealand for Motorola’s Enterprise Mobility business says the mesh-enabled AP-7131 provides the security and performance that enterprises require at a fraction of the cost of wired networks.

“It realises the long promised vision of the wireless enterprise,” Blinkhorn says.

“Leveraging the industry’s first tri-radio 802.11n AP, users will be able to unleash the full-potential of 802.11n for superior performance of data, video and voice applications along with mesh backhaul and security on the network.”

The AP-7131 provides 24/7 intrusion protection, which can significantly lower the cost of building a secure wireless enterprise.

Traditional solutions time-slice the radio for both access and intrusion protection, limiting 802.11n performance and security capabilities.

Motorola’s new AP-7131 with the third radio eliminates the need for time-slicing or the need for a dedicated sensor AP for security thus reducing the cost of secure and manageable deployments.

Featuring a fully Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS2)-compliant chipset, a fast MIPS network processor with hardware-accelerated encryption and dual Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, the AP-7131 delivers full 600Mbps connection speeds, while simultaneously providing enterprise-class security.

Motorola’s AP-7131 also includes an innovative industrial design that allows the same AP to work in both carpeted areas and industrial environments by attaching an aesthetically appealing “snap-on facade” with integrated antenna elements.

The AP-7131, designed by renowned Italian designers Giugiaro Design, delivers an elegantly fashioned MIMO AP suitable for installation in hospitality and carpeted office environments.

In a new enterprise wireless LAN (WLAN) survey commissioned by Motorola1, the research results of more than 550 enterprise WLAN decision-makers found that nearly four out of 10 respondents are planning to deploy 802.11n technology in the next 12 months.

More importantly, the number of enterprises planning to use WLANs as their primary network will more than double in the next 12 months, growing from 8 to 17 per cent.

Gartner predicts that “by year-end 2011, 70 per cent of all new worldwide voice and data client-to-LAN connections will be wireless.

”2 Enterprise WLAN is part of Motorola’s portfolio of innovative wireless broadband solutions and services that complement and complete Internet Protocol (IP) networks,” says Paul Blinkhorn.

“It will deliver IP coverage to virtually all spaces both indoors and outdoors, the portfolio includes fixed broadband, mesh, broadband over powerline, WiMAX and Enterprise WLAN solutions for private and public networks.”

To learn more about Motorola’s AP-7131 access point, please visit www.motorola.com/AP7131

Major developers invest in DWC

Phase 2 of DWC Residential City, the mid-cost housing component of Dubai World Central (DWC) -has sold out for AED six billion.

DWC is a 140 square kilometre urban land development under construction in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

An exclusive ‘by invitation’ land sales event at the Grand Hyatt Dubai saw 255 plots spread over 183 hectares bought by investors such as major regional developers, corporate houses, individuals and potential Dubai Logistics City and DWC Aviation City tenants.

“While phase 1 saw corporate houses leading the investor rush, this time around most major real estate developers have invested in DWC’s prime real estate,” says Khalid bin Harib, CEO, Real Estate, DWC.

“This marks the maturing of DWC real estate within Dubai’s realty offerings.”

“Regional developers have understood DWC’s value proposition in offering mid-cost housing which is in high demand and will reach its peak around 2010.”

“By then current investors of phase 1 and 2 would have already realised their investment.”

Nearly 20 per cent of Phase 2 has been reserved for Dubai World Central’s future use in development and construction.

“DWC Residential City investors have been drawn from registered people at international and regional exhibitions, events, online and direct enquiries,” explains Abdulla Al Falasi, Director of Marketing and Corporate Communications, DWC.

“DWC Residential City will cater to people working around DWC and to those who will be employed at the adjacent Al Maktoum International Airport and Dubai Logistics City.”

“The project has become central to all strategic developments in the new Dubai development.”

“The overall project has received tremendous support from the Dubai Government ever since its launch,” he says.

“In turn, this has helped us continue the development in line with the vision and Dubai Strategic Plan 2015 of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.”

Grading of DWC Residential City’s phase 1 and 2 has been completed allowing investor access to commence construction this month.

Construction will follow strict DWC regulations and Dubai Municipality guidelines.

“Around 53,000 people will live in Phase 2 in over 18,000 units which will have all civic, commercial and residential amenities besides architectural landscaping and green spaces,” says Maisoon Thani, General Manager, Real Estate, DWC Residential City.

“Many phase 1 investors have invested in phase 2 and have reserved options for the city’s next three phases over the next three years. We hope to announce the phase 3 masterplan before end-2008.”

DWC Residential City’s current two phases will add over a 100,000 people to the emirate’s resident status.

