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MULTIMODAL PREVIEW Greater visibility through the supply chain F


argo Systems will unveil new developments for the TOPS platform


designed to provide greater visibility and information flow through the supply chain. With an estimated 70%+ market share of the UK container haulage industry, the experienced team will be showing interactive demonstrations of the TOPS platform and TOPS…on the go (OTG) system and showcasing how core job information and updates can flow seamlessly from driver to back office. In addition, the company will show its latest systems and demonstrate how access and updates can be automatically provided to each aspect of the intermodal industry; customer care departments, intermodal offices, hauliers, customers or consignees. OTG is a mobile smartphone extension


to TOPS developed on Google’s Android system for smartphones and tablets. Features include in-cab job management and status updates, vehicle tracking and ETAs and ePoDs. Driver administration features include defect reporting, timesheets and expenses. OTG is available in several languages. “Developing on Android has enabled us


to offer customers an extensive range of features, all of which can be provided via


a Smartphone device or Tablet PC,” comments general manager Steve Collins “This makes our TOPS management system even simpler to use and provides yet another benefit to our customers.”


Fargo Systems


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TOPS...on the go will be rolled out across Roadways’ entire fleet


YUSEN LOGISTICS TO DELIVER LG ELECTRONICS PRODUCTS


Yusen Logistics (UK) has been awarded a major contract with Hi Logistics Europe UK branch for the nationwide transportation of LG Electronics products including audio visual items and large kitchen appliances. YL will collect from Hi Logistics’ distribution centre near Coventry and deliver to LG’s retail and wholesale customers’ distribution centres including Argos, Dixons, John Lewis, Richer Sounds, Sainsbury’s and Tesco.


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ALUMINIUM TRANSPORT: FROM WATERWAY TO RAILWAY


DB Schenker Rail has signed a three- year contract with Novelis Deutschland to transport aluminium ingots and coils between Germany and England. More than 150 trains will haul aluminium coils weighing up to 10 t from Neuss to Widnes; on the return trip the same 22 freight wagons will transport up to 27 t of aluminium ingots from Latchford to Neuss. Three round trips per week will be made, taking 25 hours for each leg.


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