Simplifying reverse logistics

Reverse logistics is becoming increasingly important in the light of the demands placed on the service market.

It impacts all aspects of the supply and service chain – from first customer contact, to product movement, to repair, through to controlling electrical waste and hazardous materials.

Please joing APICS for its free April Monthly meeting co-hosted with the Association for Service Management.

The presentation will focus on all aspects of the service chain, and how you can integrate & improve it.

  • Service and reverse logistics – reviewing the current implementations
  • Screen, refurbish, repair or replace?
  • RoHS & WEEE Reviewing information management systems
  • Understanding financial and customer satisfaction benefits
  • Designing a business model for the futureo
  • Achieving greater response to service demands through integrated service logistics and repair
  • Realising the benefits to the after sales market
  • Reaping the benefits of information management systems in service logistics and repair

Presenter, Mick Marcic, Chief Operating Officer, Infinet Service Solutions EMBA AGSM in Sydney has an Advanced Management Diploma and Electronics Certificate.

In addition to being COO of Infinet, Marcicis responsible for numerous business development initiatives within the group.

He is focused on the integration of the repair activity in the logistics process, as well as new business development in the IT&T and CE market.

Over the past 26 years, Marcic has held many positions in technical sales, marketing and general management.

He has worked at Display Systems Technologies, Thomas Electronics, Adilam Electronics, Freecom Technologies, Commander Communications, Philips Components and Semiconductors, Mitsubishi and AWA-Thorn.

Marcic also has extensive experience in retail management and franchising.

April 9

Venue: NSW Department of State and Regional Development

Level 2, 470 Church Street, North Parramatta, 2150

Parking: A parking area is located opposite the DSRD in Church Street.

Time: 5:45pm for registration, networking and light refreshments

Presentation: 6:15 -7:45pm

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Fax back this registration form to 9891 1220- Phone the APICS NSW office on 9891 1411.

Ceramic technology slashes fuel costs

Ceramic technology can cut both fuel costs and carbon emissions from Australia’s commercial vehicle fleet by around 20 per cent, a Murdoch University study finds.

The technology, called Mtech Fuel Saver, is centred on a ceramic powder housed in a cylinder, which breaks fuel droplets into smaller molecules.

The result is more efficient combustion with lower fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.

On a national scale, Associate Professor Dr Peter Dingle’s report says the Mtech Fuel Saver could reduce Australia’s emissions by the equivalent of 25 million tonnes of carbon dioxide per year.

“Widespread installation of the Mtech Fuel Saver would benefit Australians’ health, environment and economy,” the report says.

“Mtech Fuel Saver reduces toxic emissions, reduces total greenhouse gas contribution and fuel consumption, possibly saving Australians hundreds of dollars worth of petrol.”

Record fuel costs are set to rise further when an Emissions Trading Scheme begins in 2010, according to a report released before Easter by the Australian government’s top climate change adviser, Ross Garnaut.

The 2010 deadline for emission caps and a carbon trading scheme in Australia was announced only last month and has amplified industry concerns regarding environmental targets.

A crowd of 10,000 commercial visitors is expected to flock to the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre over three days from 29 April to see technologies like the Mtech Fuel Saver at the inaugural Australian Carbon Trading Expo and the co-located Safety In Action trade show.

Although big business had already been implementing environmentally-friendly practices ahead of the government’s announcement, Mtech Australia CEO David Bignold says the 2010 deadline was a real incentive for change.

“Major corporations have been quick to recognise the benefits of technology like Mtech Fuel Saver that will reduce carbon emissions because they’ve learned from the European experience with carbon caps and don’t want to be caught unprepared,” Bignold says.

“There’s a perception that cutting your emissions is costly but many are very pleasantly surprised to discover that what’s good for the environment can be good for the bottom line too.”

“It’s not all smoke and mirrors — our technology is already saving fleet owners thousands of dollars a week and those savings are only going to grow when you factor in carbon trading.”

“My advice is to do your research,” Bignold warns.

“Uncover the alternatives at the Australian Carbon Trading Expo and find the right matches for your business.”

“Yes, you’ll need to adapt but it might just save you a fortune.”

Mtech Australia is a sponsor of the Australian Carbon Trading Expo 2008, which will run from April 29 to May 1 2008 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.

It is running concurrently with the Safety In Action trade show.

For more information, phone Australian Exhibitions & Conferences Pty Ltd on 03 9654 7773, email actexpo@aec.net.au or visit www.actexpo.com.au

Access Dr Peter Dingle’s report

Jeminex Group acquires five new businesses

The Jeminex Group, an Australian mining and construction products and services company, continues to expand with the acquisition of five new businesses.

The number of acquisitions the company has made now totals 17 considerably strengthening its growth platforms.

Jeminex operates a fully integrated supply chain across a broad product and service portfolio, in the key market segments of mining and resources, construction and infrastructure, utilities and manufacturing.

The new businesses include workwear supplier Industrial Safety Apparel Solutions (ISAS), footwear supplier JLD Footwear, workwear retailer Midland Disposal Stores (MDS), electrical and earthing equipment business Energy Correction Options (ECO), and lifting, rigging and height safety distributors A&D Lifting.

The terms of the acquisitions remain confidential.

Following the acquisition of the five new businesses, the Jeminex Group now generates annual revenues in excess of $304 million.

ISAS develops and supplies FIRESISTEX, a unique flame resistant and durable work wear brand to the petro chemical industry.

FIRESISTEX offers the high levels of thermal transfer protection with significantly improved wearer comfort.

As a leading wholesale business, JLD Footwear maintains the Australia and New Zealand rights to the licensed trade marks for ‘Mack’ branded industrial footwear, shoe polish, socks, sunglasses, sneakers, safety glasses and leisure clothing.

MDS sells a broad range of outdoor equipment, clothing and footwear through a network of six stores located in Perth metropolitan areas.

As one of Australia’s primary lifting, rigging and height safety distributors, A&D Lifting distributes a wide range of chain, wire rope, slings, shackles, harnesses and fall arresters.

ECO is a leading distributor of earthing equipment, lightning protection and power quality solutions and provides design, installation and commissioning services for a broad range of power quality and general electrical products.

Jeminex Chief Executive Officer, Mark Allison, says that all five acquisitions are profitable businesses backed by experienced management teams.

“The businesse are all attractive investments based on the synergies they bring to the overall Group,” Allison says.

“With blue chip customer bases, longstanding supplier relationships and strong product demand, all six businesses will significantly enhance and strengthen Jeminex’s Workwear & Personal Safety, and Lifting, Rigging & Height Safety and Industrial and Electrical platforms.”

“ISAS’ ability to leverage the Noble Workwears’ distribution network and offshore manufacturers provides further synergy benefits by allowing the business to expand its customer base into interstate and regional areas while increasing overall future revenues.”

“JLD Footwear sells Mack branded product to a number of Jeminex businesses including Worksense, Australasian Safety & Safety NQ and MDS.”

“We will now look to extend this to other businesses within the Jeminex network.”

“As a renowned industrial footwear brand, Mack will position our Group to become a key player within the industrial footwear market and will provide a complementary fit with Jeminex’s workwear brand Worksense,” he says.

“With strong supplier and agency relationships both domestically and globally already firmly in place, there also exists further opportunity to expand JLD Footwear’s international business.”

“ECO will strengthen Jeminex’s industrial and electrical platform and together with our existing Bri-Tech business, the ECO business will benefit from rapid business expansion by leveraging their product mix, supplier relationships and skills base.”

“A&D Lifting interfaces with many different types of industries including resources, engineering and mining services, making the business a strategic fit across a wide range of the Jeminex Group’s businesses.”

“The five new businesses will significantly enhance the Jeminex Group’s network coverage throughout eastern and western Australia and will add considerable value to the overall Jeminex proposition as we continue to expand and penetrate the mining and construction services sectors throughout Australia.”

“We look forward to welcoming the employees, suppliers and customers of ISAS, JLD Footwear, MDS, ECO and A&D Lifting to the Jeminex Group,” Allison says.

The five new businesses take the number of acquisitions made by the Jeminex Group to 17, with the group’s portfolio now spanning all parts of the mining and construction products and services sector throughout Australia.

Upswing for Jungheinrich

As a company that views the forklift truck as part of a system, Jungheinrich believes in the notion of long term relationships.

“Long-term contracts allow machine man­ufacturers to offer their complete know-how,” says board member and head sales person Dr. Helmut Limberg.

“We want to offer our customers a comprehensive solu­tion — from consulting through to sales, commissioning and mainte­nance.”

According to Dr. Limberg, it’s ulti­mately the customer that decides which company is the leading inno­vator.

“Customers will always choose the technology that best suits their current needs,” he says.

“With this in mind, we at Jungheinrich always ensure in advance that it can offer state-of-the-art technologies, thereby providing customers with convinc­ing reasons to opt for our products.”

Some markets require highly spe­cialised solutions, so those inter­ested in penetrating them must adapt their solutions accordingly.

“Top-end suppliers know exactly to what extent their products can be adapted,” Dr Limberg says.

“Even if producing less sophisticated units for less demanding markets, you still need to offer premium prod­ucts, just on a lower level.”

“Anything else would obviously damage the reputation of the brand.”

At 1,748 million euros Jungheinrich, Group turnover in 2006 exceeded that of 2005 by more than six per cent.

“Our com­pany strategy is directed towards achieving sustained, profitable growth,” says Dr Limberg.

“It’s not our primary concern simply to increase market share at any cost.

Furthermore, Jungheinrich’s policy is one of organic growth.

“In our opinion this is the best way of ensuring strong sustained expansion,” Dr Limberg says.

In 2006, the company’s domestic business increased by more than two per cent and foreign business by approximately eight per cent.

Limberg says the main motors of growth in 2007 were once again Eastern Europe and Asia.

Jungheinrich’s most recent innova­tion, launched last year is the Kombi electric order picker/ stack­er.

Controlled by a state of the art ‘intelligent’ system, the new EKX range is designed to meet all of the future requirements for warehous­ing and logistics.

Key features include RFID floor control, ‘resid­ual capacity plus’, which increases the overall capacity of the range, as well as major improvements in performance, efficiency and safety.

“Information on the topology of the floor can be stored in the memory of the truck, and used to adjust speed and control parameters,” says Jungheinrich AG head of communi­cations Markus Piazza.

‘This infor­mation can be transferred between the master truck to others operating in the same narrow aisles using a USB stick.”

“RFID floor control includes aisle end braking and stop­ping, lift and travel limits as well as speed reduction in poor quality floor areas or during the transport of sensitive goods. “

As a pioneer of 3-phase AC technology, Jungheinrich continues to develop this technology.

“This is reflect­ed in the drive and control system utilised in the new Kombi stacker,” Piazza says.

“The EKX 513-515 offers high throughput efficiency and dynamic performance while offer­ing low energy con­sumption.”

“High torque ensures effec­tive acceleration, fast lift and dynamic secondary movements and facilitates simultaneous lifting and lowering of main and auxiliary lift,” he says.

Ergonomics and comfort are a major focus for Jungheinrich. Another company innovation is the JetPilot multifunction steering wheel, an industry first when released at CeMAT in 2005.

“All the main functions of a forklift truck are integrated in the milestone JetPilot steering wheel,” says Jungheinrich head of Pre-Development Ralf Baginski.”

“Operating levers for mast and forks that were previous­ly arranged at the side are omitted.”

“This presents undreamt-of possi­bilities to make the design of a counterbalance truck more com­fortable for the operator,” he says.

Jungheinrich is represented in Australia by Red Australia and NTP Forklifts Australia.

Landmark open skies deal

The United States and Australia have concluded a landmark Open Skies aviation agreement that will eliminate restrictions on US-Australia air services for the carriers of both countries.

The agreement comes after three days of negotiations in Washington.

“This agreement will strengthen the already close ties between the United States and Australia,” says US secretary of Transportation Mary E. Peters.

“Today’s agreement begins a new era where American and Australian consumers, airlines and economies can enjoy the benefits of lower fares and more convenient service.

Under the new agreement, airlines from both countries will be allowed to select routes and destinations based on consumer demand, without limitations on the number of US or Australian carriers that can fly between the two countries or the number of flights they can operate.

The agreement also removes restrictions on capacity and pricing.

It also provides opportunities for co-operative marketing arrangements, including code-sharing, between US and Australian carriers.

Although the 1946 US-Australia aviation agreement was significantly amended in the 1980s, it still contained restrictions on capacity, routing, pricing and code-sharing and there was no provision for charter flights.

In 1999, the two countries took a major step toward liberalising air services when they agreed to remove restrictions on US-Australia air cargo services.

Pronto Software appoints Supply Chain Manager

Pronto Software has appointed Steven Hafey as Supply Chain Product Manager.

Hafey previously held the position of senior consultant within Pronto’s Professional Services Group.

With this promotion, Hafey will drive the strategic direction, development and go to market strategy of Pronto’s supply chain products.

Hafey has more than 15 years experience in the IT industry, including 13 years at Pronto where he led ERP implementations for major customers such as the Body Shop, National Tiles and Symex Holdings.

Before joining Pronto Software in 1995, he worked in the IT services division of software company Megatech managing ERP roll-outs for clients.

Prior to this, he was part of the computer services division of KPMG, managing both software and hardware implementations, before moving to Australian Consolidated Technologies.

He also worked in the sales division of software company Solution 6 (now part of MYOB).

Hafey originally began his career as a tax accountant in 1981 then moved into IT to be a part of the growing technology industry and work with clients to solve IT problems.

Commenting on his new role, Hafey says Pronto has always been focused on helping customers realise better bottom line performance, operational improvements and stronger trading partner relationships.

“My priority is to continue building relevant, industry-leading supply chain capabilities that will add value to our customers and explore ways to integrate new technology and trends such as RFID and green supply chain principles,” he says.

Pronto Software Managing Director David Jackman says Hafey has a proven track record and a deep understanding of the real-world application of Pronto’s supply chain technology.

“Customers are demanding fully automated, streamlined supply chain processes both internally and with trading partners to achieve competitive advantage,” he says.

“Steven will ensure we continue to innovate and respond to customer needs.”

Hafey holds a Bachelor of Business from Swinburne University of Technology and a Graduate Diploma in Computing from Monash University.

He is also a member of the Australian Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS).

UK freight Forwarder one of Europe’s first AEOs

Effective April 5th 2008, Davies Turner Air Cargo will become one of Europe’s first Authorised Economic Operators (AEOs).

The freight forwarder and logistics services provider has been advised by UK accreditation authority, HM Revenue & Customs that its AEO application has been successful.

The company has achieved full certification (Type F) which entitles it to benefits under security and safety, as well as customs simplifications (effective July 1st 2009).

The AEO scheme is one of a series of measures being coordinated by the World Customs Organisation as part of a multi-layered approach to facilitating trade and making supply chains more secure and controlled.

In adopting the AEO regime, the EU is aligning with similar measures introduced by other countries, including the USA.

The scheme provides legitimate businesses with a quality mark, which will demonstrate that their internal controls and procedures are efficient and compliant.

Achieving AEO status is recognition of Davies Turner Air Cargo’s efforts in fulfilling the extensive and rigorous requirements set by the European Commission and implemented by all the Member States in the EU.

Speaking on behalf of HM Revenue & Customs, Jan Marszewski says HMRC would like to take the opportunity to congratulate those businesses that have achieved AEO status in the UK.

“These businesses, along with those who are currently involved in the application process, are demonstrating their commitment to the much wider programme of supply chain security, not just within the EU but globally,” he says.

“We are very proud to be one of the first off the starting block with AEO accreditation which is recognition of the compliance culture within the company and the hard work put in by all levels of staff to comply with the new measure,” says Peter Castree, Davies Turner Air Cargo’s Chairman.

“Gaining AEO status means that we have proved we fully comply with all financial and Customs requirements, as well as demonstrating the first class nature of physical security at all our facilities and throughout our transport operations.”

In the UK, HM Revenue & Customs is responsible for the approval process and has been accepting applications since July 2007.

Davies Turner Air Cargo originally applied for the status in August 2007.

This was accepted by HMRC, which undertook assessments of the company’s IT systems and air cargo operations at Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Dartford and London Heathrow in December.

This was followed by a highly detailed and rigorous assessment report.

As the European Commission has developed AEO status, a key feature is that after each Member State’s Customs body has approved AEO status, then each of the other 26 Customs bodies in the EU has a veto on the issuance of the AEO status.

Only then, can full AEO status be granted.

Potentially, some 140,000 companies involved in international trade are eligible to apply within the UK alone.

“Some of the tangible benefits of AEO accreditation we can look forward to include fewer physical and documentary examinations of cargo, priority use of non-intrusive inspection techniques when examination is required and priority processing by Customs when security is heightened,” Castree says.

“‘Preferred Trader’ eligibility also applies,” he says.

One of the purposes behind the creation of the AEO scheme is to create linkage with the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) measures in the USA.

Such recognition, due in summer 2009, would allow companies registered under either scheme to enjoy fast-track Customs clearance into the USA.

“As an AEO, we will gain a commercial advantage over our competition,” Castree says.

“The accreditation shows our determination to remain at the forefront of efforts to make the supply chain even safer.”

Being in pole position in new regulatory environments is not a new situation for Davies Turner Air Cargo.

“Three years ago, we were accredited under the Metropolitan Police initiative AIMSS (Airfreight Industry Minimum Security Standards Scheme) which works to raise security standards at London Heathrow,” Castree recalls.

“Just three years before that, we became the only dedicated airfreight forwarder listed in the then-HM Customs and Excise Tariff for the HM Customs and Excise-authorised Designated Export Place (DEP).”

Davies Turner Air Cargo was established in 1990 and, as part of the Davies Turner Group, is proud to continue with the company’s long tradition of being pioneers in service since 1870.

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